What would you say to High School Juniors and Seniors to generate interest in a career in data science?


#1

I have to give a 45 minute speech to a group of high school students regarding a career in data science. Any suggestions? Is it best to strive for an undergraduate degree in Stats or CS first and then pursue predictive analytics? This seems like a logical course but so many outstanding data scientists have taken different paths. All suggestion welcome.


#2

Tell him someone who is proficient in R and Excel can make average $126,000 as starting salary. And with that money they can buy every skin in Fortnight. That should do the trick :wink:


#3

Make sure to tell her to

Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible. R.P. Feynman


#4

Thanks! Tried that with my own HS son who then dropped lunch and signed up for AP stats :slight_smile:


#5

That was cute!
Good job, Daddy!