EMPOWERING THE LEADERS OF THE DATA-DRIVEN JOBS OF TOMORROW

Data Skills for All (DS4A) by Correlation One is a prominent DEI program boosting professionals from underrepresented groups in data careers. Tailored for working professionals with 2-3 years of experience, it provides free professional development, resume enhancement, skill marketing, portfolio building, and mentorship.

DS4A also helps connect participants with companies that are looking for top diverse talent, including Target, P72, J&J, and Match Group, while providing interview preparation.

LATEST UPDATES: DS4A 2024 – Applications are now open!
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

DS4A is an exclusive and exceptional career advancement program uniquely crafted for experienced data professionals seeking to fast-track their careers.  A career accelerator, the program specifically focuses on honing your skills and industry readiness.

Designed for working professionals with 2-3 years of data experience, DS4A places a strong emphasis on fostering DEI. Accepted Fellows receive 100% FREE access to a four-week program featuring top-tier professional development training that includes resume improvement, personal branding, data storytelling for interview success, mentorship by industry experts, and entry into a vibrant, diverse data professional community.

Moreover, DS4A facilitates direct connections with leading employers unlocking thrilling career opportunities with our Employer Partners, some of the top fortune 500 companies.

Your data career transformation starts here!

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OUR MISSION

EMPOWERING THE DATA-DRIVEN LEADERS OF TOMORROW

This professional Career Accelerator program spans four weeks of live online workshops from March to April 2024, aimed at enhancing your career skills and equipping you with effective strategies to secure your next role in the data industry.

During the program, you'll actively participate in live online workshops focused on Data Storytelling and professional development, gaining invaluable insights and success strategies for the industry to help become a competent data candidate in the industry. Furthermore, collaborative learning experiences will foster interpersonal skills and expand your professional network among diverse peers in the data field.

Our team of expert Professional Coaches and Data Literacy Instructors will lead these workshops, complemented by self-study assignments post-sessions and opportunities for one-on-one coaching throughout the program. Exclusive access to our informational sessions and job openings from our top-tier Employer Partners will be at your fingertips.

The program will culminate in a grand Finale event on May 4th, 2024.

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SINCE OCTOBER 2020, OVER 60,000 PEOPLE HAVE APPLIED TO BE PART OF DS4A

 

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"DS4A has definitely exceeded my expectations. I am so grateful to everyone who has set up this amazing program. Over the course of these weeks, I've had the opportunity to learn new technologies that I plan to integrate into my current role. Furthermore, I gained valuable insights from different mentors on the varied applications of data across industries and job functions. I extend my sincere gratitude to all the mentors, with a special acknowledgment to our Target mentor, whose guidance was particularly invaluable throughout this period. I also want to express appreciation to Kyle Goldschmidt, whose assistance played a crucial role in securing my position as an adjunct professor."

Florida Hoxha

"Thank you so much for putting together this program and giving me an opportunity to connect and learn from the brilliant fellows and couches. DS4A program helped me build my public portfolio for projects that I can share as a snip of my work. I really enjoyed LinkedIn and resume-building sessions. Also, I was able to connect with a few fellows and some of the mentions on 1 to 1 basis to learn from their experiences and industry work.Once again Thank you so much for providing me this opportunity!"

Hani Patel

MEET OUR DS4A MENTORS

Data Science For All Women Mentor Charlene Wu

Charlene Wu

LEAD STAFF BEHAVIORAL SCIENTIST AND LEADER OF THE MACHINE ASSISTED COGNITION TEAM, TOYOTA RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Charlene Wu is the Lead Staff Behavioral Scientist and leader of the Machine Assisted Cognition team (MAC) at the Toyota Research Institute. MAC conducts cutting-edge research at the intersection of artificial intelligence, behavioral science, and human computer interaction to develop novel technologies that improve our prediction and understanding of human behavior. Previously, Charlene founded and led behavioral science teams at Airbnb and Uber. Charlene holds a Bachelor's degree in economics and psychology from UCLA and a Master's and Ph.D. in psychology from Stanford University. Charlene completed her dissertation in neuroeconomics - she examined how neural activity associated with emotion predicted financial risk-taking behavior both inside and outside of the lab. Charlene was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, and her work has been featured in the Huffington Post as "7 Cool New Findings About the Brain.

Data Science For All Women Mentor Nicole Shimer

Nicole Shimer

SENIOR INVESTMENT PARTNER, INSIGHT PARTNERS

Nicole is on the investment team at Insight Partners where she invests in growth stage technology companies across verticals.

Data Science For All Women Mentor Elaine Wah

Elaine Wah

HEAD OF POLICY RESEARCH, IEX

Elaine is Head of Quantitative Research at IEX, where she conducts research on market structure, trading dynamics, and customer performance. Prior to joining IEX, Elaine had roles at the SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis, and Microsoft Research New York City. She holds a PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan, a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MS in Computer Science from UCLA.

Data Science For All Women Mentor Yaqi Yang

Yaqi Yang

DATA SCIENTIST, INSTACART

Yaqi is originally from Shanghai, China. She took her undergraduate at Penn State University and her graduate school at Cornell University where she majored in Operations Research and Information Engineering. She has been a data scientist at Instacart for 2 years.

IS THIS PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?

DS4A is an outstanding professional development program crafted exclusively for current data professionals seeking to accelerate their careers. This program is intended for current data professionals with a minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience or Masters/ PhD Students with work experience, who have a desire to pursue a career in a data analytics/ data science role. Applicants should meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience in a data-related role (such as data analyst, BI analyst, Data Scientist, etc.) OR working extensively with data in their current position (e.g., Marketing Analyst).
  • Proficiency in one of the following languages: Python, R, SQL, SageMath (must)
  • Proficiency in one of the following visualization tools: PowerBI, Domo (good to have)
  • Legal residency in the United States
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WHY APPLY TO DS4A / WOMEN?

Build Data and Leadership Skills

BUILD DATA AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS


DS4A Fellows learn by doing. The training includes real-world cases of data science applications in business. Cases are designed for practitioners who are experienced coders.

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CREATE IMPACTFUL PROJECTS


Fellows collaborate on team projects that use data science to create social and business impact. Teams include a group of Fellows who have a complimentary mix of data analysis and business acumen.

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PROFESSIONAL MENTORS


Each DS4A Fellow is matched with a professional mentor from an employer partner organization -- someone with insight into how to grow professionally, to help you achieve your unique goals. Mentors advise Fellows on how to be effective in organizations and in their careers, and provide guidance on the Fellows’ capstone project presentations.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES


The Data Science for All program is an unparalleled platform from which to launch or supercharge your career. In addition to skills training, you will receive career coaching and job opportunities from our program partners, which are some of the top employers in the world.

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BE PART OF THE DS4A COMMUNITY


Data Science for All is the largest, most diverse group of data and analytics professionals in the world.  It brings together people from every background and across all stages of their career.  DS4A graduates continue to be part of the inclusive and supportive community.
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PROFESSIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

DS4A CAREER ACCELERATOR PROGRAM  2024 SCHEDULE

  • Four weeks of interactive online workshops led by expert Professional Coaches from March to April 2024.
  • Focus on enhancing professional development and application best practices by refining your resume, and improve communication skills.
  • Gain valuable industry insights and strategies for success.
  • Access industry mentors for insights.
  • Exclusive access to informational sessions and job opportunities.
  • Program concludes with a Finale event on April 27th, 2024.

Kindly note that this program is specifically designed for individuals with 2-3 years of experience in data-related positions, and we give preference to candidates from underrepresented backgrounds as part of our dedication to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Become a competent data candidate and accelerate your data career!

Feb. 7
         Application Window Opens
 
Feb. 26

         Round 1 Application
             Priority Deadline
 
March 18
         Round 2 Application
 
March 19
         Fellowship Decision Announced

 
March 30
         Program Start Date
 
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March 18
Round 2 Application
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March 19
 
 Fellowship Decision Announced 
 
 
 
  
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APPLICATION PROCESS

The application includes:

  • An application form to help us understand your personal experiences, career goals and current exposure to data tools. This step takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.
  • A one-hour technical skills assessment on core data industry skills including SQL, Python, Relational Databases, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

 

What does DS4A mean?

DS4A is the acronym for Data Skills for All. Data literacy is essential for the jobs of the future, and we are dedicated to teaching you the data and professional development skills you need to succeed, regardless of your background or ability to pay.

 

What is the DS4A Career Accelerator 2024 Fellowship?

The DS4A Career Accelerator 2024 Fellowship is a program designed specifically for current data professionals who are looking to accelerate their careers. It provides four weeks of world-class professional development training, mentorship from senior industry leaders, and access to a powerful and diverse network of data professionals. The program is tailored to meet the needs of experienced data professionals.

 

Is the DS4A Fellowship free?

Yes, the program is 100% FREE for accepted Fellows. We believe that cost should never be a barrier to learning, so we constructed the program so you don’t have to pay to participate. The program is funded entirely through the generosity of our Employer Partners who want to meet and hire our exceptional Fellows.

 

When and where is DS4A Career Accelerator 2024 Fellowship taking place?

The DS4A Career Accelerator 2024 program includes four weeks of live online workshops between March and April 2024. The program includes live online professional development workshops focusing on enhancing your skills and providing application best practices for landing your next job in the data field. Additionally, the program helps build interpersonal skills and expand your professional network with other diverse professionals in the data sector

 

What is the Weekly Time Commitment?

Fellows are expected to commit ~10 hours per week. This is inclusive of time within live workshops as well as assignments to be completed outside of class.

 

What are the benefits of this program?

The DS4A Fellowship offers several benefits, including:

  • Mentorship from senior industry leaders

  • Access to a powerful and diverse network of data professionals

  • Direct connections to job opportunities from top Fortune 500 companies

What benefits do Fellows gain from the program?

  • Professional skills enhacement: This professional Career Accelerator program spans four weeks of live online workshops to strengthen and align professionals communications / storytelling skills in connection with careers in data roles. The program also equipes learners with tailored strategies to land their next role within our employer network.
  • Mentor coaching: Industry experts as mentors throughout the duration of the program. By sharing their real-world experience and knowledge, they not only help Fellows navigate their data related field, they also contribute to diversity and inclusion in the industry.
  • Employer connections: Fellows are directly connected to a robust network of employers eager to attract diverse talent in data careers. By having access to exclusive informational session, events and relevant job openings, they get a much more developed understanding of employer expectations, culture and opportunities.
  • Community building: Fellows engage in collaborative learning experience to foster interpersonal skills and expand their professional network among diverse peers in the data field. 

Who is this program designed for?

This program is designed for current data professionals with at least 2-3 years of professional experience. It is suitable for individuals working in data roles such as data analysts, BI analysts, and data scientists with  legal residence in the United States

 

What are the minimum qualifications for applicants?

Applicants to the DS4A Fellowship should meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • 2-3 years of experience working in a data role or working with data in their current role

  • Proficiency in one of the following languages: Python, R, SQL, SageMath (must)

  • Proficiency in one of the following visualization tools: PowerBI, Domo (good to have)

  • Legal residence and authorization to work in the United States

 

What happens at the end of the program?

The program will conclude with a Finale event on April 27th, 2024, marking the end of the four-week program.

 

What is the application process for the DS4A Fellowship?

The application process consists of three steps:

  1. Complete an application form, which takes approximately 30 minutes and helps the program understand your personal experiences, career goals, and current exposure to data tools.

  2. Take a one-hour technical skills assessment that covers core data industry skills, including SQL, Python, and Relational Databases.

  3. Eligible applicants who pass the assessment will be invited to an interview as the final step of the application process.

 

Is the DS4A Career Accelerator Fellowship available internationally?

DS4A Career Accelerator Fellowship is currently only open to individuals who reside and may legally work in the United States.  This is due to the time zone for the live classes and group work over the 4 weeks, and also the location of jobs promoted to the class by our Employer Partners. We are actively exploring opportunities to expand the program to other regions, and encourage you to follow us on LinkedIn to be notified about new courses.

 

How will I learn whether I got into the program?

You will receive an email from the Correlation One team, to let you know whether you’ve been accepted into the program. If you are accepted, they will also let you know how to make sure you’re ready for the program on day one!

 

Can I keep doing my regular job during the program?

Of course! Our goal is to build the most flexible program for people with busy work and personal lives. With flexible hours, virtual content, and an instructor staff ready to accommodate your needs, you’ll be able to succeed regardless of how busy you are.

 

How will I find potential new jobs through the program?

Our program is designed to help you in your job search, every step of the way. You’ll also be able to hear from and network with top companies during live Employer info sessions and events. In addition, you’ll have access to job opportunities through our online platform, which links you directly with hiring companies.

 

Will I earn a certificate?

Yes! All Fellows who fulfill the graduation requirements will receive a signed certificate from Correlation One. The DS4A certificate is great to showcase to your network and potential employers via LinkedIn.

 

What is on the assessment?

We will be testing whether you meet the prerequisites for the program, primary data-driven reasoning, and programming skills. The assessment will take about an hour to complete.


If I reside in the U.S., Why can’t I see any forms/applications?


If you’ve applied to any of our programs before, you might need to update your Eligibility Quiz. Please follow the instructions below:

  1. Sign in to your account

  2. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner.

  3. Click on my account.

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page, and you’ll see a button on the left that says “eligibility”

  5. Click on the Eligibility button

  6. Scroll to the top of the page, and click a blue button that says “Update your Eligibility Profile”

  7. Answer the question: “Which of the following Data Track best aligns to your current skill set? (this will determine which technical assessment you take, so choose honestly!)

 Friendly reminder, this program is meant for data professionals with pre-existing working experience. If this does not describe you then we recommend waiting to apply to a different one of our programs.

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