The SAS Global Academic Program team may be coming to a campus near you! One of the best things about being part of this team is getting to visit colleges and universities and hearing from the students and professors first hand.
I just got back from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where they hosted a SAS Day. It was a great event. Thank you UIUC! If you’ve never been to a SAS Day, they are great. There’s always a variety of speakers, some from SAS, some from academia, and some from industry. It is a great way to see how the SAS skills learned at the university are put into practice after graduation.
We also frequently visit campuses and give guest lectures and workshops. Our team has a variety of expertise so one day we might be presenting on advanced business analytics and another day it might be multivariate analysis. SAS Enterprise Miner and SAS Enterprise Guide are some technologies we are frequently asked to provide hands-on workshops for. Those are a lot of fun as it really lets people gets their hands-on the technology and put it to work.
Here are just a few of the colleges and universities that are on the 2012 schedule:
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Alabama
- Kennesaw State University
- University of Connecticut
- Oklahoma State University
- University of Houston
If you are a professor and are interested in SAS coming to speak to your class, or providing a workshop, or even a SAS Day event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We would be happy to hear from you and find out how we can help support your program.