Teaching analytics: Advice from two experts


What skills will students need in order to pursue a lucrative career in analytics? I recently interviewed two professors to find out. In my first post, the professors discussed the importance of teaching and learning analytics. Today, we'll hear their top advice for students studying analytics, such as: get a mentor; go to conferences; network and more. In addition, they share why communication skills are so vital for students and tips for creating interest in analytics and analytics programs.

In these videos, you'll hear from:

  • Joni Shreve, PhD, Faculty, Louisiana State University
  • Simon Sheather, Professor, Former Academic Director MS Analytics & Online Programs, Texas A&M

Advice for learning analytics - Watch the video below to learn more:


Importance of communication skills - Watch the video below to learn more:


Creating interest in analytics - Watch the video below to learn more:


University analytics programs - Watch the video below to learn more:


Interested in learning more? Check out this free e-book, Why choose a career in analytics? Job security, a larger salary, a chance to do good and more, and learn how SAS helps students. SAS also provides a multitude of support services and resources for teaching, learning and researching, such as free workshops, teaching materials, access to free software and e-learning courses. Learn more here.

This post is part of a blog series featuring professors and students discussing why universities encourage an interest in data science, thoughts on creating interest in analytics, their university analytics programs, how SAS plays a role – and more. There’s much more to come, so stay tuned!


About Author

Georgia Mariani

Principal Product Marketing Manager

Georgia Mariani has spent nearly a quarter-century exploring and sharing how analytics can improve outcomes. As a Principal Industry Marketing Manager at analytics leader SAS, supporting the education industry, she passionately showcases customers using analytics to tackle important education issues and help students succeed. Georgia received her M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from the University of New Orleans.

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