Pro tips: how to start/advance your data science career


We have teamed up with Metis and invited Ashley Purdy (Career Advisor) to talk about everything you need to know about Data science job search!

Ashley will discuss some strategies for how to put your best foot forward in the data science job search covering topics ranging from networking, interviews, and salary negotiations.

Following by Monique, who will give a short talk on develop a LinkedIn profile that stands out above the rest. Let’s tackle LinkedIn together and learn how to maximize your account.

Several recruiters from different industry will also be present and introduce the openings at their companies!

If you are in the job market or considering a career change, you don't want to miss out this event!

About the speaker: Ashley is the Chicago Career Advisor for Metis, a data science educator, and has over six years of experience as an employment professional. She started her career as a technical recruiter before transitioning to career advising. Working in both a recruiting and an advising capacity has given her a strong understanding of the recruitment process and what employers seek in a quality candidate, specifically in the technical and data science industries. Ashley is passionate about helping job seekers and professionals identify the next steps forward in their careers that align with their overall professional goals.

5:45-6:00-- NEW! Rtour for beginners
6-6:45 -- Food and drinks, Intros & Announcements
6:45-7:20 -- Ashley's Pro tips talk
7:20-7:40 -- Are You LinkedIn SAVYY? with Monique
7:40-8:00 -- Recruiters Info session
8:00-8:30-- Q&A/Socializing/Networking/Hanging out

Thank you to Uptake for providing our meeting space and food for this event!

Important to Know:
Q: Are men welcome to attend R-Ladies events?
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We expect all attendees to abide & be governed by our community code of conduct. Please take a moment to review our R-Ladies Global code of conduct (particularly if this is your first time attending!):