Alumni Perspectives

UBC Master of Data Science graduates are putting their education into practice, working as data scientists across a wide range of industry sectors. Here are just a few of their stories:


Parveen – 2017 Graduate


Parveen had a desire to work in the public sector, which led her to her current position at TransLink. Today, she applies the knowledge and skills she gained through the Master of Data Science program to real-world problems, and is able to see the positive impact of her work on transit across the Lower Mainland.


Matt – 2017 Graduate


What set UBC’s Master of Data Science apart for Matt was the program’s 10-month, accelerated structure. The full-time, intensive course curriculum and capstone project gave him the immediate skills needed to secure a position in the education technology field without requiring an extended absence from the workforce.


Nada – 2017 Graduate


With a degree in business administration and experience in management consulting, Nada was already using data analysis to help her clients. Aware of the incredible demand for data scientists, however, Nada sought to expand her skill set through UBC’s Master of Data Science. Currently working as a data science contractor for Microsoft, Nada says she would recommend this program to anyone looking to launch a successful data science career.