"I want to thank you for doing a great job putting the [Big Data] program together -- it was a great experience and I learned a lot. I am happy to inform you that I just got a wonderful job offer as a Business Intelligence Analyst, and the experience during the program was crucial in securing the position. I also used the salary negotiation skills from the program to help get a great salary offer. Please say a big thank you to the whole team."
"Just wanted to send a quick note and let you know that after completing the Big Data program a year ago, I was offered a big time analytics job with a six figure salary for a company in Buckhead. I interviewed with them in person and they gave me an offer right there in person before I left.
This is technically my second analytics job after getting my certificate, but overall should be a testament to how effective the Business Intelligence and Big Data programs are at preparing students for the real world."
"ECE's Big Data and Data Analytics program has a wealth of superb instructors with an unsurpassable depth of knowledge in their respective subjects. It is a testament to the program – and to the waiting list of future attendees. All things being considered, I appreciate the extra time and attention the instructors lend to our questions and learning process. I also appreciate the repetitiveness of the lessons and concepts through the online sessions and class discussions. It is a tribute to your creation and coordination of this program, obtainment of the best instructors, and success that follows."
"I appreciate the Big Data program at Emory and the whole experience of participating in events -- and for the extra offerings of help. I felt that no other program has this type of commitment and out of the way offering of help. Just wanted to share my appreciation."
"[Recently], I went through a challenging time which included job transition. I first heard about Emory's Big Data program through a job fair. A few months later, I landed a role in analytics. Excited, I also realized I lacked some key skills -- the following summer, I enrolled in Emory's Big Data program.
The program is demanding but very exciting. I was amazed to find a program in an industry that has evolved into a major driving force in today's digital economy. Emory's program helped provide clarity, real world use and value to this exploding discipline.
More importantly, the program has been fundamental to success at a Marketing/Advertising analytics firm -- and more recently, landing a role as manager of marketing analytics for large cable provider in Atlanta."
"Just wanted to thank you for ultimately convincing me to go through with the big data program. Because of the program I was able to leave my sales job and will soon start a Business Intelligence role where I will be using R, Tableau, and Spotfire. Since I come from a sales background with no analytics experience, the big data program was instrumental in getting me into this field.
I look forward to recommending the program in the years to come."
"I am writing this email to thank Mr. Arjmand and Emory Continuing Education for offering the Big Data and Data Analytics courses. Initially, I was hesitant in enrolling in the course. I signed up for the information session; Mr. Arjmand was very thorough in covering the topics of the course and also the benefits everyone should expect to receive upon obtaining a certificate.
After considering everything, I enrolled in the May 2017 program and received my certificate in August. Later that year, I created a simple data visualization using excel to support a topic within a report I was writing for work. I wasn’t sure how it would be received, since this was atypical for our reports. To my surprise, my management team was overwhelmed by the additional insight and began assigning additional data driven tasks to me. I now am a member of the first Data Analytics and Visualization team within the Risk Department at my bank.
I desperately needed a change in my career and now finally believe that I am in the driver’s seat. So again, I would like to thank Mr. Arjmand, our teachers, and Emory Continuing Education for providing such a significant class. I’m looking forward to the path my career will now take me."