Data Science Masters Career Management Center

At the Data Science Institute, we’re committed to preparing the students in our MS Data Science program for success in their chosen careers. Our partnership with the Owen Graduate School Career Management Center offers Data Science students personalized assistance from the moment they are admitted into the program, through graduation and their post-DSI careers.

  • 100%

    Employed Within 90 Days of Graduation

    Class of 2022

  • $112k

    Average Data Scientist Salary

  • $87k

    Average Data Analyst Salary

Career Coaching

Our dedicated career coach, Brook Meissner, works directly with our Data Science MS program students to help them navigate their post-college career. In addition to Brook, Srinidhi Panchapakesan specializes in assisting students with the initial refinement of their resumes and cover letters.

  • Services Provided By CMC

Employer Relations

Heather Yockey
Heather Yockey

Heather Yockey manages and develops Employer Relations & Recruiting for our Master of Data Science program. Heather works to build strong relationships with employers, understanding their needs, and identifying opportunities to connect them with our talented students. She ensures students have access to a diverse range of employment opportunities and are well-equipped to succeed in their chosen careers.

  • Employer Relations Resources

Alumni Success Stories

Teddy Weaver

Vanderbilt DSI MS Data Science 2021
Data Scientist and Engineering, Thyme Care

Going Back to School

Lori Chiu

Vanderbilt DSI MS Data Science 2021
Member Experience Senior Analyst, Tinder

A Journey in Data Science

Meena Muthusubramanian

Vanderbilt DSI MS Data Science 2022
Data Scientist, Intel Corporation

Forging a Path in Data Science


Searching for and landing a job can be a stressful and time consuming task. And unfortunately, your resume can sometimes be one of thousands in the HR algorithms. A better way to utilize your time might be investing in networking. Here are some places to get started with networking to accelerate your career.

Data Science Institute Workshops

Data Science WorkshopsLooking to hone your skills? Join our in-house data science team as they lead you through hands-on workshops during the semester.

A listing of current and past workshops can be found here.

Student Resources

Here are few curated links that might help you as a Vanderbilt Data Science Student. If you have additional questions that are not addressed here, please let us know!