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Data Scientist: The Definitive Guide to Becoming a Data Scientist by Zacharias Voulgaris PhD

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Chapter 6 Experience

Like many other job openings, data scientist job ads usually specify a requirement of at least two years of experience in a data-related endeavor. Although this is a very ambiguous requirement (someone can be a master data scientist and still not have enough experience for a particular position), it is definitely worth looking into more. In this chapter we will examine in more detail the why’s and how’s of experience in this intriguing field.

6.1 Corporate vs. Academic Experience

There is a big debate about the applicability of different types of experience in relation to industry. That is, corporate experience ...

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