For the student

A new semester is approaching, which means that a new Analytics Academy Impact Project round is near!

Real data. Real econometrics.

What is the Analytics Academy?
The Analytics Academy is an initiative of the VSAE, where students are given the opportunity to act as a quantitative consultant and apply their theoretical knowledge on real data from non-profit organisations. Each semester, several partner organisations are participating, each with a unique case and unique data (more on this below!). The Analytics Academy consists of the Impact Projects and the Online Competition.

  • Impact Projects
    When you join the Analytics Academy, you will apply your theoretical knowledge on real data from non-profit organisations. These partner organisations have developed a business question, and the task is up to you to be their consultant: to formulate a research question, to do research with the given data, and finally to provide the organisation with tailor-made advice, supported by your research. As a Analytics Academy analyst, you will work in groups of four VSAE students and you will be working on the case for approximately four hours per week.
  • Online Competition
    We are working hard to have the debute of the online competition in the spring of 2020. The idea: a dataset will be publiced, and all VSAE students are welcome to build a model on the data. During this period, hints and intermediate checks are done. At last, a winner is revealed and receives a prize! It is still a work in progress, but it is coming soon!

Why should I join?
Apart from a great time where you will meet and work closely with fellow students, you will also greatly practice your data science skills by working on a real project. On top of that, several companies organise workshops on relevant topics to help each group with their project. Previous workshops have been on data visualisation, leadership, Microsoft Excel and more. Participating in the Analytics Academy is also a great opportunity to boost your cv!

Which organisations are participating this semester?
We’re glad you asked. This semester’s partner organisations are Save the Children and the Gemeente Amsterdam. For more information check the impacts projects tab.

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