DIVERSITY

IN ANALYTICS AND LEADERSHIP

PROGRAM 

Fall 2020 Cohort 

PROGRAM

OVERVIEW

WHAT IS THE DIVERSITY IN ANALYTICS AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAM?

The Diversity in Analytics and Leadership Program is a multi-session program that convenes undergraduate college students from a diverse set of backgrounds to:

 

  • Learn about and discuss the importance of having a diverse set of perspectives incorporated into data analysis 

  • Build an understanding of inclusive research practices to use in college and career

  • Develop a co-creation space in which students have input into the design of the program

  • Share and practice techniques for conducting and presenting data analysis

REFLECTIONS FROM THE FALL 2019 COHORT

"I hope to learn and gain the skills necessary on how to approach data from a variety of perspectives in order to fully understand and grasp the importance of accurate information to solve problems. The Diversity in Data Analytics and Leadership Program fits into my career goals because I aspire to create an initiative to provide extra academic help to students, while they explore various career paths. With the knowledge I am gaining from this program, I will be able to execute the research for my target audience, in order to make this dream come true."

Marie-Elise Milius

Student at Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Lehman College

 
 

PROGRAM LOGISTICS

SESSION 1: INTRODUCTORY SESSION 
August 2020

During the first session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with other students and mentors

  • Engage in a discussion about key questions or challenges you face when analyzing data 

  • Hear from current professionals about the innovative data analysis strategies they use

SESSION 2: INTRO TO DATA TOOLS

September 2020

During this session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn tools for engaging and leading with data and participate in a discussion about the importance of analyzing data from different perspectives/lenses 

SESSION 3: DEEP DIVE INTO DATA TOOLS

September 2020

During this session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore the tools introduced in Session #2

  • Start a project focused on analyzing and presenting education data from a city/district

SESSION 4: DATA PRESENTATION & DINNER

October 2020

During this session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Present analysis and hear feedback from peers and mentors

  • Connect with potential mentors who can continue to provide career guidance

FAQs

How many students will take part in the 2020 cohort of the Diversity in Analytics and Leadership Program ?
The goal of the 2020 program is to have a cohort of fourteen students. 
What are the key skills that the program is looking for in applications?
The program welcomes applications from students of all backgrounds and is particularly looking for students who are interested in applying data analysis and leadership skills to the education field and public sector.  We are not looking for a deep background knowledge in data analysis and are interested in applicants that show a commitment to learning.
Will students receive academic credit for the program?
At this time, students will not receive academic credit for the program.
How will the mentor program work?
Students will complete a survey prior to the first session and based on their expressed academic and career interests with be paired with a mentor who currently works in the fields of data analysis or education.  Mentors will support students as they develop a data analysis project, providing guidance on any questions the students have during the project.
What opportunities for further engagement do students have following the program?
The program looks forward to providing a set of resources for students to engage with following the program, based on the interests that the students express during the course of the four sessions.  
Will the sessions take place every semester?
The sessions will take place during the fall semester in order to support students with building skills they can use in their studies over the course of the school year.
 

APPLICATION

ELIGIBILITY

The program is open to all undergraduate students of all majors.  We strongly encourage the application of students from communities of color, women, and first-generation college students.

DEADLINE 
Please note, we have extended our deadline to April 17th since many students have been transitioning to virtual learning during March.

If you are interested in participating in the Diversity in Analytics and Leadership Program, please download the application below and submit a copy of your application to diversityindataanalytics@gmail.com by April 17, 2020 at midnight ET.

 

 The application window is  open from February 10, 2020 to April 17, 2020.

APPLY

The application is now available! Please contact us below with any questions about the application or the program.

 

CONTACT

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The Diversity in Analytics and Leadership Program is managed by Kitamba in partnership with Macaulay Honors College at CUNY  and Breakthrough New York.

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