Experiential Learning

MIDAS organizes many events throughout the year specifically geared towards students’ technical skill development, job search and career preparation, and engagement with industry professionals in the data science field.


Participating as either teams or individuals, students use real world data sets from industry sponsors, community organizations, or University research projects to answer pre-defined research questions.  Often run as competitions, MIDAS aims to promote student work by using judges from industry that may (and many times do) offer outstanding participants internship and permanent job opportunities.

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Students learn about how data science is utilized in industry and how best to prepare for careers through conversations with real-world professionals.  Sessions are either centered around a theme (interviewing, company specific job openings, etc.) or feature panelists from various fields to give a broad overview of career opportunities in data science.  

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