Program Overview

Rocketrip’s Data-Driven Ladies summer program offers bright young women interested in data-related fields the opportunity to develop valuable skills that will position them for a variety of career options. Accepted applicants will develop the critical thinking skills needed to solve big data problems. They’ll work from the ground up to learn to interpret and manipulate data, predict user behavior, and create data visualizations. This free, six-week program will provide an introduction to common business intelligence tools such as Excel, SQL, and Tableau. At the end of the program, students will complete a project that will solve a real-world business problem.

 
 

Did you know?

By 2018 there is likely to be a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills in the US job market.

 
 

56%

of all jobs, but only 28% of proprietary software jobs, are held by women.

 

71%

of future jobs will require STEM skills.

 

74%  

of young girls express interest in STEM fields and computer science.

 
 

 

Criteria

  • Must be in NYC
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Current, prospective, and graduating high school students
  • Able to commit to 10 hours per week (in and out of class work)
  • Have access to a laptop to be used for class
  • Reliable source of transportation to get to midtown
  • Committed to attending 90% of classes or more
 

Application Process

  • Application submission deadline:
    June 9, 2017 (12AM ET)
  • Skype Interviews:
    Week of June 12, 2017
  • Placement announcement:
    June 16, 2017
  • Program begins:
    July 17, 2017

 

 
 
 

Sorry, applications are now closed.

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