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Launching into Summer: My Journey to EY

The Journey My journey to my internship started when I was accepted into the Sophomore Leaders Overnight Retreat trip hosted by the iSchool. Only 12 selected sophomores are chosen to go on this fully sponsored road trip. The trip which provided an insight into Ernst and Young (EY) and Microsoft’s main offices at New York… Read the full article…


Preparing for The Academic Librarian Job Interview

I recently had the opportunity to experience my first professional academic librarian interview. It was quite an experience! Six months before graduation, I applied to a handful of positions, ranging from a few part-time to adjunct positions to first year and user experience librarian positions. I printed out job descriptions, and highlighted the skills that… Read the full article…



What New Data Scientists Need to Know for Their First Job

I’m a lead data scientist at the consulting firm and federal contracting giant Booz Allen Hamilton—a leader in the analytics services space. I oversee a small team of data scientists—some of whom are fresh out of masters and undergrad programs—in a variety of analytics platform development and algorithm development projects, from text mining, to document… Read the full article…


The 2020 Census and Public Libraries

The first day of April 2019 marks the Census Day of Action. This means that in exactly one year, the 2020 Census will be underway. In the past week, communities across the United States held events promoting census awareness and participation. The United States Constitution mandates the Census. It collects data about people living in the… Read the full article…


10 Years of IDS Podcast, Ep. 9: Density and Andrew Farah ’09 G’11

Editor’s Note: In honor of 10 years of the IDS program at the iSchool, Alexandra Archambault will be leading you through a 10-episode podcast series. Each episode highlights a different successful startup company from the program.  What is Density and How is it Used? Alex: In our penultimate podcast episode, I chatted with Andrew Farah about his company: Density…. Read the full article…



Libraries and Librarians in the Movies

Librarians in movies tend to fall into a cranky spinster stereotype — you know at the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life” when the horrible, alternate reality is that Mary has become a librarian? — while libraries are dusty, old buildings. In real life, that’s just not the case; libraries play host to life-changing moments… Read the full article…


Silicon Valley: Just Another College Tour?

Obviously, there are plenty of companies around Silicon Valley. Some are incredibly impressive and some can seem quite boring, but that is all in the eye of the beholder. During Spring Break in Silicon Valley, I was sometimes too focused on how tired I was and how irrelevant a company’s job offerings were to me…. Read the full article…