Do you offer job placement/internships?
Unfortunately, we don't.
At least not currently! Our mission here at Dataquest is to keep our prices low and accessible so that you can actually learn the material you need to go out and get a job. The moment we implement something as resource-intensive to maintain as a job placement option would be the moment where the price gets inflated to a point that puts it out of reach of the students who need it most.
With that said, we offer a host of other career-centric options that can give you a ton of value in the job market:
We're more than happy to help our students with career advice (e.g. resume reviews, interview prep, general questions) via Office Hours, which is a service that is offered exclusively to Premium subscribers in which you speak 1:1 with a member of our DS team.
Certificates of Completion
In addition, our courses grant you certificates of completion. With that said, we try not to put too much emphasis on our certificates — employers tend to value a great data science portfolio that demonstrates skills much more highly than certificates. Luckily, that's what we're all about. — read on!
Our biggest advantage to students is that we get you started on building a great portfolio with our guided projects. We currently have over 30 of these guided projects, and we add more monthly. Rather than teaching specific concepts, the guided projects take a particular data set and get you to perform a series of steps on them, giving you a feel for what a proper data workflow is like.
Once you’ve finished, you can download each project and upload it to Github to create a portfolio, which is a great way to showcase what you know to prospective employers.