This past summer, Covid-19 created a challenging environment for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing summer internships and real-world work experiences. As summer 2020 approached, Flatiron School collaborated with Harvard Business School to address this challenge head-on.
In June 2020, Flatiron School partnered with Harvard Business School to launch a virtual 8-week Data Science Bootcamp for 25 of their MBA students. Over the first six weeks of the program, Flatiron School provided participants with a custom curriculum, specifically designed to help them leverage big data across their future career paths. In the final two weeks, participants completed a live client practicum. All participants were paired with companies and required to complete real-world data science projects. Clients and projects ranged from a furniture company pivoting from a B2C to a B2B business model, to a software company aggregating customer lifecycle data to increase retention, to a non-profit advocacy group analyzing youth voter turnout trends.
Through this program, HBS students were able to spend their summer learning key new skills and participate in real-world client experiences. Check out Harvard Business School’s blog post on the program for a look at how the students described their experience.