Student Testimonials

DataFest was an awesome and unique experience. This event presented a new challenge in that we were presented with a large dataset and had the freedom to analyze patterns and communicate insights in our own way, which is very different from normal school assignments where we perform a particular action to find a particular solution. All of the participating teams were of different academic backgrounds, which allowed each group to interpret the data from different perspectives and present varied results. The process of collaborating as a team, organizing data, analyzing patterns, and presenting results are all important problem-solving skills. During job interviews, I used DataFest as an example to demonstrate my critical thinking abilities to employers. (Plus, there was free food throughout the event, which is always amazing.) – Halley Constantino