Explore Trinity’s New Data Analytics Minor and Digital Tech Credential

Explore Trinity’s New Data Analytics Minor and Digital Tech Credential

Discover Your Opportunities: April is Capital CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential Month

Trinity is launching a new minor in data analytics that provides students the digital tech literacy skills employers are seeking in a wide range of careers fields, from business and technology to science and healthcare. The undergraduate minor is available to students majoring in any subject in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Nursing and Health Professions, and School of Professional Studies. Students pursuing the data analytics minor benefit from Trinity’s new partnership with Capital CoLAB (Collaborative of Leaders in Academia and Business), which provides access to internship opportunities, career networking and special events.

Trinity’s data analytics minor is aligned with CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential program: Students who complete the six courses in the 18-credit minor earn CoLAB’s Generalist Credential and will receive a digital badge to display on their LinkedIn profile or resume. The Generalist Credential opens opportunities for job shadowing, engagement with senior executives, mentoring/coaching, resume review, and priority interviews for internships.  CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential is accepted and recognized by all CoLAB companies as a marker that you are well prepared to step into positions that require foundational digital skills, such as data analysis, data visualization and data security. Learn more about CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential program. 

Data analytics is the process of effectively examining and interpreting datasets. The data analytics minor sharpens critical thinking and problem-solving skills, strengthens scientific literacy and builds proficiency in statistical programming. With a minor in data analytics, students master key concepts of data analysis and increase their marketability in the digital technology industry and a growing number of  job roles that require an understanding of data analysis. Learn more about the data analytics minor.

For information about Trinity’s data analytics minor, talk with your advisor, or contact Dr. Kaitlin Wellens, WellensK@trinitydc.edu, or Dean Sita Ramamurti, ramamurtis@trinitydc.edu

Explore Your Opportunities: April is Capital CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential Month

Open to All Trinity Students – Virtual and Free!

Through Trinity’s partnership with CoLAB, all Trinity students are invited to participate in Capital CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential Month. By participating in the free and virtual events and activities in April, you will:

  • Learn more about the Digital Tech Credential.
  • Learn how you can use the Digital Tech Credential to maximize your major and expand your career options.
  • Connect with businesses and students from across the Capital Region – from Baltimore to Richmond.

Small, interactive events with students and leading employers will be an opportunity to learn, network and build connections. View the full schedule of events and register here. (Check this CoLAB page often – events will be added). Events include:

Career Chat Webinars: Wondering how COVID-19 may impact your job search?  Looking to understand the importance of digital proficiency across a Fortune 500 organization?  Join the Career Chat Webinars with CoLAB employer and university professionals in order to understand the importance of digital tech skills in day-to-day life in entry-level roles.  You can ask questions directly to these speakers, hear about the Capital CoLAB Digital Tech Credential, and understand how the Credential can set you apart from other candidates in the job market. Career Chat webinars include:

  • Ask the Experts: Preparing for Your First Role in a Post COVID-19 Environment, April 13, 12:00 pm
  • A Candid Chat: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace, April 21, 12:00 pm

Ask Me Anything Calls: Do you have questions about entering the job market, about what your resume should include, or how digital proficiency plays a role in just about every job?  CoLAB employers, university partners, and the Greater Washington Partnership staff will host Zoom chats to answer your questions on all things related to digital tech in today’s digital world. Schedule and speakers include:

  • Digital Tech in the Capital Region: Understanding Job Opportunities and Employer Signaling, April 6 at 12:30 pm. Join Lindsay Johnson, CoLAB’s manager of programs and insights, to learn more about the jobs and skills you will encounter in your job search.
  • Starting your Career in the Defense Industry at Northrop Grumman: Resume Tips and Tricks, Understanding Security Clearances, and Interviewing 101, April 19, 12:30 pm. Join HR representatives from Northrop Grumman as they discuss how you can stand out in the application process when applying to positions in the defense industry.
  • Conversation with President Rao: How CoLAB’s Digital Tech Credential Powers the Innovation Economy, April 29, 4:30 pm.  Join President Rao from Virginia Commonwealth University about various topics related to digital skills development.

View the full schedule of events and register here. (Check this CoLAB page often – events will be added).

Trinity Launches New Data Analytics Minor: Trinity Media Contact, Ann Pauley, pauleya@trinitydc.edu 

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