I graduated from the S2DS August 2020 program. This year instead of being in-person, the London the program was virtual due to covid. Pivigo made a huge effort to make the experience work and it did. Amazing program, very satisfied with it. Totally worth... Read More
Note that, the lectures provided are very limited, and mostly oriented to providing a new view on things (business, finance etc). The more prepared you are before the start the better. (e.g. online courses on AI etc). This is not a course to teach you AI or ML. It's and opportunity to apply what you know to the real world. Also, there are non-AI projects available that relate more around software development and more traditional statistics.
The companies offering projects were energy, education, law, retail, finance, transport etc. Sizes ranged from non-profit and start-ups to mid and large scale established companies. One amazing part of the experience was the presentations at the end of the program. Watching more than 10 different projects be presented gave me a very nice view of the data science landscape, and I know have clearer view of what is the kind of data science I am interested in doing.
When it comes to job support, our cohort was unfortunate as due to COVID, the virtual job fair at the end was cancelled due to lack of demand. However, we do receive job adverts from pivigo.
My take home message is do it. You won't regret the time spent, and after the program you will feel much more confident on how to present yourselves at an interview setting, as you will realise in practice the value you can provide to businesses. Be prepared for an intensive 5-weeks though. There won't be much time for other activities, but its fully worth it.