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Benjamin Scott Corwin '10

Major: Applied mathematics
Company: Mattersight
Title: Data Scientist
Field of Work: Consulting

What do you do?

Shift though massive amounts of data to help call centers to have a better customer experience.

How did you become interested in your field?

I've always liked working with data. After graduating from the UofR, data analysis exploded into a big field.

What skills are vital for success in your field?

Attention to detail, problem solver, and creativity.

What experiences, internships, study, or previous jobs helped you get to your current position?

Working for the Obama reelection campaign as a data analyst.

What advice do you have for current students interested in your field?

It's a great field to get into since there's a high need for highly qualified people. Make sure you know statistics and some programming.