Best Example of Data Science resume and Statement of Purpose?

Asked by Gagan Gupta about 1 year ago

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Ritu Jain

Ritu Jain

Student at Shri Ram College of Commerce

That's a very good question, I must say. If you want to get admission in your dream college, your resume, statement of purpose (SOP), Essays etc., must be in order. Because every now and then there will be another good candidate for the admission, and these things will make you stand out.


But there is one difference here though. For resume and SOP, the approach should be different. What I mean is that don’t make your resume as connected to a data science subject as your statement of purpose. Resume is a different thing than a SOP.  Basically, your resume should reflect who you are and what you are. But a SOP is specific to a subject or a goal. Let me explain it separately.


While creating your resume for a data science program at a nice university, you need solidity. Mentioning all achievements relevant to data science here is not a smart move. Because a resume is a reflection of one’s professional self. There, you must only include the standard things that speak for you. Instead of including all wanted points, just keep your biggest achievement and skill relevant to the subject. This is enough for a quality resume in this scenario.


SOP on the other hand is a completely different story. The university specifically asks you why you want to join this program and the university (may or may not). So here, you can think of all the relevancy and the thighs that will intrigue the reader towards data science. For example, you can mention how much you have been in love with computers and technology from your childhood. You can add traits like surfing, analyzing to make it better.


In other words, make it as relevant as possible. However, this should not mean to transform your SOP into a MS in Data Science curriculum. What I’m suggesting is to include possible transformations and details that ties you with the program concepts. Having an image that fits a data science program is more than enough for your SOP to show. This way, the admission committee will see the relevance and also not think that you have overdone it.


Having preparations made in advance is necessary before applying for a program abroad. Let me know how I can help in the comments.


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