What kind of work did you do during your time at Evolytics?
The first couple weeks consisted of a more rigorous formal education on what Evolytics defines as the “Data Lifecycle.”
The Data Lifecycle is the Evolytics approach to the analytics field. During training, each part of the lifecycle is defined in depth, and the programs used are explained. The training gives you the full understanding of the services offered by Evolytics, and it gives you a chance to find what areas you want to focus on for the internship.
After initial training, you get put on projects specific to your practice interests. I spent the majority of my time working on Tableau projects. These opportunities ranged from updating data connections, adding additional functions, and troubleshooting existing products to brainstorming and creating entire dashboards for clients based on their specific KPI needs. I spent a lot of time learning complex functions and working through different issues in Tableau.
I also spent time sitting down with coworkers and learning different elements of Python, SQL, and statistics. These weren’t overly formal meetings either. I simply found some time on different people’s schedules and sat down with them with a list of questions I accumulated. These teaching sessions ended up being among the most enjoyable learning experiences I had the whole summer.
On top of the technical work I did, I gained experience in how to manage client relationships. I worked with senior analysts to prepare reports and work with clients in meetings as well as learn how to properly handle the relationship that Evolytics has with its clients.