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  • latkinson’s Articles at
    and Online Learning Designer The Jewish Ed Project is currently adopting an organization wide CRM solution and embarking on a complete website overhaul with the goal of enabling Jewish educators to innovate and adopt new approaches to teaching and learning We want to develop and test digital material and delivery methods and find the best ways to reach and inspire our audiences They seek a full time Digital Multimedia and Online Learning Designer with ability to design and produce both digital courses and shorter form marketing oriented digital content for our organizational website blog e newsletter social media accounts Google Ads and other channels Click here to view further details on this opportunity To receive full consideration for this position candidates are asked to submit a Resume CV detailed cover letter and 4 6 samples of your work to to Leah Kopperman at lkopperman JewishEdProject org Please make sure to reference seeing these positions through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post Not subscribed to our blog Click here to subscribe SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Commonwealth Financial Network Two Positions January 25 2016 latkinson 0 Comments SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up If you are interested in posting an opportunity please complete the following form found here Where Commonwealth Financial Network Waltham MA Position Information Security Analyst As part of the Information Security team you will be helping to ensure that the company s information resources are secure from unauthorized access and protected from inappropriate alteration while supporting the needs of Commonwealth users Doing so will have you operating as an in house consultant responsible for designing implementing supporting and maintaining policies and security solutions in both operational and customer hosted environments Click here to view further details on this opportunity Position Information Security Marketing and Training Specialist Raising awareness and educating end users are the two best lines of defense when it comes to protecting a company s information security As the marketing and training specialist you will help the company do just that By developing coordinating and delivering a variety of security focused training and marketing content you will be helping to promote Commonwealth and industry best practices throughout the organization Click here to view further details on this opportunity To receive full consideration for these positions candidates are asked to submit a Resume CV and cover letter to the careers site Please make sure to reference seeing these positions through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post Not subscribed to our blog Click here to subscribe SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS US Department of Health and Human Services December 28 2015 latkinson 0 Comments SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up If you are interested in posting an opportunity please complete the following form found here Where Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Department of Health and Human Services Position Health Scientist Informatics At the Department of Health and Human Services HHS you can give back to your community state and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens Join HHS and help to make our world healthier safer and better for all Americans This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services DHHS Assistant Secretary for Health OASH Office of Population Affairs OPA located in Rockville Maryland This position has special conditions of employment including security and background clearance Please reference the position description for further details To receive full consideration for this position candidates are asked to submit a Resume CV and cover letter to the careers site Please make sure to reference seeing these positions through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post Not subscribed to our blog Click here to subscribe SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS New England Quality Care Alliance 2 positions December 21 2015 latkinson 0 Comments SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up If you are interested in posting an opportunity please complete the following form found here Where New England Quality Care Alliance Braintree MA 02184 Position Director of Data and Informatics The Director of Data and Informatics will be responsible for providing oversight of informatics operations data architecture and the production cycle They will also serve as the executive sponsor of the data governance committee and will be ultimately responsible for the success of all governance initiatives They will be heavily involved in all vendor relationships that fall under their realm of responsibility working with the Director of IT To receive full consideration for this position candidates are asked to submit a Resume CV and cover letter with salary requirements to the careers site Where New England Quality Care Alliance Braintree MA 02184 Position Senior Healthcare Analyst The Sr Healthcare Analyst will perform analysis synthesis and modeling of data to support system contracting performance reporting physician and hospital benchmarking financial planning and forecasting processes The Healthcare Analyst will build strong working relationships with key internal and external customers acting as the liaison between end users and the development team to ensure the needs of the business are met through reporting To receive full consideration for this position candidates are asked to submit a Resume CV and cover letter with salary requirements to the careers site Please make sure to reference seeing these positions through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post Not subscribed to our blog Click here to subscribe SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS New England College of Business Two Positions

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  • On the light of reason and being bold
    follow up comments by email Notify me of new posts by email March 2016 M T W T F S S Feb Apr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Like Us on Facebook Like Us on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Blog Archives April 2016 2 March 2016 6 February 2016 5 January 2016 3 December 2015 7 November 2015 3 October 2015 5 September 2015 6 August 2015 4 July 2015 5 June 2015 7 May 2015 2 April 2015 4 March 2015 2 February 2015 3 January 2015 4 December 2014 2 November 2014 3 October 2014 3 September 2014 4 August 2014 2 July 2014 6 June 2014 7 May 2014 8 April 2014 7 January 2014 1 November 2013 3 October 2013 2 September 2013 2 August 2013 3 July 2013 1 March 2016 M T W T F S S Feb Apr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Categories Categories Select Category Brandeis GPS Events GPS News Industry Insights Job Postings MSE Student Experience Student Testimonials Uncategorized Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Brandeis GPS Feed Brandeis GPS students play key role in a new statewide data initiative By Stephen Gentile With a vast network of start ups and a haven of biotech and pharma companies and dozens of institutions of higher learning it is no secret that Massachusetts is one of the most tech advanced states in the country According to Gov Charlie Baker we now must leverage the state s technology and economic progress WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Patrick McGraw We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and are already balancing professional and personal commitments We also know that every student has a unique reason that drives him or her to return to school and complete their degree Last fall we held a scholarship competition and The Art and Science of KPIs By Phil Holberton Every business leader needs to organize a set of KPIs These KPIs have two purposes To track the progress of a business To motivate the organization to stretch and achieve its maximum performance Where Do You Start Begin with a few KPIs five is a good number Choose KPIs that drive Innovations in digital marketing at SXSW 2016 By Lauren Hindman Each March more than 70 000 representatives from the music film and tech industries descend upon Austin Texas for SXSW Considered one of the world s top tech conferences yes this is the one credited with generating Twitter s success the two week festival is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and strategies in the

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  • shuck’s Articles at
    he is sending his talents to Brandeis Graduate Professional Studies Cavalin will be taking online courses in information security shortly after his bouts with NASA where he is helping develop surveillance technology for airplanes and drones We cannot wait to welcome such a talented individual into our program Until then learn more about Cavalin here April 2016 M T W T F S S Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Like Us on Facebook Like Us on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Blog Archives April 2016 2 March 2016 6 February 2016 5 January 2016 3 December 2015 7 November 2015 3 October 2015 5 September 2015 6 August 2015 4 July 2015 5 June 2015 7 May 2015 2 April 2015 4 March 2015 2 February 2015 3 January 2015 4 December 2014 2 November 2014 3 October 2014 3 September 2014 4 August 2014 2 July 2014 6 June 2014 7 May 2014 8 April 2014 7 January 2014 1 November 2013 3 October 2013 2 September 2013 2 August 2013 3 July 2013 1 April 2016 M T W T F S S Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Categories Categories Select Category Brandeis GPS Events GPS News Industry Insights Job Postings MSE Student Experience Student Testimonials Uncategorized Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Brandeis GPS Feed Brandeis GPS students play key role in a new statewide data initiative By Stephen Gentile With a vast network of start ups and a haven of biotech and pharma companies and dozens of institutions of higher learning it is no secret that Massachusetts is one of the most tech advanced states in the country According to Gov Charlie Baker we now must leverage the state s technology and economic progress WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Patrick McGraw We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and are already balancing professional and personal commitments We also know that every student has a unique reason that drives him or her to return to school and complete their degree Last fall we held a scholarship competition and The Art and Science of KPIs By Phil Holberton Every business leader needs to organize a set of KPIs These KPIs have two purposes To track the progress of a business To motivate the organization to stretch and achieve its maximum performance Where Do You Start Begin with a few KPIs five is a good number Choose KPIs that drive Innovations in digital marketing at SXSW 2016 By Lauren Hindman Each March more than 70 000 representatives from the music film and tech industries descend upon

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  • Archives for June 4th, 2015
    2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Like Us on Facebook Like Us on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Blog Archives April 2016 2 March 2016 6 February 2016 5 January 2016 3 December 2015 7 November 2015 3 October 2015 5 September 2015 6 August 2015 4 July 2015 5 June 2015 7 May 2015 2 April 2015 4 March 2015 2 February 2015 3 January 2015 4 December 2014 2 November 2014 3 October 2014 3 September 2014 4 August 2014 2 July 2014 6 June 2014 7 May 2014 8 April 2014 7 January 2014 1 November 2013 3 October 2013 2 September 2013 2 August 2013 3 July 2013 1 June 2015 M T W T F S S May Jul 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Categories Categories Select Category Brandeis GPS Events GPS News Industry Insights Job Postings MSE Student Experience Student Testimonials Uncategorized Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Brandeis GPS Feed Brandeis GPS students play key role in a new statewide data initiative By Stephen Gentile With a vast network of start ups and a haven of biotech and pharma companies and dozens of institutions of higher learning it is no secret that Massachusetts is one of the most tech advanced states in the country According to Gov Charlie Baker we now must leverage the state s technology and economic progress WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Patrick McGraw We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and are already balancing professional and personal commitments We also know that every student has a unique reason that drives him or her to return to school and complete their degree Last fall we held a scholarship competition and The Art and Science of KPIs By Phil Holberton Every business leader needs to organize a set of KPIs These KPIs have two purposes To track the progress of a business To motivate the organization to stretch and achieve its maximum performance Where Do You Start Begin with a few KPIs five is a good number Choose KPIs that drive Innovations in digital marketing at SXSW 2016 By Lauren Hindman Each March more than 70 000 representatives from the music film and tech industries descend upon Austin Texas for SXSW Considered one of the world s top tech conferences yes this is the one credited with generating Twitter s success the two week festival is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and strategies in the digital WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Kristin Cataquet We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and are

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  • SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: GeneLab at NASA-Ames Research Center
    on Facebook Like Us on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Blog Archives April 2016 2 March 2016 6 February 2016 5 January 2016 3 December 2015 7 November 2015 3 October 2015 5 September 2015 6 August 2015 4 July 2015 5 June 2015 7 May 2015 2 April 2015 4 March 2015 2 February 2015 3 January 2015 4 December 2014 2 November 2014 3 October 2014 3 September 2014 4 August 2014 2 July 2014 6 June 2014 7 May 2014 8 April 2014 7 January 2014 1 November 2013 3 October 2013 2 September 2013 2 August 2013 3 July 2013 1 February 2016 M T W T F S S Jan Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Categories Categories Select Category Brandeis GPS Events GPS News Industry Insights Job Postings MSE Student Experience Student Testimonials Uncategorized Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Brandeis GPS Feed Brandeis GPS students play key role in a new statewide data initiative By Stephen Gentile With a vast network of start ups and a haven of biotech and pharma companies and dozens of institutions of higher learning it is no secret that Massachusetts is one of the most tech advanced states in the country According to Gov Charlie Baker we now must leverage the state s technology and economic progress WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Patrick McGraw We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and are already balancing professional and personal commitments We also know that every student has a unique reason that drives him or her to return to school and complete their degree Last fall we held a scholarship competition and The Art and Science of KPIs By Phil Holberton Every business leader needs to organize a set of KPIs These KPIs have two purposes To track the progress of a business To motivate the organization to stretch and achieve its maximum performance Where Do You Start Begin with a few KPIs five is a good number Choose KPIs that drive Innovations in digital marketing at SXSW 2016 By Lauren Hindman Each March more than 70 000 representatives from the music film and tech industries descend upon Austin Texas for SXSW Considered one of the world s top tech conferences yes this is the one credited with generating Twitter s success the two week festival is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and strategies in the digital WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Kristin Cataquet We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and are already balancing professional and personal commitments We also know that every student has a unique reason that drives him or her to return to school and complete their degree Last fall we

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  • SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS: Software Team Lead/ CTO
    Jan Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Like Us on Facebook Like Us on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Blog Archives April 2016 2 March 2016 6 February 2016 5 January 2016 3 December 2015 7 November 2015 3 October 2015 5 September 2015 6 August 2015 4 July 2015 5 June 2015 7 May 2015 2 April 2015 4 March 2015 2 February 2015 3 January 2015 4 December 2014 2 November 2014 3 October 2014 3 September 2014 4 August 2014 2 July 2014 6 June 2014 7 May 2014 8 April 2014 7 January 2014 1 November 2013 3 October 2013 2 September 2013 2 August 2013 3 July 2013 1 February 2016 M T W T F S S Jan Mar 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Categories Categories Select Category Brandeis GPS Events GPS News Industry Insights Job Postings MSE Student Experience Student Testimonials Uncategorized Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Like Brandeis GPS on Facebook Follow GPS on Twitter My Tweets Brandeis GPS Feed Brandeis GPS students play key role in a new statewide data initiative By Stephen Gentile With a vast network of start ups and a haven of biotech and pharma companies and dozens of institutions of higher learning it is no secret that Massachusetts is one of the most tech advanced states in the country According to Gov Charlie Baker we now must leverage the state s technology and economic progress WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Patrick McGraw We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and are already balancing professional and personal commitments We also know that every student has a unique reason that drives him or her to return to school and complete their degree Last fall we held a scholarship competition and The Art and Science of KPIs By Phil Holberton Every business leader needs to organize a set of KPIs These KPIs have two purposes To track the progress of a business To motivate the organization to stretch and achieve its maximum performance Where Do You Start Begin with a few KPIs five is a good number Choose KPIs that drive Innovations in digital marketing at SXSW 2016 By Lauren Hindman Each March more than 70 000 representatives from the music film and tech industries descend upon Austin Texas for SXSW Considered one of the world s top tech conferences yes this is the one credited with generating Twitter s success the two week festival is dedicated to exploring the latest trends and strategies in the digital WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Kristin Cataquet We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and

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  • , Page 2
    solving Measurement of student engagement and participation Assignment and assessment completion Analytics can also be used as an early warning system for at risk students they can trigger appropriate messaging Students Students can use learner analytics to gain insight into their progress Seeing their progress and grades Tracking their progress against course requirements Comparing their progress with their cohorts Tracking content and resources Instructional designers As computer technologies develop and more learning components are online it is essential for learning specialists to evaluate the impact of each emerging technology and to investigate the strengths weaknesses and appropriate applications for the learners Sometimes this is in the form of a retrospective analysis but increasingly this analysis can be done closer to the time of the event for more agile course adjustments Learning analytics can also be used for continuous improvement of the learning design such as increasing learner engagement expanding knowledge retention and improving course and program outcomes Institutions Learning analytics can be applied at the institutional level for reporting usage trends In the future courses could have personality profiles based on course metadata These items could include tags such as projects based learning discussions hybrid and synchronous Each metadata tag could also have an associated strength Each student would also have his or her own evolving learning personality profile This data matching would be similar to how Amazon recommends products based on a customer s purchasing history and behavior To optimize student success the recommendation engine architecture could suggest courses that best match the profiles and that mesh with individual learning styles Learning analytics one view but not the whole picture It would be short sighted to think that the landscape of learning analytics is only within the confines of an online learning management system It is increasingly apparent that the majority of learning occurs outside of the learning management system it is only the tip of the iceberg Learning also occurs informally such as through social media experiences and discussions Learning analytics should be inclusive capturing all learning opportunities The Experience API xAPI has been developed as a mechanism to record and track all types of learning experiences Ultimately inclusion of this learning data will broaden analysis and connections However in my experience in piloting the xAPI it is more elusive than reality It will take time for the experiential footprints to be folded into the mix of the learning data Summary Learning analytics is not a one time one size fits all approach It is dynamic as the parts of the system change and grow Learning analytics is an emerging field that can benefit many it has the potential of being a significant factor in improving the overall learning experience in educational institutions or in corporate training References 1 Society for Learning Analytics Research 2011 2 Low G 1995 A study of the effects of learning style preference on achievement in a medical computer simulation Doctoral dissertation Retrieved from UMI Dissertation Database Accession No ALMA BOSU1 21625699380001161 Not subscribed to our blog Click here to subscribe SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS US Department of Health and Human Services December 28 2015 latkinson 0 Comments SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up If you are interested in posting an opportunity please complete the following form found here Where Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services Department of Health and Human Services Position Health Scientist Informatics At the Department of Health and Human Services HHS you can give back to your community state and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens Join HHS and help to make our world healthier safer and better for all Americans This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services DHHS Assistant Secretary for Health OASH Office of Population Affairs OPA located in Rockville Maryland This position has special conditions of employment including security and background clearance Please reference the position description for further details To receive full consideration for this position candidates are asked to submit a Resume CV and cover letter to the careers site Please make sure to reference seeing these positions through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post Not subscribed to our blog Click here to subscribe How to stay current in your field in 2016 December 21 2015 cchatell 0 Comments Technology s impact on the world around us is undeniable and constant From content marketing to wearable sensory systems dabbling in the digital space is no longer optional for the majority of today s industries For those of us whose career advancement relies on staying on top of the latest trends and tools flexible professional development options can be a saving grace The following fully online part time courses are designed for people who recognize the importance of staying current while balancing personal and professional commitments There are no required pre requisites and students can eventually apply the graduate level credits they earn toward a master s degree 1 Wearable Technologies As the shopping season comes to a close wearable technologies like the FitBit are still at the top of everyone s list According to Business Insider Fitbit s company is the fastest growing meaningful company in the world This Wearable Technologies course will explore current trends like FIT and considerations needed with designing a wearable sensor system 2 Cloud Security In today s high tech world data protection is important to both companies and consumers alike Back in September IBM announced a way to adopt Cloud Security for better and more secure navigation among users In this Cloud Security course you ll learn about how this and other technologies and security concepts are necessary for meeting the demands of the ever growing cloud computing industry 3 Writing for

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  • Articles in March, 2016
    swear to get my photo taken with Internet famous cat and experience their CatConcoctions digital campaign first hand I ll be using this campaign as a case study during our user generated content week to demonstrate ways that brands can encourage consumers to post content on their behalf The biggest benefit to attending SXSW Interactive is having the ability to get a pulse on the digital media trends that other companies are focusing on Even as digital media moves toward focusing more on the visual through photos and videos I heard the words storytelling and authenticity in multiple panels this year To me this emphasizes the fact that organizations still need great writers and creative thinkers on their digital teams My time at SXSW 2016 was a definite success and I am so excited to be able to share what I learned with my GPS class and immediately implement those ideas into my teaching While I m constantly reading about the latest developments in digital media there s nothing quite like being able to sit in a room with the experts hear them talk and ask them questions about issues I am tackling both in the workplace and in the classroom Lauren Hindman is the senior director of marketing for the Texas Stars and an instructor in the Digital Marketing and Design program at Brandeis University Graduate Professional Studies Learn more about the online master s degree in digital marketing at Brandeis here WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Kristin Cataquet March 16 2016 memiller 0 Comments We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and are already balancing professional and personal commitments We also know that every student has a unique reason that drives him or her to return to school and complete their degree Last fall we held a scholarship competition and asked our students to tell us their story their why behind their decision to enroll in a graduate program This series will profile our scholarship winners Read Part 1 of WhatsYourWhy Wednesday here Graduate Professional Studies I m here with Kristin Cataquet a student in our Master of Science in Strategic Analytics program Congratulations on winning our first What s Your Why scholarship Go ahead and introduce yourself Kristin Cataquet Thank you My name is Kristin Cataquet I m from Washington D C but currently live in Boston GPS How many courses have you taken with GPS so far KC I have taken six courses and I m taking two this semester GPS Wow you re almost done KC Yes and I am very excited about that GPS Tell me more about what you do for work KC I am a quality data analyst at Keurig Green Mountain the single serve coffee brewer My responsibilities differ by the hour I often work with engineers and leadership looking at different analytical models to gain insight and make better decisions for our company GPS What made you want to go back to school to get your graduate degree KC When I was moving to Boston I realized that a lot of the jobs that I was applying to preferred candidates with master s degrees I decided to do some research and see what kind of graduate programs are out there and Brandeis came up I travel a lot for work and Strategic Analytics was one of the only programs that offered the subject matter I wanted while still enabling me to do my job the way I need to At first I was just looking for that graduate school check mark But since starting classes and even before then I started to realize that I really do enjoy bettering myself and becoming better every day GPS has really helped me fulfill that want and that need GPS That s great to hear and it also segues into my next question what made you choose Brandeis over the other schools you considered KC It was a combination of the online nature of the program the availability of the instructors and just the overall coursework I took an online class during undergrad and felt like I did not learn anything and was under challenged But it s a completely different story at GPS The program is incredibly challenging and I find it awesome and effective in terms of learning and retaining the information because while you re partially self teaching you have guidance You have the advantage of studying subject matter that is as high level or low level as you want That option is necessary for students in analytics where every job and company is different You want to learn as much as possible in as little amount of time to make yourself more valuable GPS What else do you hope to get out of this program KC I work in a company where analytics is a relatively new field and a lot of the higher level employees in our department have left This has given lower level employees the opportunity to lead the way and it would be great to be able to do that accurately and effectively So my goal is not necessarily a promotion but to feel more confident in my own abilities and what I m capable of doing I ve learned that I really do love what I do It s kind of like figuring out that you re a really good soccer player and then pushing yourself to become a professional soccer player I ve realized that I m good at this but I want to be really good at this GPS Speaking of soccer what are some of your hobbies outside Keurig and the classroom KC Besides my full time job I work part time at my old company Outside of that I probably play volleyball four times a week and my husband and I do a lot of salsa dancing We love to hike and we love to travel GPS Is there anything else you want to tell us about your experience with Graduate Professional Studies KC When I came into the program I really thought it was going to solely focus on analytics that I would learn tools about modeling and other new skills And that s partially what s happening But there is also a whole other level to the program that s surprised me it s learning about leadership being a good employee and being a good boss It s learning to conduct yourself more professionally building communications skills and changing your approach to how you view a company I didn t necessarily know that I needed those types of skills but all of the sudden even after just my first term at Brandeis I ve realized I know so much more about my company and how it operates It has been really rewarding to not only acquire skills on the technical level but on the leadership and professional level as well SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Pfizer Inc March 14 2016 latkinson 0 Comments SPOTLIGHT ON JOBS Members of the Brandeis GPS Community may submit job postings from within their industries to advertise exclusively to our community This is a great way to further connect and seek out opportunities as they come up If you are interested in posting an opportunity please complete the following form found here Where Pfizer Inc Cambridge MA Position Several Positions available in Human Genetics and Computational Biomedicine The advance of human genetics in recent years driven by the large scale human genome sequencing and genome wide association in multiple disease areas has brought the research community and pharmaceutical industry an unprecedented opportunity to utilize this information and technology to facilitate innovative drug discovery and development Pfizer has now reached a key point at which human genetics is sufficiently mature to aid the drug discovery process in several important areas Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and Neuroscience stand out as areas where genetic research has been successful suggesting that increased emphasis and resource may yield ever more safe and efficacious precision medicines A combination of genetic epidemiology and functional genomics will facilitate our ability to identify mechanisms indications patients and biomarkers all of which would be guided by an evidence base in humans Opportunities also exist to integrate human genetics with other types of data measured in clinical research such as gene expression via RNAseq protein measurements in peripheral blood structural and functional brain imaging and immune cell responses to treatment This will enable holistic view of biomarker response Carefully designed and implemented pharmacogenetic studies of drug responses in clinical trials could provide novel mechanistic learnings to support combination therapy or biomarkers for patient stratification Pfizer is looking for experts in human genetics with sound knowledge of applying human genetics and genomics as tools for target discovery validation biomarker indication identification patient stratification through genetic association analyses and functional biology studies Click here to view further details on this opportunity Any further questions on the position may be directed to Megan Harrigan at megan harrigan pfizer com Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume cv and cover letter through the Pfizer online portal here Please make sure to reference seeing this position through the Brandeis GPS job spotlight post Not subscribed to our blog Click here to subscribe On the light of reason and being bold March 10 2016 shuck 0 Comments This is the time of year where we begin to wonder how everything is moving so fast You may notice more sunlight warmer temperatures and start to realize that winter is finally retreating Spring is on the way and with it comes new opportunities adventures challenges and milestones As we all hurdle through the beginning of 2016 and take on our goals for the year we tend to forget what is waiting at the turn of each new season For nearly 100 GPS students the beginning of summer marks an incredibly important personal milestone completing their graduate programs We are nearly two months away from our 2016 commencement ceremony on May 22 It s hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since the Brandeis GPS class of 2015 took to the stage to accept their diplomas We were lucky to have commencement speaker and Brandeis alum Curtis H Tearte who took us on a journey through his life and left us with the resonating reminder to always expect the unexpected Curtis Tearte is a leader in business transformation and technology He joined IBM in 1979 and rapidly progressed through four consecutive levels as director vice president and general manager He is responsible for multiple sectors across the key revenue generating areas of the company Mr Tearte also served on the IBM Worldwide Management Committee which is composed of the top 60 IBM executives In his final position he spearheaded the company s single largest infrastructure IT transformation designed as a model for U S state and allied foreign governments Mr Tearte took the time to speak to all of us and lend his expertise He expressed how proud he was of every GPS student who returned to school despite the many challenges that arise when juggling multiple commitments It was truly an honor to hear him speak with such passion and vigor As we reflect on our most recent commencement ceremony we look forward to what is to come this May We are already so proud of all our students and wish them nothing but the best We hope you are as excited for Commencement 2016 as everyone here at GPS Read more about our 2015 commencement or watch the video here Not subscribed to our blog Click here to subscribe WhatsYourWhy Wednesday with Heather Ryder March 2 2016 memiller 0 Comments We know that pursuing a master s degree can be overwhelming particularly for students who work full time and are already balancing professional and personal commitments We also know that every student has a unique reason that drives him or her to return to school and complete their degree Last fall we held a scholarship competition and asked our students to tell us their story their why behind their decision to enroll in a graduate program This series will profile our scholarship winners Gradu ate Professional Studies I m here with Heather Ryder a student in our Master of Science in Information Technology Management program Congratulations on winning our first What s Your Why scholarship Go ahead and introduce yourself Heather Ryder Thank you My name is Heather Ryder I m originally from Freeport Maine and I currently live in Newton Massachusetts GPS Tell me a little about your day job HR I work at HubSpot a marketing and sales software company in Cambridge I ve been here for almost five years and I manage our help desk team We have a team of six people here in the U S and we support our employees all over the globe I also do some system administration and act as a liaison between different departments on projects involving IT GPS Great Let s switch gears a bit and talk more about why you decided to go back to school HR I kind of went back and forth with the decision for a while I wanted to continue learning outside of the workplace and I had just moved into a managerial role at work that was something very new to me so I wanted to build my skillsets in that area No one in my family has attended graduate school and I have a huge family my dad is one of five my mom is one of six GPS What made you choose Brandeis over some of the other schools you looked at HR I was really looking for a program that supported online learning it s so much easier for my schedule Sometimes I work really long hours depending on what we re doing or I have nightly calls with Sydney Singapore and some of our offices on the other side of the world I was looking for classes that supported those types of hours Brandeis stuck out because Janice my student advisor was just so incredible with helping me through the registration process And the fact that I could take a course prior to actually applying to see if it was a good fit for me was awesome I m only taking two classes per year right now just because of work and everything and Janice has been great about making sure I don t miss my required courses and setting me up for success That was something really important to me because I m going on this journey that nobody in my family has gone on before and it s so valuable to have someone give me advice on being a working professional who is also in school Her advice is so hands on point and I absolutely love that GPS What do you hope to gain professionally with the degree HR As I mentioned HubSpot has international offices that we ve opened over the course of the past three years This is a huge area of growth for us we really want to go global as a company No one on our team has a lot of experience when it comes to taking an IT team global How do you handle communications organizational structure changes management and leadership I realized there s so much expertise that I don t have so many things I m going up against that I have never experienced before A lot of the courses in my program specifically tackle these challenges I m really excited about all these changes on my team but I know that I could really benefit from talking to other professionals who have gone through a similar process GPS Do you have anything to expand on in terms of personal goals or how you think this degree will fit into your life outside of the office HR When I first started at HubSpot I was incredibly shy Now that I m in a management role and help motivate people on my team that s like a new world for me Just working with other professionals in my classes has helped me come out of my shell They ve really helped me figure out how to balance my personality versus the personalities of other individuals This is helpful not only at work but with personal relationships too I also want to show the young women in my family my cousins who are much younger than me that the option of getting a master s degree is available to them And show them that they can really do anything they can go to grad school or undergraduate school and work and start a family GPS Why do you think that you re going to be successful in completing this program HR Hands down it s because of the program s flexibility As I mentioned my advisor has been great about keeping me on track with my courses And because we have five years to finish the program I know I don t have to worry if something major comes up at work or in my personal life Right now I m planning my wedding for this fall so I know that I can skip a term if I need to GPS Can you think of an example of any course assignments that have directly impacted anything that you re doing at work HR Absolutely In one of my most recent classes Strategic Information Technologies we wrote a paper about the pros and cons of software that we want to implement into our work environment I used the format covered in my paper to look at six different processes we re currently using at HubSpot I measured the benefits of each technology and evaluated the benefits of each one That helped us move from six knowledge based software that we were using to

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