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Decision Science Accelerator Application Form

* Required

Email address *

First name *

Surname *

LinkedIn profile URL

Name of the degree you recently graduated from or expect to be graduating from soon *

Name of the institution you graduated from or are about to graduate from *

Date of graduation (Expected) *

Are you currently employed?

Are you looking for a job (new job)?

Tell us something interesting about yourself :)

I agree for my anonymised application data, qualifying test data and online course monitoring data to be used by the organisers and participants of the Decision.One Camp, to standardise, automate and optimise the process of DSA application, selection, monitoring and evaluation. Agreeing or disagreeing to the above does not affect the chance of being accepted into the DSA and the Decision.One Camp.

Skills Background

The following questions will not be used as scoring criteria. We just want to know how to customise the course especially for you. On a scale from 0 (I barely know what it is) to 10 (I’m a guru in it), how competent are you in the following domains:

1. Emotional Intelligence  *

2. Communication Skills *

3. Project management *

4. Design thinking *

5. Cloud computing (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, etc.) *

6. Working in Linux *

7. Version control with Git *

8. Working with large data storage solutions *

9. Designing database systems *

10. Computer programming (any language) *

11. Programming in Python *

12. Programming in R *

13. Jupyter notebooks *

14. Working with relational databases *

15. Working with NOSQL databases *

16. Software testing *

17. Agile software development *

18. Statistical analysis of diverse data types *

19. Supervised Learning (Predictive modelling) *

20. Unsupervised Learning (Clustering) *

21. What is your favourite tool for data analysis? *

22. What is the largest number of CPUs that you have used to solve a single problem? *

23. What is the largest dataset (in MB) that you have worked with? *

24. How many people were in the largest team that you have been part of that worked together on a single software project? (If you have not worked on a software project, enter 0.) *

What is your perception of DataOps? *

Predictive Marking

What percentage do you think you will score for the pre-test?

Get on Board!

You’ve spent years chasing your degree. But now, on the edge of tomorrow, you’re wrestling with one big question: which job should I take?

The Decision Science Accelerator is a partnership between industry experts and academics that will equip you to be one step ahead. It’s an engaging, intensive new approach to recruiting university graduates for the various roles within the decision science landscape in businesses in South Africa.

You will experience first-hand what it’s like to practice decision science in a business environment. After some online courses, you will see decision science come to life in a two-week interactive boot camp. The camp is fully remote, both to keep you safe from COVID-19 and to prepare you optimally for a world of work where remote collaboration is fast becoming the new normal. You will learn how industry-grade decision science is the product of company culture, project management, ethics and compliance, business understanding, data engineering, data analysis, modeling, infrastructure, and storytelling.

This is your chance to demonstrate that you’re a team player and a proactive learner and that you rise to the challenge when taken out of your comfort zone.

What Is Decision Science?

You may be more familiar with the term “data science” than the term "decision science."

What’s the difference?

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses scientific methods to extract valuable insights from structured and unstructured data.

Decision science is the interdisciplinary field that converts such insights into automated services which in turn help solve complex decision-making problems.

It’s decision science that helps Uber match requests from passengers to drivers based on proximity, ratings and other variables. How does a mobile operator shape and allocate promotional offers? How do the Houston Astros optimise team selection? In both cases, it’s decision science. And that’s just the start – from medical aids to mobile networks and banking to baseball – decision science is at the forefront of building a better world for everyone.