Derek Stevens '18 virtually stopped by the Upper School computer science II class to share some wisdom and advice as a data scientist at Proctor and Gamble and the Ohio State University.
Stevens graduated from Cincinnati Country Day School in 2018. Since then, he's been at Ohio State. He graduates this spring and will work for Proctor and Gamble as a brand strategist. Last summer, he interned at P&G as a business analyst. He spoke with the class about data science and all the doors it can open.
"No matter what job you are in, you will be better at it if you can work with data," said Stevens. "Computer science is all about learning different skills, but you don't have to know everything. If you can master a handful of skills, many doors can open for you after graduation."
Students asked questions about Stevens' experience in college, how to choose the right major, and how to land a job. Stevens told them there is no wrong path.
“The best thing I can say is to find the aspects you love about computer science and go from there," said Stevens. "There's no one path to get to where you want to be. There is no ultimate job. Whatever you decide is right for you, that's your ultimate job."