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Morgan State Teams Up With The NFL To Prep HBCU Students For Careers In Pro Football Administration

Historically Black Morgan State University is partnering with the National Football League (NFL) to launch a data analytics initiative and a career development program, the university shared in a recent press release. The newly created Data Analytics Education and Research Initiative at Morgan State will provide students with opportunities to conduct in-depth research on sports, e-sports, fintech and related business areas by using different data analytics tools. The program will also offer educational boot camps in data analytics and data visualization. Morgan State’s new initiative will be managed through its Center for the Study of Blockchain and FinTech (The FinTech Center) at the Earl Graves School of Business. “We are excited that our partnership with the NFL highlights the increasing need to train data analysts,” said Dr. Ali Emdad, associate dean of Morgan State’s school of business and management and founding director of the university’s FinTech Center, in a statement....

Nov 24, 2021

Google Offers Scholarships, Awards Grants For Diversity and Workforce Development

As high unemployment rates torpedo the livelihood of millions of Americans, Google is stepping up to assist. The tech titan introduces three new online career certificate programs in data analytics, project management, and user experience design, reports CNBC . Led by Google employees, each low-cost course teaches job-ready skills to help professionals advance in high-demand fields. Each certificate is the equivalent of a four-year college degree for related roles at the company. Additionally, the three-to-six-month-long programs are offered through learning platform Coursera and do not require a college degree. “This is not revenue-generating for Google,” says Google vice president, Lisa Gevelber. “There’s a small cost from the Coursera platform itself — the current pricing is $49 a month — but we want to ensure that anyone who wants to have this opportunity, can have it.” Along with new pathways to jobs, Google will fund 100,000 scholarships for individuals enrolled in either of...

Jul 15, 2020

Don't Believe the Hype: How Startups can Avoid the Pitfalls of Misleading User Data

Imploring data analytics is common among startups. Whether the company is in its conceptual stage or making the transition into becoming a leading name in an industry, collecting data provides helpful information on decision-making and boosts business intelligence. According to a Deloitte survey , nearly 50 percent of surveyors reported that data helps them make better decisions. However, for early startups, some data can be misleading, thus giving the company the wrong impression of success and customer population. Depending on data collecting methods or misinterpretation of a target audience, early company data can be tricky. Here are a few ways startups fall prey to faulty data: Small Sample Size During the data collection phase of data analysis, it is important to have an adequate sample size. For example, a survey of 100 customers might look different than a survey of 1000 customers. The power and validity of a study lie in its ability to incorporate the masses. The goal is to...

Oct 16, 2019

Issa Rae Diversifies Her Portfolio With Streamlytics And Angela Benton

2019 has been a busy year for actor and producer Issa Rae, and it seems she has no intention of slowing down. Issa has acquired a minority stake in L.A-based streaming startup Streamlytics , which is lead by serial entrepreneur Angela Benton. Angela Benton, a Silicon Valley powerhouse, founded at least two other companies before starting Streamlytics in 2018.  She’s also served in advisory capacities for several other startups, including NewME, a startup accelerator for minority founders . Under her leadership, the accelerator assisted entrepreneurs from underrepresented demographics in raising over $47MM in venture capital funding. According to Streamlytic’s website, their goal is “to level the playing field by democratizing access to streaming media data for both users and companies who want to leverage it.” NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 25: Issa Rae attends Black Girls Rock 2019 Hosted By Niecy Nash at NJPAC on August 25, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty...

Sep 25, 2019