Recent Alumni

Other alumni include:

  • Lourdes Fernandez (COM ’06), President/Market Research Analyst, Visium Research, LLC
  • Larisa Epshteyn (COM’06), Program Manager, Emory Executive Development Goizueta Business School, Emory University
  • Christopher Aswad (COM’04), Senior Research Manager, PepsiCo Consumer Insights, Research International USA
  • Sara Al Tukhaimn (COM’07), Analyst, Kantar Retail
  • Michaela Ion (COM’04), Senior Research Analyst, Research & Strategy, Sony Electronics

What You’ll Learn Here

  • Students learn how to use theory driven scientific methods for solving client problems and making actionable recommendations.
  • Students work individually and in teams. They take client problems, design research projects, execute the designs, collect data, analyze data, translate analyses into a story to which the client can relate and make actionable recommendations that a client can implement. They touch, analyze and translate data into stories. They are data storytellers.

Alumni report the following qualities are expected of them:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to successfully work in teams
  • Desire to continue learning
  • Analytic and quantitative skills as evidence by work on actual projects
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of data analysis software
  • High attention to detail

Alumni report their first job responsibilities often include:

  • Designing questionnaires
  • Managing programming of questionnaires
  • Managing the data collection process
  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Assisting in the development of a data-driven story to which the client can relate
  • Assisting in the development of reports that systematically tell the story and generate client recommendations