Networking With Boston

Choosing Boston University means choosing Boston, and everything the city has to offer. In recent years, Boston has been ranked the #1 city in the US for Life Sciences and #7 in Tech by CBRE Group, and #4 most powerful financial center in the nation by Business Insider. Through our Industry Partner Projects, Stats@Work Speaker series, Career Advising Sessions, and Internship for credit options, our curriculum and relationship to the Boston data science industry help students find incredible employment opportunities, both during their studies and after, either in Boston and around the globe.

Industry Partners

Students work in teams of 12-15 under the guidance of MSSP faculty members in semester long projects with partners from businesses and organizations around the city across a variety of industries. These projects expose our students to situations where data science practice affects ongoing operations and complex goals. Some have emphasized analytics, others have focused on the development of specialized tools such as purpose-built web pages for data analytics, and all have required students to confront challenging data acquisition, cleaning, and organization issues. Regardless of the emphasis, the experience gained on these projects helps to distinguish our graduates as they enter the workforce.

Become a Partner Today

Above are a few of the organizations we’ve partnered with in recent years. Interested in becoming a partner? Please email


While the program is designed to allow completion in as little as two semesters, many of our students choose to complete their coursework over three semesters, allowing for the option to pursue an internship during the summer semester. The training provided through the MSSP program affords our students the ability to work in a variety of fields including:

  • High Technology
  • Economics/Finance
  • Marketing
  • Biomedicine
  • Online Media
  • Consulting
  • Government / NPO
  • Insurance

Alumni Corner

Click below to learn more about our students’ internship experiences and their advice for current and prospective MSSP students.

Anna Cook
Center for Policing Equity
Data Analyst
Rachel Donahue
Massachusetts General Hospital
Yuan Yuan
A+E Networks
Marketing and Research Intern


Alumni Corner Form: A section showcasing some of the amazing work our alums have done since graduating!