Applications are due today to register for Adobe’s 14th annual analytics challenge, which will be held throughout October.
The challenge features a variety of “complex data problems,” which students compete to solve and test their abilities against others, according to Daniel James of the Adobe team.
The competition has different phases, described in detail on the challenge’s website. After registering, you have the option to train online to prepare yourself for the upcoming events.
There are two weeks allotted to work with a major company’s data and create a presentation regarding your team’s ideas and recommendations. After two rounds of judging, the final six are brought to San Jose, California, where the winning team will be decided based on a presentation.
The challenge aims to help students practice skills that are becoming more important in the job market, such as digital marketing and analytics, according to the challenge’s website.
Previous winners have earned internships at the company they worked with, as well as full-time positions. The website also features a list of prizes, with cash prizes up to $35,000 for first-place winners, and different awards for other spots.
Students get to work alongside major companies including Sony and T-Mobile, and will be allowed to access the data these companies collected to enhance their project.
To register, head to the official website (www.adobeanalyticschallenge.com) and ensure that you meet the various requirements. All that is needed to enter is a team of three people and a faculty advisor. After the initial registration, the team will be given access to the Adobe Analytics data, and the competition begins.
More information can be found on the challenge’s website and any questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ayushi Patel is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at email@example.com