As a college or university student, it can be difficult to stand out when looking for your first data science job. Here is a suggestion. Build a project you can share with prospective employers.
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I definitely believe the market for great data scientists is limited. Many of the students graduating will go through the classes and complete the assignments but one needs to think outside of the box. Some of my best projects were completed as a hobby and I pushed myself to think outside of the box. Employers want employees to think outside of the box and take chances.