Name: Olisa Okolo
Internship, Co-op, or Research Site: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Position Title: Data Analysis and Research Intern
Major or Program: Information Systems
Current Class Level: Senior
Work Term: Fall 2022
Tell us about your internship, co-op, or research opportunity, including your day-to-day responsibilities.
I am using my skills in data analytics, python programming and data science to support one of the many missions of the NASA Jet propulsion Lab
Describe the process of obtaining your position. When did you hear of the position and submit your application?
I heard about this position from UMBC faculty and my mentors Dr. Janeja and Dr. Karen Chen
Which of the following resources did you use to find your current experience?
Student Organizations/Scholar Groups, Faculty Connections
What have you enjoyed the most about your position or organization?
I enjoy the scale of the data that I work with and how much of a challenge it is. I have grown in numerous ways as a data scientist
How do you believe you have made an impact through your work?
I have supported the team in ensuring the usability of the data analysis models.
What advice would you give to another student who is seeking an internship or similar experience?
Be very aggressive in curating your online image. Put yourself out there.
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