Sixth Annual SAS Day features "reverse job fair" helping employers connect with students in high demand

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Contact: Yolanda Rodriguez, 770-499-3057 or yolanda@kennesaw.edu

MEDIA ADVISORY

Big Data at Kennesaw State University

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 5, 2013) — In response to the increasing demand for talent, Kennesaw State University will host a “reverse job fair” for students studying applied analytics. Representatives from major regional and national companies will meet students and view poster presentations of the projects they created using SAS, a statistical analysis system. SAS is the most widely-used statistical software in the world. It allows organizations to analyze huge amounts of data, often referred to as Big Data..

WHAT:

The Sixth Annual SAS Day at Kennesaw State gives applied analysis students a chance to network with potential employers. The Southern Company is this year’s sponsor. The company will award $3,000 for the top two winners of the student poster contest. Kennesaw State students get hands-on experience using SAS. People who are well-versed in SAS are in high demand and are difficult to recruit.

WHO:

Keynote speaker Radhika Kulkarni, vice president of Advanced Analytics R&D at the SAS Institute Inc., will discuss using SAS to address the changing analytical needs of organizations.

Greta Roberts, CEO of Talent Analytics Corp., will discuss results from the 2012 Study of Analytics Professionals that crosses industries, experience and skills.

WHEN:

Friday, April 12, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:

The Carmichael Student Center, University Rooms

Kennesaw State University, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 24,600 from 130 countries.