PwC Comes to CDS

One of the most compelling reasons to enter into a Master of Science in Data Science program is the host of career opportunities available upon graduation. At the Center for Data Science, we pride ourselves on being able to give our students access to the plethora of data science opportunities that New York City has to offer. To kick off our fall semester company information sessions, we invited PwC to stop by our new office space, and discuss how data science plays a role in their auditing, consulting, and tax departments.

PwC has a presence in 157 countries, and ensures financial security for a global clientele during an age of economic uncertainty: from projecting future trends to preventing financial fraud. One of the ways in which PwC advises its clients is through analyzing economic megatrends, which can include anything from climate change to urbanization. By drawing from a massive cache of financial records, and using artificial intelligence to organize and interpret this information, PwC is using data analytics to effectively navigate the global economy.

Besides business acumen, PwC also looks to hire data scientists with strong communication skills. Data remains useless without interpretation, and a large part of PwC’s client offering is being able to interact with clients, and give sounds interpretations of what a data set means. Like words, data can communicate stories: numerical narratives about our financial habits and tastes. Interpreting this valuable information helps PwC construct stronger economic plans and make smarter financial decisions for its clientele.

by Cherrie Kwok