FAQs

FAQs

Q: Can Data Umbrella provide financial aid or scholarships to students?

A: Data Umbrella is a volunteer-run organization and we are not able to providing funding for educational scholarships or travel. Any operational costs to run the organization (meetup dues, subscriptions, etc) are all paid out of pocket by the volunteers or by donations.

Q: Can Data Umbrella offer a workshop or event on "topic x?"

A: Feel free to email suggestions and feedback to us.

Q: I sent in an inquiry and I haven't heard back. Can you assist?

Please keep these in mind:

  • The organizers, admins and moderators of Data Umbrella are volunteers donating their spare time; nobody is being paid.

  • You may not always get answer. People have their full-time day jobs, personal life, self-care, families and other obligations.

  • Please donate to Data Umbrella to support the organization.

Q: I am an aspiring data scientist. Can I speak to someone at Data Umbrella about my career goals?

As an all-volunteer team, we are over-extended and under-resourced. We have provided some resources to guide you.

  1. We have a Career Advice playlist on YouTube:

2. book: Build a Career in Data Science, by Emily Robinson & Jacqueline Nolis; 30% discount

3. article: How Do I Get My First Data Science Job? by Reshama Shaikh

4. article: Data Science is Different Now, by Vicki Boykis

Q: Do you offer career support? Can you help me find a job?

What we do is organize events, as volunteers, so the community can benefit. We do not provide career services.

We recommend joining our Discord and collaborating with the community.

Q: Do you offer mentoring?

What we do is organize events, as volunteers, so the community can benefit. We do not provide mentoring services. We recommend joining our Discord and collaborating with the community.

Resource: Rethinking Mentoring in Data Science

Q: Can I schedule an information call with you?

Informational calls can be scheduled for an hourly consulting fee. Email us for the fee amount.