At Liaison, we’re committed to providing leading-edge integration and data management solutions, like our ALLOY™ Platform, that deliver the actionable insights our customers need to succeed in the data-driven world of today and tomorrow. But, we also recognize that without smart, creative minds to leverage these tools and insights, there is no future—for us or our customers. Nurturing exceptional IT talent and outstanding leadership is critical for both our own success and yours.
That’s why we’re extremely proud to have launched the new Liaison Data-Inspired Future Scholarship program, aimed at inspiring the next generation of forward-thinking, data-driven leaders. Through this new college scholarship program, we’ll be awarding two students each year with $5,000 to put toward their educational expenses with one simple goal in mind: to encourage young people to consider the vast opportunities afforded by the growing influence of data in today’s world, and in the future.
Demand for data scientists and business leaders with analytical skills is already extremely high. Over 80 percent of today’s data scientists say there is a shortage of talent in their field, while four out of 10 companies say their lack of analytical skills is a challenge for their organization.
In fact, demand for data talent has even prompted the Harvard Business Review to declare “data scientist” to be the sexiest career of the 21st century. Let’s face it: it’s not often that the words “data” and “sexiest” are used in the same sentence, so clearly it’s a tremendous opportunity! Salaries in the field are growing, and companies across all industries (both B2B and B2C) are desperate for innovative and creative analytical talent to help them leverage their vast data stores to surface ground-breaking insights that will drive the business forward.
That’s why we believe strongly that NOW is the time to invest in the next generation of data-inspired leaders—not only to help fill the talent gap, but also to foster the kind of creativity, innovation and forward thinking that will create a more vibrant and successful future for us all by leveraging the power of data to tackle our most vexing challenges.
The application process for our scholarship program is simple. Applicants must send us a resume, along with a 30-60 second video discussing or demonstrating an important or fascinating aspect of data pertaining to today or tomorrow’s society. We want to hear from you—future leaders—what you think the data-inspired future will hold.
But, you must act fast! Applications for the Fall semester award are being accepted now through May 31, with Spring semester submissions due October 31.
And of course, we encourage you to share this news with friends, family, colleagues…anyone you think may be an outstanding candidate for this exciting opportunity.
To learn more or apply today go to https://www.liaison.com/scholarship/.