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Beyond the Classroom

Learning isn’t limited to the classroom at Mills. Take a look at some of the opportunities you can have while studying data science.

Events & Activities
  • Talks and Panel Discussions—Learn about careers and emerging trends from Mills alumnae and students, professors from other universities, and representatives from industry leaders, including Google, Pixar, Mozilla, and Gap.
  • Off-Campus Lectures and Events—Join other students for activities such as the Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Summit, Black Girls Code, and lectures by innovators and educators like Bob Moses, president of the Algebra Project.
  • Mills Computer Club—This student-run organization seeks to promote technical skills and professional opportunities for Mills students (undergraduate and graduate) interested in computer science and its related careers.
  • Mills Math Club—This lively organization promotes community and professional development by inviting speakers and hosting fun events like math craft night, math films, and math-themed plays for math and data science students.
  • Women in Math—Mills is proud to host EDGE in 2017, a summer program that promotes women in the mathematical sciences, and to offer other resources and programs that empower underrepresented groups in mathematics.


As a global center for innovation in science and technology, the San Francisco Bay Area is home to a wide range of corporations, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies that provide opportunities for data science students to gain work experience, build their resumes, and develop professional contacts. Our faculty and career services office can help you identify internship experiences relevant to your goals.

What Can I Do with a Data Science Degree from Mills?

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to start graduate school in data science, computer science, business, economics, social science, or related fields, or to launch a career as a data analyst, database administrator, data engineer, or data scientist. You’ll be equipped to learn new analytic methods throughout your lifetime as the field of data science evolves.

This degree is new at Mills, so we don’t yet have examples of jobs held by data science graduates. But alumnae in related fields—such as mathematics, computer science, and economics—have given Mills a reputation for educating confident thinkers with robust analytical skills, qualities highly valued by employers.