A research scientist is a scientist who works primarily with gathering knowledge and understanding research. While many scientists are employed in applied scientific fields that involve development and design work, a research scientist typically can be found in academic settings or similar areas.
...I was more interested in the people aspect of things. Although I thought data and stats were interesting, I didn’t imagine it applied to me or what I might do (I majored in Communication)... Then I went back to school to get my MBA and it solidified that data can be used in super powerful ways to improve the human experience and influence human behavior...
Kat ArmstrongThe Trade Desk: Engagement Manager, CI Alumni
"I have to think creatively everyday. Problem solving and looking at the big picture is essential in everything I do. Being a manager for my team I have to understand not only what and how my team is working but I have to also know how to motivate them and progress this team forward..."
Becca ParrThe Trade Desk: Lead Data Support Manager, CI Alumni
"I use data visualization to explore data, help clients understand data products, and improve custom technology solutions with monitoring."
Erik HalsethThe Trade Desk: Solutions Architect
"...So much of our industry (tech) is operationally focused. You're spending time trouble-shooting, in the weeds, figuring out why something works a certain way. You can almost always teach someone how to do those more linear things, but learning how to collaborate with people (especially difficult people) is a skill surprisingly few people have."
"Data analytics plays a large part of my day-to-day and powers the insights we can pull from the large data sets we interpret. Being able to re-work these into visual representations not only helps us pinpoint those key findings, but also helps tell a great story about the data and the audience."
Mia SilvaThe Trade Desk: Trading Specialist
"Curiosity - this is needed in order to ask questions. Questions are important to seek understanding. Understanding is critical to solve any problem. Puzzles - solving puzzles creates a space to think multiple steps ahead. They force you to look at an entire picture and see the unseen. This is a form of strategy as it relates to thinking big picture and then breaking it down into individual pieces to complete the story. This applies to building out an execution strategy in any assignment I take on."
Melissa MinneciThe Trade Desk: Academic Partnership & Program Manager
"Project management is a skill often used in marketing strategist roles that surprises people sometimes. You also get to flex creative muscles and input on creative concepting and content."
Lindsay RiceThe Trade Desk: Senior Manager, Global Marketing Campaigns