3 Resources for Improving Data Analysis Skills | Victoria Zhao MSBA’23

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Do you want to improve your analytics skills over the summer? Check out some courses/websites I have used to expand my own knowledge about data analysis for both my degree and job search!

Google Analytics Academy

Analytics Academy introduces how to use Google Analytics to grow business by collecting and analyzing data intelligently. Since Search Engine Optimization (SEO/SEM) has been widely utilized in the digital marketing field, I would recommend you check the google analytics academy site to learn more about understanding user behavior, analyzing data, ad targeting and increasing conversions. 


LeetCode is one of the most well-known platforms that allows users to enhance their skills, expand their knowledge and prepare for technical interviews. Check their site if you haven’t done so.

My recommended topics are:

Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate 

Certificates that you can add to your LinkedIn profile and resume are really great! Google Career Certificates are provided by Grow with Google. “Over 8 courses, you would enhance your in-demand skills and prepare you for an entry-level job. You’ll learn from Google employees whose foundations in data analytics served as launchpads for their careers.” 

Check this site if you are interested in: 

  • Working as junior or associate data analyst, or database administrator
  • Learning/practicing: Presentation skills, Spreadsheets skills, SQL, Tableau, and R Programming

First original blog post by new CSE Career Captain and MSBA’23, Victoria Zhao.

By Victoria Zhao
Victoria Zhao CSE Career Captain