Adesoba selected for data science internship at IBM

UA Little Rock graduate student Adeola Adesoba was one of 40 national winners of the New Face of Tech Scholarship. The $1500 scholarship is intended to fund and fuel the aspirations of talented female college students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Adeola Adesoba, a graduate student at UA Little Rock, has been selected for a competitive summer internship with IBM. 

Adesoba will work as a cognitive engineer/data science graduate intern with IBM’s Global Business Services Team from June 1 to Aug. 13.

“IBM is such a large tech organization,” Adesoba said. “Being recognized as someone with the skills they are looking for made me excited. As a data scientist, I will utilize IBM’s technologies to build solutions for the world’s most difficult challenges and help our clients do the same.”

As an intern, Adesoba will be responsible for successful delivery of data science solutions and services in a client consulting environment. She will lead strategy discussions and help to design and develop a solution that meets client’s goals and outcomes. She will also define key business problems to be solved and formulate mathematical approaches and gather data to solve those problems.

Adesoba is a native of Nigeria who is pursuing a M.S. in information quality. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in statistics from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria, Adesoba worked as a credit risk analyst with Nigerian banks before joining UA Little Rock.

She is also a graduate research assistant with the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS) and a Devops engineer intern with nClouds. Adesoba is planning to graduate in December.

“I believe the internship will be a stepping stone for me as a data scientist,” she said. “I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity. I’m just very excited to start in June and get my hands on this real work industry experience that will give me a head start in my career when I graduate.”

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