In more obvious realms Artificial Intelligence courses would provide a great deal of insight into another area that is being used in all facets of our lives.
Best of Luck.
Christina recommends the following next steps:
I'm very interested in stats and sports as well. There are a lot of opportunities to work on competitions / projects related to stats and sports on kaggle.com. Some of these competitions are even hosted by major sports leagues (check out the NFL competition: https://www.kaggle.com/c/nfl-big-data-bowl-2021).
For these competitions, you need to have strong coding skills in addition to taking stats classes. To develop these skills, any courses that cover the following areas will be helpful.
- Machine Learning
- Data Structures / Algorithms
- Time Series Analysis
- Data Science
In addition to these competitions, teams in all major sports leagues (e.x. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) hire analytics professionals out of college. If you take courses in the areas above, you will definitely have the skills to pursue these opportunities.
Hope this helps!
I'm a college junior and I STILL don't know what I want to do. The best advice I have for you and what I've been told myself is to pick something, stick with it for a while, and see if you like it. You really never know what you will like until you try it. No experience is ever a failure because you learn more about yourself and your likes/dislikes and can choose your next direction based on the insights you have gained from the experience. Ex: Let's say you decide to go into the medical field to be a dentist but realize you don't like working with adults. From that experience, you can pivot and change your career direction. Because you know you don't want to work with adults, you decide to become a pediatrician.
My freshman year, I thought I wanted to do research and when I had my first research opportunity, I absolutely hated it! But I would have never known if I didn't try it out at least once. I was also a computer science major my freshman year and here I am changing to a marketing-focused major. You can change your mind, people change directions every single day, so pick something! An exercise I can give you is to think of each subject (math, sports, STEM, etc.) and whichever one makes you the most excited, DO IT! Hope that helps :)