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BPI-UnitedHealth Group Data Science (BUDS) Program


Our program is an intensive 12-month training and job-rotation program that offers handsome compensation and an accelerated development opportunity for recent graduates wanting to pursue a career in the field of data science. It features essential learning experiences and industry-specific training designed to prepare prospective employees of both UnitedHealth Group and BPI. Participants will receive generous compensation throughout the program and successful graduates will be offered attractive opportunities within BPI and UnitedHealth Group.

Important dates:

Apr 1, 2019 Early Decision Notification
May 15, 2019 Regular Decision Notification
Jun 1, 2019 Final Deadline for Applications
Jul-Dec 2019 Data Science Training
Jan-Mar 2020 Internship with BPI/UnitedHealth Group
Apr-Jun 2020 Internship with BPI/UnitedHealth Group

Who should apply?

Recent graduates of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, or a similar degree with a solid mathematical background in Probability and Statistics, Linear Algebra, and Multivariable Calculus and interested in pursuing a career in data science and applying their knowledge, skills, and creativity to solving industry problems.

What will you learn?

Data Science Toolkit
UNIX, SQL, Github, Python, R, Tableau, Spark, Hadoop

Foundations of Data Science
Advanced Linear Algebra, Advanced Multivariable Calculus, Probability, Regression

Data Science Research
Data Collection and Validation, Experimental Design, Machine Learning, Algorithms, Data Visualization and Presentation

Data Science in the Real World
Data science applications in the health care and financial industries

Who will you learn from?

Our instructors have invaluable industry experience.
These are only a sample of the professionals who will be teaching you:

Andrew Teasdale Ph.D., Training Director, UnitedHealth Group Research & Development

Greg Lyng Ph.D., Research Fellow, UnitedHealth Group Research & Development

Reina Reyes Ph.D., Data Scientist, UnitedHealth Group Research & Development

Eloisa Ventura, Data Scientist, UnitedHealth Group Research & Development