I currently intern for a major stock exchange within index R&D (pretty much a data scientist role) and previously as a data product PM. I hate my job so much. I want to get into EdTech and currently got a side project going on helping charter schools new comers apply for funding through public policy strategies and build out their infrastructure. Can any of the older people in this forum teach me how to leverage and pivot this into something that I can use to break into edtech? Please help

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EdTech is something I am not familiar with. And, within the consulting industry as a whole, it is pretty specialized. I have worked at a couple of big consulting firms and our work on education is usually limited to implementing an LMS (learning management) or an ERP system (Payroll, Accounts Payable, student systems) at a college. EdTech might be something smaller firms specialize in, as big consulting firms tend to focus on big clients. A quick google search shows it is a highly specialized field, with a range of skilled individuals. Not sure how a data scientist role can move over to EdTech, but you might look into obtaining a Master’s degree or even starting with LMS systems. I wish I could be more helpful...

Ha! I actually am in a 4+1 BA/MA in Economics program with a ton of focus on development/educational economics. Thank you so much for the input about your projects with colleges. Those are very valuable insights!

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