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The computer lab for the Retail Marketing Analytics Program is taking shape. LSBE Room 119, the 1st Street Gang Room which is adjacent to the LSBE Atrium is being re-purposed during the winter break. The new dedicated computer lab will increase the visibility of the Retail Marketing Analytics Program.
The new computer tables and chairs arrived January 3rd. The University's facilities staff are running the data and electrical cables through these new tables today.
The sixteen ReMAP students have all provided brief profiles about themselves. These profiles can be found on the Program Participants Page of the ReMAP website. The link to this page is below:
Students are currently developing profiles on LinkedIn and links to their LinkedIn page will be added.
The sixteen ReMAP students have started meeting on Thursday evenings to learn more about the marketing analytics field and get a preview of the large data sets that will be used during the Marketing Analytic Courses.
Allison Lutz, Leah Robideau, Andrea Johnson, Amy Goepfert, Brett Kittilstved, Donnie Mans, Calvin Griffin, James D'Amour, Jon Hammerstrom, and Kelsey Steiner (Back Row, Stairs L to R): Davis Ackmann, Megan Fusselman, Stephanie Anderson, Derick Carlson, Anna Geisler and Katelyn Korman.
Following the interviews, sixteen students have been selected in the initial cohort for the Retail Marketing Analytics Program.
These sixteen students will gather for an initial meeting tonight (11/3). Pictures and brief Bios on the students will be posted to the ReMAP website and here in December.
To increase awareness of the Retail Marketing Analytics Program, I have been presenting the program, its structure and the 2011 application process in core business courses. There have been a number of interesting questions from students which I thought I would share for your comments:
- If the marketing analytics major is a new major will businesses recognize its value and be willing to hire graduates?
- Do retail analysts spend all their [work] time analyzing data?
- I'm a health care management major, do health care companies employ marketing analysts?
Students are interested in the new program and many have picked up application forms.