The UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) is home to talented graduate students and alumni with expertise in diverse fields, such as data science, user experience design & research, product management, engineering, information policy, cybersecurity, and more.
The Berkeley I School Advantage
The technology and information landscapes are evolving at an ever-increasing pace. The interdisciplinary nature of the Berkeley I School curriculum means that students’ skills are optimized for adaptation and working with diverse teams. Students learn and appreciate the perspectives afforded by diverse fields — information and computer science, design, cognitive science, management, law, and policy.
“I pursued data science for two main reasons. First, it sits squarely at the crossroads of creative problem-solving and technical know-how. Most data science jobs allow you to wield a technical toolset with freedom and creativity, which was really appealing! Second, I saw data scientists as ‘arbiters of truth,’ the people who brought objectivity to decisions previously made based on intuition and seniority; I loved the idea of being able to speak truth within an organization and to help others make better decisions.”
—Zachary Beaver (MIDS ’16)
Senior Data Scientist, Google