Who We Are

The Big Data & Analytics Association (BDAA) is the only undergraduate student organization of its kind, prioritizing the education of its members above all else. Weekly BDAA meetings are host to a variety of insightful events, including hands-on workshops in which industry professionals teach our members about the hottest topics in data analytics, and case competitions in which members put the skills they have acquired to the test.

Our Mission

Our mission is simple: inspire students to think analytically and empower them through hands on training, all while connecting them to potential employers. To achieve these goals, BDAA aims to become the central communication point from students across disciplines to faculty and professionals in the Data Analytics field.

Our History

In November, 2012 the IBM Analytics Solutions Lab opened in Dublin, Ohio providing Columbus with a cutting edge facility in the field of big data. Columbus 2020, the economic development organization for the Columbus region, opened the potential for Columbus to become the next data analytics hub. The spike of data capture in the last few years has started conversations amongst leading local company CEOs. The rise in demand has rendered the need of capable and well-rounded data scientists. We intend to join the conversation by providing quality talent to quality companies.

Joining is Free!

Membership is free of charge, and open to all students in all disciplines. If you have any questions about BDAA, email us at ohiostatebdaa@gmail.com, or sign up for our email list service to receive updates and news. Active members receive exclusive access to job listings provided by our sponsors, and can elect to submit their resume to the website for sponsors to view.