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The People Behind the People Science: Intern Edition

The People Behind the People Science: Intern Edition

by Nollie B.

Summer in Chicago means warm weather, food trucks, patio season, and a festival for every occasion. At Civis, summer means welcoming a handful of talented students from across the country. Over the course of 10 weeks, Civis’ summer interns work closely with a mentor in various departments, like Applied Data Science, Research and Development, Product, and Engineering. While here, they...

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My First Week at Civis

by Bryan B.

There can be a lot of uncertainty when starting a new job. Whether it’s your first job or your fifth, there will always be anxiety and questions on the first day. What projects or clients will I be working on? Will I work well with my manager and my team? What’s the office environment like? Will I like my coworkers?...

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Design Sprint: A Researcher’s Perspective

Design Sprint: A Researcher’s Perspective

by Allison Sullivan

Recently, I participated in my first design sprint. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, a design sprint is an intense, week long program where designers, engineers, and subject matter experts focus on creating a prototype of a new product and then testing the product on potential customers. In the past, I’d consulted on product development projects, but only...

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The people behind the people science: How our policies support work-life balance

The people behind the people science: How our policies support work-life balance

by Civis Analytics

With a culture of responsibility, transparency and acceptance, our attention to and appreciation of our employees is in the forefront of our minds. As a growing organization, we work hard but at the same time, we know people have lives outside of the office – from jetting off to explore a new place to major milestones like expanding their family....

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Lightning Talks at Civis Analytics

Lightning Talks at Civis Analytics

by Adrianna J.

One thing I love about working at Civis Analytics is that we have a fantastic learning culture. We share our technical knowledge within our teams on Hipchat, host brown bag presentations and even have a weekly Journal Club where we discuss academic papers. I wanted to expand that learning culture even more to teach and inspire others by showing what...

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Civis Analytics & The Practical Innovator: A look back at how we’ve strategically grown

Civis Analytics & The Practical Innovator: A look back at how we’ve strategically grown

by Chris G.

Last month, I had the privilege of attending The Practical Innovator, a day-long executive education program hosted at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. I was generously invited by virtue of our company’s selection as a Top 100 Finalist for the 2015 Chicago Innovation Awards, for which Civis Analytics had advanced out of more than 500 nominees. The Practical Innovator featured...

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