- Oct 29, 2017
Start networking. Read as many reports as you can and email the teams writing them. Most people are happy to answer questions or respond to feedback. Start becoming an expert on topics that interest you. Start practicing cleaning and analyzing data. There are a ton of interesting public datasets, learn Python or R and start playing around. Take note of interesting visualizations and learn to emulate them. See if there's any local firms that offer internships. Go to conferences and ask other people how they got started.