SAS consultant leads Data Camp for Elon students

The Center for Elon University’s Center for Organizational Analytics recently welcomed Linda Jordan, a principal analytical training consultant, to campus for a demonstration of the global software company’s “Viya for Learners.”

A data expert from SAS led students through a “Viya for Learners” demonstration in the most recent data camp hosted by Elon University’s Center for Organizational Analytics.

Linda Jordan, a principal analytical training consultant with the North Carolina-headquartered global AI and analytics software corporation, visited campus on February 13 for an evening program designed to strengthen students’ data analytics skills.

“The workshop was an opportunity to be able to see what I enjoy in data analytics,” said Paul Nunno ’27 a finance and accounting major from Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

Through Jordan’s guidance, participants used SAS Visual Analytics to visualize data, identify trends, and scrutinize relationships within their datasets. The tool gave students leverage with the data, encouraging students to ask complex “what-if” questions.

“It is important for us to bring such industry professionals to our campus to talk about best practices,” said assistant professor Manoj Chari, director of the Center for Organizational Analytics. “This type of hands-on exposure to enterprise class software is vital for students interested in a career in business analytics.”

Upcoming Data Camps

Upcoming Data Camps will be presented by assistant professor Mustafa Akben and focus on building applications with Generative AI.