Data-Driven Decisions | Graduate Spotlight

Jan 31, 2022
Jessica Grande

Thomas Hudson of Full-time Data Analytics Cohort 5 at Nashville Software SchoolAs a former HR professional, Tom Hudson of Full-time Data Analytics 5 shares that his desire to make data-driven decisions led him to a new profession in data analysis! 

I like decisions being made because there is data there as opposed to [decisions just based on] ‘it just feels right’. 

What was the topic of your capstone and how did you choose it?

“Determining how ‘clean’ the electricity used in an Electric Vehicle really is and what progress the U.S. is making to make it cleaner.”

What was your favorite part of your NSS experience?

“My favorite parts of the NSS experience were the ‘aha’ moments where my understanding of the subject matter finally clicks.”

What roadblocks did you encounter along the way?

“Moving into a technical profession, the specific usage of terminology was often different from my own. You've got to ask questions!” 

​​What advice would you give to current or incoming NSS Data students? 

“Seek to understand. Always ask questions.”


Now an NSS graduate, Tom is ready for his first job in data analytics! Connect with Tom on his LinkedIn profile and get to know more about his NSS experience and capstone project by listening to his podcast below! 

Meet more of the graduates from Full-time Data Analytics Cohort 5 by visiting their class website!

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