Meet Your Advisor
Career Advisor and Alumni Relations Specialist
Margaret Zuhlke is the Career Advisor and Alumni Relations Specialist for the Halicioglu Data Science Institute. Pronouns are she, her, and hers. Prior to her current role, Margaret was the first academic advisor and staff member for the Halicioglu Data Science Institute. During her time as an academic advisor, Margaret completed a Career Advising Certification through UC San Diego Extension, which led to a national certification as a National Workforce Development Professional. Margaret leverages her understanding of the curriculum to advocate for student career potential within industry while supporting current students and alumni with building career competencies and a confidence in abilities. She is committed to the Institute’s mission of training the next generation of data scientists by supporting the professional development of current students and alumni.
Hours and Instructions
Career Advising Hours:
- Tuesday: 1:00 pm — 3:30 pm PST
- Thursday: 9:00 am — 11:30 am PST
To request an appointment:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-534-0198.
- In your email, please include:
- PID to verify you are a declared Data Science major or Data Science alumni
- Preferred Date and Time based on availability indicated on advising calendar on the “Advising” page of the website
- Alternative Date and Time based on availability indicated on advising calendar on the “Advising” page of the website
- Reason for appointment: CAREER ADVISING
HDSI LinkedIn Group
All individuals who have graduated from the Data Science major at UC San Diego are strongly encouraged to join our HDSI LinkedIn Group where HDSI Career Services will post opportunities and announcements relevant to our community.
Tritons Connect is an online community of UC San Diego alumni, students, staff and faculty. It’s a Triton exclusive network where you can be matched with a mentor, post and apply for job opportunities, join a community group, access a directory of Triton community members, and so much more!
The HDSI Alumni Committee is a voluntary group of HDSI Alumni who work closely with HDSI Career Services to plan alumni events, initiatives and additional benefits. If you are interested in joining the committee and/or learning more, please contact HDSICareerServices@ucsd.edu.
This 2021 Winter Quarter we held a virtual game of Guess Who to welcome our Fall 2020 graduates into the HDSI Alumni community. Faculty and alumni reconnected while using course insights to narrow down and guess the chosen HDSI Faculty member for the round of the virtual game. We also announced the launch of our HDSI Alumni Facebook group!
Our first HDSI Alumni event, HDSI Game Night, we held during Homecoming @ Home. Teams of alumni were led by faculty members for a virtual game of jeopardy, hosted by Professor Bradley Voytek. The questions were focused on HDSI, Data Science at UC San Diego, and Data Science in general. All Alumni from the winning team received a voucher for a free class through UC San Diego Extension. All participants had the opportunity to request swag items with our new HDSI Alumni logo to celebrate being part of the first HDSI Alumni event!