This March, CofC Honors student Xandre Clementsmith, a freshman double-majoring in data science and mathematics, and Jacob Mattox, a junior double-majoring in computer and data sciences, will head to California to claim their cash prize for winning the 2017 Wells Fargo Campus Analytics Challenge!
During the competition, each team of students was provided with a large data set and the following prompt of instructions:
In today’s ever-changing technology environment, customers prefer quick and seamless interactions with their financial institute. Senior leaders at Wells Fargo are looking for a new product, service, or application that will improve the overall customer experience. Based on your analysis of the data, what recommendations do you have for senior leaders at Wells Fargo?
Student teams could choose to create a simple blueprint analytics plan (Option A – prize: $1,000) or create fully developed solution (Option B – prize: $2,000 and trip to San Francisco).
Xandre and Jacob chose to compete for themore ambitious, and more prestigious, Option B challenge, and were one of four teams chosen, along with teams from NYU, Texas Tech, and Illinois Institute of Technology, as winners.