Archive | June, 2021

Gain Research Experience The Department of Computer Science

Are you a Honors student interested in computational linguistics, software engineering cybersecurity, or systems biology? The Department of Computer Science are offering students the opportunity to gain research experience and to complete an essay in these topics in the fall.

If you are interested, please contact Kris Ghosh by email at ghoshk@cofc.edu.

 

Posted on June 21, 2021 in Uncategorized

Revenue Management Analyst Job Opportunity with Hertz

The revenue management department at Hertz is recruiting for an analyst role! This is a great full-time opportunity for recent or soon to be Honors graduates. This position is located in Estero, FL or surrounding areas and would be a great fit for recent graduates with a keen interest in data analysis, analytics, statistics, finance, and/or economics. The position is accompanied by a competitive salary, full benefits offering, and PTO package.

Interested? Reach out to Honors College alum Alec Ball ’18 directly via email at balla@g.cofc.edu. He has been a part of Hertz’s revenue management department for three years and can provide great advice on the transition from the Honors College to Hertz.

See more information on the position requirements and benefits below!

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Position Summary: 

The Revenue Management team’s primary focus is maximizing revenue for the Hertz portfolio of brands. Analysts use analytical models, algorithms, and tools to evaluate demand, understand fleet availability, and respond to changes in the pricing environment. Analysts must become experts for their areas of responsibility, providing insight, crafting recommendations, and implementing strategic actions.

Revenue Management Analysts use competitive data to determine pricing strategies & elasticity as well as proactively develop products and strategies to meet changing consumer and market needs. In conjunction with fundamental pricing strategies, Analysts evaluate demand forecasts and optimization outputs, implementing actions to maximize the revenue opportunity across the brand portfolio.

Revenue Management Analysts are at the heart of inter-departmental initiatives to support continued revenue growth and strategic expansions. Analysts should be comfortable working with large data sets, statistical analysis, and visualization techniques. Exposure to key stakeholders and senior management require analysts to be able to utilize quantitative data to present compelling stories tailored to the audience.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Optimize revenue for geographies, segments, and channels through effective pricing and inventory management.
  • Effectively communicate pricing and yield strategies, test results, and concerns to supervisor.
  • Identify and notify stakeholders of shifts in competitor actions and/or reactions within the marketplace. Ensure each brand’s actions are appropriate and targeted to meet our goals.
  •  Analyze and summarize data, inform management of areas of opportunity. Actively participate in post-mortem analysis, document appropriately for replication in other markets.
  • Build relationships with strategic business partners in fleet, sales, marketing, and operations to advance revenue goals quickly and in coordination with the correct stakeholders.
  • Utilize exception reporting and anomaly detection to isolate revenue opportunities and take appropriate actions to correct and capture additional revenue.
  •  Adopt a leadership role to expand usage of any key learnings to analysts across the division, and even globally.
  • Audit optimization output daily. Advise of any demand shifts, anomalies, or potential errors.

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s level degree or equivalent required: preferably in Economics, Statistics, Finance, Marketing/Business Analytics, or Revenue/Hospitality Management. Advanced degree in aforementioned field of study strongly desired.

Job Qualifications: 

  • Proficiency in Analytics, including the ability to conduct root cause analysis, identify key issues, and present succinct recommendations
  • Ability to make quick decisions, take risks, and own results
  • Strong oral and written communication
  • Process innovation and development

Preferred Skills: 

  • 1-3 years previous experience within a complex demand/supply planning environment, revenue management role, or predictive analytics field
  • Knowledge of revenue optimization, pricing science, and economic principles
  • Excellent computer skills are essential (MS Office suite proficiency)
  • Tableau and SQL skills
  • Must be willing and able to relocate to Estero, Florida or surrounding areas

Posted on June 9, 2021 in Internships & Jobs, Student Opportunity Center Listings, Uncategorized

Bike Share Study Recruitment – Participants Wanted for Data Collection

 

If you like biking and are interested in participating in research data collection, this may be for you. As a part of the Charleston Bike Share program, research is being conducted to find the differences in energy needed to use a regular bike versus an electric pedal-assist bike.

To become a participant you must be 18-40 years old, physically active, and free of any underlying health conditions. You will also have to complete a baseline fitness test and complete two 1-hour bicycle rides. 

All participates will receive a Fitness and body composition analysis, a water bottle, and $25! 

If you are interested or want more information, please contact Jenny Sella at sellajn@g.cofc.edu.

Posted on June 2, 2021 in Campus Involvement, Community Engagement, Research
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