Being a good analyst involves being good at numbers as well as knowing how to share bad news, according to one senior business intelligence analyst.
As a high school student at a specialized regional school in New Jersey, Jake Sisskind had an epiphany—he wanted to get into business. He had applied to a business program, but didn’t get in, so he went to a liberal arts school, Muhlenberg College. When he started learning about statistics and running regressions, it all started to click. He became an economics major and a business minor, which Susskind said helped prepare him for a career in business analytics. He later went on to earn his MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business.
Now 28 years old, Sisskind is the senior business intelligence analyst for the American Kennel Club. Established in 1884, the nonprofit operates the largest purebred dog registry,