Alumni Spotlight: Stefan Partin

November 22, 2016

Stefan Partin earned his bachelor of science in business administration from the Haslam College of Business in 2011. For the next few years, he worked first as a business manager for the Tennessee Solar Energy Association and then as an account executive at Alternate Renewable Innovative Economic Solutions for Energy (ARiES), both located in Knoxville.

In 2014, Partin entered the MSBA program at the Haslam College of Business, where he served as a graduate teaching assistant and then as a statistics intern at 3M in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Partin says his experience in the MSBA program has enhanced his ability to perform well in his career. “I learned how to think critically and became a solid problem-solver,” he says. “That’s important, because a lot of the problems I’ve faced are very large and have lots of possible tracks. Learning critical thinking along with statistical and analytical methods builds the skills you need as a data scientist.” He also appreciates the real-world experience of the capstone course and internship opportunity at 3M.

After graduating from the program in December of 2015, Partin went to work for Boeing Commercial Aviation Services as a data scientist, where he provides analytics support for a variety of projects.