University of Tennessee

Business Analytics Student: Miller Moore

November 22, 2015

Undergraduate University: University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Graduation Year (Undergraduate): 2009

Graduation Year (Graduate): 2015

Internship Company: AT&T

Internship Position: Big Data Scientist Intern

Miller Moore has a diverse background in his degree path as well as career. Moore served in the Navy and already holds master’s degree from Pennsylvania State University in nuclear engineering. This summer he interned with AT&T, where he analyzed equipment purchase orders for cost saving opportunities. He used a wide variety of tools including Oracle SQL, Python, R, Pig and Hive.

“Although this summer was challenging,” says Moore, “I believe I exceeded expectations in both the technical and non-technical aspects of his assigned projects.” As a result of the technical abilities demonstrated by his internship, Moore currently serves as one of eight program managers for the capstone experience class.

Moore cites the balance of technical and soft skills as the primary reason he chose the analytics program at Haslam. “This program has a great culture and location,” he says. “Since this is a business program, the curriculum appropriately balances attributes desired for positions that require both technical and non-technical skills.” Moore chose to follow the data scientist career path because it requires creativity, business knowledge, technical and communication skills, and above all, hard work.