University of Tennessee

Business Analytics Student: Tyler Berlin

February 29, 2016

Undergraduate University: University of Tennessee

Graduation Year (Graduate): 2016

Internship Company: Regal Entertainment Inc.

A lifetime Vols fan from Nashville, Tyler Berlin felt it a natural choice to attend the University of Tennessee. He earned an undergraduate degree in supply chain management and decided to pursue a master’s. “I applied for a few programs, but Haslam’s master’s of science in business analytics program was up on my list,” he says. “I really wanted to refine my technical skills.”

Berlin says the program has been a great place to do that. “The combination of hard and soft skills is definitely unique,” he says. “In many programs, you only get one or the other.” He’s appreciative of the support he and other students receive from faculty members. “They’re so knowledgeable and helpful, and they have professional relationships, so they can help with job searches, interviews and job fairs.”

As an MSBA student, Berlin serves as a graduate assistant for the office of first year studies. “I’m actually in charge of data and assessment,” he says. “We have a couple of different programs on campus dealing with first year students, whether it’s freshman, transfers or bridge students from local community college.”

This summer, Berlin will assume an internship in the business analytics department at Regal Entertainment Inc. in Knoxville. He’s not sure exactly what his role will be, but he’s excited to start. “I love problem solving,” he says. “I’m not exactly sure which job route I want to take after graduation—maybe consulting or an in-house analytics position, eventually getting up to the management level.”

In the fall 2015 semester, he and several MSBA classmates started a sports analytics club that’s open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Currently, the club boasts around 20 members. “Eleven of us will attend a sports analytics conference hosted by MIT over spring break,” he says. “It will be a great experience. I’m passionate about sports, so this brings together two things I love.”