Generation Data

Meet the next generation of students using Tableau.
Students of Generation Data

What is Generation Data?

At Tableau, we feel data skills are essential for the next generation of workers and business leaders. Tableau’s Academic Program seeks to arm students with the valuable analytical skills needed to help them make data-driven decisions, both academically and professionally.

What began as a blog post, the Generation Data series is now a community of student Tableau users. Learn from students like you on how they learned Tableau and found new opportunities because of their data skills.

All students should learn at least the basics of Tableau. It is a very good way to increase one's value as a future professional.

Students share their data journey

Billy Wang, Tsinghua University

Graduate student Billy discusses how he changed his career path towards data science after learning Tableau.

Tejal Narkar, University of Texas - Dallas

Learn how Tejal landed an internship at ESPN on the Human Resources team while pursuing her Masters degree.

Matt Farkas, Northwestern University

Hear how Matt landed his dream internship at Spotify by finding harmony with data and music.

Adhi Rajaprabhakaran, Michigan State University

Economics major Adhi learned Tableau by self-teaching then landed an internship at Zillow.

Tarnejah Rolfe, Howard University

Q&A: From the first cohort of Millennials and Data to securing a full-time role after undergrad.

Timothy Kim, University of Washington

Discover how to make an interactive resume and follow in Timothy’s footsteps to learn Tableau.

Buchi Okafor, Miami University

Read how student-athlete Buchi transitioned from Finance Intern to Global Pricing Analyst at Under Armour.

Matt Atherton, Northeastern University

Without ever taking a formal class, Matt learned Tableau and landed a role at Alaska Airlines.




Tell us your Tableau story and be featured as part of Generation Data.

Cultivating the Generation Data community

Students get access to Tableau for free. We interviewed a few who were willing to share their data journey with us.

We learned students are using Tableau not only in the classroom, but also for jobs, internships, and personal passion projects.

The community keeps growing with students willing to share how they learned Tableau. Share with our team today.

Featured Articles

Blog Post

Do something that matters with Tableau

Students at University of Virginia used Tableau and open data to help the veteran community.

Blog Post

Participate in viz competitions to learn data skills

Learn about the student viz competitions around the world and how you can enter to win free Tableau swag.

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WEBINAR

Explore the Generation Data webinar series

BLOG POST

Singapore's next generation of data talent

BLOG POST

Hands on activity brings girls into the world of data

BLOG POST

How these students went from zero to data-viz hero in weeks

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