This piece is part of the Back-to-School series on the Tableau blog. Students around the world are returning to school with the hopes of learning new skills that will help them find success in their future careers. Learn more about the skill that tops that list—Tableau.
As much as it pains me to admit it, I didn’t learn about Tableau until after I graduated from college. However, I can wholeheartedly say now that it would have made my life a lot easier—and fun! Why? Not only is visual analytics beneficial in your courses (think about analyzing data for your marketing class), it conveys information about personal interest topics. Over the years, our Tableau community has published more than a million (literally) visualizations with themes ranging from sports and music to politics and education. Here is a sample of 10 interesting vizzes that I wish I knew about in college:
It’s your turn
Feeling inspired? It’s your turn to create a viz. Here are a few fun data sets to help you get started:
- Netflix Shows (data.world)
- TMDB 5000 Movie Dataset (Kaggle)
- 2017 ESPN World Fame 100 (data.world)
- Meteorite Landings (Kaggle)
- Uber Pickups in New York City (Kaggle)
Don’t forget to publish your viz to Tableau Public and share it with the world! Need a student license? Request one today.