It's no secret that the job market in consulting is trending towards data science with the pandemic acting as a huge catalyst towards this shift. I studied traditional business and finance concepts throughout my undergrad and have thought to pivot into a more data-oriented role. I initially thought I could develop this skill set within the firm in my post-graduate years since assignments are the quickest ways to learn, but the pandemic threw a wrench into that plan.
iI don't intend to compete with computer science or math majors, but to give myself a better chance for analyst positions at consulting firms that tend to look for students who've had some experience in SQL, Python, R, PowerBI.
With that said, I know the tools at my disposal are: (1) Coursera, (2) Youtube, (3) LinkedInLearning, (4) Google, (4) Institutional Certificates ('s Business Intelligence Analyst certificate for instance)
What is the most efficient way to pick up skills in data science?
Tl;dr: I need to learn basics of data analysis for better chance at recruiting, how should I approach it?