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Hop on the fast track with the 84.51° Development Program

Hop on the fast track with the 84.51° Development Program

It can be hard to make that leap from university to full-time employment.

Thanks to 84.51°'s Development Program, graduates receive support and mentorship to help them kick-start a career in the industry.

Becoming an industry whiz

84.51° Development Program is full-time employment that is designed to support, develop and accelerate entry-level talent in Data Science & Analytics, Consulting and Engineering

Participants in 84.51°'s Development Program are leaders in the making who are recent grads, or early in their career and looking to change paths. Over the course of several months, you’ll get all the knowledge and experience you need to become an industry whiz. 

Start dates are in January and June, and employees in the program will be full-time.

Check out open positions for 84.51°'s Development Program here and find out about the different streams.

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Data Science & Analytics

This program is a robust set of trainings that will take you from university graduate to data science professional.

Jump start: You’ll receive rigorous training on R, Python, data visualization, storytelling, and much more  - all while completing collaborative case studies to apply your skills to their data. You''ll also get a foundational understanding of who 84.51° is, what the company does and how it does it.

Data Science & Analysis pool: After your training, you’ll be given live projects from teams across the business to expose you to real work at 84.51° and determine your profile of skills so that they can place you in the best role for you at the program’s conclusion.

Role placement: After completing live projects in the Data Science & Analysis Pool, 84.51° will place you in a role that aligns with your strengths, interests, and opportunities for development.

The Data Science & Analytics stream is for you if you:

  • enjoy diving into a dataset and presenting insights to a business audience
  • using statistical programming languages to solve a problem
  • have a passion for machine learning methodologies
  • are a coder who likes to focus on solution design & process automation
  • have been exploring coding languages such as R, Python or SQL


This program develops best-in-class entry-level consultants that love turning data and insights into customer centric strategies, and guiding their clients through the activation process.

When participants begin the Consulting Development Program, they are provided rigorous training and knowledge around the inner workings of 84.51°. Afterward, they apply what they’ve learned working on high- volume, high-variety real-life projects. By completing strategic projects, participants will grow more confident in their transformational skills and become best-in-class consultants.

Jump start: You’ll receive a structured set of rigorous training and case study sessions to provide an understanding of who 84.51° is, what they do, and how they do it.

Value add squad: You will begin to deliver value through practical application of your Jump Start learning by working on a high volume and variety of real-life tactical projects.

Consulting workshop: Concurrent with Value Add Squad, you are given the opportunity to work on more strategic real-life projects. The objective of this phase is to increase your confidence in your transformational consulting skills to prepare you for your first role placement.

The Consulting stream is for you if you:

  • find your wondering what data lies behind business decisions
  • love getting to the root of the problem and are energized by changing the status quo
  • enjoy solving business problems by manipulating, interpreting and visualizing data
  • are constantly putting myself in situations that allow me to develop innovative ideas and lead others to bring them to life


This program is designed to take engineers from introduction to familiarity with specific technologies used by 84.51° and encourage growth in best practices regarding developing  enterprise quality software. You’ll experience a variety of tasks and learning opportunities and gain a solid technology-agnostic knowledge of software development.

Jump start - You’ll receive training in the modern technologies used by 84.51° to build enterprise software that turns data into insights, as well as the best practices that separates a “software engineer” from a “programmer”.

Agile delivery team - Concurrent with Jump Start, you will be placed on a development team to solve our current business problems by using pair programming, brown bag sessions, a variety of training resources, and each other.

The Engineering stream is for you if you:

  • enjoy building software that simplifies complex processes into a simple and clean user experience
  • want to make applications more helpful by embedding AI
  • want to enable AI and other data science to be more effective by providing even more diverse data assets to train on
  • are looking for a collaborative, team-based environment using open source technologies

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Meet women from 84.51°'s Development Program

Many women at 84.51° have forged a successful career thanks to the Development Program.

Meet these talented women and learn about their experience of the program.

Bridget: A better foundation for the future

Bridget participated in 84.51°'s Development Program and is now enjoying a career as an Insights Analyst at the company.

She shares her experience of the program: "It’s such a well-rounded program, so no matter what your interests are or if you aren’t sure exactly what bucket you fall into, you have the opportunity to explore that."

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"A lot of companies just throw you in and say you don’t have to worry about training because you’re hitting the ground running from day one. With the 84.51° Development Program, you get a better foundation for the future because you’re not frazzled from the get-go," she adds.

"You get the time to ask questions and figure out who the experts are for each language or methodology. Other training programs probably aren’t as all-encompassing with daylong sessions devoted to training. Other companies seem to encourage more independent learning, whereas 84.51° starts with classroom style learning, which allows you to have a great transition from school to a career."

Find out more about Bridget's experience.

Sara: Making connections with other new hires

Sara is a Technology Specialist at 84.51° who also started her career with the Development Program.

"It’s common for Engineering programs to offer a two-year rotation program, rotating though diverse types of role. This type of program works great if you are less decided on what you want to do.  If you know you’re passionate about data science, a more accelerate approach, like what is offered at 84.51°, works better," she explains.

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"The Development Program helped me discover the right role that complemented my technical skillset. I came in thinking my role would be more consulting focused, but was happy to pursue a career in Data Science," she adds.

"The best part of the Development Program is the connection you make with other new hires. These relationships give you visibility into the work happening across the company.  It’s nice to make connections between your work and others’ work."

Find out more about Sara's experience.

Katarina: Experience working with many teams

Katarina is a Consultant at 84.51° and her role is to manage the client relationships for CPGs and help them leverage Kroger loyalty card data to better do business. For her, the Development Program was an immersive experience that gave her in-depth knowledge of the company and the industry.

"The Development Program was a wonderful experience because it starts with several weeks of broad learning about the company. Then as a Consultant, you get dedicated time to learn our tools and become an expert on them before having client responsibilities. Then that knowledge then gets applied through a period of project work. During that time, you get experience working with many different teams. By the time you are placed in a role, you understand what the role is like, as well as technical expertise that helps you gain credibility with clients," she explains.

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"Since I had been an intern and went through the Development Program, I was equipped with a strong foundational knowledge of our data and tools. This set me up to add value in my client relationships from the start, even as I was working to learn their business and strategies. Another benefit of the program are the people you meet in the program. Right away, you know Consultants and Analysts all over the organization and have the foundation of a network – not to mention, a group of friends!"

Find out more about Katarina's experience.

How will you make your impact?

84.51° is always looking for naturally curious people who want to collaborate and stimulate their brains. They energize us and make the company better. They’re innovators who make sure that 84.51° is always a few steps ahead of the industry. Regardless of where your skill set lies, 84.51° is are a strong team of problem solvers, learners and leaders.

Take advantage of 84.51°'s early career opportunities 

Which 84.51° development program track is right for you?

If you identify with one of the above Development Program tracks, 84.51° will love to hear from you so contact the team to learn more about joining this outstanding company and search and apply for open positions today.

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