In my career as a researcher in FEUP and INESC-TEC and during my Ph.D. program, I have been learned how to use data science and engineering and have used it on research projects that help companies better understand their operations and increase their efficiency. I have experienced firsthand the powerful capabilities of these techniques and can attest that many organizations are increasingly adopting these approaches in their decision-making processes, using it to extract valuable information from otherwise unused data. It is my opinion that this Master’s in data science and engineering is an excellent opportunity to prepare for the new, data-driven needs of the current job market.