Paffenroth, Randy Clinton
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteÂs (WPI) Career Development Center (CDC) wishes to understand what activities are most influential to a companyÂs success in hiring talent from WPI.NOur team analyzed data provided by the CDC about online job postings, on-campus interviews, information sessions, and career fair attendance along with information about student outcomes after graduation to determine what contributed most significantly to employersÂ success. Because we wanted to be "fair" to companies in our predictions, we decided to minimize mean squared relative (percent) error, rather than traditional mean squared error. This required us to develop a regression tree completely from scratch to then use in random forest regression.
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