To gain hands-on data science experience, start by working on real datasets, either through personal projects. Take online courses and tutorials, complete practical exercises, and build a portfolio showcasing your projects. Seek internships, entry-level positions, or freelance opportunities in data-related roles to apply your skills in a professional setting. Collaborate with peers, attend meetups, and continuously learn and practice to develop your expertise.
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