Making a shift in career can be done at any point if you’re passionate about it. Read about Shubham’s journey with Great Learning’s PGP Data Science and Engineering Course.
Tell us about your professional background.
My journey of becoming a Data Scientist had many twists and turns. I started my career as a mechanical engineer with an underpaid job. So I did the same thing that most mechanical engineers do, MBA! I started working as a banker, but deep down I knew that this isn’t what I wanted to do. I was always in search of opportunities that suit my interests and needs. This is when I learned about Data science.
The field of Data Science amazed me, and I grew curious about it. As I learned more about it, I understood the future potential of data and Data Science as a career.
Why Great Learning?
I decided to switch to this amazing field filled with a lot of opportunities in almost every sector. But “how?” that was the question. I started searching for Data Science and its related queries on Google and I started to see advertisements on every social media I was using. I was wondering to myself that destiny is calling me. But when I came to know it was all data science and algorithms behind it, I was truly amazed. I compared many institutions that teach Data Science and chose Great learning, as it looked promising to me. 5 months of classroom teaching experience was great. All the faculties are highly qualified.
All the course concepts were covered on time, with sufficient hands-on practice. We also had to complete a capstone project in the end. This gave us an actual understanding of industrial problems and conceptually challenging tasks to work on.
How was your experience with the placements team?
By the time I finished my course and was ready for placements, COVID-19 hit India. It was a frustrating and depressing period. But the career preparation team did a good job; they always motivated us and helped us to brush up our skills, so we were ready for interviews. I got selected in two companies, SBI General Insurance and ZS associate. I chose SBI.
I would like to thank Mr. Sayan Dey, Mr. Mukul Chauhan, Mr.Aniruddha Kalbande, Mr.Pushkar Shah, and all the other faculty for such excellent teaching. I would also like to thank our career preparation manager, Varsha mam, and Ankita mam for their efforts to provide the best help to succeed.
Advice for future DSE aspirants.
Lastly, I would like to say that the beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you, so keep learning!
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