A career transition can be a daunting experience, but not at Great Learning. Here’s how Amey chose to take his career to greater heights by joining the PGP – Data Science and Engineering course at Great Learning.
Tell us about your professional background and work experience?
I am a Computer Science graduate who was working in Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. as Assistant Manager in the E-Commerce Team. While working on various projects during my tenure, I was always fascinated with projects related to Analytics and hence, I decided to upgrade my skill set in the same.
Why Great Learning?
I was exploring various institutes to pursue a Data Science course. After comparison, I found that the curriculum which GL follows is comprehensive and will help me in my career transition. I felt that GL would help me begin my journey towards Data Science. Another advantage was that the duration of the course was short compared to other institutions who were teaching similar course content in almost double the time.
How did you feel about the PGP DSE program?
I decided to join the July’19 batch – after 2 years of professional experience. The faculty for the program were industry experts who had deep knowledge in their respective domains. This enabled us to get our doubts cleared with ease. The content provided was quite rigorous, due to which, I had to push my limits while solving assignments. But once that was done, I felt confident and was ready for the upcoming challenges.
Every 3rd week we had midterm exams based on the topics studied in the last 2 weeks. This helped me keep a grip on the old topics. Before the exam, we had learning interventions where we could clear our doubts.
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How do you feel after completing the program?
After completing the capstone project and final exams, I was confident to start my career in the field of Analytics. About a week after completing the program, I got a call from Analytics Quotient where I was shortlisted for a Business Analyst role. I had started applying to companies a month before completing the program to gain experience and get an idea about the interview process. Clearing the interview was a cake-walk – since, at Great Learning, we had mock interviews with the industry experts who gave proper feedback in the topics which had scope for improvement. My career preparation mentor helped me in preparing my resume and provided solutions to all my queries.
Any advice to aspiring transition seekers?
When you decide to make a shift into Analytics, you need to believe in yourself and be confident in your decision. You need to be patient and optimistic while enhancing your analytical skills – “Rome was not built in a day”.0