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Whether you have just started your career, or have been working for several years, it is important to stay updated with the current technologies. Upskilling is essential to stay relevant and improve your career. Read further to learn about Senthil’s journey with Great Learning’s PGP Data Science and Business Analytics Course in his own words.

I’m a BFSI professional with over 20 years of work experience with industry majors such as GE, ABN AMRO, STANCHART, IDBI BANK, BAJAJ FINANCE, and FULLERTON. I handle a mid-senior leadership role at Fullerton India home finance company, where I oversee the operations of South India, spanning four states.

I didn’t have any particular challenge professionally but just had the feeling that things were getting a bit monotonous. At the age of 40, upskilling by learning something completely new but extremely relevant was important to increase the longevity of my career. 

I chose Great Learning for being a part of the Great Lakes Executive Learning. I was exposed to the pedigree of the Great Lakes earlier in my career, and I had the opportunity to spend a few hours with Dr. Bala during one of his visits to a Project that I was heading. That’s the highlight of the program.

While at times the content videos were a bit overwhelming, the mentoring sessions turned out to be the most critical interventions to learn better. I was a part of a group of working professionals with probably an average experience of over 15 years. One of the most fulfilling aspects of this course for all of us was the quality of mentoring sessions which sustained our interest to remain glued to the course and accomplish what we aspired to.

Animesh Tiwari was an outstanding mentor, and his expertise cemented our learning. His explanation of concepts for each course was extremely empathetic and made all of us from varied backgrounds be comfortable yet inquisitive while learning something that was altogether new for us.

This course has made me look beyond just domain expertise and has added analysts’ nuances to make meaningful interpretations from the hoards of data, and has opened newer dimensions to my career.

Our everyday life is significantly influenced by gigabytes of data that we consume and leave as a trace out there – What we eat, how we shop, how much we earn and how much we burn is all in the public domain. Data Analytics plays a very interesting role in our lives and making a choice to learn Analytics is the right choice as it is not only highly relevant today but also extremely rewarding.

For more such success stories, watch this space.

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