Module Lead, Mindtree
My name is Arumoy Saha and I was born and brought up in Kolkata.
I was an above-average student who despised mathematics in school. Math, on the other hand, followed me around everywhere.
As I progressed through high school, I decided to pursue engineering and joined Bengal Institute of Technologies, majors being Information Technologies. Soon I got an internship at Myntra Online Fashion Store as an analyst which even sooner got converted into a full time employment and I was on boarded as Senior Analyst.
However, due to a lack of any sense of direction, I decided to take one year of a break to decide my next career move. For many Btech graduates, the obvious next step is MBA. And I secured a fair mark to get myself a seat at IMT, Hyderabad. All I wanted was something that was less chaotic and could offer me speedy growth.
I started battling with myself, post masters in executive degree, whether to explore myself in Data Science or Digital Marketing, for I believed both of these to be really lucrative in their own domains. After a good lengthy survey, I decided to go for Data Science as I found it to be more challenging. I did various marketing projects during my MBA and wanted this new chapter in my life to be a literal fresh one.
As I went through so many platforms that offered this course, I came across BT which had a good review and also the fact that there were very few students in one batch, strictly around ten. These made me choose BT over others.
Without further ado, I called Business Toys, where I was escorted through the Data Science course and all of my questions were answered. I joined BT in January 2021, and now that I think about it, it was the best move I've ever made.
My encounter with Business Toys has changed my life. Because of the training, I was able to discover a lot of new topics that I was previously unaware of. The mentors deserve all of the credit for carefully guiding me through each subject and ensuring that we gained a good grasp.
I had no prior knowledge in Advanced Excel, SQL, Python, Data Visualization, or Dashboarding before enrolling in this course. But, with the aid of the coaches and many hours of self-study of these modules to the core, I was able to gain a thorough grasp of this totally new sector of work.
On my placement day, all of my hard work paid off when I received an offer letter from Mindtree. I was only nervous about the technical rounds on placement day because communication was not an issue for me. By successfully answering all of the SQL questions, I was able to make an impact on my recruiters!
I owe a debt of gratitude to the Business Toys mentors, particularly Omkar and Manikanta, who provided invaluable assistance with the work. I am about to join Mindtree, as the Module Lead.
For those who are undecided about pursuing a career in Data Science, I just want to assure them that you can learn Data Science and have a significant influence on your professional life, even if your academic accomplishments are below average.