Story #36

April 3, 2016

 

Q: How did you decide on your undergraduate course of study?

A: Interest and strength in math and wanted to study something with more applications in the real world. Wanted both a specialised skill set and an understanding of how the business world functioned, so did both Stats and Business. 

 

Q: In retrospect, what did you think were the most useful lessons/ skills/ knowledge you'd gained from your undergraduate education?

A: Hands-on exercises using various statistical tools and deep focus on theories/ concepts as well, especially through the final year project. Marketing and management lessons were fun and seeing theories in action through discussions/ projects on Harvard Business Review cases. International exchange in an overseas environment allowed me to see how experiential learning was useful in education. 

 

Q: How has your undergraduate education influenced your career choice? 

A: Decided to pursue something that would allow me to apply what I had learnt in school and hence that career would be something that provides me the opportunities to analyse data extensively.

 

Q: Briefly describe your current job scope. 

A: Data mining/ modelling. Trying to find meaningful patterns from data.

 

Q: To what extent is your current job related to your undergraduate course of study?

A: Totally related - I acquired the skills required to perform the job through my undergraduate education/ The course was a pre-requisite for my job.

 

Q: What are some additional areas you wish your undergraduate education could have covered?

A: More career advice, be it from alumni or conferences, pushed to students, as it could sometimes be challenging to actively seek them. 

 

 

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