Ubiqum's Data Analytics bootcamp is unique as it focuses on simulating real-life data analytics scenarios. I knew it would be perfect for me.Jaume Soler
Congratulations on your new job! Where will you be working?
I’ll be working as a data analyst for Hewlett-Packard (HP). It’s a very large company and will no doubt bring a lot of challenges so I am very excited.
What were you doing before signing up for our course?
I used to be a senior sales agent in industrial automation and electrical equipment. I spent more than a decade doing this successfully before I decided I needed to change my career.
Why did it seem like the right moment in your life to sign up for the course?
Well, the world is evolving and after ten years I realised I had to be brave and take the next step in my career.
What was your main concern before starting?
My main concern was whether I would be able to adapt. I was so used to driving from factory to factory, which is a completely different way of life, but I knew I had to try at least. I soon realised that sitting down at a laptop everyday was actually quite enjoyable.
Why did Ubiqum Code Academy stand out as the best option?
I looked into doing a university course but they were all too long and started in October, following the academic year. I needed to start learning immediately as it wasn’t feasible for me to spend so much time unemployed. Ubiqum was the only place offering a Data Analytics course that began in March, at exactly the moment I needed it. I also saw that Ubiqum had a team of people dedicated to finding its students jobs after the course. Of course, this encouraged me greatly because it felt like less of a risk.
What were your expectations/what were you hoping to get out of it?
Everything was as I expected it to be more or less, although I didn’t expect to find so many people challenging themselves from so many different backgrounds and with varying expertise. It was a whole new world within a world and a really nice environment to work in.
Do you think our Learn by Doing methodology has been effective?
Extremely, the bootcamp is unique and focuses on simulating real life data analytics environments, which is why I knew Ubiqum would be perfect for me.
How helpful did you find the Career Placement service?
I found the Career Placement service very helpful, actually the company that hired me has hired students from Ubiqum before. Having these affiliated hiring partners helped me find a job really quickly, so I’m very pleased with the support given by the Career Placement team.
Would you recommend Ubiqum and if so, why?
Of course, I have nothing bad to say about Ubiqum and the Data Analytics program. If I was to give someone in the same position as I was some advice, I would say that the IT sector is a world full of opportunities and is only getting bigger. So, if they feel that they need to gain IT skills, and more specifically, data analysis skills, then Ubiqum is the best place to go. Though I’ve already landed a new job, with the skills and expertise I’ve gained, I feel confident that I could apply to any job.
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