|From:||New York, USA|
|Course:||Data Analytics for Business|
|Before Springboard:||Account Manager, Handy|
Coming from a performing arts background, the world of data and analysis was entirely foreign to me. While working in customer success at a tech startup, I got a taste of data analytics, and my curiosity grew. I learned SQL and realized its power in working with data to solve problems. I felt engaged and energized: data analytics could help me pursue the strategic planning work that I am passionate about! I just needed to broaden my toolkit a bit.
When the Data Analytics for Business course was announced, I was intrigued—I wanted to further my knowledge in Excel, SQL, and Tableau, and the opportunity to work on realistic case studies seemed awesome. I was a bit hesitant in my confidence that I would succeed, since I was coming from a non-technical background, but I decided to just take a leap and give it a try. While I had taken some online MOOC classes previously, I found Springboard to be far superior, as it was flexible around my schedule but still offered individualized attention.
This course was the first step in getting my foot in the door of the data science field. I’m grateful that Springboard was the beginning of my data science journey.
"I left academia almost two years ago, and I have no regrets."
Springboard is a wonderful stepping stone to get to your goals in Data Science.