We recently caught up with Hiranand Chawla, a student in our Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) program. We were interested to learn more about his experience in the program.
The idea of learning data analysis first popped into my head in 2017 but I never dared to even put it into consideration. When I started my Diploma in Business Administration program at UVic, I realised that now is the time to learn unconventional subjects and explore it.
Through the BIDA courses, I was hoping to get the fundamentals clear and it's turned out to be a fabulous choice for aligning with my career road map.
Key considerations included what I wanted to do in my career 5 years down the line. Data is the future—how I can transition in the Data Analysis industry from Marketing and Ecommerce Background?
Honestly, one fine day in November 2019, I was going through the course content pages and the BIDA course offerings caught my eye and instantly I decided to pursue them. I didn't even think to compare elsewhere because the knowledge I wanted was perfectly blended here.
The content and straightforward format of getting started with the Business Intelligence and Data Analysis program. It was so smooth that all of my worries disappeared in attending the first classroom session.
Indeed, learning the coding language. Absolutely, surprising because I know that I'm very bad at learning codes as I come from a non-technology background. However, I was amazed to see how soon and quickly I understood the fundamentals required to code in R language.
My goal of learning structural methods of doing Business and Data Analysis in the professional arena is achieved. These three courses have given me a structured analysis format compared to my previous unstructured way of approach in a business environment.
Most of my colleagues and surely to people who wants to explore the Data Analysis industry.
I believe Data is the future, trillions of pieces of data are produced every day and to deal with it, we need to learn how to use it according to business needs. Definitely, these courses are going to be my backbone in e-commerce job responsibilities as well.
Amazed to know how accessible and beneficial Tableau is. Also coding in R language was a good learning exposure. Indeed, these two would be my take away from BIDA courses.
As mentioned earlier, learning Data analysis is a great kick-starter for any career to deep dive in providing business decisions as a manager, whether you work for the Hospitality industry or Big Data firms.