Nishita’s Master of Professional Studies in Data Science taught her how to deal with big data and develop meaningful insights.
“I was looking to change my field in my final year of undergraduate study. I enjoyed programming, databases and statistics and wanted a field that would combine all three, so Data Science was a natural choice. During my search for data science programmes, I discovered that the University of Auckland is one of the best in the world for statistics, so that also helped make my decision.
“Taking courses without final exams and dependent on assignments for credits was different from my experience as a student in India, but the professors were very helpful. They answered the numerous questions I had which took away a lot of stress.”
During my search for data science programmes, I discovered that the University of Auckland is one of the best in the world for statistics.
“Since graduation I have been working at EROAD as a Data Analyst/Business Intelligence Developer. One of my favourite parts of the job is dealing with massive amounts of data every day. The MProfStuds in Data Science taught me how to deal with big data and develop meaningful insights. Being able to put what I have learned to use in everyday work has been great.
“I didn’t have a lot of experience attending job interviews, so the events run by the University library on resume writing and interviews were very helpful.”
“I can see myself moving from a data analyst/business intelligence developer into a data scientist role in the future. In the long term I want to get a PhD specialising in machine learning and database systems.
“I'm driven by a love for data, programming and solving problems. I hope to help people with the insights and analysis I create. Working for a company like EROAD – who are heavily invested in driver and road safety – means my insights could help save someone's life one day.”