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Clarence Wong

Consultant, Microsoft

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My capstone project was a live assignment that the company I had switched to was working on.

Please tell us briefly about your role and responsibilities prior to joining the course and what motivated you to join this course?

While working at ADP, I had a dual role, wherein my major responsibilities included working on Analytics and leading lean 6 Sigma initiatives. But lack of professional training in analytics and not having access to a quality network of professionals in analytics were limiting the possibility of getting new and challenging opportunities. This is when I decided to opt for a formal training and certification in analytics. I had done a lot of research on the available courses wrt faculty, content, experiential learning etc. and I had also interacted with Prof. Bappa (Program Director, PGP- BABI, Gurgaon), who gave me complete clarity about the course and as a result I zeroed in on the course offered by GLIM.

What did you like the most about the course?

The curriculum was well structured which ensured comprehensive coverage of all relevant topics like R, SAS, Tableau etc. In addition to this, the professors were extremely flexible based on the learning requirements of the batch; they were always ready to spend more time on certain topics based on the feedback given by the batch. The industry speakers were very knowledgeable and had hands on experience on the topics delivered by them. Interacting with them on real world problems was one of the biggest takeaways from the course.

Tell us something about the experiential learning during the program.

The capstone project picked by my group was a live assignment that the company I had switched to was working on. We were able to implement the learning and outcome from the project at work and it was appreciated by all stakeholders.