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Manipal ProLearn Conducted its First Networking Meetup for Students
By Arijit Banerjee
Manipal ProLearn conducted its first networking meetup for alumni and existing students as a part of the Manipal ProLearn Career Leap Assurance at Sterling’s Mac Hotel on 25th May in Bangalore.
Prolearn’s Career Leap Assurance is an initiative that is aimed at helping students build successful careers through Professional career networking, Industry projects, Industry Interaction sessions and Career Mentoring.
At the event, the Industry heads interacted with Manipal Prolearn students and shared their thoughts on the immense opportunities in data science. This was followed by a panel discussion on "Data Science Opportunities & Paradigm shift in your Organization/Industry."
The networking event, the first phase of Career Leap Assurance, enables students to get a first-hand perspective of the most in-demand skills sets needed in the Data Science industry and how continuous learning can help them fill up the positions to cater to these rising demands.
As a pioneer in education, Manipal Prolearn’s game-changing approach of working at the intersection of industry and education in bridging the skill gap will benefit both professionals and industry skill requirements.
The institute’s new age courses also help professionals become more employable and engaging with industry leaders.
Diptakirti Chaudhuri, Marketing Head of MaGE, delivered the introductory note to open the discussion by focussing on Manipal Prolearn’s long-held stance of bridging the skill gap with highly industry oriented courses.
Diptakirti Chaudhuri, Marketing Head at Manipal Global Education Services
Post his note, the Panel discussion happened on "Data Science Opportunities & Paradigm shift in your Organization/Industry", where esteemed panel members shared their valuable opinions with the students.
Panellists sharing their views ((from left to right - Manish Srivastava, Chief Technology Officer at LitmusWorld, Prashant Kale, Head – Technology for Software Development Center at Mahindra First Choice Wheels, Supriyo Bose, Head, Engineering and Infrastructure at Mahindra First Choice Wheels, and Sachin Varriar, Data Scientist at Caterpillar Inc.)
Mr Sachin Varriar, Data Scientist at Caterpillar Inc. emphasized that - it is very important to understand the business and have domain knowledge as a data person. He also said that a strong technical knowledge to interpret data is what most recruiters look for.
Mr Supriyo Bose, Head, Engineering and Infrastructure at Mahindra First Choice Wheels shared an interesting insight that recruiters look at the ability of a candidate to map the business problems with the Data Science models.
Prashant Kale, Head – Technology for Software Development Center at Mahindra First Choice Wheels, pointed out that a lot of professionals stop investing in themselves after they get a job and that leads to a mental plateau. He pressed on the need for professionals to keep continuously learning.
Manish Srivastava, Chief Technology Officer at LitmusWorld, also revealed about the hiring trends where recruiters look for two skills - Attitude and Aptitude. He advised the candidates to always have the attitude to keep on learning.
The event ended with a cohesively phrased out golden mantra by the industry heads to continuously learn and nurture a learning-hungry attitude to become successful in Data Science.
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