The Only Girl in ProLearn’s First Data Science PG Diploma Batch Shares Her Story
By Afia Ahmad
From a hesitant individual to a go-getter who fought all the odds, Puja Prakash’s journey to become a data science professional teaches us several inspirational lessons. In an industry brimming with male counterparts, Puja broke all the stereotypes and emerged as a true champion. So what led Puja, an alumna of Manipal ProLearn, choose a PG diploma in data science? Let’s find out.
Puja Prakash accepting her PG Diploma in Data Science degree awarded by Dr. Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar of Manipal University.
Odd woman out!
“During the convocation, I spotted two other girls in the batch only to find out later that they had opted for the part-time Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science course” recalls Puja. However, that did not deter her from continuing on the path that she had chosen for herself. Her passion to emerge as an efficient data science professional kept her determined. In fact, it did not even take her long to break the ice and connect with her fellow batch mates. Puja fondly looks back at the day when they were all strangers and today they are all geared up to be a part of the same bustling industry.
Remember the FRIENDS episode where a chance encounter landed Rachel a job in the fashion industry? Puja experienced a similar situation when she learnt how Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence study shopper’s behaviour and suggest them products or prompt them to complete their purchase. She then researched about the data science industry and discovered the promising career opportunities in the field.
Puja’s search for a notable corporate trainer in the industry ended when she found about Manipal ProLearn’s Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science. What followed was 11 months of intensive data science training by eminent names in the industry. ProLearn provided her the exposure and the opportunities required to get ahead in the industry and Puja grabbed them with both her hands.
Puja with her classmates as they all look forward to a fruitful career in the data science industry.
Puja left her mark during the campus placements and is presently working with K-Arogia, a data analytics firm, which helps hospitals provide improved healthcare to their patients. Manipal ProLearn is proud of Puja’s achievements and wishes her the best for her future. We are sure her hard-work, dedication and never-say-die attitude will help her achieve several more milestones in her career.