Sometimes life throws unexpected obstacles in your way. One moment, things are going great, and you see your future laid out in front of you, the next, things come to a grinding halt, and you never saw it coming. But although those obstacles can hinder your progress and plans for life, we can rise above the setbacks and get our future back on track.
Although enthusiasm, drive, and excitement can help you overcome life’s unexpected complications, sometimes you need a little extra help. In my case, that help came from Simplilearn and its Data Science Master’s Program.
But first, a little background.
I hail from Nagpur, Maharashtra. I completed my Bachelors in Engineering from KDK College of Engineering in 2017 and got placed in M Junction Services Ltd. as an Associate. While there, I completed several projects and worked for a client, Steel Authority of India, Chandrapur. While working at M Junction, I got an opportunity to learn various languages. Everything seemed to be falling into place.
However, in early 2020, things went off the road when I went in for surgery. Although the surgery was successful, the doctor advised me not to work, so I had to leave my job.
But even my necessary departure from the workforce couldn’t diminish my enthusiasm, desire for knowledge, dedication, and ability to learn things quickly. I still wanted to learn new things, be it technological innovations or new languages. And I still had my hobbies and interests, things like cooking and dancing.
The Challenge: Upskilling After a Health-Related Absence from the IT Industry
Although my career plans had stalled, technology and innovation march on. The last thing I wanted to do was to fall behind. And the problem is, in the fast-paced, ever-growing IT world, one or two years is like an eternity.
I decided I needed to take some online courses and get myself upskilled and stay current. However, there was a dizzying number of online educational choices. Fortunately, I had friends who had taken the Data Science course from Simplilearn and were pleased with the results. There’s nothing like positive word of mouth to convince you!
Also, I noticed the reviews for Simplilearn were positive and persuasive and played a role in convincing me that this was the right choice. So, I decided to sign up. Since my health issues prevented me from working full-time, I was easily able to dedicate the needed time to study.