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Upskilling To A Whole New Career As A Data Scientist!

Nitin Kusare

Nitin Kusare

9+ years

Deputy Manager

Deputy Manager

Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd

Project Manager

Project Manager


As documented by Nitin Kusare

Sometimes in life, you get stuck and complacent, which often happens when working. Once we enter a comfort zone, we are reluctant to leave it. This is what happened to me; I was comfortable working in my job until I realized that it no longer made me happy. That’s when I decided to actually upskill and change my career.

The Journey

I graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai and pursued an MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Finance and Operations in 2018. With a working experience of 10+ years, I am currently working as a Project Manager- Data Science & Analytics at EXL. My work experience has revolved around as a Techno-Commercial Project Manager with 10+ years working in the MEP Project Management industry. 

I am skilled in Planning & Procurement, Design, Techno-commercial activities, Financial Analysis, Subcontractors’ Billing Reconciliation Processes, and Senior Management Communications. After working for years in the Construction Project management domain. 

After working for almost 9 years in the Project Management Construction domain, I realized that it’s a hectic job. I couldn’t maintain a work-life balance, so I researched and decided to shift to the Data Science domain. During my MBA, I also learned statistics and analytics, so I wanted to utilize those skills and transition in my career.

The Simplilearn Course

 I opted for the Data Scientist Masters Program from Simplilearn to upskill myself. Moreover, I also Simplilearn’s Artificial Intelligence Engineer Master’s Program and studied both courses simultaneously. 

The course from Simplilearn was an excellent platform for me to develop my knowledge from scratch, especially coming from a non-IT industry professional. After completing the course, I developed an excellent knowledge and understanding of the Data Science domain.

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The Result

Switching my career domain to Data Science was a huge risk for me. I got rejected for almost 40-50 interviews, but after that, I successfully made my career transition into Data Science with a 100% increment in my salary. 

Simplilearn is the first online platform I chose to upskill myself, and I would say I made the right choice. The course comes up with the best industry experts as instructors who are extremely knowledgeable in their fields. One of the best features that were a boon for me was the live and recorded lectures that the course provides. 

Managing work and studying could have been difficult for me without this feature since I was pursuing two major courses simultaneously. It enabled me to study according to my pace over the weekends. 

Simplilearn is a great platform to upskill yourself. It helped me accomplish my goal of making the drastic career transition to Data Science. Moreover, I recommended Simplilearn to four of my friends to upskill themselves. 

A Word From Simplilearn

Simplilearn’s Data Scientist Masters Program is an excellent course for budding data enthusiasts looking to shift into the data industry.  The program offers hands-on experience with technologies like R, Python, Machine Learning, Tableau, Hadoop, and Spark.

In addition to helping you understand core data science tools and technologies, the program also provides includes unique hackathons, masterclasses, webinars, and Ask-Me-Anything sessions. This helps the students understand the theoretical concepts and their real-world applications. 

Enroll now to get started on your career today!