Sidhharth Sahu Data Science Career Success Story

Sidhharth Sahu Data Science Career Success Story
Sidhharth Sahu Data Science Career Success Story

Embarking on a career in data science is an exhilarating adventure filled with endless opportunities and challenges. Aspirants often find themselves inundated with questions such as: What background do I need to have? Can my skills in other domains be transferred to data science? What is the significance of a strong foundation in mathematics and statistics? How do I choose the right institute for learning and growing in this field?

In this article, we will explore these questions through the incredible journey of Sidhharth Sahu, an alumni of DataMites who has carved a successful path in the data science domain. We will delve into his background, his challenges, and the pivotal moments that shaped his career, providing insights and inspiration for aspiring data scientists.

Sidhharth Sahu Success Story Interview

1. Hello Sidhharth, can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and your journey that led you to DataMites?

Hi, I’m Sidhharth from Odisha. I completed my B.Tech in 2018 and had over two years of experience in marketing and sales. However, in 2020, due to the pandemic, I lost my job and found myself at a career crossroads. My elder brother played a crucial role during this time, suggesting that I explore data science, a field witnessing substantial growth. 

Intrigued, I delved deeper and realized that data science involves mathematics and statistics, subjects I have always been passionate about. That was my eureka moment, and I decided to pursue data science. To kick-start my journey, I moved to Bangalore, where a friend recommended DataMites for its comprehensive data science training programs.

2. How was your learning journey at DataMites?

It was a really good learning experience at DataMites. What stood out for me was the institute’s commitment to providing hands-on experience and practical knowledge. The data science course was for 6 months where 4 months of classes and 2 months of data science internships and projects. 

I finished a Certified Data Scientist (CDS) program and worked on projects before diving into an Artificial Intelligence (AI) course. Meanwhile, I also began going to job interviews. I am someone who consistently studies for 4 to 5 hours every day with full focus, but not more than that.

3. Who was your lead mentor?

Kalpana maam and Shubangi maam taught me in the Certified Data Scientist and Artificial Intelligence Courses respectively, and I really enjoyed their teaching methods. They are professionals in their fields and made sure I understood everything clearly. I had a great experience and owe a lot of my achievements in data science to DataMites.

4. What aspects in learning helped you crack job interviews?

While studying, I took detailed notes and reviewed video lectures and recorded sessions, which greatly benefited me. I realized that each company looks for specific skills when I started job hunting, so I carefully checked their job listings and studied accordingly. I went through 4 to 5 job interviews before finding the right match. The placement team at DataMites was a huge support during this time. They organized practice interviews, which gave me a clear idea of my strengths and areas to work on, helping me to better myself.

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5. Coming from a marketing and sales background, how did you navigate the transition to data science?

The transition was indeed challenging, but my passion for maths and statistics made it smoother. I dedicated my time to learn the fundamentals and embraced the learning curve. DataMites provided me with the resources and guidance needed to bridge the gap between my previous experience and my aspirations in data science.

6. Do Artificial Intelligence and Data Science complement each other in the technological landscape?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a key player in today’s tech future, working hand in hand with Data Science. AI is a big part of Data Science, and Data Science is crucial for many applications in different fields. They work together: Data Science analyzes data and AI turns those findings into smart actions. This partnership is driving innovation and progress quickly in our digital age. AI boosts Data Science’s power, making sure the insights we get are both right and useful.

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7. How did the internships and projects at DataMites enhance your practical understanding of data science?

The data science internships and projects were invaluable. They provided me with a platform to apply the theoretical knowledge I gained in a real-world setting, bridging the gap between learning and practical application. This experience not only enhanced my understanding of data science but also significantly boosted my confidence in data science job interviews.

8. What advice would you give to someone who is considering a career shift to data science?

My advice would be to embrace the learning curve and not get overwhelmed by the challenges. A strong foundation in mathematics and statistics is crucial, and it’s important to choose an institute like DataMites that provides comprehensive learning and practical exposure. Remember, perseverance and a genuine interest in the field are key.

Sidhharth Sahu’s journey from a textile engineer to a data science professional is nothing short of inspiring. His story highlights the importance of a strong foundational knowledge, the willingness to learn and adapt, and the critical role that a supportive learning environment plays.

At DataMites, we are dedicated to empowering individuals like Sidhharth, offering a plethora of courses including artificial intelligence, data analytics, data engineering, blockchain, tableau, machine learning, and python, ensuring a holistic learning experience. With centers in Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad, and options for both online data science training and data science offline training, we extend a warm invitation to all aspirants to join us on this transformative journey. We could be telling your story of success next!

Visit DataMites offline centres at Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmadabad, Mumbai and Delhi for demo class.

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