From an Intern to a Data Science Engineer

Raj Mishra from Cohort Aravali secured multiple pre-placement offers from BluePi and BRIDGEi2i within 29 weeks of program commencement. Let's hear what Raj has to say about his experience at AlmaBetter.

“Hi, my name is Raj Mishra. I completed my Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering in 2020. Post that, I decided that I wanted to enter the Data Science Industry. So, I set out on the search for some good Data Science courses online. After some browsing, I came across AlmaBetter's website.

AlmaBetter gives a learning opportunity to those who have nothing but passion for Data Science. I think that AlmaBetter’s initiative to impart risk-free education to all is very noble and has democratized the access to education. One of the reasons that made me choose AlmaBetter over other institutions was their Pay-After-Placement Model. I didn’t have enough money to pay lakhs for data science courses that gave no job assurance. AlmaBetter presented me with a well designed Data Science course with no upfront payment and job security.

AlmaBetter stands for Reliability. I say this because the AlmaBetter team holds full confidence in their students and is determined to get them placed at good companies. The curriculum is excellently designed as it favours industry-oriented learning. A few things that made the curriculum stand out were the doubt solving sessions, quizzes, experiments and one-on-one mentorship sessions. The curriculum also included industry-relevant capstone projects. These projects prepared me for the industry as they taught me how to put my theoretical knowledge into practice.

One-on-one mentorship sessions with experienced Data Science professionals were conducted every week. These sessions helped me understand the real applications of Data Science concepts and kept me updated about the new trends in industry. I believe that it is almost impossible to find this level of rigorous training and one-on-one mentor support at any other institution.

Towards the end of the course, we had a one month long placement drive. The AlmaX Placement Drive included resume building sessions which helped me highlight my best qualities, and mock interviews which gave me a space to fail, learn and come back stronger. With each mock interview, I felt more confident and prepared for the real interview process. As a part of the drive, every student was given a career coach. My career coach helped me in presenting my fortes in a structured manner to the interviewer.

If I were to sum up my experience at AlmaBetter in one sentence, I’d say that the journey is ever more enjoyable than the destination.

To all those who are looking to join AlmaBetter, I’d like to say that you should tighten your seatbelts for their robust curriculum and learn to enjoy the journey. You will definitely reach your destination. Just have faith in the pilot.


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