Neus Montserrat

"It has been an enriching experience on a professional and personal level, since you are in contact with people who have a very different background to you (science, letters, marketing, finance, law, etc.) but everyone has the same objective."

Neus Montserrat

"It has been an enriching experience on a professional and personal level, since you are in contact with people who have a very different background to you (science, letters, marketing, finance, law, etc.) but everyone has the same objective."

What did you do before signing up for our course?

I worked as a Project Manager and Data Analyst in Barcelona for a marketing agency, carrying out marketing campaigns mainly for the main consumer companies of the country.

What motivated you to start the course?

In my old job, analyzing data from marketing campaigns and data from surveys was the part that I enjoyed. But I could only dedicate a small part of my time to this and I wanted to dedicate 100%. I met Ubiqum through an advertisement and began to inquire about who they were and what they are doing. I liked the idea of ​​learning how to analyze large amounts of data and use specific tools such as WEKA or the programming language of R. My main motivation was to find a job as a full-time Data Analyst.

Now that you've finished, what did you find most difficult about course?

When we started learning R ti was difficult to write clean, readable, and working code because I have not programed since my time at my university, where I only learned a little about Stata language. But with the help of the mentors, peers and many tutorials, I managed to solve all the problems I encountered.

Do you think that our methodology has worked? - Why would you recommend Ubiqum?

The methodology works but needs something else: great motivation, dedication and commitment on the part of the student. At Ubiqum it is not worth "studying the day before the exam", first because there are no exams, and second because the learning process is gradual. You could spend an entire afternoon fighting to understand something and you would go home without having understood it, but the next day, at 9 you got into that and in 20 minutes you understood it, because your mind had had time to settle everything previously learned and it was easier for you to understand that concept. I do not know how to explain it, but whoever has lived it will agree with me.

I have done very well and I plan to continue with the methodology learning by doing to further expand on what I’ve learned to better myself for my new job.

Speaking of your new job, what do you think, are you happy?

Today is my last day in Ubiqum and in a week I will start to work, therefore, I still can not evaluate how it is going, although the first interviews went very well and I will be able to decide on which tools to use since it is in a new department in a large international company.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to make a change in their professional life?

First, evaluate whether you can give the next 20 weeks by dedicating to the course. If so, great, it will be necessary from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Next, have an attitude that shows that you are sure of the change, because if you believe it yourself, those around you (interviewer, mentor, partner ...) will also believe in you.

And finally, come with the open mind to take full advantage of the resources that Ubiqum provides and if you have moments of difficulty, speak to the mentors or partners because they can all help you to achieve your goals.

To conclude, how would you describe your Ubiqum experience?

It has been an enriching experience on a professional and personal level, since you are in contact with people who have a very different background to you (science, letters, marketing, finance, law, etc.) but everyone has the same objective, so you can all highlight each other in different aspects and contribute unique knowledge. Just as I did, you will learn many things that will properly prepare you with the tools needed to start a long term successful career.

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