If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to change careers into the tech industry (more specifically as a data scientist) after a long time as a stay at home parent, stay tuned!
Sona Maniyan received both her bachelor’s and master’s in accounting and finance. Subsequently, she landed roles ranging from consultant to customer service supervisor and financial analyst.
But Sona’s career path took a turn after a few years as a stay-at-home Mom. She decided to go back to school to become a software engineer. In this second phase of her career, Sona has held roles for the likes of Symantec, Target and General Mills.
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“I wouldn’t say relaunching my career was just me alone. It took a whole village. Everybody has in some way contributed to help me get to where I am.“
“I didn’t care so much about grades. I cared more about what I was learning. So I would do the harder projects.“
“Data science is becoming more of a consultant role where we work very closely with the business. Communication skills and understanding business requirements are becoming a lot more important.”
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