Success Story of Aditi Dutta

Data Science Intern at Sundar Inc.
Aditi Dutta, Turing Talent Intern.
Aditi Dutta, Data Science Intern.
Hi Aditi! Thank you for agreeing to this interview. Let's start with your background, could you tell me about your background please?

My Bachelor's is in computer science and engineering, and I did that from India. Then, I did my master's in data science, becoming a data scientist intern.

Did you have any previous experience before starting the Turing Talent leadership program?

I had done a few internships before. I had done one more data science internship, which I finished just before starting this one. Before that, I did some work as well. Suppose you ask me about experiences like working with different companies, being a part of the team, and joining that project. Yes, I did have experiences like that.

For example, at a company I'm working in right now, my involvement is much more than in my previous internships. In those companies, I would just be assigned to a single person who would be my supervisor. But with this company, I even attend the daily call. So maybe I do not have to participate every day, but I do participate in weekly sessions and maybe more than once a week. And apart from their interaction with supervisors, this is more interesting, and I'm getting to learn more.

How did you find out about this program of Turing Talent?

Amazingly, I found it through social media, and I suppose it's from Facebook, like you get various ads from there. I found out about this program from there. And also, from my college career coach who gave us detailed information about Turing Talent.

Interesting! What were your expectations from this leadership program?

I expected to enhance my knowledge because even though I have a background in data science, I hadn't done much work in data science. So, I will say that it's been just over a year since I started doing data science. That's why I wanted to be more involved. Moreover, there is much competition after Brexit and Pandemic; therefore, I had to stand out as an international student. In this regard, my focus was to enhance my knowledge in this internship and get experience to go for further studies or any job.

That's right! Experience is the key to success. Well, what about projects? What projects did you build/work on during your internship?

I'm splitting addresses from their data set right now, which is taking more time than I thought. It's proving to be more difficult than I imagined because of a lot of unstructured data. So that is what I'm currently working on. Apart from that, I also like getting to know what other people in the company are doing so that I am staying abreast with everything in the company.

Which technologies did you use Aditi?

I am using Python primarily. I will also be using AWS in the future. So these are the two technologies.

What qualities did you gain during the leadership program?

I'm in the process of learning. That's why my interaction with other people from the company, "how can I interact and be a part of the meeting," makes me feel involved. I can say one thing that I gained during this leadership program: my interpersonal skills are getting more technical. But also, my interpersonal skills would be more beneficial to me because I don't have any experience in that.

How did the leadership program contribute to your long-term career goals?

This leadership program contributed to my long-term career goals in building my skills. Therefore, I'm sure that it will help me in the long run. Moreover, we can talk about the knowledge I've gained so far, which I will be able to use for my studies or jobs in the future.

How did Turing Talent play a role in finding an internship for you and helping during the application process?

This is a great question! I don't know what the word is, but they are like a bridge to getting to the internship. It was not like I specified my interest. Basically, in my first interview, I liked that I was asked what I wanted for the job. Mostly, while applying for jobs, the job description is essential. However, in this internship, "you are important." Everything was about me. The rule was selected and suggested to me by the team, which I like.

"A bridge" cannot be a wrong description for Turing Talent because, as you said before, we match the right talent with the right company. We value you.

Exactly! You guys knew which companies I wanted with which kind of rules.

Lastly, what do you say to people considering joining the leadership program of Turing Talent?

It is an excellent opportunity for everyone because whomever I've interacted with likes their sessions. I've seen that they enjoy their role, and they're getting to learn from their positions. Also, they have started a mentorship program recently, as well. So those resources are being given to us, which is one of the things I like. Moreover, as I said before, they're acting as a bridge which is great!

Thank you, Aditi for your genuinely inspiring journey in tech. Although it was a short interview, you shared valuable information with us.

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