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Retrospective: 2 years after graduation

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May 7th, 2018:

Group Photo MSBA I graduated from Arizona State University with a Masters Degree on that day. It’s been 2 years since then. This is a retrospective analysis of what worked as planned and what didn’t.

And let me tell the current batch of 2020 graduates when I graduated on that day, I did not have any job offer in my hand. I was still applying for jobs all day. Remember, it’s will always be dark before the sun rises, but the sun will rise eventually and then there will be light.

My Retrospective Analysis:

Why I choose a Masters in Business Analytics?

  • To learn further and get a credible educational qualification.
  • To advance my career in this new promising field.
  • To get an opportunity to practice my new skills in the innovative US industry.

What didn’t work:

  • I graduated without any job offer in hand. It took me another month and a half to secure a job offer.
  • My dream job was to become a Data Scientist, but my first job was that of a Financial Analyst.

What worked:

  • In 2019, I started working as a Data Scientist at American Express.

Graduation was not the end, it was a new beginning. New success stories to be written from now. New opportunities to explore. Remember that struggle never ends, because that’s how you make progress. I believe I have accomplished what I wanted from this education, but it was not instant, it took a few years.

When I look back, I see that I have made quite a lot of progress in my career. Yes, there was a struggle even after graduation, and there will be a lot of struggle even tomorrow. Always remember to never lose hope, and keep giving your 100% to everything and every opportunity. In an independent survey conducted with the 2018 batch of MSBA Graduates, 54% said they are satisfied, and 37% answered may be satisfied with their career progression after graduation.