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How a CMU degree helped Tatiana secure a full-time job during the pandemic

Posted 24th February 2022

From offline to online, from an internship to a full-time role – it was a series of transitions for Tatiana when the pandemic hit.

Tatiana Margulies finished her Master of Science in Information Technology (Business Intelligence and Data Analytics) during the onslaught of COVID-19. While others were scrambling for jobs, Tatiana was able to secure a full-time position as a Business Performance Analyst at one of the biggest insurance companies in Australia.

Tatiana Margulies now works as a full-time Business Performance Analyst after graduating from CMU-A.

From Offline to Online

The pandemic has forced educational institutions from around the globe to transition online. Tatiana said that while the shift was challenging, the quality of education provided by CMU-A was not affected.

She said that “CMU is very well prepared when it comes to IT. The classes, the Zoom platform, it was working well for everyone. We could still reach out; we still have meetings with professors even if it was just online. We still had the interaction,” Tatiana said.

CMU Australia’s state-of-the-art hybrid teaching environment allowed Tatiana and her peers to collaborate and engage on projects and make use of the online platforms available.

From an Internship to a Full-Time Job

Tatiana was offered a permanent position at Insurance Australia Group (IAG) after she completed her internship. She is currently working as a Business Performance Analyst where she analyses data, creates reports and dashboards about the company’s performance.

Tatiana says that the tools she learned in CMU-A have greatly prepared her for her job. “The dashboard that I create are mostly in Tableau, one of the tools we learn in CMU. We also have a specific course called Data Mining where we learn the basics. Of course, you learn more when you are working but it was a good start. And I also used SQL a lot to retrieve data and ask queries.”

Tatiana says to maintain work-study-life balance and find time to enjoy with friends and have fun.

CMU-A: Preparing you for your Future

There are two reasons why Tatiana chose CMU-A. First, because it is a prestigious university and second, because she wanted to come to Australia. She shared that she has an extensive background in Math and Statistics and would want to complement it with IT.

Her Masters Degree in CMU-A was pivotal to her internship and eventually, in getting a full-time job. CMU-A partners with top companies and organizations to give students valuable practical experience that will prepare them for the world.

Enjoy the journey, learn as much as you can. The university is really good. It provides a lot of tools, and you finish well prepared for the workplace after the degree.

Tatiana advises prospective students “to maintain work-study-life balance. The university can be very demanding, but still find time to enjoy with friends and have fun. Enjoy the journey, learn as much as you can. The university is really good. It provides a lot of tools, and you finish well prepared for the workplace after the degree.”

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