“Arise, awake, and stop not until thegoal is reached.” – Swami Vivekananda Coming from theland of Swami Vivekananda, I havealways been inspired by his ideas and teachings.
It motivates me to remain focusedand strive to achieve my goal. With this attitude, I aim to be the change in ITsector and contribute to the mankind in the field of data science and ITmanagement by opening an analytic and consulting firm of my own. Since mychildhood, I have been brilliant both in academics as well as in co-curricularactivities. My keen interest in logically and analytically oriented subjectsled me to take up Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as my major subjects.
Iwas consistent with my academic performance and always stood among the top 10percent of students in the class. Furthermore, I captained and led my teams to victoryin sports like cricket and athletics at various Intra and inter-schoolcompetitions. In addition to this, I have also been recognized for my talent inart and have been awarded at National level painting competition that was heldby ‘The Academy of Art and Culture’ of my State.
During the tenureof my undergraduate curriculum, I was introduced to interesting subjectssuch as embedded systems, C, C++, data communication and computer network,operating systems etc. which helped me understand the concept of systemimplementation and how computers are applied to practical systems in day-to-daylife. As part of my final year project, I along with my team of three developeda project ‘Automatic Street LightingControl Using ZigBee Module’ implementing embedded and communication systemtechnology. Apart from the technical acumen I have gathered over the fouryears, I have learnt equally valuable lessons outside the classroom,participating in extracurricular activities.
Presentations, seminars andorganizing events gave me a platform to interact with people from variedbackgrounds. After under-graduation,I joined ‘Tata Consultancy Services(TCS)’ to experience the corporate life and to learn business rulesgoverning this industry. During my training, I worked on an E-commerce project’Inventory Management System’. The technology used was C++, Unix and My/PL SQL.After training, I got selected for a MarketingAutomation project ‘Adobe Campaign Management’. My job was to support andmaintain Adobe Campaign platform. Main responsibilities included jobmonitoring, bug fixing, ensuring smooth campaign deployments, server anddatabase monitoring, and ensuring lossless transfer of customer data upstream/downstream.
Every day we dealt with millions of bits of customer data which had to be efficientlyretrieved, stored, organized and moved to other systems which relied on thatdata. The interactions and business meetings with highly experienced team members,managers, and clients – pundits in the fields of data science and businessmanagement helped me understand certain aspects of IT management. The volume anddiversity of data both generated and collected by companies today isstaggering. In fact, as per Forbes, by the year 2020, about 1.7megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human presenton the planet. Our accumulated digital universe of data will grow from 4.4 zettabytesas recorded in 2013 to around 44 zettabytes in 2020. This abundance ofdata, coupled with the unavailability of powerful data analysis tools, hasgiven rise to a “data rich but information poor” phenomenon.
The widening gapbetween data and information has generated an urgent need for new techniquesand tools that can intelligently assist us in the management of data andinformation.Having worked inTCS for 3 years, I came to know about the importance, capabilities and businessapplications in the field of Information System. To prepare myself to meet thedemanding standards of this industry, I wish to pursue M.S in Information Technology and Management atUT Dallas – Naveen Jindal School ofManagement and my preferred area of study is in ‘Business Intelligence and Analytics’. The distinguished faculty, excellentfacilities and proximity to industry-leading organizations of JSOM makes the graduation programideally suited to my professional goals.
The breadth and flexibility of thecurriculum will provide specialization in the field of my interest. Forinstance, Systems Analysis and ProjectManagement, Business Analytics withSAS etc. are such courses that will provide knowledge which will play acrucial role in my career.
Also, certification programs offered under ITM major provide a great opportunityfor students who want a competitive edge as they seek jobs. Furthermore, at JSOM,I will be able to work with students having different work experience and culturesby indulging in community services, student organization/campus involvements,this will help in effectively collaborating with individuals of diversebackgrounds and ideas. I sincerelyrequest the esteemed Admission Committee of JSOM to favorably consider my application and provide me with asuitable platform for the attainment of success in my desired field.