What degree did you study at university?
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BScEng,Civil)
What is your role at Sanlam?
Graduate in the Data & Analytics Academy
Can you tell us why you chose this career?
I enjoy applying myself to find solutions for problems – the opportunities to do this within the field of data science are endless. The academy provides me with tools & exposure to thrive within this space.
What’s a typical day like in your job?
My typical day involves:
- Practical hands-on experience within a functional, business workload and;
- Gaining theoretical knowledge from the resources supplied by the Data & Analytics Academy
What are the some of the highlights and challenges of your role?
The highlight of being a part of the Data & Analytics Academy is being trained in various analytics software, programming languages and data modeling tools. The training is cemented through doing assignments where we solve business problems by applying our knowledge and skillset.
The challenge is that no day is ever the same!
How do you keep up to date with all the changes in your profession?
Strategic use of online resources (such as Udemy and YouTube) to further my knowledge base.
Engaging with a network of colleagues who are always willing to make the time to share their knowledge & insights gained through years of experience.
Following blogging sites and discussion threads related to data science.
What do you enjoy doing for fun outside of the office?
I enjoy having a balanced life and being active. The main activities I do are: Snorkeling, SCUBA Diving, Hiking, and going to the gym.