The ever-growing zeal to succeed has always been the driving force for me. I have always believed to set a goal, stay focused on it, achieve the goal and then again set another goal to achieve that. With the work experience of seven and half years that has imparted the profound skills and knowledge of the professional field; I would like to put my next step to achieve my goal by pursuing Master degree. Today, working as a Senior Quality Analyst in ‘MediaOcean Asia Pvt. Ltd.’, I am aware of the fact that given the company’s reputation and the opportunities attached with my job, anyone would like to trade places with me. But satisfaction does not come easily to me and in order to have a successful career, it’s essential that I couple my existing technical knowledge with managerial skills. Therefore, the Master’s program in Management Information System is the ideal choice for me.
A perfect blend of analytical and communication skills, creativity and spirit of teamwork is the essence of a successful Quality Analyst. The academic curriculum during my undergraduate studies helped me to nurture my analytical and problem-solving skills. Courses in Applied Mathematics helped me to learn about different tools for statistical analysis such as regression analysis, hypothesis testing and differential equations. The course on Software Engineering acquainted me with different stages of the Software Development Lifecycle and the factors to be considered while choosing a particular model for software development. Also, courses in ‘Operating systems’, ‘Theory of Computation’, ‘Computer Networking’, etc. which helped me to understand basic fundamentals and provided a strong understanding of Computers. Courses on Database Management and Data Communication helped me to learn the analysis of data and the administration of databases. Apart from studies, I was also always involved in extra-curricular activities. I was a permanent member of the anchoring committee and was also one of the organizing members of the college’s annual cultural fest and many other inter-college events. Getting engaged in diverse activities simultaneously instilled in me the art of time management and displayed the importance of setting up priorities at an early age.
My consistent performance in academics, overall knowledge in Computers and leadership qualities helped get me in through campus selection for the World’s largest gaming company “Electronic Arts” as a Quality Assurance Engineer. It was my first corporate work experience and was enough to keep the adrenaline flowing and my enthusiasm wasn’t diminished even a single bit. With almost two and half years of work experience in Electronic Arts, I switched to software giants, Global Logic Solutions. Due to my outstanding performance in training and my knowledge in the subject, I was offered the opportunity to work for the one of the company’s most prestigious clients and project ‘Verizon FiOS Mobile’ as a Senior Test Engineer. Although I was having a gaming background, the project required me to work on completely new tools called JMeter, Charles and Omniture and master it within a stringent timeline. But I enjoyed every bit of the challenge and my work was appreciated by my peers, superiors, and client as well. Working on this project allowed me to explore and apply the software development lifecycle in real time.
Currently, I am working with “Mediaocean Asia Private Limited” as a Senior Quality Analyst-I. The company is in the field of Software Product Development in the Ad-Tech Domain. Along with the application of software development life cycle, I am also responsible in the automation of test scripts. Here I automate manual test cases through data-driven development. Apart from the technical knowledge that I am gaining, it has also given me excellent exposure in business processes, team working, schedule and deadline management and client handling. In the sudden absence of my superiors, I am responsible for handling the module on my shoulders which meant daily dealings with clients and also guiding and managing the new resources. Being awarded thrice for my diligent work, Mediaocean also gave me an opportunity to travel to New York in 2017 for having face to face discussions with the product managers and direct clients regarding the roadmap and business processes for 2018. My work with Mediaocean has provided me with valuable exposure in using Java, Selenium Webdriver and to enhance my leadership skills.
With the analytical and technical skills developed through the years of under graduation and rich work experience of 7.5 years in all stages of project development, I now aim to be a technology leader. Application of information technology to solve business problems and managing information is critical to the success of a business enterprise. The MIS program, a perfect blend of three major subjects- economics, computer science and managerial science, serves this purpose. “Project Management and Implementation” and “Business Analytics” are the foremost areas of my interest that I wish to study further. The attraction in these subjects for me lies in their breadth of applicability, both as a method of problem solving in itself and in a symbiotic integration with other areas of business management. The diversity is one of the main reasons that I feel compelled to pursue Business Analytics.
I am quite aware that to bring my career aspirations to fruition, I need substantially more exposure than I at present, hence the decision to undertake a master’s degree at this stage. I believe that I have the requisite skills and the rich work experience to do full justice to the course. The program ‘Management Information System’ at the ———- would better equip me with the tools to understand the complexities and design solutions in a better way. It would also provide me an opportunity to learn from a diversified group of peers- the way they would tackle a particular problem and from their responses to various situations. I am thoroughly impressed by the curriculum and the mandatory inclusion of the subject “Introduction to Business” for students with no business background which speaks in itself the volume of research and efforts being invested in making a curriculum for students’ benefit. For me, this course is so exactly according to my needs that I feel it is tailor-made. I look forward to my admission in your esteemed university so that I can commence on the next stage of my career.
Name: Curie Nandeshwar