How this Immigrant from Africa with No Experience Cracked a Data Scientist position @ IBM

What was your motivation to move to the USA?

How did you decide what education/career to pursue as an immigrant?

What are the top strategies that worked for you to secure an internship?

1. START EARLY

  • Which industry/company do you want to work with, and then which roles are you most interested in?
  • How do your current skills match the industry you are considering?
  • Do you have soft skills or technical skills that are transferable to the new career you want to pivot in?

2. UPSKILL, UPSKILL, UPSKILL

3. LINKEDIN TO THE RESCUE!

4. NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK

5. MENTORSHIP IS KEY

What advice would you give your younger self today?

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