Name: Atul Sharma
Internship, Co-op, or Research Site: Aion Management LLC
Position Title: Data Analyst
Major or Program: Information Systems
Current Class Level: Master's Student
Work Term: Spring 2023
Tell us about your internship, co-op, or research opportunity, including your day-to-day responsibilities.
I assist my senior manager in building customized report dashboards on PowerBI and perform other tasks assigned by him.
Attend calls or meetings and coordinate with other senior managers in building reports.
Gather information for reporting by combining data from various databases into a single destination table, running longer-running data processing queries across several databases, and using BI tools and dashboards to translate numerous and complex streams of information into clear, concise, and simple terms.
Describe the process of obtaining your position. When did you hear of the position and submit your application?
I heard about this position on May 22 and applied. After my resume was picked, I gave the online assessment, which was followed by 2 rounds of interviews. I was hired on 06/08/2022
Which of the following resources did you use to find your current experience?
UMBC Career Center, Career Fairs, UMBCworks, Networking Events (UMBC Connects, Info Sessions, Arts with A Purpose, etc.), LinkedIn or Other Social Media
What have you enjoyed the most about your position or organization?
This position is constantly changing. I've been learning a lot of new skills that are not only job-related but also necessary to become a more desirable team member.
Since my arrival, the company has undergone a significant transformation in terms of the technology and platform it uses for operations, and I have been fortunate to be a part of it. I've learned a lot about data integration, cloud computing, and data warehouses, which are really crucial skills to learn in this day and age. Moreover, all of my senior managers and co-workers have been extremely helpful and accommodating, which is one of the best aspects of this company.
How do you believe you have made an impact through your work?
This Co-op has, in my opinion, given me a sense of belonging to my work. I enjoy the challenges that are thrown at me, and I have always performed above expectations. This has given me a lot of confidence in my abilities and earned me the trust of my seniors. I am now an essential member of my team.
What advice would you give to another student who is seeking an internship or similar experience?
Just believe in your skills and do not get disheartened by rejections.
Please provide a short reflection or quote about what you liked most about your position / earning internship credit / working with the Career Center.
I believe the career center has done an excellent job for us students. The team has always been extremely accommodating and helpful. I suppose this internship has given me a better understanding of the work culture in the United States. I have gained a variety of skills that I do not believe I would have obtained without this internship. In my office, I've formed some wonderful personal and professional relationships, and I'm proud of what I've accomplished thus far.
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