Our Data Academy group had future data platform engineers, future master data management engineers and me, the future visual data consultant. Everyone would learn a bit of each role, giving an introductory level to the topics. Solita’s internal experts held hybrid lessons, which meant real-life knowledge combined with expert tips. Regardless of your career path, the topics will be important to you at some point of your data career.
The best part of the Academy was the network that it offered to me. Firstly, I had my fellow academians. Secondly, I got a good look at all the departments and met colleagues. During the Academy, I met over 70 Solitans and got to know colleagues in different offices.
“The best part of the Academy was the network that it offered to me.”
Growing as a specialist
After the Academy I dedicated my time to self-studies: Power BI and Azure certificates were my first targets, but I also continued my AWS studies, together with the Mimmit Koodaa community.
I will learn a lot through my work as well, because all the work projects are different in Solita. Most importantly, I can commit self-study time for my work weeks. I am participating in internal training, covering agile methods, Tableau, and service design. These courses will contribute my work in the future.
Solita community has warmly welcomed me. My colleagues are helpful, and they share their knowledge eagerly. I received work straight after the Academy, even quite demanding tasks, but there are always senior colleagues to turn to and discuss the matters.
Three tips how to become a Data Consultant
Check what my colleagues Johanna, Tuomas and Tero think of their work as a Data Consultant. The article gives you a good picture what our work is all about!
Learn one visualization tool well: it is a small hop to learn a second one later. Also, it is important to understand the licensing. Read my colleagues’ blog post about taking a deep dive into the world of Power BI.
Of course, you need to understand the core fundamentals of data, and how you can utilize data in business. Here is a great example, how data creates value.
Finally, notable topics to learn are cloud technologies, databases and data modelling. They are strongly present in our every day work.
I could not be happier with my choice to join Solita via the Academy, and I sincerely recommend it!
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