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Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen

'City University London partners with companies in London giving students the opportunity to undertake an internship programme after exams.'

Why did you choose to study at City, University of London?

I chose to study at City, University of London because it has a high reputation of offering practical course material that can be applied directly at work after graduation. The university has good partnerships with companies in London giving students the opportunity to undertake an internship programme after exams. Also, City created a unique programme in MSc Data Science with modules that I had found very interesting and in line with my ambitions as a Data Scientist. Last but not least, London is one of the greatest cities to study IT as it is a vibrant tech hub.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

My course gave me real life hands-on experience in Data Science. I loved learning different tools, programming languages in this field such as Apache Spark, Python, Tableau, SQL etc. In addition to technical skills, we had companies such as Amazon or Hailo coming in and giving presentations about their work experience.

What has been your favourite module and why?

It is hard to pick one favourite module as there were many that I really enjoyed. If I have to pick one then I'd say Neural Computing taught by the course director. It was great to see, understand then use state-of-the-art models applied to real life data.

What has been the highlight of your course so far?

Finishing a coursework/project and seeing what I created was an amazing feeling.

Where was your internship and how was the experience?

My internship is with Reward a company doing analytics on card transaction data. I have only been here for a week now but it is already great to experience what I can do with my knowledge.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?

Seek for a job in a data-related field.

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