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17/06/2024 |
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Meet Tanya (she/her), she’s a twin, loves playing tennis, and won silver playing tennis in the State National School Games.

Her academic journey has been a diverse one – she studied Architecture in Delhi, worked for Airbnb as a Quality Analyst, then two years ago moved to Perth to pursue a Master in Business Analytics. She now works as a Data Trending Specialist at Mineral Resources.

Tanya says that transitioning from architecture to analytics had its challenges, particularly in convincing prospective employers of her capabilities.

“UWA played an important role in my transition, offering specialised units that not only bolstered my confidence but also equipped me with the essential skills demanded in the analytics realm,” she says.

The prestige and rigorous academic standards upheld by UWA undoubtedly opened doors for me, providing the platform from which I could launch my career in analytics.

“The turning point came when I seized the opportunity to intern at Mineral Resources, facilitated by UWA's Career Centre.

“Additionally, my capstone project for my masters helped me undertake an analytics project with Fortescue Metal Group which further augmented my practical experience, particularly within the mining sector, proving instrumental in securing the internship with Mineral Resources,” she says.

Tanya believes it was this internship that helped her to be the successful candidate for her current position at Mineral Resources. 

Her job involves visualising data trends and working to build a data warehouse and automating Power BI dashboards to help inform the company’s operations.

Tanya says the benefits of undertaking an internship are widespread, from implementing the theory learned in her degree into practical use, improving communication and teamwork skills, plus getting a taste of different industries.

I highly recommend these programs. The UWA Career Centre was very supportive throughout my journey and were always available to answer any questions regarding the internship and the selection process.

“Many companies offer part-time positions for students, which can help balance studies and internships. Summer internships are also popular, allowing students to focus without the distraction of classes. Plus, building relationships and networking in the industry can open up future job opportunities for students. It's a win-win,” she says. 

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