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"There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs."| A MIT Trainee's Advice on Programs

We had the opportunity of interviewing Kumar Divya Mani, an alum from Galgotias University in Greater Noida, India about: Exceptional Programs

He is:

  • a machine learning facilitator at Google until 2019,

  • former leader of the robotics club at Galgotias,

  • current trainee at the MIT & IDSS Applied Data Science Bootcamp,

  • and upcoming affiliate alumni of MIT.

Q: Further into the MIT Bootcamp, can you describe in depth a bit more what it is and how rigorous it is?

A: I will be having a three live session per week by the MIT faculty and one or two days personalized mentoring sessions per week by professionals from an organization like Google, Genome Institute of Singapore, etc. This Bootcamp will be an application-based pedagogy and will span for over 12 weeks, where we will learn how to build solutions to real-world problems. And we will also explore the mathematical and programming technique in great detail.

Q: How do you hope to benefit from it?

A: It will have a profound impact on my professional and personal life. Professional because it will allow me to meet and connect with people from a diverse background, and will help my network grow within an industry. On a personal level, I think it's like climbing a ladder that is inclining on MIT itself. I believe that the knowledge and experience gained in this Bootcamp will eventually lead me to another home, MIT.

Q: How did you find this opportunity?

A: I usually browse through the website of MIT. I found it there.

Q: As a machine learning facilitator at Google, what did you do?

A: My task was to organize events on machine learning by working together with other facilitators.

Q: How did you land this position?

A: I emailed my resume to the person who was in charge of managing this program and told her that I wish to become a facilitator.

Q: Why do you think it was important that you take this opportunity?

A: It was important because I wanted to meet new people and learn how to manage large events.

Learn more about him and his experience on his LinkedIn account.

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