Himanshu Rawat (Big Data & Visual Analytics Program – Class of 2018) recently aced his interviews with Fractal Analytics – India’s 2nd largest analytics firm. What is Himanshu’s success story? We catch up with him to find out.
Hi Himanshu! Could you tell us a bit about your course at SP Jain?
With over 7.5 years of work experience working in Sales & Marketing in different industries like Healthcare & BFSI, I joined SP Jain’s Big Data & Visual Analytics course in early 2018.
During the course, we were exposed to different subjects like Statistics, Mathematics, Machine Learning, Python, R, SQL, and Tableau. This significantly helped me develop skills like coding on Python/R and SQL and also build an intuition for algorithms.
You recently cracked the interview at Fractal Analytics, India’s 2nd largest analytics firm, and were placed as a Consultant. How did you achieve this?
The recruitment process was over several rounds. The first round consisted of a coding challenge & aptitude test, which lasted 1.5 hours each. You need a good deal of practice on platforms like Hackerrank.com to successfully crack the coding challenge. They tested my Python and SQL knowledge. The Aptitude Test was like the ones seen in most entrance exams – it covered Quantitative, Verbal & Analytical Reasoning.
The second and third rounds were more technical. Through these rounds, they wanted to see if I had the analytical aptitude to solve business problems. You might know a lot of algorithms. But which one would you choose in a particular scenario and why? Both my interviews lasted around an hour and in both the interviews, we discussed business problems and their solutions.
Did you receive adequate support from the SP Jain Community?
We had tremendous support with mock interviews and stage presentations. Apart from this, several SP Jain alumni came over to share their experiences of real-world business problems. This helped me a lot in understanding what to expect from an interview.
What tips would you want to give the current SP Jain students who will be preparing for their placements soon?
It is important to be confident about yourself. Prepare well. One needs to be thorough when it comes to providing a solution, and that can only come with good preparation. Good preparation will also give you the confidence to crack the interview.