Meet our Community: Greta De Vico, Data Visualisation Bootcamp Student
“Explore, Dream, Discover.” Greta De Vico, Data Visualisation Bootcamp Student at the Talent Garden Innovation School Dublin
It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. But sometimes you feel like a racehorse, and you forget. When I was eighteen, I moved to Rome from a small mountain town in Abruzzo called Farindola to study Economics and Business at Luiss Guido Carli University. Before graduating from the Master’s degree with a major in Digital Management, I started work experience in Accenture; it was an incredible experience, I was twenty-three at the time. I was there for almost three years and I have gained experience in the Customer Goods & Services and the Automotive Industry working on big data projects.
But six months ago, I started to think about my professional journey, and I just couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing. Something that over the past year had been growing and became impossible to ignore. With this fear I was wasting time, I decided to leave, I wanted to go out and discovering my purpose, looking for new experiences that can enrich my professional and personal life. And that is how I ended up here in Dublin doing a Data Science Bootcamp in the Talent Garden Innovation School.
This Bootcamp arrived exactly when I needed it, it was the perfect next step for my career and going abroad was something I wanted to do so I could grow as a person. Nowadays, everyone knows the importance of data and to understand it and being able to analyze big data in any type of context is extremely valuable. A Data Science Bootcamp seemed to be a perfect way to deepen my knowledge and skillset and, in particular, to learn to use better statistical tools. Also, it was a great possibility to meet new people from different backgrounds and experiences.
I am really enjoying the course and the faculty, I love being in such close contact with industry experts. I mean it’s so different to study in a way that tests my capabilities by using a real-life project. In fact, the project I am working on is based on Exit Entry, a startup inside Talent Garden Dublin, a new data company that connects recent graduates and students with employers using scientifically validated soft-skill and interest assessments. These assessments are to be used by students to differentiate themselves from one another when entering the job market. My project is to analyse a dataset of students that have done soft-skill and the interest assessments inside the app.
This experience that is also made up of small moments like eating pizza with the Talent Garden community, helped me remember who I am. An analytical person, that likes data but that also loves to be around other people, even if right now it is just the right time to enjoy this journey.