The Smart Cube Campus Visit – Data Analyst – Priya Singh
Priya Singh, Data Analyst at The Smart Cube Shares her experience in this brief interview
College: NSIT, Batch od 2017
Please tell us about your Interview procedure at The Smart Cube (Short listing procedure, GDs, Interviews, Questions).
The process comprised of a written round based on which 20 students were shortlisted for the Data Analyst profile based on the DI score. The test did consist of four sections- Verbal, Quant, Logical and Data Interpretation. It was a two hours test. Having patience and concentration helped to get through. The next rounds were held at their office. There was an extempore followed by three technical and behavioral interviews.
What and how many internships and projects you did at college? How did you get them?
I did a couple of internships at some startups in analytics and marketing domain. I got them through Internshala and seniors. I did two tech projects which are a part of the curriculum for ECE.
What makes this company different from other firms?
This company has a great work culture. The amount of knowledge one can gain during working here is immense. The companies has clients all over the world and even firms like Deloitte hire Smart Cube for their work. It gives a great learning opportunity to a fresher.
How did you prepare for the placement season? What advice would you give to your juniors regarding the placement season?
I had an intern during my summer vacation so I didn’t prepare for the placement season at all. For non tech companies, one should focus more on aptitude (for written test), communication skills and general awareness. Sure, going through books like case in point and vault guide really helps in structuring the thought process but ultimately it depends on how you analyze the problem in the interview. Cracking the test is what you need to study for. Once you rack the test, it is more about how you sell yourself.
What’s the role of academics in getting a good placement?
It is a myth that academics don’t play any role in getting a good placement. I faced rejection due to my grades though I had 70+ so I would suggest pay attention to your grades.It is important to have more than 65% to be eligible to sit for most companies. Having over 70% makes you eligible to sit for all companies. Anything over and above that is an added advantage.
Elaborate on the type of work in this kind of role?
As a data analyst, one gets to be a part of the team working on various research data analytics projects aiding strategic decision making for Fortune 500 / FTSE 100 companies, Blue Chip Consulting Firms and Global Financial Services companies.
What growth opportunities does this company provide? Is there any global exposure?
The growth opportunities in Smart Cube are great. The initial period is a training period and after that you get to work on projects involving blue-chip companies. The Smart Cube allows you to work in your preferred field as well as compels you to learn the working of every industry which could help in the overall development of the professional.
Would you like to give any general advice to your juniors?
Enjoy your college life to the best because it is not going to be back. Maintain your grades. REALLY IMPORTANT. Take chances. UST KEEP CALM! Do not panic. Most importantly, find your passion. Choose a field because you like it and not for the money or the comfort in it. Rejections are good. NSIT is a great college, any person willing to get placed, will get placed. Cheers!