Fac­ulty of Science

Saint Mary’s Univer­sity

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Abisola Adeniran

I’m a soft­ware de­vel­oper for IBM.

After fin­ish­ing my un­der­grad, I had been work­ing as an in­for­ma­tion tech­nol­o­gist spe­cial­ist for a USAID project in Nige­ria for a few years. I was do­ing IT, but wasn’t do­ing any pro­gram­ming, which is some­thing I’ve wanted to do for a very long time. There was a point where I de­cided that I wanted to do some­thing more.

That’s why I started look­ing for pro­grams that could em­body both data an­a­lyt­ics and pro­gram­ming. I looked at a lot of pro­grams at many univer­si­ties, but noth­ing seemed to be what I was look­ing for. That was, un­til I saw SMU’s Mas­ter of Science in Com­put­ing and Data An­a­lyt­ics pro­gram. I read the cur­ricu­lum and I knew it was ex­actly what I was look­ing for.

My ex­pe­ri­ence was awe­some! The abil­ity to pro­gram and have an as­pect of data an­a­lyt­ics is al­ready an amaz­ing deal on its own, but what I got out of the course even ex­ceeded my ex­pec­ta­tions. The course re­flects that the world we live in is all about data. The pro­fes­sors de­liv­ered ev­ery sin­gle thing planned out for the pro­gram.

Now I work as a soft­ware de­vel­oper for IBM as well as do­ing data an­a­lyt­ics. It’s bril­liant to be work­ing in a field that im­pacts al­most every­thing we do. To be part of that and to be able to solve prob­lems and give so­lu­tions is very ex­cit­ing for me. I’m ex­actly where I want to be and it’s great.

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