Subbrammanian Nochur Ganeswaran ’17
MS Management Information Systems
|Describe your current position. I am helping to design, build, and roll out applications for Bloomberg’s core product, “Bloomberg Terminal.”
What extra-curricular activities were you involved with at A&M? I participated in TAMUHACK ’16; 3 Day Startup; The Big Event ’16; and Business IT Student (BITS). I also volunteered at the Space X Hyperloop pod competition ’16.
What were your job responsibilities on your internship? During my internship at Vizient, Inc., I worked on dashboard design and software development for the project management office. The skills I gained from Data Warehousing (ISYS 637) and Project Management (ISYS 630) came in handy for this! I had no experience in dashboard development or designing reports before, but the semester-long projects in both of these courses helped prepare me for the challenge.
What was your favorite course at A&M? My favorite course was Project Management (ISYS 630). Having no experience in this area, I found the course very helpful. The course project covered every aspect of the project starting from scope definition to risk management.
What was the most beneficial course you took at A&M? In my opinion, the most beneficial course in the MS-MIS program was Data Warehousing. The best part of the course was that we built a data warehouse from scratch with a huge amount of raw, unclean data from a retail store. It gave us a feel of what it would be like to work with real-world data.
Describe your career to this point and what led to your current position. I started my career as a Data Engineer at Cognizant and worked there for two years. Subsequently, I decided to pursue my master’s degree at A&M. After the first year of my master’s degree, I interned at Vizient, Inc. as a software intern. Apart from these, I also worked on a lot of personal projects to improve my profile. All of these collectively contributed to leading me to my current position at Bloomberg.
What advice do you have for current students? 1) Take the entire first semester to figure out what kind of job interests you and what you want to become. After that, start working on your profile to get the job you’re interested in having. 2) Apart from the regular coursework, spend a lot of time on personal projects. It helps you stand out from the crowd. 3) Choose your electives wisely. 4) Enjoy your time in College Station; you will not get it again!