Reviews and student stories
Being a first-generation college grad has made me have a bias towards action... At Practicum I was glad to have recourse to the career track, where students review each other's resumes and provide moral support. It's good to not feel alone, and to have a group of people you can come back to that can share the same kind of struggles and celebrations that you have.
The people at Practicum are amazing! The community managers care a lot about students' progress and check in often. The tutors, instructors, and senior students are very responsive and provide helpful feedback to students via the Slack community and webinars.
The Practicum by Yandex cirriculum really gave me a good overview of different experiences that a data analyst would have in a day-to-day routine. The portfolio of projects I was able to make was really helpful, and I found that really rewarding because I can actially show the work I put forth.
Practicum is a very good way for students to comprehend and practice our skills. That helps a lot for a person with no prior coding skills. I could apply my new skills to projects I was working on at that time for the research institution. That helped me learn faster than I expected.
I picked Yandex based on reviews, and I'm extremely glad with this decision. I enjoy every aspect of the course: the platform, the tasks, the design, the flow, the support. I can't say enough good things about it and still can't believe I get so much for what I paid. Whenever I got stuck with a task, I sent an inquiry via the platform tech support, the response is almost immediate. That's impressive and super helpful! Highly recommended! The thing I want to highlight is the career support after graduation. It is really useful. I have polished my resume. I have done a couple of real-world projects, where you can gain experience working with real data and tasks, as well as acquire soft skills like project planning and presentation. Those projects made my resume stand out from the other candidates. I have a career program manager, who helps and supports me throughout the process of landing a Data Science job.