Forums for the Business Analyst

  Modern Analyst Forums  ModernAnalyst.c...  Community & Por...  Student Advice
Previous Previous
Next Next
New Post 12/13/2016 4:41 PM
User is offline Kyle B
1 posts
No Ranking

Student Advice 

In need of some guidance, from well established and engaged BA's.


I'd like to start out with my background information... I am a 3rd year student at Penn State, studying Information Sciences and Technology, with an option of "Integration and Application." I will soon be seeking full time employment as an analyst, but I need some realistic expectations and how to prepare for the future. 


My fear: My GPA will not be "up to par" when competing with applicants in a big time company. I started out in a different major, hated it, switched, and I'm currently recovering a 2.7, hopeful I will have a 3.0+ by the ending of my senior year. How hard is it to obtain a BA position? Penn State is well renowned, and I believe that will ultimately help me in the long run.


My second question is, how hard would it be for me to obtain a position in a metropolitan area, such as Philadelphia or New York City? That is ultimately my goal, and I would like some feedback from people who have had similar goals. The interview is not my concern, it's GETTING the interview. I believe I will be able to sell myself. Any advice? In the future I am looking to advance as program or project manager.


Thanks in advance for any feedback.




New Post 1/5/2018 3:01 AM
User is offline Atif 01
4 posts
No Ranking

Re: Student Advice 
Modified By Chris Adams  on 1/5/2018 1:08:39 PM)

I would suggest  you to just start your career with even an unpaid internship at small company  Positions you could target are junior business analyst, project coordinator, etc . I also suggest you do this certification of PMI to enhance chances of being hired. 

Previous Previous
Next Next
  Modern Analyst Forums  ModernAnalyst.c...  Community & Por...  Student Advice

Community Blog - Latest Posts

Is Agile a reason to avoid documentation? I bet this question shows up again and again while working with product requirements. On one side, we have got long specifications, complicated diagrams, mystical technical design, too many prototypes and pretty obvious for engineers user guides (do we really need so much?). On the other side, can we actual...
The cloud-native application development has helped enterprises all around the globe reduce time-to-market, enhance performance, and develop agility and flexibility. Several enterprises are achieving these results by migrating their systems or traditional monolithic applications to the cloud. But to gain from the real benefits of cloud technology, ...
So you’ve found the perfect time and place to study and you’re ready to finally get some work done. You’ve pulled out your laptop, your textbook, and your notes, and four different highlighters. After five minutes of reading your textbook, you start zoning out and thinking about puppies. Then, you go on Tumblr and look at cut...


Upcoming Live Webinars


Copyright 2006-2022 by Modern Analyst Media LLC