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Welcome to the Evisors Webinar
Visit us online at www.evisors.com
Careers in IT & Math
featuring
Michel Nahon
Hosted by: C...
Careers in IT & Math
About Michel
Overview of Career Paths
How to Research the Industry
What are Firms Looking For?
What t...
About Michel
• Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Yale University
• Associate at McKinsey & Co. from 2001 – 2002
• Director...
Careers in IT & Math
About Michel
Overview of Career Paths
How to Research the Industry
What are Firms Looking For?
What t...
Overview of Career Paths
Academia
• Research
• Teaching
Technical
• Wall Street
• Modelling
• Software
development
• Appli...
Overview of Career Paths (continued)
• After a few years of experience, I went for Business
Intelligence/Analytics: a brid...
Careers in IT & Math
About Michel
Overview of Career Paths
How to Research the Industry
What are Firms Looking For?
What t...
How to Research the Industry
• Industry specific:
– Research companies: Forrester & Gartner
– Software companies: SAP (Bus...
Careers in IT & Math
About Michel
Overview of Career Paths
How to Research the Industry
What are Firms Looking For?
What t...
What are Firms Looking For?
• A habit of excellence and impact
• Facility with analytics and critical thinking
• Technical...
Careers in IT & Math
About Michel
Overview of Career Paths
How to Research the Industry
What are Firms Looking For?
What t...
What to Expect in the Recruiting Process
• Few rounds:
– HR interview
– Recruiting manager interview (usually Marketing)
–...
Careers in IT & Math
About Michel
Overview of Career Paths
How to Research the Industry
What are Firms Looking For?
What t...
What to Expect in the Interview
• Interest in the industry
• Speak in plain English: ability to communicate technical
issu...
Careers in IT & Math
About Michel
Overview of Career Paths
How to Research the Industry
What are Firms Looking For?
What t...
Q&A
Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
Questions & Answers
Question 1:
What is the importance breakdown between
analytical skills and soft skills (Example:
Attit...
Questions & Answers
Question 2:
What was your biggest challenge in
transitioning from an academic environment
to a busines...
Questions & Answers
Question 3:
If you were to give someone similar to you
advice, what would you say?
Hosted by:See the a...
Thanks for Joining!
Book your session with Michel at
www.evisors.com/expert/1125
Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/web...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com Careers in IT & Math featuring Michel Nahon Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  2. 2. Careers in IT & Math About Michel Overview of Career Paths How to Research the Industry What are Firms Looking For? What to Expect in the Recruiting Process What to Expect in the Interview Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  3. 3. About Michel • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Yale University • Associate at McKinsey & Co. from 2001 – 2002 • Director of Customer Analytics at CDW from 2002 – 2004 • Director of Customer Analytics & Pricing at Petro/Star Gas since 2004 Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  4. 4. Careers in IT & Math About Michel Overview of Career Paths How to Research the Industry What are Firms Looking For? What to Expect in the Recruiting Process What to Expect in the Interview Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  5. 5. Overview of Career Paths Academia • Research • Teaching Technical • Wall Street • Modelling • Software development • Applied mathematics Other • Management consulting First, right out of school: Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  6. 6. Overview of Career Paths (continued) • After a few years of experience, I went for Business Intelligence/Analytics: a bridge between Analytics and business • The two sides of BI: o Software development (i.e. SAP, Cognos, SAS, MSFT..) o Business (leverage the tools above to run the business) Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  7. 7. Careers in IT & Math About Michel Overview of Career Paths How to Research the Industry What are Firms Looking For? What to Expect in the Recruiting Process What to Expect in the Interview Q&A Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  8. 8. How to Research the Industry • Industry specific: – Research companies: Forrester & Gartner – Software companies: SAP (Business Object), Cognos, MSFT, SAS – Solution providers: TDWI & TechTarget – BI Guru/Evangelist such as Wayne Eckerson – News Source: The Economist Intelligence (article: Levelling the playing field) • Generic: – LinkedIn (feel free to connect) – Wetfeet guide – Career Services and Clubs – Classmates, alumni, family – Regional conferences and networking events Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  9. 9. Careers in IT & Math About Michel Overview of Career Paths How to Research the Industry What are Firms Looking For? What to Expect in the Recruiting Process What to Expect in the Interview Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  10. 10. What are Firms Looking For? • A habit of excellence and impact • Facility with analytics and critical thinking • Technical knowledge: programming and modelling • Strong communication skills for client leadership • Industry and company knowledge • A proactive disposition • Cultural fit Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  11. 11. Careers in IT & Math About Michel Overview of Career Paths How to Research the Industry What are Firms Looking For? What to Expect in the Recruiting Process What to Expect in the Interview Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  12. 12. What to Expect in the Recruiting Process • Few rounds: – HR interview – Recruiting manager interview (usually Marketing) – Cross-departmental interviews (Marketing, IT, Finance, Operations) • Small case studies • Technical skills and modelling • Strong communication skills (verbal and written, i.e. PPT) Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  13. 13. Careers in IT & Math About Michel Overview of Career Paths How to Research the Industry What are Firms Looking For? What to Expect in the Recruiting Process What to Expect in the Interview Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  14. 14. What to Expect in the Interview • Interest in the industry • Speak in plain English: ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical employees • Problem solving: small case studies (not as intense as consulting industry) • Modelling experience Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  15. 15. Careers in IT & Math About Michel Overview of Career Paths How to Research the Industry What are Firms Looking For? What to Expect in the Recruiting Process What to Expect in the Interview Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  16. 16. Q&A Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  17. 17. Questions & Answers Question 1: What is the importance breakdown between analytical skills and soft skills (Example: Attitude on the job) for these jobs? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  18. 18. Questions & Answers Question 2: What was your biggest challenge in transitioning from an academic environment to a business? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  19. 19. Questions & Answers Question 3: If you were to give someone similar to you advice, what would you say? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
  20. 20. Thanks for Joining! Book your session with Michel at www.evisors.com/expert/1125 Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/6
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