Student & Alumni Profiles
MS Analytics 2019
An interview with Ratnadeep Mitra, Intern, Content Innovation Team at Hanover Research
What’s been your most memorable experience with Hanover, to date?
It’s difficult to think of one singular event that has been most memorable. Hanover Research gave me my first flavor of an American work place, but the days that stand out as being more memorable than the others would be the intern outings, the informal coffee meetings with senior employees, getting to hear about their professional journey and of course, watching soccer matches during the world cup on television with my colleagues.
What skills can new Hanoverians expect to learn?
I was part of the Content Innovation team and so I can speak for the data science related work. I picked up a lot of data science skills, especially data visualization. I got to use different APIs and work on projects in R and Tableau, utilizing new features, of which I was previously unaware. New Hanoverians working on data science projects can expect to get their hands dirty with data collection, data cleaning and data preparation, working on exciting projects and learning continuously.
Why did you choose Hanover, and why should others work there?
Hanover Research was suggested to me by my professor at Georgetown University. I did not know anyone who is or has been associated with Hanover Research at the time, so I started reading about the company on the internet and saw the recent awards and notoriety they’ve been receiving. There were a lot of very positive reviews on Glassdoor as well. Above all, I trusted my professor’s recommendation and considering all the factors, applying to Hanover Research for internship was an easy decision for me.
Hanover Research is a great place to work. There is a lot of freedom at work and personally I enjoyed responsibilities given to me and the trust shown in me. The people are amazing and friendly, and being a mid-sized company, it offers more latitude to the employees – I got to work on a variety of projects and I learned continuously. It’s a great place to start one’s career and learn valuable professional skills.
Georgetown's Data Science Program helped me leverage technical tools when applying my background in Statistics. In addition to learning from Computer Science and Statistics Graduate Courses, collaborating with professional students helped prepare me for interviews and refine my communication skills, especially when writing technical papers.
- Arif Ali, MS Analytics 2016, Business Intelligence Engineer, Amazon