“It’s like everything is positive for me after I joined Industry Connect.”

Sampada is the latest of our interns to secure her future, this time by landing a job as a data analyst.

We caught up with her to ask about her time with Industry Connect and if she had any advice for other who are looking to start a career in software development.

How was your internship with Industry Connect?

Actually, for me everything went really well. I had a two year gap in my resume, so I wasn’t really receiving any calls. Then one week after I put MVP Studio in my LinkedIn profile I started receiving calls! It’s like everything is positive for me after I joined Industry Connect.

Which part did you think was most helpful?

I really liked he advanced tasks. Actually, I learned everything in the Advanced Tasks, that was the best part for me. I paid more attention during those Advanced Tasks because I missed a lot of the training because I was travelling to India, so they were really helpful.

And especially my mentors, I got really awesome mentors. They were really helpful.

What do you think about the internship being done remotely?

It was really helpful because I got the time to manage my personal life and to still learn stuff, so I got the time for everything. It was really beneficial because I wasn’t working for two years and then I joined MVP Studio and it was all online, so it was quite comfortable for me. I planned to visit the Sydney office once, but then this pandemic started, so I never got the chance!

What would you recommend to people to get started in the IT Industry?

I’m definitely going to recommend joining Industry Connect. It’s not just that you’ll get to learn here, but you will start your professional career even if you’ve stopped. I started MVP two years after I left my job, and I learned so much here and because of all the soft skills sessions I started interacting with people again, so yes I would recommend MVP and Industry Connect for anyone looking for a job as a data analyst. And not just the data analyst role, but the software role, the test analyst role… anything really. It’s a really great community and I learn so much and made so many friends here, and yes, I actually learned so many soft skills here that I didn’t know before.

Which do you think is more important, technical skills or soft skills?

Technical is definitely important, but I think behavioural is also important because in my training interview I only remember two questions were technical ones and the rest were behavioural ones, so I think behavioural is more important. Because they check how confident you are, how you react in certain situations, so being prepared is important. I would recommend to everyone not to miss any soft skill sessions – I missed and I suffered for it. It was only watching them back later did I realise how much I missed.

Thank you again Sampada and good luck in your new job as a data analyst. If you would like to know more about how we can help you launch your career in IT, then contact us today!

What is Industry Connect?

Industry Connect is an IT/Software Career Launchpad that has everything you need to kick-start your IT/software career in AU, NZ, UK, IE, SG, HK, IN, ID, VN & PH.

Industry Connect's Ecosystem

We have been helping career changers, recent IT graduates and people with career gap to start their IT/software careers.

Over the years, we have helped hundreds kick-start an IT/software career. (Verifiable evidences are available on this website)


We are an innovative software training school backed by global/local software companies. Our ecosystem is an incubation process that supports our participants until they launch a tech career.


Our Job-Ready training programmes focus on,
  • Software Development
  • Business Intelligence (or Data Analyst)
  • Test Analyst

  • Six Weeks Training Classes (Practical Tech Skills)
  • Three Months (or more) Structured Internship on Large Commercial-Scale Projects (Learning enhanced, flexible Hours)
  • Employer Network (job analysis and internal referral if goals are met)

You can join us via Zoom (live face-to-face meeting) remotely from anywhere and "download" the valuable knowledge & experiences from our tech experts across different tech centres.

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