TikTok, New York City
Why did you decide to attend Saunders College of Business at RIT?
I chose Saunders because my program's curriculum included hard analytical skills and focused on providing their students with real-world experience and business connections. Additionally, as someone looking to attend graduate school during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I appreciated the option of online synchronous classes, which gave me the flexibility of taking courses from home and working full-time while feeling like I received the typical benefits of in-person classes.
In what ways has Saunders/RIT prepared you for the job market?
The curriculum provided me with practical projects and presentations, which I could use in my portfolio when applying for jobs. The tangible experience I received from working with real, local businesses in my classes gave me industry experience to bring up in interviews, which I would not have had otherwise.
What do you do?
I work as a data analyst at TikTok within an operations team. Most of my work involves supporting my team and stakeholders by ensuring they have the datasets, dashboards, and analyses to make data-driven decisions supporting business goals. I love being a part of a growing organization because it means I can influence emerging projects and strategies I support.