Blanca Barón

See how Blanca went from managing investments to working in data analytics

Blanca Baron - Data Analytics

When I found out about data analytics, I was immediately drawn to it and knew it was the path I wanted to take in my career. It was a real lightbulb moment!

Blanca Barón
Risk Management Analyst for Sabadell Bank

Congratulations on your new job! Where will you be working?

Thanks! I’m about to start in Sabadell Bank. The position in in risk assessment analysis and my objective is to reduce the number of late payments from clients.

What were you doing before signing up for our course?

Before Ubiqum, I was working as a stockbroker. I was working as a freelancer for four years, investing large amounts of money in various areas, including pension plans and equity markets.

Why did it seem like the right moment in your life to sign up for the course?

I’ve always been highly interested in the latest technologies. My boyfriend is a programmer and I’ve had a lot of contact with people who work in this area, so, out of curiosity, I started a short course to see if I liked it. Though I liked programming, I didn’t like the end result. On the contrary, when I found out about data analytics, I was immediately drawn to it and knew it was the path I wanted to take in my career. It was a real lightbulb moment!

What was your main concern before starting?

I had many, of course! I was worried that I wouldn’t like data analytics or that I wouldn’t be able to do it. It’s an investment of time and money and of course you feel there is some risk involved. But in the end, I’ve had a really good experience and found that I really like working with data.

Why did Ubiqum Code Academy stand out as the best option?

I looked at doing a masters but the programs were much too long for me. I chose Ubiqum because the course is just five months and because of the great reviews it has.

Do you think our Learn by Doing methodology has been effective?

Yes, definitely. I like the methodology a lot as you really feel as if you’re at work. I’ve found it to be a very positive experience.

How helpful did you find the Career Placement service?

I found the Boosting My Career program very helpful. They sent my CV to Sabadell Bank, and though I ended up being put forward for a slightly different position, their assistance definitely helped me secure a job with the bank.

Would you recommend Ubiqum, and if so, why?

Yes, for sure. I’ve had a great experience on Ubiqum’s Data Analytics program and it’s helped me a lot in terms of my career prospects. It’s definitely met my expectations, which were to gain a good solid foundation in data analytics and advance my career.