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After Losing His Job to COVID-19, Chiazam Ochiegbu Becomes a Data Analyst

As the last child in a family of seven, Chiazam — a mechanical engineering graduate — is familiar with turning challenges into opportunities. When we spoke to him last year, he was going through a tough time since he had lost his job to COVID-19 and was looking for a way to change his life.

Chiazam had shared his  challenges with the  Nigerian education system. So in order to upskill himself he applied for the Machine Learning Scholarship Program for Microsoft Azure. It’s been six months, and he has already embarked on a new journey to success.

“After losing my job at the airline I was working for due to COVID-19, I am happy that I got a job as a Data Analyst at Wema Bank (a Nigerian Commercial Bank) now. During my Nanodegree program, I learnt the relation between machine learning and data analysis. Data makes me feel like Superman. I am so proud of myself that I could finish my Nanodegree program. Without the Nanodegree program I would not have been here,” said Chiazam.

Watch the full story to know how he turned the adversity caused by COVID-19 into a lucrative and fulfilling career opportunity:

Ritika Pradhan
Ritika Pradhan
Ritika is the Brand Communications Manager at Udacity and is passionate about bringing inspirational student stories to light. When not talking to the amazing Udacity students, she can be found reading an article or watching a video on the internet.