Alumni Testimonial: Eric Kiennemann

After 15 years working in various medium-sized companies as an IT manager, Eric wanted a new direction in his career. Data science, offering many professional opportunities and being related to his former job, seemed to him to be the perfect choice of reconversion.We are immensely proud of our alumni. Eric Kiennemann, former student of the Applied MSc in Data Science & AI (Fall 2020), shares his experience at DSTI.

"It has been a very intense and rich year, both humanly and technically, which allowed me to change my career path and become a Data Scientist."
Eric Kiennemann
Data Scientist Project Manager

My year at DSTI has been rich on several levels. First of all, on a human level. The world of data science was totally unknown to me. Being able to quickly meet people with qualified skills such as the professors, but also the students from my cohort and the previous ones, it very important when you enter the job market.
Secondly, on a technical level. The Applied MSc is very dense and covers all areas and the latest innovations in data science. The length of the course allows you to have time to go deeper into your areas of interest or those where you feel more comfortable. This is where the human and the technical parts meet. The fact that we have compact cohorts composed of various profesionnal backgrounds means that we help each other and this interaction between students is beneficial to all.
Finally, the professional aspect of this year. Many professors are Data Scientists in companies and the possibility of doing a 6-month internship in this position helped me to obtain my first permanent contract as a Data Scientist.
In short, a very intense and rich year, both humanly and technically, which allowed me to change my career path and become a Data Scientist.

Eric Kiennemann

Watch a video about his career change (in French only).