My name is Aiman, and I am excited to share my journey from a Mechanical Engineering graduate to a Business Analyst. Like many of my peers, I pursued a degree in Mechanical Engineering because of my passion for designing and building complex systems. However, I soon realized that I wanted to explore a new field, something that would challenge me in new and exciting ways.
The COVID-19 pandemic presented an opportunity for me to learn a new skill, and I decided to learn web designing. As I delved deeper into the world of web development, I discovered a passion for data analysis and visualization. I was fascinated by the idea of using data to identify trends, make informed decisions, and drive business growth.
With this newfound passion, I began exploring different career options, and that’s when I stumbled upon the field of Business Analytics. After conducting extensive research and networking with industry professionals, I decided to pursue a career as a Business Analyst.
I started my journey as a Business Intelligence Analyst at Involve Asia, where I led a change initiative to improve the budget system for Shopee. Through my efforts, we successfully implemented necessary changes that increased the company’s revenue. I also built an automation framework using Amazon Quicksight and Google Data Studio, which reduced report processing time by 50%.
Later, I joined Wahed as a Business Analyst and conducted process improvement in KYC and sales auditing processes by using Google Apps Script, resulting in a 20% increase in process efficiency and a 30% reduction in errors. I also designed and developed interactive dashboards using Google Data Studio/Looker to visualize key performance metrics, enabling stakeholders to make data-driven decisions in real-time.
My journey from Mechanical Engineering to Business Analytics has been challenging but rewarding. I have gained valuable skills in data analysis, project management, and decision-making, which have helped me become a successful Business Analyst.
To anyone who is considering a career change, I would say that it’s never too late to pursue your passions. If you have a passion for something, and you are willing to put in the hard work, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.