A story of Natalia Simonenko who made a transition from finance to data with the help of Practicum100 program.

My family moved to Israel two years ago, and we expected challenges associated with different cultures, languages, economies and business environments. Still, I was confident that I could build a successful career in Israel. My previous position was Finance Controller at a home appliances and electronics retail chain (420 stores…

Practicum grad Valeria Vazhnova shares her story: how she made the switch from a Managing Editor in publishing to a Data Analyst in maritime tech.

Valeria Vazhnova, Practicum graduate from the 2nd DA cohort, works as a Data & BI Analyst at Pick a Pier

Three years ago, I was packing my suitcase and purchasing one-way ticket to Tel Aviv to move in with my Israeli boyfriend (while simultaneously leaving behind my degree in journalism and a dream job at the best Russian publisher). At that time, I struggled with my single biggest fear: to…

An experienced events producer, talented volleyball pro and quick-witted data integration engineer explains how all these roles can coexist in one.

I was playing volleyball for the national Israeli team for 5–6 years so at the age of 21 I came to a point that making a decision to study meant to drop off my future in the national team. It wasn’t easy but I decided to study industrial management and…

Ziv Katzir, a Y-DATA lecturer at Adversarial Learning course and a PHD student at BGU on why coffee breaks are no less important than the actual classes.

Ziv Katzir, Y-DATA Lecturer at Adversarial Learning course

Ziv Katzir spent most of his adult life working for Verint Systems` Cyber Intelligence division, (which recently completed an IPO and is now listed in NASDAQ as “Cognyte”). He started there as a programmer, ended up becoming CTO of the cyber intelligence division, and held this position for approximately four…

Our Practicum graduate on how acting skills can earn you a red carpet entry into the hi-tech world.

Before taking the Practicum program Yochanan Perez was working as a recruiter, looking for scientists for research institutes. The pandemic hit this sphere really hard, since the whole process counted on institutions and universities having enough money to hire big name scientists and directors, so Yochanan had to take a…

Practicum graduate on confidence, hard work and authenticity as main factors for effective job hunt.

Here is Olga Leikin, a new repatriate from Belarus. 3,5 years in the country, with a degree in biotechnology and experience in chemical engineering, food technology and marketing. Once she finally settled in Israel and started working in tourism industry, the pandemic broke out. Not really planning any specific change…

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