Maynooth taught me how to learn, how to be curious and critical thinking. These are very important skills for an analyst, particularly in a face-paced environment like e-commerce. Additionally, anthropology gave me the skills that allow me to analyze the story around data.
During my Master's, I was very active within the Department of Anthropology and got involved in tutoring, lecturing, and UX research. After graduation, I worked for Accenture as a Research Analyst contractor for Google.
My current role is with eShopWorld as a Research Analyst/Conversion Analyst for the sales team.
My current role is analyzing cross-border e-commerce websites and figuring out how to make it better/ feel more local for international shoppers. My job description is as follows: UX website analysis, online shopper journey analysis, market research, qualitative analysis, and report writing. I like to tell people all I do is shop online all day!
What I find most interesting and at the same time, most challenging is working in a fast-paced e-commerce environment. The complexities of making cross-border shopping smooth and easy for international shoppers keeps me busy all day and every day. I also really enjoy the fact that I'm always learning something new.
I found my job through LinkedIn.
I would advise them to get really good at Excel! It's something that can be done in downtime but it can have a huge impact on what type of jobs you can apply for. Also, do a bit of research on how to present your current skill set because you might be underselling yourself.