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07/25/2014 Got the Offer.
Dear Laotu Laoshi,
I am writing this letter to share with you a good news that I've got an offer last Friday after my very first interview. This is a 4-round interview full of technical and behavior questions, but I managed to impress the recruiter, hiring manager, team members, and CIO. The job title is BI consultant and the job will be mainly on dimensional data modeling (EDW) and data integration solutions, which are my favorites, in financial area. At the end I successfully negotiated the salary. Now I have accepted the offer and I am ready to start next month.
Although this is my first interview, I have been through almost everything during the process. But I have a feel that I know how to deal with all kinds of situations, since I have been listening the class webinar every Wed. I am not alone. You have built a great platform for us, and we are blessed to be part of it.
I have been hanging around the field of biology for more than 20 years. And I have been struggling at the dead end for a while, until I found USAlaotu training, which brings me a lot of fun. The best part of the story is that now I could easily rely on this to make a living, in a great way. If the growth of the UsaLaotu training school means helping more struggling Chinese families and individuals, I would pray for Laoshi to be a billionaire ASAP.
I will be more than happy to share with classmates on the webinar (preferably next Wed) about my experience in studying, preparing, and interviewing, including how I mentally and practically completed the transition from a senior molecular biologist to a senior BI developer, how I accommodated my previous experience into the role as a database analyst, and how I became super confident to present myself as a BI expert. I have learned all of these from USAlaotu, and I hope my sharing will benefit many of us, especially those who have the similar background as me and still suffering.
11/30/2013 Core Package
1/19/2014 MSBI student
07/22/2014 媛 拿到了offer of a dream job 感谢每一位热心奉献的老师们 感谢互相帮助，互相扶持的同学们
经过了漫长的等待，终于办好了所有的paper work. 从面试的当天被要求提供reference至今，已经半个月了，我终于能向您汇报我拿到了offer of a dream job.
同所有的同学一样，首先感谢老土老师您，不仅感激， 还有感动。 百忙之中还不忘叮嘱我准备多少张slides for my presentation，以及如何准备回答DBA的问题等。如果没有您搭建的通往成功之路的平台及您的细心指导，我不可能在半年之内学有所成并找到理想的工作。在您这里打下的坚实的理论基础及丰富的实战经验帮助我在唯一的一次面试就拿到了offer，成功的从奋斗了十多年的实验室中走了出来。同时也感谢每一位热心奉献的老师们，Lucky, Joy, Mr.Wei, Dr.Joe等等。各位老师所传授的知识及经验不仅有利于需要找工作的同学，更能令我们在今后的工作中少走许多弯路。除此之外，还要感谢互相帮助，互相扶持的同学们，没有你们，这条奋斗之路会更加孤独而寂寞。相信在我今后的学习及工作中会得到更多老师及同学们的帮助。
07/22/2014 老土老师 向您报喜，offer到了，我要到您的校办去领花篮，还想要一起感谢我们亲爱的Lucky，Joy和老师们
作为一个学了一年半才敢出门找工作的学生，相信您一定替我着急吧。学习的前半年我勉强跟着core package班，一个project也没做（整日上班，下班后时间不够等借口）, BI连班都没跟上，就自己看了一半video. 一直不在状态。今年2月，开始full time学习但对自己灰心又着急的我决定push自己一把，在Mr. Wei 的SSIS part 1 上第二次课时跟了班。为了能有一个快速的转变，从来不敢说话的我积极提问，不论问题水平多么低，也不怕出丑。下来在学习小组里和同学们一起做project, 时间一下变得不够用了，之后又跟了Part2 的课，每天都是紧张而充实地度过的，自己笑称是高考前的学习强度（课程内容很多，想把project都做完，就像接受土校魔鬼训练一般，我再努力，也没法全做到，也可以说，不是我不够努力，是内容太丰富了!）。短短3个月，我的知识和能力的变化是我之前难以想象的。这都是我顺利拿到offer的重要保证。
07/04/2014 文科转行: 文科生上班一个月的体会分享
Sorry can not type Chinese on my lap top.
Time is flying and I started my new job on June 02. Yesterday I got my second pay cheque: I never dreamed I could make such big amount money in my whole life as I didn't have a bachelor degree either in China or here plus I didn't have any CS background. I am really thankful that I got chance to take Laotu laoshi's courses. This is my life turning point. Also I'm grateful for those students like Lucky, Water, Joy, Emily and others who made and are making contributions to this forum. Without you guys, I can never ever got here! And also big thanks to STV and other students who responded my post on the forum and helped me find the solution to solve my work related issue.
I want to share some my working experience here with other students and hopefully can be helpful to those students who are looking for jobs or just started to work.
Actually after I started my new job the first 2 weeks I thought about quit the job at least 3 or 4 times. Because I never used the application before and I felt confused about the data base, tables and columns. Every time when I got ticket ask me to solve the application issues I got stressed out and the worst thing was when the clients came over to my desk ask me to produce reports for them I was nearly scared to death. One thing changed me: one day I had a meeting with a client and a developer who is my back up also attended the meeting. I found he didn't know much than I do and he has been with this hospital for more than 1 year. Then I started to think if he can stay so do I. And my another back up who has been working with this dep for more than 2 years he is even wore than me but since he is white can speak French his salary is about 10,000 higher than mine. There are about 10 people in my dep and only 2 of them went to University and at least half of them don't have any CS background. I'm the only Chinese in my team. I think in this forum, my skill level is lowest but in my dep I'm not the top one but at least I'm not the lowest either. The third week I started to produce some ad hoc reports for other deps and solved some technical issues as well. My boss is happy and my co worker the white guy got very surprised. I still have 2 moths to go to pass the probation and still face some challenges at work since I have this forum as my strong back up, I believe I will not only survive but also succeed my new job. So dear all, if a person like me can finish the courses pass the interview and manage the new job, of course you can and you can do much better than I do.
Have a great weekend!