Fatima Ilyas’s Journey From Environmental Sciences to Tech Excellence

In the heart of Multan, a remarkable journey unfolds. Meet Fatima Ilyas, our data science graduate, whose path from environmental sciences to technology showcases the life-changing power of education.

A Foundation in Environmental Sciences

Our student’s story begins with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from Bahauddin Zakariya University. While the academic journey’s primary focus was on theoretical knowledge, practical experience remained lacking throughout the program. The next step took her to NUST specializing in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing. Given her non-computer science background, this significant departure from her previous degree posed a challenge. However, Fatima was able to secure her master’s degree but during this time,  she realized the importance of programming skills. To succeed in the tech-driven field of GIS and remote sensing, she had to work on acquiring new skills. 

Turning Point at IEC

Fortunately, she came across a social media advertisement that introduced her to the Data Science course at the Institute of Emerging Careers. It was the perfect platform to build programming skills from the ground up and enrolling in the program proved immensely beneficial. It completely eradicated her fear of programming tasks. As a result, she now possesses the confidence and proficiency to tackle any programming-related challenge that comes her way. 

Furthermore, she has been able to hone her professional skills, learn how to effectively present herself competitive job market, and connect with like-minded individuals who help her keep up with the latest industry trends.

A Research Assistant with Vision

Today, our graduate stands as a Research Assistant at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). The skills acquired during the IEC course continue to be helpful in her ongoing research journey.

This path from environmental sciences to tech excellence proves the impact of organizations like IEC, empowering individuals to realize their full potential.