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Data Analyst Intern

About Candidate

I am Lesego Mokgabudi, a dedicated professional currently working as a Data Analyst Intern while pursuing an MSc in Data Science at the University of Johannesburg. My academic journey has equipped me with a solid foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of data science. I hold an MSc in Mathematical Sciences from the University of the Western Cape, an Honours degree in Applied Mathematics, and a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Limpopo.

In my technical skillset, I excel in Microsoft Excel, where I proficiently manipulate and analyze data using advanced functions, pivot tables, and complex formulas. I am adept at creating dynamic dashboards to present data insights clearly. My experience with Power BI enables me to design interactive reports and connect to various data sources, enhancing business intelligence efforts. In SQL, I have honed my ability to query and manage databases, optimizing their performance and ensuring data integrity. I am also proficient in Python, using powerful libraries such as pandas, NumPy, and scikit-learn for data analysis, visualization, and building predictive models. Additionally, my expertise in Snowflake allows me to efficiently manage cloud data warehousing and design robust ETL processes, essential for scalable data solutions.

My strong background in mathematics and statistical analysis enables me to derive deep insights from data and solve complex problems using mathematical models and statistical methods. I also bring a solid understanding of financial analysis and risk assessment, which helps in applying analytical techniques to financial data effectively. Furthermore, I am skilled in using LaTeX to produce high-quality, professional scientific and technical documents.

Beyond my technical capabilities, I am known for my meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and precision in all my tasks. My commitment to hard work drives me to continually learn and improve, consistently striving for excellence in everything I do. I thrive under pressure, maintaining high performance and meeting deadlines even in fast-paced environments. I am also an effective team player, capable of working cohesively with cross-functional teams to achieve common goals. My adaptability allows me to quickly adjust to new technologies, methodologies, and working environments, ensuring smooth transitions and effective contributions. Communication is one of my strengths; I can convey complex ideas clearly and concisely to diverse audiences. Additionally, I bring creativity to my work, devising innovative solutions to complex problems and presenting data in engaging and compelling ways.

Combining my technical expertise with my personal strengths makes me a valuable asset in any data-driven environment. I am equipped not only to analyze data effectively but also to communicate findings persuasively and implement actionable solutions. Whether it involves developing predictive models, designing impactful visualizations, or optimizing financial processes, I am well-prepared to lead and contribute significantly to projects in data science and analytics.

Location

Education

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MSc Data Science Feb 2024 - current
University of Johannesburg
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MSc Mathematical Science Aug 2022 - Jun 2023
University of the Western Cape

Thesis (Financial Mathematics): Exploring different asset allocation techniques.

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Honours Applied Mathematics Feb 2021 - Dec 2021
University of Limpopo

Thesis: Solving Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations using the Variational Iteration Method.

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BSc Mathematical Science Jan 2018 - Feb 2021
University of Limpopo
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National Senior Certificate Jan 2013 - Dec 2017
Rantobeng Secondary School

Work & Experience

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Data Analyst Intern 1 August 2023
Sage

Utilize tools such as Power BI, Excel, SQL, and Snowflake to analyze and interpret data. Develop interactive dashboards and reports in Power BI and Excel for data visualization. Collaborate with teams to gather data requirements and create actionable insights. Contribute to refining data analytics strategies to enhance decision-making processes