Taking Coursera courses has imparted skills that will be useful not only in my career but also in my personal life as it has helped to shape me into a better person
Our spotlight this week is on Pulkit Maloo. Pulkit is a Mentor in Machine Learning.
What’s your favorite Coursera course and why?
My favorite Coursera course is Machine Learning, by the instructor Andrew Ng, who is one of the pioneers of Machine Learning. This course boosted my understanding of what really happens behind the scenes in Data Science and why it happens. This course left me with a sufficient foundation and curiosity to pursue this field further with confidence.
What impact have Coursera courses had on your life?
Taking Coursera courses has imparted skills that will be useful not only in my career but also in my personal life.
I have learned a lot about Data Science in the course Machine Learning (ML), which showed me how ML is applied in a lot of products we use every day (email spam filters, for instance), and how I can find solutions to problems using ML.
I have also taken the Philosophy course. The study of philosophy has enabled me to think carefully, critically, and with clarity. It also taught me to take a logical approach to addressing challenging questions and examining hard issues, reason well and evaluate the reasoning of others, discuss sensibly, and write effectively.
Which course do you Mentor? What do you like most about the course?
I am a Mentor of the course Machine Learning, by the instructor Andrew Ng. This course is one of the best courses to start your career in data science. Andrew Ng, being one of the pioneers of Machine Learning, have attracted so many students to study Machine Learning. The learners are full of zeal and zest.
How did you decide to become a Mentor?
I’ve always wanted to become a mentor in Machine Learning, even while I was taking the course as a learner. Once I completed the course with 100%, I got an e-mail inviting me to become a mentor.
I immediately completed the mentor course and started helping learners in the course!
What does the Coursera/Mentor community mean to you?
The whole Coursera community is an overwhelmingly positive space. I enjoy doing courses to learn and mentor courses to help out other learners as well as to keep abreast of the concepts I’ve learned in the courses. I believe Coursera is a great platform for people to learn and develop new skills.