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Graduate Profiles - Naznin Larya

See how a Loyola degree helped them stand out, succeed

In today’s economy, recent college graduates face fierce competition for jobs. How did these three stand out from everyone else and land full-time positions right out of school? With a Loyola degree, of course.

Naznin Larya

Major: Information Systems
Hometown: Lincolnwood, IL

Job: Entry Level Big Data Consultant for Teradata Corporation
Location: Based in Chicago but will travel across U.S. for work

Talk a little about your new job and what youll be doing.

Teradata is a global company based in Ohio that helps businesses and organizations make the most out of their data. As a member of the consulting team, I’ll be working for Teradata customers on data-driven analytics projects.

How did Loyola prepare you for your job?

The experiences I’ve had and the relationships I’ve built at Loyola have fueled my curiosity to enter and succeed in the IT consulting world.  Through the classroom and engaged-learning opportunities, I have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to stand out in a competitive job market.

Any advice for seniors who will be graduating next year?

When interviewing for a job, you will walk a fine balance between hope and fear. My advice is: Start early and start strong; be genuine; do not settle.