Jeremy Mathurin ’16 graduated from Hamilton and held a position in the formidable consulting firm Deloitte, in his Washington, DC office. On his resume, Mathurin noted that he had taken an advanced statistical modeling course in Hamilton that largely focused on “R”, a programming language for big data.
His first project at Deloitte was as a business process engineer to determine the applicability of robotic process automation software. Mathurin wasn’t sure what that would entail, but he liked the prospect of working in the automation implementation. When he asked his project manager why he had been selected for this job, the response was that Mathurin was the only person in his incoming class whose resume included substantive analytical skills.
“This first project was difficult not only because it was my first role in consulting, but also because of its technical nature. In consulting, the learning curve can be a bit steep – develop presentation boards, manage clients, manage own time, manage upward, downward. But I feel like Hamilton has prepared me well by giving me a wide range of skills so that I can think analytically while articulate clearly and concisely through email, in presentations, and at times. real meetings, ”he said.
From this first project, Mathurin began to prioritize the acquisition of expertise in technology and automation. He was part of teams that took on increasingly complex automation projects for federal agencies, state governments, and higher education clients.
“We were doing things like incorporating machine learning algorithms, natural language processing, optical character recognition – these are all industry terms for technical capabilities that can make automation more robust. We were one of the first teams to provide automation as a service in the public sector, so it was a really exciting time, ”he said.
He is now working on a master’s degree at the SC Johnson School of Business at Cornell, where he received a full scholarship. Mathurin chose the school for its strong technological program. His career goal is to be a thoughtful leader in what he believes is the inevitable automation of business.
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“Slowly but surely, parts of what people do are becoming more and more streamlined and automated,” he said. “And so I feel like with an MBA from an elite institution like Cornell, I can be the leader within a company that helps introduce automation ethically, with a sensitivity to the people who are going. be assigned, towards talent retention and core operations. .
As a next step towards his future, Mathurin landed a summer internship at Microsoft as an Account Technology Strategist. “It’s a combination of technology and strategy within sales organizations. And that was a really exciting offer to receive – Microsoft was my number one choice, ”he said.