Position: Growth Marketing Associate
Why tech? Why Tamr?: “There are lots of opportunities for young talent in tech and it’s growing. My family is in the diamond business, but I wanted to break away and forge my own path.”
Background: Shivank is originally from Belgium! He went to Northeastern University where he was an International Business Major. Within this major, students need to pick a concentration. Through the process of elimination and being less interested in other opinions, Shivank chose to concentrate in marketing which is what he continues to work in today. Additionally, through Northeastern's co-op program he had the opportunity to work at Toast and ezCater, other Boston-based tech startups. He also participated in the Entrepreneurs Club at Northeastern which helped to develop his professional network and provided the opportunity to hear inspiring stories from a variety of speakers.
Challenges: Developing his own professional network from scratch while dealing with the uncertainty of obtaining an H1B visa lottery were some of the more difficult things Shivank has dealt with in the process of developing his career. He describes, “It’s hard to be selective in the search, and not apply just for the sake of getting sponsored.” Luckily Tamr fit the bill for Shivank, sponsoring his visa and having a marketing team where he could grow and make an impact.
Advice: "Trust the process. If it’s not meant to be, it’s not meant to be. But believe that your experience is worthy of landing something meaningful. Anyone can make a difference given the right environment."