Product Management Intern
California University of Pennsylvania
40 bugs, 20 new features, 13 countries, 2 projects, 1 amazing summer internship: Emily shares her experience as a Product Management intern at Groupon (not as an exterminator, despite the bug work)
Tell us about the work you’re doing this summer!
At the beginning of the summer, I had two main projects: conduct a purchase funnel audit for EMEA/APAC and launch Welcome Cards on Mobile Web and Desktop. The audit spanned thirteen different countries and required coordination across multiple international departments. With the help of diligent Groupon employees from each country, over 40 bugs and 20 possible new features were identified. The Welcome Card project has transformed into redesigning the homepage. As the Product Manager for the re-design, I get to work with key stakeholders from different engineering teams, design, and marketing.
What’s your favorite memory from your summer here?
The group cooking class was spectacular! I hand-rolled noodles for about an hour, but who doesn’t love a good workout before filling up on pasta?
Describe your internship experience in 3 words.
Challenging, marvelous, and empowered.
What’s your biggest accomplishment this summer?
Although I will no longer be interning for Groupon when the new homepage design comes into fruition, my requirements and experiment sequence will help lay the foundation and that’s really exciting.
What do your parents think you do?
They’ve been telling people, “She finds bugs.” So now everyone thinks I’m some kind of exterminator.
What’s the most innovative technology you’ve experienced in your lifetime?
What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan (please don’t judge me!)
What’s your top place for eats in Chicago?
What was the most surprising thing about interning at Groupon?
I was treated like a full-time employee from the start!