Tahora, queen of gifs, talks about her experience optimizing Groupon’s landing pages during her internship in Seattle.
What team are you interning for?
Marketing – Search
What do your parents think you do?
They think I help Groupon become more popular!
What did you work on this summer?
My project was about finding optimization opportunities in our landing pages. The goal of these optimizations was to provide a better experience to customers who are visiting our website.
What’s the coolest thing you accomplished this summer?
All the major findings of my project turned into action items. We realized what could be improved on Groupon pages to increase customer satisfaction, the engineering team put that into action, and we have already witnessed the results. It’s exciting to see how impactful a well-defined internship project can be when combined with effort and collaboration.
What’s been most surprising so far about interning at Groupon?
How much the effort of interns is valued. It was surprising to see how intern projects turn into action items and make impact while the interns are still at Groupon.
What’s the most innovative technology you’ve experienced in your lifetime?
Virtual Reality for social good! VR has been used for helping people during physiotherapy sessions for regaining their ability to walk by simulating walking on the beach instead of in a normal room.
What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
The Tripods novel series by John Christopher. I entered the wonderland of books when my father started reading these novels to me and my sister when we were little girls.
My Instagram is mainly photos of ____________.
Me traveling across the US.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve experienced in the city you’re interning in?
Seeing the Seattle skyline from a cruise boat.
What was your favorite memory from this summer?
The cooking class we went to with all interns and managers in the Seattle office. I learned to cook Indian food and make spices from scratch. it was interesting to see how such events can change the dynamics of the teams and make work more fun.