Employee Spotlight: 2019 Summer Interns

Asia Casey  |  August 8, 2019   |  Urjanet News  

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This summer, Urjanet brought on 11 eager and driven interns from universities across the country. From marketing and sales to engineering and data analysis, our summer interns left their mark on Urjanet’s core business functions, all while gaining valuable professional experience.

To highlight their hard work, we sat down with them to hear about their projects and their hobbies, as they’re wrapping up their time at Urjanet. So what are you waiting for? Get to know our interns.

 

Interns

Meet Lily Do

Lily studies computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Her position at Urjanet? Developer Intern. 

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

Working on our new product system has been my most meaningful project. The changes I made I could immediately see onscreen, and the new functionalities were quickly deployed to product. It is also one of the newest products Urjanet is rolling out, so my efforts seem worthwhile and substantial.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Dancing! I’ve mainly done hip hop, ballroom, and fan dancing.

On Sunday mornings you can usually find me….

Frantically rushing to finish my physics lab, lectures, and homework, after having procrastinated all week.

 

Interns

Meet Cole Greenberg

Cole is studying marketing and legal studies at the University of Georgia.

His position at Urjanet? Marketing Intern.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

Sales collateral analysis. This project allowed me to dig deeper into the analytics of the collateral we host on our website through Salesforce, which helped me get a better understanding of which metrics are important when generating reports.

What’s the best concert you have attended?

Anderson .Paak at Chastain Park. I’m a little biased because he is my favorite artist, but his stage presence and energy was unlike anything I’d seen before.

If you could go back to one moment in history, where would you go and why?

I would go back to see Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in person. It’s an iconic speech, and I would like to have been there to witness a big part of history.

 

Interns

Meet Robert Brush

Robert studies industrial and systems engineering at Auburn University.

His position at Urjanet? Business Analyst Intern.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

I really enjoyed working with customer support. Before I started, there was no reporting being done to keep track of what customers get notifications and why. I wrote a Python script that pulls data from JIRA and exports an Excel file with all the information for the month.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I have been racing road and mountain bikes for almost six years now. The longest bike ride I’ve ever done was 103 miles.

What are you currently watching on Netflix or Hulu?

I just finished Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Andy Samberg is one of my favorite comedians.

 

Interns

Meet Dalton Logan

Dalton is a business major at the University of South Carolina.

His position at Urjanet? Business Development Representative (BDR) Intern.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

Helping the BDR team by qualifying good accounts and saving them time was a great learning experience! I learned so much about the industry during this research. Also, it was very rewarding to see meetings get scheduled from accounts that I dug up and showed to them.

On Sunday mornings you can usually find me….

Asleep in bed or getting some homework done at the library.

If you could go back to one moment in history, where would you go and why?

I would go to the High Middle Ages so I could be a powerful knight in shining armor.

 

Interns

Meet Olivia Fowler

Olivia is studying marketing at Brigham Young University.

Her position at Urjanet? Marketing Intern.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

My favorite project was being able to do in-depth market research for one of our new products. It was cool to be able to learn about a new industry and use that information to help make marketing goals for the product.

If you could swap places with anyone, who would you do it with? 

I’d switch places with my dog to see what he thinks of me.

If you could have dinner with anyone alive or dead, who would you choose?

Gordon Ramsay, and he would cook the food.

 

Interns

Meet Kunal Kuldeep

Kunal is currently obtaining his masters in analytics at Georgia State University. 

His position at Urjanet? Business Analyst Intern.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

I enjoyed working on the data that I extracted from Good Data. I also created a Power BI dashboard that acts as a predictive model. It will give us insight about the company’s performance for the next financial year.

Do you have any hidden talents?

Back in time I used to be one of the youngest calligraphers in India. You can see my work here.

On Sunday mornings you can usually find me….

At a Mexican or Mediteranean place reading something, along with a beer or Mimosa.

 

Interns

Meet Jeremy Young

Jeremy studies industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan. 

His position at Urjanet? Sales & Marketing Operations Intern.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

Utility provider coverage is tedious at times, but it gave meaningful insight into Urjanet’s target markets. As an intern, it’s fulfilling when you can present didactic findings, especially when they help clarify assumptions, strategy, and direction.

If you could go back to one moment in history, where would you go and why?

Time hop to all points where prolific religious figures rose to influence.

What are you currently watching on Netflix or Hulu?

MasterChef Season 6, while I am waiting for more MasterChef Season 10 episodes.

 

Interns

Meet Kevin Zhu

Kevin is studying computer science at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

His position at Urjanet? Developer Intern.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

Urjanet’s new product system, because it feels like I am making tangible improvements for the company, like implementing the add credentials feature. This is one of the company’s newest services, so it is exciting to be a part of it.

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be? 

Touring Akihabara in Japan and paying my respects to the victims of the KyoAni fire.

On Sunday mornings you can usually find me….

Sleeping in after a night of Dungeons & Dragons or games with friends.

 

Interns

Meet Asia Casey

Asia studies public relations at the University of Georgia.

Her position at Urjanet? Marketing Intern.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

This summer, I had the opportunity to conduct a brand audit for Urjanet. I got to work with Denny, our creative extraordinaire, and help put any of our old branding collateral to bed!

What are you currently watching on Netflix or Hulu?

Right now, I’m watching Veronica Mars on Hulu. It’s got early 2000s fashion and music – what more can I ask for? Plus, Kristen Bell stars in it and she just released a new season.

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?

If I could be anywhere right now, I’d have to pick a clear beach in South America. I absolutely love Latin culture and the beach. That’s a perfect combo!

 

Interns

Meet Baran Kavusturucu

Baran is studying information systems & operations management at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. 

His position at Urjanet? Sales & Marketing Operations Intern.

What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at Urjanet and why?

Population coverage research. This project allowed me to get to know how the same industry can operate differently in various countries. It also gave me the chance to do in-depth market analysis and digging – both things I enjoy very much.

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be? 

Sitting on my front porch back home in Turkey, sipping a glass of wine with my Mom.

On Sunday mornings you can usually find me….

Having brunch with my friends at a new restaurant I found earlier that morning. 

 

As the summer comes to an end, it’s a good time for our interns to reflect on the projects they worked on over the course of their internships. This week, they’re showcasing their hard work – and the impressive results – in a company-wide presentation. We’ll miss our summer interns dearly, but we’re excited to see what they accomplish wherever they go next. 

We’re hiring! New interns will have big shoes to fill, but even bigger opportunities to learn. Check out our open internship opportunities for fall and spring at our careers page.


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About Asia Casey

Asia Casey is a Marketing Intern at Urjanet who has a passion for communication and writing. When she's not at Urjanet, she can be found studying public relations at the University of Georgia.


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