Branden Bedoya- Google Intern

POV of our student’s summer internships

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During Summer 2021, several of our Honors College students embarked in internships at some of the biggest industry names in the world. From creating marketing educational materials for Amazon to working with Google’s Finance team, this is how these students spent their summer break. 

Jada Wilson 

Major: Double major in Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science 

Jada Wilson- Facebook Intern

Company: Facebook 

Title: FBU Data Science Intern 

Job Description: As a FBU data science intern, I help my team better understand users’ interests and experiences within Facebook groups. I devise SQL queries to answer business questions and provide insights to help the team launch our MVP (minimum viable product). My work has directed the strategies outlined in my team’s roadmap for the next 6 months. 

Branden Bedoya 

Major: Double major in Business Analytics and Management Information Systems 

Company:  Google 

Brandon Bedoya- Google Intern

Title:  BOLD Finance Intern – Systems Team 

Job Description:  This Summer, I’ve been working on automation and process improvement for YouTube’s Non-Standard Payment process within Google’s Finance team. In particular, I had three stages to the internship project responsible for $20M+ in monthly revenue. 

1. Developed a user-facing Google Form from a Lucidchart outline, incorporating response validation. 

2. Utilized Apps Script (Google Form’s JavaScript extension) to automate an ‘on Form submit’ bug creation on Google’s bug management system (Buganizer). 

3. Perform data validation by comparing user input responses to YouTube validation tables. We used Hubble (internal Google tool) to automatically open bugs or close bugs and send email notifications to users if there’s an invalid response. This process used many tools: SQL, Proto, BUILD files, C++, and Java capabilities to complete the task. 

Brooklyn Herzig 

Brooklyn Herzih- Amazon Intern

Major: International Business 

Company: Amazon 

Title: Marketing Intern 

Job Description: During this internship, I have had the opportunity to create marketing educational materials for Amazon Alexa teams. Using my experience and expertise, I was able to craft a guide that aids Amazon teams in marketing events. I’ve been able to learn marketing strategies, target market analysis, and how to measure campaign success. The world-class strategies and processes at Amazon have taught me how to focus on the customer and market to them in an informed, effective way. 

Andressa Angelini Souza 

Major: International Business 

Expected graduation date: Spring 2023 

Andressa Angelini Souza- Headshot

Company name: Americanas S.A. 

Title: Project Assistant 

Job Description: Americanas S.A. is one of the biggest retailers in Brazil, having over 1,700 stores nationwide and a huge online platform. During these two months, I was immersed in the logistical department of the company as a project assistant. With an immense amount of responsibility and freedom, I created and presented to head managers a business case viewing the implementation of RFID technology into the operational chain of the state of Rio de Janeiro. This was an amazing opportunity to understand how working at a big company is like, developing connections in my home country, and directly apply as well as learn new concepts about International Business.