A Summer in Review

RelateIQ Mountains

As summer 2014 comes to an end, so does my internship at RelateIQ. I can’t think of even a single word to describe how amazing the internship experience has been.

As a full-fledged member of the UpMarket team, an interdisciplinary group of the greatest minds in the western hemisphere, I helped solve the problem that marketing automation functionality was not working well with the sales process.

To solve this problem, I worked with some really exciting technologies, like AngularJS on the client side and Java on the server side. And after about three months of hard work, users now have a connection between their marketing software (e.g. Marketo, HubSpot, or MailChimp) and their sales software.

And I wasn’t just swooned by the challenging problems at RelateIQ, but also by the incredible people I got to work with. RelateIQ is not joking when they say they are fostering a world class team. In a blog post about the team, our CFO/COO explains that:

Our team consists of a world-class cross-country runner, an acclaimed DJ, an award-winning origami instructor, an Academy Award winner, poets, canophiles, pastry and dessert chefs, beer-brewers, artists, musicians, writers, physicist, coaches, Orange & Rose Bowl champions, and even an Olympic gold medalist. The breadth and depth of knowledge within RelateIQ is inspiring in and of itself.

Whenever a coworker and I were locked in an argument over anything, we rarely ever had to Google the answer because there was always an expert on the field at the office who could settle our debate.

All in all, this was an incredible internship with so many unforgettable experiences, from the acquisition to the launch of our marketing integration features. I’m so grateful that I’ll continue working with this team as a part time employee throughout this coming school year! :)

The team, the team, the team.
Not only is the team at RelateIQ smart, but they’re also incredibly attractive!

Did I mention that RelateIQ is hiring?

Summer 2014 Internship Decision

Job hunting season is officially over! The company that I will work at this summer is..

RelateIQ Logo

After some deliberation, I have decided to spend Summer of 2014 as a software engineer intern at RelateIQ, a big data startup in Palo Alto that is building software for relationship management.

I was already in love with the product when I applied to them at the University of Michigan’s Startup Career Fair and a recent Series B of $29 million validated my beliefs in the product and company. What really sold me came after I completed rounds of some really tough, but fun coding interviews and received an offer..

Welcome Emails

After I received an offer, a bunch of people from the RelateIQ team sent me emails congratulating me, telling me stories about their time at the company, and answering any questions I had about the company. After that, it was very easy to make a decision!

Anyways, I am officially pumped for Summer ’14 to roll around. :)