After launching our brand new internship program earlier this summer, we’re excited for more passionate people to join our team. Hear all about it from our 2017 summer intern Rynel Luo, one of the first people to go through the OseLaunch program.
RYNEL LUO: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CLASS OF 2020
Rynel is a rising sophomore at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania majoring in economics and minoring in computer science. She graduated high school from the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, where she served as student council president, and was recognized as an Academic All-State Scholar. In high school, she also created DailyLookBooks. When her site began to gain popularity, she wanted to learn more coding in order to improve viewers’ experience, which led her to discover an interest in coding and technology. In college, Rynel is involved in Wharton Undergraduate Data Analytics Club, The WALK Magazine, Penn Lens, and Penn Faith and Action.
WHAT DID YOU DO WHILE AT OSEBERG?
I mostly worked with the software development team and data analytics teams. I added new features to the rebuild of the web-application, and I also added engineer-requested features to the internal data management dashboard that’s used daily to track data as it proceeds through the workflow. Oseberg works with huge datasets that are updated every day, so one of the dashboard features I really enjoyed working on was adding indicator keys that show when a dataset displays abnormal performance metrics. I also wrote some scraper code to filter through large datasets and extract only the elements that Oseberg utilizes.
WHAT WAS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF YOUR INTERNSHIP?
WHAT WAS THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART OF YOUR INTERNSHIP?
I really liked how my role as an intern came with some flexibility. Although I was primarily supposed to work with the development team, I expressed an interest in data analytics, so they let me spend some time working with that team too, which I really enjoyed! I also took on a side project in implementing new content and strategies to increase social media activity, since I had done some work with social media before, and they were really receptive to that as well. In general, Oseberg was extremely supportive of letting me contribute to the team in accordance with what I was interested in.
I’ve also really enjoyed having the opportunity to learn so much in such a short amount of time, and not just from a technical viewpoint. I came in interested to learn more about the business side of things. Everyone here, whether they’re an engineer or a product manager or a client manager, has always been willing to talk to me and answer any questions I have. Interacting with everyone, as well as being part of the driven, innovative, and collaborative culture here has been an amazing experience that I am so grateful for.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR KEY TAKEAWAYS?
I’ve had an amazing experience at Oseberg this summer. The skills and experience I’ve gained will undoubtedly add value to what I am able to offer as I pursue future opportunities. I still want to try things like product management and consulting, but I’ve definitely solidified a passion for working with technology, and I hope to continue exploring more technology-related opportunities in the future.
DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR FUTURE INTERNS?
Oseberg is an amazing environment and a great opportunity to learn. Don’t be afraid to explore what you’re interested in. Build your foundation of knowledge and fill in the gaps by asking questions. Be open to learning, be ready to come up with solutions to difficult problems, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. You will walk away at the end of your internship knowing so much more than when you began.