ElectrifAi
July 8, 2021

Product management through the eyes of our interns

An interview with ElectrifAi’s x MIT interns.

Imagine beginning a new decade as an intern and ending up working on Practical Ai products that make an impact. Is a journey like that even possible?

Turns out, it is. “We strive on innovation and truly believe this can happen when diverse voices can all be part of the conversation,” said Michael Fox, SVP, Product.

Meet Elizabeth Blackburn, MIT Intern

How did you land at ElectrifAi?
We are both currently MIT graduate students working on​ our MBAs at MIT Sloan School of Management, and we landed here through MIT Sloan's Project Management Lab. (This "lab" is an Action Learning opportunity at MIT Sloan where approximately 20 students are selected to spend three weeks learning Product Management through first-hand experience at companies during the month of January.) ElectrifAi is one of the companies supporting this lab this year, and we both were fortunate enough to apply, be selected for the lab, and ultimately be matched here!

What excited you the most about this internship opportunity?
For me, it was the diversity in the projects currently being worked. This seemed like an amazing opportunity to see a broad range of offerings first-hand and learn a lot in the process.

What did your cooperation look like on a day to day basis?
We have been working closely with the different teams to understand their workflows, pain points, and areas for growth. We have been able to listen in on client calls, see product demos from the technical teams, research the market, and work towards actionable deliverables.

What did you take away from your ElectrifAi internship?
It is still on-going, so I am sure there will be so much more to add! But I think it has been useful to see not only a broad range of products, but also a broad range of roles/responsibilities within product management and the company as a whole. We are being exposed to a diverse set of tasks and assignments on multiple products that are all at different stages of development. This has been a very unique and exciting opportunity.

What surprised you the most from this experience?
The ability to dive in very quickly into the details of each project and use our past experience to bring outside perspectives to ongoing conversations.

What’s next?
After we finish here this January, we go back to Boston to start our spring semester at MIT Sloan. During this semester, we will both be taking a Digital Product Management class that is linked back to this Action Learning Lab where we will build on the foundation we have built here.

Meet Muska Khan, MIT Intern


What excited you the most about this internship opportunity?
The opportunity to combine machine learning with building products that helps a diverse group of people from patients to employees.

What did your cooperation look like on a day to day basis?
We get to work cross functionally with the executive team, product, design, and engineering.

What did you take away from your ElectrifAi internship?
It is exciting to use hard tech like machine learning and artificial intelligence to build products that people need.

What surprised you the most from this experience?
So much of effective product management is related to high level collaboration amongst different teams.

What would you say to those who still wonder about applying for an internship at ElectrifAi?
The culture of openness and collaboration has been so helpful to get on-boarded to the team quickly. Additionally, it is a great place to work on hard problems and solve those with novel technologies.

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