BYJU’S design through the eyes of a product design intern ✨

Gif credits — Aneesh Raveendran

Interview process 👀

Back in early November 2021, I came across a hiring post from Dhaneesh on Linkedin saying BYJU’S classes team is hiring interns! After reading about the team and their vision I was more than excited to apply, so I went over the recruitment form and filled it to my best capacity. After this, I wanted to personally reach out to the team and get to know more about the internship, so I texted Dhaneesh and after a brief conversation he asked me to email him a cover letter specifying my intent of pursuing this internship. I worked hard on drafting this CV and then sent it over. A week later, I was invited for a 30 mins interview call with Pragya, the lead product designer, where we discussed about my journey, design process, and a few design questions.

Company culture 🎡

I strongly wished for this internship to be an offline experience but the pandemic kept getting worse each month. So initially I had a few reservations regarding working remotely. But the team left no page unturned to make sure we get the most out of this experience. For our internship each of us was assigned a senior team member as our mentor, to help us understand the problem space and guide us through the problem-solving process. I was paired with Fazal, a senior visual designer and my project revolved around designing AI bots.

Professional development 💫

Mentors play a crucial role in shaping your ideas. Fortunately, I have always had amazing mentors to guide me through every phase of life and it was no different this time! My mentor has always given me the perspective to do better and think differently when it came to designing bots. The problem statement in itself is very interesting and the journey of putting together a solution to satisfy and solve the problem was more enjoyable because of all the guidance.

Retrospection 🏆

Just 3 months in and I already feel empowered and upskilled. It would have taken me a lot of time to understand the things that I managed to learn here in such a short time. Nishant back in 2021 was unaware of these possibilities and constantly self-doubted his potential when it came to building a career in product design. But a few months later, now I no longer have any reservations about myself and I’m confident as ever with my skills. A big chunk of this change was possible only because of this internship!

Closing note 🎈

I am so grateful to have gotten this opportunity to design for the biggest Ed-Tech firm in the world and a few months here have given me the knowledge and perspectives that will help me in the long run. I am extremely thankful to Dhaneesh, Fazal and the entire team for the opportunity and all the pointers to level up my project and myself. Thanks to my fellow interns as well, 3 more months and I can’t wait to see all the wonderful things we do hereafter! 💫



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