Parth Chadha is a fourth-year undergrad majoring in computer science at Manipal University Jaipur. He is an inquisitive learner, which drives him to try new things and talk to more people to understand their journey, prompting him to launch his podcast, The Atypical Engineers. That’s when he interviewed a Flipkart Product Manager, which intrigued his interest in the Product Management field. He has been with Springworks since February 2022 and enjoys every minute of it!
Let’s take a look at the life of a Product Intern at Springworks.
What do you do as a Product Intern at Springworks?
At Springworks, I work as a Product Intern with Trivia, an employee engagement solution for remote and hybrid teams all over the world.
My primary responsibility here is to collaborate with my manager to understand what our users require and then scope out solutions to their problems. Apart from that, I collaborate with various teams, such as the Design, Development, and Customer Success teams, to ensure that our product is aligned and on track.
What is your favorite part about Springworks?
This could be a long list, but one of the things I admire about Springworks is how committed the company is to giving interns ownership of the product.
How has your learning curve improved as a part of Springworks?
The learning curve has been incredible; from understanding the fundamentals of Product Management and how it works to be able to launch an app, it’s been both intimidating and exhilarating.
I’ve been fortunate to have mentors like my manager, Sandeep Talukdar and CEO, Kartik Mandaville , who have not only accepted my mistakes but also believed in my ability to develop my own product features.
Walk us through a day in the life of Parth!
- Wake up around 8 AM
- Hit the gym by 8:30 AM
- Have Breakfast
- Log in at 10:30 AM
- Check Slack & Emails
- Attend team Standup and define tasks for the day
- Have Lunch at 1:30 PM
- Work till 7:30 PM
- Head for Dinner
- Complete any remainder tasks
- Hangout with friends
- Spend time reading articles or watching a show on Netflix
- Head to sleep
Which is your favorite product amongst our two apps, Trivia & EngageWith?
Because I work for Trivia as a Product Intern, it’s difficult for me to give an objective answer. However, I would continue to use Trivia because it is a fun tool that helps teams bond and form relationships not only within the workplace but also outside.
Sneak-peek into your life outside Springworks!
I enjoy meeting new individuals, so I usually connect with them on Linkedin to learn about their product journey, which has also helped me grow and network.
Apart from this, I like to travel, so I miss no opportunity to make plans with my friends to take a small trip to a nearby place or the mountains!
I am now also working to improve my baking skills, someday I might send my hand-baked cookies around too!