Enova U Class of 2017

Our interns quench their thirst for knowledge by identifying process improvements and solving organizational challenges. They utilize the latest technologies while working in teams over a period of 10 – 12 weeks. It’s an experience that goes beyond what they can learn in the classroom. See what some our past interns have done at Enova.

Alex Coll

Software Engineering
Purdue University
What I love most about Enova's internship program is that they didn't assign us an "intern project" that gets thrown away when the summer is over. We are placed right on a software team and then spend a few weeks learning Ruby on Rails, Postgres and test-driven development. After that, we dive in, working on a real project. The projects I contributed to have allowed me to improve my back- and front-end skills, taught me how to write tests and gave me the opportunity to learn from many talented developers.
Alex Coll

Ashwin Chetty

Software Engineering
University of Chicago
This summer, I worked closely with three other interns. We began by learning about Ruby on Rails and Enova's software development lifecycle, and then moved on to work on CashNetUSA, Enova's biggest product in the U.S. We started by implementing a number of small changes while we gained exposure to Enova’s codebase. For the rest of our internship, we were involved directly in the design and development of a major feature to help improve the user experience. Over the summer, we saw this project grow essentially from inception to release. I enjoyed having the chance to work directly with product managers and other developers — a truly wonderful group of people.
Ashwin Chetty

Billy York

Software Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Working at Enova gave me a lot of experience in a wide range of technologies. I went through two different training courses over the course of the internship to prepare me for what I built. I was able to work on various projects, like redesigning a major web page for one of the main brands in Ruby on Rails, to making a new microservice in Go.
Billy York

Brian Lee

Analytics
University of Chicago
This summer I worked as a Portfolio Analytics intern focusing mostly on Headway Capital. My main project was identifying information sources that would enhance the current predictive models. I used various machine learning techniques to build models for each information source. I was also given the chance to use survival analysis in building frame-works for calculating net present values of line-of-credit products. I enjoyed collaborating with the team and learning from their expertise. The internship was a truly unique opportunity to work on projects with real business impact.
Brian Lee

Camilo Alvarez

Product Management
University of Chicago – Booth
Being a Product Management intern at Enova means you will have a great opportunity to have an impact on your product. A couple weeks after I started, I was already leading the inception meeting for the new features we developed for the app. From there, I worked with the developers, S&O analysts, designers and other product managers to solve the blocks we had along the way. Thanks to the team, we were able to release two new versions of the app during my time as the Product Manager. People here are really approachable and willing to have a coffee chat if you are looking for information for your project or just interested about knowing more about Enova.
Camilo Alvarez

Carson Rajcan

Software Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
Working at Enova as an intern this summer was very rewarding for me. It’s been a long-standing goal of mine to work on a large development team, and my experience this summer on the U.K. Software Engineering team was a great introduction to doing so. I finally got some practice writing front end code, experienced what it was like working on a large legacy application and learned the correct Agile workflow practices that make a large engineering department successful. The skills I gained this summer are going to be invaluable no matter where I go in my career, and I would recommend interning at Enova to any other young aspiring software engineers.
Carson Rajcan

Charlie Fenoglio

Software Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Software Engineering interns start with four weeks of training for Ruby on Rails. Several full-time employees at Enova review the code and provide useful feedback. Then I got to work with two other interns on the API portal for Enova Decisions. During this internship, I learned about agile development in a work environment, gained knowledge of several new languages and had an opportunity to put that knowledge to use on a real project.
Charlie Fenoglio

Chase Schachenman

Software Engineering
University of Wisconsin
Working as a Software Engineering intern at Enova was an incredibly rewarding experience. I gained valuable experience with Ruby on Rails and test-driven development during Baseline (a training program for new hires) and while working throughout the summer. The two interns on my team and I were tasked with creating a new microservice which calculates variables used in the decisioning model of one of Enova’s brands, Headway Capital. My experiences throughout the summer have made me a better software engineer and professional, and helped set me on my goal career path towards full stack developer.

Chirag Sancheti

Strategy & Operations
University of Michigan
Starting as a Global S&O intern, I was blessed with great work, amazing people and a fantastic learning experience. If you have a hunger to do great work, Enova is the right place. I worked on evaluating the effectiveness and efficiency of chat as a medium for investment for Enova. Working on U.K. and U.S.A. both, I could collaborate with numerous teams. The diverse exposure in a short time allowed me to work on various ad hoc projects. I was empowered to take initiative, and recommendations were adopted quickly. While working with various people, I learned that it is important to listen, contemplate, think and learn. Be frank, speak up and operate as owners because eventually the best answer wins!
Chirag Sancheti

Christine Kao

Software Engineering
University of Illinois
Being an SE intern at Enova was an incredible experience. We started off on their training program, getting a feel for Ruby on Rails before diving into our intern projects. I loved how my team’s intern project was very hands-on, being able to decide for ourselves how to best implement certain parts. I learned a lot about web development through my intern project, having the chance to work with both the front and back end. I really enjoyed all the free food in the cafeteria, as well as spending time with employees at team and buddy lunches. Overall I can say that this internship gave me very valuable real world experience, and it was an amazing summer working for Enova!
Christine Kao

Clarice Kluge

Strategy & Operations
University of Wisconsin
This summer, I was fortunate to work on the Strategy and Operations team for one of Enova’s flagship brands. The primary focus of our project was mapping out the customer journey — capturing each critical touchpoint from introduction through retention. This dovetailed into another opportunity — improving the welcome program for the application and approval process. I’ve enjoyed Enova’s fast-paced environment and the encouragement from my team lead and personal mentors. Enova has provided a great environment to develop both stronger technical and soft skills, and I’ve appreciated learning more about the type of work that I find most challenging and rewarding.

Deanna Tran

Software Engineering
University of Michigan
My time as a software engineering intern at Enova was an amazing opportunity, where I was able to learn and develop new languages and skills, as well as have ownership over a project with two other interns. After learning basic Ruby on Rails and test-driven development during training, I was able to dive into the codebase. Everyone at Enova is incredibly welcoming and helpful, from showing me where conference rooms are to constructive reviews of my work. Overall, this summer was an incredible experience where I not only was able to pick up technical skills but also professional skills.

Jacob McReynolds

Strategy & Operations
University of Wisconsin
Working as a Strategy and Operations intern gave me the opportunity to work on high-impact projects and interface with departments across Enova. Throughout my summer, I started overhauling the CashNetUSA collections emails, mapping the entire customer journey and revamping the password reset procedure. Beyond working on my projects, I was able to meet extremely bright, fun and motivated people. In only 12 weeks, I was able to fully immerse myself in Enova’s business and company culture, as well as experience the amazing city of Chicago.

Joe Johnson

Analytics
Stanford University
As an intern with the Business Forecasting team, I spent the summer working on a project to forecast loan growth and loan losses across Enova’s products. Having my own independent and fast-moving project was a unique experience for an internship. Throughout the summer, I was challenged to improve my SQL skills, learn new machine learning models and learn how to present and communicate new findings to the business.

Kice Sanders

Software Engineering
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
My time here at Enova this summer was great to say the least. We started the summer by having 2 – 3 weeks where we learned Ruby on Rails. While learning, our exercises were reviewed by full-time hires who helped us get the feeling of iterating over our work. After this training, I felt that I was well prepared to start working on my team's project. The other interns on my team and I worked on a project that was not just made up to give us something to do, it was a real need for our team. This motivated us and let us see what working here would actually feel like. Our team (and everyone we talked to) was always willing to help and point us in the right direction.
Kice Sanders

Kyrinna Wei

Software Engineering
University of Michigan
What I will remember the most about my internship here is my team. I’m the kind of person who shows familiarity with people via playful banter and occasional prods. I loved talking to them, whether it be about software, my project or just about anything in daily life. They always had a good joke for me, and our team rooms were constantly filled with laughter. I love how everyone here does that amongst their team members and other employees while maintaining the appropriate amounts of professionalism for the workplace. Teams here are so high-achieving, but we always find the time to enjoy each other’s company, and that’s what really makes working very pleasant and memorable.
Kyrinna Wei

Madhuri Gupta

Analytics
Northwestern University
This summer, I worked as a Portfolio Analytics intern on the CashNetUSA team. My core project was to build a new bankruptcy prediction model. Since this is the first time such a model was being developed, I got an opportunity to do everything from scratch, which included collecting data, selecting important features and building the model while ensuring compliance with regulations. Throughout my internship, I was given operational autonomy and a sense of ownership, as well as business context, which I value and appreciate. People at Enova are accessible and ready to help. I was encouraged to take initiative and discuss my ideas. Overall, I think it was a great internship where I got exposed to a complete project lifecycle and got to work with smart people.
Madhuri Gupta

Shiqi (Alison) Wang

Software Engineering
Carnegie Mellon University
I had a great time here at Enova being a Software Engineering intern, and I learned a lot more than I would have expected. Coming without any knowledge about Ruby on Rails, the baseline training program gave me a solid introduction to RoR and test engineering skills. After the baseline, I started working on a project with two fellow interns for the CashNetUSA brand. We built both the front-end and back-end for a new feature on the website. In addition, I also got a deeper understanding of SDLC and agile development process.
Alison Wang

Sripradha Karkala

Software Engineering
University of Wisconsin
The learning curve since the beginning of my internship at Enova has been amazing. The opportunities given to meet and interact with new people, learn new technologies and build projects was everything I hoped for this summer and much more. I received good guidance in the areas where I stumbled. Autonomy was given to explore options and decide on the best fit for project implementations. This gave me the confidence to present my ideas. The office space provided a very relaxed environment for focusing on my tasks, and the various intern events helped me fit into the system seamlessly.
Sripradha Karkala

Sunjie Hou

Analytics
University of Illinois
My internship experience at Enova has exposed me to some enterprise-level data and model-building process, as well as awesome cross-departmental collaboration. I have also strengthened my technical skills from the well-structured Analytics training process. During the summer, I had the chance to look into a new source of data to explore the potential uses of it, and I have successfully built a model to predict customer conversion probability around it. The experience of designing and implementing my own project is not something I can expect to gain from every summer internship. A big thanks to my mentor and everyone on the team for making that happen.
Sunjie Hou

Taylor Buist

Software Engineering
University of Michigan
This summer, I worked on the Developer Portal for the Enova Decisions team. The portal is intended to serve as a resource for current clients but also as a tool for marketing to potential clients. The process of taking a product from inception to realization is more comprehensive than what I’ve experienced at school, and it's satisfying to have my work put into production and contribute to the company's bottom line. I appreciated that the culture and people at Enova were committed to both personal achievement and team success.

Venecia Alvarez

Software Engineering
Iowa State University
I have had a blast working as a Software Engineering intern at Enova this summer! I’ve learned so much and had a lot of fun along the way. I spent the first few weeks being trained on Ruby on Rails and test-driven development. Soon after, the other interns on my team and I began our main project, a new microservice that calculates variables for an analytics model. Being on a services team, I was also able to learn about and work on various other services. I’m so grateful for my experience at Enova, as it has been filled with lots of learning, laughs and free food.

Wyatt Dahlenburg

Software Engineering
Purdue University
I am a Senior at Purdue University studying Computer Science. My focus has been in computer security, but I’ve always been a developer, so I decided to take an internship in Software Engineering at Enova. I spent the summer embedded in a team with two other interns. We had the opportunity to work on a greenfield project and several other applications within SE. Working on a new project doesn’t happen often, so it was a great experience to mesh the interns’ creativity into one application. Aside from the projects, my time at Enova has been wonderful. As interns, we volunteered, explored Chicago and even took on an Escape Room. I’m grateful for everything Enova has to offer and am glad I chose to spend my summer here.

Zachary Rubenbauer

Finance
University of Iowa
My summer with the Enova FP&A team has taught me more than I could have ever imagined I would learn in just three short months. To begin my internship, I was given an outline of the projects I would be working on throughout the summer, with my primary project being to review our corporate overhead allocation method to improve our accuracy in forecasting brands’ profitability in terms of ROE and ROA. Through this experience, I was able to meet with people across all of Enova’s departments and develop a better understanding of the overall business model and financial goals of the company. At the end of my internship, I gave a presentation to employees across the company (including the CEO) to explain my process and initial findings.
Zachary Rubenbauer