Two Students Who Created an Important App For Internships
Murtaza Bambot and Nathan Dass realized the effort students put towards applying for internships never reflected the results, and they wondered how to minimize the time devoted to a single application by maximizing the possibility to get interviews.
The students from Georgia Tech, Bambot, an industrial engineering major, and Dass, a fellow student, created InternBlitz, an online platform that allows Georgia Tech students to type their standard information only once. InternBlitz was awarded $10,000 at the Georgia Tech InVenture Prize competition.
InternBlitz's interface is similar to Amazon's with a search bar allowing users to scan the database and add internships to a cart. Users are also allowed to search internships by location.
InternBlitz will then screen the different applications and shows users the unique questions of each application. For example, San Francisco-based company BuildZoom asks wannabe software engineer interns to include a link to "an interesting project that you have created."
Once you complete the questions and requirements, the users can submit all their applications with a single click.
"From a company's perspective, it looks like you applied through the regular online application," Bambot says.
InternBlitz is only available at Georgia Tech, but the co-founders plan to expand in August. The $10,000 prize will be used to develop and run a marketing campaign.