Whooo’s Reading, San Diego, CA
Whooo’s Reading is an online reading website designed to help students think critically about what they read by providing open-ended reading quizzes for any book. Using artificial intelligence, the site offers live feedback to students’ responses which can include grammatical or literary suggestions. It allows teachers to track their students’ progress in the classroom and gives the students an incentive to read more with a gamified owl themed character that they can level up and customize.
I was teamed up with another intern, and we were given a massive amount of records on student interactions with the game and were tasked with providing an analysis of the data. We worked on this project for a few weeks and gave a company-wide presentation with our findings which included a few positives and some negatives about the current state of the game. Our results fueled a few meetings to discuss possible changes to the website—one of which includes a big overhaul of a certain feature of the game.
This internship gave me valuable industry experience as a rising sophomore that many students do not receive until they are seniors, thus opening the door for future internships in the next two summers at many companies where previous internships are required. Overall, it accelerated my path to becoming a full-time software engineer.
I am incredibly grateful to the ’68 Center for Career Exploration for helping me find an internship like this at Whooo’s Reading in my first year of college, as I am certain I would not have found something like this on my own. Additionally, I am thankful to Mr. and Mrs. Case for providing me with such an amazing opportunity this summer to learn and advance my career goals.