2020 Startup Internship Reflection: Seraphic Group Inc., Nishita Ardhapurkar

Internship Reflection by Nishita Ardhapurkar

This semester I have had the opportunity to work with Seraphic Group Inc. Seraphic specializes in making a probiotic called Ion Biome. My first day at Seraphic I had the chance to see the facilities. It was interesting to see the whole process that goes into making a product. The research, testing, marketing, manufacturing, and shipping all happens from a facility right here in Charlottesville. There are so many working pieces when it comes to running a company and it was very enjoyable to have the opportunity to be a part of it. 

My role at this internship was to analyze data and find trends within it. The data described the orders customers have placed. Analyzing it involved first, writing multiple SQL queries to organize the data. With large sets of data, this first step is important so that the data can be understood and interpreted easily. Then more queries were written to simplify data to find the most important pieces. The data was then transferred into Excel. Various data analysis tests and methods were used to find trends within the data. The trends will be used for marketing purposes. 

As I continue to analyze the data, I hope I find more interesting trends in the data. So far, my internship at Seraphic has been an amazing experience and I know it will continue to be a great opportunity as it progresses.