Krishna Chebolu was a Finance Intern in Phantom Works Estimating & Pricing at the Boeing Company during the summer of 2021.
How did you get your internship?
I got it through the FLITE (Future Leaders in Thought & Experience) Program. Boeing selects rising sophomores from Truman, University of Missouri at St. Louis, Howard University, and Saint Louis University. Due to the pandemic, this internship took place remotely.
What sorts of things did you do during your internship?
I worked as a Data Analyst. My work was focused on fine-tuning current pricing models; I was tasked with analyzing whether all price units (a price model’s base is the sum of many price units, also called task-units) were necessary to build an accurate price model. I used various statistical tools and analyzed different combinations of price units to see which combination yielded the highest accuracy. The primary objective was to see if we could remove some units to save time in building proposals. I worked on and made recommendations on 18 different price models.
How did you benefit from the internship?
I met some cool people and understood the true importance of Microsoft Excel. I underestimated how important that software is.