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I met the CEO of Careem during an event on campus. Wanting to gain experience in data science, I decided to email the CEO to see if I could get a summer internship with them in Dubai.
While I didn’t get an immediate response, I didn’t give up either. After two more follow-up emails reiterating my interest, I got a response from their data science team. A few more emails and a couple of interviews later, I landed a spot!
While helping Careem to develop their own mapping system, I was processing billions of data points to improve their machine learning programs. My work increased their efficiency by 40 times, decreasing their run time from 10 hours to 15 minutes.
Despite the constant challenges, I learned a lot and enjoyed getting to know my colleagues, going out to dinners, and playing indoor football.
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