Internship at Copart - Fall 2019

November 20, 2019


Business Analytics



Courses Helped



Copart is a global leader in online vehicle auctions and links vehicle sellers to a global buyer base of more than 750,000 members in more than 150 countries worldwide using its patented virtual auction technology and online auction platform. It is a premier destination for the resale and re-marketing of salvage vehicles. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It has acquired or opened operations in Canada, Germany, Ireland, Brazil, Spain, and most recently Finland. At the Used Car Week 2019, Copart was selected as the Innovator of the Year for solution that benefits entire customer base.

I joined Copart in September as a Business Intelligence Intern in the Reporting services team. My work involved building interactive dashboards and storyboards to provide insights and support requirements for internal teams like Marketing, Sales and Operations. This opportunity served as a perfect segue between my academic pursuits as a graduate student of business analytics and a data professional who handles real world data.

I was particularly involved in building auction analysis reports for Copart Direct, externally branded as ‘Cash For Cars’ and the newly launched Copart Finland. Another project that was greatly responsible for my steep learning curve over the last few months is the Sales Story Board that compares a certain seller and their key operational and financial metrics with those of their peers. These projects gave me exposure to working on Tableau, Pentaho and Python.

I would like to thank my manager Hardik Bhavsar and my teammates Nagababu Avula, Ilyas Syed, Aamani Chennu, Pujha Balaji, Sowmya Mupparaju, Dhairya Pawar, Sandeep Reddy Kancharla, Deepthi Gangidi, Deepti Reddy, Shrisha Vanga, Ravi Kishore for their mentorship, guidance and constant support.

My Fall 2019 internship with Copart helped me understand the detailed business processes and the data layer behind it. It helped me put to practice what I learnt over the course of my graduate studies about the process of exploring data, analyzing the cause and presenting the findings for making data-driven decisions. I am excited to continue my internship here over the coming Spring.

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Student Name

Lavanya Botlaguduru Kolhapuri

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