Salma E.

Salma E.

Facebook University Product Design Intern

I had previously worked at a non-profit, but my power to make an impact was limited to local communities. At Facebook, I was able to take that impact and scale it to 2 billion people.

My path to Facebook was full of detours. I was passionate about making social impact but I didn’t know where to start. I got involved with marketing and non-profits because both gave me enough space to be creative while working for causes that I cared about. Fast-forward to the fall of my sophomore year, I saw a posting about the Facebook University program with the headline “Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into something useful and valuable for 2 billion+ users.” I was like “HECK YEAH, I’ve been looking for this all along.

I worked as a FBU product design intern on the Social Good team, redesigning the Crisis Response landing page. Crisis Response gives people the power to connect and support each other during a crisis. As an intern, you have the power to design something that could potentially enable vulnerable communities to access resources and rebuild their homes after devastation.

I loved working on this product because it was so clear how much impact your work has on the people that you are designing for. I had previously worked at a non-profit, but my power to make an impact was limited to local communities. At Facebook, I was able to take that impact and scale it to 2 billion people.