In 1995, two college grad students were trying to find the best way to gather relevant information from a massive warehouse – instead of going to the library. Their names Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Their diligence led to the creation of Google.
The creative duo built a computer housing in Page’s dorm. Although their idea was genius, they couldn’t find venture capitalists willing to part with their money. Not deterred, they continued to refine Google. By 1999, they registered 500k searches daily. The founders never forgot the camaraderie and wanted Google to build a workplace environment where employees loved to go to work.
When any company wants to learn how to make employees happy, they look at Google, because “they get it right.” Having this name appear on a resume is priceless. The Googleplex may look like an adult playground at first, but it’s an environment created to keep employees motivated – and happy.
According to their data, Google receives 2.5 million job applications annually. With a laundry list of amazing perks, who wouldn’t want to work for Google. One way to get a foot inside the front door is to first, obtain an internship. Google offers a wide array of internships and even gives tips on how to get your application moved to the top of the pile.
First, prepare. If your dreams are set on engineering, test your skills by practicing online. They even provide a Tech Development Guide. Search the openings thoroughly. Each internship may have different minimum requirements. Once you determine that you meet those requirements, then submit your application.
Google is on a constant quest to acquire innovative thinkers to fill their internships.
While some positions are geared for engineering students, non-engineering positions are also available.
College seniors, grad students and those working toward their PhDs may apply for an internship.
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