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Will I have a 9am-5pm lifestyle during my internship at Google?

Work-life balance is more of a personal choice. It depends a lot on what your goals are, how competitive your are, and how much of a workload you have. Usually, I tend to see younger employees staying at the company much longer than the older employees, who usually have a family of their own. But...
Google Software Engineering Work-Life Balance
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Should I expect some sort of mentorship program once I start my internship at Google?

All Interns are assigned at least one host, who would have regular one on one meetings with you and you can discuss anything with him or her whenever you like, sometimes even if it's not work-related at all.
Internet & Tech Google Internship Mentor
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I would be interested to hear your experience working at Google! How's the culture there?

The culture at Google is like an over-sized start-up. It's a large company with small company values, which is great. They work hard and play hard and the people are super smart but don't take themselves seriously. If you're interested in working there, look up their values; they take them rea...
Internet & Tech Google Company Culture
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To be exact, what does an Engineering Practicum Intern do at Google?

The deal with the Engineering Practicum (EP) internship is that it's the name for a type of intern in terms of level of support, not in terms of what you'll be doing. Applying for the EP internship as opposed to the standard software engineering one guarantees you some things: a match with a proj...
Internet & Tech Google Software Engineering Internship Skillset
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Tips for a technical interview at Google?

- Definitely have some experience with reading and writing code. - Practice explaining what you're writing/thinking. As a part of the technical interview, you are evaluated on how well you are able to convey your ideas to the interviewer. - The best approach to nailing the technical interview the...
Internet & Tech Google Software Engineering Internship Interview
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What would you say were your favorite, and least favorite aspects of being an intern at Google?

I’d say overall most people enjoy their experience as an intern at Google. You get to work with and meet a lot brilliant engineers, while also enjoying the various social events they put on for interns. The main complaint people have about being an intern is that you’re not always given the most ...
Google Software Engineering Internship Product Management Pros and Cons
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In what ways would you say the work you do at Google contribute to its overall mission?

I assume you're referring to the mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." An individual Googler's role in this depends greatly on what she's working on. Obviously, Search and Knowledge teams tend to be more involved with the "organize" part, b...
Internet & Tech Google Software Engineering Company Mission
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Is it common to get help from the upper level of management at Google?

You will get the same support from upper management that a regular employee gets. Most of your support will come from your team, your team's manager, your intern host, and the intern program team. All in all, Google provides a lot of support to their interns.
Internet & Tech Google Software Engineering Internship Relationship with Upper Management
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What are some general tips you have before my interview at Google?

Previous internships are important to be highlighted, as well as previous coding experiences such as hackathons and other coding competitions. Google doesn't value only the academics and having a diversified resume, with activities not related only to Software development is also relevant.
Internet & Tech Google Internship Engineering Interview
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What is your perspective on what it takes to succeed at Google, whether you work in their software division team or not?

This depends a lot on your project and team, which I address a bit in my response you your next question. Of course, if you do good work, make progress, and don't repeatedly make the same mistakes in code you submit for review, your host and team are likely to be happy and give you a good review...
Advertising, PR & Marketing Internet & Tech Google Skillset
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What does a regular day in the life look like for an Engineering Practicum Intern at Google?

An Engineering Practicum intern is assigned a project along with another EP intern under a full time engineer host. The project is usually challenging and engaging but concise enough so that the interns can finish in 12-14 weeks. Hosts have regular meetings with their intern pairs or “pods” to en...
Internet & Tech Google Software Engineering Internship Day in the Life Engineering Practicum
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How do I get a marketing internship at Google or a top PR firm?

In general, marketing interviewers want to see that you have high energy, strong communication skills and a pure passion for the subject. If you are applying to a particular agency or brand, get familiar with their work prior to the interview. I find that it impresses interviewers when you name-d...
Advertising, PR & Marketing Google Ogilvy & Mather Marketing Analytics Product Marketing
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Might be obvious, but what does a software engineer intern at Google do? Tasks, projects, and even fun events are welcome

The software engineer intern will work on real projects at Google. In my internship, I worked on a team that was developing an app. I was given the first week to learn the language being used and after that got bugs to fix and features to develop myself. Keep in mind that you're not going to be t...
Internet & Tech Google Software Engineering Internship Day in the Life Skillset
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How likely is it that as an undergraduate working at Google I will get a return offer? Does anyone know?

Google rarely makes full-time offers after an internship because they want you to finish your school first. My recommendation is to become a repeat intern if possible. during your internship(s), show initiative and eagerness to learn. Be a team player. When you graduate, apply for their IT Reside...
Internet & Tech Google Software Engineering Internship Return Offer
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Generally for a software engineering intern, what would describe the day in the life like at Google?

A day in a SWE intern life is similar to that of any other full time software engineers. Google doesn't have a specific time for when you need to be in or out of the office. There are people who would come in at 11 AM, others at 8 AM. The time of arrival or departure is not really important becau...
Internet & Tech Google Software Engineering Internship
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Do you know if I will have 100% ownership over my project as an intern at Google?

This one depends on your project at Google. If you're given your own project, expect full ownership. That being said, make sure to clearly document your work and meet with your mentor(s) often to discuss what you've been doing. If you run into any roadblocks, ask for help. It's better (for everyo...
Internet & Tech Google Internship Work Ownership
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Any specific tips for an IT interview at Google?

They don't expect you to know everything when you interview for an IT Internship. The interviews are designed to find out what you know and how you think through problems. Ask a lot of questions and talk through your thought processes. Don't get frustrated when you get stumped and let them know h...
Internet & Tech Google Internship Interview IT Information Technology
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How is success measured from a software engineering perspective at Google?

Beyond the usual technical expertise, the most important skill would be communication. In order to work well with others, you need to understand their opinions and be fully able to express your own. In order to get good performance reviews, you need to keep your manager in the loop of what is goi...
Internet & Tech Google Software Engineering Skillset
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In Google's AdWorks division, what are some roles and tasks available for someone interested in that?

I work on behalf of Google to help grow marketing agencies AdWords presence. So I work directly with about 60 marketing agencies, I help them work on their AdWords accounts (data analysis), and grow their accounts (sales).
Advertising, PR & Marketing Internet & Tech Google Advertising Day in the Life Account Executive
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What aspect of the AdWorks team do you appreciate the most?

I personally like the problem solving within AdWords itself. There is a lot of relationship building and room to grow the agencies. The people I work with are great as well. I personally dislike the sales aspect (pushing agencies), but that's a personal aspect. Some people love the sales aspect.
Advertising, PR & Marketing Internet & Tech Google Advertising Sales Pros and Cons
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