https://careers.google.com/students/

Google, Inc.

College Teaching Assistant

June - July 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

Helping incoming freshmen learn how to code and giving them advice on what to realistically expect from college.

What I wish was different

The living environment.

Advice

No matter what position you’re in you’re still learning, even if you’re teaching others so don’t feel bad if you don’t know everything.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Singapore, Central Region

What I liked

Good culture, and flexibility to choose when to work. Supportive mentors. Overall fun internship and learnt a lot!

What I wish was different

I would have wanted a different project.

Advice

Can be stressful at times, but hang in there!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

It was an amazing experience! Everyone was really friendly and I got to work on really interesting and impactful projects.

What I wish was different

I wish Austin wasn't so hot lmao

Advice

Communicate often with your hosts.
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Engineering Practicum Intern

June - September 2019 • Mountain View, CA

What I liked

- mentorship network - intern community - project

What I wish was different

- faster pushing process - to be higher-impact (since Google is such a big company) - return offer process

Advice

- very, very worth it.
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STEP Intern

August - September 2019 • Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

What I liked

I got a lot of mentorship and emotional support from employees, including my internship host and my recruiter. I also made mentee-mentor relationship with more senior interns. I got to overcome my imposter syndrome.

What I wish was different

N/A (I had an awesome experience).

Advice

Don’t overwork.
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Human Resources Intern

June - August 2019 • Mountain View, CA

What I liked

Google is a great company

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

Trust what you are learning at morehouse.
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Product Operations

May - August 2019 • Mountain View, CA

What I liked

The company, the role, my team, the company missions, the responsibility I was given

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Kirkland, WA

What I liked

I liked my project!

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Be sure to try and find housing as early as possible!
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Software Engineer

May - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The environment is friendly. People are nice.

What I wish was different

The team is a little bit boring and more like repeated work every day.

Advice

Select the team you really like. Don't hesitate to ask questions.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • San Francisco, CA

What I liked

A great chance to learn from the most amazing minds in the world.

What I wish was different

Advice

Just be ready to unlearn everything you know about technology.
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Engineering Practicum Intern

May - August 2019 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

The focus of the internship was learning and supporting younger interns, and I feel that I got a lot out of my summer because of that. Engineering Practicum (EP) interns are in a pod with another EP intern and two managers, all on one larger team of full time engineers. The full team really embraced my podmate and I, helping us and giving career and life advice during our conversations. My manager helped me explore topics I was interested in and integrate that knowledge into my project. In addition, there was a lot of social support. Every EP intern had a mentor who had some connection to their own life (same college, part of same minority group, etc.), and this relationship was super beneficial during my time at Google. In addition to the mentor program, there are many programs for continuing your education, such as mini classes or lecture series, and interns are encouraged to take advantage of these. I got to learn more about ML as well as about cooking and personal finance. Additionally, our project will actually be used by our team, so our team was invested in supporting us. This summer, I measurably got better at programming and reading code and learning how to learn new technologies, and I am much more prepared for my CS classes this year as well as my next internship.

What I wish was different

I think the pod structure was beneficial, and I wish we had pair programmed sometimes. However, I think that is more a reflection on the other interns rather than the internship program--the lack of collaboration culture with the other interns really showed how unique Mudd's CS program is.

Advice

Definitely take advantage of company resources in lieu of working on your project sometimes. So many people want to help and give advice, and your managers are told to encourage this as well. Also, I had a great experience working in a satellite office (instead of the Bay Area or New York), so I recommend this as well.
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Engineering Practicum Intern

June - September 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

An incredibly helpful manager who taught me so much. The fun events. All the swag I got. Challenging, yet doable work. Being surrounded my extremely talented and smart engineers. The friendliness. The nice offices.

What I wish was different

Being able to identify and juggle much workload better.

Advice

Ask plenty questions on the job so you can learn more.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

The benefits, the project, and the people.

What I wish was different

The conversion process to get the full time offer took super long.

Advice

Ask questions!
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Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the perks of free food and gym and a really nice work environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Engineering Practicum Intern

May - August 2019 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the atmosphere of the company. It was very calm, inclusive, and welcoming. I learned SO much this summer and had so many opportunities to grow. I loved the people I worked with and was made to feel like a real part of the team I was placed on.

What I wish was different

At google you have some control over your summer project/concentration but because of the sheer size of the company it’s difficult to be able to choose your “dream project”.

Advice

Applying early really helped streamline my application process to go as quickly as possible.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

The casual nature of Google allowed me to relax into my work and have fun at the same time.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be shy!
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I learned how to apply my computer science education to real world applications and I got experience in web development

What I wish was different

Nothing, it was everything that I expected and more

Advice

Take advantage of all the contacts you will come across because I learned so much just from talking to people in a non-professional environment
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Engineering Practicum Intern

May - August 2019 • Boulder, CO

What I liked

The internship really helped me grow in a lot of areas of Computer Science. I learned so many new things and was able to gain a better perspective of what it is like to work at a large tech company like Google. Google provides their interns with so many resources to aid your internship experience. I truly couldn't have asked for a better summer experience.

What I wish was different

I wish that interns were given more responsibility. A lot of intern projects never end up getting implemented.

Advice

Ask as many questions as possible. Everyone at Google is so willing to help and asking questions is such a good way to take advantage of the little amount of time you spend there.
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hardware intern

May - August 2019 • Mountain View, CA

What I liked

The work environment.

What I wish was different

The process from the beginning of recruitment can be reduced. It takes almost 3-4 months.

Advice

It’s one of the best internship in the World for tech enthusiasts.
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Engineering practicum intern

May - August 2019 • Mountain View, CA

What I liked

Work life balance

What I wish was different

Location (Bay Area) was expensive. Wish we had company housing.

Advice

Go into an internship with a clear personal goal!
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