Since Google is the most popular search engine and has been mentioned in our readings, I figured I would write about interning at Google. Google’s internship program has received high acclaim, and is seen as one of the most sought after internships in the world. Students from all over the country apply to be a part of Google.
Over the summer, The Internship came out, starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. The pair apply for summer internships at Google after they lose their jobs as salesmen. The comedy depicts the challenging and competitive tasks the prospective interns must complete, such as working the help hotlines, creating apps, and hacking html codes.
The movie really seemed to advertise or market the company. The modern architecture of Google headquarters was eye catching, along with fun slides and sleeping pods incorporated into the floor plan. After seeing this movie, just about everyone wanted to work at Google.
Google is constantly releasing breakthrough technology, making it an ideal place for younger generations obsessed with the internet and technology to work at. Things you need to apply:
- Your current resume in PDF form.
- Your transcript (an unofficial one will do fine if you don’t have an official version)
- For some positions, we do require a cover letter, short essay, or some additional information, but for others, we don’t. Check the job listing to find out whether anything extra is necessary
You then can apply for jobs that are listed by location and your preferences. Google has two tabs, “Undergraduate Degree” and “Advanced Degree”, which goes to show how selective they are. Here are some pictures from their site.
As you can tell, for this particular intern position, you need a lot of qualifications to be under consideration. Interning at Google is a great resume filler, almost guaranteeing success in furthering your endeavors. All in all, Google is an awesome place to work at.