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1. Things aren’t always what they seem … Just like Pittsburgh surprises as a booming tech city, the food in the office surprises as well. Mashed potato cupcakes and fried egg lemon bars were served on April Fool’s Day at Google Pittsburgh--just one of many April Fool’s pranks played across all of the Google offices.
Jess Daluz, Google Pittsburgh

2. Touchdown. Every Googler has hometown pride. To celebrate the Seattle Seahawks’ big Super Bowl win, breakfast the next day at Google Seattle consisted of Gatorade, Skittles (Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch’s signature snack), and cold pizza. Though it strayed from the balanced breakfast interns have become accustomed to at Google, it was a fun twist meant to honor the hometown champs!
Rachael Johns, Google Seattle

3. Play Ball. When interns can’t get to the ball game on opening day, Google brings the ballpark to them. Well, the food at least. To celebrate the Colorado Rockies' opening day, Google Boulder served up all stadium food, including cotton candy and pretzels. It may have left the Boulder interns a little sluggish in the afternoon, but that’s nothing a Red Bull from the mini-kitchen can’t fix. Go Rockies!

Caitlin Merrell, Google Boulder

4. Bacon and Beer. Every Googler loves a healthy competition. And while this bacon and beer competition wasn’t exactly heart-healthy, it sure was delicious. On the day of the USA vs. Canada Olympic Men’s Hockey game in February, Google Cambridge served up Canadian bacon and beer versus American bacon and beer

Mike Bufano, Google NYC

5. Welcome to Google Kitchen Stadium! For one day, the Googleplex in Mountain View transformed into the Kitchen Stadium with students from Stanford University participating in an Iron Chef competition. The secret ingredient? Collaboration, of course!

Kat Leung, Google Mountain View

6. Giant Strawberries. In true Google form, interns can always find a nutritious snack nearby. These super sized strawberries are just one example of the many ways we help keep Googlers and interns happy and healthy. What can we say? We’re always striving for bigger and better at Google, even when it comes to fruit!

Kat Leung, Google Mountain View

7. Guest Chefs of NYC. New York is known for a lot of things, and excellent food is definitely one of them. With so many well-known chefs visiting the office, New York interns experience all kinds of delicious, decadent food. Just one more perk that attracts Googlers to the Big Apple!

Mike Bufano, Google NYC

8. Secret Lunch Spots. You never know what you might find when exploring the Mountain View Googleplex at lunch time. News of this “pop-up” style hallway cafe only gets around by word of mouth. Small eateries from San Francisco are invited to Google to serve up some of the best food in the Bay Area, and on any given day you can choose from a selection of foods from all over the world! But shhhh, it’s a secret …

Andrew Pierson, Google Mountain View


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Back in February, Google gave hundreds of student teams across the world an AdWords online advertising budget of US$250 and three weeks to help a local business improve their marketing campaign in the seventh annual Google Online Marketing Challenge. Over 14,000 students from more than 80 countries and territories participated in this year’s Challenge and the results are in!

I. AdWords Business Awards

The AdWords Business Awards recognize the GOMC teams that made an outstanding difference to their business partners via superb online marketing campaigns.

Global Winner

The Global Winning team comes from the Warsaw School of Economics in Poland, under Professor Tymoteusz Doligalski. The team of Mateusz Rydlewski, Przemek Dmochowski, Agnieszka Żdanuk, Marek Janisiewicz, and Paweł Zawadzki worked with Legia Warszawa, one of the oldest and most titled Polish soccer clubs.

Regional Winners
  • The Asia & Pacific Winner comes from The University of the Philippines, under Professor James Ryan Jonas in the Philippines. The team of Julian Anton Adia Yao, Allen Thomas B. Calica, Hillary Corinne L. Joven, Jadiene Shani Y. Teng, and Christelle C. Lao worked with KPub BBQ, located in Bonifacio Global City, a Korean barbeque restaurant and pub, specializing in a meat all you can eat buffet.
  • The Americas Winner comes from Fanshawe College in Canada, under Professor Liz Gray. The team of Luis Guerrero, Benjamin Cartmell, Jihoon Han, Vit Sochor, and Nikola Ledwonova worked with Novack's Uniform Solutions, a company that distributes high-performance, specialized professional uniform apparel.
  • The Europe Winner comes from the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt in Germany, under Professor Mario Fischer. The team of Lennart Geerdes, Konrad Hagelstein, Stephanie Beck, Hendrik Schöpe, and Florian Uhlirsch worked with Aquahandel.de, an online shop specializing in Ornamental fish for aquariums and garden ponds.
  • The Middle East & Africa Winner comes from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in Nigeria, under Professor Arulogun Oladiran Tayo. The team of Adedoyin Jelil Opeyemi, Akadiri Olawale Olugboyega, Adesina Jamiu Olawale, Olayanju Abiodun Ibraheem, Salami Ismail Tunde, and Adeosun Oluwole Titus worked with Automedics limited, an automobile maintenance workshop offering free advisory car care tips.

II. Google+ Social Media Marketing Awards

For the third year, we’re happy to present the winners of the Social Media Award, awarded to the GOMC team that runs the best Google+ page for their company or organization.

Global Winner

This year's Global Winner comes from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania under Professor Elena Vitkauskaite. The team of Aivaras Juška, Povilas Mastauskas, Monika Ambrazevičiūtė, Rūta Žemaitytė, and Justina Mizeraitė worked with Miegantys Drambliai, a company offering rock climbing classes and services.

Regional Winners
  • The Americas Winner comes from Fanshawe College in Canada, under Professor Liz Gray. The team of Luis Guerrero, Benjamin Cartmell, Jihoon Han, Vit Sochor, and Nikola Ledwonova worked with Novack's Uniform Solutions, a company that distributes high-performance, specialized professional uniform apparel.
  • The Europe Winner comes from Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania, under Professor Elena Vitkauskaite. The team of Ieva Ulytė, Lina Kižytė, Julius Valantiejus, Povilas Gimžauskas, and Šarūne Zinkevičiutė worked with Woxx Barbers- Vilnius, a traditional barbershop providing mens haircuts, and beard and mustache styling services.
  • The Asia & Pacific Winner comes from Indian Institute of Management Indore in India, under Professor Srinivas Gunta. The team of M Nitin Teja Reddy, Yukti Arora, Krishna GS Chirraavuru, Anne Mary Sebastian, and Santhanam Balaji worked with afkar.me by Intigral, a 4 month incubation program to help start-ups create a digital product in MENA region.
  • The Americas Winner comes from Pennsylvania State University in the United States, under Professor Jim Jansen. The team of Elizabeth Sheaffer, Stephen Sheaffer, Erica Brinker, and Eric Pitts worked with Centre County PAWS, offering dog and cat shelter and adoption services.
  • Unfortunately, this year none of the Social Media Marketing campaigns submitted by teams from Middle East & Africa made to the final, therefore the Academic Panel has selected an additional Regional Winner from one of the other three regions.

III. AdWords Social Impact Awards

The Social Impact Awards recognize the GOMC teams that made an outstanding difference to their non-profit partners via superb online marketing campaigns.
  • 1st Place is awarded to Hanna K Macdonald, Amanda Tadgell, and Kaitlyn Krause, who were taught by Professor Liz Gray at Fanshawe College in Canada. The team partnered with Museum London, the leading establishment for the collection and presentation of visual art and material culture.
  • 2nd Place goes to Shu Su, Neha Kejriwal, Benjamin Smith, and Sarah Burge, who were taught by Professor Steven Koch at The University of Houston in The United States. The team partnered with the Houston Grand Opera, which provides live opera performances that are relevant and financially accessible to the public.
  • 3rd Place is awarded to Randall Miller, Saket Maheswari, Charles Shelton, and Varuniya Pushparajan, who were taught by Professor Steven Koch at The University of Houston in The United States. The team partnered with the Space Center Houston, a place where people can experience space; its history, present and future.

2014 Team Results have been posted to GOMC Past Challenges.

Congratulations to all 2014 Winners and a big thank you to all teams that participated in this year's Challenge.

To learn more about the Google Online Marketing Challenge and to pre-register for next year’s Challenge, please watch the GOMC video and visit our website: www.google.com/onlinechallenge


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Our interns have the opportunity to work on some of Google’s most cutting edge and innovative projects - not only in engineering, but across sales and other business functions, bringing a fresh perspective to the work done at Google. To show you just how much of an impact interns make and to highlight their unique experiences, we’re bringing you a special blog series: Google Intern Insights. Make sure to look out for the different interns being featured on the blog throughout the summer!


Tell us one fun, outlandish fact about you!
I once petted a cheetah and fed a giraffe.

What inspired you to apply for this internship, and what made Google appealing to you as a potential intern?
Google products have changed the way the world works and I wanted to be a part of that. Eleven years ago, I googled “USA University” from a 10 cent-per-minute cyber-cafe in Nairobi, Kenya. That led me to applying to Yale, coming to the US and completely changing my life.

What team are you working on at Google? Can you provide us with a high-level description of your summer project?
I’m working in Google Apps as a Product Manager Intern. My job this summer is to figure out how developers can build great apps that integrate with Google. As a former Software Engineer, it’s exciting to be on the other side of the table and have the freedom to craft a product vision.

What’s the best part about working with your manager? What about your team?
My manager Ronald has really great product insights and truly cares about how to make user experiences better. I’ve found the same to be true about the rest of my team as well. Everyone’s also really open and excited about helping the interns!

We all know Googlers and interns love the food and the other benefits. Outside of some of the well-known perks, what’s your favorite part about working at Google?
My favorite part is learning about Googlers and their amazing lives. I’ve chatted with one Engineering Director who started, developed and sold her start-up while raising an infant. Another PM and his team ran with a 20% project and came up with Google Cardboard in six weeks. I’m surrounded by truly remarkable people.

What’s something you’ve accomplished during your internship (thus far) that you’re most proud of? Or something you’re looking forward to working on?
I’m excited to have biked to work almost every day using Google’s free intern bike program. I haven’t done that since I was a kid. I’m also looking forward to sharing my summer presentation with my team.

What does “being Googley” mean to you?
Being Googley means being smart, humble and a big dreamer.

If you could give one piece of advice to potential student applicants, what would it be?
Talk to as many Googlers as you can find!

Best meal at Google so far?
I’ve had delicious Indian food at Baadal, Google’s sit-down restaurant, with some other PM interns and Ken Norton, a former PM and partner at Google Ventures. The chai (milk tea) was amazing!


Outside of being a Google intern, what are some fun things you do outside the classroom/office throughout the year?
I’m interested in social innovation, and I’ve co-invented a new type of splint for burn survivors in Nepal.

Best overheard conversation in a MK/cafe/elevator
If you don’t get here by 9am, forget about it. The Dang [toasted coconut chips] are gone!

What is something that you’ve learned thus far about working on a team and/or in a professional environment?
Meetings are more fun when you get from the fourth floor to the third in a giant tube slide!


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Our interns have the opportunity to work on some of Google’s most cutting edge and innovative projects - not only in engineering, but across sales and other business functions, bringing a fresh perspective to the work done at Google. To show you just how much of an impact interns make and to highlight their unique experiences, we’re bringing you a special blog series: Google Intern Insights. Make sure to look out for the different interns being featured on the blog throughout the summer!

Tell us one fun, outlandish fact about you!
I can tie a necktie in 12 different ways!

What inspired you to apply for this internship, and what made Google appealing to you as a potential intern?
In the summer of 2012, I attended Google BOLD Immersion in Mountain View, California. I applied to Immersion on a whim, to be honest, and thought that Google sounded like an awesome place to work. After my experience at Immersion, I knew that my hunch was spot on. I applied for, and participated in, my first BOLD Internship for the summer of 2013. I am now a returning BOLD intern for the summer of 2014, and I can absolutely say that I’ve had the best three summers of my life since getting involved with this company.

I think the thing that primarily drew me to Google in the first place was the emerging technology. I always imagined myself on the bleeding edge of what’s possible, and no company embodies this as much as Google. From self-driving cars to computers in our glasses, Google has continually changed the landscape of technology for the last 15 years, and I always wanted to be a part of that innovation.

Michael at BOLD Immersion 2012

What team are you working on at Google? Can you provide us with a high-level description of your summer project?
I’m working with Product Quality Operations (PQO). That’s a long way of saying that we help protect Google products from spam and hacking.

Personally, I’ve been working on a document for PQO analysts that answers common questions on what to do when handling Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Google takes its users’ data very seriously, and as such, many analysts are limited in what data they can draw regarding suspicious accounts. It’s been my job to interview analysts and find out the issues and questions that they have, and then consult with the Privacy Working Group to make sure they are given comprehensive answers.

What’s the best part about working with your manager? What about your team?
The best part about working with my manager is that she’s always ready to give me advice and feedback about how I can do better and grow as an employee and as a person. Whenever I go into my one-on-one meetings with her, I’ll typically ask for feedback and try to find ways to make my workflow more efficient and effective for the team. She’s provided words of wisdom on many different subjects at Google, from how to make a slide deck look great to handling tough questions during a presentation.

So far this summer, my team has been a great resource for mentorship in different areas of Google. They’ve advised me on interesting things to do at the company (such as professional development and enhancement courses), and I always enjoy eating lunch with them.


We all know Googlers and interns love the food and the other benefits. Outside of some of the well-known perks, what’s your favorite part about working at Google?
I love the diversity of career options. I’ve been in contact with many employees here over the past two summers, and what I’ve learned more than anything else is that people at Google aren’t afraid to try something different. Whether it’s taking on a side project you don’t know much about or making a career change and shifting to another team, another department or another part of the globe, Googlers overwhelmingly seem to jump in feet first and are eager to learn and grow in new areas.

What’s something you’ve accomplished during your internship (thus far) that you’re most proud of? Or something you’re looking forward to working on?
My favorite project to work on so far this summer is actually quite different from my main project. Basically, I saw that a budget dashboard was in disrepair and asked my manager if I could work on it. With her support, I proceeded to work steadily on the dashboard and I hope to have it fully functional before I leave this summer.

What does “being Googley” mean to you?
Googleyness is the optimism and innovative spirit to take any problem in the world and break it down in such a way that it becomes solvable. The people here are both brilliant and driven, and that’s why Google is able to tackle such giant challenges as a company. Someone who is Googley is great with collaborating with others in pursuit of solutions to complex issues.


If you could give one piece of advice to potential student applicants, what would it be?
Just be yourself. There are tons of books you can read on interviews and advice on forums about essay writing, resume building and marketing yourself, but at the end of the day, nothing beats being honest with a recruiter about who you are and where you want to go.

Dream Google office to visit?
Sydney. Because of the beaches. And the opera houses!

Best meal at Google so far?
Cafe Moma’s legendary Applewood Smoked Bacon on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Seriously, I don’t even work in that building and I still make it a point to visit Cafe Moma twice a week.

Best intern event you’ve attended?
This one actually took place last year. Google interns were invited to the premier of The Internship at Kabuki Theatre and afterwards Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn showed up. It was epic!


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1. Interns work on real projects.

Interns work on high level, cutting edge projects--no photocopying for hours or retrieving coffee here! Our interns work on everything from Chrome OS, Google Docs, Google [x], and YouTube. A lot of interns who come back to work in full time roles at Google are surprised to see that the code they created as interns still exists and is being put to use.


2. So much food.

It’s true--interns, along with all other Googlers, receive free meals and snacks every day. That’s right, free breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Our café staff even has to double the amount of food during the summer months to accommodate our growing population of interns. There are around 1.2 million meals served per year worldwide!


3. The conference bikes.

We celebrate collaboration more than anything at Google--even when it comes to pedaling a bike! Interns get a chance to work with their teammates by participating in groups, team outings, and conference bike meetings! Every person on the conference bike has to contribute to making the bike move, so there is no way to sit quietly through this meeting.


4. Awesome guest speakers.

This summer Google NY had the cast of Marvel’s latest movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, swing by for a Q&A! Not to mention our past visitors, such as Arianna Huffington, Noam Chomsky, Stephen Colbert, and the Parks and Recreation cast. There’s always someone fascinating visiting Google!


5. Dooglers.

Google offices are dog-friendly so you’ll see quite a few canines running around the office. The London office even has a Wall of Fame for a few of the “Dooglers” who visit the office regularly.


6. Dodging Scooters in the office is a daily occurrence.

Our New York office spans an entire city block, which means getting from one meeting to the next can be a little tricky. Hence the scooters! Interns learn quickly how to balance their laptops while scootering around the office.


7. Access to amazing co-workers.

From the head of Search, Amit Singhal, to the head of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, to Peter Norvig, co-author of “Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach,” Google is full of exceptionally smart people from all over the world and from a number of different universities and backgrounds. One of the most valuable aspects of the Google internship is access to these amazing Googlers.


8. You’re too embarrassed to tell your fellow Googlers how many times you’ve gotten lost in the office.

The Google headquarters in Mountain View, California spans over 3.5 million square feet of office space! There are well over 25 different cafeterias, more than 100 micro-kitchens, and seven fitness centers.

Just in case interns get lost, there are a number of landmarks that make the campus unique. You never thought you would give someone directions by saying “turn right at Stan the T-Rex!”


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From Google Glass to Project Loon, Adwords to Docs, our interns have the opportunity to work on some of Google’s most cutting edge and innovative projects. Interns also work across sales and other business functions, bringing a fresh perspective to the work done at Google. To show you just how much of an impact interns make and to highlight their unique experiences, we’re bringing you a special blog series: Google Intern Insights. Make sure to look out for the different interns being featured on the blog throughout the summer!

Meet Ryan Drapeau, a rising junior at the University of Washington, majoring in Computer Science. Ryan is a Software Engineering Intern this summer at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View. Outside of his school work, Ryan is an avid photographer and loves experimenting with the different technical aspects of photography (his current obsession is welding glass photography). Originally from Los Angeles, he also enjoys hiking and exploring amazing sites, with his camera in-tow, of course!

Tell us one fun, outlandish fact about you!
In high school, I ate sushi for 8 consecutive days (sometimes more than once per day). Concerned for my health, my parents confiscated my wallet to keep me from buying more, unfortunately putting an end to the streak.

What inspired you to apply for this internship, and what made Google appealing to you as a potential intern?
Google’s mission is to not only improve technology for those who already have it, but to also bring access to those who don’t. When designing a product, it can be easy to limit our scope to our own experiences, but at Google, it is essential to design around the user. Projects like Android One and Loon are bringing access to the world’s information and knowledge to the ~5 billion people around the world without Internet. Innovation does not come from mere 10% improvements - solutions that offer a 10x improvement push the industry and the world forward. This attitude and moonshot thinking is what attracted me to Google.

What team are you working on at Google? Can you provide us with a high-level description of your summer project?
I work on the Accessibility Engineering team in Google Research in Mountain View, CA. As a team, we build innovative products and solutions to help make the world’s information universally accessible to everyone. We ensure Google’s technologies are accessible in order to empower people with disabilities to be socially engaged, productive, and independent.

What’s the best part about working with your manager? What about your team?
The best part about working with my manager, Phil, is the amount of responsibility and ownership he gives me. I’m treated like any other member of the team and given the opportunity to voice my opinion during meetings. As an intern, it is amazing to have my input be considered and implemented in our project.

Some of the team heading to a meeting

My team is great! Everyone is friendly, welcoming, and extremely helpful. They have made the experience better than I could have imagined. Everyone on the team also knows how to handle a prank, which is good considering the interns ganged up and covered our coworker’s desk with water bottles we had saved up from the entire summer.

170 bottles in every space available (including the drawers)

We all know Googlers and interns love the food and the other benefits. Outside of some of the well-known perks, what’s your favorite part about working at Google?
The people. I’m constantly surrounded by people that are smarter than me and I think that is important. It creates an atmosphere filled with learning and opportunities for improvement. There is an incredible amount of knowledge here and plenty more waiting to be discovered. To be able to be a part of that as an intern is a wonderful experience.

What does “being Googley” mean to you?
Being Googley, to me, means to not be afraid. Don’t be afraid to ask questions for help. Don’t be afraid to tackle problems too big for one person. Don’t be afraid to be curious. Having an audacious attitude is Googley.

If you could give one piece of advice to potential student applicants, what would it be?
The biggest piece of advice I could give is to have passion and drive. Studying and memorizing data structures can only get you so far. To really succeed, find your niche within computer science and technology. Find out what inspires you in the field and industry at large and follow it. The more passionate you are about your work, the more you will accomplish.

But it doesn’t hurt to memorize these either.

Best meal at Google so far?
Any meal involving sushi (KitchenSync and Atom regularly serve it).

Outside of being a Google intern, what are some fun things you do outside the classroom/office throughout the year?
When I can, I love to get outdoors and use my camera. Photography is a visual poetry in my mind; it’s a hobby where I can spend many hours trying to get a single shot. Some of my most memorable nights last year were spent editing photos until sunrise with a close friend. Whether I am shooting long exposures of Snoqualmie Falls, or trying to show my friend how to balance during a levitation pose, I enjoy every frame of it.

"Levitation"

Best overheard conversation in a MK/cafe/elevator
I had a conversation with some Googlers about the possibility of the universe being a part of a Matrix-like simulation. Most people would laugh it off, but we had a serious debate about whether or not it would be theoretically possible.

Dream Google office to visit?
Google Zürich because working in a ski lift for a day sounds pretty great.


Best intern event you’ve attended?
The Intern Boat Cruise - I cannot think of a better way of meeting other interns than on a boat dressed in your finest 80’s clothes.


Want to learn more about internships at Google? Check out our Student Careers Site. Additionally, follow Google Students on Google+ and use the hashtag #googleinterns to keep up with Intern Insights this summer.



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Google has interns in cities all over the world this summer. Take a look at this list of 11 cities with Google interns to give you a taste of how each of these locations contributes to Google’s multifaceted and unique culture.

11. Sydney, AU

Our Sydney office, the greenest building in Sydney, sits on the waterfront in Pyrmont with views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, and Darling Harbour. Inside, you’ll find a "living wall" made of plants, a tire swing, a library with a nap pod, and some amazing coffee machines. When interns really need a break, they check out a kayak or one of our electric cars (Mitsubishi I-MiEVs).


10. Dublin, IE

This Google office embraces Dublin’s unique Irish culture with graffiti murals and classic scenes from Irish folklore covering the walls. Interns often like to get a game of Blackball at the billiards table when they need a break. And, of course, Google Dublin couldn’t go without a conference room named “James Joyce.”


9. Los Angeles, CA, USA

Googlers play a large part in the growing technology industry in LA. When interns aren’t working together improving YouTube’s or Google’s search experiences, they might watch a movie at the office’s outdoor movie theatre or spend time at the beach a mere two blocks away from the office.


8. Waterloo, Canada

Located in the historic Lang Tannery Building, Google Waterloo is best known for being the birthplace of Gmail for Mobile and, of course, the site for Canada’s only officially recognized in-office slide. Waterloo is one of Google’s largest offices for fall and winter tech interns.


7. Seattle/Kirkland, WA, USA

With offices on either side of Lake Washington, this Google location encompasses both the urban and the suburban in the Pacific Northwest. With much of Google’s infrastructure developed under our belt here, interns have the opportunity to work on essential products like Google+ Hangouts and Chrome.


6. Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Google Pittsburgh, the former Nabisco Factory, holds over 400 Googlers—not to mention a giant hammock nicknamed “the trapeze net.” The office is located in Bakery Square, just minutes from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. Interns in the Pittsburgh office get the opportunity to work on site reliability and products like Mobile and Google Shopping.


5. Paris, FR

Located in a renovated hôtel, our Google Paris office has distinctly Parisian touches. Interns snack on wine and cheese for TGIF meetings, take meetings in a Citroën Deux Chevaux-turned-phone booth, and eat at a cafeteria nicknamed Les Deux Algos (short for algorithms). C’est la vie chez Google! (That’s life at Google!)


4. Singapore

Like the country itself, the Google Singapore office is home to both locals and foreigners. We give a distinct twist to the ways we have fun-lah, from Chinese New Year parties to Hari Raya Puasa, Indian holidays and weekly celebrations themed after countries where we do business. Interns enjoy the newly decked-out micro-kitchens, modeled after traditional street food stalls. Our Singapore office brings together a diverse community of Googlers – fitting, in a country with four official languages (English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil).


3. Zurich, CH

Self-proclaimed as “the real Mountain View.” Not because they are the company’s engineering headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), but because of the views out of the top-floor Sky Lounge’s windows. The Alps may look impressive in Google Earth, but in person, they’re nothing less than spectacular. The Zurich office also hosts Google’s annual EMEA Intern summit, where Google interns from across Europe get an opportunity to meet each other and learn more about what their colleagues are working on at other offices.


2. New York, NY

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. We take that to heart at Google New York—constantly reinventing ourselves to strive for the best. With thousands of Googlers working in an office that takes up an entire New York city block, the energy here is undeniable. Interns in New York enjoy five incredible cafes, scooters, and a ladder for when they can’t wait for the elevator.


1. Mountain View, CA

Where it all began. Though the company has grown from Larry and Sergey working out of a garage to the Mountain View campus known as the Googleplex, the mission is still the same: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible. Interns enjoy numerous perks, but to name a few: beach volleyball, bowling alleys, 25 cafeterias, and weekly TGIF gatherings where Googlers are encouraged to ask senior management anything and everything. Changing the world one user at a time truly begins here.



Posted by Maggie Hohlfeld and Sean Sweeney, University and Tech Intern Programs Teams