A massive congratulations to Arman who, after hearing about the opportunity through Bright Network, has done brilliantly to be offered an Internship at tech giant Google this summer.
Why did you choose this firm and this role?
Not many firms have blockbuster movies made about their internships and here lies the appeal to work at Google- the so called 'Google' experience. As the worlds pre-eminent tech firm, Google has revolutionised most aspects of daily life and continues to make true its promise of connecting the user and technology to solve the worlds problems.
For me, I wanted to choose somewhere that could cater for the creative aspects of my skill-set and Google Business internships offered this in abundance. The opportunity to work in an environment where innovation and entrepreneurship is so valued was too good to miss. Another crucial part was the chance to understand where digital trends and tech are going; I'm a great believer in the notion that tech will undoubtedly be the future of all business and I wanted to grasp this first-hand. Through an internship at Google, I hope to develop skills pivotal to tomorrow's workplaces as well as gaining a new perspective on online trends, an area I continue to believe will have strong growth in the near future.
What was the toughest part of the application process? And your favourite part?
The toughest part for me was how abstract some of the interview questions were. From my perspective there was no clear-cut answer for a lot of what was asked and this became difficult when trying to give a structured answer to some of the behavioural questions. I think to some extent this is the beauty of the recruitment process - candidates aren't assessed necessarily all for what they know but how good a fit they are for the company. My favourite part was how informal the process was and how responsive the recruiters were. I honestly felt this was testament to a firm that invests a lot in hiring and nurturing talent.
What three top tips would you give your fellow Bright Network members?
Tip 1: Convey your interest strongly in the areas where Google makes its revenue.
Tip 2: Be as structured as possible. Where there are questions asking for times where certain traits were demonstrated make sure to focus exactly on what actions you took and the impact you had.
Tip 3: Get involved with as much as possible outside of your degree and try to take on leadership roles. I feel this is key for a company like Google where free-thinking is key and a lot of the questions involve drawing on past experiences to demonstrate how you can have an impact on Google's business areas.