Google Intern Insights 2014 – Meet Dyanna Salcedo
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!
For today’s post, meet Dyanna Salcedo, an MBA intern on the Small and Medium Business Solutions (SMB) team.
Tell us one fun, outlandish fact about you!
I’ve played in a World Series of Poker Main Event!
What team are you working on at Google? Can you provide us with a high-level description of your summer project?
I work with the Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) Solutions team. I’m working on a comprehensive marketing analysis for a new Google product specifically targeted towards SMBs.
What’s the best part about working with your manager? What about your team?
My manager, Dong, and the team gave me an idea for this product and a lot of discretion. I like that I have full ownership of what I think is a very important project for Google. The team is great–everyone is friendly and genuinely excited to have me.
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 like the community. I meet new people who are always up for coffee or lunch, weekend outings, etc. It’s like business school except I get paid!
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?
Since I’m coming from the finance industry, I’ve tried extra hard to ramp up on SMB needs. I probably read at least 15-20 articles or reports per day, but at least it’s all starting to click.
What does “being Googley” mean to you?
To be Googley is to be someone that others want to work with and be around. Everyone I’ve met so far is like that—friendly, welcoming, and helpful.
If you could give one piece of advice to potential student applicants, what would it be?
Learn as much as you can about the role for which you apply. That means reaching out to Googlers, reading industry news and blogs, and joining student organizations that help you stay immersed.
Best meal at Google so far?
The burritos at Quad’s Portal!
Outside of being a Google intern, what are some fun things you do outside the classroom/office throughout the year?
Well, I’m in business school so… just Google CBS Follies.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Best overheard conversation in a MK/cafe/elevator?
Googler engineers speaking Klingon to one another!
Dream Google office to visit?
Tokyo. Mostly because I love Tokyo.
Best gFit class?
I’ve only been to one so far, but I’m looking forward to checking out an Outdoor Fitness Sesh one day soon.
Best intern event you’ve attended?
An unofficial and unplanned MBA takeover of a San Francisco bar one Saturday afternoon. I ran into Googlers but also other friends I didn’t even realize were in the area.
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.
Posted by Maggie Hohlfeld, University Programs Team