September 16th, 2013 | Published in Google Student Blog
Our 'Diary of a Business Associate Intern' series is designed to give you an inside look into the life of Google interns based all over Europe. Today, the spotlight is on Veronica Velo from Spain, who is a Business Associate Intern with YouTube in Google Madrid.
For many workers and interns, getting up on a Monday morning is a very tough moment. Early in the morning the alarm clock rings and unwillingly wakes them up, starting another long week that doesn’t end until Friday. Many people go to work because there is no other choice. Well, this is not what happens to me!
The end of my second month at Google is rapidly approaching and yet it feels like I’ve just arrived, time flies by when you are having fun! Until the end of August, I’ll be interning in the YouTube team in Spain. In September I will begin the last year of a double Bachelor´s Degree in Law and Business Administration and Management in the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid.
Every Monday (and every day) the alarm sounds, I snooze five more minutes (or 10), I wake up and drive to one of the tallest buildings in the most important and central streets of Madrid (Paseo de la Castellana) where the Google offices are located. An amazing and delicious breakfast is waiting in our restaurant. I have to say that my breakfast routine has changed a lot, from having a ‘poor’ and unhealthy breakfast to having a real “Breakfast at Tiffany's”, which completely changes the way I start my day!
The workday begins in the YouTube team of Madrid, where I am a Business Associate Intern. Not only do I have the chance to work in a company like Google, but also to be working as part of a team like YouTube Partnerships. I am learning a lot, not only professionally, but also personally. It is an incredible team where, from the first moment, they have tried to make me feel a real part of it. I am discovering more about the incredible and diverse content in the world.
Daily, I continue to analyze and investigate the projects I have been assigned. During the last month I have been evaluating the different types of content Italian and Spanish users watch on YouTube. For the last part of the internship I have new challenges to attempt. Some days I also attend meetings, events or video calls using Hangouts (GVCs), where I can really see how this sector works. Coffee breaks, delicious meals and ping pong games are always present. And yes, I watch a lot of videos!
This is an incredible experience, the culture of the company and the eagerness of doing cool things that matter are unique. I encourage everyone to apply! When I registered my application I couldn’t believe I was going to learn and enjoy so much at the same time!
For this experience, and much more, is the reason that I wake up every morning happy and highly motivated!
Hasta la vista!!
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