It’s been one week since the engineering operations intern summit that was held at the Google Zurich office, Google’s largest engineering center in the region. There were 133 interns from offices all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa, from cities like London, Zurich, Tel Aviv, Stockholm, Paris and Munich, plus many more Googlers who made this event a real success. It was an opportunity to meet fellow interns, grow professional networks and get feedback on how Codesearch (my project this summer) has an impact on other teams.
We arrived in Zurich one day before the event and, by coincidence, met a lot of other interns who recognized us from our Google t-shirts! We took a walk near Zürichsee and spent some time on a cruise.
Over the course of two days, we had the opportunity to participate in tech talks, workshops and Q&A sessions with senior engineering leads. One session was about engineering productivity and discussed the question, “How do you find the balance between learning and being productive?” Another was a technical interview workshop that provided insights on the interview experience for a full-time engineering role, which was helpful and informative. I also had the opportunity to learn about different job roles within Google, such as product manager, system reliability engineer, and software engineer in test.
Along with the technical programs, we also had a lot of social activities planned for us. We split into teams and spent an evening playing trivia, and we hung out in the office’s huge game room playing pool, babyfoot and Rock Band.
I’ll leave you with some photos from the intern summit, enjoy!
Intern summit at Google Zurich
Mirna and fellow intern Simo at the summit in Zurich
Talk to you soon,
Fun Google Fact: The Zurich office is a mixture of fun facts. Even just walking through the lounges I was continually impressed—you can find a sky lounge, jungle lounge, water lounge, and plenty of play rooms.
Posted by Jessica Safir, University Programs Coordinator