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How to get an internship at Google?
Associate marketing manager at Google, Amily He, says that students must show entrepreneurial skills in order to stand out in the masses of internship applicants! Google looks for people who are self-starters, initiative takers and active pursuing their passions! More on fastcocreate.
Self-motivation, passion and entrepreneurship is crucial as Google interns are expected to contribute and make an impact!
Our track is aimed to differentiate yourself in front of Google’s recruiters! This track By following this track, you’ll highly increase your chances of getting recruited.
1) Create your own website
You can also try finding a niche topic and see if you can create a popular website/ blog. To get started:
Team Treehouse has great tutorials on how to build your website using WordPress. I suggest to start with a 14 days free trial through our partnership.
Alternatively you can read and apply our post on how to create your website using WordPress.
Create your own websiteUsing wordpress
Create your own websiteUsing WordPress, click to get to a step by step tutorial from team tree house.
2) Know everything there is about Google Adwords
One recruiter at Google told me that the first questions he asks, to both technical and business people, is: What’s are the pro’s and con’s of using Adwords for Businesses.
The best way to learn Adwords is to use it yourself! Once you have your website and some content, try advertising using Adwords’s free budget. Google usually gives between 50 to 100$ to try Adwords when you first sign up. If you host your domain on Bluehost, you’ll also get some extra Google credits.
Also make sure to sign up learn take David Booth’s course on Lynda. He will guide you through everything you need to know to start using Adwords. It will give you an edge when applying for an internship.
In get access to all of Lynda’s courses, you need to pay 25$ per month. I suggest their 10 days free trial in order to complete the course!
Know everything about Google AdwordsLearn from Lynda
Know everything about Google adwordsClick here to take the class from Lynda
3) Pass your Google AdWords exam
Passing the exam will
- Make sure you understood and comprehend everything
- Show your commitment to succeed
What it will not do:
- Make you an expert
Think of it like passing the driving licence. You know how to drive a car but you still need more experience in order to be proficient.
Taking the course we mentioned above will be enough to pass the certification. Google also provides a study guide on AdWords.
4) Open you horizons
Are you more business oriented?
Learn basic programming skills
If you look at Google criteria to hire engineers they ask them to be proficient in one or more of the following programming languages:
Right, but you are a business person, so why would you need to know how to code? Well, Google has been built by engineers and has a strong engineering culture.
Learning basics of coding will help you communicate and interact with people within the organization. It also shows that you are eager to learn and make an impact!
Are you more technical oriented?
If you’re more technical, it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to get understood by the marketing guys! After all, business is about Sales and marketing!
If you haven’t heard of this book already I suggest going ahead and read it now.
5) Get prepared for the interview with a public speaking class
I took this class from Lynda about public speaking that will help to communicate your ideas clearly.
Your objectives after this class, will be to go to tech networking events where you will try to connect with people working at Google or XGooglers that will refer you for an internship.
By being referred you will increase your chances of being heard by a potential interviewer and thus increase your chances of getting hired for your future internship.
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