Back in December I held an informational session where I shared my experiences at Google, what it was like to work there, and what makes a successful candidate. I also talked about two very useful Google products, Google Docs and Google Calendar (or GCal).To prepare for the event and get the word out, I used Google Spreadsheets to create a form for everyone to to use to RSVP to the event. I posted fliers all around campus to advertise the event and added the URL to the form’s website. Once people filled it out and submitted it, their entries were automatically put into a spreadsheet. As expected, this saved me a lot of time and heart ache.
As for the actual event, roughly 110 people showed up and, in a nut shell, they loved it. The pizza & sodas didn't hurt! I gave a presentation packed with useful information and YouTube videos about Google. In addition I did live demonstrations of Google Docs and GCal. Most of the people that attended the event had no idea the powerful and time-saving features both of these products have. Consequently, the informational session was a huge success.
All in all, Google has not only changed how the world searches and finds information but also has had a huge impact on me individually as it gave me a HUGE jump start to my career for when I graduate this coming May. I hope that more people get the chance to intern there so they can experience what it is like to work at the best company in the world – its life changing. Thank You Google!!!