Google Recruiters Share Career Tips with NYIT Students
October 20, 2015
"Show the passion you have for technology," advised Google campus recruiter Amy Lynam. "Show what you're doing outside of classes."
Lynam's audience, a group of NYIT computer science students, was touring Google's New York City office on Oct. 7 as part of a visit organized by Assistant Director Larry Kamguia (M.A. '13) of NYIT Career Services. In addition to meeting Lynam, the students also learned about internship and job opportunities at the world's largest Internet search company.
Photo: Female computer science students lunch with Google recruiters at NYIT-Manhattan.
Google followed up with more information on Oct. 15, when recruiters visited NYIT's Manhattan campus for a luncheon with female computer science students and an information session with a group of nearly 50 male and female computer science majors. During the session, students practiced white board coding with one of Google's software engineers. The skill is essential for software engineering applicants at Google because they are tested on it during an interview.
Graduate student Surabhi Mendiratya attended the site visit and luncheon. Google is one of the companies she is targeting in her job search.
"I like the flexibility of work hours and the emphasis on mobility between departments within Google," said Mendiratya, who grew up in Mumbai, India, and will complete her studies in December. "You can also work from different locations."
Students came away from the event with key takeaways and an inside look into Google's hiring process. According to Google recruiters, October is a good time to check out career opportunities. Graduate student Rajan Khullar has another tip: Participate in Google Games, which takes place at the company's New York City office. He competed in the event in spring 2015 with a team comprised of NYIT and Stony Brook students.
Recruiters also offered sound advice for any student, including these resume tips:
- Use action verbs.
- List your education as the first section of your resume.
- Focus on the results and impact of your accomplishments.
- Format your resume as a PDF, Microsoft Word, HTML, or text file.
- Use bullet points to describe your duties at past internships or jobs.
- Always list your relevant coursework (algorithm and data structure coursework are important for engineering majors.)
- For engineering majors, include your GitHub account/profile link on your resume and links to your open source projects.
- Your extracurricular activities make you stand out. (Engineering majors should note participation in coding competitions and involvement in clubs and organizations.)
For a list of all internships and full-time roles, visit google.com/students.
Interested in seeing Google's New York City office? Watch this Wall Street Journal video of a virtual tour: