Google Bold Internship Cover Letter
Sample cover letter for Internship position at Google
GOT THE JOB? Yes
I am a second year student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and I am pursuing a B.A. in Business Economics with a minor in Accounting. I am very interested in applying for your BOLD program at Google.
I first received an introduction to the internet at a very young age. My father brought home our first PC and taught me how to perform a simple online search. Within a few months I had surpassed his computer skills and in the next five years I taught myself basic programming, web design, and graphic design. From this, I fostered a love for technology and the internet that has only grown to this day. This is one area I look forward to expanding my knowledge in even further by working at Google.
I know that Google understands that the internet is experiencing a big change. Its new products are often targeted at the cloud and mobile computing markets, which I believe are the future of computing. I am a great candidate for your company because I not only understand and use Google products extensively, but I truly believe I see the vision behind such products. I believe that this ability coupled with my credentials qualifies me for a position at Google.
The second area I hope to expand is my leadership and team skills. I currently have extensive experience with leadership positions in organizations, sports teams, and part-time employment. I also have exceptional time management skills and have proved through my schoolwork that I will work as hard as it is necessary to achieve my goals. I know that working at Google would only elevate these skills and feed my passion to learn and grow while working with one of the most brilliant and cutting-edge teams in the world.
Again, I look forward to pursuing the BOLD program that you currently have available and would greatly appreciate speaking with you further. I am confident that my dedication and ability to work within a team as well as my knowledge of the industry qualify me for this position and I feel that I could be a great asset to your team.
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Students: Applying to Google
Ready to apply for an internship or a full-time job at Google? Here’s what you’ll need:
- An updated resume
- A transcript from your university (unofficial is fine)
- In some cases, a cover letter, short essay, or additional information listed in the job description
Focus on your resume
Your resume is the first piece of information we’ll see about you. Here’s how to highlight your achievements:
- Align your skills and experience with the internship or job description
- Be specific about projects you’ve worked on or managed. What was the outcome? How did you measure success?
- If you've had a leadership role in a volunteer organization or at a part-time job, tell us about it. How big was the team? What was the scope of your work?
- Include your GPA, as well as school-related projects or coursework that demonstrate relevant skills and knowledge
- Keep it short: Aim for one page. If there’s additional information we need during the hiring process, (like a portfolio), your recruiter will work with you to collect it
Prepare for the interview process
- Once you’ve submitted your application online, our staffing team will review your resume, transcript, and any supplementary materials
- The next step in the process is a series of interviews—which may be on the phone, via video conference, or in person—to assess your skills
- For technical interviews, practice coding on a whiteboard, in Google Docs, or over the phone. You can find sample coding questions on sites like CodeLab, Quora, and Stack Overflow. The book “Cracking the Coding Interview” is also a good resource
- Structure your interview answers: It’s important to show how you arrive at a solution, so think out loud
Helpful questions to think about as you prepare:
- How do you work best, both as an individual and as part of a team?
- What challenges have you faced at school or at work and how did you overcome them?
- Which of your skills or experiences would be assets in the role and why?
If you don’t understand a question, ask your interviewers for clarification and take the time you need with responses.
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