If you are a DU student, chances are that you have interned at least once in your college life. And as the drill goes, after sifting through truckloads of resumes, a handful of companies call you for interviews and a fist full actually like you to take you in as their newest, least important member. Having interned during the year, I did not see the point of spending the entire summer strapped to a desk, working on a trivial project that these big wigs won’t even glean over, while chasing their multimillion dollar targets. And yet, as a craziest of crazy chances, I got into Google.
Yes, despite being one of the biggest giants in the world, you can walk in wearing slippers and shorts, even into the CEO’s office (who, by the way, is easily accessible to everyone). So the process started with an email and a resume attached. And so after resume selection and a few other rounds, I saw myself walking into the rainbow colored office of Google India. And a few weeks of imbibing the Google atmosphere, it became clear to me, in vivid Google colors, why Google is called the best employer in the world.
Everyone heard of the big bad corporates who inhibit your creativity in a suit and chain your free spirit with a noose of a tie- take from someone who has seen it, it is not a myth. Google pushes these boundaries; it is not just any other company of course. The concept of suits and ties is non-existent (thank god), so is the concept of desks and chains. All you need is to be sure of your work, and you could sit in the gym and do it- as long as it gets done. Self motivation is the one of the obscure concepts Google lives by and so is doing what you are best at.
That’s also one of the reasons Google faces so little problems when it enters new Geography- once you’re in these four walls, you are a Googler and not an Indian, American, Indonesian, Italian, black, white, brown, yellow or whatever other skin colors there are. On that note, and avoiding the risk of telling too much, I would conclude by saying- if you get a chance to intern here, don’t give up on it. I should get back to the snack counter now!
P.S- The Internship, the movie, like all other movies is exaggerated way beyond the real deal. But it’s all true!