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A Googler’s impact on future Latino leaders

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are, and career tips.Today’s post is about Monica Silva-Gutierrez, who shares how great mentors and mindfulness can sustain a professional journey, and how she is honoring Hispanic Heritage Month.What do you do at Google?I lead strategy and operations for the Core Systems and Experiences team at Google, which is responsible for making sure our product...
Tags: Google, New York, Texas, United States, Bill Clinton, San Antonio, Googlers, Monica, Diversity and Inclusion, Core Systems, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Jessie Linn, Monica Silva Gutierrez, Latinx Leadership Council


How Hannah Frankl advocates for startups and inclusivity

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Hannah Frankl, who supports entrepreneurs around the world as a member of the Google for Startups team, and helps share disability-inclusive best practices as an inclusivity advocate.What’s your role at Google?I am a Global Product Marketing Manager for Google for S...
Tags: Google, New York, Los Angeles, University Of California Berkeley, Googlers, Bay Area, HANNAH, Google Careers, Google for Startups, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Disability Alliance, Hannah Frankl


A Sales Googler's passion for building communities

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s story is all about Saad Hamid, who’s based in Singapore. Saad shares his journey of starting the first Google Developer Group in his hometown of Islamabad, joining Google’s Developer Relations team, and landing his current role on our App Developer Sales team.What’s your role at Goog...
Tags: Google, Singapore, Pakistan, Islamabad, Googlers, Islamabad Pakistan, Saad, Google Developer Group, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Saad Hamid, Singapore Saad, Mountain View California Tell, Google Developers Programs, Google Doc Imagine


What this Cloud Googler learned from the military

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Dennis James, Director of Cloud Customer Experience for the US East Region and a veteran of the United States Army. Dennis talks to us about his time in the military, his transition to Google and why it’s important to keep trying — even if you don’t succeed the first time...
Tags: Google, Iraq, Washington Dc, US Army, Dennis, Mason, Tiffany, Naval Academy, Long Island New York, New York City Department of Education, Gabriella, United States Military Academy, Columbia Business School, 25th Infantry Division, Life at Google, My Path to Google


How this engineer's career break led her to Google

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Kiranmayi Bhamidimarri, a software engineer at our Bangalore office, who shares her story of joining Google after taking a year-and-a-half break from the workforce. What’s your role at Google?I am a software engineer for Google Cloud, where I work on Cloud Spanner – a dat...
Tags: Google, Googlers, Bangalore, Google Cloud, Carer, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Kiranmayi Bhamidimarri


Extending our voluntary return to office

Our CEO, Sundar Pichai, sent the following email to Google employees earlier this morning. The email has been edited to remove internal links.Hi Googlers,The COVID-19 pandemic has been a humbling challenge for all of us and I continue to be impressed by the way our teams are navigating through it. In spite of these challenges, I’m happy to say that a large number of offices globally are already open for business, and we are welcoming back tens of thousands of Googlers on a voluntary basis. Given...
Tags: Google, Sundar Pichai, Company announcements, COVID-19, A message from our CEO, Life at Google


Growing Cloud in the Middle East with Dina Amin

Welcome to the latest installment of our blog series “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Dina Amin, the Head Of Cloud Marketing for the Middle East,Turkey and Africa. Dina is based out of our Dubai office, and has spent the past 15 years in the city after falling in love with it during a three-month stay. The Middle...
Tags: Google, Iraq, Middle East, Dubai, Jordan, Istanbul, Googlers, North Africa, Dina, Middle East Turkey, Google Cloud, dina Amin, Google in the Middle East, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Google Workspace


Why this engineer says you only need to be 80% ready

When she was a student at the University of Colorado, Bhavna Chhabra was invited to be a research assistant on a project — and it ended up changing her life. “I was supposed to go back to India and get married,” says Bhavna. “I wasn’t going to pursue computer science.” But the professor who asked her to participate in the project had shown her an article about Arati Prabhakar, who’d recently been appointed the head of NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). “This completely change...
Tags: Google, Colorado, Molly, India, Arati Prabhakar, Googlers, Delhi India, Bhavna, Mike Schwartz, Google Boulder, Life at Google, University of Colorado Bhavna Chhabra, Googler Bhavna


How Olympians at Google handle hurdles at work

Clockwise, from top left: Kate Johnson, 2004 Olympics; Timothy Goebel, 2002 Olympics; Aleksandra Jarmolińska, 2020-2021 Olympics; Natalie Dell O’Brien, 2012 Olympics; Petri Kokko, 1994 Olympics; Matt Brittin, 1988 OlympicsProfessional athletes are resilience experts. They’re constantly pushing their minds and bodies to new limits, all while staying motivated to reach their goals and tackle new challenges. If you don’t believe me, ask Matt Brittin. Matt is Google’s President of EMEA Business and ...
Tags: Google, United States, Finland, Tokyo, Kate, Samuel Beckett, Googlers, Timothy, Matt, Natalie, Matt Brittin, Petri, Aleksandra, kate Johnson, Timothy Goebel, Life at Google


Persistence paid off for intern James Frater

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with James Frater, a business intern working virtually in London. Learn how James’s passion for equitable solutions and love of learning brought him to Google.What do you do at Google?I am a Business Development Representative Intern for Google Cloud working in the Europe, Mid...
Tags: Google, London, Caribbean, Googlers, Cic, James, Europe Middle East, Africa EMEA, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Student Programs, Amy Lynam, James Frater


Google interns take on 2021

When I applied to be an intern at Google, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. But I knew what I was hoping for: a collaborative culture, to work on interesting new technology, and, of course, one of those colorful propeller hats. Still, I had no idea what part of the company I should work in, and I was worried about completing an entire internship remotely from my bedroom. I eventually was placed on the Global Communications and Public Affairs team — a specialty that was new to me. All my anxieti...
Tags: Google, Sarah, Googlers, Dana, João, Lino, Global Communications and Public Affairs, Life at Google, Google Video Partners, Student Programs, Julia Harter, LinoBerlin GermanyLino, DanaLos Angeles CaliforniaThroughout, Google Cloud Brazil


Vaccines and our return-to-office plans

Sundar sent the following email to Google employees earlier this morning. The email has been edited to remove internal links. Hi everyone,I hope you are all taking good care. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve put the wellbeing of our Google community front and center. We’ve done this while also taking care of our customers and partners, launching over 200 new products and features to help people and businesses navigate this difficult time. In March of 2020, we made the early decision to...
Tags: Google, Delta, Sundar Pichai, Gavi, Sundar, Company announcements, A message from our CEO, Life at Google


One engineer’s tips for getting into Google

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Akash Mukherjee, a Security Engineer at our Mountain View office, about what makes his work challenging and exciting.What do you do at Google?I’m a Security Engineer on the Chrome Browser Core Infrastructure team. My team makes sure that the infrastructure used to build a...
Tags: Google, Mountain View, Googlers, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Akash Mukherjee, Chrome Browser Core Infrastructure


How Vicky Fernandez found her passion for leading teams

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Vicky Fernandez, who shares how she went from one of the very first employees at our office in Buenos Aires to a leader who manages multiple teams.What’s your role at Google? I work within Google’s ad sales business, where I manage the analysis, insights and optimiz...
Tags: Google, Mexico, Argentina, Latin America, Googlers, Buenos Aires, Google in Latin America, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Vicky Fernandez


How competing unlocked this intern's coding passion

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today we spoke with Livia Seibert, a software engineer intern working virtually in Pennsylvania. Find out how a fun coding competition with her dad led her to becoming an intern at Google.What do you do at Google?I’m a software engineering intern. I’m working on a command line tool that auto...
Tags: Google, Pennsylvania, Googlers, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Student Programs, Amy Lynam, Livia Seibert


How Joy Jackson prepared for her Google interview

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Joy Jackson, a data center technician on the global server operations team, who shares how she went from studying to be a graphic designer to discovering a passion for IT and joining the Google data center team.What’s your role at Google?I am currently a data center...
Tags: Google, Virginia, Googlers, Charlotte, Joy, Charleston, Art Institute, Charleston South Carolina, Data Centers and Infrastructure, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Joy Jackson, Global Server Operations


The many hats of a technical solutions engineer

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s story is all about Sanjay Khubchandani, a technical solutions engineer based out of our Bangalore office. Find out how participating in coding competitions led him to becoming a technical solutions engineer at Google.What do you do at Google?I am a technical solutions engineer in Goo...
Tags: Google, Bangalore, Sanjay, TSE, Google Careers, Google Bangalore, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Sanjay Khubchandani


Why coming to Google was a package deal for Belle Sun

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Belle Sun, one of the Googlers behind the packaging design for Google products. Belle deep dives into her role and shares how her career has taken her from Shanghai to the U.S. and from working on baby products to high tech.What’s your role at Google?As a Packaging ...
Tags: Google, Shanghai, Belle, Googlers, Shanghai China, Google Nest Google, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Jessie Linn, Belle Sun, BuyBuy Baby


A Googler’s fight against the “model minority” myth

Editor's note: Charlene Wang, an associate product manager for Google Play Ads, recently published a book on combating Asian American stereotypes. We sat down with Charlene to talk about her book. Three years ago, Charlene Wang drafted a letter to her brother Warren in Taipei. He was preparing to move to the United States for college, and she wanted to give him advice. Specifically, she wanted him to know what to expect about the stereotypes that Asian people face in America, and her suggesti...
Tags: America, United States, Warren, Taipei, Charlene, Passion Projects, Diversity and Inclusion, Christin Parcerisa, Life at Google, Charlene Wang, Google Play Ads


Giant cranes and video games: How I/O went digital

There’s a sign on the wall behind Andrew Rossi's desk that’s been impossible to ignore during video calls lately. The placard counted down the days until I/O 2021 — and as event lead for Consumer Apps at Google, Andrew is part of a huge team behind the whole production. While it now reads “0,” the purposefully placed sign was visible during the many virtual meetings he had with people all across Google in the run-up to an entirely different kind of I/O. I/O is a major undertaking unde...
Tags: Google, Molly, Developers, Jason, Ama, Elizabeth, Tom, Andrew, Andrew Rossi, Tom Greenaway, Jason Titus, Marvin Chow, Mountain View That, Life at Google, Google Andrew, Elizabeth Cha


Two Googlers meet for the first time at I/O

Mike Pegg has never missed an I/O. “There’s a magic about it,” he says. “It’s sort of like seeing Google come to life, right?” Mike leads Developer Relations for the Google Maps Platform team, and when we spoke via Google Meet a few days before I/O, he was gearing up to present at the conference from his Bay Area home. Gearing up, literally.“My tech check for my AMA will happen...right here,” he says looking around his desk at home. “I literally had a suitcase sent to me with all my camera gear ...
Tags: Google, Molly, San Francisco, Mountain View, Googlers, Bay Area, Ama, Mike, Inside Google, Lamon, Google Maps Platform, Life at Google, Mike Pegg, Lamon Bethel, Mike Lamon, Lamon '' Mike


How accessible tech helps Inho Seo explore the world

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.We spoke to Inho Seo, a software engineer intern with a visual impairment working at Google Korea. Inho told us how accessibility technology helps him explore the world and connect with people.What are you working on right now? I'm a software engineering intern in a team working to make Goog...
Tags: Google, Korea, Seoul, Googlers, Mountain View California, Google in Asia, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Grace Chua, Inho Seo, Google Korea Inho


A chance encounter led this researcher to Google

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Preeti Talwai, an architecture student turned user experience researcher. Preeti shares how her initial reluctance about tech faded as she realized how many different types of roles there are in the space.What’s your role at Google?I work as a user experience (UX) r...
Tags: Google, Research, Googlers, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Preeti, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Jessie Linn, Preeti Talwai


Coworkers become allies while working from home

When Shammi Quddus joined Google in 2018, she noticed she didn’t run into many other Muslims. “There are so few of us, statistically speaking,” she says. She decided to join the [email protected] group, part of the Inter Belief Network run by Googlers to empower employees to voice and practice their beliefs. She was especially impressed by the Muslim Allyship Course the group runs, which explains the basics of the faith, and how non-Muslims can be helpful allies. She soon signed up to be an instruc...
Tags: Google, New York, Molly, Bangladesh, Mountain View, Seattle, Bay Area, SUNNYVALE, Thon, Amina, Diversity and Inclusion, Sarmad, Google Meet, Shammi, Life at Google, Inter Belief Network


A hybrid approach to work

Sundar sent the following email to Google employees earlier today. Hi Googlers,We’ve spent the last year focused on supporting employees during the pandemic. I hope the extra benefits such as Carer’s Leave, the work-from-home allowance, the extra reset days, and the ability to work from wherever you need have been helpful in getting through this tough time.And we’re not through it yet. It’s heartbreaking to see COVID surging in places like  India, Brazil, and many others around the world. If you...
Tags: Google, Googlers, Sundar Pichai, India Brazil, Sundar, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Rews, A message from our CEO, Life at Google, Camp Charleston


From overcoming burnout to finding new opportunities

As a first-generation Vietnamese American raised by a single mother and a first-generation college graduate entering the workforce, I battled Imposter Syndrome when I was hired at Google right after graduating college. Despite an inclusive culture and welcoming peers, I worried that if I showed any signs of weakness, I would be “outed” as an imposter. I took on more and more work to constantly prove my worth. While trying to prove I  “belonged” at Google, I took on extra responsibilities and pro...
Tags: Google, Googlers, Don, Work Smarter, Life at Google, Lauren Whitt, Shawn Sieu


Finding the intersection of social justice and tech

Welcome to the latest installment of our series, “My Path to Google.” These are real stories from Googlers, interns, and alumni highlighting how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Xiomara Contreras (pictured above with her mother), a product marketing manager in our San Francisco office. Xiomara’s passion for social impact is deeply rooted in her work, both in her core role of supporting small businesses and...
Tags: Google, San Francisco, Lucy, Googlers, Black, Janice, Google My Business, Latina, Xiomara, Diversity and Inclusion, Huyen, Google NYC, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Ivan De La Torre, Xiomara Contreras


So...what does a technical writer actually do?

When I started college, I was dead-set on becoming an accountant. I loved the logical nature of writing, rewriting, and trying to find the perfect, most concise way to get my point across. Because of this, I thought the logic of debits and credits and the puzzle-like nature of the tax code meant accounting would be a perfect career fit. But after a summer interning at a tax firm, I realized that while I liked my accounting coursework a lot, the day-to-day work wasn’t a good fit . So I returned t...
Tags: Google, Google Search, Googlers, San Jose California, Devin Logan, Life at Google


A recipe for productivity

Dr. Kapil Parakh is a Medical Lead for Google Fit and a practicing cardiologist at the VA in Washington, D.C. During the week he splits his time between seeing patients, developing technology that improves wellbeing and staying active with his family. And if that wasn’t enough, he’s even picked up a new hobby to cope during quarantine: baking baguettes. Every day, Kapil draws on his unique background to help people live longer and healthier lives. Before coming to Google, he completed medical sc...
Tags: Google, Washington, White House, Google Search, Va, Zambia, Johns Hopkins, Kapil Parakh, Kapil, Alicia Cormie, Work Smarter, Life at Google, Heart Points for Google


Onboarding at Google while working remotely

Welcome to the latest edition of “My Path to Google,” where we talk to Googlers, interns and alumni about how they got to Google, what their roles are like and even some tips on how to prepare for interviews.Today’s post is all about Asaf Paz, an Agency Lead on the Google Customer Solutions team, who shares what it was like to join Google while working remotely from a different country than the office he would relocate to.What’s your role at Google?I manage a team of very talented agency develop...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Tel Aviv, Michelin, Dublin, Googlers, Andy, Asaf, Life at Google, My Path to Google, Daphne Karpel, Google Customer Solutions, Asaf Paz