Google Comes To Case

Today was a pretty long day with three classes and two special lectures: one on Cabaret with a special emphasis on German Cabaret and another from a Case-alum-turned-Googler who came and gave us a presentation on everyone’s favorite search engine. My suitemates, who were fortunate enough to attend last year’s talk, said that the presentation was essentially the same, but I enjoyed it all the same. There were some fun little insights into the way Google is run and the attitude that drives things. I have to say that Google is one of the few companies that makes me regret being an aerospace engineer. They do, apparently, have some room for mechanical engineers, but aside from cooling their computer stacks, I doubt that they have much use for my aero skills. I could tell myself that my web design skills might be of use, but, again, I would probably be deluding myself. At least I have Cornell to look forward to. Also, I have Google swag.

A fellow Case student already has some photos of the event up, many of which include myself and my suitemates. Sadly, it’s pretty obvious in those pictures that I need some more sleep. Which explains why I’m posting this instead of sleeping, right?

2 Responses to “Google Comes To Case”

  • How exciting all of this sounds! One of the things I do know about Google is that they have some very flexible job profiles – one of their engineering veeps actually has a PhD in Psychology, and so on. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they hired you a few years down the line because you had some sort of wild and beautiful and mutually beneficial idea. And your web design skills are awesome. 😀

  • Oh how overly flattering you are!

    I seriously doubt that I’ll ever work for Google, not so much because I have no useful skills–although my web design skills would, by no means, mark me as anything special–but because after I have my PhD I will hurriedly be looking for an academic position to beg, barter, or steal so that I can get started on that tenure thing.

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