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On Interning at Valve

On Interning at Valve

How I got my internship People often say that success happens when preparation meets luck. It’s trite, but in my case it was true.

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Freshman-Friendly Recruiting

The software industry has an intense recruiting system for internships. A supply-and-demand problem is part of the reason that it’s so crazy–there are many more employers than interns.

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Why You Should Apply for NCWIT’s Aspirations Award

Why You Should Apply for NCWIT’s Aspirations Award

The Aspirations Award is organized by the National Center for Women and Information Technology, and it recognizes high school girls for “computing-related achievements and interests.” If you’re eligible, please apply. If you’re not, please spread the word. This award has literally been life-changing for many young women.

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How to Get a Kickass Internship as a High School Student

I was an intern at Valve the summer after my senior year. Another one of my friends worked at NASA. Others worked for Microsoft, Bank of America, or interesting startups. Others threw their hands up in the air because “no one wants a high school intern.” Once you’re in college, the road to an internship is straightforward. Often, a recruiter comes to your school, you give him or her your resume, and then later they …

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Microsoft, the creepy old man? Hardly.

Microsoft, the creepy old man? Hardly.

Microsoft is basically a creepy old man, and the interns are all brainwashed and deluded. Or so one might think after reading an article that Reuters published earlier this week. The headline reads, “Aging Microsoft Lures Young Tech Idealists,” and that says it all. (It certainly evokes an image of a creepy, predatory old man.) While Microsoft is considered “irrelevant, bureaucratic and dull,” the interns bubble with unbridled enthusiasm and students have ranked it #2 …

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The Most Valuable Thing I Learned Between Two Internships

Over the past 8 months, I’ve had two different internships. The first was a summer internship at Valve Corporation, in Bellevue, WA–a short commute from my native Seattle. The second was a small startup called CloudMine, which just finished its stint in the DreamIt Philadelphia Class of 2011. At both, I was doing front-end web development, and at both I was the only development intern. At one, I was working mostly with PHP, the other …

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