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Date: Mon, 7 Jul 2008 20:37:56 -0400
From: "Ronny Abraham"
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Post high school jobs or internships?
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This is an ad on craigslist for a position with these guys as a web
developer. Just tell them you heard they are really good and you want
to learn from people that care about their work. You couldn't find
anything for them on their website, so you looked for them on
craigslist. If you're worried about being honest, go to craigslist
and search for their ad there, then it will be the truth.
Mind, if you get this job, you'll definitely get interesting tasks,
but that's not the main reason to go there. The main reason to go
there, is so you can see how a company should be run. these guys
aren't just good programmers, they are amazing managers. For that
alone, it's worth going there just to see how a company should
interact. They are total professionals, and the greatest guys to work
If you manage to get an interview, show them that you have a real
interest in how things work. That you think outside the box, and that
it's not just something you have to do, but something you really love.
Tell them about your use of Linux, show them you have a grasp of the
importance of using a system to make something work. They use a
variety of tools to manage a project. A lot of times they'll have
small tasks, programming or otherwise, where they need an intern.
They might just give you data entry work, but it will still be worth
it because of the reasons I mentioned. Eventually, when you start
learning how to program (assuming you haven't already, after all, you
ARE a Rubin!), they'll give you more critical tasks.
One of the things they gave applicants (when I was there) was a mental
puzzle. There's no right or wrong answer to it, it's more a test to
see how you approach a problem and break it down. Just be calm when
you do it, and show patience.
The main thing is if they see enthusiasm on your part; then they'll
probably hire you as an intern. They really want to teach people
things and be a benefit to the community. If they don't hire you,
it's probably because they're maxed out on interns. But when I was
there, they actually had a lack of them.
And yes, you are smart enough. But it's not about the smarts, with
these guys, it really IS about heart.
On Sat, Feb 22, 2003 at 10:06 AM, Shoshana Safir wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 19:45 -0400, Ronny Abraham wrote:
>> Apply to Alexander Interactive. I got canned from that job, but it's
>> an amazing place to work. They'll definitely hire you as an intern if
>> you apply.
> How do I apply? I went to the website and didn't see anything about
> employment. I think I'll be going to John Jay next year. They have an
> interesting computer security program. I don't know if I'm smart
> enough, but I'm going to try.
>> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Shoshana Rivka Safir wrote:
>> > Hello
>> > I just recently graduated High School and I'm entering College.
>> > I'm wondering if anyone knows of a internship in the tech field.
>> > I'd like to get something that I can keep when I start college,
>> > something that I can grow my skills with.
>> > My High School was a Yeshiva so we had very long days, but I'm
>> > familiar with everything GNU becuase we've had a lot of computers
>> > in the house and a lot of computer friends, installfests, and
>> > I learned some programming in the summer that I could learn better.
>> > I'm very good with people and projects. Last summer I worked for
>> > Raj Goel at BrainLink and he was happy with my work.
>> > My resume is at http://shani.mrbrklyn.com/resume.html
>> > Any suggestions, please email me.
>> > Shani Safir