Interview – How Vipul got a Qualcomm Internship despite being a fresher

Vipul achieved a great feat by scoring Qualcomm internship despite being a fresher. This is a case study on how he did it.

Profile

Undergrad: EE at ISM Dhanbad
GRE: 313
GPA: 81%
Work Experience: None but relevant internships!

Full Interview

Vipul had his share of ups and downs as he tried to get a summer internship at CU Boulder. He was once rejected by Qualcomm before getting a second chance!

After getting rejected from Qualcomm first time and Micron for intern position, I got an offer from Seagate (Longmont office) for Platform Software Team. Qualcomm final offer came in the end.

P.S. Embedded Systems courses at CU Boulder are seriously great and are designed especially taking industrial views and skills required. Also, this area (Boulder and surrounding area) has lots of companies working on firmware/Embedded Software/storage solutions/Communications

Find out what helped Vipul crack internship at Qualcomm, how did he decide which courses to take, what was the interview process like, how did the overall jobhunt process work out etc etc.

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Interview – How Facebook Intern spent her first year in Grad School

Today we are profiling Shivani Singla who studies Computer Science at Stonybrook and joined as a Facebook Intern in Summer of 2018.

Profile

Undergrad: CS at Thapar University
GRE: 317
GPA: 8.65
Work Experience: 2 years at Sandisk before joining MS

I took Asynchronous Systems, Artifical Intelligence, Network Security and Algorithms in first semester. I really enjoyed Asynchronous Systems. It was really amazing. I developed Byzantine China Replication Protocol research paper written by research Professor from Cornell University.

Full Interview

We discuss the courses she took and activities she participated in first year at SBU, how much does the GPA matter, what was the Facebook internship hunt timeline and process.

Takeaways

Shivani again shows that it is possible to crack dream companies like Facebook and Google even if you hail from non-IIT schools in India. Even though Shivani started preparing late, she quickly realized what she needs to do in Grad School. Of course, you can learn from her hindsight and be more prepared for internship even before heading for MS!

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If you are committed to get into a TOP school, we will do our best to help you. Plus, our Mastermind package is designed to prepare you for internship and job hunt much in advance. Join our counseling and let us build happy careers together.