Monday, December 27, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
So I have been luckily chosen to be the first ever non-software engineering intern in Australia for Google.
Not exactly sure why I was selected out of probably the hundreds that applied, but apparently Google believes in me as much as I believe in the products, willing to give me a few months trial and then probably never to be used again.
Thats not completely true, I mostly use Google products when there are choices out there, but enough about that, and onto the internship.
End of week 3 and I have been working on quite a few different projects. The culture of throwing you in the deep end at Google was evident from day one, when straight after my orientation I met my manager expecting to go have lunch and meet the team, only to be told that we had a meeting with an agency in 15 minutes. Having no idea what the meeting was about, or any preperation whatsoever I was in this meeting helping make decisions about products I didn't know anything about!
Over the next 3 months just assume that everything good that happens with Google has all been contributed by me, and anything negative had absolutely nothing to do with me!
Until next time, Google away!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
www.pearsonreader.com is their new 'library' where you can log in and view all the books in your personal library.
Essentially it is the textbook online. Its a hell of a lot easier to read, and means I don't have to spend 140 on a text book I will open probably twice.
The thinking behind the idea is fantastic, the only issue they will face is convincing the University to pay for all the students ... which isn't gonna happen, not at Monash at least.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
I will start by saying that I will no longer 'officially' be part of the club next year as being the real gen Y that I am, I followed the money and will be working for the student union next year.
At the end of my first year of uni I was studing for exams with a group of people of which i was only friends with probably one or 2. One of them was going to be the social director for the MMSS the following year and asked if we wanted to be on the sub-committee next year.
My initial reaction was one of "pft who the hell wants to be part of a crappy uni club" then about a second later i volunteered to do so.
Thus the process of getting involved was complete. The next stage was actually doing things for the committee, I learnt extremely quickly that it was basically a big family up there. Everyone wanted to help everyone with not just MMSS related happenings, but also with assignments and study and etc, everyone was extremely happy to help out.
That is the first part about why Uni clubs are so great. The simple social aspect of them makes it essential for everyone to try and get involved. The number of friends I made through MMSS has been amazing, and not just those directly involved, but meeting the friends of those in the committee, and the group just grows and grows.
Friday, August 28, 2009
One thing I must say I do like is something which I have taken control of myself, and that is uni clubs.
For the past 2 years I have been apart of the MMSS, the Monash Marketing Student Society, and it has been probably the best thing I could be doing to seperate myself from other students who will all have higher grades than me.
The next few posts, will be a bit of information about what the MMSS is, what I have done in the past 2 years and why it is the best club at Monash University.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Why then, over the past few days have I been cramming like crazy for exams? Because I need to pass them to get my degree.
BUT in the long run what will this cramming do? absolutely nothing. Everything 'important' in the subject has already stuck from tutorials and lectures, and all the little things that I need to cram in my brain will be forgotten about 2 hours after I walk out of that exam, talk to everyone about how stupid the questions were, and start cramming for my exam on Friday.
My parents are always telling me (well mostly my Mum because she seems to care about my uni grades) that back when she was in Uni she was studying for exams like a month in advance learning everything. Today cramming is a skill, and going back to my tests in year 7, the night before was always spent thinking about how screwed I am for the test, and then always pulling through with pretty decent scores.
Anywho I should probably get back to cramming for this Sports Marketing exam tomorrow morning. Wish me luck.