In this episode, I spoke with Aaron Ramirez, Mexican American, Technical Solutions Engineer at Google. We spoke about how he got to Google and how being a SHPE member helped him with the interview process, his role at Google and his definition for Googliness, advice on how to get prepared for an interview and other words of advice.

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Mentioned resources:

* University of California, Santa Cruz* The National Conference SHPE* Google Travel Grant* SHPE* MESA Engineering Program – MEP program (engineering program)* Drupal


* 01:45 – About Aaron Ramirez* 02:47 – How Aaron got to Google* 05:32 – SHPE according to Aaron* 08:59 – How being a SHPE member helped Aaron with the interview process* 10:54 – Aaron’s role at Google* 12:03 – Interacting with external customers – A possible career roadmap  * 16:28 – Aaron’s definition for ”Googliness”* 20:52 – How Aaron would get prepared for an interview at Google* 25:27 – Aaron’s parting piece of advice

Key Takeaways:

* Apply for Google Travel and Conference grants! (Google Conference and Travel Scholarships for selected conferences in the tech industry and related fields).* SHPE is a big “familia” support network. Get involved and make SHPE be your internship!* For interviews, focus on remembering the basics!

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