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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

- great benefits - autonomy in work - project with lasting impact on team

What I wish was different

- more breadth and exposure to other teams

Advice

take advantage of all the resources!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2020 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

-Community -Project

What I wish was different

I wish it were in person

Advice

Write your project preference questionnaire wisely
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Data Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved working with everyone. I got to work with other data engineers and data scientists as well as get to know the concerns of software engineers. I'm glad that my project was part of the core data engineering foundation projects that were being built up. I also loved the programs that were there to support interns like fun events as well as the support of other interns on my team.

What I wish was different

I wish I had asked more questions and taken a bit more initiative to understand the roles of my cross functional teammates

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and own your project!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Awesome work, awesome perks

What I wish was different

Housing was awful

Advice

Find someone to refer you because that’s the only way you’re getting in unless your resume is perfect
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Data Engineer

June - September 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I got to meet lots of talented people.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I liked the low-pressure environment that allowed me to concentrate on work knowing that everything else would be cared for. I got to work on a cross-functional team that was really awesome.

What I wish was different

The corporate housing. I was housed in Fremont.

Advice

Take it if you get it!
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Product Data Strategy Specialist Intern

June - September 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Lots of autonomy, project was impactful, internship programming was full of events, opportunities to meet other interns

What I wish was different

I would have liked a better introduction to the various technical tools FB has available.

Advice

Make sure to take on more work if you feel like you can handle it.
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Product Designer Intern

June - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

This was my first experience with product design at a large tech company, and the resources were great. I was able to learn a lot of design tools and had access to committed mentors throughout the entire internship.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would say that forming connections with other people and getting to know the members of your team is much important than you realize.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Free food

What I wish was different

More preparation

Advice

Be prepared to work
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Software Engineering Intern

March - July 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

fun work

What I wish was different

performance reviews

Advice

don't get distracted with all the benefits and focus on finishing your projects first
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Facebook has a very high standard for their Software Engineering Interns, and I was treated just like any other Software Engineer on my team. This means I was expected to meet the same standard of my code, efficiency, communication, etc. as the full time employees. This challenged me a lot, and I was able to grow my coding skills tremendously throughout this experience. I also got to decide what project I would work on for the internship, and make almost all the decisions affecting my project.

What I wish was different

Completing such a difficult Software Engineering Internship after only my 2nd year of school was very hard. I had to work long hours in order to produce the quality and amount of code expected of me. Although this had a great outcome for me, others might not be prepared to succeed at this internship after only their 2nd year.

Advice

My best piece of advice is to always ask questions and ask for help during your coop. Your manager and team are there to support you and help you succeed, and they should be more than happy to do so! I'm very grateful for how supportive my manager was of me, and without such a great relationship with manager I don't think I would have performed nearly as well as I did.
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Data Science Intern

June - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

The relaxed yet productive culture

What I wish was different

Advice

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Government and Politics Extern

June 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I love that every day at my internship is different - I'm always working on new projects and getting to know new team members. I get to work on politics and elections at a local, state, federal and international level - an opportunity you can't get anywhere else.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Facebook offered a fun and engaging internship program. They had a lot of support and pre-internship programs that helped me throughout the summer. My mentor and team were amazing and helpful, pushing me in different directions to develop various skills. I loved being able to interact with other departments easily, working cross-functionally almost every day. The food was my favorite, though.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more work-life balance. I think my team was in crunch time for most of my internship, so I ma have been unlucky, but I ended up staying a couple late nights to finish something on time.

Advice

I would advise people to ask a lot of questions, and not to hesitate asking, ever. It's unrealistic to think that an intern can perform at top performance without knowing where to do what or how to do something in a new platform. Everyone there is kind and helpful, and you won't receive shame for not knowing something that you couldn't have known on your own.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My project was very engaging and challenging, and I feel like I learned critical industry skills that aren't taught in university courses. Also, the perks and events were amazing.

What I wish was different

My team was very work-oriented and I wish they could have been a bit more social.

Advice

Don't be intimidated. Your manager is there to help you succeed. Realizing that the people on your team genuinely want to support you is key to having a positive, productive experience.
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iOS Developer Intern

June - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

Having the independence to make important decisions on my teams project.

What I wish was different

Advice

Being able to work well with others and learn quickly is more important than how much computer science you already know.
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Facebook University Intern

June - August 2019 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

You learn so much in such a short amount of time and get to meet people from all around the world who have similar interests.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of your time there and meet with as many people as you can.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I felt highly valued by my team, and they were very invested in my sucesss. The work was suited to my interests and challenged me to improve on a daily basis. The work environment itself was second to none.

What I wish was different

nothing much

Advice

It was very important to work with my manager to set goals for the week and for more long term, so that I could finish my project on time.
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Facebook university intern

June - August 2018 • Menlo Park, CA

What I liked

I loved the people and the inspiration I got there. I feel like I can do anything now and am very empowered with an attitude that if something is not how I want then I can change it and if I want to learn something I can ask for someone’s help and they will support me.

What I wish was different

I wish I hadn’t come in with all the reservation I did about who I would be meeting and what I would be learning and what I wanted to do. I wish I would’ve been more loose and seen the experiences come and decide then to jump on them.

Advice

I learned a lot about working on a team and how people at Facebook interact with each other. You are getting feedback all the time and that is something hard to get used to but once you embrace it you realize that it’s what makes the company so efficient.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved that I was working on a project that had real impact and would be shipped to users.

What I wish was different

Advice

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