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Waymo

System's Safety Engineering Intern

May - September 2019 • Mountain View, CA

What I liked

I loved the team environment. I worked on a diverse team on a challenging product: safety for self-driving cars. I really liked that I was able to have meaningful contributions to the team and learn about the selfdriving vehicle space.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have had more upfront training. It was a very steep learning curve and I felt like it took at least a month before I felt that I was really working well

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Even though it feels like everyone is smarter and more experienced than you in your internships, it is important to ask questions out of curiosity and a sincere desire to learn.
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Systems Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • Mountain View, CA

What I liked

Pretty much everything! The perks were great, pay was great, and I felt like my work was actually helping the company progress. I felt like my contributions were meaningful, and my team put a lot of trust in me. I wasn’t babied, but I was also given a good amount of guidance.

What I wish was different

This more of a criticism of myself. I wish I’d made more effort to grab coffee/lunch with more employees. I stuck mostly with the other interns. When I converted to full time, most of them left, and I was left with very few people that I’d connected with outside of work.

Advice

It’s okay if you feel like you don’t know anything when you start an internship. Just ask a ton of questions even if they seem like dumb questions. I recently overheard at work, “it’s better to sound dumb than to stay dumb”.
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