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How to Get Hired at Google: From Resume to Offer

Dr. Kelly Westbrooks
Google, System Infrastructure Team
Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Classroom South, Room 608

I will cover all of the important topics that prospective candidates need to know, including:

  • How to organize your resume to get noticed by recruiters, even if you don’t have any professional programming experience.
  • What to expect during a phone screen — how to demonstrate that you are a Google-caliber candidate.
  • Surviving an on-site technical interview, even if you aren’t a deep expert in every subfield of computer science.
  • Internship programs at Google, including the differences between internship and full-time interviews, as well as how to turn an internship into a full-time job.


Speaker's Bio: 

Dr. Kelly Westbrooks received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Georgia State in 2009. While working on his Ph.D., he was employed at several companies in Atlanta as a software engineer, including Digital Insight, BellSouth, Cbeyond, and others. After earning his Ph.D., he went to work for Life Technologies as a bioinformatics software engineer. In 2011, he started working at Google as a software engineer. At Google, he worked on Google Genomics, a cloud software platform for genomic data analysis. Most recently, he switched to Google’s System Infrastructure team, which writes the software that manages Google’s data centers.