Summer internship with Google in Dublin

About me

Joshua O.
Mathematics & Philosophy
United Kingdom

About this profile

New Business Sales Intern
United Kingdom
Advertising, marketing and PR / Digital and IT services / Finance and consultancy
Large business (250+ employees)

About the job

What I do

Interned at Google in Dublin for 3 months with their New Business Sales Team.

My role included consulting and pitching c-level clients different Google products to aid their companies' online presence

Skills I use and how I developed them

People skills, sales skills, analytical skills and consultative skills - all of which were developed on the job.

What I like most

How dynamic and fast-paced the role was. Constantly speaking to different business owners plus I had total control over my pipeline of clients

What I like least

The majority of grad roles are in Dublin

What surprised me most

The amount of independence I had in the role.

Finding and applying for the job

How I looked for work

Applied to Google Top Black Talent program, then interviewed from there.

How I found out about the job

Online jobs board

The recruitment process

Consists of numerous virtual interviews - number depends on role applied for

My career

My career history

Sales, finance, advertising, teaching, student government etc.

My advice to students

My advice to students considering work

Be prepared to do research and expect the unexpected. Always have a backup plan, despite how confident you are about your chances for that role