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Google Internship – Preperations

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So, next week on July 1st I start my internship at Google’s Zurich Office.  I was also selected as a Finalist for a Google Scholarship, so am attending the retreat from this coming Sunday to the following Wednesday in-between work.  I’m going to be blogging at the end of every week, and sometimes in-between, partly to try and write (yet another) useful resource for someone else thinking about doing an Internship (maybe at Google) and partly as a kind of log for me to read when the internship is over.  So, without further ado, I’ll get started:

After getting back from WWDC, I had a little over a day to pack everything up at University to leave for Cornwall.  I had a week in Cornwall, so after the usual routine: unpack, washing, put stuff away,  I had a spare day before I needed to start packing again.  Luckily the weather was just perfect, so I took the kayaks out down to Malpas with a friend.  And then it was time to start packing again.

An early morning – 4:30 – but that’s the price for living so far from Heathrow.  I’m a little concerned that I seem to have fitted everything I need for 3 months into two suitcases (bearing in mind that University requires a full car and roofbox) but haven’t noticed anything missing yet, so fingers crossed.

I’m staying with a really nice family who had a really nice room available on Airbnb.  I had spent a long time looking elsewhere to start with, which ended up leading nowhere, but from when I found this room to getting it booked was only a few days, which was great bearing in mind I desperately needed to revise at the time.

Tomorrow I’m heading into Zurich to try and buy a bike, figure out the cycle route into work and see if I can find a cheaper way of getting data on my phone whilst here.  I’ll hopefully get some time to just wander the area as well which will be great.  Sunday night is when everything starts, with the Scholarship Retreat.