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Making The Most of Your Summer Internship (Fall 2016)

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September 10, 2016

Making The Most of Your Summer Internship (Fall 2016)

This is a copy of the talk I gave on Making The Most of Your Summer Internship at Hack The North in Spring 2016.

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September 10, 2016
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  1. Making the Most of Your Internship Jonathan Maltz (you can

    call me Maltz) @maltzj or maltz@yelp.com
  2. Hi! I’m Maltz • I Build Android apps at Yelp

    Eat24 • I’ve been ‘Droid building for 2 years • Big Hello Kitty fan • Bigger fan of mentoring at hackathons
  3. Yelp’s Mission: Connecting people with great local businesses.

  4. Yelp Stats As of Q2 2016 92M 32 72% 108M

  5. Why am I here today?

  6. None
  7. 1. Personal growth 3 to Having a Successful Internship 2.

    Knowing what you want out of a full time position 3. Having a great time
  8. None
  9. Personal Growth

  10. How to think about skill growth

  11. • May be the most important skill • Have Design

    Reviews ◦ Preemptively clarify • Write documentation Communication Skills
  12. Technical Skills • Try to never make the same mistake

    twice • Find really successful people, ask them what they read • Ask about words you don’t understand
  13. Workflow Skills • Automate as much as possible ◦ If

    something bothers you, make it easier • Learn your tools well • See something cool? Ask about it. • Take time for this everyday
  14. Aside on your mentor

  15. Aside on your mentor

  16. Aside on your mentor Teaching Doing

  17. 1. Personal growth 3 to Having a Successful Internship 2.

    Knowing what you want out of a full time position 3. Having a great time • Communication • Technical • Workflow
  18. None
  19. Understand what you want when you graduate

  20. None
  21. What the heck does he mean by culture?

  22. What Culture Isn’t What Culture Is Do I get free

    lunch? How do people communicate about issues? How is the office decorated? When I have a problem, how does it get resolved? Are there Yoga classes? How much effort do we put into mentoring? Other benefits / perks How much autonomy is given to me?
  23. How do I know “good culture” from “bad culture”?

  24. Frustration Principle

  25. Antipattern Alert

  26. Always with her team Anna

  27. Why is this bad?

  28. 1. Lose out on learning opportunities

  29. 2. Never know if your problems/successes are unique

  30. The simple guide to meeting anyone 1. Find someone who

    knows something you’re curious about 2. Schedule 30 minutes to talk to that person 3. Be punctual 4. Ask the questions you’re curious about. a. “What do you do here?” is totally valid
  31. 1. Personal growth 3 to Having a Successful Internship 2.

    Knowing what you want out of a full time position 3. Having a great time • Communication • Technical • Workflow • Culture ◦ Frustration Principle • Meet People!
  32. None
  33. Have a great time

  34. Working in a major hub is awesome

  35. Antipattern Alert

  36. Overworked Oscar

  37. But I need a full-time offer

  38. But I need a full-time offer

  39. What happens when you join full-time?

  40. 1. Personal growth 3 to Having a Successful Internship 2.

    Knowing what you want out of a full time position 3. Having a great time • Communication • Technical • Workflow • Culture ◦ Frustration Principle • Meet People! • Intern Programs • Work sustainably
  41. Questions?

  42. @YelpEngineering fb.com/YelpEngineers engineeringblog.yelp.com github.com/yelp