Should I reach out to College Alums during Host-matching phase for Google

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leetninja

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May 20 3 Comments

I haven’t received any host matching interviews for Google Fall Internship. Should I reach out to alums from my university who work at Google for a potential match? Also any tips for internship questionnaire to get a match ?

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    spartan90

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    That's a very good question. I was in a similar position and did reach out to people. The outcome was bittersweet for me.

    After contacting around 10 people in different teams, I got called for host matching for 2 teams. But some other person told my recruiter and she thought 'I was going behind her back' and got really upset, and things got messy in between. Sadly, I couldn't get through the hiring committee ( for other reasons).

    So I'd suggest, don't do it unless you can be smart about it.
    May 20 2
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      leetninja

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      Thanks for the perspective! Did the things get messy with the recruiter when you did this? Would you recommend letting her know before you start?
      May 20
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      spartan90

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      Yes they did a bit! You could definately try letting her know and then proceed accordingly. Although keep in mind that if she advices you against it, then you are left with no choice.
      May 20