Recently I read an article on The New York Times website titled How to Get a Job at Google, Part 2. Pretty insightful article. Here are some important points I took away from that article.
-Think carefully about why you are planning to go to college
“The first and most important thing is to be explicit and willful in making the decisions about what you want to get out of this investment in your education. It’s a huge investment of time, effort and money and people should think “incredibly hard about what they’re getting in return.” – Laszlo Bock of Google
-Challenge yourself when selecting and taking courses in college
“I told that student they are much better off being a B student in computer science than an A+ student in English because it signals a rigor in your thinking and a more challenging course load.”- Laszlo Bock of Google
-Be a creative problem solver
“Humans are by nature creative beings, but not by nature logical, structured-thinking beings. Those are skills you have to learn. One of the things that makes people more effective is if you can do both. … If you’re great on both attributes, you’ll have a lot more options.”- Laszlo Bock of Google