Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Let the Race Begin

Although I won't graduate until the beginning of May, there was a career fair last week and, as it turned out, there were a few companies that were willing to bet that I may actually graduate. I turned in resumes to a handful of companies and even scored a couple of interviews last Friday (if anybody with whom I've interviewed has googled my name and wound up here, then I offer you the warmest welcome ;>).

The first company that I interviewed with is located in Austin, TX and they have a very prestigious Engineering Leadership Program that is very hard to get into. During the interview they asked 1 hardware based question, 1 software based question (imagine using a pen and paper to "program" a given function), and 2 personality questions. While I needed a bit of help on the technical questions I think that the interview went pretty well overall.

In fact, I just got an e-mail from them inviting me and Alison to Austin for an on-site interview. I'm thrilled to have made the first cut - but I'm obviously a little nervous having to spend a whole day being interviewed.

The other company that I interviewed with is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, but the people that came to the career fair were from a design center in Boise. I didn't know too much about this company before the career fair, but the more I learn about them, the more interested I become in the products that they design. The interview with them went very well (in my opinion, there's no telling what the interviewer thought). The beginning of the interview was spent with the interviewer telling me about their company and during the rest of the interview, I just talked about the research that I worked on over the summer. Hopefully I'll be able to share more of my skills with them as well.


The Mad Hatter said...

Congratulations on the interest Tyler. I'm selling advertising for Google at my day job. I hope things work out for you!

Your post title caught got my attention. You should check out - a place for people who aren't big fans of working huge hours...

Spencer said...

This is exciting. Austin would be a totally cool place to live. I'd be worried, though, if you came back a UT fan.

I have to admit that I'm secretly hoping you find a sweet gig here in the SLC. Crap! My cover's blown.

Rummage said...

Congrats Tyler. My vote is for Austin as well. I would love to live there. Have you been looking for places in Chicago?

Emily said...

I'll be excited if you end up in Austin. If Neal does a residency for the Air Force, which is likely, then we'll probably be in San Antonio for four years. Dude's idea about getting gig in SLC would be my second choice for you, but it's exiting that some good opportunities are arising for you elsewhere.