Happy 18th birthday, Michael Sayman: Now get to work, at Facebook. Sayman — who turned 18 Aug. 24, recently graduated high school in Miami and served as an intern at the social network this summer — received and accepted an offer for a full-time job as an engineer, Bloomberg reported.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson urged Facebook to include minorities on its board of directors in a brief speech prior to the question-and-answer session at the company’s annual meeting Thursday at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif.
Interns rated Facebook as the best company to intern with, according to the latest report from social jobs and career community Glassdoor, which added that the social network debuted on its list at No. 1, dethroning two-time leader Google.
Interning at Google is the subject of a current theatrical release starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, but how does the actual experience of being a Google intern compare with holding down the same post at Facebook?
Social media interns aren’t just constant reminders of how little you know about the independent music scene: They’re also excellent resources when it comes to marketing on Facebook. But without the proper strategy — for both managing your interns and your return on investment — you could be wasting all of that digital native know-how.
Interns at Facebook are responsible for much more than getting coffee and making copies. They make valuable contributions. Peter Cottle, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkleley and future Facebook engineer, reflected on his internship with the social network, writing that himself and another intern were responsible for most of the work on the site’s first mobile advertising interface.
This week, some California high school students are living the dream: getting a taste of what it’s like to work for Facebook. The company’s inaugural high school internship program — Facebook Academy — started this week, and students are taking in the full experience.