The blog of Nathan H. Leung — on college, startups, and Silicon Valley.



I'm Nathan H. Leung, a software engineering intern at Google, computer-science student at the University of Michigan, and founder of location-based social messaging app Suap.

Hello to All That?

16 September 2019 · 26 min read

On moving to San Francisco and my first summer in Silicon Valley. What I've learned and why I'm coming back.

4320 Minutes

20 August 2019 · 12 min read

Why I took three unplanned days off of school the summer after my freshman year. Handling my high school suspension during the college admissions process and beyond. Thoughts four years later.

Getting a Google Internship Freshman Year

11 May 2019 · 13 min read

From application, to interview, to offer — my path to landing a full software engineering intern position at Google as a first-year student, my slightly unconventional hiring process, and a few resources I recommend for those going through the process now.

After High School Track

9 April 2019 · 12 min read

I was a 4:36 miler in high school, running at least 30 miles per week all year round. Since coming to college, week by week, I've run less and less and less. Some thoughts about getting back into it, featuring my favorite hometown haunt.

A Definitive Proof That 1 > 0

2 March 2019 · 16 min read

The most interesting proof I did in my first-year real analysis course — drawing on the ordered field axioms to prove 1 > 0. An introduction to mathematical reasoning from first principles.

A Guide to Applying to Michigan

9 January 2019 · 10 min read

Things to know when applying to the University of Michigan — LSA vs. Engineering vs. Ross, dual degrees, Ross preferred admission, AP credit, majors, housing, Bursley or Baits, and more.