From College to Google to a Startup
My 2019 in review: freshman year, leaving college, a summer at Google, and joining a startup. Plans for 2020, and whether I'm going back — to either.
Managing My Google Internship Money
I made $40,000 working this summer as a software engineering intern. On recessionary woes, high-yield savings accounts, and everything else I've needed to learn to manage this pile of cash.
Chicago to San Francisco by Train and How to Travel on a Budget
A photojournal of 52 hours on Amtrak, from the Mississippi River to San Francisco Bay. A round trip across America for $500: SJC to LAX to DTW to BOS to PHL to MDW to San Francisco. Some tips for finding cheap flights.
My First Summer in Silicon Valley
On moving to San Francisco at nineteen and my first summer in Silicon Valley. What I've learned and why I'm coming back.
The Common App and My Suspension
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.
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.
On Keeping Up in College
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.
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.
On Ross Preferred Admission, LSA vs Engineering, and More
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.