(Spoon feeding Steve his vegan yoghurt or whatever interns do)
James Foley is a UL student who dreams about working for Apple. He asked me to help out to try and get him an internship in Cupertino next year. I’m sure there are some that read this blog that might know someone that knows someone. So can you help?
So as you know at this stage, U.L makes a big deal about sending it’s students on work placement during their degrees. Most people doing my course (Business) get placement with local firms, some even venture as far as Dublin in search for work. But I really want to make use of this opportunity, I want to work somewhere relevant to what I want to do after college. I want to work for Apple, and have made it my number one priority this year to get an internship there starting in January of 2010.
Why Apple? It’s a company I have a genuine passion for, every computer I’ve had since I was a child has been a mac and I think that working for a company where culture and design are held in such high regard would make the early mornings and late nights all that much easier. There are probably people out there that are more qualified than me, that know more about the software and silicon that make computers work, but I honestly don’t think anyone else wants this as much as I do. I want to learn how to make great computers, how to write great applications and to help innovate and turn really cool ideas into really cool products.
So, can we help the guy? Be nice to see Irish people work in the Valley and *cough* get us contacts.
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Hmmm. In my day, you were lucky to get a rejection letter when looking for work experience…
Wasn’t there a ‘massive fire’ there a couple of months back.
Oh holy St. Joseph of Cupertino, who by your prayer obtained from God to be asked at your examination, the only preposition you knew. Grant that James Foley, like you succeed. Help him acquire an internship with Apple. In return I/he promises to make you known and cause you to be invoked.
Oh holy St. Joseph of Cupertino pray for James!
Oh Holy Ghost enlighten him!
Sacred Head of Jesus, Seat of divine wisdom, enlighten Apple to invite him!
Never know, it might work! Cupertino in CA was after all, named after le famous saint 🙂
(not Apple now, but Cupertino!)
If only it was that easy 🙂
Thanks again for the help Damien.
Dear Saint Apple ….
I don’t know if this link is of any use to your friend, Damien:
Although the lady who runs the site is employed by Google, some lateral thinking might make it worthwhile to look in that direction as well.
Also, there are some useful tech tips on her site.
Some middle manager at Apple is on the ITLG membership so that might be a good place to start.
To be honest, working there will either cement you forever as a Mac nut or break your addiction.
I have a few friends at Apple. I wrote a couple emails, I’ll let you know what turns up.
I’ve a contact through SANS (www.sans.org) who has quite a few contacts in Apple and he’s going to see if he can do anything. He works quite closely with these guys from a security perspective especially.
One of this main blogs is http://www.dearcupertino.com, where people tell Apple what they should have in their products.
You never know 🙂