Working in Silicon Valley

DONE BY: Katriona | Ingraham High School '14 | U. of Chicago '19

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: 

Was offered the job by a the friend of a business connection

LENGTH: 3 months

LOCATION: Mountain View, CA

FUN: ★★★☆☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★☆

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED: 

  • Work-life balance
  • Personal maturity

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • 9:00am: wake-up
  • 9:30am: get to work for the breakfast provided
  • 10:00am ~ 8:00pm: work
  • 8:00 PM  ~ : sleep, hanging out with the participants of the program I was helping to run + working

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Teaching biotech lab courses
  • Organizing lab curriculum
  • Tutoring people in biotech startups

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 80

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

  • Free meals
  • Free accommodations
  • $1000 a month stipend

TOP TIPS: 

Be prepared to deal with a lot of fakeness and sexism - it's Silicon Valley

 

Jiyoung Jeong