“Google was very active in making sure that their employees maintain a work life balance,” she says. “In the beginning, it was easy for me to spend most of the day coding. I changed that quickly by taking breaks at certain hours. I even set a reminder on my phone to get myself up and active!”
For this internship, Elona worked on implementing a Google Adwords feature for which she had to write documentation, test the program, work with other teams, demo the product and then release it into production.
“In both of my internship experiences, I had to use technology that I’ve never worked with before,” she says. “It can be intimidating but you learn a lot about yourself as a programmer. The more exposure I got to various tools, the more confident I felt in my skills as a programmer.”