Mar 09 2023

Top 5 ways to succeed as a Meta University intern

By Meta Careers
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Every year, we welcome Meta University interns to our offices who are eager to learn, make a positive impact and gain valuable work experience. We asked them to share their best advice to help future interns succeed.
1. Map out your internship goals and seek feedback. “Think deeply about what your goals are, ask questions, predict what your result will be, and use a pencil and paper to draw out your plan. This will help you understand your analysis and help you communicate to your co-workers when you need to ask a question or get help.” —Victoria S., Analytics Intern
2. Take advantage of the resources available to you. “Meta truly provides a wealth of resources for you to develop personally and professionally, so learn as much as you can from expert engineers — even if you're not an engineer yourself — and from internal resources. Want to learn more about a specific programming language or want to dip your toe into data science? It's all possible. The sky's the limit for self-initiated learning here at Meta.” —Robert H., Product Operations Intern
3. Have a thirst to learn. “Reach out. Nothing at Meta is someone else’s problem. Sometimes your team won’t have the answer to a problem. That doesn’t mean you have to sit there stuck. While at Meta, you’ll be a part of a network with thousands of engineers at your fingertips. Reach out to them. Someone will have the answer you need.” — Chavane M., Engineering Intern
4. Think for yourself. “Your manager may give you a few ideas to get you started, but the most impressive and notable results usually come when you use your intuition to formulate your own opinions and contribute unique ideas.” — Bryce B., Analytics Intern
5. Let go of impostor syndrome. “Impostor syndrome is a real thing that most people who work at Meta feel at some point. Never be scared to ask questions, because people are much more willing to answer than you might think, and they have likely had the same question as you at some point in their career. Take a breath, relax and remember this is an enjoyable experience meant to help you learn!” — Isabel A., Market Operations Intern
Meta University is an immersive, hands-on training program that provides interns exposure to the people, products and services at Meta. The internship offers programs across engineering, business, product design and analytics to college students who are historically underrepresented in the tech industry. In just 10 short weeks, Meta University interns are exposed to opportunities that can redefine the way the world connects. With mentorship and training, interns are encouraged to develop their strengths and make meaningful impact on their teams.

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