Google internship underway for Waikato student

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University of Waikato student Boris Pfahringer is embracing Googlism as he begins an internship with web-giant Google in New York City.

Pfahringer, who has just completed Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (Hons) at the University of Waikato, will be working with the Google search team “writing programmes to extend their analysis capabilities.”

“It’s my first time in New York,” he says. “I’m looking forward to working in the Google environment and also having the opportunity to explore the city.”

Google is well-known for its flexible working hours, restaurant-quality food and relaxed way of working with its New York office in Chelsea, in the heart of Manhattan.

“I will get good practical experience working with big systems as part of a large group,” Pfahringer adds.

The 14-week internship runs from mid-January until mid-April 2014 and is the second Pfahringer has had with Google. The first was over last summer when he was selected for a place with several others from the University’s Computer Science Department in Google’s Sydney office.

Pfahringer says his internship reselection is partly based on positive feedback that would have been given from his original Sydney internship.

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