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Campus News, summer 09/10 edition

posted 25 Nov 2009, 19:34 by G A&NZ University Programs   [ updated 8 Dec 2009, 21:25 ]

Hi everyone

We hope you’re well – whether you're in the midst of assignments, vacation work, research or looking forward to the holiday season. 

Alot has happened since our last campus newsletter. Some highlights, competitions and new opportunities follow. 

Feel free to share with friends. As ever, if you no longer wish to receive news, please see “Read me! Read me!” at the bottom to unsubscribe :)

Otherwise we wish you all the best for the approaching holiday season!

The Google Australia University Programs team, 
December 2009.


Interested in solving some challenging problems? Opportunities aplenty!

Still studying? About to graduate? Already graduated and interested in a fresh opportunity? Sydney’s Engineering Centre has a smorgasbord of opportunities for interns, graduates and experienced engineers spanning all product areas.

Google Wave, Google Maps, Street View, Real Estate, Google Apps are just some you may have heard of. Sydney also hosts many infrastructure and 'special project' teams. Intrigued? You can learn more and apply online at our 
student site.

Google’s global Associate Product Manager program comes to Sydney

We’re excited to announce our first Associate Product Manager positions in Sydney for computer science (or related fields) graduates with up to 3 years experience. APMs work with engineers to define new features and grow our products by understanding user needs. What makes a successful APM? Strong technical, analytical and strategic planning skills, the ability to define product road maps, review code, conduct research on markets and our competitors and focus on strategies that impact the direction of future products. Calling all entrepreneurs! 

Google Wave - talks and accounts

Google Wave launched in limited preview earlier this year. Though demand has been huge, we’re planning to expedite the process for all pre-existing newsletter subscribers who would like a Wave account. If you would like to request an account, please complete your details here.

(Note: in order to be expedited, you’ll need to confirm the same email address that received this newsletter)

We’re planning to visit universities across Australia and NZ again from March 2010, with talks about Wave’s development, features and a fun Wave competition. More details to come early 2010! In the meantime, you can read all about Wave, its extensions, robots and more at

Win a trip to the US for Faculty & Students – Will Australia make it 3 in-a-row?

Ever seen a small business that you thought would blossom if only more people knew about it? Google’s Online Marketing Challenge for students and professors enters its third year and allows you to do just that. This year, student team’s from all degree disciplines are eligible. Australian teams have won the first two global competitions, including laptops and VIP trips to California. Can you and your friends make it a hat-trick in 2010?

Open for Questions!

We're opening the floor for questions. Using the same Google tool, Moderator, that the White House used this year to invite questions from the nation, we're encouraging all students and faculty to ask questions they'd like answered by Googlers. You can submit, view or vote on questions here! We'll be responding to the most popular questions in the new year.

Teach for Australia

Google is proud to partner Teach For Australia, an innovative new graduate scheme for high-achieving, well-rounded graduates in all disciplines. The program trains and mentors graduates to develop strong leadership skills by placing them as teachers for two years in disadvantaged schools around Australia. Google is offering two-year deferrals to individuals who are accepted into Teach For Australia’s program and who also receive a full-time offer to join Google. To find out more, please visit Teach For Australia.

Product News

Some recent launches over the past couple of months:
  • “This week in Search” – a weekly post about innovations we’re making to improve user’s search experience, including for instance real-time and
  • Google Chrome OS - an open source operating system for people who spend most of their time on the web
  • Google Dashboard – see what data is stored with your Google Account
  • Google Flu Trends, now expanded to 20 countries & available in 38 languages
  • Google Building Maker, a simple tool to make high-quality, photo-textured 3D models in Google Earth in your browser in minutes

Other links you may find useful

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