Four specialists from Google came to visit Jordan University for a quick meeting with graduating students, due to finals there were not many students there, and there were not any computer science students, the meeting lasted for forty minutes with several questions to students, it was circling around opening a regional office in the middle east and whether students mind working for google, no one said no apparantlyyy except for one who was an electrical engineer and said he is not interested in the field, they asked whether students would prefer working in the Gulf over Amman for salary increase, what about Egypt, whether they would work for regional offices in Norway or Europe or the States for example, who would want to come back if decided to go abroad, why would you want to go abroad, whats more important to you, a challenging job or a routine job that pays well, and asked the girls mentioning that its not a sexist question for who among female students are free to leave if they decided to work abroad. 2 of 5 raised their hands
they asked about feedback about Google Applications, some said that Google scholar has no arabic book listing, the google translater from arabic to english is not that efficient. they asked for ideas as well
a student asked whether google is developing an OS for mobile phones, they said its not an OS its something else, its called Android
they said to check these links for students:
http://www.code.google.com/ ( i think its so cool)
they told us to keep a side hobby of creating mobile applications because the future of internet is through mobile phones and what you can do there.
Google offers internships for students all around the year :)
it was one nice quick meeting. the team of four were from Europe, India, and the States.