Interns Chase Culinary, Not Coding, Dreams at Facebook
Denika Boyd and Aaron Tutein never imagined they’d have the opportunity to work at Facebook, even as interns
As residents of St. Croix, an island district of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the Caribbean, money is tight and few people ever get an opportunity to leave the island, especially for a job in Silicon Valley. Neither Boyd nor Tutein knew how to write a line of computer code or hack a firewall, and they didn’t have experience building apps, or marketing tech products, either.
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But none of that mattered to the Virgin Islanders, who both finished two-week Facebook internships last Friday. After all, even at the social network, culinary interns are meant to cook, not hack. “We’re great with cooking and feeding the [other] guys that hack and create apps and all of that,” says Tutein with a laugh. “I mean, they gotta eat. That’s where we come in.” Read more…
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