Garrett Tolbert, Andrea Davila, and Alex Lim talk to us about life as a Google UX intern.
In this episode, we talk with a trio of UX interns with three very different paths to Google: What led them to their internships? How their experience has changed them. What’s next in their UX journeys?
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Meet our guests:
Garrett Tolbert – UX Engineering intern at Google
Andrea Davila – UX Writing intern at Google
Alex Lim – UX Research intern at Google
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