A Georgia Tech student landed an internship with a prestigious tech company by using sticky notes to spell out “HIRE ME” on his dormitory window.
NCR, a Fortune 500 company, is located across the street where second-year computer science student Gursimran Singh lives.
Singh was delighted to see that someone in the NCR building replied, “EMAIL?” using their own sticky notes across their window.
A Georgia Tech student snagged an internship with a Fortune 500 tech company by using sticky notes to spell out “HIRE ME” on his dormitory window.
Gursimran Singh, a second-year computer science student lives directly across from the offices of tech firm NCR in Atlanta. He can actually see many of NCR’s offices and conference spaces from his room.
That’s why when he realized the opportunity, he grabbed it by spelling out “HIRE ME” across the windows of his apartment using sticky notes. He also added a smiley face for good luck.
The following morning, a friend told Singh to look out his window. What he saw shocked him — somebody in the NCR building replied, “EMAIL?” using their own sticky notes across their window.
Then later, another sticky note message was posted in the NCR windows asking, “DEV?” asking the student whether he is a developer.
“I never expected them to continue the conversation, but they did, so it was pretty amazing for me,” Singh told CNN.
As expected, he filled his windows with sticky notes as he spelled out his email.
“I spent a lot on sticky notes, but it looked pretty cool,” he said in a Georgia Tech news release.
Shortly after, Singh had received a few emails from NCR employees. Some asked for his resume and some offered to forward it to hiring managers. Some even offered some tips.
NCR’s vice president of IT himself emailed him. His efforts paid off when he eventually secured a summer internship interview, according to Georgia Tech.
He got the job but in a peculiar twist of fate, Singh recently joined in Georgia Tech’s annual HackGT hackathon event, sponsored by NCR. Using the company’s technology, Singh and his team won the competition. They won a direct internship offer from NCR for the summer of 2020.
Singh says he will accept the offer and hopes to work as a software engineer working with biomedical robotics one day.