Our first intern, Ben, was fantastic and I really got along well with him. It was also really nice to not have to do everything, and to be able to delegate certain tasks. Unfortunately, when we gave him a full-time offer, he wanted to accept it but only if he could work remotely from NC. This was very upsetting for me, because I wanted to be working in-person with people, so ultimately he didn't join Coursicle after graduation. He also didn't want to move to SF (he ended up moving to NY to work at Amazon).read more
Short term thinking, my relief wouldn’t even come until earliest June which another college hire could also do. Other fish in the sea who are actually very interested/dedicated. Have really high standards, they need to be really smart AND dedicated (it’s not a 9-5 job mentality). Dedication is more important that smarts/skill, if something is tricky, you need someone who feels like they want to research it all night to fix it (that’s dedication, not smarts/skill). He isn’t even willing to move to California, so he’s not dedicated enough. Response: Thanks for getting back to us. We understand your situation. Unfortunately, we really feel that given our size and the culture we want to grow at Coursicle, we need our full-time employees to be on the same timezone, working in-person with us wherever we're based. While we don't have plans to stay in California long-term, we would need our next hire to work with us in San Francisco while we are based here. We really think you're a great engineer, and have done really vital work for us so far. We're open to you staying on as a contractor at least while you're still in school, if that's something you'd like to do. Happy to chat about this further over the phone. Just let me know.