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Getting The Job: Engineering/Consulting at Tesla and McKinsey
Onboard is excited to present “Getting the Job - International Student Edition” - a series where we interview international students who have accepted full-time and internship positions at exciting companies in the US. Each episode will introduce a new international student and discuss their recruitment strategies, motivators, and processes that helped them get where they are today.
This episode features Krish Mehta, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He is originally from India and now working with the Engineering Finance team at Tesla in San Francisco. Having been through a rigorous recruitment process, Krish landed 45 first-round interviews with companies in the US, of which he faced 43 rejections. Watch the video below to learn how he landed an internship at Morgan Stanley but lost this opportunity on the second day of his internship, remained steadfast and got his first job at McKinsey in New York City, and secured his most recent job at Tesla!
Contents of this video:
1:00 Getting to know Krish
2:20 The Recruitment Process
6:12 Employers Not Sponsoring
7:14 Finding a last-minute internship
9:51 Getting a full-time job without a “big name” internship
14:06 Recruiting with a full-time job
15:42 Preparing for the interview
17:55 Answering questions you don’t know the answer to
18:39 Tips & advice for international students
20:50 Joining Tesla