SDSU Georgia student chosen to work as software developer intern at Facebook's headquarters

2018-03-06

SDSU Georgia student Luka Lomtadze will work as a software developer intern at Facebook's headquarters. Luka was selected from 250,000 applicants and was invited to work at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Silicon Valley this summer. He is the first SDSU student to earn a position in the social media giant’s internship program.

Luka is a junior in the SDSU Georgia Computer Engineering program who is currently spending an exchange year at SDSU’s main campus in California. Luka decided to apply for Facebook’s most challenging internship program shortly after arriving to California. His path to success was met by two technical interviews conducted by Facebook to test his abilities in finding optimal solutions for software issues.

“I started programming in 5th grade and instantly fell in love with it. Since then, my utmost goal was to get a job in the world’s biggest software companies and did my best to bring my skills to the needed level. For the past 6 years, I initiated eight software startups, out of which I am currently running two of them back in Georgia,” he said and noted how the Facebook recruiter mentioned that he would meet Mark Zuckerberg in Menlo Park.

On average, Facebook receives 250,000 applications annually in the field of software development. Statistically, only 0.132% of these applicants are granted employment, making the selection process one of the most competitive in the world. 

 

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