Why Google Loves Teach For America

Teach for America

By Aaron Taube

People looking to get a job at Google might first want to spend a few years as a teacher.

A company spokesperson tells Business Insider that there are currently more than 100 people at Google who previously did Teach for America (TFA), a two-year program that places elite college graduates as teachers in under-resourced urban and rural public schools.

Google loves hiring people from the program because it requires new graduates to think on their feet and achieve success in a challenging new environment, two traits the company feels people will need to master once they get to Google.

In fact, the company even has a partnership with TFA that allows people who have been offered a job with the tech giant to defer accepting it for two years in order to complete a TFA commitment.

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