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At Google, interns are ‘superstars’

A few days before Google launched a major update of its mobile book application, engineer Eryn Maynard was handed a key piece of the upgrades — so important that if she failed to deliver it on time, the entire release would be canceled.

Many companies might have assigned such a sensitive project to a senior engineer. Google, instead, gave it to the summer intern.

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