Student Lan Paje Lands Internship Through Snapchat

Thursday, May 11, 2017
USA TODAY -- For San Francisco State University sophomore Lan Paje, receiving a position required some creativity. And Snapchat. “In total, I applied to around 10 organizations,” Paje told USA TODAY College in an email. “Since I was studying two different fields [Computer Science and Journalism], I created two resumes, and applied for front-end software engineering and editorial positions.” One of the companies Paje applied to was The Point Guys (TPG), a small company owned by the publicly traded Bankrate. Paje saw that the company’s owner, Brian Kelly, also ran the Snapchat page for TPG. Paje initially applied through TPG’s jobs portal, but received no response after several weeks. That’s when he decided to get creative.