Intern Series: Five Reasons Why You Should Attend MongoDB’s Open House

Yuhong Zhang


Hi, my name is Yuhong Zhang! I’m an international student from Beijing. I did my undergrad in Computer Science at New York University and I’m now continuing my studies at Carnegie Mellon University. Last summer, I attended MongoDB’s Annual Summer Open House at their NYC headquarters in order to learn about MongoDB’s intern program and meet the MongoDB Campus Recruiting team. The Open House was an unforgettable experience and I had the opportunity to meet some amazing people. Deeply inspired, I applied to MongoDB’s internship program and now I’m here working on the Storage Execution Team within our Core Server department.

Yuhong Zhang

This year’s Open House will be hosted virtually on July 28th, here are a few reasons why you can’t miss it!

  1. What is MongoDB? Why is it different from other database companies? How does an open-source software make money and grow so rapidly? These are some of the questions I had before attending the Open House. If you have the same questions, the Open House is a great place to get them answered. In fact, you will be able to hear from people like Dan Pasette, the EVP of Core Engineering!
  2. Think you need to know a lot about databases to attend the Open House? Not necessarily! MongoDB has a fleet of products and teams focusing on not only databases, but also distributed systems, cloud computing, web development, security, and much more. At the Open House, you’ll be able to learn about all of this!
  3. Have you ever wondered how to join MongoDB as an intern and to contribute directly to MongoDB’s products? Learn more about the amazing internship experience and check out the projects interns are working on at the Open House. Did I mention that there will be demos?
  4. The most popular part of the Open House is definitely the New Grad Panel! At the event, inspiring, witty, and welcoming engineers will share a look into their lives at MongoDB. Whether you are curious about the work-life balance at MongoDB or what it’s like to live and work in New York City, you’ll be able to get all of your questions answered!
  5. Can the Open House be complete without a networking session? Of course not. Don’t miss the chance to talk to our engineers and other student attendees before leaving. My intern class has students from 41 different universities, so you may even get to meet a MongoDBer who goes to your school. You’ll also be able to meet the recruiters who hire for MongoDB’s Intern and New Grad programs!

If you’re studying computer science and interested in MongoDB, Apply here! Please note that spots are limited. We will confirm your attendance via email by July 21st with a virtual ticket to the event.

I look forward to seeing you there!