Senior year of college, I applied to Google with a visual cover letter to try to explain what my resumé could not - namely, how badly I wanted to work there. The day after I posted the video on YouTube, I got a call from a Mountain View number that I honestly thought was a friend pulling a prank (it was my recruiter, Selma). 

The video's a bit embarrassing to re-watch now since it's so overly earnest and optimistic, but I think that's the point. For people all over the world, Google isn't just a company - it's a dream place where technology has the power to change lives for the better.

P.S. The wish came true – I worked as a communications specialist at Google from 2013-15 before joining the Instagram Creative Shop team.