US kid hired by Google after being rejected by 16 institutions, including MIT and Stanford

After graduating from high school, an 18-year-old man was turned down by 16 of the 18 institutions he applied to before being employed by Google. Stanley Zhong, a student from Palo Alto, California, was turned down for admission by MIT, Stanford, and other universities despite having a SAT score of 1590 out of 1600.

Zhong, a 2023 alumnus of his hometown’s Gunn High School, started his own e-signing firm, RabbitSign, while still a student.

Well, some of them (rejection letters) were undoubtedly anticipated. You do realize that Stanford and MIT are what they are, don’t you? I genuinely believed that I had a strong chance of getting into some of the state colleges, but it turns out that I just had a little probability of being accepted,” he told ABC7.

He received a number of rejections until Google finally gave him a full-time position as a software developer. This Monday, the adolescent began working for the firm, which has its headquarters in Mountain View, California.

Stanley had to give up his acceptance to University of Texas, one of only two institutions that approved his application; the other being University of Maryland, in order to accept the position.

His account became so popular that it was mentioned by a witness during testimony on September 28 before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. The purpose of the hearing was to examine how university practices were being influenced by the US Supreme Court’s decision to outlaw affirmative action in college admissions in June.


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