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Doctoral Student of Photonics from National Chiao Tung University Interns at Facebook and Debunks the Myth of Overseas Study
Holders of non-U.S. degrees can also have internship opportunity with Facebook in the US! Wang, Yu-Jen, a doctoral student at the Department of Photonics in National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) is paid a monthly salary of US $9,000 to intern at Facebook Reality Labs (formerly the Oculus Research) for 4 months, receiving a total of more than NT$1 million. Valued by Facebook, he has been invited to cooperate remotely on projects after completing his internship and returning to Taiwan in December.

Taiwan's Photonics Doctoral Student Being Invited to Intern at Facebook's Hardware Research and Development Department

Wang’s advisor, Professor Yi-Hsin Lin, said that usually, students first go to the US for their master's or doctoral degrees, then submit their internship resumes to top companies. Sometimes they have to suffer the disappointment of receiving no response from the hundreds of companies they have applied to. "But from his bachelor’s to doctoral degrees, Wang has been trained by NCTU. To directly receive internal recommendations from Facebook engineers and even a preliminary interview is simply amazing. It is unprecedented and very rare!"

"I like taking different paths," said Wang. Seeing the successful careers of his schoolmates during his undergraduate years, he was convinced of the potential of NCTU's photonics. Hence he decided to remain in the department to pursue his degree. At the end of 2017, he jointly published a literature review paper with Lin. The lab's long-term research on LCD optics is exactly in line with the needs of Facebook. "Their engineers came to visit and found it very interesting, and I took this opportunity to perform. Later, I was recommended for an interview with the LCD Optics Group at Facebook Reality Lab."......