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Elon Musk personally hires 2 Newfoundland interns who solved problems at Tesla factory

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Two young students from Newfoundland made such a good impression on Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk during a recent internship that the tech magnate personally hired them to come work for his company.

Mark Comeau and Matthew Lane both studied engineering at CNA and MUN, and landed work placements at Tesla, which makes electric vehicles, battery packs and solar panels. 

After about a month moving back and forth between the Tesla Factory in California and the company’s Gigafactory 1 in Nevada, the two finally saw an opportunity to do something they weren’t necessarily assigned to be involved with, but which started them down the path to working with the company.

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors Inc., left, discusses the company’s Gigafactory

This story was originally published on CBC News. To read the rest of this news worthy story, please visit http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/elon-musk-tesla-newfoundland-interns-hired-1.4663270?cmp=rss.

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