Texas native David Casarez has been sleeping on a park bench in San Jose, California since June when his van was repossessed and he ran out of money.Last year, the 26-year-old web developer left his job at General Motors in Texas and moved to California to pursue his dream of launching his own startup tech company.
After arriving at San Jose, he realized it was tough getting a foot in the door as an outsider. When his startup plans fell through and his 4-months-worth of savings were drained away, he knew he had to find a job—however, that wasn’t easy either.With a degree in Management Information Systems at Texas A&M University, Casarez managed to get an interview with Apple but the position was filled internally.
“No one was hiring. I had an interview with Apple in January, but the job was filled interally,” Casarez told the New York Post.