First week at Amazon complete! It really feels good to be back at Amazon again. After finishing an internship there in June, and going back to school to finish my last few credits, it just felt kind of weird. It was then that I realized that I was truly ready to take the next step and start my career in software development.
My team and team members are all awesome, and I really look forward to doing some seriously awesome development with them.
It’s that time of year that networking events and career fairs start kicking into high gear. I’d advise any UWB student to take advantage of these opportunities for essentially free networking. Specifically for those in computer science, they are a great place to meet with some of the top companies (and smaller ones too!) and make an impression without having to score yourself an interview by other means. Make sure you take advantage of other information sessions that are being offered as well. Here are several October events that I would recommend any UWB CSS or STEM-related major to attend:
Wednesday, October 16th | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | UW2 – 141
Learn how to improve your resume, increasing the chance of getting an interview.
NOTE: Having a strong resume is key to scoring interviews. You could be a very talented programmer but if your resume is in disarray and is unpolished, the recruiter will lose interest quickly. Info sessions on specifically technical resumes is a bonus.
Science & Engineering Career Fair
Wednesday, October 23rd | 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | UW Seattle HUB (Husky Union Building)
The University of Washington Science & Engineering Career Fair is geared towards uniting science and engineering students and the continually growing number of companies in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the nation.
NOTE: This one is a biggie. I went to this one last year while searching for internships. Hundreds of companies show up and really want to talk to you! Make sure you dress to impress and bring a lot of resumes!
All Stem Student Mixer
Thursday, October 31st | 3:00-4:30 | UW BB Lobby
If you are a UW student or alum that is internship or job searching, make sure you also check out our amazing HuskyJobs resource. I actually ended up getting my Amazon internship via HuskyJobs (and from that got hired full-time), so refine that resume and apply apply apply!
I might do another post on building strong resumes in the future, because I believe that that is a skill that all software developers need to make a good impression!