How I Got a Software Engineering Internship at Amazon (after taking just one CS class)

I didn’t believe I had what it would take to get a job in the tech industry. I was a junior, had just started my CS major, and had only completed an introductory CS course when I was applying to the Big 4. But, with some persistence and a healthy dose of luck, my efforts paid off! 🙇🏽‍♀️

My experience at Amazon helped launch my career in tech; but, it was also symbolic of all the struggle I went through to find a tech job in the first place. In this video, I will be going over my experience applying to tech internships in college, and how I landed my internship at Amazon! 💼

This is based off a Quora answer I wrote about 1.5 years ago, which you can read here: ✏️

〰️ relevant links 〰️
📗 Cracking the Coding Interview (the best interview prep book, focused data structures and algorithms) –
🖥 Leetcode (hundreds of free interview practice problems) –

〰️ faq 〰️
Can you provide referrals? No, as I am not employed by Amazon and cannot refer individuals I haven’t worked with.
Can you help with the interview or recruiting process? At the time, I do not offer career consulting services. However, there are plenty of other programs available on Google that provide such services.

〰️ timestamps 〰️
0:00 – Intro
1:27 – My Past Tech Experience
2:39 – How I Applied for Jobs
3:56 – The Interview Process
5:48 – Getting into Amazon!

〰️ connect 〰️
📸 Instagram –
🐦 Twitter –
👾 Discord –
🎮 Twitch –
📺 YouTube –

〰️ setup 〰️
💻 Laptop –
🖱️ Mouse –
🎥 Camera –
📱 Icon Pack –
⌨️ Keyboard –

〰️ music 〰️
🎧 Lakey Inspired, Summertime Love –

〰️ disclosure 〰️
This video is not sponsored; all opinions shared are my own. Some of the links above are affiliate links. Using these links is the best to way support me and my everlasting desire to find that Indian parent approval 🙃

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High School Coder Scene (Spyder) –
Stanford Video –
‘The Internship’ Scene –
Wellesley CS Video –
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Google Video –
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Tech Bro Hoodie Image –
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Recursion and Dynamic Programming Images – Wikipedia
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#amazon #sde #internship


January 13th, 2021 by