By Natalia Corredor, MBA’23
Today was my Day 1 at Amazon, and though it went virtually without hiccups, I want to share some details that helped me feel prepared for the big day.
Become comfortable with ambiguity. Quickly.
I learned at a Graduate Career Services meeting that very few people, myself included, knew the details of their internship project. Picture a Mean Girls (2004) “raise your hand if you’ve been personally victimized by Regina George” moment. Some people had yet to meet their manager, receive a start date, or confirm an internship location. I pinged Amazon’s Student Program’s team to get timeline expectations for when I could expect to connect with my manager, connected with former interns and learned about their onboarding experience, and reminded myself that they hired me as an intern because I am capable and gritty. I received my project’s title late last week and my manager walked me through the high-level details this afternoon. I’m happy that I didn’t add any unnecessary stress leading up to today! (more…)