I applied for the user experience (UX) design Internship at Amazon and got an email a month or so later. After a few interviews, I was offered the position.
I was struck by how incredibly smart and helpful everyone was. I could stop by anyone’s desk and get a quick critique on my work. I received great advice many times.
Many products on Amazon are from third-party sellers who use Amazon’s platform, Seller Central, to manage their online business. My team designed the experiences sellers have there.
I held a design lab, bringing together project stakeholders to brainstorm and tease out requirements. It was great experience to lead that.
I miss the weather. It was surprisingly perfect.
I want to revolutionize the way people interact with each other and their environments.
I start as a UX designer at Amazon the first week of June.
To grow, it’s necessary to do unfamiliar things and be uncomfortable. Lots of things felt scary, but I got past that initial fear. I worked hard and put myself out there.
I’m excited about learning how to survive on another coast alone. —Niveda Harishankar ’16, interactive multimedia major