Amazon Campus Mentorship Series is a program, hosted by Amazon only for female students. Students need to clear an online round to be a part of it. For us, this online round was held in December first week. This test comprises of two coding questions(one is simple and the other is using the greedy technique) and MCQ’s. (operating systems, data structures, time complexity, networks, quants). Around 12/150 girls were selected. There were no further rounds and all the selected candidates were invited to the Amazon Chennai campus. Amazon Chennai campus hosts it for Amrita, SRM, Satyabhama, VIT. Selected students from all the colleges were invited to the Chennai campus in January 2019.
In this program, students will be divided into teams of 3-6 and will be assigned to a mentor(Amazon employee). Teams need to select a project from the given list or come up with a new idea and complete the project before June. Mentor will be guiding the team only when required, most of the time mentor will be monitoring the work. On the last visit, students will be presenting the project to the panel.
After the first visit, we had periodic visits to the office for every 45 days or so. On the visit, we will have any three of these sections – Amazon values and etiquette, Soft skills, Technical rounds Fun time(Some activities that involve creativity and teamwork) and discussion with the mentor about the work done so far.
Being a part of this program, helps you understand how things work in software and its work culture and how do techies work for projects to meet deadlines. This is an opportunity for you to do a technical project under Amazon(you will be given a certificate and goodies too) and also develop work etiquette.
Details about our project are in the next article.