world’s largest online retailer will be Berry student Brook Bowers’ new home.
science major Brook Bowers will move to Seattle in February to work for Amazon.
In March, Bowers had applied for an internship with Amazon but never heard
back. Then, in October he received an email from an Amazon recruiter that said
they were considering him for a software development engineer position.
interview process was a multifaceted procedure that required Bowers to take an
online exam to test his skills with software code. At his on-site interview,
the intimidating and rigorous process required Bowers to solve software code
problems in front of several interviewers. A few days later they offered him
Cumming, Ga. native said he is excited to move to a new city and gain
got a glimpse of Amazon’s inner workings and it was a very, very neat
environment,” said Bowers. “I am really looking forward to launching into the
bigger scene of software development.”
to graduate this month, Bowers currently works as research assistant to
Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science Nadeem Hamid.
He has also
worked in network operations for the college's information technology
“Brook getting a job at Amazon is a great testimony to his
academic excellence and it also speaks highly to the quality and rigor of the
experience a student like him can get at Berry,” said Hamid. “We are very
excited that our students are able to land such positions upon graduation.”
by Student Public Relations Assistant Brittni Trollinger and photos by Student
Photographer Mary Claire Stewart
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