Business Analytics graduate student can’t wait to start career at Amazon

This summer, Sharath Raj ’22 MS will join Amazon as a Software Development Engineer, and he is excited to combine his passions for data and technology.

January 11, 2022

By Renee Chmiel, Office of Marketing and Communications

Sharath Raj ’22 MS in New York.

Sharath Raj ’22 MS is interested in data analytics and its ability to impact business. He is also passionate about learning more about business standards and exploring ways to continue to improve them.

Raj, who has a background in technology and a degree in computer science and engineering, recently accepted an offer of Amazon. This summer, he will start working as a software development engineer, and he will be based in Boston.

“I’m excited to be working on new things and learning different technologies that will eventually help me run my business and set myself apart from the competition,” he said.

A native of India, Raj has always been passionate about starting his own business and becoming a leader in the defense and space industry. He is interested in the impact that technology can have on the defense industry revolution.

Raj gained practical experience while interning at institutions such as the Indian Institute of Science and Tata Consulting Services. He also presented a research paper at the Second International Big Data and Data Mining Conference held in Fukuoka, Japan in 2017.

“Helped me progress towards my career goals”

As a candidate for the University’s graduate program in Data Analytics, Raj has continued to expand his knowledge and develop the skills he needs to be successful.

Provided by Sharath Raj '22 MS
Sharath Raj ’22 MS

“I enjoyed learning about different technologies and seeing how data visualizations can help individuals and businesses understand the importance of a product or a study,” he said. “The different technologies we learned throughout our courses, along with the fundamentals and business acumen, have so far helped me progress towards my career goals. “

Raj, who secured an Assistant Presidential position to work with the Pompea College of Business, is grateful for the support and mentorship of faculty and staff at the University.

“Every teacher that I have come across has played a crucial role throughout my life as a Charger,” he said. “My teachers have all shown me the foundational abilities and provided me with a range of abilities to get my job at Amazon.”

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