This article first appeared in BTS Issue 4.

By Noorbakht Khan D/O Mohammad Ayub Khan, Junior (Class of 2021)
Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD)

Internship at Amazon Web Services in Singapore

During the course of 16 weeks, I was attached to the Worldwide Public Sector Specialty Team in Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a Solutions Architect Intern. Though I managed
this internship while working from home entirely, my internship experience was nothing short of AWSome! I found myself contributing to the team’s mission in many ways and learning various things along the way.

As part of my project, I was involved in observing technical demos including sessions on Machine Learning (ML), Security, Database, Microsoft, End User Computing, High-Performance Compute, Migrations and Amazon Connect (Cloud Contact Centre). The aim was to collect and evaluate these Demos done by Solutions Architects across the Asia-Pacific & Japan (APJ) region and find ways to think big and further innovate.

Through this, I was exposed to different technologies as well as the cloud computing services that AWS provides. I also got the opportunity to communicate with other AWS
professionals from the APJ region. The problem-solving skills taught in our Freshmore year at SUTD as well as the Python fundamentals gained from ‘The Digital World’, a subject taught in Term 3, has helped me when it came to observing certain Demos and making meaningful tech suggestions.

My greatest takeaway would be having the opportunity to experience the peculiar culture at AWS. At AWS, it’s different: you live and breathe every day the Amazon Leadership Principles, which is the company’s DNA. Through this experience, I had the opportunity to see how the builders at AWS apply the different Leadership Principles in their daily work life.

Overall, it was amazing to be surrounded by people who are driven, encouraging, supportive and passionate in what they do!

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