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Taylor Green

Taylor Green

Amazon

Recruiting Programs Specialist

Personal Information

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School: University of Washington

Major: Communication & Spanish

Years at College Works: 2009 to 2010

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: Amazon

Title: Recruiting Programs Specialist

Industry: Retail

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Work with recruiting business partners to create offers for internal employees moving within the company. Develop employee programs for the North American network to promote internal movement and development.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Working at a large Seattle company out of college, and being able to move around within that company as a result of my successes.

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

It provided me the experience and the confidence to go after my career goals and land my first job out of college.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

My time with CWP provided me with so many experiences and real-life examples of what it's like to work in the business world. I was able to go into interviews with confidence knowing I would have answers to their questions that would set me apart from anybody else that was interviewing.

What do you want to tell your clients about what it meant to work with them and how it has helped you get to where you are today?

Overall, I had great clients who were extremely understanding of the fact that I was a college student doing my first real job. I will forever be appreciative of how understanding they were and thankful for them giving me a chance to show what I had to offer.

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

I learned the importance of building relationships with business partners and coworkers. Being able to earn trust of others is extremely important, and having those relationships and experiences from CWP helped me develop that skill much sooner than I would have otherwise.

How has the friendships and networks you built during CWP affected you?

I have maintained some fabulous relationships that started at CWP. I will be attending the wedding of a CWP colleague in the next year, and have gone on multiple trips with other CWP friends both during and after our time at CWP. I have made some of my greatest friends through CWP!

If you had to come up with an one line slogan for CWP, what would it be? :)

Work hard, play hard.

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

For those considering CWP, it is a fantastic experience, but you have to be willing to give it 100%. If you aren't going to fully commit to the program, you won't get the results you're hoping for. For those who are current CWP participants, keep it up! All of your hard work will pay off.

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Your major doesn't matter as much as you think it does - study what you enjoy in school and then pursue your career goals.

What's your favorite memory from CWP?

When I was in the program, CWP Washington went to Vancouver BC for a weekend and we had the most fantastic time! Not one specific event sticks out, but it was so much fun to spend time with all of my coworkers/friends, get late-night pizza downtown, and get excited about the next year at CWP.

Last words of wisdom

CWP rocks! I'm so glad I was able to be one of the first sub-program participants - especially seeing how much it has grown now! I'm proud to be part of the CWP family!