Former aerospace engineer explains how he transitioned to operations, working for the world’s largest e-commerce company

Ankush Sahni (MBA’18) launched his career in the airline industry, working first on the engineering side before moving over to operations. He realized that if he wanted his career to progress, he needed broader business knowledge to complement his aerospace engineering background, and he began looking at business schools.

Operations student Ankush Sahni

Ankush Sahni (MBA’18)

Sahni was originally attracted to Owen because of the connection to American Airlines, but as an international student from India, he found that he needed to expand his recruiting options to look at operations positions at other companies. He networked with many companies but was quickly drawn to Amazon’s technology focus and fast-paced work environment.

He secured a Pathways summer internship, improving operations at a fulfillment center outside San Francisco. Amazon extended him a full-time offer, and he’ll be joining their Pathways Operations Management program after graduation.

“It’s so challenging that you go out and find your own solutions, and the autonomy that you have to do stuff — it’s just awesome,” he said. “The pace at which things move at Amazon — I have not seen a corporate company this size where things move that quickly.”

Click through Sahni’s timeline below to find out how he landed the offer.

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