Sean Alley

Making a Big difference

Area Manager, Amazon.com

After serving 4 years in the US Navy, I returned to UW Bothell to complete my Bachelors Degree in IAS/Global Studies. My academic curriculum enabled me to focus on the characteristics of globalization and global business--an area of study that led me to work for the largest online retailer in the world.

I currently lead multiple teams of 90+ direct reports to guarantee accuracy and adherence to quality standards for Amazon.com distribution. On a daily basis I develop performance goals and objectives to achieve customer promise expectations, ensuring that consumers are able to purchase whatever they want, whenever they want—linking supply and demand with a simple click of a mouse.

Fortunately, the translation of my academic emphasis into the job sector came with ease as the Career Center worked with me in the months leading up to my graduation. Thanks to the dedication and help of UW Bothell Career Center, my transition into a very challenging job market was seamless. From resume review, to interview prep, to submissions on “Huskyjobs”, my job placement was proudly conducted entirely on the UW Bothell campus. For students: I would recommend opening a dialogue with the Career Center as early as you can. Many juniors and seniors under-utilize the most up-to-date resources that the Career Center has to offer. It often takes 6 months to fully prepare a working resume that effectively addresses your strengths as a job candidate.

Sean Alley
IAS/Global Studies '10