Trevor Diddell graduated in 2010 with a major in Marketing. Now, he is a Vendor Manager on the Prime Now Amazon tea,m in Seattle, WA.
Why did you choose to work for Amazon? Amazon has a reputation for being a challenging place to work, where the brightest minds collaborate to deliver incredible customer experiences, and industry changing innovations. I’ve always wanted to work for a progressive company, where I could contribute to highly visible
Tell us about your job responsibilities and title. I am a Vendor Manager on the Prime Now team. Prime Now is Amazon’s 1-hour delivery service that is free for Prime Members. Much of my job is focused on engaging with top brands to assert their product on Prime Now. Outside of that I also work on several strategic projects including the management of the Prime Now Weekly Ad program.
What do you enjoy most about working at Amazon? The most enjoyable part of working at Amazon is seeing how my work is driving a major shift in how people buy goods and services. Amazon is always on the cutting edge, and we are always innovating for our customers. I’m very proud to be a part of that.
What is your fondest Eller memory? My senior year I worked in the Eller Marketing office. I had the opportunity to launch the Eller College Twitter account, and wrote articles for the Eller Buzz Alumni Magazine. That job really prepared me for my career, and it was fun to be part of the staff & a student at the same time.
What advice to you have for Eller students seeking a similar career path? Academics are incredibly important, but I would absolutely recommend getting a job or internship where you can gain experience in the field you are interested in. I would also suggest networking before you graduate. We have a vast network of Alumni, and most would likely be open to informational interviews. In my final semester, I had a few informational interviews with Eller Alumni, and it really helped me understand what I was most interested in.