New Grad Need Referrals!?

New / Eng
maktas

New Eng

BIO
New Grad looking for Software Engineering jobs.
maktasmore
May 8 7 Comments

Just graduated from Georgia Tech with Masters in CS with gpa 3.90. Looking for software engineering positions. None of the big N returned to my applications except Amazon. Do I really need to get referrals in order to get at least an interview from them? Need NO visa sponsorships.
Thank you

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TOP 7 Comments
  • Amazon broke&dumb
    If you don't need visa, it'd be stupid to join a sweatshop like the Amazon slave labor camp.
    May 8 3
    • New / Eng
      maktas

      New Eng

      BIO
      New Grad looking for Software Engineering jobs.
      maktasmore
      OP
      Thanks for honesty. I don’t need a visa but they are the only one who returned quickly and gave me an interview. Seems like I got stuck :(
      May 8
    • Amazon / Eng batou
      why is amazon a sweatshop? or say, how is another fang level company significantly different from amazon?
      May 8
    • Amazon XIjQ36
      Very relevant username.
      May 8
  • Google futgug
    You should've applied last year, if you graduated this year.

    All new grad positions will be full by now.

    But you seem to be a US citizen, so do whatever you want. It's a free country.
    May 8 2
    • New / Eng
      maktas

      New Eng

      BIO
      New Grad looking for Software Engineering jobs.
      maktasmore
      OP
      Thank you. I was told if I apply 1-2 month prior to graduation would be fine. I did apply all big N in March, have a resume with good projects. I dont know what’s wrong. I will be citizen next week, at the moment I don’t know what else I can do. All other companies seem not hiring any new grad.
      May 8
    • Google futgug
      Get a job somewhere. Anywhere. Even if it pays 70k. Don't be unemployed. Looks bad.

      Then switch in 6 months to a year.
      May 8