Opportunity alert: Build your cloud-based computing skills with Amazon Web Services

With the new academic year starting, King’s Careers & Employability are as committed as ever to helping KCL students find the best opportunities out there to develop their experience with work opportunities, take steps on their career journey and access careers competitions and funding opportunities. One such opportunity is that Amazon has recently opened an exciting new competition for university students to compete in.

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The below was provided to us by Amazon:

AWS Educate has opened registrations for its first-ever AWS Educate Challenge, an inter-university competition where students from UK and Ireland build cloud computing skills and compete for a chance to win prizes based on the number of AWS Educate Cloud Career Pathways and badges completed.

The cloud computing industry continues to grow exponentially each year, with cloud computing being #1 LinkedIn skill for four out of the past five years. Meanwhile, the gap between cloud jobs and skilled graduates continues to grow, creating additional demand for students to learn foundational cloud concepts.

What is it?

AWS Educate is Amazon’s global initiative to provide students and educators with the resources needed to greatly accelerate cloud-related learning and help power the entrepreneurs, workforce, and researchers of tomorrow.


How does it work?

Students who sign up for the challenge and complete Cloud Career Pathways and badges will earn points. Prizes will be awarded to the students with the most points and include trophies, Amazon vouchers, Alexa devices, and an exclusive invitation to virtually meet Amazon student recruiters based in London and Dublin.

To learn more, visit https://aws.amazon.com/education/awseducate/university-challenge


Competition deadline: 5 October 2020


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Written by Toslima Khatun

Edited by Laura Patari