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Amazing Amazon Alumni: Brandon Mohabir, BS Information Technology ’15

By Mason Spirit contributor on December 18, 2019

At Amazon: Network Technician II

What Mohabir enjoyed most about Mason went beyond the education he received, even though, as he says, “It covered pretty much everything I wanted in terms of skills and practices.”

The added bonuses were opportunities to get hands-on experience working in Mason’s ITS Support Center and the help he received finding a job through networking and assistance in putting together a resume.

Brandon Mohabir is a network technician II at Amazon.

“It was not just having the degree, but the physical experience in the field,” Mohabir says. “Those two things combined, I believe, helped me become a strong candidate, once I graduated, [with] a strong chance of landing a position at a highly regarded company.”

Mohabir’s job at Amazon in Sterling, Virginia, includes hardware deployment and configuration. He and his colleagues fix things when they break, but they also manage multimillion-dollar projects from conception to installation, making sure systems are operational before handing them over to the team in charge of maintaining them.

It is challenging work that Mohabir, who also minored in business, says he was comfortable undertaking because of the preparation he received at Mason.

“The teachers were very helpful and provided me with good information to go in and take the certification exams I was aiming for and provided me with a good fundamental baseline of knowledge to make me confident enough to enter the job space I was looking for,” he says.

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