Carlo Claudio speaks in a classroom with a projection of the Amazon logo behind him

How a Master of Science in Management helped prepare this alumnus for a role at Amazon

Carlo Claudio completed his Master of Science in Management (MSM) in 2014. Today, he is working as an area manager at ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Amazon. He came to the MSM program with an undergraduate major in sports management from the UF College of Health and Human Performance. Carlo interviews people across the country for positions with Amazon. He came back to UF’s campus recently to share with students what to do and what not to do in an interview. 

Carlo Claudio

Q: Tell us about yourself.

Claudio: “I graduated in 2012 with an undergraduate degree in Sports Management and minor in Business and Theater. Between graduation and MSM, I worked with the Orange Bowl Committee in Partnership Sales. Currently, I am entering my seventh peak with Amazon as a Regional ACES Manager. ACES team focuses on station launches, new program integration and standard work audits.”

Q: Why did you join the MSM program?

Claudio: “I enjoyed working on my business minor, and I wanted to further my business knowledge while working on my master’s degree.”

Q: Can you tell us about your journey after graduation and how the MSM helped you?

Claudio: “I joined Amazon the summer of 2014 and my experience working with students with diverse degrees from the MSM program helped me understand and appreciate different viewpoints. I integrated these lessons when working with associates, managers, and support staff and has helped me become a more effective leader.”

Q: What advice do you have for current MSM students and students from the College of Health and Human Performance?

Claudio: “Don’t limit yourself to your major. The experience that you gain through your degree could be applied to almost anything. It all depends on how you present yourself, how you communicate and how you own your leadership style.”

Q: Tell us some fun facts about you.

Claudio: “1. Tim Tebow was in my biology class. 2. I enjoy surfing and longboarding. 3. My life goal is to attend to all sports finals in football, basketball, baseball, tennis, hockey and the Olympics. 4. I used to own a very fast car but I got rid of it and now I have a boring car, and if you are beautiful, smart, can cook and love Jesus, call me. 5. Ana Romero is my adoptive mom.”