1. Your Personal Story and Impact
Please answer all parts listed below. We recommend your complete answer to this question be between 400 and 700 words.
a. At LinkedIn, we strive for a culture that embraces and represents diverse ways of thinking, background, and approaches to solving the world’s problems. Tell us how your unique experiences and background shape the point of view that you will bring to LinkedIn. We are looking to understand your unique perspective, story, and background, along with how that influences the point of view you will bring to LinkedIn and your work in Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning.
b. We are looking for apprentices who are committed to reaching their goal of becoming an engineer. Tell us how you have demonstrated continuous perseverance and tenacity to achieve a long-term goal or overcome challenges and setbacks throughout your life.
2. Your Journey into Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning
Please answer all parts listed below. We recommend your complete answer to this question be between 500 and 900 words.
a. We recognize that there are many paths to Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning and we’d like you to walk us through yours. Tell us what sparked your interest in the subject and why you decided to explore that interest.
b. How have you grown your skills independently or formally (consider personal projects, volunteer work, bootcamps, courses, or professional roles)? Tell us about the last technical topic you learned or are learning right now, and what your approach was. Beyond applying to this program, share how you plan to continue mastering machine learning and programming and how it fits into your long-term goals.
c. What appeals to you specifically about the Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning Apprentice Engineer role over the other REACH apprenticeship roles? We recommend you reference the position guidance to understand the role you are applying to. We are looking to understand how this interest has been demonstrated. Consider projects you have worked on, courses you have taken, prior positions you have enjoyed, etc.
3. Your Engineering Talent
Please answer all parts listed below. We recommend that your complete answer to this question be at least 400 words, but please use as many words as you need so that we fully understand your coding examples. In your answer, we would ideally like to see direct links to code you have written that you are most proud of, and that demonstrate your awesome ability. For example, you can send us a link to your Github project, but even better would be a link to files inside the Github project that shows off your skills! We also love demo sites, videos, and outside of the box thinking! Do not use formatting or hyperlinks. Include the full URL link to any media (YouTube, GitHub, Vimeo, etc.).
If you cannot share a link to the code that you’ve written, please make sure to describe the project in detail and give us as much information as you can about the project. We will need to understand your project without seeing the code, so please help us to do that.
At LinkedIn, every Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning engineer is responsible for both modeling and engineering work. Part of our evaluation process for this program is to understand your ability in both machine learning and programming.
a. Tell us about the machine learning project you are most proud of, whether it is one you completed in the past or are currently working on. You can share links to code you’ve written, a product or website you’ve built, an open-source project you’ve contributed to, and/or your favorite problem that you’ve solved. Where possible, please include independent or solo projects where we can see your direct contributions. If your examples include group work, please describe your individual contribution to the project.
b. In addition to your examples, please tell us what your objective was, what machine learning model, statistical model or embedding you trained, what results you achieved and the challenges along the way. Highlight how this coding work demonstrates your interest in this particular role.
4. Undergraduate Degree
Please state any undergraduate degrees you have completed. It is a requirement for this position to have an undergraduate degree and for the degree to be noted here for us to consider the basic qualifications for this position met.