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Marketing and Operations Intern

June - August 2018 • Jakarta, Indonesia

What I liked

I was a part of the Microsoft Academy College Hire program, and the support system available to MACH Interns were awesome. I felt that whatever resources I needed to excel were at my fingertips, or at most, just a Skype message away from my awesome recruiters and mentors.

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New Technologist Intern

June - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The full lifecycle focus allowed me to learn more about the PM and SDE roles at microsoft.

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Explorer Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I made a lot of great connections and learned

What I wish was different

My team was a bit on the boring side

Advice

It was great, highly recommended!
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Software Developer Intern

June - September 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Mentor and manager was good. Work was flexible. Extra activities in/near is fun.

What I wish was different

Had a better idea what project I want to take on.

Advice

Don't hesitate to ask for help.
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Software Development Intern

July - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I had a wonderful experience this summer and have chosen to come back for Summer of 2019. I was given a large amount of freedom in my project and participated in the entire shipping process from designing my feature to shipping to production. I was fully integrated into the team culture and participated in meetings like everyone else on my team. It made me feel like a full time employee. I was able to ship my code 100% to production, which was very rewarding!

What I wish was different

Nothing comes to mind.

Advice

Don't just do what is asked of you - ask your team members and manager what you can do to take your project further.
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Reception

June 2018 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

The staff are amazing. Everyone on campus is open, inviting, and willing to help you succeed however they can. There are parties, events, and tons of free food. You learn in a fun and exciting way that helps you branch out. Not to mention the ERGs (Employee Resource Groups)! Whatever your hobbies are, your passions, your interests, your culture: there is an ERG for you. From Women @ Microsoft, GLEAM (LGBTQ+), Asian ERG, Blacks at Microsoft, Soccer Club, Coding Club, Board Games, and more...there is a way to be support, meet other people, and have fun on campus!

What I wish was different

I wish I had realized earlier that it is not a regular company. It is modern and is exactly what I would expect and then some.

Advice

Don't be afraid to dive in. This is a company where you can fully express yourself and your ideas. Take advantage of that, learn more about yourself and your skills. Everyone here is here to help you make steps to your future.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I loved my project and how my team was helpful.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Make sure you're learning all you can and that you're building solid relationships with everyone on your team, especially your manager!
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Good team, good work

What I wish was different

Project

Advice

Good employer
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I really loved my team and how nice everyone was in the office- people were very willing to take time to answer questions and it was a really encouraging atmosphere.

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Intern

May - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

The people and the overall company atmosphere was amazing. Everyone I met pushed me to stay curious and push to learn and do more.

What I wish was different

Nothing, it was amazing.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions when stuck - the people there want to help you succeed and learn :)
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Software Engineering

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

My team and my project

What I wish was different

One teammate was not so friendly

Advice

Work hard
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Good work life balance and team

What I wish was different

The work is only kind of related to my interests

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Great company, amazing culture.

What I wish was different

My team.

Advice

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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

It was a fantastic learning experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Apply early.
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Explorer Intern

May - August 2017 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The explorer internship at Microsoft lets intern try both software development and product management, which is pretty unique.

What I wish was different

I wish I had spent more time getting to know other interns - there were so many interesting people interning at the same time.

Advice

Ask lots of questions, take advantage of mentorship opportunities, and explore the city and the surrounding area.
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Cloud Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

There are internship activities at a Microsoft-wide level and also within the organization, so for me it was in Cloud Sourcing and Supply Chain. This means that there are unlimited opportunities to network with leaders, hear from inspiring speakers, and create relationships with fellow interns. Within my organization, it was really evident that the entire team, from the leaders to the employees, values the work of the interns. They gave us meaningful projects that have tangible business impacts, showed interest in understanding our projects, and provided help and suggestions in the development of our work. I really appreciated this and it left me with a great understanding of the company culture and values.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

It can be overwhelming to realize that you need to understand the processes and ins and outs of the business all while completing a project that not only depends on the understanding of that information but also adds value to the business all within 12 weeks. Know that full-time employees aren't expected to grasp a full understanding of the entire business until at least 9 months into the job - so do the best you can and don't worry if you don't know everything!
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Explore Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I enjoyed working in a 3-person pod with other interns and being able to do both program management and software engineering work.

What I wish was different

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Explore Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Lots of resources, events and perks. Had several mentors to guide me through the process and help me become a more confident software engineer.

What I wish was different

Microsoft needs to put in more effort to hire women and minorities on certain teams. Though overall diversity has improved at Microsoft over the years, certain teams are extremely binary and lacking any sort of diversity.

Advice

Don't be afraid to be honest about how you're feeling, feedback is valuable to those higher up than you and will help others have a better experience in the future.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Cambridge, MA

What I liked

There were a lot of other interns and it was fun to work with young people. The money was great.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was less of just sitting at a desk all day.

Advice

Talk to people around the company, make use of the opportunity to create connections.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I love the culture at Microsoft. I got to work with an awesome team and learn a lot of new data science and machine learning skills.

What I wish was different

I wish I'd communicated better with my manager about our sprints.

Advice

Ask lots of questions. Proactively seek out friends and form groups.
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