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Microsoft

Research Intern

May - August 2018 • Cambridge, MA

What I liked

The atmosphere was incredible and I learned a ton. Everyone was very smart but really approachable and friendly.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a bit more structure in terms of goal-setting for my work.

Advice

Be explicit with your research advisor about making concrete goals.
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Product advisor

October 2017 - August 2018 • Schaumburg, IL

What I liked

The environment, culture and benefits

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be yourself and have an open to grow mindset. Don't be afraid to take on new tasks outside of your comfort zone
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Program Manager Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I liked my summer project the most because it was challenging and fun. There were ton of intern events during the summer and my manager encouraged me to go to ALL events. Also, I worked on my public speaking skills during the summer because I gave a lot of presentations.

What I wish was different

Advice

Just ask questions when you're confused because no one expects you to know everything. And get to know everyone on your team because they're so interesting!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

location, learning about how to work at a large company; great mentorship and good intern support network / events

What I wish was different

wish i had more personal responsibility and tasks, wish i got to choose which team i was assigned to

Advice

try it out!
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Software Engineering Intern

February - April 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Great team culture, location is beautiful and lively

What I wish was different

Maybe a team with a newer product

Advice

Apply in September and you'll have a shot
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

my team and the work

What I wish was different

redmond was more metropolitan

Advice

loved the people and learned a lot from the senior developers
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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2018 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Microsoft has such a large and well-structured intern program, you will not only learn a lot about software engineering in the real world but you will be spoilt with events and swag and opportunities to have fun with other interns!
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I really liked the experience to work with the top engineers in the country and see how the products I build can drive value for the company.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Supply Chain Planning Intern

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The people and the challenge.

What I wish was different

More exposure to the company as a whole.

Advice

Make the most of it.
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Software Engineer

May - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

It was a fun learning experience

What I wish was different

The company was a little old fashioned in how they managed people

Advice

Just get out and apply for everything
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Supply Chain Planner Intern

May - August 2020 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Microsoft did a great job transitioning to the virtual environment while also providing an internship experience full of growing my knowledge in supply chain and expanding my connections. Being able to have a designated mentor throughout the internship was very valuable and the opportunities Microsoft provided to meet other interns/team members were appreciated.

What I wish was different

Only thing I wish had been different was completing the internship in person (obviously, this was not possible due to the COVID pandemic, but still very grateful I had the opportunity to intern at a company like Microsoft).

Advice

One piece of advice I'd share about this experience is to manage your time properly throughout your internship. Allocate your time wisely between your projects and networking meetings because 12 weeks comes quicker than you would imagine.
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Mentee

July - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The hackathon at the end was a great way to get to know your colleagues in the mentorship. The mentors were also very friendly and excited to help in anyway possible in your academic career.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been longer

Advice

Take your time in the mentorship program, the 6 weeks fly by. Definitely try to network and connect with everyone you can during the program.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Inclusive culture, mentorship, and intern perks. Work on interesting projects and software used by millions of people.

What I wish was different

Maybe being able to give input on team placement preference

Advice

Make the most out of the experience. Almost everyone is willing to help answer your questions and contribute to your growth. Connect with lots of people and explore different teams.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - July 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the relaxed culture and the flexibility to connect with other teams and interns daily. Also, I enjoy the diverse kinds of projects and problems that are being solved at Microsoft.

What I wish was different

I wish we would have been able to go to Seattle and experience the culture in-person and I wish there were more people that look like me there.

Advice

BUILD CONNECTIONS
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I liked all the intern events available and the global reach of the company.

What I wish was different

I wish my manager had been around more to receive updates on my project and give me feedback.

Advice

Always ask for feedback, but especially ask for negative/constructive feedback.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

For many, moving to the other side of the country was really difficult. Make sure this is something you keep in mind for both internships and full time!
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Services advisor

October 2016 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Solving customer's problems

What I wish was different

More coverage to make the job less stressful

Advice

Don't underestimate the power of research
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Customer Service Representative

July 2019 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I like that I get to learn all technical support about Office 365.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I still work there.

Advice

I would definitely say to be open-minded and be ready to learn much with people who are very helpful.
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Cloud Operations Intern

May - August 2020 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The employees were very helpful and insightful.

What I wish was different

I was working remotely, and the 3 hour time zone made it more difficult to contact people immediately when I needed them or had a question.

Advice

Talk to as many people as possible during your internship - they all give you great advice on your project, college, and career path.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Phenomenal company, great transition to online due to COVID-19. Great resources and incredible programming efforts by the company to meet other interns and feel part of a community

What I wish was different

More flexibility in picking teams, but I understand due to COVID-19 that wasn't possible.

Advice

Make the most of your time here, it's an incredible opportunity that few students will get to experience :)
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