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Inventory Control Expert

September 2018 • Bloomington, MN

What I liked

The environment and people in the store

What I wish was different

Advice

Be willing to put in the work and it will get recognized. Management notices and appreciates hard workers.
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Software Development Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The breadth of what I learned, getting to have ownership over a whole project, the ability to learn skills that my university doesn't teach.

What I wish was different

Better mentorship, more support from my manager

Advice

Speak up when you're confused or don't know how to do something - mentors and managers are there to help you, but they don't know how to help you if you don't speak up.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Meaningful work. Interesting problems. Strong networking connections.

What I wish was different

Movement between teams.

Advice

Unparalleled internship experience. Take it if you get the chance.
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Full-Stack Software Engineer

June - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I liked how Microsoft organized a variety of intern events. We had activities like concert, hiking, game night etc. Most importantly I gained a lot of industrial experience which I could never learn from school. This internship prepared me to ramp up my future career as a software engineer.

What I wish was different

I wish I could start to prepare for interview earlier and have some experienced CS students guide me through this job search process, so it could be easier and less frustrating.

Advice

I would say when working in a team, you’d better seek agreement among team members before implementation. It will be too late if it turns out the good work you did will break someone else’s work.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I liked the resources available to me during the internship and the structure of the internship.

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I loved every moment of it. Best Summer ever.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

I gained a lot of relevant experience and I am excited I had the opporunity to spend the summer at Microsoft.
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Software Development Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Work culture, benefits

What I wish was different

Asked for questions more

Advice

Ask many questions
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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2018 • Suzhou, Jiangsu

What I liked

Supportive environment, challenging projects.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Make friends with your mentor and fellow interns if possible.
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Management Intern

June 2018 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

I love the learning experience. I get to work in an amazing work culture with people from diverse backgrounds all around the globe. I actually get to give input and think critically while making decisions. I have also been able to strengthen my communication and presentation skills.

What I wish was different

More organization of the internship program.

Advice

Do not be afraid to try! If you are going to fail, fail fast. Then get back up and try again.
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Software Engineer

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Great benefits. Great location. Interesting subject matter (worked on a computer vision team).

What I wish was different

Advice

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Explore Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

lots of intern activities, got to write code for a real project

What I wish was different

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Explore Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Great work environment, great intern benefits

What I wish was different

Better team and location

Advice

Make the most of your opportunity because it's a great gentle intro to software engineering and product management and corporate life
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

- The mentorship I received - My project - My friendly and diverse team and very wise manager - The intern activities, community and programming.

What I wish was different

- I wish I had more 1:1s and general interaction with my manager (I had them with my mentor instead) - I wish I had a project which was more full-stack (it was mainly front-end).

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and email random people to meet up and learn from them! It will be worth it.
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Explorer Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved how involved Microsoft was in making sure that the interns had a good experience at their company.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Finance Rotation Program Intern

June - August 2018 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

If you can get an internship with a company that you believe is your dream company, do it. You'll either be completely right or completely wrong and you can move on from there.
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SWE/PM Explore Intern

May - August 2018 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Coworkers, events, and everything about the experience.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change anything!

Advice

Even Google recruiters told me that Microsoft has the BEST summer internships for CS majors.
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PM Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I liked getting to know how a large company like Microsoft works with many teams and I also liked the role of a PM in managing multiple parties (developers, cross-team communications, designers, etc).

What I wish was different

I wish that I had more guidance since PM-ing was new for me and more resources to work directly with developers. While my project was cool, I don't think it was prioritized highly with respect to full-time employees' projects and because of that I didn't feel that my work was as impactful.

Advice

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New Technologist Intern

June - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The plentiful resources available to interns and how willing people in senior positions were to get coffee with you and talk about their work. Lots of opportunities for career exploration and development. I liked my project too, which was mobile development.

What I wish was different

More opportunities to meet interns, something more product facing and less enterprise-y. Wanted a little more structure.

Advice

Make the most by reaching out to people and asking questions. Leverage the internal Microsoft connections, work hard.
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Azure Cosmos DB Explorer Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I liked my project, my manager, and my team. I also liked how almost everything about my project was designed from a customer perspective for a maximum business impact and job satisfaction. By the way, my project was to develop a reference solution to show Azure Cosmos DB customers how to leverage the Change Feed feature of Azure Cosmos DB.

What I wish was different

I did not designed and assign priorities to every part of my MVP from a customer standpoint. Therefore, some parts of my projects turned out to be not as important to the customers as I thought they would, which is kind of a waste of resources.

Advice

I would advise people to pay attention to knowing how their customers are and what those customers are looking for, and design everything else from there. I would also encourage everyone to make sure they love what they are working on, who they are working for, and who they are working with while looking for a job.
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HR Assistant

June - July 2018 • Beijing, China

What I liked

What I wish was different

Next time I should find a job that is more related to computer science

Advice

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