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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

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Explore Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Great company, excellent workplace, friendly and helpful coworkers.

What I wish was different

Advice

Do your job well and you'll get a return offer. Don't be afraid to ask questions -- your coworkers were in your shoes at one point.
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Software Development Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The pay

What I wish was different

The team I was on

Advice

Work at a more interesting company
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The freedom to pursue my own goals in my project. Also the networking experiences.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Make the most out of your time as an intern - learn as much as you can and have coffee chats with different people.
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Product Marketing Intern

June - September 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Interesting projects, flexibility to plan your own projects and schedule, great team dynamic and work culture. Company works to expand interests of employees and foster an inclusive culture.

What I wish was different

More support and access to resources would've been helpful.

Advice

Don't be afraid to advocate for yourself!
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Explorer Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I really liked the company culture, and the opportunity to see how working in the actual software industry was like. I also really like the flexibility the company offered, and that I was able to ship an actual to production with my intern team that real customers use daily.

What I wish was different

I can't think of anything honestly, it was a very smooth experience.

Advice

Take as many of the opportunities you can that allow you to network with people in different parts of the company, and learn about the work they do, their background, how they got to where they are, etc..
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Bellevue, WA

What I liked

Getting to work on tons of data using state of the art techniques

What I wish was different

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User Experience Designer Intern

June - August 2018 • Cambridge, MA

What I liked

The multidisciplinary team I was in, and the project! Living in Boston over the summer amongst the other interns was the best part, too.

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program manager intern

July - September 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

My manager had given me a lot of freedom to do whatever I wanted I work the best in such an environment.

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Finance Intern

June - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

The amount of flexibility I had and the resources available for me to use.

What I wish was different

A little more structure and guidance from my mentor at the beginning would've been nice.

Advice

Go out and talk to people. Shoot them a message on LinkedIn and grab coffee. It will probably be the most valuable thing you leave with.
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Explore Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Seattle is a gorgeous city — beaches, mountains, forests, lakes, etc. — and I got to explore so much of it! I also learned so much doing software engineering and product management at Microsoft, and really valued the ability to explore both areas as a way to narrow down what I want to do in the future.

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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

Good pay, relaxed work environment, kind coworkers

What I wish was different

Impact of work

Advice

Ask for a project you're excited about
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I loved that they gave us projects that were relevant to what the team needed. Higher level managements and contributors were very accessible and friendly. Lots of monetary benefits, obviously. My team was amazing and super helpful.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more interns specifically on my team, since it would have been more likely that I would have worked with someone in my age group.

Advice

Make sure to ask for help as often as you need it, it's the only way you'll succeed here.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

A ton of social events for interns to get to know each other. This was very beneficial for those who would be returning for full time and were not from the area. Due to this, these individuals have plenty of friends to come back to following their last year of classes.

What I wish was different

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Program Manager Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The mentorship, and learning from a strong group of people

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Cambridge, MA

What I liked

My team was very supportive and helped me learn a lot over the summer. Microsoft's intern program is great and treats the interns very well.

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

I liked my relaxed work hours, the company culture, the free snacks, and the sheer number of intern events

What I wish was different

I wish it could've lasted forever

Advice

Its not as cold as you think in Seattle
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Software Engineering

June - August 2019 • Redmond, WA

What I liked

Mentor was amazing, lots of autonomy, company culture is excellent, great location

What I wish was different

Option to interview for multiple teams (for team change)

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