Graduate Role Profile - Andrew Desmond

Name: Andrew Desmond Which university/course: Bachelor of Commerce UCD & MSc in Digital Innovation UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business school Job Title: Global Systems Integrator & Nordics Operations Account Manager (OAM) in Customer Partner & Field Mature Markets (CP&F) Brief description of your job: Simply, my role …

Grace's Intern Role Profile: Business - Marketing

Name: Grace Stevens Which university/course: Manchester Metropolitan, Marketing Management Job Title: Xbox Consumer Engagement Brief description of your job: I work in Marcomms helping with CRM and social media for the Xbox global channels. Where are you based: TVP, Reading Job on a day to day basis: On a …

Microsoft Ireland Intern Role Profile

Name: Nathan Huggins Role: Sales Solutions Specialist Department: Irish Sales Subsidiary Location: Dublin, Ireland Tell us about your background. I was born and raised here in Dublin, Ireland. During secondary school, I had the opportunity to run a start-up with two of my friends, we designed and produced our own …

My Week at Microsoft – By Callum Beeks

Before my work experience at Microsoft, I had limited ideas about what goes on within the office - my few views on office life were created through stereotyping. However, the reality is far from the stereotype – the Microsoft offices are filled with a variety of rooms, from the masses of …

Reading Interns - Where to Live #throwbackthursday

Hey everyone, Welcome day is approaching ! Are you all excited ? We thought it will be a good idea to share with you a post that the BYF team last year wrote regarding places to live in Reading. Enjoy :) By Laura Born Navarro and Oliviero Iurcovich Assessment centre CHECK Verbal offer …

Jess Boyle - Intern to MACH

How fast time flies, two years ago I was writing my first Intern Be Your Future Blog, now I’m writing my first MACH one. Have things changed? Absolutely. I started life at Microsoft as an Intern for EMEA Customer Service and Support as a Project Co-ordinator, within the operations …

BENJAMIN DE ST PAER-GOTCH - MACH in Microsoft Consulting Services

My name is Ben; I am a MACH working in MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) which is a division of Microsoft which handles creation of cutting edge applications for companies using our tools and products. I started in September 2011 with 6 other MACHs, in our scheme we go and do …

Intern Role Profile - Marketing

Hi, my name is Jack Gaylor and I am working as a marketing intern in the Public Sector Education Team. My role consists of helping to run marketing projects across public sector education to ensure scope and impact on delivery of these initiatives and events. This role gives me great …

Intern Role Profile - Business Services

Clive Green Role: Technical Account Manager – Public Sector – Services Department Bournemouth University – Business Studies How did I get here? I get why you’re reading these blogs and trolling placement websites. It’s a daunting prospect ahead of you. Leaving behind the midday wake up and wearing what you want, …

Be Your Future FY16 Introductions

Hello Future Interns of Microsoft and readers of the Be Your Future Blog, It is that time of the year again when students return to universities from their summer vacations with a fresh state of mind and also it’swhen theapplication process for the majority of companies open. …

Intern Role Profile - Marketing

My head was in the Cloud for 12 months… My Job Role Hi, I’m Nathan and I’m a Product Marketing Manager for the Cloud & Enterprise Business Group in Microsoft UK. My role involves supporting on and leading marketing and operational activities for some of our products in …

Ben Kosky - Microsoft UK Intern of the Year FY15

Ben Kosky Role – Solution Sales Professional Business Management at Exeter University My Key Responsibilities & Business Impact I was given a huge amount of responsibilities during my time at Microsoft. Arguably the most important being the Lead for the Microsoft Azure (Cloud) customer workshops. These workshops involved a significant amount …

Intern Role Profile - Marketing

rgbBlue_M" title="" />Wow, what a year! Dan Oates – Windows Consumer Marketing University: Birmingham University – Business Management (Year in Industry) My Job Role Hey, I’m Dan and I’ve been an intern in the Windows Consumer Marketing team for the past 12 months. My role has allowed me to …

Intern Role Profile - Public Relations & Internal Communications

by Zain Luke Ali Role: Internal Communications Manager (UK Services) University & Course: Coventry University – Journalism and Media Why Microsoft? When I started my Journalism and Media course at Coventry University nearly three years ago, my plan was to gain as much professional experience as possible alongside my studies. Since …

Intern Role Profile - Sales

by Josh Riches Role: MSN Program Manager UK, Ireland & Canada International Business Management – University of Surrey What I’ve been doing for the last 9 months Hi, I’m Josh and I am a Program Manager for MSN UK Ireland & Canada. My role revolves around driving product improvements …

Bing Originals - Intern Advertising Project (PDP)

Bing is challenging young people aged 16-30 to showcase what they believe is their most unique photograph. The launch of the photography competition ‘Bing Originals’ celebrates individualism, different perspectives, and creativity. The winning image will be the Bing.com UK homepage image for a day!  Bing Originals is a campaign …

Intern Diaries - London AdWeek March 2015

by Polly Cartwright A group of interns were lucky enough to work at Advertising Week Europe, one of the largest collaborative advertising events in the world. AdWeek inspires thought leadership through engaging events which bring together clients in theadvertising industrywith a view to shape and influence the global …

Internship Year In Reflection: Anand Subramaniam - Gaming Intern

by Anand Subramaniam Role Description Hi, I’m Anand and I am a Technical Program Manager for Lift London game studios. My role involves providing management support for the Studio’s Infrastructure team as well as developing applications in the form of tools and services. I also get to do …

London Interns - Where to Live

So you’ve got the internship, you’re all excited, but you’re worrying about moving to wherever your job role is based. WORRY NO MORE! As current interns, many of us have been through exactly what you have too, so here is my best advice depending on where your …

Welcome Day 2015 (08.05) - What to Expect!

FY15 Interns Welcome Day 2014 When and Where Microsoft UK HQ, Thames Valley Park, Reading, West Berkshire RG6 1WA. Friday 8th May. Arrive at 9.30 – a light breakfast will be provided. How to get to Microsoft HQ Reading Take a train into Reading Station. Leave out of the North …

The Importance of ‘Networking’

It has now been 9 months since we started our Internships at Microsoft, our replacements have been lined up and we are all beginning to think of life after Microsoft. However despite this, we have all gained considerable knowledge and expertise about how to have an impact in Microsoft. As …

Luke Lloyd - Apprentice in UK Services

Hi all, my name is Luke…and I am part of Microsofts first ever Apprenticeship programme. The scheme runs for 18 months, and splits into two separate streams…Technical and business management. The latter of which I am on. It is a great opportunity to gain some valuable work experience …

Megan Hampton - Apprentice Project Administrator

Role Title: Project Administrator, MCS. Hello everyone, I’m an apprentice for Microsoft UK working in the services department – the last 5 months have been nothing other than mind-blowing. I was originally living near Wolverhampton and made the decision to move down to Reading for the apprenticeship programme, I can …

Emma Oxley - Apprentice in Marketing

My Apprenticeship Role My name is Emma and my role sits within the marketing department which targets Microsoft Partners. I have been in my role for about 6 months now and honestly think I’ve learnt so much more than I ever did whilst I was still in education. This …

Apprentice Diaries - Helping Run Major Events

by Matt Shaw Apprentice Job Title: Partner Marketing Executive As an apprentice you mightexpect that my job is just to make tea and file –thankfullyyou’d be wrong! As a Microsoft apprentice I am given just as much responsibility as other employees within Microsoft. Within my role as …

Abbie Sweeney - Technical Apprentice

Job Role: Support Engineer-Technical Apprentice In my role as a support engineer I support Visual Studio and the .NET Framework. Basically my day-to-day job involves communicating with customers to help them and us understand their what their issue is. We then troubleshoot the problem to try and find a solution …

Kane McDougall - Apprentice in Sales

Role: Apprentice – EPG Sales Excellence Team, Microsoft Hi, my name’s Kane and I’m an apprentice in the Enterprise Partner Group (EPG) at Microsoft. I’ve been here for 5 months now and can honestly say that I couldn’t imagine doing anything I’d enjoy more. My Role …

Business Insights - Microsoft Azure

by Nathan Stewart Role: Cloud & Enterprise Product Marketing Manager Degree Course: Marketing Management – Lancaster University What is Azure? Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform. The cloud is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a …

Apprenticeship Application Advice - From Beginning to End

by Matt Shaw Partner Marketing Executive If you’re reading this blog it means you are considering being an apprentice at Microsoft- Good Decision! The application process for the apprenticeship at Microsoft involves 4 stages! This post is written to advise you on how best to approach the whole process …

Matt Shaw - Apprentice in Marketing

Matt Shaw Job Title: Partner Marketing Executive What do I do? My team are called MPN (Microsoft partner network) we do business to business advertising and try to get other businesses to sell Microsoft products. My role is a really diverse one, in the first month our team put on …

Business Insights – Xbox

By Adam Elliot In order to successfully apply to Microsoft, it’s important that you have an understanding of our products and why they are important to the company. Especially new, exciting products such as Windows 10, Cortana and Azure; these insights from current interns will give you what you …

Intern Insights - Technical

Tracey Binnie Role: Lab Engineer University Course: Computer Systems and Networks, Edinburgh Napier University Job Role My name is Tracey Binnie, I’m a lab engineer and I look after the Edinburgh MTC (Microsoft Technology Centre).The MTC consists of an envisioning room, onsite datacentre and Lync Room System (LRS) …

Microsoft Intern Day in the Life - Zain

by Zain Luke Ali – Internal Communications Manager Hi, I’m Zain and as well as being one of the Content Leads for Be Your Future, I am also the Internal Communications Manager for the Microsoft UK Services business. Among other things, the UK Services business delivers strategy, consulting and support …

Business Insights - MSN

by Josh Riches In order to successfully apply to Microsoft, it’s important that you have an understanding of our products and why they are important to the company. Especially new, exciting products such as Windows 10, Cortana and Azure; these insights from current interns will give you what you …

Intern Role Profile - Marketing

Sarah Hicks Role: Marketing Education Degree: Marketing and Management at Newcastle University  Hey Everyone! My name is Sarah, I am a Marketing Intern in the Education team at Microsoft. I am taking a year out from studying Management and Marketing at Newcastle University. My job consists of marketing to students, …

Microsoft Win Graduate Social Media Award!

Last week Microsoft UK won “best use of social media in graduate recruitment” for the IT sector at the SoMe awards. University Staffing Consultant Ula Dolska and interns Josh Riches and Dan Oates claimed the prize for their work with the Be Your Future blog and social media platforms, as …

Intern Role Profile - Business Operations

Andrew Jackson Role: EPG – Partner Sales Operations Specialist University: Coventry – Business Management Role Insight Hi! My name is Andrew Jackson and I work within the Enterprise Partner Group and more specifically the Partner Team Unit(PTU). As a department we are held responsible for collaborating with our key IT solution …

Intern Role Profile - Finance

Lee Head Role: Financial Analyst – Consumer Channels Group University Course: Reading University – Business and Management My Role My role within finance is focused on supporting the Consumer Channels Group (CCG) part of Microsoft. Being a financial analyst the main aspect of my role is spent delving into numbers and identifying …

The Reading Social Side

by James Naldrett Where are our Offices? Hi again, I’m an intern working in the Public Sector Licensing Sales team (read more about it here). I’m fortunate enough to be based in the UK Headquarters in Reading. The Reading offices are based in Thames Valley Park, a large, …

Intern Role Profile - Sales

Grant Youngman Role: International Sales Co-ordinator University: Surrey – Business Management My role is a bit of a difficult question, my title as an International Sales Co-ordinator hasn’t changed but what I do has. For the first 6 months I was assigned to the technical operations team within Multinational advertising …

Intern Role Profile - Marketing

Oliviero Iurcovich Role: Public Sector Sales Excellence Marketing intern Course: University of Surrey, BSc International Business Management Hi! I am Oli, the Public Sector Marketing intern. This means that on a day to day basis, I manage and organise different marketing activities across the Education, Health, National Security and Government …

Intern Insight - User Experience & Visual Design

Becky Bayliss Role: User Experience Intern University: Northumbria University – Design for Industry Hello! I’m Becky, a UX Design Intern in Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). I have just finished my third year at Northumbria University studying Design for Industry – a four year sandwich course. My Role What do UX Designers …

Interns, Apprentices and Graduates at Future Decoded

In November Microsoft hosted Future Decodedat the Excel inLondon, bringing together some of the world’s most influential speakers to share their visions of the future of business, education and society. Many “Microsoftites” supported the effort and the Graduate, Intern and Apprentice communities were no exception; demoing Microsoft …

Intern Insights - Software Development

Andy Johnson and the Copyright Infringement Role:Student Intern Core Search Dev UK Course:Computer Science – University of Newcastle Andy Johnson and the Developer’s Home Time flies, doesn’t it? Six months ago, in the city of Newcastle, a Computer Science student called Andy Johnson awoke in the cupboard …

Intern Role Profile - Data Analyst

Nauria Khan Role: A&O European HQ Business Analyst University: University of Worcester – Business, Marketing & Advertising Hi everyone! My name is Nauria and I am a Business Analyst working in the Advertising & Online European Time zone. My team is directly responsible for supporting the Vice President of …

Intern Role Profile - Data Analyst

Amy Rosato Role: Business Analyst Intern University Course: Business Studies – Portsmouth University Hi everyone, I’m Amy and I am an intern within Microsoft Services in the Service Centre, situated in Reading. I am a Business Studies Student from Portsmouth University, currently living back at home in London, and I …

Project Managing Hour-of-Code across MS UK

Oliviero Iurcovich Role – Public Sector Marketing Intern University: Surrey University – International Business BSc Hi everyone! I am a Public Sector Marketing intern. This means that on a daily basis, I manage and organise different marketing activities across the Education, Health, National Security and Government sectors. It is an industry-based rather …

Dan's Diary - Meeting the Chief Marketing Officer

Meeting Chris Capp Dan Oates – Windows Consumer Marketing Intern University: Business Management – University of Birmingham In November, Chris Capossela, the Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft, visited the UK as part of our Annual General Conference, Future Decoded. (Read a post about the event here). As part of Chris’ time over …

Intern Role Profile - Marketing

Nathan Stewart Role: Cloud & Enterprise Product Marketing Manager Degree Course: Marketing Management – Lancaster University Hi, I’m Nathan and I’m a Product Marketing Manager for Cloud and Enterprise, within the Marketing and Operations team here at Microsoft. I’m currently studying Marketing Management at Lancaster University where I …

Intern Role Profile - Human Resources and Citizenship

Laura Born Navarro Role: Associate Talent Sourcer Degree: International Business at Kingston University. Introduction Hi everyone! I am part of the Talent Acquisition Team. My role is quite varied, which is something I like. It sits between a Talent Sourcer and a Staffing Consultant role; which means I am able …

Intern Role Profile - Data Analyst

Dan Radcliffe Role: Business Analyst Intern Course: Business Management – University of Sheffield Hi, I’m Dan and I’m a Business Analyst intern within the UK Service Centre; a team which sits within the heart of Microsoft Premier Services. I currently study Business Management at the University of Sheffield and …

Intern Role Profile - Business Services

Jake Simpson Role: Global Consumer Insights Intern University: Business Management (BSc) – University of Surrey Hi everyone, I’m Jake and I work in Global Consumer Insights. My role involves research into Microsoft’s own platforms, our competitors, consumer behaviour and the future of technology. On a daily basis I get …

Intern Role Profile - Gaming Software Engineering

Luke Cross Role: Software Development Engineer in Test Intern – Lift London BSc Computer Science – University of Birmingham Job Role Hey! I’m Luke and I am currently working as a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) Intern at one of the London based Microsoft Game Studios, Lift London. This office …

What is a Microsoft Apprenticeship scheme?

by Harriet Richardson Apprentice in HR. The Microsoft apprenticeship scheme is an 18 month program based in Reading. There are two branches that you can apply to, which are the Business stream and the Technical stream. As well as gaining invaluable work experience, you also gain a qualification after 12months …

Dan's Diary - Filming for the January Football Transfer Window

by Dan Oates Role:Windows Consumer Marketing University: Business Management – University of Birmingham Working in the Windows team, one of our major campaigns for the holiday period was focussed around Value PC’s and our hero device, the HP Stream. We marketed the HP Stream as a great PC, but …

Zain Presents: Microsoft UK HQ Tour

Join our very own content lead Zain, as we provide you with a unique tour of our UK Headquarters at Thames Valley Park in Reading. The Microsoft Campus is set in an idyllic nature reserve on the outskirts of Reading, west of London; with our 5 building complex home to …

Intern Role Profile - Public Relations & Internal Communications

Zain Luke Ali Role: Internal Communications Manager – Microsoft UK Services University & Course: Coventry University / Journalism & Media Hi, I’m Zain and as well as being one of the Content Leads for Be Your Future, I am also the Internal Communications Manager for the Microsoft UK Services business. Among …

Intern Role Profile - Finance

Bianca Ravindran University: Birmingham City University – .Economics and Finance Role: UK G&A Finance 1375388792738449308296911_n" title="" /> I work in the Finance team supporting Microsoft’s Services business and as my job title implies, I spend a lot of my time analysing financials and really penetrating into the drivers …

Even More Graduate Assessment Centre Advice

by Bansri Sodha Aston University – BSc Mathematics with Economics Role: Associate Consultant– Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) If you have made it to the Assessment Centre, congratulations! You are now at the final stage of your Microsoft application journey. Application processes can be long and difficult andreaching the Assessment Centre …

From Applications to Assessment Centres - Gaming Interns

by Stefana Simion Software Development Engineer – Soho Studios Coventry University – BSc Games Technology I’m Stef and I work as a Software Development Engineer in Soho Studios; I’m also the technical lead for the BYF blog so feel free to blame me for any bugs :). My role is quite …

Intern Role Profile - Gaming Software Engineering

Valentin BaltadzhievLABSLogoCircle_Red" title="" /> Job Role: Software Development Engineering Intern University Course: BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming Intro Hi, my name is Valentin and I work as a Software Development Engineer at Lift London. My job consists mainly of working on the game client andimplementing game mechanics. My favourite …

Intern Role Profile - Game Art

Laura Beach Role Title: Environment Artist University course: BA (Hons) Computer Animation Arts Hi, I’m Laura. I’m an art intern at Rare Studios in the Midlands. I work in the environment department creating environment models and textures for video games. My favourite aspects of my role I love …

Intern Role Profile - Gaming Software Development

Topher Winward Role: Software Development Engineer intern University course: Artificial Intelligence & Computer Science– The University Of Sheffield Introduction Ahoy, I’m Topher and I’m an SDE at Rare Ltd.! Rare’s the creative force behind games like Goldeneye, Banjo Kazooie and Viva Piñata, and I’m currently working …

Meeting Phil Spencer - Head of XBOX

by Caitlin Goodale2013Logo" title="" /> Role: Graphic Designer – Lift London University Course: Computer Arts BA at – Abertay University Anand and I are interns at Lift London, a first party games studio within Microsoft. There are six interns in Lift, and 13 in the office in total. We were lucky enough to …

Graduate Assessment Centre - How to get through the final stage!

Jade Yorke Sales Account Executive (Enterprise and Partner Group) 2014/15 Graduate Hire Congratulations! If you are reading this you have probablyreached the assessment centrestage of the applicationprocess. For me, this was the part I was most excitedabout(and certainly most nervous), because it gives you …

Intern Role Profile - Sales

Rose Brennan Role: Sales Solution Professional – EPG (Devices) Nottingham Trent – Business Management My Role Hey, I am Rose, and my role at Microsoft is a Sales Solution Professional in the Devices team sitting in EPG – Enterprise Partner Group (don’t worry, I didn’t know what that meant at first, …

Intern Role Profile - Finance

Toby Sakata2013Logo" title="" /> EMEA Finance Analyst – Xbox University of Kent – BSc Economics Job Role My name is Toby and I am the Finance Analyst intern for XBOX. My job role is pretty well defined by my title… I analyse financial data. Believe me though, this is NOT as boring as …

Future Decoded - UK AGM

The Revolution will be Televised/Tweeted/Insta’d Stefan Schmidt – Multinational Adsol University of Lancaster – Marketing  LastMonday (10.11.14) the intern community was lucky enough to attend our first major conference, ‘Future Decoded’. One would imagine the standard conference experience to be of a cold corporate nature, un-engaging …

Harriet Richardson - Apprentice in HR

Role: HR Apprentice – University Staffing Team Hi, my name’s Harriet and I’m an apprentice in Human resources at Microsoft. I’ve been here 5 weeks now and I have loved every minute of it! About the Apprenticeship Scheme The apprenticeship scheme is an 18 month placement at Microsoft …

Graduate Insights - Project Management & Business Consulting

Chester Steven Role: Technical Account Manager The University of Manchester – Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Why I love being a Microsoft Graduate Being a graduate at Microsoft has been a whirlwind of opportunity, experience, emotions and progression. From the offset you are encompassed into a challenging and fast paced role …

Intern Role Profile - Sales

Issy Chappel2013Logo" title="" /> Role: A&O Xbox Sales Solution Specialist University: Leeds – English Literature and Language Role Insight Hi! I’m Issy, I’m studying English Lit and Lang at the University of Leeds, and I am the Xbox Sales Solution Specialist Intern here at Microsoft. My job is …

Graduate Insights - Technical

Matthew Stafford Premier Field Engineer –Microsoft Exchange Bachelors in Maths and Physics – University of York Job Role My name is Matt, and I am just coming to the end of my time on the graduate scheme at Microsoft. My role consisted of a lot of travelling, as I would need …

Intern Insights - Technical Programme Management

Luke Marsden Technical Program Manager Intern – Bing BSc Computer Science – University of Reading Job Role Hey guys, I’m Luke and I am a current intern at Microsoft working as a Technical Program Manager for Bing Search Technology Centre Europe, based in London Victoria. Bing is a fantastic place to …

Intern Insights - Games Production

Anand Subramaniam Role: Associate Producer – Lift London University Course: BSc (BEng) Multimedia and Arts Technology – Queen Mary, University of London  Job Role Hey! I’m Anand and I’m an Associate Producer for Lift London, part of Microsoft Studios. We at Lift are working strongly with Microsoft’s new approach …

Intern Role Profile - Data Analyst

James Parsons Role: Data Analyst, Advertising & Online University: Mathematics – Brunel University. Hi there, I’m James, a Mathematics student from Brunel University currently on my industrial placement as a data analyst for Online Advertising Operations. My role as a data analyst provides me with great opportunities and a large …

Intern Insights - Software Development

Raluca Georgescu Role:Software Developer Engineer Intern –Bing. University Course:BSc Web Technologies –University of Huddersfield. Job Role Hi guys! I’m Raluca and I’m an SDE intern in Bing, where I have the opportunity to work on the extremely interesting and complex code behind an ever growing search …

Intern Role Profile - Marketing

Polly Cartwright Associate Brand Strategist– YARN Event Management Ba (Hons)– Bournemouth University Job Role Hey everyone! I have just started as the first intern for a creative advertising company within Microsoft called YARN. A bit about YARN – creative, advertising agency who create online advertising campaigns for brands such as Warner …

Intern Diaries - Seattle Off-Site

Jack Ryder Role: Microsoft Advertising Digital Strategist University: Leeds – Management With Marketing For a week in mid-Septembermyselfandanother intern (also a Jack) were lucky enough to travel to Seattle for a global offsite within the Xbox Advertising Team. My role within Microsoft has changed slightly since joining the …

Intern Insights - Marketing

Dan Oates logoCyanrgbD" title="" /> Role: Windows ConsumerMarketing University Course: Business Management (Year in Industry) – University of Birmingham Job Role Hey everyone, I’m Dan and I’m an intern in the Windows Consumer Marketing Team. I’ve been here for 3 months now and have loved every minute of …

Intern to Graduate - Marketing

Kelly Walker University and Course: Univesity of Liverpool – Business Studies Role: Marketing; Rotational. Hi! My name is Kelly and I studied Business Studies with a Year in Industry at the University of Liverpool. I have just started my Marketing graduate scheme, based in the Central Marketing Organisation, where I will …

Graduate Application Advice - From Applications to Assessment Centres

Holly Wade University of Surrey – Mathematics with Statistics Role – Associate Project Manager in Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) Application Advice From applications to assessment centres. Applying for Graduate Programmes can be a long process, and the prospects of attending Assessment days can be daunting, especially since no Assessment day is ever …

Graduate Insights - Marketing

John Crouch University of Kent – Business Administration with Marketing Job Title: Partner/Channel Marketing Manager Opportunities My name is John and I am just entering my second year as a Marketinggraduate at Microsoft. The last 12 months have been incredible and I have had opportunities that I never thought …

Intern Insights - Business Operations

James Naldrett Job Role: Licensing Sales Support University Course:Business Studies- Bournemouth University Role Insight My name’s James and I’m shocked to say that I’m almost three months into my internship at Microsoft… Time has flown by! Before I get carried away talking about what an amazing …

Intern Insights - Project Management & Business Consulting

Josh Riches Role:Program Manager – MSN International University and Course: International Business Management BSc–The University of Surrey. Role Insight Hi, I’m Josh and I am an intern Program Manager for MSN UK and Ireland & Bing Apps. I manage the Sports, Weather and Health and Fitness sections of …

Meeting with Microsoft's UK GM - Michel Van Der Bel

What an incredible year it has been for the Get On team! With July just begun, it’s time to look back on a year’s activities with the Get On team. Each of our sub team performed above and beyond to try and inspire as many young people as …

How to stand out!

To improve your chances of getting a job, you’ll need to stand out. Danny Gibson takes a look at some of the ways you can raise your hand…. Tips on standing out: 1 – On your CV, make sure you have something that will catch the reader’s eye so …

Role Insight: MTC Lab Engineer by Hussam El-Anis

Hi all, my name is Sam and I am a Lab Engineer at the Microsoft Technology Centre (MTC) in Edinburgh. As you’ve most probably guessed, it’s a techy role (yay!). Before I dive into what I do as a Lab Engineer, let me first explain what the Microsoft …

Big Intern Experience: Eurogamer 2013

‘The Walking Dead meets Gamer Heaven’. Be Your Future and My Intern Life @ Eurogamer 2013! .Eurogamer 2013, just one of the many awesome events that Microsoft Interns have the opportunity in getting involved with. My department (DPE) was responsible for Microsoft’s overall involvement at this event so I was …

Assessment Centre Advice - Sales

By this stage of your application, you’re most likely aware of which particular business area (or stream) you’ve applied for at Microsoft. And though our many Assessment Centres tend to follow a largely consistent format, there can sometimes be subtle differences from stream to stream. Therefore, in the …

Assessment Centre Advice part 3: Turning Negatives into Positives - by Elliott Binks

Assessment Centres are all about selling yourself. Experiences, skills, and qualifications that you’ve acquired are typically the most obvious ways of impressing your interviewers. But another way to set yourself apart is the way in which you learn from mistake – or in others words, your ability to turn negatives …

Role Insight: Cloud OS Marketing Manager - by Zoe Magee

Hey there! I am Zoe, the Cloud OS Marketing Manager for the Server & Tools Business Group. The title is slightly deceiving as I am only an intern, but here at Microsoft interns are treated like full-time employees. And I have to say with the amount of responsibility I am …

Assessment Centre Advice - Marketing

By this stage of your application, you’re most likely aware of which particular business area (or stream) you’ve applied for at Microsoft. And though our many Assessment Centres tend to follow a largely consistent format, there can sometimes be subtle differences from stream to stream. Therefore, in the …

Assessment Centre Advice - Data Analysts

By this stage of your application, you’re most likely aware of which particular business area (or stream) you’ve applied for at Microsoft. And though our many Assessment Centres tend to follow a largely consistent format, there can sometimes be subtle differences from stream to stream. Therefore, in the …

Assessment Centre Advice part 2: Be Honest - by Elliott Binks

Assessment Centres are well underway, which means that many of you are at arguably the most important stage of your application process. With that in mind, you’re probably keen for some further advice on how to make the most of your day when it finally arrives. Luckily, that’s …

Assessment Centre Advice part 1: Be Yourself – by Elliott Binks

If you’re reading this then it’s likely that you’ve been invited to one of Microsoft’s upcoming assessment centres; in which case, congratulations! Microsoft have a tough job screening thousands of applicants each year, so you’ve done really well to reach this final stage of the …

SoMe Awards: Congratulations to Microsoft, and many thanks to you!

On the 23rd January 2014, Microsoft was invited to the 2013-14 Social Media (SoMe) Graduate Recruitment Awards. Sponsored by Milkround, the event aimed to recognise and celebrate the achievements of a whole host of companies in their efforts to increase graduate recruitment through Social Media channels. In total there were …

Role Insight: Service Management Consultant – by Natalie Collins

Hello there :) My name is Natalie and I’m an intern in the Premier Support and Services business based in Thames Valley Park, Reading. I work as a Service Management Consultant, in a team that supports our customers to improve the health and operations of their IT by finding the …

Role Insight: User Experience Developer – by Hemi Trenholm

Forgive me, for this bit sounds like an introduction on the first day of school but it must be written – my name is Hemi and my role as a Microsoft intern is a User Experience (UX) Developer within Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS). I study Computer Science at the University of …

Role Insight: Performance and Quality Analyst - by Kendall Wills

Hi! I’m Kendall, and I study Business and Management at the University of Sussex. I work as a Performance and Quality Analyst (Data Analyst) for Online Advertising Operations. Our team provides Operations for the Display component of Microsoft Advertising,  the products of which are the adverts you see on …

Role Insight: Technical Support Engineer - by Stacey Roberts

Hi everyone! My name’s Stacey Roberts. I study computer science at the University of Leicester, and I’m a Technical Support Engineer for Microsoft Dynamics AX in the EMEA SMS&P Support department of Microsoft, based in Reading. Firstly, one thing to mention with Microsoft (as I’m …