BYF - Greece

Readers of the BeYourFuture Blog... we have yet more International Insights for you to feast your eyes on...

From the sunny blue skies of Greece, we are privileged to be able to present to you the first blog post from our Greek colleagues... Their advice is universal, and should definitely be remembered when you apply to be a part of our UK Scheme!

Hello world!

We’re Alex, Gloria, Lisa, Manos, Marilda, Mike and Olga, aka the Microsoft Interns Greece Team! We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our thoughts with you for the first time, take you through our daily life at Microsoft and talk to the world via this blog.

Kudos to the UK team for the initiative!

First things first...

let us introduce ourselves: we are 7 students gathered from different parts of the country, with different backgrounds, totally different personalities, but we all make the first wave of interns at Microsoft Greece.

Here’s a picture of the day we met, at Microsoft Greece Kickoff event for FY16.

We suppose that if you found yourself reading this blog, you must be having career wonders. Hopefully if you’re still in college/University, this post can relieve your stress a bit!

Why you should choose to do an internship

Ok, we get it, College/University life is awesome. You are surrounded by great professors and scientists, have inexhaustible access to new knowledge, meet classmates that share your interests and have a lot of fun, too. But, as carefree this period may be, an internship is a door to a whole different world; a world where you are to take advantage of your hard skills and use them practically, broaden your professional horizons, get exposure to the industry and do some serious networking!

Why you should choose Microsoft

Working at Microsoft is, as expected, cool! You get the opportunity to work with top notch professionals and not only see the industry from the inside, but be in the top of it, working with cutting edge technology and excellent resources! You are given responsibilities from day one, you get involved, you get the opportunity to solve real world problems and do things that have a real impact. If you love tech, there is no place you’d rather be.

Why should Microsoft choose you

As cliché as it might sound, Microsoft will choose you for your passionate-amazing-cool self. Relax, you just have to be you; but your best you. Remember: skills are important but passion is priceless.

Why you’ll have an amazing time

Can you imagine a better environment than one with open-minded, interesting and inspiring people? People who invest their time to you, they mentor you, they listen to your ideas, as they are all open to challenge and change the way they work.

Wait, did we mention Xbox? This is not a drill, guys! Available Xbox for you to use before work, after work, during work

So, this is what life @ Microsoft looks like:

FYI... Intern Applications for Greece open until June 12th!

Eager to read more?