Graduate Interview: Polly Cartwright

Here we have one of our Graduates called Polly, answering a few questions about her experiences at Microsoft so far: "How do the internship and graduate schemes differ?" "What opportunities has Microsoft provided you with?" …

Working Life to University Life

Name: Sam Spilsbury Which university/course: University of Exeter, BSc Economics Job Title: Delivery Pursuit Lead, Dynamics Global Domain Brief description of your job: A Delivery Pursuit Lead is responsible for supporting the presales process by shaping and scoping deals to satisfy customer’s requirements. I work with account aligned …

Mitchell Doggett: My Intern and Graduate Experience

My Intern Year My Job Role Hi my name is Mitch and I was an Intern in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Xbox support team, I sat within a team that was responsible for the overall service delivered to all of our Xbox customers within EMEA. The year …

My Intern Year My Job Role As an Intern, I worked in one of the Sales teams in SMSP (Small and Mid Market Solutions and Partners). Essentially, SMSP is responsible for selling Microsoft solutions and products to all our customers, excluding our very biggest customers. Naturally, this created a range …

Sales Graduate Q&A

We had a Facebook Live Session, where we answered many questions relating to the application process, roles and life here at Microsoft in general. This video is an informative and honest opinion of current/ recent graduates, and gives you key tips and advice in progressing though the Graduate application. Many …

Business Consultancy and Project Management Graduate Q&A

We had a Facebook Live Session, where we answered many questions relating to the application process, roles and life here at Microsoft in general. This video is an informative and honest opinion of current/ recent graduates, and gives you key tips and advice in progressing though the Graduate application. Many …

Technology Graduate Q&A

We had a Facebook Live Session, where we answered many questions relating to the application process, roles and life here at Microsoft in general. This video is an informative and honest opinion of current/ recent graduates, and gives you key tips and advice in progressing though the Graduate application. Many …

Graduate Role Profile - Associate Project Manager

Name: Marta Gasik Which university/course: University College London, BSc Information Management for Business Job Title: Associate Project Manager Brief description of your job: I work on Microsoft Services projects. Working closely with Technical Consultants, Digital Architects and people responsible for long-term relationships with Microsoft clients, I ensure our projects …

Graduate Role Profile - Technical Account Manager

Name: Diego Bermudez Alvarez Which university/course: Undergraduate Brunel, International Business and Post-graduate, London School of Economics Political Economy Job Title: Technical Account Manager (TAM) Brief description of your job: My role involves being the point of contact between the customers and Microsoft, I help them make sure they deploy …

Graduate Role Profile - Hybrid Cloud Sales Specialist

Name: Rose Brennan Which university/course: Nottingham Trent University – Business Management and Marketing Job Title: Hybrid Cloud Sales Specialist – As a hybrid cloud sales specialist I work with our customers to deliver our end to end Microsoft Cloud story. My role involves ensuring that customers are realising the value of …

Graduate Role Profile - Technical Associate Consultant

Name: Dan Bhatt-Lewis Which university/course: University of the West of England (UWE), BSc Forensic Computing & Security Job Title: Technical Associate Consultant in Secure Infrastructure Brief description of your job: Consultants deliver and work on customised projects and implementations for customers, allowing them to maximise their experience with Microsoft …

Graduate Role Profile - Partner Channel Engagement Manager

Name: Polly Cartwright Which university/course: I went to Bournemouth University and studied Event Management Job Title: Partner Channel Engagement Manager Brief description of your job: My job is technically in Sales SMSP, however my focus is more on the marketing area. Rather than me having to hit numbers, I …

Being an intern at Microsoft means more than doing a daily coffee run. You’ll discover early on that you are given real responsibilities that have significant business impact. Within the first few months you’ll already have some amazing stories to tell! Below are just a few of the …

Have an international mindset #BeYourBest

Welcome everyone to another episode of the Be Your Best series, Today we will be talking about a specific skill or quality (depends how you look at it) which is about diversity and having an international state of mind. Diversity is something large corporations like Microsoft take really seriously. They …

Networking and First Impressions #BeYourBest

Hi everyone, Happy Friday! Before we head into yet another weekend, we from the BYF blog would like to finish off with our final chapter from the BeYourBest series: Networking and First Impressions Have you ever heard of the old adage: It’s not what you know, it’s who …

Are you running out of time ? #BeYourBest

Dear readers, Are you often running out of time? Were you able to do everything that you needed to do for the day? If the usual answer is NO then what are we doing wrong that leads to such outcome? With spring break closing in and end of year exams …

BeYourBest Week - Creating Powerful Presentations

We are officially mid-way through BeYourBest Week! This week we've worked hard to bring you all the top tips and tricks to help you perform to your potential, whether that's with Microsoft or in any of your own personal/university work! We've aimed to enrich your lives with some fantastic …

How to be a better team player ? #BeYourBest

Hi all, Welcome to the first episode of our brand new series called #BeYourBest! Ever wondered why recruiters always talk about the general skills every candidate should possess when it comes to employment but don't actually tell you how you can develop them beforehand? Well not to fear because for …

How to master the fear of public speaking? #BeYourBest

Dear readers, Are you uncomfortable presenting in front of other people? Are you a bit jealous when you watch all those TEDTalks presenters and say: D*mn, I wish I could be just as calm and cool as them when being on stage. Well, don’t worry because you are …

How can we use social media to our advantage?

“Social media is a new way of communicating for people… there has been a lot of development over the years which has allowed us to be better educated and prepared for certain situations.” - Simone Schuurer Picture was taken from mediavisioninteractive.com Dear Readers, Happy Friday all! And yet another …

BYF Slovakia - MACH - Technology Evangelist

Dear Readers, We are proud to say that International Insights continues to grow! We are now fortunate enough to be joined by further posts from further EMEA subsidiaries, providing you with an increasingly holistic view of Microsoft Early-in-Career opportunities across the globe! These opportunities include Apprentice, Intern and Grad opportunities. …

Dear readers of the Be Your Future blog, The month of February has come upon us… and you know what that means... No, we aren’t talking about roses and indulging in chocolate covered strawberries. But the other thing that involve just as much planning and stress eating. That’s …

CV tips In the Application Tips 101 series, the Be Your Future blog will be providing you with various application tips that can get you one step closer to that future job offer. When it comes to applying to jobs, your CV could be the golden ticket to get you …

Alex and Betsy - Graduate Reflections

Last week our Content Team took the time to do an interview with two of our Graduates, Alex Seward and Betsy Jennings. Below you can read their stories on why they applied to Microsoft, what they think of being a graduate at Microsoft, as well as tips to future applicants. …

Graduate Interview - Solution Development Consultant

Catalin Doroftei Role Solution Development Consultant Department: MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) Location: Reading I was an intern 2 years ago within MCS (Microsoft Consulting Services) in the Reading office and I came back into a Graduate role, in the same department, as a consultant, with a slight difference on being …

Graduate Interview - Sales

Alec Jones Role: Partner Sales Executive Department: Dynamics CRM Online Hey Alec, thanks for taking the time today! Firstly, could you tell us a bit about yourself? Yes so, I’m originally from Telford, which is nestled somewhere between Wales and Birmingham. I went to De Montfort University in Leicester …

Graduate Profile - Technical Evangelist

Name: Lilian Kasem Role: Technical Evangelist Stream: Technical Department: DX (Developer Experience) Location: TVP, Reading Hey! My name is Lilian and I am currently working as a Technical Evangelist (TE) based in the Reading office. I graduated from Brunel University London with a 1st Class Computer Science degree with a …

Graduate Profile - Support Engineer

Name: Daniel Stocker Role: Support Engineer (My focus area is Azure and Infrastructure as a Service) Stream: Technical Department: CSS (Customer Services & Support) Location: Reading Background Information University and course: Goldsmiths College, University of London BSc Creative Computing Specify if you were an intern at Microsoft before becoming a …

Graduate Profile - Partner Sales Executive

Name: Ben Highfield Role: Partner Sales Executive Stream: Sales Department: Microsoft Dynamics Location: Reading Background Information Cardiff University, BSc(Hons) Economics Not a previous Intern – Did two summer placements at a company specialising in high growth business consultancy but unlike most of the other grads, didn’t do a year …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

MACH Assessment Centre Tips - by Holly Wade

Applying for Graduate Programmes can be a long process, and the prospect of attending Assessment Centres can be daunting – especially since no Assessment Centre is ever the same. Having gone through the process myself, I know exactly how challenging this part of the job application can be. Firstly, I’d …

Graduate Stories - by Alex Cooper

I’ll start off by saying that mygraduate experience hasn’t exactly been the most orthodox one. But nonetheless, since starting in September, it has been one of the best rides I’ve been on. Theprogramme starts off with a month of on-boarding training which is organised and …

Andy Coker - Intern to Graduate

Hi! I’m Andy, a first year MACH Business Consultant. I was previously an Internal Communications intern, and I loved every minute of it, (read all about it here). But if my first ten weeks back are anything to go by, the MACH adventure will be even better… Coming back …

Graduate Stories - by Phil Bailey

It was this time last year I was considering applying for grad jobs – thinking long and hard about where I wanted to work, and what sort of job I’d like to do. From talking to people at careers fairs, speaking to friends at uni who had been interns at …

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 …

Kieran Bhardwaj - Associate Consultant MACH

If you’d asked me what I wanted to be when I was 6 years old – I would have told you I wanted to work at Microsoft. By the time I turned 7 I’d forgotten all about that dream (as little kids do) and didn’t really think about …

STEPH BROWN: Associate Consultant

Hi, my name is Steph and I’m an Associate Consultant on the MCS (Microsoft Consultancy Services) MACH Scheme, starting in September 2012. Before Microsoft I studied Physics at the University of Birmingham. During my degree, there was no one thing that I knew I wanted to do afterwards. I …

LILLIAN HISCOX - Sales MACH - "Going back to Uni"

Going back to Uni…. My first day at university. Now fast forward four years and I find myself in a full time position in one of theworld’s most fast-paced, innovative IT companies….Where did time go?! My name is Lillian Hiscox and I am an Enterprise Business Productivity …