Interns' Proudest Moments

Will Pollard’s Proudest Moment as an Intern One thing that I was told coming into Microsoft was that you’re only here for a year, so you should grasp your internship with both hands and make the most of it. My manager asked me at the start what were …

101 Team Spotlight: Aspire

What is a 101 team? As interns at Microsoft, we work with other interns, as part of our 101 teams. They allow us to explore areas of the business outside of our job roles, as well as having different responsibilities from our job. So, if you want to develop your …

Interns Volunteering at the BETT Show 2017

The BETT Show 2017 The largest event that the Microsoft Education team puts on all year round is the BETT show. The largest education trade show in the world saw over 34,000 attendees, as well as the largest number of higher education leaders to date. Hosted over 4 days …

Women in STEM, Apprentice Interview - Ruby Bedford

Introduction to Me: My name is Ruby Bedford, and I am one of the FY17 technical apprentices at Microsoft. My job role is a Support Engineer, this means that I help our customers fix any issues they may be experiencing with one of our technologies. On a daily basis I …

Women in STEM, Intern Interview - Rachel Wiles

Who are you, what you do & how do you relate yourselves to STEM-category? I’m Rachel and I am currently interning at Bing Ads as an Account Coordinator in their Strategic Sales team. I am on a placement year during my Physics degree at the University of Kent, and …

Make What's Next - International Women's Day

Girls have a real passion to address big issues facing the world today and in doing so being part of changing the world of the future — but few of them realize how much STEM is foundational to have the impact they hope to have (only 6.7% of women graduate …

Volunteering at Future Decoded Part II

Being such a huge event, here are a few more of the interns’ and apprentices’ highlights during their time at Future Decoded: Victoria "My Future Decoded experience began on the Jubilee Line on the way to Excel London. I started to speak to woman sat next to me that was …

Volunteering at Future Decoded Part I

Future Decoded is an event dedicated to showing any business how it can become a digital business. It aims to show businesses how they can start this process and the challenges that they will face along the way, as well as the rewards they experience in developing a symbolic relationship …

101 Teams at Microsoft – Loveit! Surface Event

What is a 101 Team? 101 teams are set up as part of our intern experience at Microsoft. They are stretch projects that allow us to join intern lead teams that specialise in different areas across the business. They allow us to explore outside of our job roles and let …

The Microsoft Surface team as well as some interns throughout the company partnered with the NFL at Regent Street and Wembley in the build-up to Jacksonville Jaguars vs Indianapolis Colts match-up. We were situated on Regent Street on the Saturday where 600k people passed through the many NFL related pop-ups, …

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 …

My First Day of Work Experience at Microsoft

by Ella Cassidy, Year 13 Student Hey guys, I’m Ella and I’m currently doing a week’s work experience in Education Marketing at Microsoft’s UK headquarters in Reading. On arrival at the offices on my first day, I was told I was going to be helping with …

Milkround Insight Day Recap

Hello lovely readers, Back in March, the amazing intern 101 team, Milkround hosted a brilliant Insight event, inviting 50 university students to our UK HQ for a look into what life at Microsoft is like. They showcased the different roles & streams available to students, showing what the day to …

An Apprentice at UC EXPO

By Sean Phelps, Microsoft apprentice What is UC EXPO? Being part of the Office marketing team allows me to participate in a wide range of activities and events such as UC EXPO. UC EXPO is the largest Unified Communications event in Europe, so it was really amazing to be a …

#BeAGameChanger Awards with Women’s Sport Trust

By Georgie Bartley, Microsoft Apprentice The Women’s Sport Trust “raises the visibility and increases the impact of women's sport through the promotion of role models, increasing media coverage and improving funding. We are a leading UK charity focused on using the power of sport to accelerate gender equality.*” On …

Internal Surface Book Launch – By yours truly… the Love It Team!

Happy Friday you lovely readers! A couple of months ago our friends from the Love it team had an internal launch event for one of hottest products currently on the market, the Microsoft's Surface Book. It was an amazing event and the team took the time to write their experience …

Ad Week 2016 recap

Hey guys, Hope you are well! It’s been three weeks since Ad Week Europe 2016 happened. Wait, what? Ad Week? What’s that? I am glad you asked you handsome devils. Ad Week Europe is like one of the holy grails for the marketing and media world. It’s …

National Apprenticeship Week 2016... Recap

National Apprenticeship Week was a busy period! Throughout the week we were here, there and everywhere raising awareness of the Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme! Below are snippets from a number of the apprentices summarising what they spent their week doing… Monday & Tuesday ‘On the 14th and 15th March, during National …

Apprentices Fundraise for Great Ormond Street

By Sean Phelps, Apprentice On joining the company in September 2015 myself and the other 8 FY16 apprentices were eager to get our name out there and make a difference in the workplace and community. We all really liked the idea of doing some sort of fundraising activity. We considered …

Microsoft Apprentice Insight Event - 21st March 2016

We want to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime; the chance to work inside a global technology company during one of the most exciting periods in its history. Following on from last year’s successful launch of the Microsoft Apprentice Programme, we are now recruiting for our next intake …

An Apprentice at Future Decoded

As you may have seen on the blog, back in November Microsoft held a 2 day event, showcasing the latest and greatest that Microsoft has to offer. Below one of our apprentices, Georgie, has told us all about her experience of Future Decoded. Future Decoded was a whirlwind of an …

Microsoft UK Insight Day – hosted by Milkround 101 team

Hello fellow students! Are you currently in your first or second year of university? Interested in a career in the tech industry? If your answer is yes to both of those then join us in our Milkround hosted event this march! The Milkround 101 team are the Microsoft UK ambassadors …

BAME Student Day

BAME Student Day is a workshop day which is held with an aim to encourage and inspire students from the Black Asian Minority Ethnic community to explore opportunities in the IT sector, particularly within Microsoft. It also allows them to gain exposure to the Microsoft Apprenticeship scheme, with hope to …

Intern Mid-Year Event: Recap

On January 29th 2016, Microsoft’s marvellous UK FY16 interns (slight bias) had our Mid-Year Review Event. This was an opportunity for us to take a look back over our first half year with Microsoft, reflect on our greatest achievements so far, and for each of the 101 teams (stretch …

Microsoft Aspire - What is it and how can you get involved?

As females working at a technology company, people often assume that we need to be exceptional tech savvy, but in reality not many of us are! At Microsoft you will meet people with a very diverse range of educational backgrounds and interests. Of course there are parts of this industry …

Education Marketing Intern at BETT

As Education Marketing Intern I get to do some amazing things - creating eBooks for our educators across the UK, leading projects with The Guardian, writing for our monthly magazine and blogs, to name but a few. But, I was still surprised when I was asked to be part of …

Microsoft Aspire Event - January 15th 2016

Microsoft Aspire is an intern-lead 101 team aims to inspire more young women to develop their digital skills and pursue a range of careers within the technology industry. As you may have seen previously on the blogs, today we held an event at our UK Head Offices for all female …

Intel Gaming in Education - Event Insight

Hey there! I'm Jack, Project Lead for the BeYourFuture blog and also a part of the Windows and Devices Integrated Marcomms team, working on Xbox and Microsoft Band! So a few weeks ago, I was asked to partake in the Annual Intel Gaming in Education Event in London, with the …

Christmas at Microsoft UK HQ: The Festive Devices Showcase days

Readers of the BeYourFuture blog... earlier this week, you will have seen the first real insight into one of the other Intern Stretch Projects here at Microsoft - the marvellous LoveIt team! Now, sit back and indulge in this fantastic recap of their first event, the brilliant Festive Device Showcase …

Introducing The Love It 101 Team! What is LoveIt? The Love It 101 Team is an internal marketing team managed by 4 interns who are keen on evangelising and promoting the Microsoft consumer products. Our aim is to make every employee in Microsoft UK to LOVE all our consumer products …

Future Decoded - Recap

Future Decoded Future Decoded is Microsoft UK’s biggest event. It's a two-day conference in London, where 10,000 attendees from a technical or business background can hear speakers discuss the future of technology. The event was organised around the following structure; the Business Day on the 10th of November …

EGX Recap

EGX is just one of the many events that we as interns have the privilege to be a part of. With over 60,000 attendees each year, it is an amazing convention that showcases the latest released and non-released games, where you get the chance to meet the developers, voices …

Microsoft's Latest Devices Launch

Meet the Devices... As a world-leading tech company, Microsoft is constantly developing in order to stay at the forefront of the Tech Market. On October 6th 2015 Microsoft stunned New York and the world with a powerhouse line-up of market-beating products and with this article we aim to equip you …

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 …

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 …

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 - 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Microsoft at the Gadget Show Live - by Mohit Dhagat and Tom Finlayson

The Gadget Show on Channel 5 TV is a popular technology show which has been running since 2003. Having launched in 2009 in Birmingham it has since quadrupled in size –itis nowone of the most exciting, dynamic live exhibitions in the UK showcasing the most innovative new technologies, …

Festivity High at Campus Party - Glastonbury for Geeks

Hi all, we are Olly and Rebecca and have been Microsoft interns since 1st July 2013. Olly is an intern in the Windows Consumer Marketing team and Rebecca works in Developer Platforms – Windows apps marketing. The reason we’re writing a blog together is that in our third month at …

The UK Imagine Cup 2013 - Natasha Joseph

As Natasha has previously mentioned in her diary posts here on Be Your Future, she has had the opportunity to lead the UK’s entries to the Global Imagine Cup competition. The competition involves app developers competing against each other globally. Natasha has had the opportunity to tour the UK …