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 …

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 …

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 …

Microsoft UK Intern Offsite - Part 2

On the 28th of November, the Microsoft UK interns embarked on their offsite trip to Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest. This is a yearly event, and allows all of the interns to catch up and socialise together! …

Microsoft UK Intern Offsite - Part 1

On the 28th of November, the Microsoft UK interns embarked on their offsite trip to Avon Tyrrell in the New Forest. This is a yearly event, and allows all of the interns to catch up and socialise together! …

Microsoft International Christmas Video

Another Be Your Future Special. The team coordinated with 5 different countries across Europe to create a short International Christmas Video, wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! …

Microsoft ranked as the No.1 Placement by Rate My Placement

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft is ranked as the Number 1 placement by Rate My Placement: https://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk/top-employers What is Rate My Placement? Rate My Placement is a blog designed to help students find and choose internships/placements based on student reviews. This blog …

Microsoft Mannequin Challenge

A Be Your Future Special. A few interns and apprentices team up to present you with, The Mannequin Challenge. It’s not all work here at Microsoft’s Headquarters UK, especially when you have an amazing Xbox Experience Zone! Check it out in our video. Work hard and play harder! …

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 …

BeYourFuture is a blog for students run by Microsoft Interns and Apprentices’. BeYourFuture will help equip you with the knowledge you need to submit the best possible application to our programmes. Ewan Harry ThomasIntern BeYourFuture Role: Project Lead Job Role: Service Delivery Manager/TAM What does your role entail? Trusted …

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 …

A day in the Office with Windows 10

Hello everyone, Later this month Microsoft will celebrate its one-year anniversary since the Windows 10 launch. More and more people are joining the movement and we thought it will quite useful if give you a bit of insight about this amazing operating system, starting with the start menu. A lot …

A One Off Opportuntiy: Work Experience at Microsoft

Before my experience at Microsoft, I had limited knowledge about the mechanics of business operations. There are many business groups that work antagonistically and are equally complex, but also critical to the survival of Microsoft's business portfolio. My mind has been blown by many of the insights I have gained …

Intern Role Profile - FY16 Intern of the Year

Name: Anastasia Hill Role: Sales Solutions Specialist Department: Azure Hey everyone, my name is Tansy and I work in our Azure sales team and my role before anything else is to be customer obsessed. Azure is Microsoft’s Cloud Platform and is one of the fastest growing areas of our …

Intern Hall of Fame FY16 - Charlotte Rowles

Hello everyone, A couple of weeks ago the Intern End-of-Year event happened in which all the interns across UK gathered for one final time to bond and reflect back on the year. There was also a special award ceremony that took place in which a few interns received awards for …

A day in the Office... on the go

Happy Monday everyone, Have you ever had problems collaborating because of the inability to instantly share or edit group projects or presentations? As an organisation, Microsoft strives to be mobile- first, cloud- first and Office 365 is a perfect example of what this means. It allows for a stress-free synchronisation …

How can humans and AI work together?

Hey everyone, In this week's cultural segment, we decided to focus on a topic that will be making headlines for years to come, Artificial Intelligence (AI). Why is this important ? As a potential candidate, knowing the direction in which the company will be moving is crucial because it shows that …

More than one way to go about getting a career...

By Liam, Work Experience There is more than one way to go about getting a career. If you are eighteen, for example, have completed some sort of college apprenticeship and fancy yourself as a handy tradesman, then by all means go for it. Why wait, if you do not want …

A day in the Office with OneDrive

Happy Monday readers, After last week's introduction to OneNote, we thought it will be a good idea to give the spotlight today to the application that allows you to store all those notes, spreadsheets, presentations and reports with a click of a button. Of course, we are talking about OneDrive. …

A new parthership has been born

Hey everyone, Do you remember not so long ago we did a "Be Your Best" series in which we talked about how you can develop those valuable interpersonal skills that employers are looking for. One of the topics was about commercial awareness and how to stay in touch with what's …

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 …

A day in the Office... OneNote edition

Hello lovely readers, We are delighted to announce that we are starting a new weekly segment on the blog called " A day in the Office " in which we will provide you with information, tips and tutorials to help you be more productive with Microsoft's amazing Office apps. And our new …

New Microsoft product coming your way !?

Hey everyone, We have some exciting news for all of you, Xbox lovers. Microsoft recently announced that later this year a new console will be released that will go by the name of Xbox One S. From being 40 % slimmer with even more powerful hardware to streaming 4k video on …

The Adventures my role took me on for...

Hey guys, If you are reading this post that means you are someone looking for an adventure or at least have an interest in it. Well, let me tell you, Microsoft is the place for you! I can’t promise you will travel, but I can promise that your days …

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 …

Weekly Spotlight - Protect Yourself Against Tech Support Scams

Your BeYouFuture team is back this week to give you advice on : How to protect yourselft against tech support scams! Loving is caring :) Fraudulent Tech Support scams usually come out as a fake agent representing themselves as Microsoft trying to get access to your information on your computer or to …

My Microsoft experience

Hey lovely readers, Well, isn't this turning out to be a great section of the blog? Today, we are bringing you a video of our very own Content Lead, Laura who recently was interviewed about her Microsoft experience. Click on the link below to watch it :) …

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 …

Weekly Spotlight - Teenager from difficult background turns his life around with Microsoft's Technology

Your BeYourFuture team is back with today's Weekly Spotlight about how Microsoft's Technology turned a teenager drug dealer's life around. Wanderson Skrock grew up in a slum outside Rio de Janeiro. He started dealing drugs when he was 14 years-old and ended up twice in juvenile detention. But, during his …

Hello everyone, Oh boy, do we have some exciting content for you today or what! A couple of weeks ago the BYF team had the amazing opportunity to set some time with the General Manager for Microsoft UK Marketing and Operations (M&O), Nicola Hodson. Martin from the Content …

#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 …

Weekly Spotlight - Microsoft initative to bring connectivity to Kenya's rural areas

Your BYF team is back with a video on the power of technology with today's Weekly Spotlight on TV white space closes digital divide in Kenya. With more than 4 billion people in the world lacking internet access, Mawingu hopes to provide a solution. Mawingu is part of Microsoft’s …

The Reading Social Side #throwbackthursday

Hey everyone, Welcome again to another throwback Thursday post. This time we are going to explore our amazing offices in Reading. For those of you who are going to be based there, do not miss out on this post. by James Naldrett Where are our Offices? Hi, I’m an …

A new wave of technology ?

Hey guys, BYF: Would you believe us if we tell you that there is an app out there that relies on artificial intelligence to help the blind or visually impaired people understand who and what is around them ? You: What??? What sorcery is that ? BYF: No sorcery, dear readers. Our …

Introducing the Buddy Team

At Microsoft, we have a number of early in career opportunities which all offer great experiences PLUS a wealth of top tips and tricks to help you start your journey with us. But what happens once you get started? When you join Microsoft, you are welcomed into a community - …

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 …

London Interns - Where to live? #throwbackthursday

Hey everyone, It's Thursday and once again we are giving you a throwback post.. this time with places to live in London. Enjoy ! 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 …

My Microsoft experience

Happy Monday everyone, Remember the video we posted last week about Sabha and her Microsoft experience? Today we are coming back with another one, this time from another of our FY16 interns, Stefaniia. Click the link below to learn more about her role, experience and the things she learned from …

Weekly Spotlight - Protecting the Black Rhino with Microsoft Surface

Your BYF team wants to share with you how technology is essential for a more sustainable world with its Weekly Spotlight on Microsoft's involvement in the protection of the Black Rhino. The Black Rhinoceros is one of the most endangered species on the planet, with 96% of its population who …

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 …

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 …

My Microsoft experience

Hey everyone, We would like to introduce to you, one of our FY16 interns, Sabha who took the time to talk a bit about herself and her experience as an intern at Microsoft ( achievements, funny moments and so much more). Make sure to click on the link below to watch …

Weekly Spotlight - Cortana

Your BYF team is back with its weekly spotlight to project you in the future with ... Cortana ! Cortana is not only your Windows device's personal assistant who reponds to “Who’s your daddy? ” with “Technically speaking, that’d be Bill Gates. No big deal.”. She is way more than that, …

Dear readers, In the latest of our internal SmArticles competitions, we have this fantastic submission from one of our interns. Zakia has provided us with this brilliant insight into how the impressive Microsoft Surface Pro 4 can enable us as students and young professionals to achieve more and #DoGreatThings. So …

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 …

A “Rare” moment, the BeYourFuture offsite.

Dear Readers of the BeYourFuture Blog, It’s a common occurrence in teams at Microsoft, to organise the occasional ‘Offsite’ whereby an entire team ditches the laptops and boardrooms and heads off for a day of team bonding/fun and horrendously great banter. It’s not always so laid back, …

SmArticles follow up - Microsoft Band

Dear Readers, You may remember from a few weeks ago, the first of our SmArticles series of Articles went live! This is an internal competition that the BeYourFuture team has introduced this year. This gives Apprentices, Interns and Graduates in Microsoft UK the chance to showcase their writing talents, and …

Weekly Spotlight - Hearing for the 1st time

Your BYF team offers you another episode in our series about how technology has the incredible power to change and improve people's life with our Weekly Spotlight on .... Hearing for the first time thanks to the Esteem Hearing Implant and Microsoft's technology ! The Esteem Sensor converts the vibrations into electrical …

An Apprentice Insight into Loop

By Jacob McQuillan As an apprentice at Microsoft we are allowed to get involved with lots of different things that may not be included in our normal day to day job role. Something which some of us apprentices have been involved in is Loop. Loop is a website that is …

Weekly Spotlight - Microsoft's 3D Soundscape Technology for people with vision loss

Your BYF team lays the emphasis on how technology has the incredible power to change and improve people's life with our Weekly Spotlight on .... Microsoft's 3D Soundscape technology ! Microsoft’s 3D soundscape technology is an audio-rich experience in which the headset, smartphone and indoor and outdoor beacons all work together …

Weekly Spotlight - 'Project Spark', create your own adventure!

Your BYF team appeals to your sense of adventure this week with our Weekly Spotlight on Project Spark's pick-your-path article! ‘Project Spark’ — where players create, and creators play Remember the "choose-your-own-adventure" type of book when you were a kid ? Then you will be amazed by The Keys to the Kingdom …

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 …

Office Easy Clicks - Translation and Look-up in Word

The lookup and translate tools in Office will enable you to find all the information you need for your assignments, without ever leaving the document you're working on! As this simple video demonstrates, all you need to do is highlight the word and in a few clicks Office can look …

All aboard for National Apprenticeship Week!

This week is National Apprentice Week (#NAW2016), and a chance for employers, schools, young people and parents to discover more about why Apprenticeships are so important to them and the wider UK economy – one reason why the Government has pledged to create 3 million more by 2020. As the leading …

Love is in the air for Surface Book and Hour of Code

by Robson Smith Valentine’s Day may be over but here at Microsoft, we are still sending out the love with our amazing Windows 10 devices. Earlier this year we held the UK launch of the first Microsoft laptop - the Surface Book. This Ultra-thin, meticulously crafted device allows users …

Weekly Spotlight - Life at Microsoft illustrated

Your BeYourFuture team does not only provide you with great and informative content, but also helps you lighten the mood during this stressful period of the application process ! Indeed, today's Weekly Spotlight is on ... Hugh MacLeod’s illustrated guide to life inside Microsoft! Despite the common idea that artists and …

Office Easy Clicks – Referencing

Have you ever considered how many hours you may have wasted manually typing out references and citations to your university reports and what you could’ve actually done with that spare time? Maybe find more articles to use to support your work, maybe go out and enjoy the university social …

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 …

SmArticles February - Single-function devices are so last decade

Here at BeYourFuture, we like to keep things interesting with our other Interns/Apprentices/Graduates on the UK Schemes. So... we began our monthly SmArticle competitions! You may have seen our last winner, Zach, who landed himself his very on Microsoft Band after opening our eyes to how it's more …

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 …

Weekly Spotlight - Unique Microsoft hiring program opens more doors to people with autism

This week your BYF team wants to share with you the story of Kyle Schwaneke and how this man suffering from an Autism Spectrum Disorder went from a very precarious situation to a stable, supportive and fulfilling job. Unfortunately, such a precarious situation is far from being unusual as 80% …

Microsoft OneNote

Ever used OneNote before? No? Well you should definitely check out this video! OneNote is a tool that you can use to put things like lecture notes, classwork, and revision in. You may think that sounds a bit like Word. HOWEVER, in OneNote you can store literally a whole notebook …

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 …

Weekly Spotlight - Get to know Satya Nadella better !

This week your BeYourFuture team lightens the mood during a stressful period of assessment centres and ... gives you the opportunity to get to know our CEO, Satya Nadella better! Working at Microsoft is all about people. Microsoft does not only aim at empowering every person and organisation on the planet …

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 …

Weekly Spotlight - Microsoft Cloud accelerating Cancer Research

“Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more” (Satya Nadella) Technology is made to have a great impact on humanity’s progress, and Microsoft’s cloud accelerating Cancer Research embodied this principle. Check this great video where Wu Feng, Computer Science Professor …

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 …

SmArticles - Microsoft Band

Internally, the BeYourFuture team has recently introduced monthly competitions, whereby Interns, Graduates and Apprentices can enter an article in for a chance to win some of Microsoft's fantastic devices! This month, one of our Xbox EMEA Interns Zach, wrote a winning article on just how the Microsoft Band enables us …

Diversity at Microsoft

"Diversity is an existential need for Microsoft. We are used in 192 countries, so we have to represent that" (Satya Nadella) Last week your BYF team provided you with insights on Women working at Microsoft, and we are back this week with ...a great video on Diversity at Microsoft ! Microsoft …

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 …

Careers for Women at Microsoft

“The sensibility that is required in order to build products that are loved by people who are by definition diverse is not going to be possible if we don’t have diversity in the workforce,” (Satya Nadella, Shareholder Meeting, 2014) Diversity of age, faith, origin, sexual orientation and gender is …

Weekly Spotlight – Bing

More than 4,000 a week, each of them is tested 20,000 times… Don’t worry we are not talking about your application process here (very funny we know) but Bing’s weekly improvements and what it takes to a single code change to go thought a test pass! …

The Big Application Questions - Answered

As you may remember, a couple of weeks ago we decided to open our social channels for a chance to hear your questions and queries, and hopefully give you more of an insight into what Microsoft can offer you as a student. The questions we received were great - and …

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 …

Weekly Spotlight – Digital Detectives

More than a million people are infected every day, and you may be among them... As you may have guessed, this week’s spotlight is on … Microsoft Cybercrime Center! In today's weekly spotlight, we are sharing an amazing article explaining Microsoft’s implications and collaborations with authorities and partners to …

Microsoft Aspire Reminder!

Back in December we announced the Microsoft Aspire event, aiming to inspire more young women to develop their digital skills and pursue a range of careers within the technology industry. We're thrilled with the interest shown so far, and due to incredibly high demand we have decided to expand our …

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 …

Introducing... #Tech4Good

In our latest post, the Tech4Good Intern Stretch Project team got in touch with us to tell us all a little about what they do, and how to get involved as an intern at Microsoft! As an intern at Microsoft, you get the chance to get involved in stretch projects …

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 …

DigiGirlz

By Nicole Ryle - Microsoft Apprentice For the past eight years DigiGirlz is an event that aims to inspire young women into the tech industry; so far the program has reached over 2000 girls! This year a group of year 8 girls from 20 different local schools were invited to …

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 …

Microsoft Aspire

Calling all female undergraduates! On the 15th on January, Microsoft HQ in Reading is opening its doors to all female undergraduates to be a part of the Microsoft Aspire event. Microsoft Aspire is all about inspiring young women to pursue careers in the tech industry, which is currently made up …

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 …

Well well, aren't we looking sharp...

Welcome to your NEW BeYourFuture blog, we hope you like it! We have one definitive objective, and that is to be your number one resource for Apprentice/Intern/Graduate related content during your application and following this, your time at Microsoft. Each week we look to fill the blog with …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 - 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 …

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 …