Where did you intern?
What work did you do as an intern?
I worked as a software engineering intern.
How did you obtain this opportunity? What was the application process like?
Microsoft first sent me an invitation to do the first round of interviews and I finished my last round at the Grace Hopper Conference.
Did you work with anyone to help find and/or pursue this opportunity?
I worked closely with Ellen Cole in the career center and my friend to prepare for interviews.
What did you gain from this experience?
I definitely learned how to work closely with my coworkers to get my job done the way they expect me to. I also learned to work with an extremely big code base and honestly figure out what kind of work environment I would like.
Any particularly memorable experiences?
Everyone at Microsoft is very willing to help me in any way they can. I feel safe asking questions or expressing concerns.
Any advice for other students who are interested in pursuing an internship?
I would say prepare yourself a lot for interviews, do a lot of research on the target companies and always start early.
Questions? Ask Yan!