Another Shot at Microsoft

Last year, I interviewed for a product planning co-op position at Microsoft, which I unfortunately didn’t get. I ended up working at Indigo, and if you’ve been following recently, I don’t regret that one bit.

But it’s a new year and I still have an itch that hasn’t been scratched.

At the beginning of the semester I attended a Microsoft mix & mingle event where I was able to speak with the recruiter for the University of Waterloo, as well as both full-time and a co-op UI program managers. While my work at Indigo showed me that web development is indeed more of a hobby than career path for me, user interface and experience design is something I’m very interested in as a potential career. The opportunity of UI PM at Microsoft was enticing, to say the least.

So, imagine my excitement when I received an interview invitation for a PM position at Microsoft a couple days ago. I don’t have a work term until the fall, and thus didn’t apply to any jobs this semester. Regardless, Microsoft keeps résumés on file for one year and contacted me outside of Jobmine. I got word back today stating it was alright that I interview for the fall semester.

The interview is slated for either the upcoming Tuesday or Wednesday. In addition to studying for an ECE 355 midterm, I will be preparing for an interview I intend on nailing this time.


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