Summer is always intern season at Microsoft. This year, all nine women in the Brown University CS programme interned at Microsoft. In MacBU, we get lots of interns too, and we got one of those Brown ladies this year. Here's what our Brown intern, Nell Elliott, had to say about her experiences here:
Elliott interviewed with Google and Apple for internships as well, but chose to intern at Microsoft for one major reason — she was able to meet the people she'd be working with in advance. Even if she had met her future coworkers at Apple and Google, she says it would be difficult to think she could enjoy them more than the team she ended up with at Microsoft, the Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU).
"I worked on real stuff," Elliott says. "My team treated me like an adult. They took me seriously. It's more like you just started working here than being an intern." She adds her team at Microsoft is relaxed, funny, and quirky, but also clearly dedicated to their work.
Yeah, "quirky" is probably a good word to describe us ...