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Interview with Microsoft

Microsoft is coming to campus on Thursday and Friday of this week, and I managed to get an interview. One of the guys who’s coming is an alumnus from IIT, and he used to be in my IPRO (back before it became my IPRO), and he sent me an email asking if I knew of anyone from the IPRO that I would recommend he interview. I gave him the only name I could in good conscience, and suggested he interview me as well. So he asked for my resume, and I got an email this afternoon requesting my preference for an interview time. I’m not sure if any of it’s going to pan out, but it’s a good opportunity nonetheless. I’m also not too sure how I feel about working for MS, but I’ll cross that bridge if/when I come to it. Wish me luck!

November 5, 2004

Well, I made it past the first two hurdles. The on-campus interview went well, and I must have impressed Ondrej enough that he pushed my resume on through to an official recruiter. The recruiter emailed me today about setting up a phone interview Wednesday next week. The way I understand it is that if the phone interview goes well, then I’ll be heading out to Redmond for an on-site interview. Then, if they’re really interested, I’ll get an offer.

Anyway, I am excited, but would appreciate your thoughts and prayers. This is a big deal for me. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

December 17, 2004

Well, I finally heard back from them today, and they are moving me through to the next stage of the interview. I still don’t know the logistics yet, and it kind of throws a wrench in the works with my current plans for next semester, but I’m sure I can work something out if I get an offer. :-)

January 21, 2005

Looks like I am flying out to Seattle on February 7th, interviewing on the 8th, then flying back on the 9th. I am excited, but a little nervous as well. Hopefully I’ll impress them.