lilian newman

Externship Spotlight- Lillian Newman, Microsoft

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Lillian Newman is graduating in May 2018 with a major in business economics. Over the winter break, she had an externship with Microsoft in Seattle, WA. 

Why did you want to do this externship? I was interested in this externship because I am unsure specifically what I want to do after graduation. This externship and others in general help students explore a new avenue and could potentially lead to a career choice.

What did you do during this job shadow experience? I shadowed a channel exec at Microsoft. We went through her daily schedule, which was a lot of meetings, and then we also spent a good amount of time at the tech center fixing her laptop. This gave us a lot of time to chat about life and her job at Microsoft.

What did you learn as a result of the externship? I learned the inner workings of the sales departments at the biggest software company in the world. This included a lot of sales tactics and learning to work in a big company. Besides that, mostly everything was confidential, but the welcome and involvement I received from Jessica and her team was unprecedented!