Simran Heer

Internship Spotlight – Simran Heer, Microsoft

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Simran Heer is majoring in Management Information Systems and graduating in May 2019. This summer, Simran will be interning as the Operations Manager at Microsoft in Reno, NV.

What is the position you have accepted? Operations Manager Intern

How did you find this position?Originally found it on Handshake

Tell us about the process of interviewing with this company. My first interview was conducted over the phone- roughly a 30 minute call.

Then about 2 weeks after that initial interview they offered to fly me to Reno where I could tour the operations facility and meet people from both that office and the Redmond headquarters.

The visit in Reno was a 2 day interview process, the first night being a mixer where you were supposed to make an impression on as many Microsoft managers as possible and then that second day, it was a 4 hour back to back interview process with 4 of the managers in the Reno office.

 What previous experience have you had that you think contributed to your success securing this position? (ex. campus involvement, leadership, past internship): I can confidently say that they one thing they loved the most about me was my work with international students through the Global Initiatives program and my experience studying abroad. I don’t think it was so much the work that I did, but more so how passionate I was about it.

 What are you most looking forward to about your position/company? Being apart of a community of people who value empathy in the way that they work. I fell in love with Microsoft because of how much they do on a global scale, and how aware they are of the impact they make on people around the world.

Any word of advice you could give to your fellow Eller Students?  Find something that excites you and just go for it. For me, it was always an international experience and wanting to connect with people who had different backgrounds and life stories. In my own experience with the internship process, I can say that employers love when students are genuinely passionate about something and commit their own time to learning about their interests. Not only will it make for great interview conversations, it’ll also give them something to remember you by.