Externship Spotlight – Skylar Cye, Microsoft

Eller PDC Coordinator Student Stories

Skylar Cye is a Marketing major expected to graduate in the spring of 2020.  This winter break she had an externship with Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.

Please provide a brief description of what you did during your externship:

For my externship I went to the Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington. I was able to attend multiple meetings and shadow a day in the life of a marketing manager within the Surface Marketing Department. This experience taught me a lot about the business operations within their marketing team and allowed me to network with a variety of employees.

Why did you want to do this externship?

I wanted to do this externship because of the innovative company Microsoft is and do get an inside look on the careers within marketing at Microsoft.

Please describe your externship experience:

The meetings I attended during the day were with various sections of the marketing team, so I got a broad scope of everything the department does. This experience taught me a lot about the business operations within their marketing team and allowed me to network with a variety of employees.

What did you learn as a result of this externship?

I learned that marketing has a variety of channels to explore and that I will be looking to pursue a career in Microsoft.

Anything else you would like to share about your experience?

I recommend this opportunity to everyone interested in marketing or unsure about what field of marketing they want to go into.