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M&T Recruiting in 30 Seconds: Microsoft Product Manager

by Michelle Liu, M&T Class of 2016

by Michelle Liu, M&T Class of 2016

In this series, M&T seniors share their after graduation plans and tips for navigating on-campus recruiting (OCR). 

Name: Michelle Liu
Hometown: Northville, MI
Major/Concentration(s): Computer Engineering, Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation track)

Where will you be working after graduation and in what role?
I will be going to Microsoft in Seattle as a Program Manager.

What made you want to work at Microsoft?
I’ve always wanted to be a PM and have the chance to apply all the different perspectives I’ve gained in a way that can help shape cool and meaningful products.

How did your M&T experience prepare you for this role?
M&T gave me both the technical experience and business perspective that will help me better understand the different types of problems and people I will encounter while on the job.

What are you most looking forward to about being a Microsoft employee?
The chance to be in a new environment and see how all the different experiences I go through shape me as a person.

What tips do you have for M&Ts going through the full-time recruiting process in the future?
I think the most important factor you can consider is whether or not you will be happy where you are. You have to be really honest with yourself about what’s important to you as a person, and that can take a lot of time and confusing self reflection, but everything will be okay in the end. Don’t let fear, pressure, or uncertainty control your choices and your confidence.

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