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Student and recent graduate interviews

Through our interview process, we aim to discover what you’ve learned in school, evaluate critical thinking skills, assess how you solve problems and your ability to learn. You'll have an initial interview and, if selected, a second final interview.

  • Virtual interviews

    All our interviews are virtual. To help you prepare, please see tips for virtual interviewing.

     

    You can also find further recommendations for virtual interviewing from Kelsea, University Recruiting Account Manager and Chase, Programming Engineer when you watch this video.

Preparing for your interview

Watch the videos below to help you prepare for your interview. Many of our roles will have different interview objectives, so we have created role specific videos to help you understand the process and prepare better.
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    Technical interview prep

    Get tips, tricks, and the inside scoop on Microsoft technical interviews from Daisy, Software Engineer, and Ellen, University Recruiter.

  •  Program Managers Anjay and Grace, and University Recruiter Chelsea.

    Program management prep

    Prepare for your program management interview with insider tips from our Program Managers Anjay and Grace, and University Recruiter Chelsea.

  • David, Hardware Engineer, and Kritin, University Recruiter.

    Hardware engineering prep

    If you're preparing for a hardware engineering interview, discover some tips for putting your best foot forward with David, Hardware Engineer, and Kritin, University Recruiter.

  • Prateek, Data Scientist, and Amy, University Recruiter.

    Data science prep

    Check out key tips that will help you prepare for your data science interview with Prateek, Data Scientist, and Amy, University Recruiter.

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    Business functions prep

    Microsoft provides opportunities to empower you to create things that help others and change the world. Understand the Microsoft interview process for business functions roles and what to expect to prepare.

Life at Microsoft

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    Benefits

    Explore Microsoft’s world-class benefits designed to help you and your family live well.

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    Culture

    We will only achieve our mission if we live our culture, which starts with applying a growth mindset.

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    Diversity and inclusion

    We are committed to celebrating the diversity around us and its power to drive us forward together.

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    Flexible work

    At Microsoft, we value flexibility as part of our hybrid workplace so that you can feel empowered to do your best work.