Great job with ‘a sneak preview of the future’ all began with a Windows internship

Aug 17, 2016   |   Tracy Ith

Nikhil Gaekwad was only a month or two into his freshman year of college when, out of curiosity, he popped into a Microsoft career information session. He knew many of his fellow engineering students dreamed of working at the company and wanted to see what kind of positions it might have.

He ended up deciding, right then and there, exactly what he wanted to do with his future.

“The company, the perks and the work culture seemed like a dream come true,” he says. “I was intrigued by the wide variety of opportunities available in one company — and came out of that session learning about the unique program manager role and how well it fit with my desire to design, problem-solve and innovate to impact millions of people around the world.”

That fall day in 2010, he set his goal and started planning how to achieve it. Six internships later — including two at Microsoft — he’s a program manager in the Windows Storage, Things & Connectivity team (internally known as STACK). Just a year after graduating, he’s responsible for projects and features that people around the world will use regularly.

Read more about the wide range of technologies and opportunities in Windows on the Microsoft JobsBlog.

Tracy Ith
Microsoft News Center Staff

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