"Understanding the virtual env"

Posted: Feb 03 2021

General


Position:

Program Manager Intern

Term:

Summer 2020

Location:

Virtual

Category:

Engineering

Reviewer


Major:

Engineering Science

Classification:

Senior

School:

The University of Texas at El Paso

International Student:

Yes

Compensation


Hourly | Monthly:

$40.42 | $7000

Relocation:

$0

Final Thoughts


Would you recommend this internship to a friend?

Yes.

Are you returning?

Yes.

Summary


I really think my internship experience was good. I got to work and interact with many people. What I disliked was that I had too many meetings per day and I worked overtime almost every day. I guess it is part of the job, but given the virtual environment it was a little frustrating for me. Overall I learned a lot about hardware components and Microsoft’s culture.

Work


4

Some overtime

3

Someone will work with it

1

Not related to career

Discuss the details of your project. What did your project(s) entail? What kinds of tools did you get to work with?

I was tasked to come up with the perfect user experience for the button subsystem for the new Surface Duo (foldable phone).

Manager/Mentor


3

Appointment needed

4

In depth answer

How was your relationship with your mentor / manager?

I had a weekly meeting with my manager, he was simply the best and made sure I was fully supported. I had two meetings per week with my mentor and he guided and helped me a lot with my project.

Team


1

No training

3

Felt like an intern

Can you describe some team events?

There were a lot of intern events organized by the intern committee.

Social


5

Every week

3

Sometimes

What was your favorite thing about the companie's culture?

Everyone has a growth mindset and is willing to share their experiences.

Benefits


Provided housing

Activities(e.g. ping-pong, board games, etc.)

Free breakfast or lunch/dinner

Snack bar

Free beverages

Free coffee/tea

Opportunity to receive certifications

Public transportation subsidy

Excursion/Tours

Free swag/merchandise

Flexible schedule

Vacation days

Discounts on company products

Gym/Recreation center products

Company laptop/monitor products

Wellness/Medical center