Time flies by… too fast. The first half of my internship here at Microsoft is already over. It feels as if I started yesterday but it has already been 6 weeks that I’m here. One thing is already clear to me: I’m so going to miss Redmond and Microsoft. The team, the challenges, the free sodas, … oh my, I’m going to miss all of them.
So, what happenes after the first half of the internship? Is there something special that’s going on? Glad you asked. During the 6th week at Microsoft you get to do a so called “mid term review”. It is a review against the commitments that my manager and I agreed on when I started the internship. It’s basically a document that contains the commitments and the progress on them (which one are completed, which one are on the way, which one haven’t been started yet).
I had this review on Friday and it went great. My team is happy with what I’m doing and most of my commitments are on track. Some of them are slightly behind the schedule but I guess that’s normal if you do multiple projects and you have a lot of unknowns…
Next week I’m going to have a meeting with my recruiter where we go over the review document and speak about how I like working at Microsoft. She’s going to tell me what Microsoft could offer me, if the rest of the internship goes well too. What I know is that when an intern performs properly Microsoft is going to offer her/him a full time position. I hope that the full time position can be delayed for a while (and the offer doesn’t expire fast) because finishing with the studies is prioerity 1 now! But let’s find out next week.
My dad is also coming to Seattle on Wednesday. I’m going to show him around Seattle and get him a visitor pass to come and visit my office! It is going to be a lot of fun.