Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thanksgiving in April: Rob Mauceri

When I first interviewed for an internship at Microsoft, I interviewed to be a Program Manager.  And I failed those interviews.  I kinda think that one of the people who interviewed me was a jerk and an idiot (still don't know who it was... I think it was someone who worked on Excel), and another one of my interviewers didn't seem to be doing a very good job either, but either way, I failed my interviews and didn't get the job.  And then Rob Mauceri said that they should fly me back to interview again for a Software Design Engineer position.  From what I can tell that never happens.  But it did, and I got the internship after that.  And then despite not really producing anything of any real lasting value that summer, I got a full-time offer.  Really this should be more of a thank-you to everyone involved in extending me that offer, because that made my senior year a lot more fun.

I'd wanted to work at Microsoft for a really long time, and I waited a year just to get that first interview.  So I'm really thankful that I managed to get that second chance.  Plus I got to miss Dr. Elbaum's awful software engineering class for my interview.  I hated that class so much.

2 comments:

Andy Misle said...

I love this series. Mostly because of its similarities to Jimmy Fallon's Thank You Notes in places. You always clench the posts with a good close.

Travis said...

Well that puts me under a lot of pressure to write more of them. I wrote a bunch but the queue's almost empty...