Microsoft was founded in 1975 by Harvard's most successful dropout Bill Gates, and his childhood buddy Paul Allen.
After Allen convinced him to drop out of Harvard, Gates in turn convinced his friend Steve Ballmer to drop out of Harvard Business School and work with them. Ballmer is now Micosoft's CEO!
Their IPO in 1986 reportedly created three billionaires and made 12,000 Microsoft employees millionaires.
In 2007, Gates received an honory doctorate from Harvard, more than thirty years after he dropped out - and described his time at University as "transformative".
This week, we hear from Cassandra Young, University Staffing Consultant at Microsoft, based in Seattle, WA.
Cassandra tells us about MACH, the company's prestigious professional development programme for MBAs and grads, and breakfasting with the CEO!
What areas of Microsoft do you hire MBAs for?
We have a large breadth of roles for MBAs to consider. We hire across multiple business groups, including Office; Windows; Server & Tools; Xbox; Sales, Marketing, and Services Group (SMSG); Yammer, and Skype. The roles generally fall within Marketing, Finance, Sales, Supply Chain, and Operations.
Can you tell us a bit about Microsoft Academy of College Hires (MACH)?
The Microsoft Academy of College Hires (MACH) program is designed to help onramp recent university and MBA graduates.
The MACH program helps new coll...