Works at Microsoft?
Jayvis Gonsalves '18
It’s not every day a college student is handed a multi-million dollar problem and is asked to fix it, but that’s exactly what Jayvis Gonsalves was able to do during his internship with Microsoft. The financial economics major from India applied for a position as a software developer because of his strong technological background. However, executives took notice of his critical thinking skills and offered him the coveted position of program manager. He was put in charge of a feature within Windows 10 that was facing falling revenues. His task was to analyze the problems, fix them, and bring revenue back up. The project ended up being so successful that it was launched as a platform of its own, and Jayvis was asked to come back after he graduates. However, his biggest takeaway from the internship was the importance of soft skills. “Technical skills are something you learn on the job, but you have to know how to interact and what to do with the advice given to you. That is something I learned at Wabash.”
That’s a Wabash man for you. Seriously.