Helping the veteran and military community find meaningful opportunities in today’s digital economy.
Putting our veteran and military community to work | Microsoft Military Affairs works to inspire the veteran community to transform their lives through meaningful opportunities in today’s digital economy. At Microsoft, we’re passionate about the work our veteran community does, and we’ve taken a holistic approach to supporting them through their journey – from active duty to veterans, Reserves, and Guard. Microsoft’s veteran commitment takes many forms – from career training programs and hiring efforts to ongoing community and citizenship activities.
The next application window for MSSA (program dates: May 22 – September 21, 2023) will be LIVE from January 2, 2023 0800 Pacific Standard Time (PST) through January 16, 2023 1700 PST! Mark your calendar to submit your initial application at aka.ms/MSSAapplication during the application window.
(October 2020) UPDATE : Microsoft is committed to the safety and health of our students, staff members, partners, and community. In late March, we moved all MSSA program training to virtual instruction and we continue to monitor the guidance surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic to determine any necessary shifts to our programs.
Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA) provides transitioning service members and veterans, including those with clearance, with critical career skills required for today’s growing technology industry.LEARN MORE
Jorge Cubero, MSSA Graduate
Military skills pay dividends – in job performance, and for organizations that invest in veteran talentMay 17, 2022
Nobody completes military service without having the core veteran skillset deeply engrained. These skills drive resiliency and make the difference – on active duty and on the teams veterans become part of along their journey.
Honoring Veteran service, throughout their careersNov 12, 2021
When you have veterans on your team, you can count on them to build bridges and find a way to make things happen. By applying their military training, they are provided, or skills they already possess, they can quickly assess, analyze, and address any situation, using whatever resources are at hand.
MSSA Grads Give Back: the spirit of service that defines veterans’ impactNov 11, 2021
Honoring our veterans is not just a Veterans Day remembrance for many Microsoft employees, but rather a year-round commitment to demonstrating appreciation and thanks by giving back to our military servicemembers. We have talked before about why mentors are pillars of Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA), and essential to helping students succeed. This Veterans […]
MSSA Grads Give Back: Leveraging tech to create communityOct 28, 2021
Value of a Veteran: Taking on Imposter Syndrome We count on servicemembers to be confident and unafraid to move forward towards any challenge, which they are well trained to do. When put into a technical training classroom for the first time and needing to absorb lots of technical information in a relatively short time, it […]
MSSA Grads Give Back: Why our Graduates are our SuperpowerSep 28, 2021
For the Microsoft Military Affairs team, advocating for veteran hiring is our top focus. Since 2013, our mission has been the continuing support of servicemembers transitioning from Active or Reserve duty and unemployed or underemployed veterans to new careers in technology. We do this by providing technical training for in-demand information technology skills through Microsoft […]
Accessibility, flexibility and more mileage from the GI Bill: Here’s what participants value most about MSSA’s all-virtual, tuition-free formatJun 1, 2021
Recently we conducted a survey of current students to understand how the virtual, tuition-free format is affecting their success in the program. Here are the top benefits we heard.
We Are the Mighty | Transitioning? Microsoft can help.May 18, 2021
Every year, an estimated 200,000 veterans leave the military for new civilian lives. For many of them, getting a job is the first and most important step. As they look to new civilian careers, many veterans find it challenging to directly apply the skills attained in service to their new civilian careers — making underemployment just as big a problem as unemployment.
Why mentors are pillars of MSSA—and essential to helping students succeedJun 29, 2020
Mentorship has always been a pillar of MSSA because we know how important it is to take a holistic approach to supporting members of the military transitioning to the civilian workforce.
New data shows a promising change in perceptions toward hiring veterans. That’s worth celebrating.Nov 11, 2019
Microsoft Military Affairs worked with YouGov on a nationwide survey, which uncovered some very interesting insights and shows how attitudes have evolved when it comes to hiring veterans,
Microsoft partners with numerous tech industry leaders to offer training, mentorship and employment opportunities to the military community.