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 […]
Task & Purpose | Looking for a career in the tech industry? Microsoft Software and Systems Academy is looking for service members like youJun 29, 2021
Jon King had over two decades of military experience under his belt in both the Air Force and the Army when he realized it was the right time for him to retire from service. The problem was deciding what to do next.
We Are the Mighty | How this Army veteran went from helicopter repair to the tech sectorJun 15, 2021
After graduating high school, Richard Lee wanted to join the military. As the American-born son of Korean parents, service to country was instilled in him from a very young age.
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.
MSSA fueled the determination of this Army soldier to land a rewarding yet flexible tech careerMay 4, 2021
A thriving success story can be found in Florabel Ituralde. When she was exploring a career change in preparation for her transition out of the Army, she discovered Microsoft Software and Systems Academy.