As the academic year concludes in many regions, students are flocking to internships for real-world, hands-on experience with hopes of gaining a competitive edge in the job market. Over the next few weeks, we’ll provide a first-hand view of the intern experience at Microsoft through video testimonials you can share with your students.

With the newly-announced Xbox One on the minds of gamers around the world, we kick off the series with an insider’s tour of Microsoft Xbox, where business skills and cutting-edge technology abilities drive innovation to gamers around the globe—abilities that your IT Academy program foster every day.

We start the interns' tour with a behind-the-scenes look at the Xbox headquarters:

With a sense of the work environment, we introduce you to Matthew, an intern working as a Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET) for Xbox.

Stay tuned next week for more insights from a Microsoft intern, and be sure to share this series with your students and staff.