I am a Microsoft employee who has worked with Eric during two summer internships, and two years full time at Microsoft. During my time with Eric, he helped me transition from college student/recent college graduate to experienced software engineer. Some examples of how Eric helped me:
- Eric assembled and managed an extremely diverse team at Microsoft, so when I joined I found I was able to quickly integrate myself into his team and connect with other teammates. Because I felt like part of the team from Day 1, I quickly gained confidence in speaking up and voicing my opinions in meetings.
- Something I initially struggled with during my time under Eric was pushing back or saying “no.” In a private setting, Eric took the time to coach me through different scenarios and practice alternative responses. Under Eric, I was able to develop better communication skills and feel much more confident in my interactions with peers.
Eric’s patience, insight, and feedback are unparalleled, and I am grateful for the professional and personal growth I achieved with his guidance.