Case #1 – Microsoft’s MACH Program Designed to Help Millennial Grads Make a Difference – Fast

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The Microsoft Academy for College Hires (MACH) is as an accelerated career development program designed to recruit and hire top-performing graduates across a broad range of roles, and aims to cultivate talent utilizing training, mentoring, and community support.
Microsoft believes that work is a place for exploration, creativity, innovation and professional growth. It’s about being inspired and motivated to achieve extraordinary things that leave a lasting impact. At Microsoft, graduates learn from the finest in the business. As a full time graduate employee, they experience an inspiring world-class program.
MACH participants are hired based on potential and are provided with a comprehensive on-boarding curriculum, enabling them to
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If more large companies such as Microsoft developed a program as this, new graduates joining the work force will be more comfortable, more engaged in what they want to do and their specialties. The program teaches networking and corporate skills these graduates will take throughout life. The only drawback the program may entail is the mentors scheduling. Once new hires beginning observing a mentor, it is more beneficial for them to remain with their mentor for the duration of the program. Switching between mentors has its positives and negatives and lost of interest and personality adjustments are a few negatives that may be included.

• How might the program improve Microsoft’s employer brand and help it attract talent?
“Joseph Ibarra, a MACH 2008 graduate, is a supporter of the program. “I’ve seen alumni at the MACH events, people who have accelerated quickly throughout the company and won some of Microsoft’s most prestigious awards. It’s really inspirational to see people come to the company and have a huge influence. It shows it can be done, even at a company with so many people.”
Graduates of the Microsoft Academy for College Hires (MACH) are perfect advertisement for Microsoft. The positive enrichment and development that the graduates have received are perfect for Microsoft to use to engage other soon to be graduates to the company. These graduates that are currently apart of the MACH program are also perfect candidates to


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