Accelerated Connections and Experiences Rotation Program: Full-time Opportunities for University Graduates, United States


Location: Redmond, Washington

Job Type: Full time


Every year, we welcome thousands of university graduates from every corner of the world to join Microsoft. You bring your aspirations, talent, potential—and excitement for the journey ahead.

Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. As employees we come together with a growth mindset, innovate to empower others and collaborate to realize our shared goals. Each day we build on our values of respect, integrity, and accountability to create a culture of inclusion where everyone can thrive at work and beyond. Learn more about our cultural attributes

Those hired into this role are invited to participate in Microsoft Aspire Experience, a two-year learning and development experience where you'll build your network, cultivate intentional capabilities and gain perspective into the career opportunities across Microsoft’s many exciting businesses.

Are you ready to join us and create the future? Come as you are, do what you love—start your journey with us today!


Accelerated Connections and Experiences Rotation Program (ACE) 

Graduating seniors will be considered for a marketing role in the ACE Rotation Program - a marketing rotation program that consists of 2 distinct, 1-year rotations in different marketing roles at Microsoft. See the ACE Rotation Program page for more details. 

Examples of potential Marketing full-time roles or 1st rotations in ACE:

Product Marketing Manager  
Determines marketing strategy for area and communicates through marketing plans, product content, and internal and external evangelism.   Understands, orchestrates, and influences campaigns and marketing activities, develops integrated marketing campaigns, and delivers product solutions and customer campaign feedback to the business. An essential aspect of the role of the Product Marketing Manager is to align the content, timing and delivery of marketing messages and outreach to Microsoft’s customers and partners.  


  • Plays a role throughout the marketing cycle: from positioning, messaging, and storytelling to determining and orchestrating global launch plans and identifying market research needs.
  • Owns monitoring our competition and building competitive positioning and response plans. 

Marketing Communications Manager  

The Marketing Communication Manager embraces our company’s Marketing principles, is a Microsoft brand steward, and drives ongoing improvements in maximizing marketing spend and driving marketing efficiency, and marketing impact.   You are able to center your work with larger goals in mind. Adept at working with team members across business groups and agencies to deliver a global integrated marketing communication plan.

  • Manages annual marketing communications priorities and success metrics. You will direct priorities for events and media, public and analyst relations.
  • Oversees production and deployment of advertising and drives the strategy and execution of digital and social media.
  • Determines the optimal mix of engagement vehicles for your product, service, or geography. You'll need to be a strategic thinker to ensure execution, risks, and global alignment are optimal.    

Partner/Channel Marketing Manager  

Shapes the strategy and manages the execution of programs that drive partner profitability. Partner profitability programs accelerate partner cloud practice development by helping the partners build business plans, develop cloud offers, create go-to-market channels, form new business opportunities, increase partner satisfaction, and strengthen partner loyalty.  

  • Connects internal and external stakeholders to develop and drive channel marketing plans.
  • Engages directly with partners to drive execution, hold partners accountable for meeting business results, and adapt plans and investments accordingly.  
  • Owns the partner ecosystem and channel strategy. We need creative, analytical, and broad thinkers who collaboratively engage with partners to identify and achieve mutually beneficial results. As needed, you will incubate new partner models and deliver a partner gap analysis. You own the partner campaign, program activity delivery, and sales pipeline support.     

Business Planner  

Grows the business and drives customer adoption with optimized pricing offers, licensing and packaging, leveraging actionable market intelligence to shape business priorities and direction. Collaborates with engineering, marketing, and finance to develop product monetization strategies aligned with our broader Microsoft business models.


Minimum Qualifications   

  • Currently pursuing or have completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in the continually evolving craft of marketing.   
  • Proven aptitude for seeking creative solutions to multi-faceted problems.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to deliver results in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment.   
  • Ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders.   
  • Ability to influence, inspire, and lead from any role.

The salary for this role in the state of Colorado is from $67,600 to $130,100.

At Microsoft certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including annual bonus and stock. These awards are allocated based on individual performance. In addition, certain roles also have the opportunity to earn sales incentives based on revenue or utilization, depending on the terms of the plan and the employee’s role.

Benefits/perks listed here may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Microsoft and the country where you work. US-based employees gain access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and fitness benefits, among others.

Visit our Careers FAQ Page to learn more about the interview process and answers to commonly asked questions 

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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