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Product Designer @ Microsoft 🖌 Crafting experiences, sharing my story, & continuously learning as a human-centered designer 👋

I applied for Microsoft’s User Experience Design position, and my interview process was solely based on my own personal experience and may greatly differ from others’ interview experiences.


Funny fact: I came into UCLA as a Piano Performance major (I know, crazy right?). As a senior in high school, I didn’t have the slightest inkling of what I wanted to study for the next 4 years let alone knowing what I wanted to do in the future. …

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So, I’ve never been the super self-conscious type, but when the pandemic hit last March (has it been a year already?), to say that I felt schlumped would definitely be an understatement. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, I basically felt like a vegetating potato.

With my senior year at UCLA halted, my friends and I all moved back home; everything seemed to slip away. To make matters worse, I wasn’t happy with the way I looked or even how I felt. …

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This summer was anything but ordinary. I was all excited to spend another 3 months in the beautiful, nature-ridden state of Washington, but as COVID-19 hit, my plans experienced a dent.

This summer, I was fortunate enough to experience a Product Design Internship at Microsoft on the Outlook team (again!). Before starting, I frantically browsed the web for stuff like ‘Remote work best habits’ or ‘How to be successful WFH,’ all the like. Since this experience was new to everyone, I knew I had to be prepared to navigate uncharted waters on the job. …

Justine Du

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