Rekha Nair

Rekha Nair

IT Program Manager


Microsoft

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Had a passion for law because it meant interesting problems to solve and changing people's lives.
Studied Physics because that was a cool thing to do.
Enrolled in a computer course, as it was a cool and upcoming thing.
Joined a local company that did pretty neat things with tech...
...and my teachers persuaded me to join there.
I realized that was really a fun and cool place, where creativity mattered.
Tech helped me bring out my inner explorer...
...and I continue to learn and explore.

Education

High School
Bachelor
Physics, General
Certification/License
PMP

Career

IT Program Manager

I create stories that show what is possible with technology.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Technology
Engineering
Helping People

Day to Day

You will see people exchange ideas passionately and work through challenges with a can-do attitude. You will see how we apply our experience and skills to influence and create a great product in meetings or in 1:1 discussions. A good part of the day will also be about finding information that can make your content inspirational and creating technical content in various digital formats.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Stay curious and explore. Learn using multiple methods: from reading, online courses, and from your mentors and your network.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Enroll in your local community program that lets you explore your interest. Being with other students will help you understand how to be a great team member in a diverse group.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Physics, General
certification
Certification/License
PMP

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"We found someone else better than you."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant