Everything you wanted to know about being a new-grad Program Manager

Dasani Madipalli
Dec 9, 2019 · 8 min read

Every time I tell my friends and family that I’m a Program Manager at Microsoft it is met with a lot of confusion — “wait — you’re a manager? But didn’t you just graduate? Are you sure that’s your actual job? What do you do? So are you in IT?”

This has by far been the most requested article since I’ve started blogging. I constantly get questions through social media as well as in person about what it is like to be a Program Manager, how I became one and what skills helped me land the job.