"No computer is ever going to ask a new,
reasonable question.
It takes trained people to do that."

- Grace Hopper


(Formerly known as Industry Explorers)

LEAP Engineering Acceleration Program (LEAP) is an immersive, 16-week diversity program that provides participants with real-world development experience. The program combines traditional classroom learning with hands-on projects.

Microsoft strives to be a company that seeks and supports diverse perspectives while fostering a culture of inclusion and mutual respect for talented engineers of all backgrounds. The LEAP program provides an alternative approach to talent sourcing, leveraging modern models and venues to find the passionate and capable talent that may be otherwise overlooked.

Important dates

Next Cohort: Nov 6th, 2017 through Mar 23rd, 2018

Applications Open: Aug 14th, 2017

Applications Due: Sep 15th, 2017

Please visit our About page to learn more about the program.


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All candidates passionate about technology and excited by this opportunity are encouraged to apply.