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Microsoft Student Partners Calling!

Yeah, that’s right. Doors have been thrown open to become a Microsoft Student Partner. MSP is a huge group of tech-savvy Students across the globe. As I write this, there are 2905 MSP’s across the world in 101 countries. And India has a huge share of nearly 700 MSPs! Applications are being accepted online right now for this. There are some really cool benefits of becoming a MSP, like

  • MSDN Premium Subscription (This is the Best Part)
  • Internship & Recruitment Opportunities at MS
  • Exclusive Events, Training for MSP’s organized by MS
  • Interactions with MVPs & Microsoft Employees
  • and many more…

But before you jump at the benefits, there are some things that you are supposed to do like

  • Conducting technical Seminars
  • Participate in Imagine Cup (Its a competition for students)
  • Maintain a tech-blog etc…

You can find more about the details regarding requirements in the MSP Portal http://www.student-partners.com/ Click on the Apply Now button to the right. Then select the country to where you belong and you can view the details there. Also this time around, there is a handbook for the people who are applying, which can be found here, which contains further instructions on what the applicants should do to get selected.

The last date for registering is August 15th, i.e; this Sunday. So there is not much time left. Its a wonderful opportunity for you and don’t miss it! All the Best to those who are applying!

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Students to Business

Ever wondered what you need to do to get an Internship?? There is a wonderful opportunity for you online! There is this program from Microsoft called Students to Business, which gives students with a huge opportunity for the students to get internships or jobs across many companies. You can put up your profile, which can be viewed by the companies participating in the S2B program. As I write this, there are about 9462 registered users and 227 registered Employers(Companies), with 81 active projects and 169 open positions. That is a pretty good number for a site which started just within a year(At least in India).

You can land up with internship/job either by applying for positions or particular projects open in the companies or, the Employer may approach you, by viewing your profile & it matches their requirements. You can add various skill sets to your profile like C#, .Net Framework, Silverlight, etc. Since this program is a Microsoft Initiative, It mostly has technologies related to MS. But you can always add other skills also. Depending on your skill sets and profile, the site will show some of the openings/projects in various companies. You can also search for projects depending on your skills and other criteria.

This program is available in most of the countries all over the world. Companies participating in Indian version of S2B are spread over…. from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, etc. So What are you waiting for? You’ll need a Windows Live ID to register there(If you have a Hotmail-email ID, you already you have it & you can use that only). If you don’t have one get yourself one by clicking here (You can use your own email-ID as Live ID). And finally, click here to register & start filling out your profiles! Who knows? You may have a golden opportunity there. And, don’t forget to give me a referral in the referral code box. Put the code as “ninaada”. Please don’t make spelling mistakes! 🙂

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