I am currently accepting applications for Canadian Microsoft Student Partners for the 2014/2015 school year.

MSPheaderIt’s June, and that means we are currently accepting applications for the Microsoft Student Partner position in Canada.  If interested please apply ASAP we would like to identify all our candidates by the end of the month. We will consider other candidates throughout the year. But this is our target period for identifying new MSPs.

What is a Microsoft Student Partner?

  • As a technical evangelist I try to help developers make educated decisions. As I look into 2014/2015, I want to be sure that developers understand what Visual Studio can do, how the cloud on Azure can help your software projects, and why you might choose to develop for Windows Phone or Windows 8. If a developer is interested in one of these topics, I want to make sure they know how to get started with the technology.
  • Canada is really big so I need help. Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) are basically campus evangelists, who help me educate developers at their school.

What does an MSP Do?

  • Let other students on their campus know about Microsoft programs such as DreamSpark and Imagine Cup.
  • Ideally host one event per term. the event might be a lunch and learn, a 2-3 hour workshop, or an all day workshop or hackathon.

Who makes a great MSP?

  • A self starter
  • Someone comfortable organizing and promoting events.
  • Someone with a passion for Microsoft technology.
  • Someone comfortable doing a presentation in front of others.
  • The ideal candidate has experience with Visual Studio, or Azure, or building mobile apps. At a minimum you must have a desire to learn about one of these technologies.

What do I get out of being an MSP?

  • You get an MSDN subscription, which includes monthly Azure credits
  • Opportunities to connect/network with other MSPs and people at Microsoft
  • A chance to be seen as the campus expert on Microsoft programs and technology
  • A chance to better connect your school to Microsoft

How do I apply?

Email mspcanada@Microsoft.com tell us your

  • name
  • school
  • program
  • graduating year
  • a paragraph explaining why you want to be a Microsoft Student Partner and why you think you would be a good candidate.

We look forward to hearing from you!