Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist

US MSP Program Job Description | 2012–2013 Academic Year

What are we looking for?

If you’re passionate about technology, love throwing fun events on campus, and aren’t shy about sharing your enthusiasm for the latest Microsoft products, you could be the perfect fit for the Microsoft Student Partners program! Whether you’re a tech junkie or a marketing guru, you could have the chance to be the Microsoft rockstar of your campus.

We’re looking for students who are addicted to posting on Facebook and Twitter, are really involved in leading in campus organizations, and have a passion for technology and for Microsoft. If you want to share your enthusiasm and develop industry-leading skills, we want to hear from you.

What will you do?

You’ll be recognized as the one and only Microsoft Student Partner on your campus! You’ll spend the year planning campus events, sharing your experiences via social media, demonstrating the latest technologies wherever you go, and working with the bookstore, clubs, organizations, and professors.

Our Microsoft Student Partners this past year:

o Built Windows Phone Apps.

o Demoed Windows features to students and faculty on campus.

o Showed off the brand new Xbox Dashboard.

o Shared Xbox games with friends including Gears of War 3, Forza 4, Gunstringer and much more!

o Recruited for Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition.

o Promoted the new social network So.cl and sent exclusive invitations to their friends and fellow students to join.

Every month we’ll have training webcasts with Microsoft leaders to enhance your learning about marketing and technology from people on the cutting edge.

What’s in it for you?

You’ll get plenty of exposure and recognition on campus with faculty and students. You’ll also have access to numerous benefits including Microsoft products, software, reference materials, training, and the inside scoop on future job opportunities. You’ll get direct interaction with Microsoft professionals and their partners. And, you’ll gain the skills that could land you that important job or internship.

What’s the fine print?

The time commitment is 5–10 hours a week. Students must be enrolled full time in an accredited academic institution within the United States. All students must have valid identification and be eligible to work in the United States from July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013.

Participants receive competitive compensation as well as software and hardware in exchange for their active participation in the program. Students participating in the Microsoft Student Partners program are employees of a third-party, which will manage the program on behalf of Microsoft.

Application Process

Step 1: Send us your resume (usmsp@microsoft.com)

Step 2: Create a video

We want to get to know you and discover your passion for technology. Create and submit a one-minute video telling us about your favorite experience with a Microsoft technology and why you want to be an MSP on your campus.

Your entry has to be compelling. It has to be stimulating. So if you're ready, produce your video and get noticed.

Once your video is posted to YouTube, be sure to share with your friends to drive views and comments!

Step 3: Fill out the online application at http://bit.ly/USMSP13.

There are only 25 questions and it should take you about 30 minutes to complete.

Feel free to reach out with any questions to usmsp@microsoft.com.