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    More Interview Questions

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    After looking at some of the other bloggers that had linked to my interview posts I ran across a great post filled with lots of great .NET Interview Questions . I have gone through various other technical interviews lately not including the Microsoft...
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    One day left to compete in IT, Algorithm, and Visual Gaming!

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    Some of the easiest ways to compete - and get your free stuff - close tomorrow night March 1st! So read on for updates on the IT, Algorithm, and Visual Gaming invitationals. Here's how to get started: For any of the competitions, after you register...
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    Been a bit slow on the postings...

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    We’ll try to pick things up shortly, but we’ve been slow for a couple reasons: our two student bloggers, James and Eric, have been rather busy lately! James is graduating and entering the working world (my condolences!) and Eric has been busy...
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    Tips on learning about Microsoft job role

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    Courtesy of Gretchen on the JobsBlog. -Kevin (Microsoft)
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    Looking for some good students for INETA Academic

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    Andrew Flick is looking for student volunteers to help out with INETA 's Academic effort. If you aren't familiar with INETA, it is the International .NET Association, a non-profit group dedicated to helping make developer user groups focused on .NET successful...
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    Interview Problems

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    I have just posted most of the problems that I was asked throughout the interview process at Microsoft . I did not post my solutions, but if you are really interested please don't hesitate to contact me. --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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    The Interview

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    I have finally gotten around to writing about my interview experience. I ended up interviewing with the Visual C# and WebDev team. The experience was great and I have written more about it here , here and here . --Eric (Grand Valley State Univesity)
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    Interviewing at Microsoft

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    I just finished a great day of interviewing at Microsoft . I will write more about this later, but most likely on my personal blog when I do. Stay tuned for a link to the post later... --Eric (Grand Valley State University)
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    FREE 15 part C# webcast series

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    Dr. Joe Hummel talks about modern Windows development in Visual Studio .NET using C# in a series of webcasts . Dr. Hummel is a professor of Computer Science at Lake Forest College. This 15-part series covers a wide-range of topics, including object-oriented...
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    Xbox power cords recalled

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    MSNBC reports that Microsoft is recalling 14.1 million power cords for its Xbox video game console. Order your free replacement today from http://replacements.webprogram.com/index.asp . -James (California State Univ., Long Beach)
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    US Imagine Cup Software Design entries DUE tonight!

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    (only for the United States portion of the Software Design Invitational) Entries are DUE TONIGHT by 11:59 PM Pacific! Not sure how to submit your spec? Follow the following steps: 1. Register for the competition at www.imaginecup.com 2. Create a team...
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    Do you think theSpoke sucks?

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    You can help make theSpoke better and apply to be on theSpoke 's first Student Advisory Board. The full details are on Mario Jobbe’s blog , but they are looking for smart, technical students to: - Attend MSN Messenger meetings every other week to discuss...
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    Earn a Microsoft "Ship-It" award by creating a VS05 Powertoy

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    Sara Ford from the Visual Studio Core Test test team pointed out this idea for how to show off you code skills and earn yourself a Microsoft "Ship-It"* award in the process! VS Core Community Powertoys Contribute code over on their community site on GotDotNet...
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    Imagine Cup - How is the US faring on the leaderboards?

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    The leader boards are now active in several of the Invitationals (follow the links – you need to register first!) – a short recap: Algorithm Invitational : While students from Australia and the United States (go California ) are in the 1-2 slots, China...
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    Webcasts rollup - Lots of great webcasts for students

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    Not sure what a Webcast is? Check this out . You can watch them live or recorded, either way they are a lot more fun than reading a text book. A sampling of what’s coming – see the rest of the newsletter for all the rest: Digital Blackbelt Series : Joe...
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    Geek of the Week - Aamer Abbas, University of North Carolina

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    --> Getting these started up again - this week it's Aamer Abbas, a Microsoft Student Ambassador from the University of North Carolina. In his own words... My name is Aamer Abbas and I'm a senior at the University of North Carolina. Though I have many...
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    Imagine Cup deadlines clarified

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    Some quick clarifications on the deadlines to enter/compete for the various Imagine Cup Invitationals : Software Design (US ONLY - this various by country): February 15th Visual Gaming, IT, IT High School, and Algorithm: March 1st Short Film, Rendering...
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    Scoble visits his alma mater to talk on blogging

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    For those students in Silicon Valley, Scoble is speaking today at San Jose State at 2:30PM Pacific about the blogosphere. See Steve Sloan's post for more details . [Updated: - he's also doing a Geek Dinner at 6pm tonight , if you can't make the presentation...
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    AOL Instant Messenger, a Better Alternative?

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    I still think ICQ is by far the superior IM client, but unfortunately the rest of the world doesn't agree. It was back in my later high school days that I decided to switch from ICQ to AIM, because that's what all my friends were using and the sole purpose...
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    Tsunami assistance just by changing your avatar

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    Mario Jobbe says that from now until the end of February, theSpoke will donate $5 to the Red Cross for every avatar that is changed on theSpoke to one of three icons: Blue Avatar (tsunami_help_blue.gif) Green Avatar (tsunami_help_green.gif) Red Avatar...
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    Who Needs Luck Anyway?

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    Recently I have been contacted by a few companies about possible job opportunities and it's great. What I like best about it is that I am not actually out actively looking for these positions, but yet most of them are finding me one way or another. If...
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    Microsoft Student Ambassadors and Apple Campus Reps

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    To Eric's recent post about how he as a Microsoft Student Ambassador is collaborating with his Apple Campus Rep counterpart, I've heard a lot of examples of this, as part of another aspect of my job, managing the US Student Ambassador program. Personally...
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    Looking for some Software Design Invitational ideas?

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    Martin Schray, a Microsot Academic Relations Manager from Chicago posted some great samples of a web service and smart device project on his blog . Check them out to get started and remember specifications are due in a couple of weeks! -Kevin (Microsoft...
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    Another C# .NET Advanced Learning Program

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    David Smith , the Microsoft Student Ambassador at Michigan State University just published the details of his second C# .NET Advanced Learning Program (ALP) . While this event is geared towards the students of MSU, it is open to anyone interested in learning...
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    How Can We (Microsoft) Learn From Others (Apple)?

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    Last night at the Computing and Information Systems Club meeting, I got to chat with our campus's Apple Campus Rep , Alex Patterson. Alex is a good friend of mine and recently became the campus rep for Apple. We are going to begin working together more...
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