Microsoft Student Partners

THE NEW ZEALAND IT COMMUNITY

The best way to connect with the IT Industry

The Microsoft Student Partner programme is to encourage students who are interested in building a closer relationship with Microsoft, and those who are simply hooked on technology, to develop their skills further.

The programme is designed to help students learn more about our different technologies and also help them connect closely with our Partners in the IT industry to help prepare themselves and their peers for the IT industry.

What do you do as a Student Partner?

To get the most out of being a Microsoft Student Partner, there are a lot of opportunities for you to contribute to the broad academic community. This ranges from blogging to setting up technical demonstrations.

We require Student Partners to undertake a range of voluntary activities throughout the year which are designed to give you not only real world experience but also to compliment your existing studies. Below are some of the specific goals for 2009:

§   Help drive events on campus where you liaise with industry partners who speak at events

§   Maintain and update NZ IT Student site

§   Support Imagine Cup 2009 activities on your campus

§   Support Microsoft activities on your campus including Orientation, Dreamspark, MSDNAA

What is in it for you?

We can promise you that being part of the Microsoft Student Partner programme will be a very rewarding and valuable experience. Being recognized as a Microsoft Student Partner is an amazing accolade to add to your CV/Resume to help you succeed and get ahead in your future career. In addition, you will:

·           Develop your personal and technological skills further and allow you to gain some real-world, professional experience

·           Have the opportunities to connect and network with Microsoft employees, Microsoft Partners and other industry experts and make valuable contacts for the future.

 

·           Receive cool Microsoft software, access into some of our industry events, and plug into programs that not only let you show off what you know but also increase your chances of getting a great job when you graduate.

Who are we looking for?

An enthusiastic individual who is passionate about information technology and is interested in establishing a fantastic relationship with Microsoft, representing their students and department in New Zealand. He/She must be currently enrolled FULL TIME in an IT/IS/IM/CS/Software Eng degree.

What to do next?

We’d love to hear from you. So send your cover letter & CV to nzedu@microsoft.com and we will be in touch with you. This is a fantastic opportunity for all IT students. Show us your passion for technology and dedication towards becoming a great professional developer! We have opened applications till the end of February 2009.

NOTE: Terms & Conditions Apply.