Tuesday, May 25, 2010

College Students - Microsoft Wants You!

Get a "job" with Microsoft, become a Student Partner!


Job Description for US MSP Program | 2010-2011 Academic Year

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for marketing gurus, media mavens, & tech junkies in any major. We want you because you want to learn about media, marketing, tech & innovation.

We’re looking for students addicted to tech blogs, who have marketing experience on campus, who are student leaders in their campus community, and who have a passion for technology and for Microsoft.

If you want to share your passion and develop industry-leading skills, we want to hear from you.

What will you do?

You’ll spend the year planning campus events, tweeting your experiences, demonstrating the latest technologies wherever you go, and working with the bookstore, the student government, clubs, & professors. You’ll get to work on wide-ranging projects such as demoing new Microsoft products like Windows 7, Office 2010, and Xbox Project Natal. You’ll connect students with Imagine Cup (www.imaginecup.com), and help students find software deals on campus and through programs like DreamSpark (www.dreamspark.com) and the Ultimate Steal (www.theultimatesteal.com).

Every few weeks we’ll have training webcasts with leaders within Microsoft, to enhance your learning about marketing & tech from people on the cutting-edge.

What’s in it for you?

Exposure and recognition on campus with faculty and students. Access to numerous benefits including Microsoft software, reference materials, training, and the inside scoop on future job opportunities. Direct interaction with Microsoft professionals and their partners. And, you get the skills that could land you that important job or internship.

What’s the fine print?

The time commitment is between 5-10 hours/week. Students must be enrolled fulltime 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, 2010 through June 30, 2011.

Participants receive competitive compensation as well as software & hardware in exchange for their active participation in the program. Students participating in the Microsoft Student Partners program are employees of Volt Services Group, (a third party employment agency) who manages the program for Microsoft.

Application Process

Step 1: Fill out the online application at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22AHG7FGBUA

Step 2: Create a YouTube video.

We want to get to know you and discover your passion for technology! Create and submit a one-minute YouTube video explaining the benefits + features of one of these four Microsoft products: (1) Office 2010, (2) Windows 7 (or Windows 7 Phone Series), (3) XNA, or (4) Visual Studio 2010.

Step 3: Upload to http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22AHAXSD5GM

Be sure to share with friends as we’ll be watching for videos with the most comments!

Applications + videos are due by June 1st, 2010. The MSP class of 2010 will be announced in August!

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