Why I Served
I have always loved teaching and community service. In 2005-06 I served the Fresno State campus and its students as a Microsoft Student Ambassador (MSA), now called a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP).
At Fresno State and in the MSA program I discovered that I could combine technology and service learning and had a great year of service.
My task, along with my classmate Michael "Ryan" Galloway, was to build Microsoft communities, create learning spaces, and foster collaboration at Fresno State.
A few highlights from our year of service:
- Getting software and development tools into the hands of Fresno State Students
- Helping teams enter the Microsoft Imagine Cup
- Traveling to the Microsoft Campus in Seattle, Washington.
Microsoft Student Partners Today
Today the MSP Program spans more than 100 countries around the world, MSPs receive:
- Leadership Experience – Host fun workshops, run hackathons, and give demos on campus to grow a community of students.
- Resume Building - Enhance their promotional skills, add to their professional technology experience, and work alongside Microsoft professionals.
- Exclusive Access – Receive insider training, exposure to career opportunities, and access to the latest technology events.
Blast from the Past
US universities next school year. A full list is below - each individual who was nominated will get an email directly by the end of today with more details. For those not selected in this round, we will let you know if you are being considered for the next round.
The Lead Student Ambassadors, a subset of the group who will be actively involved in helping us manage, refine, and build the program next year, are listed at the bottom of this mail.
Remember the MSA program for next academic year starts off in September - those selected will have opportunities for technical training during the summer so you can start off the year knowing everything you need to know about Visual Studio, SQL Server, .NET, and the rest.