What are the benifits of a student partner ? RRS feed

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  • Hi, i am new to this student rockstar contest.I saw that the top 300 will get a chance to be a microsoft student partner.I would like to know what benefits would such a partner get me ?
    Friday, September 14, 2007 1:41 PM

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  • The Microsoft Student Partners (MSP) is an organization of University students interested in careers in technology who are willing to help others learn about Microsoft technology.

    The Microsoft Student Partner Program is a worldwide initiative to sponsor students who are interested in technology. The program mainly focuses on improving students skills for employability, fostering a strong student-2-student network and improved information flow between Microsoft and student communities. The members of the community are called Microsoft Student Partners (MSP).

    The program encourages MSPs to learn about the lastest Microsoft Technologies and to propogate that knowledge to the academic community in various engineering colleges in their city or locality. MSPs also organize various city wide events to educate the masses about Microsoft Technologies.

    As of July 06, 2007, there was a total number of 1445 registered Student Partners globally, representing 64 regions/countries.


    Microsoft does offer a stipend to its student partners, although various software and hardware packages are commonly distributed for testing and promotional purposes. Student Partners are also given access to MSDN Premium Subscriptions free of cost to support their promotional activities. There are also cases where Microsoft invites its Student Partners for national conferences and events.

    Check Out : http://student-partners.com/
    Friday, September 14, 2007 5:25 PM
  • About being a Student Partner

    Being a student partner with Microsoft opens up a lot of opportunities for you to learn, grow and build your career, holistically !

    As a student partner with Microsoft you get interview opportunities at IDC, MSITI and SMSG. In addition, you could get invited for Microsoft premium developer forum, meeting leading industrialists and heads of Microsoft in India etc. You could also get invited to the global student partner summit !

    Along with all this, you receive an official letter confirming that you are a student partner with Microsoft. MSDN Premium Subscription, Vista(Business Edition), Resource DVDs, Books, USB Sticks, an official Microsoft student partner id, visiting cards, student partner t-shirts, caps are some of the other things that could come to you as a result of being a student partner with Microsoft !

    Friday, September 14, 2007 7:14 PM