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Hi, everyone! 

 

I’m Pablo Veramendi, Global Program Director for the new Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors. Today, I’m thrilled to congratulate our first group of Student Ambassadors on their acceptance! I and the rest of the team are so excited to welcome you all, and we can’t wait to see where you take this opportunity. 

 

As Student Ambassadors, you’re in a unique position to solve real-world problems, establish yourselves as mentors and leaders in your communities, and amplify your impact. And now, your experience is fully online with support for students in virtual learning, making it easier than ever to build on your knowledge while you make a difference. Microsoft Learn is where everyone comes to learnand as Student Ambassadors, you’re everywhere, learning new skills and helping otherdo the same.  

 

You’re joining a global online network to collaborate with Leagues that are focused on specific issues and technologies that you’re passionate aboutYou’ll also be able to: 

  • Connect directly with experts and mentors at Microsoft. 
  • Learn the skills that will help you land your dream job. 
  • Earn recognition and build your reputation as a tech insider and leader.  
  • Pay it forward by sharing your expertise, creating opportunities for other students, and making meaningful progress on issues—not just locally, but globally. 

 

You and other university students who share your passion will contribute to creating the future that you want for your communities, yourselves, and the world.

 

Being a Student Ambassador also means being a mentor. It’s really fulfilling to help other students learn skills that will help them reach their career goals.  

Althani, Philippines 

 

Make a difference with like-minded peers from around the world 

Find your virtual community and make a real difference. The global community of Learn Student Ambassadors is at the heart of the program, and as a participant, you’re connected to them all on Microsoft Teams. Within that community, you’ll find Leagues—groups of students who are excited to apply their skills and make progress on a meaningful issue or technology like green techhealthcare, or AI. Then apply your League’s work to local and global challenges with opportunities like the Microsoft Imagine Cup and student hackathon events. 

 

Expand your impact and pay it forward. Build your reputation, résumé, and influence by creating and sharing your own videos and blog posts, which could be amplified through Microsoft social channels. Create opportunities for others by offering your guidance and encouraging them to learn and grow through opportunities like virtual coding boot camps. Provide your expertise to other students at your university and beyond who are interested in technology. And because Microsoft stands for empowering everyone on the planet to achieve more, you can proudly share your Learn Student Ambassadors affiliation on and off campus. 

 

Grow your skills and build your reputation as a tech insider 

Learn and grow on a guided path. Expand your skills at your own speed with online courses through Microsoft Learn, master a topic that you’re passionate about, and share that knowledge with other students. Earn a free certification by completing steps like a Microsoft Learn path, writing a blog post, or recording a video tutorial that helps others learn from your passion for technology. 

 

Make a name for yourself with support from Microsoft. Take advantage of unique access to Microsoft experts through the virtual community on Teams. They can offer remote mentorship, guide your League’s efforts, and provide opportunities for you to be part of the team while you prepare for graduation. These experts are also here to help you plan and run eventsincluding virtual live events. 

 

Score opportunities to attend Microsoft eventsAs a Learn Student Ambassador, you may be invited to join Microsoft at sponsored events onlineYou might even get a chance to share your knowledge at one of these events. For example, Microsoft Build 2020 included several Student Zone sessions that were led by Student Ambassadors. 

 

Become a leader in your local tech community and empower your peers 

Collaborate remotely and build your big dream. Learn Student Ambassadors get free access to best-in-class Microsoft 365 apps like PowerPoint and Excel, cloud services like OneDrive and Microsoft Teams, and all of the development tools in Visual Studio. As you achieve your milestones, you can use the Azure credit that comes with your Visual Studio Enterprise subscription to explore new services and build a proof of concept for your idea. 

 

Develop leadership skills and amplify your influence. Dive deep into organization, teamwork, public speaking, and social communication—leadership skills that set you up for success and influence throughout your life and career. Then amplify your influence by taking advantage of free tools offered by Microsoft technology partners. Use the built-in advanced image editing features of Techsmith Snagit screen capture software, and create polished, professional-looking videos using the Camtasia screen recorder and video editor. 

 

“The truth is, you don’t have to be an expert. What’s important is something that we all share: a passion for technology and passion for our community.” 

—Sharif, Mexico 

 

Onward and upward 

I’m excited to see the impact our new Student Ambassadors will have across the globe. And for those of you who are passionate about using technology to make a difference and haven’t yet explored becoming a Student Ambassador, I hope you’ll consider joining us in the future. 

 

Find more information and learn how to apply 

Applications are open all year, and new students are accepted quarterly. Explore the program. 

Brought to you by Dr. Ware, Microsoft Office 365 Silver Partner, Charleston SC.

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