Students: Want a Job with Microsoft? Part Time? On Campus?

Randy Guthrie – Microsoft Academic Developer Evangelist

What are we looking for?
If you’re passionate about technology, love throwing fun events on campus, and aren’t shy about sharing your enthusiasm for the latest Microsoft products, you could be the perfect fit for the Microsoft Student Partners program! Whether you’re a tech junkie or a marketing guru, you could have the chance to be the Microsoft rockstar of your campus.

We’re looking for students who are addicted to posting on Facebook and Twitter, are really involved in leading in campus organizations, and have a passion for technology and for Microsoft. If you want to share your enthusiasm, develop industry-leading skills, and get a big name on your resume, we want to hear from you.

What will you do?
You’ll be recognized as the one and only Microsoft Student Partner on your campus! You’ll spend the year planning campus events, sharing your experiences via social media, demonstrating the latest technologies wherever you go, and working with the bookstore, the student government, clubs, and professors.

Our Microsoft Student Partners this past year:

  • Created amazing presentations with the new Microsoft Office 2010 suite of products.

  • Demoed Kinect for Xbox 360 to their friends just as it came off the shelves.

  • Showed off the amazing features of the brand new Windows Phone 7.

  • Promoted Imagine Cup, the world’s premier student technology competition.

  • Created excitement around DreamSpark, where Microsoft gives professional tools to students for free.

Every month we’ll have training webcasts with leaders within Microsoft to enhance your learning about marketing and technology from people on the cutting edge.

What’s in it for you?
You’ll get plenty of exposure and recognition on campus with faculty and students. You’ll also have access to numerous benefits including Microsoft products, software, reference materials, training, and the inside scoop on future job opportunities. You’ll get direct interaction with Microsoft professionals and their partners. And, you’ll gain the skills that could land you that important job or internship.

What’s the fine print?
The time commitment is 5–10 hours a week. Students must be enrolled full time 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, 2011, through June 30, 2012.

Participants receive competitive compensation as well as software and hardware in exchange for their active participation in the program. Students participating in the Microsoft Student Partners program are employees of a third-party, which will manage the program for Microsoft.

Application Process – due April 15, 2011

  • Step 1:  Fill out the online application at There are only 25 questions and it should take you about 30 minutes to complete.

  • Step 2:  Create a YouTube video and submit the link to
    We want to get to know you and discover your passion for technology and how it could help solve the world’s toughest problems. Create and submit a one-minute YouTube video about your big idea that could enlighten others around the world about major global issues.  Use the theme: Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.
    Your entry has to be compelling. It has to be stimulating. So if you're ready, produce your video and get noticed.
    Once your video is posted to YouTube, be sure to share with your friends to drive views and comments!

Feel free to reach out with any questions to