Chance to Become a Microsoft Student Partner ( MSP )

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 |

Chance to Become Microsoft Student Partner ( MSP )

I am a Engineering student from India & its my dream to become a Microsoft Student Partner ( MSP ). Because when i saw them i.e. MSPs Conducting various events related to Microsoft Products,their knowledge,Position,etc i got exicted !! But most of us do not know How to Become a Microsoft Student Partner MSP ? So here is golden oppurtunity for Students to become a Microsoft Student Partner ( MSP ). You can apply for the MSP Program 2011-2012.  

How to Become a Microsoft Student Partner ( MSP ) 

Most of the my friends ask me about How to Become a Microsoft Student Partner ( MSP ), or generally there is a discussion about this great Program by microsoft. So you can become a Microsoft Student Partner ( MSP ) 2011-2012. Just Check out the below -  

MSP Program India
Program Overview-- The Microsoft Student Partner Program recognizes top young minds from around the world that are passionate about technology. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop real-world skills to help you succeed in your future career, to help others learn about the technology of today and tomorrow, and to connect with other like-minded students, all whilst having a ton of fun along the way. The program is our way of encouraging students who are interested in building a closer relationship with Microsoft, and those who are simply hooked on technology, to develop their skills further.

What is a Microsoft Student Partner?The ‘ideal candidate’ would be a passionate and enthusiast individual who wants to learn about new tools and technologies. You would need to have a whole range of skills including excellent time management, organization and communication skills to ensure that you could host successful campus events. An MSP should be comfortable and confident presenting in front of large audiences of both students and faculty members. General business and marketing skills come in very handy in order to allow you to articulate your ideas effectively when presenting. MSP's are social, friendly and approachable individuals who like to meet new people. You will require the ability work as a team as well as use your own initiative. In summary, MSP's are innovative and creative students who are extremely passionate about technology.

How to apply? Applications for the 2011-2012 Academic Year will be accepted from April 2011 onwards. To apply for the MSP India program, please refer to the selection criteria below.

Contact Us For all questions regarding the MSP India program, please email

MSP India Program
2011-2012 Academic Year Selection Process

The selection process consists of multiple rounds that will begin in April 2011.
EligibilityTo consider applying for the MSP Program, you must be:
  • Over 17 years of age. 
  • Studying a full-time course at an officially recognized University/College in India.
  • Bachelor's/Master's Degree student who will complete the course during or after May 2012.
Competencies A good MSP is one who has the following basic qualities:
  • Technical competencies
  • Passionate about software
  • Quick learner
  • Respected by peers
Community-building competencies
  • Enthusiastic about technology
  • High level of social activity, both online & offline
  • Can organize college and city-level events
Fundamental competencies
  • Passionate about Microsoft
  • Confident & outgoing
  • Good rapport with faculty
  • Willing to share knowledge & eager to uplift self and peers
ResponsibilitiesYour short term goals will include:
  • Conduct at least 1 technical session per month in a Student Tech Club.
  • Participate and drive entries for Imagine Cup
  • Maintain a technology-related blog
Your long term goals will include:
  • Promote and build your city-level Microsoft Student User Group
  • Organize city-level events like Academic Developers’ Conference (DevCon)
  • Deploy &/or maintain Live@Edu for your college
  • Mentor other MSPs
BenefitsAs an MSP, a host of benefits are available:
  • Welcome letter
  • Exclusive MSP events conducted by Microsoft
  • MSDN subscription after completion of probation period
  • Rewards & Recognition for top performers
  • Networking opportunities
  • Technical training & resources
  • Specific Microsoft events
  • Interactions with MVPs & Microsoft Employees
  • Internship & Recruitment announcements for top-performers
To consider applying for the MSP Program, you must be over 17 years of age and be be studying a full-time course at an officially recognized University/College.
You can visit the Microsoft Students Partner website, select you country from the drop-down menu and get the required information.
US residents can fill out the application forms here and here as required. More at TechNet. UK residents may want to visit this website. Students from India may go here.
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