Friday, 4 May 2007

Why I am a Microsoft Student Representative

Like many young people, I am actively involved in the latest technology and try to use it most effectively in my life. It’s great to talk to people with the same ideas and attitudes around campus but beyond that being a Microsoft Student Representative allows me to communicate ideas and experiences to thousands of other students around the country, whether it be about our favourite Xbox 360 games or cool ideas for a Vista Sidebar Gadget.

Being a Student Representative allows me to be more confident when giving tech talks around campus along with the chance from Microsoft to get sponsorship in holding product launches, also I know I will be one of the first to know about the latest Microsoft News; be it the latest version of Visual Studio or the new Xbox 360 Elite.

Now being a Student Representative is not without its rewards, Microsoft sweetens the deal by giving away prizes to a monthly competition; I myself was lucky enough to win 2 great Xbox 360 Games! And also there is a Star Prize given away every 6 month to the most active Student Representative; who completes the most Microsoft related activities. These however are not the only competitions on offer so checking the website often is a great idea, not only for the competitions but for the latest news.

Whether you are part of a technology society or not, becoming a Student Representative will allow you to help shape the future of technology and computing at Microsoft by having your ideas and feedback listened to by the right people. If you’re not giving feedback but instead seeking help, then hundreds of people on the forums are there to help and remember a Microsoft representative is only a forum post or email away; many of my questions however complicated have been happily answered this way!

So if you have a passion for technology and want to socialise with other people like yourself then now is the time for you to join up to become a Student Representative; a new Star Prize competition will be starting shortly with more great prizes and more people everyday are signing up to help become Microsoft’s future at:

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