On 4 March, Microsoft Taiwan invited May Su, a Founder of Dreamland Cultural and Creative, to the “Celebrity Talk 2012, Young and Promising” speech forum. Approximately 1,500 college students attended this event, which was aimed to educate them on the importance of professional development and being competitive on the international playing field.
“We need more adventurous revolutionists who have the courage to wander the path where no one dares to walk through. Forget the existing rules and you will be able to come up with new and innovative ideas,” said May Su.
Many students are unsure about their future and the type of career path that is suited for them. The speech forum event was part of a Microsoft Student Program that aimed at building a platform for these students to discover their interests through internships and be better prepared for working life.
In its eighth year, this program has been attended by 30,000 students and seen more than 800 students benefitting from the training during their internships. During the event, there was an interactive question and answer session between the students and Davis Tsai, the General Manager of Microsoft Taiwan, followed by an informative live theatre organized by existing interns who shared interesting insights into the various career roles and opportunities.
Davis Tsai, General Manager of Microsoft Taiwan, shared his insights with the audience.
Student attendees asking questions during the question and answer session.
“It is inevitable for our Taiwanese youth to face international competition. Hence, it is important for them to increase their competitiveness by developing teamwork skills, a professional working attitude and other soft skills that they may not learn in classrooms,” said Hope Ong, Corporate Affairs Senior Director, Microsoft Taiwan.
Over the years, the Microsoft Student Program has helped many students develop career skills in different fields under a mentor system. “I feel more confident to challenge and push myself to the next level in various fields after my internship,” said a student intern.
“It is inevitable for our Taiwanese youth to face international competition. Hence, it is important for them to increase their competitiveness by developing teamwork skills, a professional working attitude and other soft skills that they may not learn in classrooms.” - Hope Ong, Corporate Affairs Senior Director, Microsoft Taiwan
For more information, please visit:
MSCOM portal: www.microsoft.com/taiwan/campus
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Enrollment for 9th round: www.microsoft.com/taiwan/campus/activity.aspx
Campus RoadShow: www.microsoft.com/taiwan/campus/rs/