December, 2012

  • Windows Phone Wednesday – Student Developed App: Homework_Master

    Homework_MasterIf you are working on some math homework, this Windows Phone app, created by a student – is just what you need! Homework_Master provides assistance with your math homework by helping you through solutions. Be sure to check out the student developed app the next time you need to calculate a problem.

    Does this app spark your creativity? Are you interested in developing a Windows Phone app? Be sure to check out the Windows Phone Getting Started Guide for helpful tips and tricks on how to begin developing your app.

  • Career Week – Tips & Resources

    HiringThis week we shared resources for starting your career, tips to stand out and stories of Microsoft interns and employees during our Career themed week. We also hosted a Twitter Chat with current Microsoft employees and interns. Be sure to take a look at the full recap, which offers great resources and career guidance. We’ve included the full list of resources below for you to reference. If you have additional questions about getting your career started, please leave us a comment or contact us on Facebook or on Twitter at @MS_Student.

  • 5 Simple Ways To Stand Out And Why They’ll Help You Land Your Dream Job


    Today we feature a guest post from Microsoft university recruiter Anthony Rotoli in which he offers his advice for students looking to stand out as they look for internships and jobs. Share with us what you're doing to prepare for your career and stand out as a student in the comments. 

    As a recruiter, when I head to a career fair, I shake hundreds of hands, each equipped with a clean, crisp resume ready for my review in a few short hours. Later, as I dig through the stack of bright, talented, ambitious individuals, I’m on the hunt for the stand outs; these are the ones who go above and beyond to make the most of their college years, preparing for the road ahead.

  • Meet Microsoft Developer Quinn Damerell

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    Quinn Damerell is former Windows Phone intern who is now a software development engineer for Microsoft. He is also the developer of the popular Windows Phone app, Baconit. Learn more about Quinn's apps in his previous guest blog post about developing for Windows Phone.  We asked Quinn to share a bit about his experience and advice he has for current students who are starting their careers. 

    Where is your Microsoft office located?

    My office is located at the Redmond campus in Studio F, very close to the Microsoft Commons. 

    How long have you been at Microsoft?

    About four months now.

  • In Case You Missed the Career Week Twitter Chat – Here is a Recap

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    The Career Week Twitter Chat was well received, thank you to those of you who asked questions of intern Vlad Zaharia, Microsoft Developer Evangelist Patric Boscolo and Israel Arribas. For those of you who missed the chat, we’ve highlighted the top career Q&A below and included resources. If you have any more questions there a couple of different avenues you can take in order to get an answer: