This 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.
Resources for developing your skills as a student:
Learning to develop apps is a great way to jump-start your career. Begin by taking a look at the Getting Started Guide: http://bit.ly/OthodP.
Microsoft Innovation Centers around the world are open to students and exist to accelerate technology advances through skills and professional training, industry partnerships and innovation. Learn about the programs offered and find one near you: http://bit.ly/Vom4z0
Stories of former students who are now working with Microsoft:
Meet Microsoft employee Marko and learn about how he landed his MSP role and became an employee as well as his tips for current students looking to build their careers: http://bit.ly/ZG4ld2.
Meet Quinn, a Microsoft employee and former intern. Learn about how he landed his role at Microsoft and hear his tips for current students looking to build their careers: http://bit.ly/Wpcjmp.
Anthony Rotoli is a university recruiter for Microsoft, check out his 5 tips for standing out and landing a great job: http://bit.ly/ZR9NKn.
Advice for you to read about making the step from student to professional:
Lauren Berger completed 15 internships in 4 years of college. In this video interview she shares some secrets to landing a great internship: http://on.today.com/Ty7DuJ
Internships are a great way to position yourself to get hired after you graduate. Here are 8 tips on how to go from intern to full time employee: http://on.mash.to/V7pPs0
"Gain transferable knowledge and grow your network" are two pieces of advice from Harvard Business School professor Robert C. Pozen. See what else he has to say here: http://bit.ly/StDhcG.
Think you can't start a business while you're a student? Think again and check out these 9 Cool College Start-Ups: http://bit.ly/Tpq8ij.
What did you find most useful during career week? Do you have an idea for our next theme week? Be sure to leave us a comment below!