Over the past few months, we’ve been featuring Windows Phone apps developed by students. Today, we’re pleased to highlight ToDo Free, a simple “to do” list application for Windows Phone. The app is highly rated – receiving 4.5 out of 5 stars on average.
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.
The Imagine Cup Twitter Chat was very well received; we’re so glad you were able to get some questions answered from John Scott Tynes, Imagine Cup Competition Manager and Sally Buberman, Imagine Cup alumna and entrepreneur. For those of you who missed the chat, not a problem. We’ve highlighted the top Q&A below, so that you can better understand the Imagine Cup competition and its resources. If you have any more questions there a couple of different avenues you can take in order to get an answer:
Have you heard of Microsoft DreamSpark, but don’t really understand what it is or how you can benefit from it? Well, you’re in luck. We’ve included all the details you need to take advantage of everything the DreamSpark program has to offer, including software such as Visual Studio, Microsoft Expression Studio, XNA Game Studio and much more (check out all of the products that are offered through DreamSpark)!
Tell us about your experience with Windows Phone and developing for it?
Developing for Windows Phone was a great experience. Easy to use SDK and Visual Studio (available to students through DreamSpark) makes it easier to create powerful apps. Online MSDN documentation andChannel9 Video resources make it simpler to learn the development.