MSP Buzz: Github for your career

Github: What is it?Github is currently one of the most popular version control providers available right now and is increasingly being used in industry. Having even a basic understanding of version control – which is used to manage multiple versions of computer files – and its underlying methodology can be a huge bonus to your…

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Becoming a Better Programmer: Why Scott Krieder Became a Microsoft Student Partner

This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program. For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Scott Krieder (@skrieder) is an MSP at…


Getting a Jumpstart in the Job Market: Why Ramsey Khadder Became a Microsoft Student Partner

This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program. For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Ramsey Khadder (@RKhadder) is an MSP and…


Gearing Up For a Career in Tech: Why Justin Wunder Became a Microsoft Student Partner

This post is part of an ongoing series on preparing for a career in technology by the Microsoft Student Partner Program. For more career advice and to learn how you can get a jumpstart at your local university follow @MS_Student on Twitter and share your questions using the #WhyMSP hashtag. Justin Wunder (@donchawunder) is a former…


What Word of Advice Would You Give to Imagine Cup Contestants?

This week, the University of Washington is sharing the role of host with Microsoft for this year’s World Imagine Cup Finals. The event acts as a moment in time for communities and universities across the globe to celebrate student entrepreneurship and creativity. Most importantly, it’s a ton of fun to watch. In fact, if you’re from the U.S….


Student Entrepreneurship 101

Written by Megan Benjamin So you’ve got an idea—a world changing, moneymaking, once-in-a-lifetime idea—and now you just need to figure out how to make the whole thing happen. Lucky for you, there have never been more resources for STEM majors looking to take a stab at entrepreneurship. Colleges across the nation have outstanding entrepreneurship programs…


Paying for college in the new “Middle Ages”

The old adage “knowledge is power” is an agreed upon theorem in our society.  With the increasing tuition hikes on students, the barrier to entry in formal education can send the wrong message that only those with a lot of money can be educated, ergo “power is power”.  Can this still be as true in…


Microsoft Software Help for your College Major

                                     How did you decide your college major: throw darts at a list, take a quiz online, pick the kiosk with the coolest pens at orientation, or maybe you knew what you wanted to be since the beginning?  However you decided and whatever direction you’re headed*, Microsoft has some free software, trials, discounts and resources…