Microsoft Students to Business


Microsoft Students to Business (S2B) is a Microsoft community initiative designed to connect academic institutions to our partners, with qualified university students to fill entry-level and internship positions.

Today I spent the day with Tara McLaughlin Acting Head of Service, Careers Service at Lancaster University and her team, helping Lancaster students with the Lancaster award.

Every college and university in the UK has hundreds of bright, eager graduate students who are trained and competent on the latest technology which Microsoft Partner ecosystems work with. We want to make more students, institutions and partners aware of the opportunity of S2B program.

By students, institutions and partners utilising S2B they have the chance to work with knowledgeable students from universities across the globe who also participate in Imagine Cup, IT Academy, and Microsoft Student Partners, just to name a few. The talent pool is rich, with more than 500,000 students representing 100 countries are already registered. S2B connects your company with universities teaching Microsoft technologies and with students who are interested in a career working with Microsoft technologies.

The upshot is that everyone benefits. S2B will help you to meet the innovation and delivery needs of your customers through the latest Microsoft technology worldwide. And, you’ll help shape the future: Institutions help by sharing your knowledge and providing relevant work experience to students studying your course on potentially innovative projects. Partners can utilise the skills of graduates to enhance the next generation’s experience and value in the job market for the benefit of the global IT industry.

I want to encourage you all, to register your students, institution and partner organisation, simply post your available graduate and intern roles to S2B. Together we can help more students access the program and prepare for the future of technology together!

This week we are very excited to announce that S2B has been honoured as a Laureate of the 2012 Computerworld Honours Program.

This is a wonderful achievement for a stellar program that helps prepare talented students to enter the workforce. The Computerworld Honours Program recognizes organisations and individuals who have used information technology to promote and advance public welfare, benefit society, and change the world for the better. The S2B nomination documented use of Microsoft technologies in the S2B Program, including .NET, Windows Azure, and Windows Phone 7, and outlined the social impact the program has on youth employment and the technology ecosystem. The nomination showcases S2B for encouraging the next generation of students to learn our latest technologies and drive greater business value for our mutual customers.

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