It is with great pleasure and excitement that Microsoft announce their first trial to connect students across the country with Microsoft interns using Microsoft Lync technology. We aim to share insider tips and provide students with an insight into our experiences applying to Microsoft, our journey, opportunities for students at Microsoft and a Q&A session.
What is the Get On Scheme?
Microsoft UK’s ‘Get On’ programme is a flagship citizenship initiative aimed to help 300,000 young people in Britain take meaningful steps towards work. ‘Get On’ creates opportunities through a variety of programmes to help students: Get Inspired, Get Skilled, Get a Job. The interns at Microsoft, who are all university students, run the program and provide insights, skills and advice on their first steps into the working world. It is part of Microsoft’s global commitment to the next generation.
Using Microsoft technology to reach more students
Traditionally, the interns based in Reading have travelled to schools in Berkshire and interns based in London have travelled around London to deliver presentations and a number of sessions to schools. This has seen tremendous success and made a phenomenal impact.
This year's Get On Schools team is eager to take the programme to the next level and are ambitious to use technology at its best to make this a scalable programme and to enable students from all over the UK to have an equal opportunity to get skilled, inspired and get a job!
We aim to be informative and engaging when discussing your students’ potential career options and will create a relaxed atmosphere for students to interact. We want to capture the hearts and minds of students and reassure them that they can achieve whatever they put their minds to. Our key objective is to impart some of the key learnings that have put us in the position that we are in today.
If you are interested in providing your students with the opportunity to connect with Microsoft interns, please use the link below to sign in to our very first webinar on Wednesday 14th May at 1pm!
We will spend the first five minutes of our webinar making sure everyone is connected ok and walk you through how to use the Lync tool.
How to join the Webinar..
No need to register, just click on the link below on 14th May at 12pm, an hour prior to the call, and tune in. You will need to install the Lync web browser prior to the call by clicking on the link below.
In case you want to know how to IM during the call…
We look forward to connecting with you soon!