Corporates like Microsoft, Amazon, Intel, and LinkedIn are companies where many students dream of building their career. However, youngsters don't need to wait for their academic courses to end before working for such prestigious firms.
This is made possible by the student ambassador/partner programmes offered by these corporates. The students selected for such programmes can interact with experts in the field and even use the latest products before they are widely available.
The students act as ambassadors of the corporate firm among their peers, with whom they have to share their knowledge about the products. When a student becomes a partner in such a programme, his or her chances for placement also improve considerably.
Microsoft student partners
Microsoft invites students who can share their knowledge with classmates and tech-savvy youth through presentations, courses, and hackathons, to be its partners. Website: bit.ly/microsoftsp
There are certain requirements to become Microsoft student partners:
The students should be undergoing a full-time course
They have to be aged 16 and above
The students have to upload a two-minute video which shows how they would teach the basic coding lessons, why they love modern technology and related matters.
Chances for selection would improve if personal website, tech videos made earlier and a good LinkedIn profile are attached.
Selected students would be provided study aids and tools of Microsoft. The results of the selection process would be announced in August.
Amazon Alexa student influencers
The programme is linked to Alexa, Amazon's intelligent personal assistant. It is ideal for students interested in artificial intelligence, voice assistant and related topics.
Special training classes by experts from Amazon
Students will get Alexa devices, T-shirts and Amazon web services credit
Beta version of new products
Internship with Amazon
Opportunities to speak at various events representing Amazon
Students can organize Amazon student meet-ups and workshops
Intel student ambassador
This project aimed at degree and PhD students and is part of the artificial intelligence development programme of Intel. Students can gain direct entry to Intel developer cloud and will receive Intel software free of cost.
Students selected as ambassadors have to publish technical articles on Intel developer website and also carry out a project.
Intel engineers will guide the projects of the students
Students can conduct sessions on the campus with funding from Intel
Travel expenses for training and session will be met by Intel.
LinkedIn campus editor
Students can work alongside editors of LinkedIn, a social media platform dealing with careers. Videos and articles related to the campus can be published in LinkedIn. Moreover, job providers having presence in LinkedIn would take note of the student editors. This increases the students' chances for getting job offers. There are campus editors even in top institutions like Stanford and Berkeley.
How to apply:
LinkedIn has not invited applications for the 2019-20 session so far. But aspiring students can send an email to email@example.com and they would be alerted when the application window is opened.