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Higher Education Students! We are excited to bring you the Microsoft Student Summit (S2). Join us October 18-20, 2021!

Microsoft Student Summit is a 3 day event designed to help students LEARN from Microsoft executives, EXPLORE the latest on Microsoft technologies and ACCELERATE their path by skilling up and raising their profile.

Students also have the opportunity to join the community of students and learn from each other!

Each day offers 2 hours of keynote sessions covering a variety of topics including executive insights, tech tools, and career advice.

We’ve also made it easy to get ready for Microsoft certification by offering additional daily 4-hour exam cram sessions aligned to Microsoft’s Fundamentals certifications – featuring Azure Data, Security, Identity & Compliance and Power Platform!

Check out the agenda and pick a cohort that best suits your timezone.

Register for S2 using your academic email address and add the event to your calendar.

Create your profile on Microsoft Learn at aka.ms/learn using your academic email address.

AGENDA

Each day has two sessions running 07.30 – 13.45 PDT and 19.00 – 01.15 PDT. Pick the time zone that works best for you when you register.

  • 07:30 – 07:40 PDT

    19:00 – 19:10 PDT
    Welcome to S2 – Day 1
    Meet your hosts Leigh Cresswell and Tina Jones as they take you through the agenda for the next three days and how you can get involved in the community and challenges.

    Leigh Creswell on LinkedIn and Twitter
    Tina Jones on LinkedIn and Twitter
     


    07:40 – 08.00 PDT

    19:10 – 19:30 PDT
    Executive Insights
    Join Eran Megiddo, Corporate Vice President, Modern Life & Learning at Microsoft, as he shares his insights for students.

    Eran Megiddo on LinkedIn
     


    08.00 – 08.40 PDT

    19:30 – 20:10 PDT
    Rock Your Profile – A guide to LinkedIn
    Did you know LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional online network? Join Ryan Zervakos as he takes you through how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile, tell your story, create your brand and grow your network.

    Ryan Zervakos on LinkedIn
     


    08:40 – 09:20 PDT

    20:10 – 20:50 PDT
    Get started with AI
    Excited to learn about Artificial Intelligence and how you are already using it every day? Join Dmitry Soshnikov and Ornella Altunyan as they show you how to use machine learning - you might event get some tips on how to increase your likes on Instagram.

    Dmitry Soshnikov on LinkedIn and Twitter
    Ornella Altunyan on LinkedIn
     


    09:20 – 09:30 PDT

    20:50 – 21:00 PDT
    Student Spotlight
    Be inspired by the journey of a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, their advice for making the most of opportunities and how best to build skills for the future.
     


    09:45 – 13:45 PDT

    21:15 – 01:15 PDT
    Exam Cram – Azure Data Fundamentals
    Get introduced to Azure Data, learn the latest on the technology and prepare to ace the Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals exam (DP-900). This session will provide you with all the tools and skills needed to start your path with Data.
     


  • 07:30 – 07:40 PDT

    19:00 – 19:10 PDT
    Welcome to S2 – Day 2
    Join your hosts Leigh Cresswell and Tina Jones for a check in on the community and to find out more about today’s sessions.

    Leigh Creswell on LinkedIn and Twitter
    Tina Jones on LinkedIn and Twitter
     


    07:40 – 08.00 PDT

    19:10 – 19:30 PDT
    Executive Insights
    Join Amanda Silver, Corporate Vice President and Head of Product for Microsoft’s Developer Division, to learn more about her career journey and advice for students for getting hired in developer roles.

    Amanda Silver on LinkedIn and Twitter
     


    08.00 – 08.40 PDT

    19:30 – 20:10 PDT
    Core tools for a dev career
    Writing code and collaborating with others are important skills that developers need to learn early in their career. Join Sana Ajani as she introduces you to Visual Studio Code and GitHub, the number one editor and open source community for developers worldwide.

    Sana Ajani on LinkedIn and Twitter
     


    08:40 – 09:20 PDT

    20:10 – 20:50 PDT
    Get started with programming languages
    C# and Python are two of the most popular programming languages for developers in all areas of tech. From making web apps to doing machine learning, you can't go wrong with either of them! Join Christopher Harrison and Chloe Condon as they introduce you to these powerful languages, explore some “Hello, World” examples, and show you the docs, tools, and frameworks that can help you get started on coding today.

    Christopher Harrison on LinkedIn and Twitter
    Chloe Condon on LinkedIn and Twitter
     


    09:20 – 09:30 PDT

    20:50 – 21:00 PDT
    Student Spotlight
    Be inspired by the journey of a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, their advice for making the most of opportunities and how best to build skills for the future.
     


    09:45 – 13:45 PDT

    21:15 – 01:15 PDT
    Exam Cram – Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals
    Get introduced to and learn the latest on the security technologies and prepare to ace the Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals exam (SC-900). This session will provide you with all the tools and skills needed to start your path with Security.
     


  • 07:30 – 07:40 PDT

    19:00 – 19:10 PDT
    Welcome to S2 – Day 3
    Check in with your hosts Leigh Cresswell and Tina Jones on the final day for a recap of the week and what to expect from today’s sessions.

    Leigh Creswell on LinkedIn and Twitter
    Tina Jones on LinkedIn and Twitter
     


    07:40 – 08.10 PDT

    19:10 – 19:40 PDT
    Executive Insights
    Join Ann Johnson, Corporate Vice President for Security, Compliance and Identity, to learn more about her career journey and the importance of cyber security skills.

    Ann Johnson on LinkedIn and Twitter
     


    08:10 – 8:35 PDT

    19:40 – 20:05 PDT
    Jumpstart your career at Microsoft
    Learn more about Microsoft’s intern and graduate career opportunities, top tips for interviews and the recruitment process.
     


    08:35 – 08:50 PDT

    20:05 – 20:20 PDT
    Working at Microsoft – Aspire Insights
    Hear from employees who joined Microsoft on the Aspire graduate program. Learn more about the process and what it is like to work at Microsoft.
     


    08:50 – 09:30 PDT

    20:20 – 21:00 PDT
    How Microsoft Empowers Students with the Imagine Cup and Student Ambassador Programs
    Want to get started with Imagine Cup or become a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador? Join Pablo Veramendi as he shares how you can get started with both programs and have the opportunity to bring your innovation to a global stage.

    Pablo Veramendi on LinkedIn and Twitter
     


    09:45 – 13:45 PDT

    21:15 – 01:15 PDT
    Exam Cram – Power Platform Fundamentals
    Get introduced to Power Platform, learn the latest on the technology and prepare to ace the Microsoft Azure Power Platform Fundamentals exam (PL-900). This session will provide you with all the tools and skills needed to start your path with Power Platform.
     


Check out the agenda and pick a cohort that best suits your timezone.

Register for S2 using your academic email address and add the event to your calendar.

Create your profile on Microsoft Learn at aka.ms/learn using your academic email address.

Discounted certification offer for students

Students have the opportunity to take selected Microsoft Certification exams at a discounted price between now and December 31, 2021. Take the training at S2 and register for a discounted practice test and certification exam.

Become Microsoft certified and build your resilience for today’s and tomorrow’s digital economy

Get started with these Skilling resources

Microsoft provides access to a range of self-serve online learning and skills resources to support students on their academic journey and workforce readiness.

Microsoft Learn

Skill up on the latest technology via this self-paced digital learning resource and including interactive sandbox environments. Register for Microsoft Learn with your academic email address.

Microsoft Certifications

With a range of certifications available covering different technologies and experience levels, this is a great place to get started to validate knowledge and best prepare for industry/technology roles.  

Azure for Students

With Azure for Students, eligible students aged 18 and over can start building apps, explore AI, and make the most of big data with access to more than 25 free Azure services plus $100 in Azure credit.

Visual Studio

With Visual Studio Code, a free coding editor, students can start coding quickly in any programming language, without switching editors.

GitHub

GitHub Education helps students access tools to shape the next generation of software development. With programs such as the GitHub Student Developer Pack, students can take advantage of solutions that meet their needs. 

Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors

Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors gain access to free tools, events, earn badges for activities and contributions and unlock exclusive benefits through learning. Apply now.

Microsoft Imagine Cup

Imagine Cup is a global technology challenge for student developers aged 16+, giving them the opportunity to build purpose-driven applications with Microsoft Cloud technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.

LinkedIn

Students can use LinkedIn to find the right job or internship, connect and strengthen professional relationships, and learn the skills to succeed early on in careers.

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