Grow Your Career Skills and Make an Impact
Published Jan 08 2019 06:58 PM 1,263 Views
First published on MSDN on Dec 20, 2017

We’ve all seen it, the list of topics would-be employers seek when considering who to hire:

  1. Curiosity and interest in technology

  2. Ability to innovate

  3. Creative thinking

  4. Ability to navigate change

  5. Problem-solving

  6. Analytical thinking

But how can you showcase everything employers ask for in just one short interview?  The secret, according to experts, is by doing what you love and feeding your passion daily so that you show up to your interview day just as you would any other day: curious and ready to make an impact.  The Microsoft Imagine program wants to empower every student on the planet to follow their passions and achieve more so we’ve put together a list of resources to help you on your career journey.

Learn and Grow: Get Free Training It all starts with a strong foundation: check out some free training resources that will help you build your technical foundation.

Microsoft Virtual Academy offers free online training by Microsoft developers and partners and will help you build your skills beyond what you learn in the classroom.

Pluralsight offers high-quality online training for hardcore developers with a training library that provides developers everywhere instant access to a rich collection of online training courses delivered by world-renowned industry authorities.

WintellectNow is an on-demand training solution that provides courses on the latest technologies for software developers, authored by some of the most respected names in the industry and delivered directly to your desktop or mobile device.

Stay Sharp: Get Free Tools and Resources Stay on top of your game with continuous learning and development, take advantage of free tools to help you stay sharp.

The Microsoft Imagine Program offers the tools you need to innovate, explore and grow your career, register to become an Imagine subscriber today to take advantage of free software and services to get your projects started.

Test yourself: Compete Take your skills to the next level as you compete against students around the world for a shot at up to $100,000 USD!

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is a global competition that empowers the next generation of computer science students to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications that shape how we live, work and play.

Take the leap: Grow Your Career Take the next step towards your dream job!

When smart people with a passion for technology get together, they create things that change the world. We have more than 100,000 employees in more than 100 countries, working on hundreds of products. Imagine the impact you can make. Check out the Microsoft Careers Page to learn more about career opportunities for university students.
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