This is the next segment of our blog series highlighting Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors who achieved the Gold milestone, the highest level attainable, and have recently graduated from university. Each blog in the series features a different student and highlights their accomplishments, their experience with the Student Ambassador community, and what they are up to now.
Today we meet Aadyaa Srivastava, who recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from Maharaja Agrasen University in India.
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When did you join the Student Ambassadors community?
What was being a Student Ambassador like?
Being a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador (MLSA) was an incredible and enriching experience. I had the opportunity to share Microsoft's Learn platform and different technologies with my peers and the local community. Below are some of my experiences as a Student Ambassador:
Exposure and learning: As a Student Ambassador, I gained considerable experience in various Microsoft technologies, tools, and services, including cloud computing solutions. This helped me expand my expertise in these areas.
Discovering interests: The program encouraged me to explore different technologies. Through this, I found my interest in cloud computing.
Networking: I was able to connect with other like-minded students who share a passion for technology. Interacting with them provided me the opportunity to build lasting friendships.
Organizing events: I had the chance to organize and host events related to Microsoft technologies. These events allowed me to showcase my knowledge and passions while demonstrating leadership and organizational skills.
Access to Resources: I received access to exclusive resources, training, and support from Microsoft, helping me stay up to date with the latest developments in the tech industry.
Was there a specific experience you had while you were in the program that had a profound impact on you and why?
My experiences mentoring another Student Ambassador, organizing meet ups, participating in sessions, and networking with Cloud Advocates all had a profound impact on me as a Student Ambassador. Mentoring was a transformative experience, not only for my mentee but also for me as a mentor.
Aadyaa presenting about Devrel at her first Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors event.
Tell us about a technology you had the chance to gain a skillset in as a Student Ambassador. How has this skill you acquired helped you in your post-university journey? During my time as a Student Ambassador, I had the opportunity to gain a skillset in cloud computing, particularly with a focus on Microsoft Azure. As a part of the MLSA program, I was exposed to various cloud technologies and learned how to leverage the power of the cloud to solve real-world problems and improve efficiency in various domains.
What is something you want all students, globally, to know about the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador Program?
The MLSA program is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable skills, network with like-minded individuals, and make a significant impact in the technology community.
Aadyaa presenting her first virtual event at the Microsoft Reactor in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India.
What advice would you give to new Student Ambassadors, who are just starting in the program?
It's okay to not know things. One should not doubt their own capabilities. What really matters is your desire to explore and learn!
Share a favorite quote with us! It can be from a movie, a song, a book, or someone you know personally. Tell us why you chose this. What does it mean for you?
My FAVOURITE quote is, "It's okay to not know things, but what really matters is your thirst to learn and efforts put in to quench that thirst. As these efforts pave the path to one’s success."