Meet a recent Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador graduate: Prince Adimado
Published Dec 27 2023 09:00 AM 1,253 Views

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’re up to now. 

  

Today we meet Prince Adimado, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Accra Technical University in Ghana.

 

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Prince Adimado, Gold Student Ambassador

 

Responses have been edited for clarity and length.   


When did you join the Student Ambassadors community? 

 

October 2021

 

What was being a Student Ambassador like? 

 

Being a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador (MLSA) has impacted me positively in many ways as a computer science student. Before I became a Student Ambassador, I was only exposed to Microsoft Office tools like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. After joining, I gained access to technology and learning resources to expand on my technological skillset.

 

After hosting Student Ambassador skilling sessions and workshops at my local university, students became interested in the program. I received many inquiries from my local community about how to become a Student Ambassador. Eventually, I wrote a blog highlighting the steps of applying to the program. This blog continues to be a useful resource for students all over the world.

 

Was there a specific experience you had while you were in the program that had a profound impact on you and why?

 

An experience that had a profound impact on me was when I created a demo video on how to use Power Automate, Microsoft Forms, Outlook and Open AI API to create a flow that sends an email response after submitting a prompt via Microsoft Forms.

 

The idea stemmed from the release of OpenAI API. I heard about it in March 2023, and I knew I had to leverage this powerful tool as an opportunity to skill others in this technology. Then, Microsoft Cloud Advocate Lee Stott (who was a great mentor of mine) reached out to me with the opportunity to collaborate on this project. Writing a blog for the Microsoft Tech Community Blog was always a goal of mine. I couldn’t believe I was getting closer to making that a reality.

 

After receiving support and guidance from Lee, my demo was published and featured on "Microsoft Estates," the Microsoft Developer MEA YouTube Channel. I remember thinking “this is so cool.” I later found out that it was one of the most viewed posts at the time.

 

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Prince and fellow Student Ambassadors attend a Power Platform event at their university.

 

Tell us about a technology you had the chance to gain a skillset as a Student Ambassador. How has this skill you acquired helped you in your post-university journey? 

 

Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents (PVA), and React. Though I have built projects with Power Automate and PVA, I am currently contributing to building a Tech Startup called Trotro Live in Ghana.

 

These skills have allowed me to contribute to other projects, further exposing my skillset. Because of this experience and many others like it, I will be launching my career as a Software Developer at Afrilogic Solutions upon graduating college.

 

What is something you want all students, globally, to know about the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador Program? 

 

MLSA provides many opportunities and resources to skill yourself and others. If you have a desire to become a Student Ambassador, know that you should take advantage of the opportunities to gain and improve your skillset through the Microsoft Learn website.

 

So, I encourage anyone who is interested in becoming a Student Ambassador to complete Microsoft Learn paths. This experience will significantly impact your experience as a Student Ambassador.

 

What advice would you give to new Student Ambassadors, who are just starting in the program? 

 

After being in the program for two years, the advice I give new Student Ambassadors is to identify one or two Microsoft technologies they are interested in and focus on growing in those skillsets.

 

Having skillsets in Microsoft technologies will open doors for you. I was offered opportunities such as speaking engagements and workshops.

 

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Prince Adimado at Demystify Power Platform event hosted at his university.

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? 

 

"From the streets of Tema, the whole world will hear my voice." This quote is from a freestyle from a musician from Tema, Ghana, called Kwesi Arthur. We all saw how he rose to fame from rags to riches to even get nominated in the BET Awards. This line in the song tells me to keep on pressing on by being consistent and dedicated enough to reach milestones upon milestone in whatever I find my hands doing. To make my dad, my family name and Tema proud.

Tell us something interesting about you, about your journey. 

 

I have always loved computers and when the time came to declare my major, I knew I was going to pick computer science. Initially, I felt discouraged by someone in my family because of their opinion about computer science as a career but I was determined to become a software engineer and I am glad I took the path I did. To kick off my learning journey, I began attending boot camps and workshops.

 

These events helped me improve my awareness of computer science, which helped solidify my decision that this was the right career for me. I still remember my acceptance into the computer science program - I screamed in excitement when I got the email.

 

And about the program: the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors program helped me not to be a regular student who pursued a computer science program just for the grades, but a student who is a force for good in the community. Being a Student Ambassador allowed me to gain experience beyond what I could have gained in the classroom.  Because of this community, I successfully mobilized Student Ambassadors in Ghana to organize and execute the MLSA Ghana Days 2023 which brought speakers like Samuel Adranyi, Olanrewaju Oyinbooke, Thomas Festus, and Shadrack Inusah, who skilled participants in various Microsoft Technologies. It was an event that was first organized by Shadrack Inusah, and I had to make sure it came off in 2023 after its inception.

You can follow Prince here:  

 

X: https://x.com/_primado

LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/primado

YouTube: https://youtube.com/@primado

Blog: https://prince-adimado.hashnode.dev

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