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 Dwitrisha Saha, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s in information technology from Manipal Institute in India.
Dwitrisha Saha, Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador from India.
Responses have been edited for clarity and length.
When did you join the Student Ambassadors community?
What was being a Student Ambassador like?
Being a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador was an incredible experience. It offered me the opportunity to engage with a vibrant community of learners, share my passion for technology, and contribute to empowering others through knowledge sharing.
As an Ambassador, I had access to resources, support, and training from Microsoft, allowing me to enhance my skills while also helping fellow students to learn and grow in the tech field. It was fulfilling to organize workshops and events where I could introduce peers to modern technologies, foster collaboration, and create an environment for learning and networking.
Moreover, being part of the program allowed me to stay updated on the latest innovations and trends in technology, and I gained invaluable leadership, communication, and teamwork skills through various projects and collaborations within the community. Overall, being a Student Ambassador was a rewarding experience that not only enriched my own learning journey but also allowed me to inspire and support others in theirs.
Was there a specific experience you had while you were in the program that had a profound impact on you and why?
Working on a Learn module for an Azure Health bot under the guidance of Microsoft Cloud Advocate Lee Stott and alongside other ambassadors from around the world was an incredibly impactful experience for me during my time as a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador.
Collaborating with such a diverse group brought together unique perspectives, ideas, and skillsets, creating a rich learning environment. It was inspiring to witness how each member contributed their expertise and cultural insights to the project. We navigated different time zones and communication styles, learning to leverage our collective strengths to create something truly valuable.
For me, this project wasn't just about technical knowledge; it taught me the importance of effective teamwork, effective communication skills, and the power of collaboration in achieving a common goal. Lee's mentorship and guidance throughout the process provided invaluable insights into the industry and enhanced our understanding of how technology can be applied in the healthcare sector to create meaningful impacts.
Overall, this experience reinforced the significance of global collaboration, the fusion of diverse perspectives, and the immense potential technology holds in creating solutions for real-world challenges. It not only enriched my technical skills, but also honed my ability to work effectively in a multicultural team towards a common goal.
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?
During my time as a Student Ambassador, delving into Microsoft Azure was a pivotal part of my learning journey. I had the opportunity become certified in AZ-900, AI-900, and DP-900, which significantly shaped my post-university endeavors.
These certifications validated my knowledge and opened doors to various career opportunities. They served as a solid foundation, allowing me to explore more advanced concepts and specialized areas within Azure. The hands-on experience gained through the certification process equipped me to tackle real-world scenarios, architect solutions, and optimize cloud resources efficiently.
In my post-university career, this skillset became a cornerstone in my work, whether it was designing cloud-based solutions, implementing AI-driven applications, or handling data securely. The understanding of Azure's capabilities and its integration with other Microsoft services has been instrumental in problem-solving and creating robust, scalable solutions for diverse projects.
What is something you want all students, globally, to know about the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador Program?
I'd want every student worldwide to know that the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador program is more than just a title or a certification — it's a gateway to a vibrant community, endless learning opportunities, and a platform to make a real impact.
This program isn't solely about technology; it's about fostering leadership, collaboration, and innovation. It's a space where you're encouraged to explore your passions, share your knowledge, and grow both personally and professionally.
The resources, support, and mentorship available within the program are phenomenal. Whether you're a beginner or an expert, there's something for everyone. You gain access to innovative technology, exclusive events, and guidance from industry experts — all of which contribute to your growth and development.
Moreover, being a part of this program isn't about what you learn; it's about what you can give back. You have the chance to impact your community, empower others through education, and contribute to initiatives that bring about positive change.
The Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador Program is a transformative experience that goes beyond technical skills. It's a journey that shapes you as a leader, a learner, and a catalyst for innovation. And most importantly, it's an opportunity to be part of a global movement, driving change through technology and education.
What advice would you give to new Student Ambassadors, who are just starting in the program?
To new Student Ambassadors embarking on this journey, here's some advice: Dive into the community with enthusiasm, engaging with peers and mentors to soak up diverse perspectives. Set clear goals to guide your path, whether it's gaining certifications, organizing events, or impacting your community. Continuously fuel your curiosity with learning. Technology evolves rapidly and staying updated is key. Remember to celebrate even the smallest wins and, most importantly, savor every moment of this incredible journey—it's an experience teeming with learning, growth, and the chance to make a real impact.
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?
The quote "Jodi tor dak sune keu na ashe tobe ekla cholo re" is from a famous Bengali poem by Rabindranath Tagore. Translated, it means, "If no one responds to your call, then go your own way alone." This quote holds a profound meaning for me. It speaks to the essence of resilience, determination, and self-reliance. It's a reminder that sometimes in life, we may not always receive immediate support or encouragement from others for our endeavors. However, it emphasizes the importance of having the courage to forge ahead on our own path, even if it means walking alone. For me, it signifies the strength in independence and self-belief. It's a reminder that sometimes the most important journey we take is the one where we rely on our own strengths, beliefs, and determination to achieve our goals, even when the world might not initially stand by us. It's a call to find our inner strength and courageously navigate our own paths, regardless of external validation or support.
Tell us something interesting about you, about your journey.
One fascinating part of my journey in the program involved collaborating with individuals from diverse corners of the world. For instance, I had the opportunity to co-host a Learn TV (television) podcast "Scale your Cloud Resources with Elasticity" with Jay Gordon, a cloud advocate from Microsoft, who was based in New York while I was in India. Despite the geographical distance, we worked together seamlessly, discussing topics, sharing insights, and creating content that resonated across borders. This experience highlighted the power of technology in bringing people together beyond physical boundaries to foster collaboration and learning from diverse perspectives. It was a fantastic example of how technology enables global teamwork and the exchange of ideas, despite being thousands of miles apart.
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