Meet a recent Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador graduate: Kashish Sharma
Published Dec 27 2023 09:00 AM 879 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 Kashish Sharma, who recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from DIT University in India.  

 
Responses have been edited for clarity and length.   

 

When did you join the Student Ambassadors community? 

 

2021


What was being a Student Ambassador like? 

 

Being a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador was an incredibly enriching and rewarding experience for me. It allowed me to be part of a global community of students who were passionate about technology and making a positive impact on their campuses and beyond.

One of the most exciting aspects of being a Student Ambassador was the opportunity to learn and grow.

 

Microsoft provided us with access to a wealth of resources, training, and the latest technologies, which allowed me to expand my knowledge and skills in various areas of tech. I was able to attend exclusive webinars, workshops, and conferences, where I got to connect with professionals and experts in the field.

 

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Kashish breaks down intricate concepts into digestible bits, during a tech session she hosted at her university.

 

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

 

Certainly my time as a  Student Ambassador was filled with several profound experiences, but if I had to pick one that had a particularly significant impact on me, it would be my involvement in a social impact project.

 

Working on a social impact project as a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador was incredibly rewarding. I had the chance to leverage technology for greater good and address real-world issues. We focused on bridging the digital divide, helping underserved communities gain access to technology and digital skills. The impact of this project was tangible, and it reinforced the idea that technology can be a powerful tool for positive change in society. It deepened my commitment to using my tech skills to make a meaningful difference in people's .

 

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Kashish Sharma during a tech talk at her 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? 

 

As a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, I had the opportunity to gain a skillset in cloud computing through Microsoft Azure.

 

Azure is a powerful cloud platform, and through various training resources and hands-on experience provided by Microsoft, I learned to navigate and utilize its services effectively. I acquired skills in setting up virtual machines, managing data with Azure SQL databases, and deploying applications on cloud. Understanding the ins and outs of Azure not only gave me a solid technical foundation, but also opened a world of possibilities for my career.

 

In my post-university journey, these Azure skills have proven to be a game-changer. Cloud computing is at the forefront of modern technology, and my proficiency in Azure has given me a competitive edge in the job market. I've been able to work on various cloud-related projects, assisting organizations in migrating their on-premises systems to the cloud, optimizing their infrastructure, and implementing scalable solutions.

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

 

One thing I would want all students globally to know about the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador program is that it's a life-changing opportunity for anyone passionate about technology and making a difference in the world.

First and foremost, it's not just about Microsoft products; it's about fostering a deep understanding of technology and its applications. The program provides a platform for students to learn and grow, regardless of their prior knowledge or background. You don't have to be an expert to get started; you just need enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

 

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Kashish Sharma poses with others during a community event for Tech Enthusiasts at a local tech fair in India.

 

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

EXPERIMENT and EMBRACE!

 

Embrace every opportunity, stay curious, and never underestimate the impact you can make, both in your community and on a global scale. This program is your canvas; paint your journey with passion and purpose.

 

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? 

 

Certainly, here's a quote by Steve Jobs: "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."  I find this quote cool because it celebrates the idea that innovation often comes from those who dare to think differently and challenge the status quo. It encourages us to be bold, to embrace our unique ideas, and to have the audacity to make a positive impact on the world.

You can follow Kashish here:  

 

LinkedIn: https//www.linkedin.com/in/kashishsharma601

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kasy.ssh

 

 

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