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 Shubham Garg, who recently graduated with amaster’s degree in VLSI Design from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC, Noida) in India.
Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, Shubham Garg, poses while attending UNESCO India Africa Hackathon in 2022
Responses have been edited for clarity and length.
When did you join the Student Ambassadors community?
What was being a Student Ambassador like?
Was there a specific experience you had while you were in the program that had a profound impact on you and why? For example – being involved in a Social Impact Project, Networking with a Cloud Advocate or MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional), or Mentoring another Student Ambassador?
There were many great experiences throughout this journey; however, there is one specific experience that resides in my heart. It was my first Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors in-person meetup for the Delhi NCR region in India. The event was beautifully organized, and there were a lot of informative sessions that day. I was also involved in organizing my university’s annual festival (Colossus'22-CDAC Noida) where I organized events as a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador on Azure Web Services. Promoting my university festival was the reason I attended the meetup but it ended up being one of the best experiences of my life.
After the festival, I realized the reach I was able to gain through this community. Student Ambassadors messaged me for advice on how to organize and promote events. That was when I realized how big the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors community is and how impactful I could be as a Student Ambassador.
Shubham Garg, promoting his university festival during the first Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador meetup event in India.
What is something you want all students, globally, to know about the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador Program?
The Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors community is growing daily, and I think of it as an ocean of opportunities. Everything you do as a Student Ambassador will have an impact on fellow Ambassadors. Thus, I want all of you to know that you have the opportunity to impact someone's life. As one of Marvel’s most iconic phrases goes, "With great power, comes great responsibility. Thus, it is your responsibility to make sure that the impact you are creating is positive one and not just for name and fame.
What advice would you give to new Student Ambassadors, who are just starting in the program?
Always remember your purpose. Everything else will follow.
Shubham Garg and fellow students at a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador meetup in India.