Microsoft & IEEE Help the Next Generation of Engineers Succeed
Nearly 6 million IT jobs will be created in the next four years, was revealed in a recent study performed by IDC, a global market intelligence firm. That is a promising number for students entering university today, but finding the right career is not always easy. So, Microsoft and IEEE have teamed up to empower technology students to achieve their professional dreams.
As the world’s largest professional association advancing innovation and technological excellence for the benefit of humanity, IEEE has more than 1,789 student branches in 80 countries that aim to foster an interest in the engineering profession.
Microsoft with student activities in more than 100 countries, supported by technology clubs, competitions, and local training events, is ready to engage with IEEE student members that are interested in the use of technology and specifically software to change the world. Thanks to a relationship agreement signed in 2010, between Microsoft and IEEE they are able to
- Offer IEEE student members privileged access to more than 300 software titles through the MSDN Academic Alliance, a subscription service students normally reach through their institution will now provide access to the latest Microsoft servers, development tools, and eLearning.
- Provide industry insight and job opportunities from Microsoft partners and customers through the Microsoft Students to Business program.
- Expand the source of high profile judges, from the IEEE trusted network around the globe, for the eighth edition of the Imagine Cup 2010, the world’s premier student technology competition where the brightest young minds join together and, using technology, take on the toughest problems facing our world today