Top 7 Student Programs, you must apply for!

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Farhan Ashraf
·Feb 19, 2021·

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In this blog, I have covered details regarding some Great opportunities for students related to tech fields.

Important Note: All this information of programs is taken from their official websites, the purpose of this blog is to highlight opportunities for students related to tech fields.

1) Github Campus Expert So first one on the list is Github Campus Expert Program. It is a great opportunity for the students who want to lead their tech community.

Who are we:

Campus Experts are student leaders that strive to build diverse and inclusive spaces to learn skills, share their experiences, and build projects together. They can be found across the globe leading in-person and online conferences, meetups, and hackathons, and maintaining open source projects.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

Get training and support from GitHub As local leaders, Campus Experts know the challenges students on their campuses face. With the GitHub Campus Experts training, you’ll learn technical and professional skills—like public speaking, technical writing, community leadership, and software development—that will help you build a strong technical community, teach valuable skills, create new opportunities for your student community, and position your institution within a global community of student leaders.

ELIGIBILITY: To qualify for the GitHub Campus Experts program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements: • Be at least 18 years of age. • Validate your student status through the GitHub Student Developer Pack. • Be enrolled in a post-secondary formal education institution. • Be a GitHub user for at least six months.

Source: github.blog/2021-02-01-github-campus-expert..

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 28th February 2020. To APPLY NOW: education.github.com/experts helpful material about this program: twitch.tv/videos/870938325?collection=sKgCc.. There can be one campus expert per campus of a University.

2) Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors. Second, on the list is the Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors program. Eligibility Criteria:

• Be at least 16 years old at the time of submission. • Be enrolled full-time in an accredited academic institution (e.g. college, University). • Have valid identification.

Deadline: 28 Feb 2021 for admission to the 2020-2021 program with a start date of April 2021( check their website for accurate deadline). Apply now: studentambassadors.microsoft.com 3) Developers Circle By Facebook Learn and grow with local developers Developer Circles are communities of innovators, where aspiring and experienced developers receive free tools to build new skills, grow ideas, and boost their careers. Learn about Facebook products, take part in online discussions and attend local meet-ups by joining one of the hundreds of circles around the globe. Developer Circles is a community-driven program that's free to join and open to any developer. Developer Circles are forums to share knowledge, collaborate, build new ideas, and learn about the latest technologies from Facebook and other industry leaders. ELIGIBILITY: Anyone with a technical interest in coding or topics related to development is welcome to join Developer Circles. There is no application necessary and membership is completely free. DEADLINE to apply: No as such deadline to apply. For more details: developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2017/04/1..

TO APPLY NOW: developers.facebook.com/developercircles 4) Developer Student Clubs by Google Developer Student Clubs are university-based community groups for students interested in Google developer technologies. Students from all undergraduate or graduate programs with an interest in growing as a developer are welcome. By joining a DSC, students grow their knowledge in a peer-to-peer learning environment and build solutions for local businesses and their community. To Join the nearby DSC google community: developers.google.com/community/dsc/clubs

To Form a Community or to become a Developer student community lead: developers.google.com/community/dsc/leads

5) Campus Leaders By Code For Cause What is code for cause, It's an initiative to contribute to the Open Source community by providing training, guidance, and awareness about the possibilities in the field of software to students & professionals. Campus Leaders: Campus Leaders at Code For Cause are people with an entrepreneurial mindset who want to add value to the community by spreading awareness about the cause and gather like-minded people to work towards it. Above all, Campus Leaders lead-by-example and influence people by their contribution to the community. Process: Process is quite simple. • Fill The Form • Get Shortlisted • An Online Meeting with us • Welcome to The Team! BENEFITS: • Code for Cause VIP Swags and an opportunity to get special editions. • Free study material- courses and guidance from our mentors. • Recommendations and opportunities to intern and work with us. • Connect with our mentors and industry experts. DEADLINE: No as such deadline. APPLY NOW AT: codeforcause.org/campusLeaders

6) AWS educate By Amazon. AWS Educate is Amazon's global initiative to provide students comprehensive resources for building skills in the cloud. It is a no-cost curriculum providing access to content, training, pathways, AWS services, and the AWS Educate Job Board with employment opportunities. Anyone can apply at: awseducate.com/registration#APP_TYPE

7) #IAmRemarkable by Google

#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and other underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Process:

Once you complete the training and run your first workshop, you will officially become an #IamRemarkable facilitator. As a facilitator you will be responsible for: • Hosting workshops for your personal or professional networks • Being an ambassador for #IamRemarkable • Filling out the facilitator feedback form after each workshop Get trained as a facilitator by joining a 2 hours online Train-the-Trainer session During the session we will cover: • How to prepare and run your own #IamRemarkable workshop • Community support and branded materials • Interactive Q&A discussion For more information on how to join the training online, please visit the FAQs page. 8) Major League Hacking: Each year, MLH support over 200 weekend-long invention competitions that inspire innovation, cultivate communities, and teach computer science skills to more than 65,000 students around the world. MLH Member Event Benefits By becoming an MLH Member Event you get access to all of these base benefits! Community Join a global community of organizers who are passionate about empowering hackers through hackathons. Your team will receive discounted tickets to Hackcon, our annual conference for hackathon organizers. You’ll also be able to share some of the local hacker initiatives you’ve been working on through our monthly newsletter and Digital Community Forum. Pre-Event Support Our team of Hackathon Community managers advises over 250 hackathons on planning their event every year. We provide a variety of resources leading up to your event that includes our Organizer Guide, regular advice calls, virtual Peer Groups, and much more. You can tap into the MLH team's expert advice and mentorship when you need it. Day-of Benefits Our team will be there at your event to support your team and make sure it is extra special for hackers. We will help your event run smoothly as well as provide event resources like hardware and prizes. Before Your Hackathon

Dedicated Support & Mentorship Our team of Community Managers supports hundreds of Member Events every year. We've helped organizers like you handle all sorts of problems and questions. You may participate in Peer Groups to learn the team's expert advice and receive mentorship when you need it in a 1-on-1 environment. You can also join our Digital Community Forum to collaborate with other organizers all over the world.

Season Schedule Listing & Promotion We’ll list your event on the official MLH Season schedule. Hundreds of thousands of hackers and sponsors visit this page every single year and use it to discover the events they want to participate in. We’ll also promote your event to hundreds of thousands of hackers and sponsors via social media and/or the MLH monthly newsletter.

Preferred Vendors & Discounts Organizing a great hackathon can be expensive. To help you save time and money, we have vetted and partnered with amazing vendors that are offering exclusive discounts and priority access to Member Events.

MLH Localhost Workshops Hackers love learning new skills at workshops. We’ve created a program called MLH Localhost to help you run high-quality workshops that get hackers excited either before the hackathon or teach your hackers something new during the event.

Templates and Tutorials Over the years, we’ve created a library of templates and tutorials for all organizers to use while planning and hosting their event. We’ve recognized some pain points for organizers, such as organizing finances and judging, so we’ve created these templates including a budget, sponsor list, judging, and more. During Your Hackathon

On-site Support We’ll send an MLH representative to your event to act as an extension of your organizing team. They have a lot of expertise and experience with organizing hackathons and are there to help make sure your event runs smoothly. This is available for both physical and digital events.

Judging Support We know that judging is one of the most stressful periods during a hackathon. Our MLH representative on-site can assist you with running demos and judging during your event in a fair, standardized way.

(Physical event only) Hardware Lab The MLH Hardware Lab contains the latest and greatest hardware for hackers to loan out for free at all Member Events. We also built software and a process for events to keep track of which attendees have which devices, so that we’re able to add non-MLH Hardware into our checkout system if requested.

Software Lab Every hacker who participates in a Member Event will have special access to discounts and freebies to APIs and developer tools through the MLH Software Lab. This includes services like web hosting credit to free domain names and more. Organizing teams will have access to premium accounts, including Zoom and Streamyard, for free during the week leading up to and the weekend of the hackathon. These tools will help elevate the hacker experience of each hackathon while reducing event costs.

MLH Emergency Budget If you overshoot your predetermined attendance target by overbooking up to 200% and exhausted all of your emergency budget funds on the day of your event, we'll cover the difference in food or event costs (up to $1,000) to make sure your event doesn't go over budget. See our Membership Guidelines for more details on eligibility.

MyMLH Support Member Events who utilize MyMLH for registration will receive priority support for setup and troubleshooting from our engineering team. MyMLH is an OAuth API that makes registering for hackathons a breeze for hackers by storing their information in a centralized MLH Database which allows them to easily share it with multiple events.

Season and Sponsor Swag Your event will receive assorted swag including Season stickers, event-specific “I Demoed” stickers, MLH Stickers, GitHub stickers, and feminine hygiene products. Events may also receive assorted swag from MLH Season sponsors such as pens and t-shirts.

Mini-Events Our MLH representative on-site will run a 1-hour mini-event during your hackathon to provide a fun break from hacking and create a bonding experience for your attendees. Previous Mini-Events include Painting with Bob Ross, Wikipedia Races, and more.

Prizes All Member Events are provided with special prizes to hand out to hackers such as pins for winners and select MLH category prizes (such as “Best Domain.com Domain Name” or “Best Use of Google Cloud Platform”). After Your Hackathon

Surveys Anyone who participates in your Member Event will receive a post-event survey about their experience. We’ll share this data with you, show you how you compare to other Member Events, and identify some areas of improvement for your next event.

Scoring Hackers who participate in Member Events are earning points for their school in the MLH Season rankings. At the end of every Season, hackers can see how their schools performed against other schools and be in the running to win the MLH Season trophy to take back to their hacker club.

(Digital events only) Swag fulfillment and shipping Even though hackathons have gone digital, we believe that hackers should receive event swag! As an MLH Member Event, your team can opt-in to utilizing MLH’s fulfillment and shipping resources to help send event swag to hackers. For more eligibility information, see our Membership Agreement.

Project checking resolution If there are project(s) suspected of cheating submitted to your hackathon, the MLH team will follow our Cheating Response Procedure to investigate the project(s). We will work with you and your team to investigate and come to a conclusion, but your hackathon team will make the final decision. How Do I Qualify? Here are the steps to becoming an MLH Member Event.

Read the Guidelines Read the full Member Event Guidelines to understand the requirements and benefits of becoming a Member Event.

Submit an Application Click the button below and fill out an application to host an official Member Event.

Interview with MLH Arrange an interview with the MLH team to tell us about your event, iron out the logistical details, and ask us any questions.

How to apply: mlh.io/event-membership

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