Mentoring

Providing students with mentors and role models in the IT sector

How does it work?

Microsoft Datacenter Employee Q&A

Team members from Microsoft datacenters may host Q&A sessions where students can learn about daily work life in a datacenter.

Instructor Training

When possible, our skilled technicians may help train instructors on topics such as cabling, hardware installation, safety, and other practices.

Employee-Led Classroom Instruction

On occasion, Microsoft staff may deliver classroom instruction. The most common training we provide is cable management as well as fiber troubleshooting skills; this provides real world best practices for handling fiber, transceivers, cable routing, and proper dressing. Then Career Success, which includes walking students through the process of setting up a LinkedIn account, building a profile, connecting with Microsoft employees, and finally how to create a Microsoft Careers account

Tutoring

Many education partners hold mock interview sessions to help prepare students for real interviews in the IT sector. Datacenter staff may support these programs, putting students through Microsoft-style interview sessions.

Mock Interviews

Many community colleges hold mock interview sessions to help prepare student for real interviews in the IT sector. Datacenter staff may support these programs putting students through real world Microsoft interviews.

Advisors

Datacenter staff may occasionally make one-to-one connection with students and provide career advice, tips for successful interviewing and help designing an impactful resume.