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I am studying Software Engineering and I am currently in 4th semester. I was asked represent my college as a Microsoft Student Partner. I refused because it was mostly organizing event. Later I was selected by Microsoft to be in Microsoft Developer Community. I know little about my role, if I have any, and do not know what I have to do or learn for this selection. I know that I was selected because of my GPA. I have been told to excel at Microsoft technologies by my professor and nothing much information is yet made available. Also I have been told that Microsoft has my information!

I am asking here in advance because I do not want to get caught in a situation where Microsoft comes asking me to compete at a programming event or show up some relevant work and I am still not prepared for such a event.

What is the role or expectation from students who are selected in Microsoft's Developer Community. Can I contact Microsoft directly to ask about it, how can I do that. Also do I get an account or some ID from Microsoft to access some website?

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Did the professor tell you this? If so, go to him or her and ask about it. At the very least, you should be able to get the name of your contact at Microsoft. If you know the Microsoft recruiter for your campus, you can also contact them about this. The professor might know who that is, or you might have an old contact from when they were talking to you for the Student Partner program. Aleternatively, if you know anyone at your school who has had or currently has an internship or job, or an offer for one, they will definitely know who the recruiting contact is for your college, and, from there, the recruiter will know who to route your questions to.

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Yes the professor told me this. He was responsible for the selection. I did not met any person from Microsoft. He is telling me that he has not heard anything from Microsoft! So I want to contact Microsoft myself. –  A-Cube Jun 25 '11 at 9:38
If he didn't hear from Microsoft to make the selection, then he made the selection, and not Microsoft. In that case, he is the person you need to be contacting, because Microsoft will have no knowledge of your selection for the program. If Microsoft really did select you, the professor will have a contact person within the company. –  Greg Jackson Jun 25 '11 at 9:47
He did told me that Microsoft has my name and contact and I have been selected by Microsoft. I want to directly contact Microsoft not via Professor for some personal reasons. I was selected as Microsoft Student Partner but I turned it down and that has made the professor some what angry with me! –  A-Cube Jun 25 '11 at 9:52
Well... I'm not sure what to tell you. Microsoft is quite a large company, you can't exactly jsut call them up and say "hey, I was selected for [this program]. What am I supposed to be doing?" Look at some of my other suggestions for finding at least an appropriate starting contact person; if all else fails, just wait, and Microsoft will contact you. If there's anything you have to do, they'll be sure to make you aware of it in plenty of time. They've been around the block a few times, they know how to put these programs together. –  Greg Jackson Jun 25 '11 at 9:56
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