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Tina Popli
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All About Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors (MLSA)

What is Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors Program ?

Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors Program is a program to bring together all the students from all over the world who have the passion for Technology, have the desire and craze to learn more about technology and help the community.
The Ambassadors get an opportunity to interact with their peers, mentors, Professionals, learn various Microsoft technologies, and implement it in real world.
image Eligibility Criteria:
To apply for the program:

i) You must be at least 16 years old, have valid identification and be actively enrolled in an accredited, higher education academic institution.

ii) Some experience in coding or technology will definitely be helpful, but do not worry if you don't have much of technical background. Students of all academic backgrounds who are interested in growing their career and tech skills, are encouraged to apply for this program, as all the tools and resources are provided to help you learn more and engage in the program.

What are the benefits of being a Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador?

. Access to Microsoft 365, plus TechSmith Snagit and Camtasia
screen capture and recording software
. Visual Studio Enterprise subscription and $150 monthly Azure
credits
. Exam certification vouchers
. LinkedIn Learning
. Free Name.com domain name
. Event support
. Engagement with Cloud Advocates and Microsoft MVPs
. Student Ambassador Milestone badges to highlight program accomplishments on your LinkedIn profile

New Student Ambassadors receive access to the Amazing Community on Microsoft Teams and get opportunity to connect with Professionals/Mentors etc. in this community, Access to Microsoft 365, access to Techsmith Snagit and Camtasia screen capture and recording software and many more benefits.

. Apart from this, There are 3 milestones you can achieve to avail the benefits-
i) Alpha - Complete a Microsoft Learn path and Azure credits will be unlocked (Azure credits of 150$ per month) with your Visual Studio Enterprise subscription benefit. LinkedIn Learning subscription. You’ll also receive a certification voucher, and a free domain name and many more.

ii) Beta - You have to host an event in your community to unlock event support and resource benefits. Once you reach Beta, You could also get an invitation to join the annual Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors Summit, You will be receiving Swags and amazing accessories from Microsoft as well.
(This includes the benefits of Alpha as well)

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My Beta MLSA Swag Kit :)

iii) Gold - Once you’ve gone above and beyond in earning your badges and serving your local community, and have been an active participant in the program, you will be invited to the Gold milestone! You'll also be able to gain access to special events, and may also be invited to become a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), also Gold MLSA Swag Kit with super amazing goodies! (Including the benefits of Alpha and beta)

More details in the below picture!

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This program sponsors all the undergraduate and postgraduate students in terms of technology and all the events they do in this community. Once you are an ambassador, you are introduced to the amazing community and you can start hosting events!

One of the most special thing I love about this program is, we get to learn so much, grow our career and technical skills, and whatever we learn, we share it among our peers by hosting events.

Isn't it amazing? So, what are you waiting for? Apply now!:)

The Application form is open throughout the year, The selections are done on a quarterly basis. The latest selections were in July (2022), so the next cohort is expected to be announced in around October 2022. The last date to apply for the next cohort is 31st August after which the application will be considered for the next quarter's cohort.

You can apply for this program through this link:
https://studentambassadors.microsoft.com/en-US/

The main steps to follow while applying for this program are as follows:

STEP 1: Go to https://studentambassadors.microsoft.com/en-US/
Click on "Apply now" and Login with any of the mentioned options available.

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STEP 2: Once you are logged in, read all the privacy and terms, and confirm your eligibility.
Once you confirm, you will be introduced to a Personal Info section, fill all the details carefully.

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STEP 3: Once you have filled the personal information, you will be introduced to the academic information section, once you fill that, the most important part of this application comes: Written Sample.

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Step 4: The Written Sample is the most important part of this application, where you have to answer the given questions.
This section is divided into three parts, as shown in the picture.
. INSPIRE
. TEACH
. PROMOTE

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Each field has to be answered with either a video or a written sample. Please note: It is necessary to answer at least one question in the form of a video.

Tips to answer these questions:
1) Make sure your answers are honest and genuine, try to explain why you are passionate about technology, and what made you inspire in your best way, that is very important!
2) Mention all your achievements including the projects you are working on/completed, what are the programming languages you've learnt, competitions/Workshops you have organized/participated/won.
3) Take an example and explain how you would teach that topic to your peers.
4)If you are hosting an event, explain how would you plan on organizing it from the start, how would you promote it to gather as many students possible to attend the event.

These are some of the main points you can keep in your mind while answering the questions, accordingly.

STEP 5: Then comes the social media section, where you can include the links of all the social media platforms you use, as mentioned in the fields.

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Also do not hesitate to share the links of any of your blogs/YouTube videos etc. thinking there is nothing much in it or there is less content, nothing is less when you try to share your knowledge or ideas, what you share and how you share it, is important! :)
This is also where they will get to know more about you! :)

STEP 6: Once you have completed filling the social media section, mention all the technologies you are interested in!
And if you think there is some additional information you want to add, you can add it in the next field asked in Additional Information section, after the technologies list!
For example, I am also passionate about the game of Chess, so I mentioned some of my achievements of Chess in this field.
Similarly, you can add in anything you want to share, here.

And this completes the Application form!

Hope you were able to fill it properly, if you have any doubts/questions, do put it in the comments below, I will answer them, Or you can contact me through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tina-popli-025a891b4/ or Twitter: https://twitter.com/tina_popli

I discovered about this Program by one of my seniors and through social media, and from then I was super excited to fill this form and apply for this amazing program. Once I filled, I was super happy to be one of those ambassadors who were selected, in January 2021. It was one of the most amazing days. Since then I am enjoying being in such a program and community.
I always tell everyone, that this is a family where we learn and grow together! I Hope you're all even more inspired to apply for this super amazing program, and are as excited as I was, to apply for this program! :)

No matter what the result will be, give your best, and work hard!!

Note: If an application is rejected, Applicant can reapply for the program.

Also, if you are thinking that can Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors apply for Imagine Cup? YES! If you have a unique technology solution that you’d like to enter for the Imagine Cup , all Microsoft Student Ambassadors are welcome to register for it, if you would like to know more about Imagine Cup, you can check here, https://imaginecup.microsoft.com/en-us/Events

Best Wishes! :)

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Tauleshwar Thakur

Great post,
But how do I know if application is open or not.

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Tina Popli Author

Hey Tauleshwar!
The application is open throughout the year, The selections are done on a quarterly basis. The latest selections were in July (2022), so the next cohort is expected to be announced in around October 2022.

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Tauleshwar Thakur

Thanks for reply

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Suraj Kumar (SuKuMo)

Hey Tina, I have applied for the program in November 2021, but I am not able to see my application status, the website says that "Something went wrong, try again later"
Is it because the website server is down Or Is there something wrong with the application?

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Tina Popli Author

Hi Suraj! Did you receive a confirmation mail of your submission?

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Suraj Kumar (SuKuMo)

Yeah, I did receive the confirmation email

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Tina Popli Author

Oh okay, as long as you've received a confirmation email there shouldn't be an issue I guess, just don't edit the application after November 30th otherwise it will be considered for the next cohort. Hope this helps you! :)

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Suraj Kumar (SuKuMo)

Microsoft Team has finally resolved my problem!
Thank you for the suggestion and help!

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Tina Popli Author

That's great to hear, Suraj! All the best! πŸ˜„

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Chirantan Banik • Edited on

Hey Tina

First of all a big thanks for providing such an insightful information about MLSAπŸ™Œ
I applied for MLSA in Nov, and the results are supposed to be released in Jan, so can you give an idea when it will released like in mid of Jan or in the 3rd week or in end of Jan!
Very excited for the resultsπŸ™ƒ

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Tina Popli Author

Hey Chirantan! That's Amazing, The results for this cohort has been announced 2 days back, please check your email for the updates! All the best 😁

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Chirantan Banik

Yeah Got the result, unfortunately could not make itπŸ™‚

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Tina Popli Author

Don't worry, Try reapplying for it, and make sure you keep all those things in mind mentioned in the mail to take care of before submitting your application, Wishing you the best! 😁

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Chirantan Banik

Thankyou :)
And yeah surely keep all the things in mind before applying!

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auwebber23 • Edited on

Incredible program for students! I would like to study in Microsoft, one of the most technological companies in the world, but I am hardly skilled enough =(
I will continue to dream of such training, because at home in college I am bored and do not want to study at all. I use uk.edubirdie.com/assignment-expert to somehow perform the tasks that are required of me. This resource helps me a lot. I hope that next year the study will be more interesting.

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Tina Popli Author

Yes, indeed it's an incredible program for students!
Maybe you're skilled and good enough but you just don't know it! Be positive and just give it a try with all the dedication you have! Let me know if you need any help in filling the application form! 😊

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Chirantan Banik

Hey Tina, we had a talk in the month of Jan regarding MLSA, I have applied on 28th Feb and the results are supposed to be announced in April itself, do you have any idea how many days it will take to get the results from now!!

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Tina Popli Author

Hi ,Chirantan! Yes, the results have been announced yesterday, do check your email for the update😁

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Chirantan Banik

Hey yeah I got selected this time :)
Thankyou for your amazing blog✨

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Tina Popli Author

Happy to know about it, Congratulations!! Welcome to this amazing community! ✨

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Jack chadwick • Edited on

Students will be thrilled by this program! I'd like to go to Microsoft which is one of the largest technologically advanced companies, but my capabilities are not sufficient.( I'll always dream about such a program because I'm bored at home during college and don't wish to learn anything in any way. To do the activities that are required of me, I use britishessaywriters.co.uk/assignme... . This is a great resource for me. I'm hoping the research will be more fascinating next year.

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Devansu Yadav

Awesome work Tina!

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Shivang Shandilya

Hello, I had a doubt the thing is I submitted my application on 1st of this july and havent yet received any information regarding my result for the same. So, like is this normal for the review process to take this long or is there an issue cause i got the confirmation mail saying "Thanks for applying to MLSA program and all ".

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Tina Popli Author • Edited on

Hi Shivang, the results are announced on a quarterly basis, so if you've applied after 31st may which was the last date for the previous cohort, you'll be getting your result in and around October. The mail you got was a confirmation email which would have been sent immediately after you registered. Hope this clears your doubt! :)

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Aatmaj

Nice post!

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Rakesh Potnuru • Edited on

I applied in August 2021, when can I expect results?

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Tina Popli Author

Hi Rakesh, The next cohort is announced today!!

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Rakesh Potnuru • Edited on

Thanks for reply,
I got this feedback
β€’ Are your responses unique? Are they original and fresh?
β€’ Did you answer the relevant question? Did you stay on topic?
β€’ Is your video accessible? Is the link public?

My answer to all those questions is "yes", but don't know why I got rejected. But anyways I will try again. If you have any tips or suggestions, please help me.

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Tina Popli Author • Edited on

Don't worry Rakesh, just make sure to improve your application for the next time.
You can connect with me on LinkedIn and I can clear your doubts. and don't be disappointed, just work on your application and give it another try, The next cohort will be announced in and around January so don't loose hopes, You can submit it again for the next cohort :)

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EM

Informative post! Thank you for this. Can I ask how long did you wait before you received an email that you are selected? Thank you so much!

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Tina Popli Author • Edited on

Hello! I am glad you found it informative!
Yes, The selections are done after every three months, after the July-August Cohort which was announced, the next selections is expected to be announced in and around October.

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kartikey rawat

Great Blog πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜„πŸ˜‡

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Raghav Ganesh

Very informative, Well written Tina!

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MUHESI

It's well done, thank you

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Rohit Yadav

Wooo, well written article Tina!

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Tina Popli Author

Hey Pradumna!
You can reapply for the program anytime.
Oh I see, maybe you can contact me on LinkedIn, I'll look into that and will get back to you on how you could proceed :)

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Megggsss

Thank you for this informative post!
I have a quick question regarding the video links
Can we submit the link of our video from google drive?

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Tina Popli Author

I am glad you found it insightful!
Yes you can submit the link of your video from Google Drive, just make sure it's PUBLIC.

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mridulaswami

Hello Tina ma'am, I wanted to ask if we have to make only one video from three questions or we can make all three videos for all three questions??

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Tina Popli Author

Hello!
Yes, you can either make a single video answering all three questions or 3 separate videos answering the respective questions.
It is mandatory to answer at least one question with a video answer.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other doubt! 😊

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mridulaswami

Hello ma'am , I wanted to ask you that can we upgrade our application form after applying , before it goes under review ?

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Tina Popli Author

Hello! Could you elaborate your question?
Do you mean if you can edit your application before it goes under review? Yes you can! πŸ˜„ Please let me know if you have any further question!

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Vansham-1406

Hey I had registered for this program on 29th march 2022, so when are the results? Can you please let me know?

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Tina Popli Author

Hi Vansham, the result for the latest cohort has been announced around 2 days back, do check your mail for the updates, wishing you the best!

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Ashmit JaiSarita Gupta

Hey Tina, I have applied for the program in June 2022, but till now there is no update about it.

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Tina Popli Author

Hi Ashmit, any application sent after 31st may 2022 will be announced in the next upcoming cohort's result, that is, in and around October 2022. (As every new cohort is announced on a quarterly basis)

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taradepan

Can 1 person be both Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador and Github campus expert?

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Tina Popli Author

Yes, why not! :)

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CYBERKING_TOM

Hi Tina, I am Applied on September, 2,2022,
When I got result from Microsoft

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Tina Popli Author

Hi, Applications sent after August 31st will be considered for the next cohort's results of Microsoft learn student ambassadors in and around January 2023.

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Md Ashhar

Hey there!
I had applied for MLSA in Aug.
I'm very curious to know when would the results be declared.

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Tina Popli Author

Hi @ashhar, The next cohort will be announced in and around the second week of October 2022.

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