Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Applications for MENA Google Student Ambassadors Now Open

A lot of you have been asking us how you can become a Google Student Ambassador, here's your answer!

To apply;

  1. Fill out the MENA GSA 2012 Application before June 30!
  2. Write an essay about one of these two topics (you can choose either regardless of your major):
    1. Engineering students: “Is there a way for the social web to be more than just social?”
    2. Non-engineering students: “Creative FOPs (forms of payment) and social support” 
  3. Write a motivation letter on "why you want to be an Ambassador, what you can change in your Country through learning new technical skills and how using Google tools could help your university" 
  4. Provide a short statement from Professor or Head of Department confirming name, level and area of study.


Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in a college or university in the Middle East or North Africa, preferably in the 2nd or 3rd year
  • Pursuing a BA/BS or MS degree
  • Passionate about technology
  • Able to plan events and manage a budget
  • Actively involved in student life on campus
  • Any student from: Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Jordan, Palestine & UAE can apply.





You will have to:

  • Attend a one-week intensive summer training to help familiarize you with Google products, features, programs and other opportunities for students. 
  • Work closely with local Google teams
  • Host and organize events to bring awareness about Google's products and brand
  • Spread the word about competitions, training opportunities, scholarships and other events
  • Attend Google events as a Google representative
  • Help Google to better understand your campus' culture
  • Build relationships on campus with faculty and student groups
  • Test products and features
  • Promote product use and new product launches to students
  • Be a source of knowledge for your university about Google products
  • Spread Google goodwill to your fellow students



If you succeed, you will:
  • Receive regular updates about exciting new Google products / features, programs and announcements
  • Enhance your professional development, leadership, technical and communication skills
  • Be eligible to participate in special Google events, product training and be considered for local internships
  • Be able to exchange best practices with Ambassadors from other schools and disciplines from around the region.

Timeline is as follows:

  • Registration opens: Sunday. April 15, 2012 
  • Registration closes: Tuesday, May 15, 2012  Friday, June 15 2012 Saturday, June 30 2012 (yes, the deadline has been extended! AGAIN!!)
  • Acceptance noyification: Early July
  • Training: August 2012 (after Ramadan)

More details here.




Note: If you want advertising materials for your university, contact us at lebgsa@gmail.com

9 comments:

  1. Thanks alot for extending the deadline :D

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  2. Hello,Thanks for the post,i'm a google enthusiasit,i wonder to join google student community,it seem a great experience,i'd like to write about "is there a way for the social web to be more than just social" but i did not understand well the topic,can you help me please,

    See You!

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  3. Hi Webmaster!
    The topic is up to you to decide whether you want #1 or #2. As for the question:
    “Is there a way for the social web to be more than just social?”
    Answer according to what you understand, it doesn't have to be a huge essay, just a couple of paragraph on what you think about this idea. Focus on creativity. :)

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  4. hey, you have said, it will be extended, now it is closed.
    don't get it?

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  5. Hi SSPCM, may I ask you to try again? Access to the form is still open and we are still accepting applicants. Please let us know in case you still have problems accessing it.

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  6. Hey Raghd! I hope you're doing well.
    I'm glad the deadline was extended again :)

    I'm currently in Boston for the summer. I'm still not figuring out where to submit my motivation letter on "why you want to be an Ambassador, what you can change in your Country through learning new technical skills and how using Google tools could help your university", and if this should be submitted in the place provided for "Please upload a pdf or jpeg signed recommendation letter". Does 'recommendation letter' here refer to 'motivation letter'? If not, where to submit the 'motivation' letter?

    Thank you and see you soon :)

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  7. Also, there's a separate question about "Why do you want to become Google's Student Ambassador? *". Isn't this a little redundant with the motivation letter subject?

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  8. Hi Sami. :) How's Boston?

    Just paste the motivation in the space provided under "Why do you want to become Google's Student Ambassador?"

    As for the recommendation letter, you can get that from a professor or boss or partner about why he/she believes you are up to the task, and what qualities he/she sees in you.

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    1. Great, thanks!
      Boston is great :)
      Congrats on the graduation btw!

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