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How to become a Protégé

The Hotel School Sydney is hosting an information session on a very exciting competition ‘Protégé’ which is organised by Microsoft Australia. Here is a brief outline on Protégé –


What is Protégé?

Protégé is an annual case competition run by Microsoft Australia. The competition offers students an opportunity to gain real world experience, expand their network and tackle a real-world challenge. Microsoft’s mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more. Protégé allows students to engage with Microsoft’s mission with a fresh and creative perspective. Entry is open to undergraduate university and TAFE students who are currently enrolled in an Australian tertiary institution. Participants must enter in a team of 1-4 people. The competition is available to students of any age, from all faculties.

Why students should enter?

  • Networking

Speak and present to members of Microsoft’s Senior Leadership Team, and network with participants across the country.

  • Résumé

Make student’s résumé stand out when they apply for internship or graduate positions.

  • Mentoring

Receive mentoring from some of the brightest minds at Microsoft.

What is the prize?

The winners of this contest can have the Ultimate Microsoft Experience. The top four teams will be flown to Sydney for a series of exclusive events. Get an insight into the operations of Microsoft with an office tour, be inspired by Microsoft’s career development workshops, and get energised listening to leaders within Microsoft. It doesn’t end there – each of the winning teams will also receive Microsoft products.


Join the information session on this contest taking place at The Hotel School Sydney campus on Monday, 12 March, 12.30-1.30PM at the Dining room. The workshop will be facilitated by two of the former Protégé contestants and current interns from Microsoft Sydney team – Margaret Chen, Product Marketing Manager Intern and Ben Munns, Business Process Manager Intern. Don’t miss out this opportunity to build your network and be involved with the biggest brand in the technological space!

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