Have you heard of the Microsoft Students to Business Program?
If not you need to check it out right away!
This program is sponsored by Microsoft and helps to connect tech savvy college students to businesses for internships and job opportunities.
You can visit their page to learn more at the following URL: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/studentstobusiness/
Google provides many apps and tools for the benefit of education. If you are not already taking advantage of them you need see what they have to offer and make use of it. These tools allow for collaboration from the cloud and are free of charge for educational purposes.
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