Microsoft I Accelerator
Where innovation meets diverse talent

What is the Microsoft I Accelerator?

Microsoft BAME ERG have partnered with EDI to create the Microsoft I Accelerator. Both undergraduate and sixth form students will have the opportunity to participate in the Microsoft I Accelerator virtual work experience programme for 5 days. Learn about Microsoft, work on a live business challenge and gain valuable skills transferable to the workplace.

Undergraduate Dates: 19th – 23rd July 2021
Sixth Form Dates: 26th July – 30th July 2021
Location: Virtual
Time: 9.30 – 4  each day
(Please only apply if you can attend all 5 days)

Who is the Microsoft I Accelerator open to?

  • The I Accelerator will be open to students from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds
  • The project brief will utilise skills across various subjects including technology, business and humanities
  • Yr 12/13 students and undergraduate students/recent graduates

How will the I Accelerator work?

  • Each student will work in a team of 5 to develop a solution to the challenge presented
  • Various workshops will be delivered by Microsoft throughout the week
  • Students will develop a presentation to be delivered to senior managers in Microsoft on the final day of the virtual experience
  • Students will also have the opportunity to build their professional network

Student Benefits:

  • An enhanced profile – enhance your CV and build valuable experiences
  • Insight to careers – providing insights to the broad spectrum of careers available
  • Personal development – develop skills and attributes valued in the workplace
  • Networking opportunities – connect with diverse professionals
  • Personal brand development – define what makes you stand out
  • Interview practice – develop the skills needed to compete in today’s job market
“The I Accelerator provides a great opportunity for students to develop the skills and
attributes of the work place and enhance their CV.”
Frances Trought, Founder of EDI