It is commonly said that the ultimate power lies in the hands of the youth and since ages, youths have been proven to be the torch bearers of their respective era
It is commonly said that the ultimate power lies in the hands of the youth and since ages, youths have been proven to be the torch bearers of their respective era. So, with no exception, Mozilla also planned to approach this dynamic section of the society following the path of three 'E's -Engage, Equip and Empower and thus was introduced the Firefox Student Ambassador (FSA) Programme.
Unlike various other Student Ambassador Programmes, this FSA programme is not selective or exclusive. So, a student needs not to undergo any screening process or face any tough competition to get appointed as Firefox Student Ambassador. Being an open source community, Mozilla believes in providing open opportunities to the aspiring students, who love to build the web and spread web awareness. So, any student from any college/university is eligible to become a part of this programme.
Now, the most probable questions that may reverberate in the minds of the students are, who exactly is a FSA and what the benefit of being so is. In a nut shell, we can say FSAs are unconventional, incredible group of students, passionate about spreading the message regarding manifold benefits of Firefox and its products and thus, help to build a brighter future for the web.
As per the three 'E' concept, this programme 'engages' students with opportunities to gain marketing experience , develop leadership qualities and learn industry skill; 'equip' students with the knowledge, network and resources; 'empower' students to go above and beyond as active Mozillians. So, more the initiatives one will take on his/her behalf, more will he/she get out of this programme. Moreover, the FSAs who could prove their Excellency will be awarded the Certificate of Appreciation.
By 2017, FSA programme will be premier tech marketing programme for college students to acquire technological and industrial skills, leadership opportunities through Firefox initiatives. Mozilla does strongly believe "Doing well is a part of our code”, so it will whole heartedly welcome any student, from any educational background. Now, the students just need to come out of their comfort zone and grab this golden opportunity
Source: Pushpita Dey, HT Campus Specialist