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Published April 13, 2012, 10:08 PM

Area college students tour Fargo Microsoft campus

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It’s inspiration from inside Microsoft. Area college students are getting a jump start on their future careers by touring the technology hub in Fargo.

It’s inspiration from inside Microsoft. Area college students are getting a jump start on their future careers by touring the technology hub in Fargo.

About 85 college students are here at one of Microsoft's largest campuses. They're from 10 different schools including Valley City State and NDSU. And for some of those students this could be a future workplace.

With 20 to 30 technology positions open at any given time, Microsoft is always looking for fresh new talent at its Fargo campus.

Once a year, Microsoft opens its doors to students. It hopes to get those kids excited about the chance to work for one of the nation's largest software companies.

Today, students got the chance to tour the campus, seeing first hand top of the line computer labs, workspaces and even a game room, where employees can blow off steam with foosball.

The kids even got to check out the company's latest software, Windows Eight.

Computer Tech student Danial Beadle said it was an opportunity of a lifetime and that he'd love to come back one day as an employee.

Danial Beadle – Williston State College: "They put a lot of effort into making sure the right people are doing the right jobs and the teams actually work together and mesh well. That speaks volumes about a company right there when you're willing to put that much effort into your people, it shows a lot in your product."

This morning, the Microsoft team also talked about job interviews, giving students tips on how to impress potential employers. The students are part of Microsoft More-a program designed to give students a real life look at the world of technology.

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