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GitHub Education is looking for the next generation of student community leaders. Are you building a community on your campus? If so, we want to help! Whether you’re growing an established community or starting from scratch, the GitHub Campus Experts Program will provide you with the tools and resources you need to make a meaningful impact on your campus.
The GitHub Campus Expert application for the August 2021 generation is officially open. Are you eligible for the program? Campus Experts must be at least 18 years of age, a GitHub user for at least six months, and enrolled in a post-secondary formal education institution.
Apply to become a Campus Expert! Applications close August 29, 2021.
On-campus engagement looks different than it did last year. We know running events can be challenging with unstable internet connection, moderators on hand, and lagging live streams. That is why it’s even more important than ever to have the resources and tools you need to be effective and engaging.
From community leadership training to stickers and cheat sheets for events, the Campus Experts Program helps bridge the gap by providing all the tools and resources you need to organize extraordinary events and keep your community engaged. We know the impact student leaders have on their campus. Becoming a Campus Expert will allow you and your community to thrive.
If you applied in February 2021, you’ll notice that some of the questions have changed. These changes are based on applicant feedback. The new questions are meant to be more descriptive to help ensure the information we request is clear and concise. The questions now focus on how the program benefits will help you to build a stronger community, achieve your goals, and organize welcoming experiences for everyone.
Campus Experts come from a range of backgrounds but all have one thing in common: they are deeply passionate about technology, and we want to hear from all of you. We are proud to see the program grow from a small group of handpicked students in 2016 to what it is now: a global community of student leaders from more than 35 countries.
Fall semester is right around the corner. Make sure to submit your application by August 29, 2021. This is an opportunity for you to take your leadership and campus to the next level. As a Campus Expert, you’ll have access to GitHub Campus Experts training, resources, and support to excel in the activities you organize on your campus. We’ll reach out to all applicants on September 13, 2021, with an update on their application status and next steps.
Ready to become a Campus Expert? Read on for tips and tricks to make sure your application stands out.
✅ Before applying, browse the Campus Experts website, and learn about the program’s mission, the benefits, and hear the story of other students in the program.
✅ Think about how the program benefits can help solve a struggle your community is facing and increase impact.
✅ Let us know what makes your community unique, and don’t forget to be specific.
✅ Sign in to GitHub Global Campus and find who the closest Campus Expert is. Ask them about their experience in the program and how they have built or grew their community.