Once upon a time, a notebook, sharp pencil, and perhaps a calculator were all that a student needed to complete coursework. Today’s classrooms run at bandwidth speed, and the smarter your computer the more likely you are to ace the next project. It’s no surprise, then, that the software you use while learning matters a great deal. Perhaps just as important is having up-to-date technology that will easily translate from the classroom to the real world after graduation.
The World’s Desktop
Enter Microsoft Office. With 1 billion users worldwide—that’s one in every seven people on the planet—the chances of you using it in your future career are high. And while you’re in school, it acts as almost a universal language to share files and ideas with your professors and classmates since most of them will also be using its software.
FREEdom of Information Act
The (very) good news: Microsoft is offering Office 365 at no cost to students who are enrolled at qualifying schools. That’s right: You very well could have access to the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and more for free. And it actually gets better—you can install Microsoft Office 365 on up to five compatible PCs and Macs, plus five tablets (including iPad).
Are you eligible? Visit the Office student site to find out. You will need your personal school email address to check eligibility. If you happen to be a Johnson & Wales University student, you can visit JWU’s page for more information. Once you complete the process, be sure to share the good news with your fellow classmates.
Without the deal, Microsoft Office 365 is valued at about $400. With that savings in your pocket, just think of all the pencil sharpeners you can buy.