• Company Name:
  • Location:
    PAN India
  • Duration:
    4 Weeks
  • Target Audience:
    Undergrad Students, Engineering Students, Management Students, Postgrad Students, Freshers, Part-time/ Freelance Professionals
  • Number of openings:
  • Stipend:
    2250 (125% stipend for Premium Users)
  • Stipend:
    1800 (100% stipend for Free Users)
  • Completed Date:
    1st October, 2018
  • Start Date :
    Applicants will be expected to start working within 2 days of selection

About the company

Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft set up its India operations in 1990. Microsoft in India offers its global cloud services from local data centers to accelerate digital transformation across Indian start-ups, businesses, and government agencies.

Project Steps

  • Objective: To help Microsoft develop a Voice Recognition software for English & Hindi Speakers, to provide users with the ability to control their devices by giving commands in the English and Hindi language. Students working on this project will be required to do the following:
  • Project Tasks: I. Identify a Target set of Hindi and/ or English Language speakers who would be willing to donate their voice samples, e.g. Yourself, Family Members, Friends, Neighbours, Acquaintances, etc. - keeping in mind the following Eligibility Criteria:
    1. All Voice Donors must know how to read as well as speak the chosen language fluently.
    2. All Voice Donors must be comfortable with speaking at least 20 short sentences (Assistant Commands) in the stipulated time in order to complete the activity. The same shall take approximately 10-15 minutes per person.
  • II. Share your 'Partner Key' (will be provided by the Project Manager) and the Voice App Link with the Voice Donor. They either do the recordings on their own Phone/ Laptop or do it from your Phone/ Laptop. Help them accustom to the software interface and assist them throughout the completion of the activity.
  • III. Follow the same approach to maximize the number of utterances/ donors you collect. Even the same donors can record their voices daily using the same partner key.

Expected Project Output

Get a minimum of 1000 utterances during the course of 1 week. Each utterance takes around 3 seconds and each donor needs to donate at least 20 utterances. However, there is no upper limit on number of utterances per donor. The voice donations collected by you shall be assessed for quality and your rewards shall be in accordance with the Voice Samples Accepted by the Microsoft Team. Rejection Rate should also be less than 10% in order to be eligible for the Project Completion Certificate.

Rewards & Benefits:
1. Project Certificate with KSA Ratings & Microsoft Logo
2. Certificates of Excellence highlighting specific Skills & Achievements: Will be given to students who achieve or showcase specific Performance Levels or Skills, as communicated by Project Manager from time to time.
3. Recommendations: LinkedIn Recommendations & Director's Recommendations will be given to Top Performers as per achievement of various target slabs/ performance/ skill parameters (The achievement parameters & slabs for the same will be communicated by the Project Manager at appropriate times).

Skills you will Learn:
1. Networking
2. Influencer Marketing
3. Verbal Communication
4. Convincing & Persuading

Once students are selected, the Project Manager will send an Email Invite to all these students to join their project group on "Basecamp3" - A Project Management App & Website. All further interactions between students & the Project Manager will take place via this Basecamp Group. Therefore, please be on the lookout for the Email Invitation and follow the steps mentioned in the email to register and start interacting on the Basecamp.

Terms & Conditions:
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Type of Interaction

Virtual with Field Work, with flexible work hours. Student will be expected to spend 20-25 hours/week. Student will be required to do field work in the specified location. All interaction will happen over email/Group Chat/phone. No need to visit the office.

Extra Benefits

Certificates of Excellence (Based on Student achieving various Performance Parameters) & Additional Monetary Incentive for Higher Target Achievements. Click Here to Learn More about all Rewards & Benefits @ OysterConnect.com