UiPath Student Developer Champions

‘Leading change’ in the rapidly evolving tech world is an achievement beyond measure. Our Student Developer Champions are set out to revolutionise the world with Automation.

 

UiPath Student Developer Champions are self-motivated, enthusiastic, and multi-tasking student leaders who lead the UiPath Student Developer communities on their campus. Through this, they empower the fellow students with the skills and connections needed to become automation experts. UiPath Student Developer Champions are also the liaisons between UiPath and their institutions.   

We launched the program as a pilot in the APAC region in 2021; and we were delighted to see the response and acceptance of the program in the student community. Despite the pandemic our Student Developer Champions have reached out to 10,000+ students (as of April 2022) on their campuses by hosting events and hackathons (online and offline), creating video tutorials and by encouraging their fellow students to learn RPA by enrolling onto UiPath Academy and get certified.

We are thrilled to take the UiPath Student Developers Program global this year! Come participate and enable your students join the global community!

Words from our experienced Champions

Role of the Champions

Student Developer Champions are crusaders of change on their campuses, they- 

Associate – Start a club or work with other technical clubs on campus.

Build – empower students and facilitate training on RPA tools.

Collaborate – ideate, brainstorm, and participate in competitions along with their teams.

Develop – create innovative automation solutions for real-world challenges.

Engage – with the institution, UiPath, and with other resources. 

Benefits of being a Champion

The journey of a Student Champion starts from August every year and goes through June of the following year. The journey is exciting, fun, rigorous, and rewarding. During this period, the champions will have an opportunity to interact with industry experts, learn about cutting-edge technology, organize fun yet enriching workshops, brainstorm solutions for real-world challenges, and so much more! 

Some key benefits include:

Access to the latest tech tools, resources, and knowledge.

Growth of your knowledge, network, and technical abilities by working with like-minded students from different institutions.

Mentorship from the automation experts of the industry & UiPath Community (Employees, MVPs, Alumni Champions etc)

Internship Opportunities to get hands-on RPA development experience

Not to mention the cool swag you’ll get, too!

Eligibility Criteria

Are you enthusiastic about technology? Are you keen to learn? Can you walk into a room of strangers and walk out with tons of acquaintances? Do you have the fire in your belly to have influence on yourself and others? An ideal Champion:  
  • Is currently enrolled in an undergraduate program from an accredited higher education institution;
  • Is currently studying in Senior/Pre-final (2nd or 3rd) year during 2022-2023 academic year;
  • Has a genuine interest in organizing fellow students and building community;
  • Is a go-getter and a problem solver with an “anything is possible” attitude;
  • Is a good communicator, planner, and organizer who is ready to go outside his or her comfort zone;
  • Is willing to learn, unlearn, and relearn.

For champions from tech. background, possessing strong programming skills and experience of working on Python, C#/VB & Net is an added advantage.
For champions from non-tech. background, understanding of business applications like Microsoft Excel, Outlook is an added advantage

Does this program resonate with you? Do you think your skill sets and aptitude makes a great match?

 
Apply Now!
 

Are you a faculty member? Do you know of your students who could be a great match for the program?

 
Nominate your students!
 

Application deadline extended.

Application for 2022-23 closes on 31st July 2022.
 

UiPath Student Developer Community

The power of young minds can only be witnessed through the awesome impact they create. UiPath Student Developer Community is a strong brigade of RPA enthusiastic students, led by the UiPath Student Developer Champions.

If you are interested in learning about RPA and UiPath RPA tools but at the moment do not have the bandwidth to take up the responsibilities of being a Student Developer Champion, this one is just for you! Come, find a community chapter near you and join. Along with the local chapter you can join the Global Student Developer Community Chapter and attend virtual events hosted by UiPath. 

Join the Student Developers Community
 
If you have any questions about UiPath Student Developer Champions or Student Developer Community, please email us.
 

FAQs

 

What is RPA?

RPA is the fastest growing category of Enterprise Software (growing at 65% CAGR according to ForresterTM).

Hundreds of millions of knowledge workers are employed across the world and in every industry. RPA enables us to remove routine, mundane, and repetitive tasks via software robots. By assigning such repetitive activities to software robots we now can focus on more creative and valued work, accelerating our careers, our companies, and ultimately, society. RPA is distinct from prior process automation technologies due to its flexible scope and ease of implementation – enabling enterprises to automate tasks and integrate systems which are otherwise too complex, too costly, or too time-consuming to address.

 

Why learn RPA?

“It’s the technology of the future.” 

Despite a rocky 2020, the global Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market is still on track to see double-digit growth from 2020 to 2021—19.5%, to $1.89 billion—according to arecent Gartner press release. According to the World Economic Forum, more than 54% of the workforce will require reskilling in the next 5 years! 

 “New technology adoption drives business growth, new job creation and augmentation of existing jobs, provided it can fully leverage the talents of a motivated and agile workforce who are equipped with futureproof skills to take advantage of new opportunities through continuous retraining and upskilling. Conversely, skills gaps—both among workers and among an organization’s senior leadership—may significantly hamper new technology adoption and therefore business growth.”  

Robotic Process Automation is one such technology that is dramatically redefining the future of work. Easy to deploy, non-intrusive, fast, and low-cost implementations have made RPA a priority across industries. 

Ninety percent of RPA developers say they expect the industry to expand over the next five years, echoing industry analyst sentiment and that demand for their skill sets will increase with it.

 

Who can be an RPA developer? 

While technical skills are a plus, anyone who has an interest and motivation to learn this new technology can become an RPA developer. Moreover, many of the certified RPA developers around the globe are undergrads. 90+% have college degrees, the majority of which are in technical fields. Still, one out of five followed a business-focused course of study, and more than one in ten had degrees in "other" areas, indicating there's room in the industry for a broad set of skills and knowledge.