Music and Technology-Passion Meets Solution in Philippines

Family finances were running low. School grades were not exceptionally high. Facing the pressures of accumulating bills and tuition fees, Gianisse Marie Adamantopoulos (better known as Gigi), together with her passion for music, took a leap of faith and applied to be a Microsoft Student Partner.

Music and technology just didn’t seem to tie in, but Gigi refused to give in. She surprised Microsoft Philippines interviewers as she presented the missing link, winning for herself an internship which helped cover her education fees.

Be inspired by other equally amazing youth and find out more about Microsoft YouthSpark programmes.

Comments (5)

  1. Matt lubetich says:

    Great piece. Excited yo "hear" more from Gigi.  Curious to why citizenship is a tag for this post? Ty!

  2. Microsoft Asia Citizenship Team says:

    Hi Matt. Gigi is an inspiring young woman – glad you liked reading about her. Thanks for your question. We tag each of our stories 'Citizenship' because they are all about the work we do in communities. We post stories regularly to the blog, so hope you come back often to see what we are doing. -Laura  

  3. Mark says:

    Nice one Gigi. Go Girl!

  4. Gigi Adamantopoulos says:

    Thank you all so much for this!

  5. Anonymous says:

    By Lori Forte Harnick, general manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, Microsoft Despite pockets of recovery in the global economy, worldwide unemployment continues to rise, particularly among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. In the 2014 Global