TWITTER can help you get "FREE" MBA in US

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    In the age of Twitter, where 140 characters can earn you millions of followers, a 25-year-old Noida-based engineer won something rather more substantial. Rahul Rathi (@Rathirahul86), a technical associate with Tech Mahindra, got himself an MBA seat valued at $36,400 in a US-based college after he participated in an 'International Tweet Competition' organized by the University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management (TSM). The question he had to answer was: "What makes you an exceptional Tippie full-time MBA candidate and future MBA hire?"

    Rathi's tweet was, "In an age where packaging is as imp as content, I present me in a manner that makes me stand out from the crowd." The link provided was to his blog, which had a tetrapack (the 'packaging' referred to in his tweet) on which the 'ingredients' list included leadership, decision-making, problem solving and team-playing skills.

    The youngster's creativity impressed the panel of judges, which comprised TSM staff and current students. "He chose to keep it simple while communicating his points effectively. We appreciated that," said one judge.

    Rathi, who applied to over 10 colleges in the last year, is now set to study at TSM this fall. He is the only international winner of the contest, which was announced last year and encouraged the use of links in tweets that could lead the admissions committee to a personal blog, a YouTube video or a webpage they had designed.

    Interestingly, though applications to the university could also be sent in traditional essay-type formats, 30 per cent of the international candidates applied using the tweet-style format.

    Noida-based techie's tweet wins $36,000 MBA seat in US - The Times of India
     
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