Noida Techie's Tweet Wins $36000 Worth MBA Seat in U.S.
Bangalore: Rahul Rathi, a 25 year old technical associate with Tech Mahindra brings fame to himself after winning the 'International Tweet Competition' conducted by University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management (TSM). The competition earns him an MBA seat worth $36,400 in the U.S. based college.
"What makes you an exceptional Tippie full-time MBA candidate and future MBA hire?" was the question asked in the competition. Rathi found an answer for this question in a unique tweet, "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 tweet showed a link to his personal blog where he shared his views on leadership, decision-making, problem solving and team-playing skills. This made him the only international winner in the contest which was announced in the last year.
One of the panel judges said "He chose to keep it simple while communicating his points effectively,” as reported by TOI. “We appreciated that,” he added. TSM staff and current students were included in the judging panel. Last year Rathi had applied to many colleges and the right time came with a surprise victory. He has geared up to join the college this year.
In the competition many candidates showed their creative ability by providing links to their tweets which led to many personal blogs, YouTube videos or WebPages. Though the international level competition is over, the domestic level competition will continue for some more time.
Social Networking sites have now intruded in to the educational realm too. Creativity and innovation has got full grade in the market now. University of Iowa's Tippie School of Management (TSM)’s International Tweet competition shows the changing trends in our society. The competition indicates that students should be prepared with something new to succeed in the present.
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