Published: 09th February 2018
Shout out to students: This company wants you to become their CEO for a Month
Wooplr, a clothing-collation brand, wants the freshers to take control of their lives by putting them at the top-most position in the company
Do you want to be a CEO when you graduate? Yes, you heard that right — Wooplr, a platform where anyone can open an online store and sell their products, is inviting "entrepreneurial" college students to join the race to be their next CEO. Well, almost. The winning student can get first-hand experience in making decisive choices, game-changing deals and cultivating positive synergy in a team, working directly with Wooplr’s CEO.
But why a fresher? Isn't that a risk? Arjun Zacharia, the founder of the company, clearly doesn't think so. "Millennials want to be entrepreneurs. They want to own something that defines them. They are extremely aware of their capabilities and they are getting the freedom to explore that. The idea of this 'CEO of the Month' contest is to help the youngsters harness the power within them. That was the idea behind this. We wanted GenY to take control of their lives and we see Wooplr as a medium to do this," he starts explaining the process.
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The program that started on February 2, 2018, is also asking the youth to showcase leadership abilities, adaptability and creativity in a given task for highly prized internships as well as Rs 10 lakh in giveaways.
If Arjun is to be believed, this exercise is as beneficial for them as the applicants. "There is a famous saying that the businesses that empower people will be the most valued business in the coming decade — so that's what we are doing. It will also allow us to find the right kind of people — the fire-in-the-belly crowd. There is an inherent talent within these freshers out there, unlike any other generation and we would like to utilise that by helping them channelise it," he says.
The campaign is already live on social media. "There are over 40,000 campuses in India and we want it to present it to all the students out there. The qualities we are looking out for is passion, a go-getter attitude and more importantly, being shameless. We want someone to be shameless enough to have a never-say-die attitude even when the world doesn't believe in them. Factors like degrees, colleges or cities take a back seat."
WHO CAN APPLY
Any student enrolled in a full-time college course, who is above the age of 17, is a resident of India and has a valid college ID, can participate in the competition.