It was the last working day of July 2019. The line "Salary Credited" flashed on the cracked screen of David's three-year-old Samsung Galaxy J5 phone. His eyes lit up.
Another message popped up on the screen: "Unbelievable offers on mobile phones!".
A curious, excited David clicked on the message. "Exchange your old device for a new one and get up to 50% discount!".
He paused. He smiled.
David deleted the message and affectionately wiped the cracked screen. He then flipped his phone to read a handwritten note.
Application to any of the programs follows a two-step process:
1. Essay: Please e-mail a statement of purpose, as a single-spaced PDF, to email@example.com. Limit your story to 800 words.
Be bold. Be original.
If your essay is shortlisted, you move to the interview round.
2. Interview: The purpose of the interview is to understand you and to assess whether you are a good fit for the intensive mentoring sessions, assignments, and social experiments. Interviews are conducted either in person or online. Interviews are conducted in English and last for 30-90 minutes.
The entire process takes three weeks from the date of application.
Next deadline: July 15 2020.