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This college student’s viral LinkedIn post got her a Microsoft internship — and congratulations from the CEO of Microsoft (MSFT)

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Satya Nadella

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  • A Miami University student penned a viral Linkedin status update saying that she was looking for an internship last November.
  • Three months later, Akosua Boadi-Agyemang announced she'll be interning at Microsoft.
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella personally congratulated her via LinkedIn comment.

You can never be too "bold" on LinkedIn — at least, that's what one college student has learned.

Last November, Miami University student Akosua Boadi-Agyemang wrote a public LinkedIn status declaring she was looking for an finance or accounting internship for summer 2018 — and tagged Jeff Weiner, CEO of the Microsoft-owned social network. 

"I was always told to be 'BOLD'. Hopefully someday it helps me reach my goals," wrote Boadi-Agyemang. The post quickly went viral.

Now, three months later, she has an update: She's landed an internship at Microsoft.

"I know many of you have been wondering what was the outcome of my viral post. I have received many LI messages and comments about it," Boadi-Agyemang writes on LinkedIn. "I am BEYOND EXCITED and BLESSED(I Thank God so much!) to officially announce that I will be working with Microsoft this summer!"

Akosua Boadi-Agyemang LinkedIn

LinkedIn

The post caught the attention of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who personally commented on the post, congratulating her on the internship.

"Thank you for sharing your story, your enthusiasm and the encouragement your post has given to others," Nadella wrote.

Boadi-Agyemang also writes that Microsoft has "deep meaning" for her. Growing up in Botswana, she writes, she learned how to type on Microsoft Word, and played the "Reader Rabbit" game on a Windows-powered computer.

"It was the one tech company that made itself easily available and affordable," she writes.

We've reached out to Boadi-Agyemang for more and will update if we hear back. 

Here's her original post:

And the update: 

 

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