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20 December 2019
MIU graduate and gaming CEO
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Maharishi International University* (formerly Maharishi University of Management) graduate Andy Zhong earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Dalian University of Technology in China, and began his career as a research engineer at Bell Laboratories in 2005. He entered MIU's MS in Computer Science Program in 2007 and soon moved to Silicon Valley to serve as engineering director and lead product manager at RockYou, developing the popular Facebook® games Birthday Cards and Zoo World.
In 2010 Andy co-founded FunPlus, a gaming company [now based in China] that created such hits as Facebook's Family Farm, Royal Story, and Happy Acres. . . . [and] launched several multiplayer mobile strategy games [which became bestsellers in many countries].
Andy says that the time he spent at MIU was very helpful in landing him a job at a top Silicon Valley company. He has also found the practice of the Transcendental Meditation® technique beneficial.
''Transcendental Meditation has become a powerful tool to help me become more focused and live in the present,'' he said. ''It also gives me the ability to inquire deeply and guide my curiosity to explore.''
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* Maharishi International University (formerly Maharishi University of Management), founded in 1971, is an accredited university located in Fairfield, Iowa, USA, and offers a range of disciplines at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The school's unique approach to education is called Consciousness-Based℠ education. All students and faculty practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique—an effortless technique for recharging mind and body and creating a brighter, more positive state of mind. With Consciousness-Based education students study traditional subjects while also experiencing inner growth and developing their creativity. For more information, call the Admissions Office at 800-369-6480 [toll-free in US; outside US call: +1 641-472-1110] or visit: https://www.miu.edu
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