Recently got your MBA from a US institution? You should be eligible for instant Hilton Gold status if you went to one of these schools. Must sign up by the end of this month, June 30, 2014.
Hilton will verify with a @school.edu e-mail address and send the sign-up e-mail to your school address. I don’t think they really check if you got your MBA, though they may have a cross-check list for some. You can try and worst case nothing happens.
I went to Cornell, and viola, I got instant Hilton Gold Status through 2016! Yay. Now I can try it at my next stay at the Hilton Rome Airport. Why some schools are eligible for 2020 vs 2016 I have no idea, but still 2 years of status is better than none.
The majority of the http link is the same for all, just add your school code to the end of the link. Goodluck and let me know how it goes!
Schools: Gold status valid through 2016
Schools: Gold status valid through 2020