US M7/T20 Business School Testimonials

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A brief of Aarti (in her own words):
“I possesses 18+ years of experience in international admission consulting, with a strong focus on advising students aiming to secure admissions at Ivy League and Top-20 MBA programs. In the past 3 years alone, I have helped candidates get admitted to Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, Wharton, Columbia, Duke, Yale, Tuck, Dartmouth, NYU, UCLA, Darden, Kenan Flagler, etc., many with sizable scholarships ranging from $30K – $100K.

I believe in a highly personalized and customized process for my MBA clients, ensuring ample time for each client and each aspect of the MBA application and admission process.

Kriti saxena

Kriti Saxena

Kellogg, Wharton and Duke Fuqua MBA
($80K Scholarship)

Aarti guided me throughout my MBA application process to build my profile and present my best possible self in my applications. The brainstorming sessions with Aarti and my mentor (from a Top B-School) were especially helpful and enabled me to approach the essays in a much more structured manner. Her focus on building the X-factor has certainly helped in making my applications stronger.

Aarti carries a great depth and understanding about different universities and their application processes, which can be felt even in the first few interactions with her. She has been extremely approachable throughout the application process, and also conducted multiple mock interviews that helped me iron out my shortcomings. I found Aarti to be unique in that instead of following a conservative approach to school selection, she supported my decision to apply to top B-Schools, worked with me on each application, and provided valuable inputs to streamline my approach.

I am grateful to Aarti for her guidance and would definitely recommend Aarti to aspiring B-school applicants looking for expert advice and mentorship.

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Rohit Kattekola

Duke ($30K Scholarship) & Tuck ($30K Scholarship) MBA Programs

Right from the get-go, Aarti was extremely involved and interested in getting to know my story and spent a lot of time brainstorming and gathering professional and personal accomplishments from my journey thus far that can be effectively showcased in an essay.

Post the storyboarding, she also helped me pick relevant stories for each of the schools’ essays and worked with me tirelessly to ensure that the essays I was submitting were the best possible versions. Post the application submissions, the mock interviews she had conducted also helped me immensely in fine-tuning my story and being more articulate in my answers. Throughout the process, she was extremely flexible with the timelines and helped with a few tasks on extremely short turnaround times.

All of this work resulted in interview invites from Kellogg, Booth, Tuck, and Duke eventually leading to admits from Duke and Tuck with a $30K scholarship from each.

Overall, Aarti was a mentor throughout the process starting from storyboarding to scholarship negotiations and everything in between and I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a mentor to navigate the daunting application process.

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Vidhu Rath

UCLA Anderson ($40K Scholarship), UW Foster ($50K Scholarship), Duke Fuqua ($20K Scholarship), UVA Darden

Applying to an MBA program has been a daunting task and I don’t think I could have secured admission into any Top 10 B-School without Aarti’s guidance and support. I especially found Aarti’s focus on building an X-Factor crucial to my success and the brainstorming process very effective in bringing out the best personal and professional strengths in me thereby enabling me to paint an excellent picture of myself to schools.

The critical review of each draft of my essays and the chance to interact and discuss my application with a mentor from a Top B-School helped streamline my application to perfection. All this resulted in me getting into top ranked programs like Duke, UCLA, Foster and Darden. I would be glad to recommend Aarti to MBA aspirants who wish to build strong profiles and develop impactful stories to reach their target B-Schools.

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Anuj Kohli 

UCLA Anderson ($50K Scholarship) and Kellogg MBA Programs

Global MBA applications are a rigorous and peculiar process and expert guidance through the same has been extremely important for me. With the first interaction itself with Aarti, I was convinced that I wish to apply to top B schools under her mentorship.

Aarti is a thorough professional, methodical, ever approachable, and an expert in the field of B-schools consulting. With Aarti, I went through several intense brainstorming sessions, X-factor conceptualization & review discussions, and in depth analysis with my mentor from a top B-school himself. I believe that particularly the X-factor development is a unique and highly effective service provided by Aarti, and I cherish the valuable inputs I got from Aarti through our numerous discussions. The other aspects that I believe helped my applications were my core story formation, per essay analysis, and high quality and unlimited edits of my essays and resume. 

The interview practice sessions with Aarti were also super helpful. Another unique aspect about Aarti is that she lets you chase your dreams and not curb them by suggesting conservative approach for school selection. Under Aarti’s guidance, I am grateful to have been admitted to Kellogg- my dream school, and UCLA Anderson, another favorite school (with $50k merit scholarship). I highly recommend Aarti for prospective clients wishing to fulfil their B school dreams under earnest and expert mentorship.

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Nishant Panigrahi

Columbia MBA Program

I had some experience applying to MBA programs and I thought I could utilize my familiarity with MBA admissions. However, after speaking to Aarti, I realized that her structured approach, insights into the admissions process and her keen understanding of my profile could help me differentiate my B-school application. 

The brainstorming session with Aarti and my mentor (from a top B-school) helped me to prepare concrete goals and conduct an incredible amount of research for schools. Throughout the entire process, Aarti was really helpful and accessible. Their critical review of my essays and support for ironing out the weaknesses ultimately helped me get interviews and the acceptance to Columbia Business School. Needless to say, I highly recommend Aarti to MBA aspirants looking for inputs on improving their profile and structuring their story for business schools.

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Anushka Gilani

ISB PGP

I reached out to Aarti as a completely lost but determined MBA aspirant, hoping to get into ISB. Even before I was on board as a client, Aarti set up many initial chats and gave me honest advice on my profile and suggested ways in which I could strengthen it, which braced me for the competitive application process.

Once I was on board, the entire application process went smoothly and in an organized manner. As someone with a busy work schedule, Aarti’s constant reminders and status checks helped me stay on track.

The most unique feature of Aarti’s consulting service is her brainstorming sessions. I wanted a consultant that understood my story and didn’t try to fit me into a standardized template. The brainstorming sessions helped me identify and map my story in an interesting manner and helped me stand out among the many applicants that apply to ISB.

I would recommend Aarti to anyone who wants to get into his/her dream school. Aarti is the right person to have in your corner during the stressful application process.

Rohit Prakash HEC Paris MBA Admit

Rohit Prakash

IIM-C PGPX & EDHEC MBA admits with scholarships, 2024

Arvind played a major role in shaping my perspectives and aligning my Navy experiences with my career goals. Not to forget the innumerable calls I would have made to Arvind to update him with the slightest developments, get his feedback and realign based on his advice. I am grateful for that.

Aditi Raman LBS MiF admit in 2023 admission by Admit Street

Aditi Raman

LBS MiF admit 2023

By the time I reached out to Arvind, I had spoken with many admissions consultants across geographies and experiences. But Arvind’s sincerity, calmness and honesty flowed through on our very first conversation. Applying to my dream school (LBS) with a GMAT waiver and with work experience & age above the class average, Arvind understood what I was looking for and given my background, what would best work for the school.

Arvind is extremely pleasant to work with and flexibile. His approach was practical – he did not over promise, was always available and provided excellent feedback in no time. If, like me, you’re looking for a quality premium service that is affordable – hands down, it’s easily Arvind!

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Adhiraj Chandel

INSEAD MBA admit 2023
(~$25k scholarship)

The MBA application process is a time consuming experience. The challenge is in cutting through the noise to focus on what is important.

One of the standout advantages of admitStreet is their deep understanding of the INSEAD admissions process. Arvind and the admitStreet team knew exactly what the INSEAD admissions committee looks for in prospective students. This level of insight and expertise is something you can’t put a price on when navigating the intricacies of a top-tier business school application.

With Arvind’s help, I secured admit from INSEAD MBA including sizable scholarship. I am very grateful for his support and can wholeheartedly recommend him for candidates who are applying for MBA abroad.

Rohith Chandra |  USC Marshall MBA admit 2023

Rohith Chandra

USC Marshall MBA admit 2023
(~$100k scholarship)

I am incredibly grateful to Arvind for serving as my mentor throughout my MBA application process. His guidance was instrumental in selecting the right university, crafting compelling essays, and exploring appropriate short and long-term goals for my post-MBA career. His deep understanding of my aspirations ensured a perfect university fit. His expertise in essays shaped my ideologies and I was able to come up with winning essays . What truly set Arvind apart was his commitment to understanding my long-term career ambitions.

The admitStreet team was also very helpful in providing exceptional end-to-end post-admission services, including helping me with visa processing, education loans, and accommodations

Vineetha Rebecca Jacob | Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus admit 2023

Vineetha Rebecca Jacob

Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus MBA admit 2023

Doing an MBA is a dream for many, but people often are not able to answer why they want it and whether they are ready for the hurdles that come with it. I was one such aspirant and Arvind challenged me on that front to really think about what I wanted from getting an MBA. Here is where our interaction began.

Arvind took the time to understand my profile, whereby I had a good academic background but was low on work experience and GMAT score for the B-Schools I was intending to get an admit in. He helped me in tackling certain obstacles in GMAT by giving me valuable tips for my reattempt. He was prompt in answering my doubts and made it a point to follow up with me on my progress. All in all, he was very supportive through the entire process and I’m happy to claim that I’ve gotten an admit at Rotterdam School of Management for MBA, thanks to his prompt support.

Aditi Raman LBS MiF admit in 2023 admission by Admit Street

Aditi Raman

LBS MiF admit 2023

By the time I reached out to Arvind, I had spoken with many admissions consultants across geographies and experiences. But Arvind’s sincerity, calmness and honesty flowed through on our very first conversation. Applying to my dream school (LBS) with a GMAT waiver and with work experience & age above the class average, Arvind understood what I was looking for and given my background, what would best work for the school.

Arvind is extremely pleasant to work with and flexibile. His approach was practical – he did not over promise, was always available and provided excellent feedback in no time. If, like me, you’re looking for a quality premium service that is affordable – hands down, it’s easily Arvind!

Yash Tripathi HEC Paris

Yash Tripathi

HEC Paris MBA admit 2023

Arvind is an amazing mentor! His guidance throughout the interview process for HEC Paris MBA was pivotal behind me securing the admit. Being an alumni himself, Arvind exactly knows what all does the school look for while evaluating the candidates during the interview.

Arvind’s methodology is straightforward and apt. He assessed me through a mock interview, which was pretty much on the lines of what I experienced during my final interviews. Before the mock interview, he provided some tips regarding how to prepare/execute the 10-minute ppt, and what kind of basic questions I should expect. After the mock, he also provided detailed written notes and suggestions for improvement over email which helped me to fine-tune my preparation.

Last but not the least, he was always available to talk regarding any kind of questions and challenges I faced. He made me believe in myself and motivated me throughout the process. The personal attention combined with accurate preparation tips provided by Arvind was the main reason behind me successfully converting my dream school

Swetabh Shubhra

Swetabh Shubhra

Olin Business School (WashU)

($100k scholarship)

Being an engineering grad, I walked into the MBA application process with an average GMAT score, a decent resume, and experiences in supply chain roles in the Energy domain, but I realized that it takes a unique skill set and a trained eye to turn those credentials into the perfect B-school application.

Arvind helped me to go through introspection in making a list of all the important events in my professional and personal lives, and used them to showcase my skills. He also helped me structure my stories and present them in a compelling way to win the heart of the admissions board. As I was keen on pursuing an MBA program strong in policy and strategy, I had my heart set out on McDonough, Georgetown and Olin WashU. With the help of an experienced guide, I managed to get admits from both, including a scholarship. These schools are the perfect fit for my career goals and I don’t think I would have been able to make the application so convincing without Arvind’s help. Thank you once again!