Indian-American Woman admitted to Stanford GSB, Wharton, Columbia, and Harvard Kennedy School
Many people start the MBA application process without a clue as to what to do. Others only have some idea of how to get started. Nina*, however, came prepared. She had already finished her tests and requested her recommendation letters. She had a polished resume and a strong network of people for support.
However, when it came to writing her personal essays, Nina felt stumped. She wanted someone to bounce her ideas off of and make her story come to life. Her ambition and resourcefulness led her to reach out to The Art of Applying®. After working with our team, she landed four acceptance letters from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Wharton, Columbia Business School, and Harvard Kennedy School!
Nina asked that we not share the audio of her interview publicly, so we’ll just share her stats, results, and some of the best quotes from her client testimonial interview.
*Nina is not her real name. Our client asked that we not share her real name in her case study.
Service: Application Accelerator®
Start Date: July 2017 | End Date: May 1, 2018
- First-year applicant
- GPA: 3.60
- GRE: 327
- Work experience: 3 years
- Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Harvard Kennedy School
- Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
- Columbia Business School
- “Throughout the process, I have been really diligent on getting myself so far, and just towards the very end, I realized that having some structure and having someone to bounce ideas off of for my essays was something I really needed, to get a second opinion.”
- “I think I’m someone who just likes to trust myself so much and have a strong inner compass, but to be able to trust someone with this very emotional and personal process was a cool opportunity. I’m really glad I did that.”
- “To women out there who sometimes might have Imposter Syndrome about whether they should apply to a certain school, I think that you should never feel like you can’t apply to a certain degree program if you don’t have certain experiences or backgrounds.”
- “Don’t ever sell yourself short. Reach for the top school. Do your research. Think about what types of programs you want to be in. And within those programs if those schools have the resources, [then] you’re a good fit.”