Consulting and Startup
McKinsey, post which own Startup
Strong GMAT with renowned Undergrad and work exp brand; Experience as Founder; Strong international work experience
Relatively unknown startup that wouldn’t resonate with AdCom; Lack of demonstrated extracurricular involvement with a social cause, sport, musical instrument
“I learned about Amit through a friend when I was looking for an experienced consultant with a good M7 success rate. Amit’s motivational style and honesty during our introductory call made me go with him. In hindsight, it was my best decision during my application process.
From day 1, Amit was very structured in the process. We started with charting out 30+ of my life stories. In our initial calls, he laid out the different stages of the process and the high-level timelines involved for each stage. This visibility and structure not only boosted my confidence but also helped me plan to juggle my work responsibilities and application deadlines. The tailored Career Narrative we crafted made me stand out and make very strong case in front of the Admissions Committee. For INSEAD, Amit worked very closely with me for 3 days before the application to make sure that the near impossible deadline is met.
Amit, not only, helped me for the essays and applications, but also, made sure that I am prepared with every kind of interview process – be it interviews by alumni, admission committee or group discussion process of Wharton. We spent a lot of time on my resume, too. He was never shy of starting from scratch if we were not satisfied with a particular draft. Amit helped me polish my application to make it more precise and compelling.
Going beyond Applications, Amit also guided on Pre-MBA internship options to make the most of my time at Business School. He explained in detail what I could expect from recruiters coming on campus for internship hiring and how doing the right Pre-MBA internship would make a huge difference. He also explained Post-MBA career paths and the strategic choices I should make to set myself up for my dream job.
What sets Amit apart from other consultants is the motivation which he provides to his candidates. Applying to universities is a long and tiring process. Amit makes sure that he acts as a friend who guides you during each step of the process. I am confident I’ll be in touch with Amit and keep getting guidance from him long after I’ve finished my MBA.”
St. Stephen’s - BA (with Honors) in Economics
Excellent GMAT Score and undergrad pedigree; Solid and diverse front-end client facing experience; Multiple out-of-turn promotions and Strong International work experience
Moderate GMAT score in a competitive pool;
“Amit is an excellent thought partner and a wonderful guide. I thoroughly enjoyed working with him, and he made the entire process so much easier for me. His passion for helping his clients and deep expertise in the education sector make him one of the best consultants going around!”
IIT Madras and MIT Masters
Strategy& and BCG
Excellent Undergrad and Masters pedigree; Strong work experience consulting brands; Solid Career progression with out of turn promotions; Strong international exposure
Moderate GMAT score in a competitive pool; Lack of demonstrated involvement with a social Cause, sport; Disconnect between industries covered in pre-MBA experience
“Amit has been pivotal in my MBA Application journey. He made the entire dauting application process seamless and doable. Initially, I was apprehensive about balancing my full-time role with effort required for strong applications. With Amit’s guidance I was able to find the right balance and come out on top. I strongly advocate Amit’s help to anyone thinking of a global MBA!”
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Startup Founder and pre-MBA Leadership program in Aviation
Strong entrepreneurial experience; Increase in responsibilities with promotion; Demonstrated involvement with Sports (Tennis) and Social Cause; International undergrad with a reputed school
Moderate GMAT in a competitive applicant pool; Disconnect between startup and aviation role
“Thoroughly enjoyed working with Amit on my MBA applications! He was able to understand my background, career goals and articulate my story effectively to the admissions committee. Amit brings nuanced understanding of what the AdCom at the top M7 schools is looking for and deep knowledge of various post-MBA career paths. His help was critical for me to be successful at some of the top ranked B-schools. I would highly recommend Amit to anyone who is looking to apply to a top business school for an MBA.”
Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology
Energy, Oil & Gas
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
Strong GMAT and operational experience with Out-of-turn Promotion
Lack of strong Company brand name; Limited International exposure
“Amit has been a great help during my MBA admissions journey and it is safe to say that I wouldn't have been successful without him. He listens intently and gives to-the-point feedback which is a must for any candidate. Right from the brainstorming to the interview process, Amit has been a single point support for me. I wish him all the best and know that he'll turnaround the lives of many more MBA candidates.”
Consulting and Startup
Bain post which own startup
Solid pre-MBA work experience pedigree with career progression; Demonstrated involvement with sports (Soccer) and extracurricular activities over time; Strong personal resilience story of overcoming adversity
Moderate GMAT score in a competitive pool; Relatively unknown startup brand that wouldn’t resonate with AdCom; Limited International exposure
“Amit has been instrumental in my MBA application journey. His patience, ability to hear and craft convincing story based on my background made him stand out for me. He was always available even at odd hours when needed as sounding board and strong emotional support. I highly recommend Amit to anyone looking for a top global MBA!”
Goldman Sachs and Alphacrest Capital Management
Strong GMAT and solid brand name experience with Goldman and Alphacrest; Well-rounded profile with unique experience like Rock Climbing and Toastmasters
No promotion making it difficult to show career enhancement; Missing sustained involvement with a Social Cause
“Amit has been an amazing mentor for my MBA application journey. It was only because of his guidance and encouragement I was able to build confidence in my profile and able to apply and get admitted to some of the top-ranked schools. Throughout the application process, Amit was extremely approachable and was always available for a quick chat whenever I was stuck. His insistence on being authentic in the essays also help me highlight some of my best stories to the admissions committee.
All in all, Amit was an amazing mentor who helped me tackle the entire B-school admission process.”
Edelweiss, prior to which early stage FinTech startups
Strong GMAT & IIT brand; Complimentary leadership experience with both early stage startups and established corporate house
Lack of strong startup brands in work experience; Limited community involvement; Career progression across companies rather than in same company
“I connected with Amit through an email notification I received from m7admit. I was convinced that I should work with him right after our initial discussion, mainly because of his in-depth knowledge specific to each program and his incredibly easy-to-talk-to personality. From the very start, Amit helped erase all my doubts, reassuring me step by step with a dedicated interest in helping me succeed. Working with Amit bolstered my confidence and provided a larger sense of context regarding the applicant pool. He also constantly pushed me to aim for better-ranked schools.
Amit knew exactly what we had to do with all the information and personal/professional stories I was sharing with him. There were weaknesses that we had to address, but Amit helped me develop a strategy that made my strengths as strong as possible. He also used several anecdotes to position my FinTech background and swimming experiences in a way that they greatly added to the uniqueness of my candidacy. I had no idea that we could use stories from various parts of life to build such a compelling overall strategy! Overall, we maintained a productive rapport that also felt quite casual, as Amit in-formalized the whole process and made sure that my applications and essays reflected a strong personal narrative.
I am thrilled to have been admitted to my target school - Michigan Ross. I consider this as a “life-changing opportunity”, and I’m certain that it’s one that I never would have had without Amit’s help.”
Excellent undergrad pedigree; Strong well rounded Financial Services experience across Risk, Wealth and Investment Banking; Sustained community involvement
Moderate GMAT in a strong Applicant pool; Missing a strong, globally respected company brand
“It was great working with you Amit. My experience during the process not only helped me get one of the dream schools i was targeting but also helped me approach story building and thinking about reader's perspective. I distinctly remember one of the instances where i was stressed and had no clue on what to highlight in one of the difficult essays. After your counselling, eventually that essay turned out to be one of the best and helped me crack the school. Appreciate your devoted time, our lengthy chat sessions, streamlined approach and valuable resources. Thanks again.
Hi-Tech and Consulting
Xiaomi and Auctus Advisors
Excellent undergrad pedigree; Solid and diverse Growth tech experience with international brand; Good Career progression in pre-MBA roles
Moderate GMAT compared to competitive pool; Lack of demonstrated extracurricular involvement with a social Cause, sport, musical instrument; Limited International exposure; Disconnect between startup and consulting role
“Amit has been a perfect guide and mentor. He not only understood my background, aspirations but also guided me on various B-School options, post-MBA career paths and helped define my career narrative. Amit’s constant follow-ups and multiple edits were extremely helpful in framing my experiences in a convincible manner. I would highly recommend Amit to anyone applying for top M7 / Iyv MBA schools for professional guidance!
B Com from Mumbai University; Chartered Accountant
Social Sector and Startup
Prakriti Foundation and Jai Kisan
Strong Articleship brand names with Deloitte and Kotak; Well rounded entrepreneurial and leadership experience; Strong extracurricular experiences in the Social space
Moderate GMAT compared to competitive pool; Lack of a stellar undergrad and work experience brand; Disconnect between roles in Social sector and startup
“Amit has been a constant guide and mentor during my MBA journey. He was able to grasp how my background was different from typical MBA applicants and helped me craft unique story that stood out. He followed a very structured approach that gave me comfort and was flexible to accommodate my adhoc requests. As a reapplicant, he was able to bring out unique points in my background that had changed since my earlier applications. I couldn’t have done it without Amit and would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone looking for help with their MBA Applications!”
Consulting and Non-Profit
PwC and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)
Excellent undergrad pedigree and very competitive GMAT score; Solid career progression; Niche non-profit experience with strong leadership roles and exposure to highest levels of government
Missing strong pre-MBA work experience brands; Disconnect between Consulting and Non-profit roles
“Amit made the entire Application process very smooth for me. From highlighting my strongest stories to securing stellar letter of recommendations, Amit helped bring out my best in every interaction with AdCom. He was able to understand my unique background and helped me make a strong case for admission. I was amazed with Amit’s holistic understanding of the admission process and depth in working with students with non-standard background’s like mine. I highly recommend Amit if you’re serious about having a shot at the top M7 schools”
NEC Corp. Japan
Excellent undergrad pedigree and solid GMAT score; Solid international exposure across exchange programs, conferences and work experience; Strong career progression with out-of-turn promotions
Disconnect between pre-MBA research role and post-MBA goals; Lack of demonstrated extracurricular involvement with a social Cause, sport, musical instrument
“Amit followed a very through process to make a strong case before AdCom of my target schools. Coming from non-traditional research background I was unclear how Admissions Committee would consider my candidacy. Amit was able to craft strong career narrative keeping my goals in mind that helped me bag interviews. His nuanced understanding of what AdCom are looking for and passion of seeing his students succeed make him stand out. In spite of the time difference, he made the process seamless and was available whenever I needed him, even at odd hours. Please reach out to Amit if you’re serious about your MBA applications.”
Excellent undergrad pedigree; Well-rounded client facing Strategy Consulting experience with strong international exposure; Strong career progression with out-of-turn promotions
Moderate GMAT in a strong Applicant pool; Competition from students having experience with stronger consulting brands i.e. MBB; Missing demonstrated extracurricular involvement with a social Cause, sport, musical instrument
“I was new to MBA applications and a bit scared of the entire process. Amit explained all steps involved in great detail with timeline. His timely support was crucial for me manage my work commitments with Applications. Together we were able to craft a strong story that convinced the admissions committee. Amit’s deep understanding of the requirements of various schools and experience with clients from diverse background makes him stand apart. His guidance is crucial for anyone aiming for the top MBA programs!”