Strong undergrad pedigree with good GPA and competitive GMAT score; Unique mix of FinTech consulting + crypto work experience; Sustained involvement with a social cause with strong leadership stories
Competition from stronger consulting brands i.e. MBB and stronger pedigree startups like OLA, OYO, Swiggy etc; Missing formal promotion showing growth in responsibility at work; Some IIT-Bombay and work stories lack sufficient depth and linkage to each other
In His Words
“Amit is very focused and process oriented person. I was lucky to have worked with Amit throughout the process of Bschool applications. I got in touch with Amit when I was struggling to understand the complicated admissions processes of different Bschool, he navigated me to approach different Bschool with his unique approach. His story based approach on Bschool application helped me gain deeper insight on how to write essays, how to convey your story, and your goals concisely and effectively. I applied to 3 Bschools under his guidance - Wharton Business School, MIT Sloan, and Columbia Business School in Round 1. I ended up securing an admit from Wharton Business School which was my dream school. His help was not only limited to the application process, he helped throughout the school selection process, interview process, post interview process, scholarship applications and mentored me on how to make the most out of my MBA after gaining an Admit. It was a great learning and growth opportunity working with him. I would love to work with him again in future in various other contexts post MBA.”
Hindu College and Warwick University
Government + Startups + Sports
INC, Govt. of Punjab
Strong sports background playing Tennis at national level; Good undergrad pedigree with solid GPA; Solid diverse Government + startup work experience;
Career moves from Government to startup and back need to be explained; Some teamwork and leadership stories lack depth and connection with each other
In His Words
“I would happily recommend Amit to anyone who is looking to crack a top MBA program. Right from initiating your GMAT prep to post admit insights and advice, Amit provides a detailed understanding of what is required at each step to get into one of the competitive MBA programs.
Personally, there were three fronts where Amit added a lot of value in my journey: cutting through the noise by keeping his feedback candid, his accessibility/availability at all times of the process, and his flexibility to accommodate experiences I was passionate about in the essays.
Post getting admits and interviews from target schools, Amit is still a reliable partner in that he provides guidance (mainly from his own personal experiences) on financial options, scholarships, how to utilize your time before your MBA, and what mistakes to avoid during your MBA journey.
However, for me, what stood out was his belief in me. I went to Amit with a far more conservative list. After deep-diving into my profile, he picked out B-schools for me and asked me to trust the process. At that time, the move seemed risky (for me as well as for him), however, in hindsight, he was right!”
Strong undergrad & work experience pedigree and solid GMAT score; Excellent Career progression with multiple out of turn promotions and leadership exposure; Demonstrated experience of setting up processes and then handing over to others for taking up next challenge
Low GPA with a few repeat subjects in a competitive pool; Lack of demonstrated involvement with an extra-curricular activity like sports, music or social cause; Some experiences across IIT-KGP and OYO lack sufficient depth and linkage to each other
In His Words
“Amit has been my guide throughout my MBA application journey for more than a year. I reached out to him for tutoring in the Verbal section of the GMAT. From the beginning, I liked his structured approach to solving a variety of problems, which also continued into the application process for B-schools. Also, he is personally invested in your success. He will always go above and beyond what is required to help you out. Even though I worked with him only for the verbal section of the GMAT, he also directed me to invaluable resources for quant as well.
Once I cracked the GMAT, I started working with him on the applications. A couple of things, apart from his structured process, that make him stand out. First is his absolutely candid nature. He will never sugarcoat a problem and always give you the most relevant feedback in the most direct, unambiguous way. For me this stopped me from getting complacent and also motivated me to work harder. Second, his experience always shone from the way he was able to connect disparate experiences of my life from childhood, college and work, and bind them together into coherent stories with clear, overarching themes tailored to the essay at hand. There was no cookie cutter approach. In fact, when I tried to do this, in his trademark candid manner, he dissuaded me from doing so! Third, is his flexibility to accommodate tight schedules. We have worked at all times of day on every day of the week. Fourth, is that he will always encourage you to never give up. The application process is hard. When I almost gave up in between, he pushed me to continue applying. I was super happy when I finally secured multiple admits, with one of them offering me a full ride via a named merit scholarship!
I continue to rely on his guidance even though the admits are in - from pre-MBA internships to how to make the most of the B-school experience and I'm pretty confident that this relationship will last beyond B-school as well.
I highly recommend Amit to anyone thinking of embarking on this journey
Hans Raj College, Delhi University
Bain & Company
Good undergrad pedigree with solid GPA; Excellent work experience pedigree with tier-1 consulting brands i.e. Acuity and Bain; Solid extracurricular involvement with music across college and work; Strong international execution exposure with secondment to Luxury Closet at Bain
Moderate GMAT score in a competitive pool; Missing sustained involvement with a social cause; Some college and work stories lack sufficient depth and connection with each other
In His Words
“Amit helped me break into my dream school. I was focused on European B-schools and with Amit’s help cracked the top-3 with scholarship! I was nervous with a relatively low GMAT score. But Amit helped highlight my deep client exposure at Bain that covered up for my shortfall. He eloquently brought out my experience as guitarist in a music brand and how that taught me the core tenets of teamwork & leadership. This helped me stand out in the competitive application pool and allowed me to showcase my core beliefs and strengths. His mock interviews and assistance in crafting convincing scholarship essays were crucial for my success. Regardless of the day and time, he was always available to answer my queries and push me forward. I highly recommend Amit’s help for folks targeting tier-1 schools, especially with diverse strengths in music and sports.”
Human Capital Consulting
Third Bridge Group
Good international exposure in undergrad; Excellent human capital consulting experience with multiple out-of-turn promotions and growth responsibilities; Solid extra-curricular entrepreneurial experience with good stories; Strong personal story of overcoming adversity
Competition from stronger undergrad colleges i.e. Ivy Leagues and strategy consulting firms i.e. MBB; Missing sustained involvement with extra-curricular like sports or music; Some teamwork and leadership stories lack depth and connection with each other
In Her Words
“Amit has been my pillar of support through the daunting MBA Application process. I come from different background than the traditional Indian female applicant and was unclear how to position myself. The structured process Amit follows boosted my confidence. Each MBA applicant is different. Amit was patient to understand my background and position my journey in a unique way. What made him stand out was his ability to identify and fill-in the gaps in my story to make a compelling career narrative. He looked at my entire application from AdCom point-of-view to ensure I have a fighting chance in the extremely competitive process.
Beyond applications, his guidance on interviews, financial aid and scholarships was exactly what I needed. He kept me motivated throughout the process to give my best without worrying about the consequences. A number of students’ fret about results and spend countless hours on forums. Amit kept me disciplined and focused on the task at hand to make sure I channelled my limited time and energy towards maximising my admission chances. To top it all, I had a gruelling travel and work schedule. Amit was very flexible and accommodative, even responding late nights and prioritizing my deliverables when required. I was elated when I finally received my dream admit – with a Forté Fellowship! Even after I got in, Amit supported me with the right steps to take before embarking on my journey, so I make most of the opportunities MBA would offer. I highly recommend anyone looking for help with their applications to reach out to Amit early on in the process.”
Excellent Undergrad pedigree with solid GPA; Strong client facing Fintech consulting experience with multiple out-of-turn promotions and international exposure; Strong social experience as mentor in college and starting non-profit after graduation
Niche FinTech consulting experience with competition from stronger from stronger Consulting brands i.e. MBB; Lacking sustained involvement with extra-curricular like sports, music etc. after graduation
In His Words
“Amit has been a trusted guide and mentor throughout the B-school application journey. I reached out to him three months before the Round 1 deadlines. He has a structured process and helps identify the core experiences from your life and helps frame them in the most potent form for the applications. On top of that, he is always available within easy reach over a phone call or WhatsApp message. There were instances when I was delayed due to personal emergencies, and Amit was always at hand to work through the application close to deadlines. Beyond applications, Amit also helped with scouting scholarships and suggested options to target. He gave valuable advice on life as an MBA student, and MBA recruiting and presented good opportunities for pre-MBA internships.
I am grateful for all his help and would highly recommend him to anyone seriously considering going through the B-school application process.”
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University
Bain & Company
Good Undergrad GPA; Solid work experience pedigree with S&P Global and Bain; Strong client facing consulting experience at Bain with international exposure; Multiple out-of-turn promotion with strong leadership experience
Competition from stronger GRE scores, undergrad college brands i.e. SRCC, Miranda House etc. and direct client facing India coverage MBB consulting teams; Lacking demonstrated extracurricular involvement i.e. sports, music etc. after graduation; Some college and work stories lack sufficient depth and connection
In Her Words
“Amit has been instrumental in my application journey over the last year. His detailed and structured process along with his honest and candid feedback helped me immensely. Despite his hectic schedule, he ensured that he took out time to provide me inputs before the deadlines. On several occasions, he accommodated my last-minute requests and constantly motivated me to stay on top of my materials. I felt very comfortable in reaching out to Amit for even the smallest of doubts. Beyond applications, Amit ensured I received the right guidance in interviews, selecting scholarships and pre-MBA roles. He has been a great mentor in this journey, and I would highly recommend him for anyone seeking guidance for MBA applications.”
Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET)
ZS Associates & Bain & Company
Good Undergrad pedigree with solid GPA & GMAT score; Strong consulting experience with tier-1 brands i.e. Bain & ZS Associates; Strong story of overcoming personal adversity; Strong leadership stories at work
Competition from direct client facing work experience at MBB; Missing sustained demonstrated extracurricular involvement with a social cause, sport or music etc. after graduation; Some experiences across Thapar and Bain lack sufficient depth and linkage to each other
In His Words
“Amit was instrumental in my MBA application journey. His knowledge across the value chain helped me craft a good story in limited time. He went out of his way to guide me in the right direction. I highly recommend Amit to anyone looking for a top MBA.
St. Xavier’s College
Good undergrad pedigree with solid GPA; Good strategy consulting client facing work experience with out-of-turn promotion to post-MBA Consultant role; Strong initiative at work of reaching out and working with startups
Moderate GMAT score in a competitive pool; Competition from stronger strategy consulting brands i.e. MBB; Choppy community involvement with limited linkage to each other
In His Words
“I approached Amit two months before the MBA R1 deadlines.
From our first call onward, he exuded positivity, structured thought and earnestness in his profession. The initial four brainstorming sessions to capture landmark events in my career set the foundation to build cogent essays. Amit's ability to listen, assimilate and craft compelling stories during these sessions stood out to me. He was exactly able to help me realise who I am, what makes me unique and how I can portray this effectively.
The next sessions around essay writing built on the narratives created during the brainstorming sessions in a very structured manner. I particularly benefitted from his exhaustive essay samples for each school and in-line editing for the essays
Throughout my interaction over 3 months, Amit's agility to accommodate last minute edits and questions helped quell anxieties. His flexibility to conduct sessions round the clock helped working professionals like me with erratic travel and time schedules.
I hoped to find a mentor from whom I could learn, benefit and establish a long-term relationship. Amit fit in perfectly. I would recommend anyone aspiring to apply to top b-schools to consider Amit's guidance in propelling a successful application”
Vellore Institute of Technology
Good undergrad pedigree with solid GPA; Deep experience in the payments domain with successive growth in responsibilities; Strong pro-bono extracurricular exposure with startups
Competition from stronger college brands i.e. IITs/NITs/BITS and higher GMAT score; Lacking formal change of title; Missing sustained involvement with a Sports or Social Cause after graduation
In Her Words
“I’m glad I sought Amit’s help with my MBA Applications. He was like a rock behind me throughout the process. At the outset, Amit broke down the entire process into achievable chunks with clearly defined next steps that calmed my nerves. I had a very hectic schedule but Amit was very flexible in accommodating early morning or late night sessions — always just a call away. He removed the entire pain out of the process so I could focus on bringing my true authentic self in front of the Adcom. There were several turning points along the way that required crucial decision like re-taking GMAT, choosing schools, rounds to apply, stories to highlight, following up with Adcom etc. where Amit’s deep experience and inputs proved invaluable.
He pushed me not to think on the surface but dive deep down to cull out the strongest stories from my experiences. It was critical to connect the diverse stories from my college and work into a cohesive narrative that tied to my goals. Amit was brilliant in highlighting different aspects in each of my stories that connected all the dots for the Adcom. After landing multiple interview calls, he prepped me well for interviews, explaining the nuanced differences when interviewing with Adcom, Second year students or Alumni. I was on cloud nine on receiving multiple admits — including a Forté Fellowship! After getting in, he guided me with school selection and pre-MBA internships to make the most of my time before starting the program. If you need a reliable mentor through the application process, look nowhere else.”
Delhi Technological University (DTU)
Good undergrad pedigree at DTU with solid GPA; Strong client facing healthcare consulting exposure at ZS with deep experience in the healthcare domain; Multiple out-of-turn promotions at ZS with strong leadership exposure
Moderate GMAT in a strong Applicant pool; Competition from stronger college brands i.e. IITs/NITs/BITS and client facing exposure at MBB; Missing sustained involvement with extracurricular activities like sports, music or social cause after graduation; Some teamwork and leadership stories lack depth and linkage to each other
In His Words
“Amit has been a key pillar in my MBA applications. I have a hectic consulting work schedule and was nervous about the whole application journey. Right from our first introductory call, Amit was able to break down the entire process in a structured manner and put me at ease. He gave clear instructions for deliverables at each phase and kept me motivated throughout the process. At times when I was stuck or hit a writer’s block, he suggested creative ideas to pull me forward. With his help, I was able to creatively showcase my entire journey and stand out from others. He was instrumental in highlighting the strong points in my profile, like authoring case studies for consulting interviews at ZS while helping me explain my weak areas. I would recommend him without a blink for anyone seeking a trustworthy guide for the arduous MBA application journey.”
Good undergrad pedigree with solid GPA; Strong bulge bracket work experience brand with Goldman Sachs; Multiple out-of-turn promotions with strong leadership exposure; Solid community involvement with Scaler Academy
Competition from client facing transactional exposure with bulge brackets; Missing sustained involvement with extra-curricular like sports or music after graduation; Some experiences across ISM and Goldman lack sufficient depth and linkage to each other
In His Words
“Amit was very supportive throughout my MBA application process. His frank opinion on various things through application process has helped me immensely. He always pushes you to deliver the best possible result. With Amit’s help I was able to draft highly effective stories for business schools. Amit has been a friend more than anything during the application process and I would highly recommend him to anyone who is starting off with their MBA application journey and is willing to put the efforts that are required to get into your dream colleges.”