While at Haas, Tim gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of applicants through the process. When Tim himself applied to business schools, he was admitted to Kellogg as well. He also served as graduate student instructor at Haas and co-president of Haas technology club.
Tim holds a BS in Information Systems from University of Maryland College Park. He has 6 years of professional experience working as an IT product manager and management consultant. His previous work experience includes intern analyst at Accenture, senior consultant and associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and product manager intern at Amazon.com.
At Columbia, he served numerous leadership positions such as Peer Advisor and Hermes Society member. He also co-chaired the India Business conference. Over the last couple of years, he has successfully helped many applicants earn admission in various top b-schools in the USA and around the world.
Prasanth holds a MS in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon and a BS with honors from Cochin University. Prior to Columbia, he worked at Accenture for four years advising financial services firms and government on technology strategy.
Outside of the professional sphere, Prasanth is passionate about community service, blogging and photography. He has fundraised over $10,000 for charity by running marathons in the USA and Europe.
While at Columbia, Stefania gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of friends through the application process.
Stefania holds a BSC and MSC in Mathematical Engineering & Statistics from Politecnico di Milano. She also participated in the “Management of Innovation” program at Alta Scuola Politecnica. Her previous work experience includes Business Analyst at McKinsey and a summer internship at the Podium Brands Group.
Since his admission to Wharton, Apoorv gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their applications and essays.
Apoorv holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University. His previous work experience includes field engineer at Baker Atlas, software engineer at Cisco Systems, product line manager at Riverstone networks and summer associate at UBS Investment Bank. After his graduation Apoorv joined McKinsey & Company where he currently works as an engagement manager.
Danny has 5 years of entrepreneurship experience in the real estate development field in the US and 5 years of project management and marketing experience in the High Tech industry.
Danny has lived 5 years in the US, 1 year in Hong Kong and almost a year in India communicating solely in English. In addition to English, Danny speaks French and Spanish fluently as part of his passion for languages, cultures and travel.
Danny’s own application work got him into Duke University, where he graduated from the cross continent executive MBA program that included studies in Germany and Korea.
Outside of the professional sphere, Danny is a passionate about extreme sports such as wave surfing and snowboarding and tries as much as his schedule permits to participate in such trips and events.
While at HBS, Neda gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of applicants successfully earn admission to HBS, Wharton and Stanford GSB.
Neda holds a BA in Economics from Columbia University. Her previous work experience includes consulting as a business analyst at McKinsey in New York and TechnoServe in East Africa, as well as interning at Lehman Brothers, Diane von Furstenberg and Zidaya.com.
Frank holds an MBA from London Business School (LBS) where he was awarded an Annual Funds Scholarship. While at LBS, Frank gained substantial MBA application experience. He participated in numerous admissions events (in London and Hong Kong) where he advised potential candidates about the admissions process and its expectations. He also advised the LBS Admissions Office on exchange student applications.
Prior to the MBA, Frank worked in GE’s Energy business under the Edison Engineering Leadership Program and as a combustion engineer. His primary focus was on gas turbine new product development. He was also selected as the first GE Edison to complete an expatriate assignment in China.
Frank holds a B.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering (with distinction) from Cornell University and an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, where he graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
During his MBA, Frank completed internships in London at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Carbon Trust, focusing on the energy and the renewables industries.
Frank is passionate about community service and founded the LBS Volunteers Club to promote student volunteering in the London community. He is currently working as a management consultant in BCG’s London office.
While at business school and since graduating, Barrett has been providing advice on selecting and applying to MBA programs, positioning essays, choosing recommenders and doing mock interviews. Given his unique background in corporate finance, management consulting and investment banking, he’s also helped advise applicants on career direction and recruiting approaches.
Barrett’s work experience includes Sales Finance Lead at Google, IBD Associate at Barclays Capital, Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and Sr. Finance Analyst at Intel Corp. He holds a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia.
Paul has gained substantial MBA application experience through interviewing Columbia GSB applicants for the admissions committee as an Alumni Ambassador. He has also assisted and mentored many top 20 MBA program applicants with their essays, applications, and interviews. Prospective students he has mentored have been admitted to Columbia GSB, Wharton, Yale, INSEAD, UNC Kenan-Flagler, and Georgetown McDonough. When Paul was applying to business schools, he was also admitted to NYU Stern.
In addition to his MBA degree from Columbia GSB, Paul holds a BA in Economics from Connecticut College. Prior to business school, he worked for Deutsche Bank in Credit Risk Management, and is currently a Fixed Income Trader at Barclays.
While at Harvard Business School, Diana mentored many students on their applications and essays and held leadership positions in the West Coast Club and Healthcare Club. Diana also interned at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers and Bessemer Venture Partners.
Diana has over five years of operational, financial and start-up industry experience in the healthcare industry and has worked for biotechnology powerhouses Genentech and Amgen, as well as biofuel start-up, Codexis.
Diana is a Kauffman Fellow and holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
While at Columbia, James gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their applications and essays. He was a member of the Dean’s list and organized the 2009 MMA conference at Columbia University.
James holds a BA in Political Science from the Berkeley. He has substantial work experience in the Media and Entertainment industry, including development assistant at Offspring Entertainment, assistant and scripted television coordinator at William Morris Agency, Owner of Smog TV and consultant at AFI Digital Content Lab. After his graduation James joined Quant Media Advisors where he currently works as a principal.
Mateen has diverse experience in MBA admissions in helping candidates gain acceptance across leading programs. Mateen has 12 years of experience with automotive majors (Ford and Suzuki) and energy start-ups where he built businesses from the ground up. Mateen is Commerce graduate from Osmania University and Masters in management from National Institute of Technology, (Tiruchirapalli), India. Mateen currently is working with Emergence Bioenergy Inc.
Frank holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he focused on social entrepreneurship. Both during his time at Stanford and since then, Frank has extensive experience successfully helping people navigate the business school application and admissions process.
Prior to business school, Frank spent five years in finance with Goldman Sachs, where he ran the Emerging Markets Credit Syndicate effort. He has experience in the public sector with the U.S. Department of Energy, as a clean-tech entrepreneur with Metrus Energy, and is currently working in education technology as the Director of Content Partnerships at San Francisco based Udemy.
Frank graduated from Swarthmore College with a BA in Political Science and Economics, and is passionate about helping others make the transition toward careers that marry professional opportunity with social impact.
Scott holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (HBS). He works closely with the Admissions Office to find potential candidates.
While at HBS, Scott consulted the Admission Office on identifying and recruiting candidates with non-business backgrounds. He also was a Management Consulting Industry coach for the Career & Professional Development Office where helped students in resume and interview preparation.
Scott applied Third Round to HBS and was admitted with scholarship.
While at HBS, Scott gained substantial MBA application and interview experience having worked closely with Admissions Officers on coaching candidate through the process. He has been helping and advising MBA applicants since 2011.
Scott holds two BAs in Mathematics and Economics from with distinction from Morehouse College.
After graduation, Scott worked for two years as a Business Analyst at McKinsey & Company, then Kraft Foods as a Strategic Planning Manager.
Currently Scott leads Marketing & Strategic Partnership Development at GrouponLive, Groupon’s Entertainment Business Unit and JV between Live Nation Entertainment.
While at UCLA, Devin gained substantial MBA application experience, helping many people through their application process.
Devin holds a B.S. in business management from Bentley University. His previous work experience includes Community Economic Development Volunteer at the US Peace Corps in Bulgaria, director of sales and development at ILISA, analyst at Austin Chambers Merchant Bank, assistant language teacher at Japan exchange and teaching program, consultant at Ascendant Business Solutions and summer associate at Credit Suisse.
Keren holds a B.A. with distinction in Business and Communications. During her B.A. studies (which she completed in 2 years), Keren worked at a number of hi-tech companies in various roles. After her B.A. Keren joined the top strategic consulting company TASC. Over her 2 years working there, Keren was promoted to the position of Associate and led projects for top companies in the market.
Over the course of her MBA studies, Keren has accumulated volunteering experience at prestigious programs. Today Keren volunteers for the Nova Association and leads a staff of students who advise the nonprofit organization.
Manish holds an MBA from INSEAD and has represented the school at MBA fairs in London and Singapore.
While at INSEAD, he participated in information sharing and candidate interaction sessions assisting visiting and admitted students with their choice of MBA program and expectations thereof. Since graduation, his passion for assisting people has seen him help friends and acquaintances gain admission into top-tier schools, and make their post-MBA career choices.
Prior to his MBA, he worked with Hewlett Packard in their R&D and Manufacturing divisions in Singapore and the USA. Here, he led product development teams as a design architect. His designs have earned him 7 US patents, with a few more pending. Post INSEAD, Manish worked as a Strategy Consultant with a top-tier strategy firm in London, and is currently based in Singapore with the in-house strategy team of a Fortune-50 company.
An engineer by training, he completed his Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering on full scholarships from Singapore Airlines and Hewlett Packard respectively, and graduated at the top of his class.
On the fun side, Manish enjoys kayaking, golf, formula 1, but on most days his 2 yr old takes priority.
While at Harvard, Azella gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their applications and essays.
Azella holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University. Her previous work experience includes four years at Goldman Sachs (NY and London offices) where she worked as senior financial analyst, summer associate at UBS, strategic marketing intern at Jack Morton Worldwide and summer consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.
While at Kellogg, Adam gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their applications and essays. When Adam applied to b-schools he was also admitted to Wharton and Chicago.
Adam holds a BA in Economics from University of North Carolina and Master in Trust and Wealth Management from Campbell University. His previous work experience includes financial center leader and regional business deposit officer at BB&T, senior analyst and marketing product manager at Bank of America and summer associate at Bain & Company.
Jenny holds an MBA from Columbia Business School where she focused on a mix of luxury retail and finance. While at Columbia, she was in the Hermes Society and acted as an ambassador for the Admissions Office to provide a perspective on student life. In addition, she has helped a number of people through applications and essays.
Prior to business school, Jenny was a Strategy and Operations consultant at Deloitte Consulting, focusing in consumer products and retail. Upon graduation, she spent a year in investment banking at UBS within the consumer/retail group. She also has experience in brand strategy consulting and is currently working in business development at Pernod Ricard USA.
Jenny graduated from Duke University with a BA in Public Policy and has a very unique background that includes management consulting, finance / investment banking, brand strategy and business development.
While at Haas, Aditya gained substantial MBA application experience, helping many people through their application process, and he’s currently serving as a mentor for admitted students. When Aditya himself applied to b-schools he was also admitted to Cornell.
Aditya holds a B. Tech in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirappalli. His previous work experience includes assistant project manager and assistant manager at ITC Limited and is spending his summer as an associate at A.T. Kearney.
Rebekah was admitted to Stern with scholarship as an Alumni Scholar and Forte Fellow. While at Stern, Rebekah was Co-President of Stern Women in Business, the largest student organization on campus, and also worked for the Office of Admissions as a Graduate Ambassador. In this role, she served as a representative of NYU Stern to prospective students, helped at marketing events and organized various recruiting events.
Rebekah holds a BA in mass communications and sociology from Washington and Lee University where she graduated with honors. Since she was an undergraduate student, Rebekah gained substantial application experience, helping a number of people through their application process.
Rebekah’s industry experience includes financial services, technology, media and entertainment, healthcare and the non-profit sector. After her graduation Rebekah joined American Express as a Manager in the Digital Strategy & Innovation team in the interactive group.
While at Tuck, Lain gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their application process.
Lain holds a BS in finance from Boston College, where he graduated with distinction. His previous work experience includes market research intern at Birinyi Associates, financial management program intern at General Electric, senior associate consultant at L.E.K Consulting and business development intern at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.
Danielle holds a BS with distinction from Cornell University, and she is a member of Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network, a role involves conducting admissions interviews.
Danielle is a Sector Chairwoman for Harvard Business school fundraising. Danielle’s employment history includes Senior Analyst at Morgan Stanley, Consultant at Bain & Company and Vice President at Benchmark Capital.
Her industry expertise includes internet, media, gaming, retail, and she has experience in Business Development and Project Management.
Onn worked alone on the application that got him into Chicago. For the last 3 years, he has helped and advised friends in writing CVs and applying to the top programs in the US (they were all accepted). During his studies at Chicago, Onn led a strategic project at Amdocs UK for the British Telecom.
Upon completion of his studies, Onn joined Cisco Systems in London as a Finance Manager of Inside Sales European Markets.
Prior to his MBA studies, Onn worked for a number of years in the area of project management, operations, and business consulting . He has rich international experience after working and living in Hong Kong, Kenya, and London, among others. In addition, Onn served as a business instructor in a “Young Entrepreneurs” project, leading his group to winning the first place in the national competition.
Onn holds a B.A. in Computer Science. About a year ago, Onn founded a start-up and is currently working on a new independent initiative.
While at LBS, Marieke gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their application process.
Marieke holds a BA in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry from Lycée Privé Sainte Geneviève, a Masters degree in Networks, Management and Information security from Ecole nationale supérieure des Télécommunications and a Masters degree in Information security from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her previous work experience includes project leader and finance analyst at LVMH consultant at TAG Heuer. She currently works at the Boston Consulting Group as a consultant.
Marieke has a very international background, having lived in several countries (France, United Kingdom, China, Italy, Netherlands), and speaks 5 languages – French, English, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin!
While at Columbia, Emily gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their application process. When Emily applied to b-schools she was also admitted to Kellogg.
Emily holds a BA in economics and psychology from University of Michigan. Her previous work experience includes associate at JPMorgan Chase and summer intern at NYC department of small business services. After her graduation Emily joined Bain & Company as an associate.
During her studies at INSEAD, Karen gained substantial experience in the field of acceptance to the world’s top MBA programs, helping many candidates submit applications and gain acceptance to top programs.
Karen holds a B.A. in Psychology and Communications, and prior to her INSEAD studies, she worked as a Project Manager at a successful internet company. Today, Karen is a Manager of Client Records at a large advertising company. She is fluent in English, French and Dutch.
AGraduate of the Tepper MBA, Kfir helped many candidates to submit applications, prepare for interviews and get into the leading programs throughout his studies and afterwards. In addition, during his studies, he was involved in with his classmates and helped many of his fellow students in the preparation of their resumes and for job interviews.
Kfir holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and East Asian studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Kfir currently works in the Executive rotational program in a leading energy company in the US.
In addition, Kfir established a real estate investment fund in Maryland and is considered a leading real estate developer in Baltimore.
When Prithvi himself applied to business schools, he was also admitted to Kellogg. While at Harvard, Prithvi gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of applicants through the process.
Prithvi holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
Prithvi worked for 3 years as a product manager at Microsoft, and is doing his summer internship at McKinsey and Company.
Since his acceptance to the school in 2009, Dani has supported MBA candidates to the top programs and gained substantial experience in the field of acceptance to the top MBA programs in the US.
Dani holds a BSc in Computer Engineering. Prior to his MBA studies, he worked as a Project Manager and Senior Engineer at Motorola and Kodak.
Over the course of his studies, Dani has interned as a Consultant for Business Development at a start-up company in the mobile field and as a Product Manager at VMware in the Silicon Valley.
At Duke, Dani serves as an instructor for first-year students in the Finance and Statistics course, and is active in the Fuqua entrepreneurship and hi-tech clubs. He is expected to complete his MBA studies in 2011.
During his studies, Joel has gained substantial experience in the field of acceptance to the top MBA programs, and helped many candidates submit applications and gain acceptance.
Over the summer, Joel interned at McKinsey in New York. Before his MBA studies, Joel worked as a Product Manager at INHERENT SIMPLICITY, and as a Software Engineer at Nokia.
Joel holds a B.A. with honors in Business and Computer Science.
Nechama was born and raised in New York City. She has her BA in English Literature and MA in Administration of Non-Profits.
While working at a non-profit seeking to assist immigrants, Nechama’s responsibilities included co-authoring a manual about immigration, as well as creating and editing numerous publications. In her capacity as Associate Director of her department and Student Liaison, she was able to successfully advise hundreds of students regarding the application process, programs and more, given her extensive experience mediating between local and American educational systems.
Nechama offers a unique combination of editing and writing experience together with highly seasoned interpersonal skills.
“My work at ARINGO is merely an extension of my already existing passion to help others, particularly students, maximize their potential by pursuing the program that is best for them”.
Danielle’s clients were admitted to the MBA programs of Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg, INSEAD, Columbia, Chicago, MIT, Berkeley, Duke, NYU, LBS, Cornell, Yale, Tuck, UNC, Darden, IE, ESADE, Cambridge, HEC Paris, RSM, Rotman, Sauder.
Born into a multilingual, multicultural atmosphere, Danielle was raised by her Parisian mother and Tunisian father. Subsequent to her studies at an international high school in the US, she went on to earn a B.A. at McGill University in Montreal in Political Science and Environmental Policy.
Danielle has extensive experience in writing and editing and has developed these skills in the private and public sectors, as well as non-profit organizations. Furthermore, she has experience in freelance marketing and communication work for Hi-tech companies specializing in medical technology and environmental consulting.
Danielle has been advising MBA applicants since 2007 and is a Senior Application Consultant with ARINGO. She is greatly fulfilled by her work helping individuals pursue their dreams of studying abroad. Her thoroughness, attentiveness to her clients’ needs and her ability to create a strategy that fits them best, are some of Danielle’s natural traits that make her a talented ARINGO Consultant.
“I like developing an idea and making it as engaging and captivating as possible. The best part is when you transform a thought into something breathtaking.”
Gwen’s clients were admitted to the MBA programs of Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Columbia, Chicago, Kellogg, Berkeley, LBS, INSEAD, Duke, UCLA, Michigan, Darden, Tuck, Yale, Georgetown, NYU, UNC, IE, Rochester, Cambridge, Oxford.
Gwen has been helping clients, family members and friends prepare application essays and resumes since 2000.
Her son and daughter have been accepted into undergraduate and graduate programs at Cornell, Columbia (both children), Georgetown, George Washington, Wesleyan, and Northwestern, among others.
Gwen’s own application work got her into Northwestern University, and the University of Connecticut School of Law, from both of which institutions she graduated with Honors. She received several awards in law school for excellence in her classes.
Gwen’s superb and persuasive writing skills have been honed during her years as a successful family lawyer in the US. Her legal memoranda and briefs, prepared on her clients’ behalf, have been consistently praised by the Connecticut courts and, more importantly, almost always resulted in a successful outcome for her clients.
Besides her work at ARINGO, Gwen has written and edited for non-governmental organizations. Her freelance editing skills also continue to be sought after by friends who wish to take advantage of her ability to create compelling narratives. Most recently she helped a family friend get accepted to Vassar College.
Outside the professional sphere, Gwen’s devotion to writing shows in the creative, entertaining stories she crafts for her 9 year old daughter’s delight.
Joy’s clients were admitted to the MBA programs of Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, Berkeley, MIT, INSEAD, LBS, Michigan, Darden, Kellogg, NYU, Duke, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Tuck, UCLA, UNC, Babson, Boston University, Washington, Brandeis, Schulich, Ryerson, USF.
Joy hails from New York where she received a BFA from New York University (NYU).
Prior to joining ARINGO, she worked as a journalist, writer and editor for a variety of newspapers and magazines around the world, including The Jerusalem Post, Women’s eNews and The Oriental Morning Post.
Joy’s short stories have been published in the popular book series Cup of Comfort. She created and edited the Position Purple Herald, an international newsletter, and she is the former assistant editor for both the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal and Women’s International Net (WIN) Magazine.
On the managerial front, Joy managed Dojo East, Dojo West and Around the Clock restaurants in New York, in charge of a floor staff of 40 people and a kitchen and maintenance staff of 20. Joy’s experience working with people also includes lecturing on subjects related to personal development and self awareness.
For Joy, ARINGO is an opportunity to combine her greatest loves: writing and editing on the one hand, and working with people to help them achieve their goals, on the other.
Lainie’s clients were admitted to the MBA programs of Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Columbia, INSEAD, Kellogg, LBS, MIT, Berkeley, Tuck, Michigan, Texas, Babson, Cambridge, IE, IESE, ESADE, Olin, City University London, Imperial College London.
Lainie received her bachelor’s degree in American Studies at Columbia University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She was the editor of both her high school and college newspapers and always knew she wanted to write.
Lainie’s career has followed two frequently intersecting paths. As a writer and editor, she co-authored a non-fiction book and has worked for several periodicals and news organizations, including Travel Holiday Magazine, New York Magazine, Career Insights, and the Jewish Telegraphic Service. A certified teacher, Lainie has had the privilege to work with adults and children in a variety of learning environments for almost 20 years, most recently as a teacher of writing.
Lainie has been involved with the business world through her husband, who has built his career in the field of finance.
Being a consultant at ARINGO enables Lainie to utilize her talent and experience in both writing and bringing out the best in people. She finds the best part about this job is the clients, who are always interesting and demanding.
“I like being able to help capture someone’s essence on paper. It’s exciting, like being a photographer…”
Interesting fact: Lainie and her husband are part owners of “La Terra Promessa” Winery.
Eliza’s clients were admitted to the MBA programs of Wharton, Chicago, Columbia, Michigan, MIT, NYU, UCLA & IESE.
Eliza is from Chicago and holds an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BA in International Studies and Comparative Religion from Trinity University (both cum laude). She has done admission consulting for over ten years in the US and maintained a focus on assisting applicants to top MBA, PhD and MA programs abroad.
Eliza’s professional experience has focused on academic and business writing and editing for publications, in addition to corporate fundraising, marketing writing, and PR for various social service non-profits and businesses in the US. Her area of expertise is developing ‘persuasive’ narratives that market organizations, ideas, and individuals through the power of words.
Eliza also has a business management background, serving as a Director of Chicago’s longest standing arts/cultural organization for over five years. Eliza co-led a $5.1M capital campaign and managed strategic planning and annual project budgets over $.5M. She supervised a staff of 35, overseeing dozens of initiatives, both income-earning and subsidized. Eliza managed fundraising in corporate and government arenas, as well as headed partnerships with individuals from the fields of education, finance and law. She maintained sole responsibility for grant writing and crafting PR materials. Eliza has also presented lectures and led workshops on creative approaches to writing at national and local conferences.
At ARINGO, Eliza has excelled at custom crafting clients’ writing in original narrative approaches that highlight clients’ impressive professionalism and unique personalities. Eliza helps clients dig deeper to develop their own authentic voices, captivating personal stories and, in essence, “winning” essays that stand out within competition-heavy audiences of admission committees.
“I find the most rewarding aspects of editing to lie both in deeply engaging with new subjects, as well as creatively crafting the most outstanding details into a compelling narrative.”
Tim holds a BS in Information Systems from University of Maryland College Park. He has 6 years of professional experience working as an IT product manager and management consultant. His previous work experience includes intern analyst at Accenture, senior consultant and associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and product manager intern at Amazon.com.
Born and raised in Canada, Rachel completed her Honor’s B.A. in Drama at the University of Toronto. After working briefly as an actor, Rachel found writing by chance, and it all seemed to make sense…
Professionally, Rachel has extensive experience in journalism, editing and translating, focusing specifically on lifestyle journalism and food writing. She has also worked as a copywriter for a media company.
As an ARINGO consultant, Rachel has worked with clients from all different fields; Consulting, Hi-Tech, Engineers, Lawyers, advertising, military pilots and more. Rachel’s talent for connecting with people, her listening skills and outstanding ability to work with text are her essential tools for this job.
As a naturally inquisitive person, something of a free spirit, and a lover of written language, Rachel finds her work as a ARINGO consultant to be extremely fulfilling.
“I love the evolution of structuring people’s achievements into a narrative that gets the reader emotionally involved…”.
Jason Bond has managed for key American companies including Hewlett Packard, W.L. Gore & Associates, & the American Red Cross. He holds his MBA from the University of Colorado where he earned Beta Gamma Sigma honor society membership. He is the bestselling author of three novels.
Jason takes a hands-on approach to writing. When research for his second novel could not wait for summer, he found himself certifying for SCUBA in Puget Sound’s frigid January waters. Jason’s key hobby is martial arts, in which he has trained for twenty-two years in seven different disciplines.
Michele holds an MBA from NYU Stern with specializations in 1) Marketing, 2) Strategy and 3) Media Entertainment and Technology.
While at NYU Stern, Michele held VP positions with the Japan Business Association and the Graduate Marketing Association. She was also part of the Torch Committee, where she was a networking resource for prospective students, as well as an integral part of the evaluation process of prospective candidates after they had been invited to interview at Stern.
When Michele applied to business schools, she was admitted to NYU Stern, Columbia and UCLA. She has substantial experience with the MBA application process and has been helping and advising MBA applicants since 2009.
Michele holds a BA with a double major in Communication Studies and Sociology from UCLA.
Michele has worked for 4 years in digital marketing/advertising at Yahoo, Pricegrabber.com and Omnicom Direct Marketing agency (Rapp). She did her summer internship at Samsung in the Strategic Planning and Corporate Communications department, presenting strategy to the North American President of Samsung.
Currently, Michele is a Product Marketing Manager at MediaMind.
2012 Northwestern Kellogg graduate (Full-Time MBA). At Kellogg, Tom helped the Admissions Committee pre-view and review application candidates, giving him insight into the selection process and competitiveness of the candidate pools. While in business school, he also helped a number of applicants through the process gain admission to Kellogg, Haas, Wharton (full-ride), and Ross. When Tom himself applied to business schools, he was also admitted to Haas and Anderson, and interviewed at Sloan and HBS. He also served as an Officer of the Healthcare club and won various Case Competitions including BCG and ATKearney.
Tom holds a BS and MS with Honors in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and scored in the 97th percentile on his GMAT. He has 8 years of professional experience spanning engineering, business development, venture capital and product management. He is currently a senior product manager at Amazon.com.
Nikhil holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson. He was a member of UCLA Anderson’s Student Council and President of the South Asian Business Association (SABA).
While at Anderson, Nikhil played an active role in the students committee to develop orientation programs that assist incoming international students to adapt to Anderson’s MBA program. As President of SABA, Nikhil advised the admissions office to promote the UCLA Anderson’s Full-Time program to prospective South Asian applicants.
As part of the Entrepreneurship Association’s Vistage and Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) programs, Nikhil met with successful CEO’s and assisted them develop business plans to expand their businesses. While at Anderson, Nikhil gained substantial MBA application experience. He has been helping and advising MBA applicants since 2007.
Nikhil holds a BTech. in Electrical Engineering with distinction from Indian Institute of Technology – Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU).
Nikhil worked for 4 years as a software engineer at HCL Technologies, and has worked with Symantec Corp as a MBA intern. Post MBA, he worked as Director – Product Management at a startup (Mobile-XL), Sales Director at HCL America, and Business Development Manager at Amazon.
Sriram Emani is the Co-founder and CEO of IndianRaga. An MBA candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Fellow at the MIT Tata Center, Sriram won the prestigious Siebel Scholarship in 2012, awarded to 5 students for academic excellence and leadership.
Over the past 2 years, Sriram worked as a Strategy Fellow with the President of Lincoln Center, New York City, and with the President of Global Digital Business at Sony Music, New York City. He is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, where he was the Overall Coordinator of India’s largest student cultural festival, Mood Indigo.
Sriram represented USA at the global creative business conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, after IndianRaga won the US Creative Business Cup in 2012. Previously, Sriram started the marketing and business development team at the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Mumbai, and was a Consultant to Disney Theatrical Group.
Ravit has over 15 years of experience in high-tech, across a range of positions including Business Development, Product Management, Project Management, R&D Team Leading and Engineering. She worked in small, fast paced, start-up environments as well as in big corporations.
Ravit has a B.Sc in Bioinformatics from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School (graduated in 2010), where she specialised in the health industry, as well as in product and innovation management, business models, strategy and change management.
Ravit’s passion is in the crosshairs of business, technology and health.
Alice holds an MBA from NYU Stern with a specialization in Strategy and Marketing. While at Stern, Alice held leadership positions in both the Luxury and Retail Club and Graduate Marketing Association and gained substantial MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their applications and essays. In collaboration with the admissions team, Alice participated in a number of panels and admit weekend events. Since Stern, Alice has continued helping others through career changes by providing resume and cover letter guidance.
Currently, Alice works in Omnichannel Strategy for Macy’s Inc. where she’s responsible for bridging the gap between technology and retail. Prior to this role, she wore several leadership hats from strategy to merchandise planning to build the early stage e-commerce start-up, Chloe + Isabel. Additional previous work experiences include: Associate Planner at DFS Group LP and Strategic Planner & Business Development at Cole Haan.
Alice holds a BA in Political Economy of Industrial Societies from UC Berkeley with a specialization in Business Administration. Outside of work, Alice is a Make-A-Wish volunteer and a Pro-Bono Consultant for Taproot Foundation.