Rachel is one of our senior consultants here at ARINGO and has been with us for five years. She has helped countless clients get accepted to their dream schools so some of you might know a bit about her already!

Rachel Segal - ARINGO senior consultant

Q: What’s a little known fact about you?

A: After completing my undergraduate degree, I decided to leave my family, life, and a job offer in broadcast journalism to move abroad and pursue a master’s degree in Middle East History. I felt the opportunity to gain life experience was as important as gaining job experience.

Q: If you could give one piece of advice to an MBA applicant, what would it be?

A: You are more than your GMAT score!  Have confidence in your experience, skills and, especially, your unique stories to tell.

Q: How long have you been with ARINGO? What is your favorite part about working with ARINGO? 

A: I’ve been with ARINGO since 2015. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting so many interesting clients and helping them articulate the best versions of themselves.

Q: What’s your favorite ARINGO client story? 

A: My favorite ARINGO client story is working with a woman from Saudi Arabia who, despite societal challenges and academic setbacks, succeeded in getting into the MBA program of her choice, graduating, and successfully starting her own business back in Saudi Arabia. Today, she is not only paving the way for other women in the workplace there but showing them (and me) the power of determination, grit and self-confidence.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

A: I’ve been lucky to travel all over the world and wouldn’t mind returning to some of my favorite places (like the Galapagos Islands, Norway, Cambodia, etc.), but what I really miss is seeing the leaves change color in autumn back in the US. Therefore, I would go home, to the Midwest, during fall – and, while I’m there, I’d also go to NYC to take in some Broadway plays (especially the revivals of West Side Story and Oklahoma).

Q: Biggest mistake you could make on your application?  

A: Not taking the time to look for both grammatical and contextual errors AND not answering the exact questions being asked.

Thank you Rachel!