Chaya Benyamin is an experienced writer, editor, and higher education professional who began honing her expertise in international admissions as an Admissions Officer with University of the People, where she became an expert on admissions standards and protocols from universities around the world. As Program Director for the International MA in Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University, Chaya was head of recruitment and admissions. This experience helped her to develop a wide view of competition among international students in the global arena, which she uses to help her clients present applications with a competitive edge.
Chaya graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, with a BA in English Language and Literature. Her passion for stories and storytelling lead her to try her hand at academic consulting, where she excels at helping candidates realize how their unique experiences relate to their goals, and helping them translate those experiences and emotions into meaningful text.
Chaya’s clients have been accepted to various graduate programs across the US and Canada.
“The personal statement is not merely a story with a beginning, middle and end, but rather, it is a story that leads to a beginning: It is the opening chapter in a new phase of a person’s life. For this reason, I believe the personal statement is the most important piece of reflective writing a person does in life, and I hold the process of writing it in extremely high regard.”
Danielle’s clients have been admitted to the MBA programs of Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg, INSEAD, Columbia, Chicago, MIT, Berkeley, Duke, NYU, LBS, Cornell, Cornell Tech, Yale, Tepper, UCLA, Tuck, UNC, USC, Darden, IE, IESE, ESADE, Oxford, Cambridge, HEC Paris, RSM, Rotman, McGill, HULT and Sauder.
Born into a multilingual, multicultural atmosphere, Danielle was raised by a 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.”
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.”
Gwen’s clients were admitted to the MBA programs of Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, Columbia, Chicago, Kellogg, Berkeley, LBS, INSEAD, Duke, UCLA, Michigan, Darden, Tuck, Yale, Georgetown, NYU, UNC, IE, IESE, HEC, Rochester, Cambridge, Oxford, Ivey, Cranfield, Manchester, IMD, NUS.
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.
ARINGO clients who worked with Jason were admitted to MBA programs at Georgetown, Duke, Darden, UNC, GWU, Indiana, Olin, McCombs.
Jason Bond has managed key American companies including Hewlett Packard, W.L. Gore & Associates, & the American Red Cross. He holds an 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.
Joy’s clients have been 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, McCombs, Yale, Babson, Boston University, Oxford, IMD, IE, IESE, St Gallen, Washington, Brandeis, Schulich, Ryerson and USF.
Joy hails from New York where she received a BFA from New York University (NYU). She is the founder of Word Up! Language Enterprises. 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, and working with people to help them achieve their goals.
Lainie’s clients were admitted to the MBA programs of Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, Wharton, Columbia, INSEAD, Kellogg, LBS, MIT, Berkeley, Tuck, Michigan, Cornell, Duke, Texas, Georgetown, Babson, Oxford, Cambridge, IE, IESE, ESADE, Olin, City University London, Imperial College London, CEIBS.
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.
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”.
Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media at the University of Cincinnati where she also minored in Journalism. Throughout her undergraduate degree, Rachel worked in radio news and regularly contributed written commentary to both the university newspaper and television news channel.
Before continuing with a master’s degree in Middle East History at Tel Aviv University, she first headed to Atlanta, Georgia, where she worked at CNN. There, she wrote for CNN International’s weekly Inside Asia news magazine program and contributed research to the CNN Cold War television documentary series.
After completing her master’s degree, Rachel used her writing, editing and analytical skills in various non-profit fields, including assisting Holocaust survivors in preparing personal essays for legal claims against the Swiss and German governments for monetary compensation. She was later a journalist in the diamond industry, writing news and feature articles for online and print publications as well as writing, researching and editing reports and reference books for international companies, governments and banks.
Rachel has also ghostwritten a memoir, a crafts book about jewelry and various blog posts. She continues to pursue avenues of online content and marketing writing, including script writing for online educational courses.
Being a consultant at ARINGO allows Rachel to combine her skills and expertise in listening to people and helping them articulate their thoughts and experiences.
To Rachel, words are like pieces in an elaborate puzzle. “The art of persuasive writing is to succeed in arranging and fitting together words in such a way that they produce a moving, convincing picture.”
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…”.
Kellogg graduate (2011). 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 consultant at Bain & Company.
Berkeley Haas graduate (2012). 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, student instructor at Haas school of business and consultant at BCG.
London Business School graduate (2011). Since his acceptance to the school in 2008, Alex has supported MBA candidates to the top programs, helping them plan their steps toward acceptance and move to a foreign country.
When he submitted his own applications, Alex was accepted to 3 additional top programs in the US: Michigan, Duke, and Carnegie-Mellon.
Alex holds a BSc in Computer Engineering. Before his MBA studies, he worked as a Staff Manager and Senior Engineer in the Wireless Division at Intel.
Today Alex is Head of Self Service Betting (SSBT) at PADDYPOWER, and his previous work experience includes software engineer, technical leader and team manager at Intel, business transformation consultant at Mediabrands and senior associate at A.T. Kearney.
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 to help 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.
Ann Chao’s clients were admitted to MBA programs at Harvard, Wharton, MIT, Michigan, Cornell, Babson, UNC, IE, USC Marshall, GWU, Georgetown and Vanderbilt.
Ann is the CEO and cofounder of Sonation, a music technology company that makes singing and playing instruments more interactive and fun. Incubated at the Harvard innovation lab and New England Conservatory, Sonation is a MassChallenge 2014 finalist, chosen from over 1600 teams from around the world.
Ann obtained her MBA from Harvard Business School in 2013. Previously, she worked as a strategy consultant at Roland Berger China, serving multinational companies and Chinese state-owned enterprises in a variety of industries from nuclear energy to car manufacturing. During her time at HBS, she worked on the executive strategy team at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and at Guillermo del Toro’s studio Mirada. She attended Harvard for her undergraduate studies, majoring in Social Studies and East Asian Studies, and wrote her thesis on employment opportunities for the blind in China. She is passionate about storytelling and music, and plays the piano and flute.
Wharton graduate (2008). 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 worked for 4 years as an engagement manager, and now he works in product management at Google .
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 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.
Boaz acted as an interviewer for the admission office between 2007-2010.
While at Kellogg, Boaz was the one-year program’s representative at Kellogg’s student government and led various activities. Boaz gained substantial experience in the field of admission to the leading MBA programs in the US, since 2006 he has been assisting many applicants with applying and getting accepted to the leading programs.
Boaz also holds an MBA (with distinction) from Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) from the Israeli Institute of Technology.
Boaz served for 7 years as an officer at the Israeli Air Force as a telecommunication engineer, product and project manager.
Boaz worked at Hot Telecom, Israeli leading cable company, as a product manager in the engineering department. He also worked as a product manager at Amazon.com and as a marketing consultant at Rosetta Marketing.
Today Boaz is an entrepreneur in the filed of technology and also works as VP, Product & Partnerships at Eyeview.
Daniel is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and former US Army Military Intelligence Officer. He currently works for a leading consumer goods company focused on strategy and revenue management after working on Wall Street as an investment banker. While at Wharton, Daniel worked as an Investment banking summer associate at JP Morgan and an admissions representative for military and non-traditional applicants. In addition to his Wharton MBA, Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Daniel enjoys helping MBA applicants of all backgrounds thinking critically about the decision to attend business school and master the application process. Daniel brings extensive knowledge of the application process and is truly passionate about helping candidates to be best positioned for success.
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 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.
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, 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.
E ran Peyser is an INSEAD MBA graduate (2008). Eran holds a B.Sc in electrical engineering from the Israeli Institute of Technology. He worked for 7 years at Intel in Haifa and Petach Tikva in various roles. Eran also worked for a year as an Industry Analyst for the telecom industry at INSEAD, producing case studies. Eran is a board member for two philanthropy funds.
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.
Hadas graduated from the MBA program at UCLA Anderson. She was admitted to the program with a full-tuition fellowship.
Hadas studied Law and Economics at the Tel Aviv University. She completed a commercial law internship at Yigal Arnon & Co., Law Firm, and then worked for two years at Ernst & Young’s tax department. During her time at Anderson, Hadas was the only international student who received internship offers in the sports industry- she did her summer internships with the NBA team, the Memphis Grizzlies- as well as with the business development department of the 4th largest sports news website in the U.S: Bleacher Report.
After graduation, Hadas started working as a Program Director at the Milstein Family Foundation, which supports organizations and initiates programs aimed at promoting Israel’s public image in the U.S. and in the world.
Since starting her studies at Anderson, Hadas has helped numerous MBA applicants from around the world.
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 and worked there for 4 years as a principal, and in 2014 he joined Alpha Strategies Investment Group where he currently work as a senior consultant.
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.
Wharton MBA graduate (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.
Joel holds a B.A. with honors in Business and Computer Science. Before his MBA studies, Joel worked as a Product Manager at INHERENT SIMPLICITY, and as a Software Engineer at Nokia. After graduating from Wharton Joel worked for 3 years as product manager at Google, and today he works at Implisit as director of product.
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. Today he works as Global Strategy Director at John Crane.
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 Business Operations Manager at Amdocs. She is fluent in English, French and Dutch.
Karen graduated from Columbia Business School, concentrating on retail, strategy and international business. She currently works as Managing Partner of Rimon Design House, Inc.
Post-MBA, she joined Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy and Operations practice, where she focused on the retail industry. While at the firm, she participated in a firm initiative where she worked closely with junior consultants, counseling them on their business school applications. She also spent a semester back at Columbia serving as Deloitte’s on-campus recruitment representative, mentoring over 130 CBS students throughout their consulting recruiting process.
Karen holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Columbia University, where she also minored in Economics and Spanish. Prior to business scho1ol she was a Retail Buyer at Abercrombie & Fitch and Casual Male Retail Group. In addition to Columbia Business School, she was also admitted to MIT Sloan and NYU Stern.
Keren is the techno-marketing director at Atreo. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School (2012) where she focused on finance, strategy, healthcare and non-profit. She has successfully helped many applicants earn admission in various top schools.
Prior to CBS, Keren was a Strategy and Finance consultant at TASC Consulting and Capital in Tel-Aviv, focusing on telecom, media, transportation and retail. Upon graduation, she spent three years in Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare group and at Edgemont Capital, a boutique investment bank in NYC.
Keren holds a B.A. with distinction in Economics and Communications from Tel-Aviv University. Outside of the professional sphere, Keren is passionate about community service and has volunteered in many organizations such as Different Economy, Nova and Mind Matter.
Kfir’s clients have been admitted to MBA programs at Wharton, Columbia, Georgetown, Texas McCombs, Texas A&M, Emory, Tepper, Ross, Oxford, IMD, Maryland, Indiana, Babson, Mendoza.
A graduate of the Tepper MBA (2010), Kfir helped many candidates submit applications, prepare for interviews and get accepted to leading programs. In addition, during his studies, he helped many of his fellow students with the preparation of resumes and job interviews.
Kfir holds a Bachelor’s 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.
Tuck MBA graduate (2012). 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 financial management program intern at General Electric and business development intern at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Today he is Senior Engagement Manager at L.E.K. Consulting.
Lin started prepping professionals for interviews when he was 23. His passion for coaching and mentoring started at Target (a large US-based retailer) and has continued through HBS, Clorox and now an eCommerce startup based in Boston, MA. With over 8 years of experience leading teams, he excels in effective communication and motivating others.
Lin started at Aringo with the goal of helping similar minded young professionals reach their dream business school. Outside of work, he enjoys running, reading, playing squash. After finishing Les Mis, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, he’s on the hunt for his next epic novel to tackle.
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.
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.
Neda is an HBS graduate (2013). During her studies, she 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 work experience includes Operations at ENJOY Inc., Senior Product Marketing Manager at Box, 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.
Nikhil holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson (2008). 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, developing orientation programs that help incoming international students 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 helped 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.
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. Today Onn is General Manager at Rioglass Solar Systems Ltd. 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.
Ori’s clients have been admitted to MBA programs at Chicago, Kellogg, Wharton, UCLA, NYU, MIT, LBS, Cornell, Tepper, Berkeley, UC Davis, McCombs and UNC.
Ori holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley (2007). After receiving his MBA, Ori joined Veritas as an admission consultant for Business schools (with a focus on Haas).
During the last 3 years, Ori has assisted over 100 applicants with their applications, from strategy to interviews prep. Many of these applicants are now MBA students in the US.
Ori holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science. After graduating, Ori worked as a senior software engineer and project leader at Mercury Interactive (HP) in the company’s main R&D facility.
Today Ori is playing with Satellites as a product portfolio manager with DigitalGlobe and mentoring startups at Boomtown accelerator, as well as serving as advisor to Outder. He still dreams about playing professional basketball someday…
ARINGO clients who worked with Paul were admitted to MBA programs at Booth, Tuck, IESE, NYU, LBS, Yale, INSEAD, Columbia, Georgetown, UNC.
Paul is a Columbia MBA graduate. He 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 Vice President at Barclay’s.
Prasanth is a Columbia MBA graduate (2012). 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.
ARINGO clients who worked with Prithvi were admitted to MBA programs at MIT, INSEAD, LBS, Oxford, Yale, Tepper, UNC, HEC, EDHEC, Rotman.
Prithvi is a Harvard Business School MBA graduate (2011). 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 senior product manager at Microsoft, and after graduating from HBS he worked for 2 years as lead product manager at Zynga. Today he is head of product at Kitchensurfing.
ARINGO clients who worked with Ravit were admitted to MBA programs at Cornell Tech, HEC, IE, IESE, ESADE, Oxford, INSEAD.
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.
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.
Sanin has gained substantial application experience both during and after his MBA by being an Alumni Ambassador, a member of the Hermes Society, and advising Top MBA applicants throughout the admissions process from school selection, application preparation, and interviews. He has helped students gain admissions to top programs including Harvard, Columbia, Wharton, NYU Stern, Cornell, and Northwestern.
Sanin received his MBA from Columbia Business School (2011) and holds a degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University. Prior to Columbia, Sanin was an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley. After business school, Sanin worked as a real estate banker at Barclays, as well as the Healthcare Acquisitions Manager at Virtus Real Estate Capital. Now, Sanin serves as Co-Founder and Managing Principal at Ojas Capital.
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.
ARINGO clients who worked with Sriram were admitted to MBA programs at Stanford, MIT, Columbia, NYU, Yale, INSEAD, UNC, Tuck, Johnson, Babson, IE, IESE, Queens, Tepper, Miami.
Sriram Emani is the Co-founder and CEO of IndianRaga. An MBA graduate from the MIT Sloan School of Management (2014) 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.
Sriram is a member of the MIT Global Startup Labs Advisory Board, and has 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.
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.
ARINGO clients who worked with Tim were admitted to MBA programs at Booth, Berkeley, Kellogg, Duke, Texas, UCLA, NYU, UNC, Rotman, Rice.
Tim is a Berkeley Haas MBA graduate (2011). 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 the 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. Tim currently serves as Manager at Deloitte Consulting.
Tom is a 2012 Northwestern Kellogg graduate (Full-Time MBA). At Kellogg, he helped the Admissions Committee preview 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 to 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.
While at business school and post-graduation from Duke, Vidya gained significant MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their applications and essays. With her business experience and technology background, she has also advised numerous people in career direction, mock interviews and recruiting strategies.
Vidya has a Bachelors in computer science engineering from Visweswaraiah Technology University, India, and an MBA from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, with a focus on strategy and marketing. At Duke, she was a career fellow and actively participated in technology, marketing and consulting clubs in various positions.
She has 5 years of product management and business strategy experience at Microsoft post MBA and 5 years of software development experience at Motorola and HP prior to business school. She interned at Johnson & Johnson and eBay during her MBA.
Outside of work, Vidya is very passionate about yoga, music and art. She is also passionate about travel, exploring new places, cultures and languages.
Yair holds an MBA from NYU Stern (2012), with specializations in Strategy and Technology. While at Stern, Yair worked for the school’s Office of Career Development as a Career Coach, offering guidance and advice to first-year students on their career search plan, and helping them improve their CV and interviewing skills.
Yair holds a BSc in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University. Prior to his MBA studies, he worked in the telecommunications industry as a Computer Engineer at Intel and Marvell.
Currently, Yair works as a Senior Business Architect, Partnerships at American Express’s new loyalty program (Plenti). Prior to this role, he worked for more than 3 years at the Technology Strategy practice of Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant and Manager.
Yair joined Aringo’s team to help prospective students get into their universities of choice with great success. He specializes in accounting and consulting backgrounds for top 20 US schools.