Chaya Benyamin

Senior Application Consultant with ARINGO since 2016

Chaya has worked with 74 ARINGO clients. ARINGO clients who worked with Chaya were admitted to the MBA programs at Columbia, INSEAD, LBS, Kellogg, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley Haas, Wharton, Cornell Johnson, Cornell Tech, Chicago Booth, Duke, Yale, UCLA, USC, NYU Stern, Ross, Darden, HEC, IE, IESE, Oxford, LSE, Georgetown, McCombs, Cambridge, and more, and were offered scholarship such as:

$60,000 {Harvard}
$204,000, $210,000, $210,000, $90,000 {Booth}
$145000 {Wharton}
$6000, $20,000, $40,000 {Cornell Tech}
$70,000 {Kellogg}
€15,000, €20,000 {IESE}
£20,000 {LBS}
€16,000 {HEC}
€13,600, €20,400 {IE}
$20,000 {Duke}
$40,000 {Ross}
$100,000 {Anderson UCLA}
$100000 {Haas}
$40,000, $35,000 {Yale}

Chaya Benyamin

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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.”

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Clients’ quotes:

Chaya, Shimri and ARINGO team,

Now that I have made up my mind and chose UCLA as my MBA school, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on this crazy period and thank you!

First, I wanted to express my gratitude to Chaya, with her incredible sensitivity and the amazing ability to recognize and highlight the meaningful parts of my stories. Chaya helped me to arrange my thoughts, define clearly my goals and eventually phrase them accurately into perfect paragraphs. In each iteration I was amazed by the progress done and how pleased I was with the results. My husband and I called it Chaya’s magic fingers!

During the intense time of preparation to the application deadlines, it felt as if Chaya was my older sister. She didn’t only advise and consult me, but also encouraged me to dream bigger, to “think like a boy” and not underestimate myself by keeping my dreams ‘realistic’.

Chaya managed to find the right way to challenge me to improve, to find just one more example or one more topic to add. I got so comfortable with Chaya and her motivation chats that I found myself consulting with her about almost anything, and in the end, I was truly sad when the application process was over.

I wasn’t always an easy applicant, defining stricter timelines than the ones the schools requested, scheduling interview preparations from the other side of the world, with bad WIFI connection.. But Chaya was always patient and relaxed, positive about my progress and my chances.

I want to thank you Chaya, for being available over the phone, WhatsApp, Skype and face to face meetings, helping me with any doubt I had and calming me down (which is not an easy task!). Thanks to your wonderful work I aimed high and got in to all 5 schools (4 with scholarships!) I have applied to, a situation I didn’t even dream was possible, especially with my less than average GMAT score.

I also wanted to thank you Shimri, and the rest of the ARINGO team, for recognizing Chaya as the right mentor and consultant for me. Thank you also for always being on guard to focus us into the timelines and verifying constantly that we are on the right track to success, I couldn’t have done it without you all!”


“I just got an notice from Johnson that I was admitted with $6K/year. Very excited! Thank you so much for your help! I wouldn’t have the same result without you. Thank you!!!”


“Chaya is great, she has great notes and she is very nice and responsive. She has good ideas and advice.”


“Now that I’ve officially accepted INSEAD’s offer, I’d like to thank you for your professionalism, hard work, and support! Chaya, we had 3 weeks to prepare Cornell-Tech’s application from scratch, during which I had a business trip and you fell ill for a few days, yet we still managed to meet the deadline! I especially loved how you put a lot of effort into getting to know me personally, which led to you “branding” me as the photography enthusiast – we kept following that line for the rest of my applications as well. I truly appreciate your patience during that time – I know I was a bit (very) demanding. Thank you again!”


After scouring the different sites and reviews, I finally decided to give Aringo a try for a free initial service to understand the admission-consulting process and how it can help me. I chose to try Aringo because they seem to have a good track record in the most competitive pool to which I belong to, “The Indian Male” and have highly qualified consultants in the team.
I got a call from Chaya, Aringo’ CEO. The half hour call was truly enlightening.
We started with a small introduction of Aringo’s services. Then she explained me about how the process of application is all about marketing yourself as a product that the B-school is willing to buy. She patiently heard about my intentions for the call, answering my queries and giving insightful suggestions. She took examples from my profile and explained how I can project a weakness as a strength in my application all the while acknowledging it as a drawback to the Adcom. She made practical points about how to be realistic in my application process. The half hour call had a cheerful air in it and made quite a positive impact on me, leaving me wanting more. She was willing to be flexible in Aringo’s approach for me. I would certainly recommend Aringo’s services going forward. I will update the complete services once I start working with them soon.
P.S: For Indian applicants, She does understand our capabilities well and that these rates are little high for us. Aringo was willing to offer discounts when necessary and tailor suit a plan for me as required.


My husband and I applied to all of the spanish schools, with only 1 year post BA experience and not so great GMAT scores (his was 610, mine was a bit higher). We worked with Chaya Benyamin , who was professional, supportive and availble. The all-inclusive package was a great choice- it covered EVERYTHING from A to Z and while the service was not cheap it was worth it- we were accepted to all 3 schools we applied to! We definitely recommend ARINGO for anyone who is thinking of applying, especially in a couple, which is a field they specialize in (so I’ve learned)


I would like to highly recommend Aringo for admission consulting services.
The overall experience was friendly, very professional and encouraging.
The main goal in the company’s guidelines is to help you express yourself in the best way and as a result, working with Aringo and especially with their consultant enabled me to open my eyes to great things about my abilities, revealed more of my qualities and helped me to transfer my ideas into writing.
It is very important in the MBA admission process for one to be surrounded in a warm and positive environment, which Aringo provides, and to always believe in yourself.


ARINGO was just great! My essays, CV, basically everything would not have been as good as it was with the help of ARINGO. Because their consultants really know, what they talk about. They know, what to focus on, what not and what is perceived as important for which school. Saved me a lot of time and got me into my favorite business school! They are very fast and accurate in responding, very flexible and really a great help. For all the material you have to submit, further tips, the interview preparation and even on general GMAT tips. Can just recommend them!


I took two full consulting packages with Aringo, and I could not be more satisfied with the process and the results. My consultant Chaya was very collaborative and helped me to make my application oriented towards what Business Schools are looking for in a candidate. In addition, I got full support from Hila, who helped me with any question or dilemma I had throughout the process. Eventually I got admitted to both business schools with scholarships. I highly recommend Aringo for anyone who’s going through the process of getting into a top MBA program. Their advises and experience throughout the process is invaluable.


Thank you Shimri, Chaya and Aringo for helping me get in to one of the best business school in the US, and with a substantial scholarship!
Chaya and Shimri were very helpful and professional throughout the process, making the application and the admission process easy.
Aringo strengths are their personal relationship with their client, I always felt that I can consult with Shimri and Chaya on everything, they were highly responsive, and really helped me during all the differents steps of the application process.
I’m very pleased with my decision and highly recommend Aringo!
Keep up the good work! YOU ROCK!


As a candidate from an overrepresented demographic, I was worried that I wouldn’t come across as unique to any admissions committee. Aringo with Chaya as the primary consultant changed all that in our first session. She listened carefully to my stories and helped me to think about my experiences, interests, and skills in an entirely new way, to realize that I do have special gifts to offer any M7, and that my future could be even bigger than I initially imagined with an MBA. Throughout the process, Chaya was always responsive and honest; on top of her years of experience, I felt I could depend on her advice because she had my best interest at heart. I loved every application I submitted, and so did Wharton and Harvard. If you want an admissions consultant who sees the best in you and can help adcoms see your unique abilities too, hire Chaya from Aringo.


I cannot stress enough how much the entire Aringo team helped me throughout the process of my MBA applications.As a software engineer and programmer in a big American company, I thought the fact that I was coming from an over-represented background and pretty “regular” career will not allow me to get into a top MBA program. I was wrong! My GPA was average, and Initially, my GMAT score was 710 and I wasn’t sure I can apply to top schools.Shimri, Chaya, Jenifer, and the team, reassured me that my GMAT is just one part of the application. After working on the applications, and receiving some confidence in my candidacy, I ended up improving my GMAT to 740. I applied to 5 schools, received 3 interviews (HBS, MIT, and Chicago) and am happily going to Chicago Booth with a full scholarship Yes, you can get accepted to these schools with low GMATs. I am looking forward to my Booth journey very much. So far, I know I did one right decision which was to work with ARINGO!!! Thanks, Aringo, you are the best!


Reaching out to ARINGO was the best decision made for my MBA applications. Shimri and Chaya guided me from day one and helped me with everything that I needed for my applications. I come from an unorthodox background, both personally and professionally, and ARINGO helped me turn my diversity into my strength! They helped me align my essays, shaping my resume, etc. ARINGO’s process is very streamlined and they are very resourceful. I applied to various top programs and got 5 out of 5 interviews. The result- I received admits from MIT, Wharton, and Kellogg! The icing on the cake was Wharton admit with a whooping full scholarship!!! I could have never got 3 M7 admits without ARINGO. Kudos to you guys!


I first met Aringo 2 years ago, I was debating if my GMAT score, would be enough for a top business school. I was actually prepared to compromise on some tier 2 schools, and then I met Shimri and the Aringo strategy team. Shimri assured me that, my profile, a programmer in a big tech firm, can be presented in a strong manner, and I should aim high for some dream MBA programs. I worked with the incredible Chaya Benyamin on 5 applications and received interviews and admissions to all and some scholarship money too (including Cornell Tech, NYU Tech, and UCLA). I could not have done this without the entire Aringo team who share incredible knowledge and experience. Their process includes multiple rounds of reviewing, commenting and strengthening. Chaya is my NUMERO UNO. I owe you so much! Off to UCLA of course, for a life-changing experience. Thank you Aringo!


I can’t say enough good things about the Aringo team. The way they approach their clients is very unique and personal. Chaya was available anytime we needed to chat. She works meticulously. And even if we are not on the same page for the suggested edits, she would take the effort to explain me in depth until we both agree. Her knowledge of what the school is looking for is very extensive. My essays got moulded accordingly. As I was playing only on my profile (with no GMAT score) and that too in round 2, I did not keep my expectations very high. But Chaya believed in me. I got interview calls from Ross, and Darden. The interview preparation was also very structured. I was able to crack both Ross and Darden- I couldn’t be happier. Thank you so much, Chaya, to make those admit happen which I did not dare to dream of. I am so grateful Aringo helped me fulfil my dream and land an amazing full time MBA admission!