Derin Raji

Senior Consultant with ARINGO since 2017
Harvard Business School graduate

Derin has worked with 40 ARINGO clients. ARINGO clients who worked with Derin were admitted to the MBA programs at HBS, Chicago, Stanford, Kellogg, Columbia, Wharton, MIT, INSEAD, Yale, NYU, Berkeley, Duke, Darden, Cornell Tech, Tuck, Ross, Cornell, UCLA, USC, McCombs, Foster, HKS, Rice, UNC, Georgia Tech and many more.

Derin’s clients were offered merit-based scholarships such as $120,000 (Kellogg), $40,000 (Ross), $30,000 (Duke), $40,000 (UNC), $123,000 (Haas), $123,000 (Haas), $20,000 (Kellogg), €12,000 (INSEAD), $63,000 (Darden).

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Derin has a decade of Engineering and Project Management experience in the Energy industry working at Shell and Schlumberger; has worked in Policy for the Governor of Alabama, in Strategy for Alcoa and supported taking R&D technologies to market at the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy.

Derin holds a Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy, from Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government respectively; a Master of Technology from Curtin University of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Oklahoma. She has helped several candidates get admitted into HBS, Stanford, HKS, Wharton, Columbia, London Business School, Duke, INSEAD, Cambridge, MIT Sloan and more.

“Derin. I just got the call from Harvard!!!!!!
WOW. Who. I could not have done it without you.
Who would have believed it! a 710 GMAT with 4 years of finance background…
You are the one who made it happen. Thanks for your help with the thought process, the strategy, the writing, the psychology. Everything. You are amazing!”

“Everything has been great. I love your insights. They are always one level deeper than my own. Also, you’ve been super quick with feedback so I appreciate that.”

“It’s crunch time for HBS but working with Derin has taken a lot of the stress away. She is brilliant and has been a HUGE help. I really appreciate her candid feedback.”

“Thanks Derin, I submitted my application yesterday. I just want to let you know that I had a great experience working with you. You were very patient and also super prompt in responding.”