Prithvi Raj

Prithvi Raj

Senior Consultant
Harvard Business School graduate

Prithvi Raj

ARINGO clients who worked with Prithvi were admitted to MBA programs at Harvard, MIT, Columbia, Stanford, Wharton, Chicago, Kellogg, MIT, NYU, Darden, Tuck, Ross, Cornell, INSEAD, LBS, Oxford, Yale, Tepper, UNC, Rice, IE, HEC, EDHEC, Rotman, Owen, Kelley and many more.

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.
Prior to his MBA, Prithvi worked for 3 years as a senior product manager at Microsoft.

During the MBA, Prithvi completed his summer internship at McKinsey, in their Washington office, only to decide to move into the real world of internet, technology and gaming.

Post his HBS MBA, Prithvi worked for 2 years as lead product manager at Zynga and another 2 years as Head of Product, Marketing and Strategy at Kitchensurfing. Today he is an advisor for various startups.

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Clients’ quotes:

I came across Aringo while I was searching the internet looking for an mba chances calculator. Aringo provide a very useful and comprehensive free tool that assesses your candidacy into your mba program of choice. From there, I had my initial phone consultation with Chaya, the company CEO, whom was very generous with her time. At the time, I had a 640 gmat and having spoken to several other consulting firms, they were reluctant to start working with me until I improved my gmat score, given that I was targeting only the top 5 MBA programs in the world. Chaya on the other hand, whilst still believed that it was a long shot for me to get accepted into my dream schools, decided that I should proceed with an hourly package to at least start working on my applications. Chaya recommended a few consultants, and I ended working with Prithvi, an HBS grad and a tech entrepreneur.

Prithvi and I used to conduct a lot of – as he often referred to them – “strategy sessions,” that I thought were detrimental to the process. Throughout these calls we would exchange ideas and try to come up with the best stories that would qualify with the admissions teams. Prithvi knew very quickly what stories would qualify and what would not. From then on, I would work on a list of expanded bullet points that he would then go on to critique. What I found really helpful with Prithvi is that his comments were very detailed yet the turnaround time for the marked up versions of the drafts was very quick; something that is uncommon with many mba admissions consultants who take on too many clients at once. Aringo does a very good job of making sure that this is not the case when recommending a consultant.

Before working with Prithvi, I worked with a couple of other consultants and I think what really differentiates him is that he always focuses on the “big picture”. He does a very good job of learning everything about your background so as to extract the best stories that will likely form the foundation of the essays. Other consultants often tend to dwell on the language and grammar in the essays which I came to believe are not as important as the life experiences themselves that are being told. Knowing off the bat what stories make the cut is the single biggest asset any consultant can possess.

I applied to Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT, and LBS, and got accepted into each of Wharton, MIT, and LBS. I have enrolled into Wharton and look forward to start the program this coming fall with the class of 2020.”

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Prithvi was extremely helpful. He walked me through some presumed weaknesses in my application story that may have contributed to my waitlist decisions. We also walked through how to properly structure the waitlist updates.

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“I worked with PrithviRaj and had a very good experience working with him and would recommend him to others.”

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“Prithvi has been providing candid and detailed feedback in my writing and when I am confused about something he has been immediately available for a call. Not sure what the decisions will be at each school but either way I will be appreciative of Prithvi’s efforts. Writing Columbia’s essays especially would’ve been way more daunting without Prithvi.”

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“If I get in Prithvi will have had a big part in it. It was great working with someone who has been through it before, especially at one of the schools I am applying to. He definitely helped me paint a better picture of my goals and experiences than I would have myself.”

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“I got an admission offer from INSEAD! I am really grateful for all the support offered by you, Prithvi, Shay and Chaya. It took a while but we finally managed to crack it and every bit of it was worth it. When I compare my content and my application approach today with what I started with, I see dramatic improvements. Your team played a crucial role in this improvement. Thank you!”

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