May 5th, 2018
“DIRECTLY FROM THE APPLICANT”
Having scored a 620 on the GMAT I had lost hope of getting into a top B school. I spoke to at least 3 different admission consultants before narrowing down on Jatin. The 3 reasons for choosing Pythaguru’s were:
1) Though we initially had a list of schools that we had decided to target. Considering my work-exp and academic performance he was open to me applying to schools outside my score range. He strongly emphasized on me knowing my story, being self-aware and knowing how I am unique in what I bring to the table.
2) Jatin is extremely systematic in the way he works. He would never move to step 2 unless step 1 has been nailed and this is something that has helped me a lot. Knowing what it is that you want to do and why that is what you want to do is something that has to be done by the candidate. But Jatin has the knack of beating it out of you. If you dont sound convincing and know the domain well enough he is not just going to move to helping you with the essays.
3) Hunting the sharks (Ivey, Georgia Terry, Irvine):- “Networking, Networking, Networking”. Take it from me this is not a cliche. Having the score that I had networking was my only opportunity for me to tell the admissions committee who I am beyond a hardcore techie who works at Intel. 250/500 words essays never do complete justice to 7 yrs of work and 2 academic degrees. Jatin always advises to start your applications early. He helped me understand how I should be presenting myself and what I should be asking on networking calls. I think this was another skill that Jatin has helped me develop and this undoubtedly played a huge role in my admits. For every school that I applied to I had spoken to at least 2 current students, 1 alum and the admissions director. This in turn helped me build “Why I was a perfect fit for the school?” and get really conversational in the interviews.