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Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2012, 10:15
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We welcome Stratus Prep Admissions Consulting on GMAT Club!

About Stratus Prep:

Founded in 2006 by HBS alum Shawn O’Connor, Stratus Prep offers unparalleled, expert GMAT preparation and MBA Admissions Counseling. We are here to guide you through every step of the MBA application process.

Use this forum to ask any and all of your MBA admissions questions, and to learn more about us and how we can help you reach your dream MBA program.

What Makes Stratus Prep Unique:

  • At Stratus Prep, you work with two admissions counselors so that you have both a partner in this process and an objective, external evaluator at every step along the way (not just at the very end when it’s too late to address any areas for improvement).
  • By assigning you two counselors, Stratus Prep also ensures that your application package will appeal to readers/interviewers with diverse personal and professional backgrounds.
  • Stratus Prep have a proven, robust, proprietary admissions strategy methodology that will guarantee that you are most effectively marketing yourself to the schools of your choice (we believe getting into the top schools is about much more than simply drafting well-written essays). This strategy ensures critical alignment between all the facets of your application.
  • None of Stratus Prep’s MBA Admissions Counselors have full-time jobs (unfortunately such moonlighting is all too common in this industry). MBA Admissions Counseling is the main source of income for all of our counselors so you are their #1 priority.
  • Our counselors, most of whom are former consultants, bankers, and corporate marketers, are available in person, by phone, and via email to assist you any time.
  • We strictly cap the number of clients/schools each counselor works on so that you can be sure to get the individualized attention and quick turnaround times that you deserve.
  • All of our counselors are graduates themselves from top 5 MBA programs with significant admissions experience.
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Re: Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 02 Aug 2013, 10:17
Can the applications be submitted with an unofficial GMAT score? and can the official score be mailed after submitting the applications.
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Re: Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2014, 17:05
I am a 36 year old Indian male. Could give me a general profile evaluation and then we can go into details and I can hire your services. GMAT - 700+

My work profile is below:
Work Experience (WE): 120 months (all in USA for Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft and Synopsys, a chip-software-design-firm)
I started with Intel, then switched to 2 startups one after another which were bought out by Synopsys (SNPS), then worked for Qualcomm, Iphone chip maker, then Xbox 360 chip.
2 years ago, started my own healthcare services venture and today run my own venture and lead 40+ staff.

Industry: Technology, then last 2 years in HealthCare
Function: hardware chip design and marketing- product differentiation, sales experience; single handedly developed software used in my health care venture

Undergraduate Degree: GPA: 3.8/4.0 B.S. (Electronic) from VJTI (A top 10 school in India - in the same league as IITs or 1 notch below IITs) - The degree was a four year course.
Graduate Degree - Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering - GPA: 3.8/4.0

Despite extenuating childhood and teenage circumstances due to family-health, constantly worked and still work everyday to improve myself and emerge pretty successful with academics and later in work sphere various roles.

Community Service: My extremely difficult childhood familial circumstances (provide details on phone) and tough-time getting jobs after masters in USA just after Sept 11th 2001 made my existing strength of seeing from other person's point-of-view=empathy MORE stronger.
Since 2005, I personally helped 100+ students get $100k jobs - can provide names/emails to admission committee. chintanpurohit dot blogspot dot com

My plans after MBA, in the order of preference, are to start another venture of my own and/or pursue academia - economist after few years.

That was my detailed profile overview. Coming to the questions:
1) Considering my profile and my GMAT score, what are the chances of getting into chicago-booth, harvard, wharton, tuck, kellogg ?
2) I can retake GMAT; get higher 750+ score. I have had extremely difficult childhood and have motivations for evangelizing disease awareness and then establish rehab and treatment options in emerging economies?
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Re: Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2014, 06:42
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Hi chintanpurohit,

Thanks for reaching out! I am happy to set up a conversation and call, but I prefer to work via email.

I will PM you to continue the conversation.

All the best,

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Re: Ask Stratus Prep [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2015, 00:28
great journey..
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