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ARINGO has helped hundreds of people with GMAT scores below 720 get accepted to the top MBA programs by bringing out the real person behind the application. Founded by a former Wharton Admissions Committee Member, we know what the top business schools are looking for, and we will help make sure that your strengths will emerge in your application.
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Helpful if you are clueless
January 10 | 2017
1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By katecatt 4 16
This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Danielle Ulner

I chose Aringo because of its strong track record of students going to INSEAD and its unique selling point of helping applicants with a GMAT score of lower than 720 (me).

I used the CV refining service and spent a total of USD600 for what was about 6 hours worth of work. The main takeaways for me were:
- Formatting of the CV to INSEAD's requirements
- Helping me to highlight specific experiences which admissions would be interested in
- Helping to quantify successes and unique achievements

However, as I did not think that the services were worth the final output, I did not continue with the essay review package. That said, I felt that they were very professional in their services and were very responsive to enquiries, which I appreciated.

Eventually, I opted to work a platform with alumni who offer their essay-reviewing services and where you donate the fee to charity. I would highly recommend applicants to get an alumnus or two to review your essays before submitting them.

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1 Commented by NailedtheGMAT on February 23, 2017
Had a similar experience with Aringo ( 2 full school packages). Very prompt and professional, indeed.

I agree the final outputs are not worth the fee but most importantly, the value-add of the services (what they initially promise and what it is at the time of the delivery), given the price tag, is dubious. I will be posting a very detailed review separately.
I'm satisfied
January 07 | 2017
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     By kleberson 0 0
This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Asher Kirshenbaum

I worked with Aringo in 2015 and applied for ~7 b-schools in the US (my gmat score was 710).
I got accepted into 2 schools and had interviews with 3 more.
I had a good rapport with my consultant and he was very helpful and accessible. I worked only with this specific consultant and I have no experience with other consultants or the company in general.
I didn't like that my last application was much better than the first one. I know it makes sense, but I didn't expect to have such a steep learning curve while working with a consultant.
I was satisfied with Aringo, but I believe they can do better, considering the price they charge.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By rpartha0 0 0
This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Nikhil Bhatia

I engaged the services of Aringo to help with my essays. The story was mine but Nikhil helped make it strong and weaving into a nice story line. This is important. Also, Aringo was very professional. they informed me the charges upfront and i was not surprised. In the end, it helped me get into Chicago Booth. I am glad i took professional help,even though i have almost 16+ years of mid-level management experience. My story did not get me into Kellogg, but with Aringo and Nikhil's help, i got Booth. I am 2 months away from Graduating. thank you Aringo.

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ARINGO Helped get in me in!
December 31 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By breckbaird 0 0
This review is for: ARINGO School Packages
Consultant: Tim Potter

I approached ARINGO for help with my application to the Berkeley-HAAS evening and weekend MBA program. The previous year I made it onto the waiting list but was not accepted. So the second time I applied I wanted to make sure I was accepted. The consultant from ARINGO, Tim Potter, was great at providing feedback on my essays and helping prepare me for the in-person interview. Tim was very supportive, providing feedback by email and phone for my essays and in-person for the interview coaching. He also provided recommendation of other MBA schools with programs in my area of career focus. I would definitely recommend him to any other MBA applicants.

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Invaluable feedback on essays
December 30 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By victor83 0 0
This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Sriram Emani

I strongly recommend to work with Aringo's highly professional team of consultants. They found the right consultant for my needs, Sriram Emani, who gave me invaluable feedback on my essays and prepared me very well for the interviews.
I already had first drafts when I used his advice but I got a lot out of a few rounds of reviews and feedback. This kind of refinement and improvement process of my essays would not have been possible without such a professional and experience consultant like Sriram.
Looking back it was absolutely the right decision to go with Aringo, which helped me getting into INSEAD, the #1 business school in the world.

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Excellent Service
December 29 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Tongua 78 30
This review is for: ARINGO School Packages
Consultant: Kfir Catalan

I got the hourly service and the school packages as well. Through the consultant the provided me I got an excellent service. He was always available to discuss the essays with me, being very proactive and willing to work, even on weekends.

In the school packages, there are a full set of services included. You can rely on them to have mock interviews and have your essays and other documents by other people on their staff.

I totally recommend their services, with their support I was admitted to more than 5 top MBA programs, and finally, I decided to attend Wharton.

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Great Experience with ARINGO
December 28 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By Malluce 124 29
This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Lin Zhao

Michelle and Lin were very responsive throughout the application and always provided critical feedback. I chose the hourly service since I only need to polish my essays. I was able to get most of my essays done within a short amount of time, and received interview invite from 5 out of the 7 schools I applied.

Once I received the interviews, Michelle was able to line up with different consultants from those schools to conduct mock interviews with me. I find it really helpful as I get to know more about the schools as well as the specific things each school is looking for.

Overall I had a great experience with ARINGO and would definitely recommend it to other applicants!

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Great help!
December 27 | 2016
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By medvemar0902 5 5
This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Sanin Mody

I decided to work with Aringo after I talked to several admission consulting firms and almost all of them gave me hints that I "should consider executive or evening MBA program" as I have "over 8 years of experience". Michelle from Aringo was very friendly and after a great 30-min free consultation we agreed to work together. I am very glad I worked with Aringo, as I applied to three schools and was accepted to all three. Two of them gave me a scholarship. I decided to buy 10 hours package from Aringo and I was in control of how we are spending those 10 hours. I was paired with consultant and he really helped me to think about very important questions and be ready to write them in the essays as well as tell those stories during my interviews. He always gave me food for though and it helped me to dig dipper and to differentiate myself during application process. I highly recommend Aringo if you are about to apply for a business school!

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     By ojherrera 0 0
This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Sriram Emani

I would recommend ARINGO 100%. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. The mock interview was almost identical to the school MBA interview and the staff was very responsive. I communicated with my assigned consultant via cell phone and email anytime.
The staff was very helpful while completing the essay and other information, with great analytical and writing skills.
Although I did not had to complete the GMAT because my program is an executive MBA, the assistance of ARINGO made my admission process fairly simple and brief. I would have spent a great deal of time going through the admission process by myself.

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     By alonoleg 0 0
This review is for: ARINGO School Packages
Consultant: Danielle Ulner

Hey all,

I now consider myself lucky being a part of a group of super talented, intelligent, and hard-working Graduates of the INSEAD MBA 15D Class.

For that, I would like to take the time now and say a big THANKS to ARINGO! I couldn’t have been admitted to INSEAD without you!

The path to MBA admission begun with me being at loss about my strengths and weaknesses, future career steps, and which school would be the right one for me. In this respect, ARINGO services proved to be indispensable as they helped me to reflect and focus, so when the call from INSEAD came in, I had no doubts I'm going there!

As to the working process with ARINGO, my consultant, Danielle, has put a lot of effort in my application to INSEAD, and my personal story was reflected in the essays in the best way I could imagine.

One point that is, to my mind, was the most important about Danielle was her commitment. For example, though she was heading to the US for a private vacation towards the application deadline, she’s still polished my essays up until a few hours before her flight. As a customer, the time before the application deadline is the most sensitive one, a time when although the application is 99.9% done, you feel you can’t really settle for less than a 100%.

I can’t think of something more I could have expected from a consultant, and looking back, I was fortunate to have ARINGO by my side.

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