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Joined: Apr 23, 2017
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After speaking with Chaya the CEO and Joy my consultant, I decided to choose ARINGO because the company offers me the service I'm looking for when applying for MBA program.
I really like it that, ARINGO first made an attempt to understand me right from the initial call and through personal data mining documents, which include provoking questions about my educational and professional background; career goals, short-term and long-term; strengths and weaknesses; etc. Following from that mining process, a team of 4 ex-admission committee consultants gave their views on how my career goals should be presented and gave me feedback on what to emphasize (and what to hide) in my application.
Moreover, such services as Second View – each document that I finish will be reviewed by another consultant expert and Test Drive – My entire school applications will be reviewed by specific alumni also make ARINGO outstanding among other admission service companies.
Following from the data mining stage, I started working with Joy Pincus, whom I really enjoyed working with.
Joy was definitely helpful and committed. When deadlines came very close and I had not completed my applications, Joy made great attempt to help me submit them on time, even working on her weekends and during her holiday, but still ensured that they were of best quality.
She was also a professional consultant, which was demonstrated in her paying attention even to minor details in the essays or recommendations, such as headlines or spacing.
Her ability to inspire me, however, was what gave the strongest impression on me. Whenever I was stuck with finding ideas for essays or recommendations, Joy's provoking questions got me to come up with stories that I thought "Oh they are what I'm looking for, why didn't I think of them?!"
At the end of the day, I was accepted to my desired schools - Bentley University and McMaster University. I also received a graduate assistantship from Bentley which is equal to an amount of USD$73,800. That's a terrific number!
I would like to send my sincere thanks to ARINGO, to Joy, to Chaya, Gil, Lainie, and to other consultants who have helped me achieve my big dream!
Joined: Aug 14, 2014
I reached out to Aringo when I began investigating about admissions consulting services. After talking to Michelle for the first time, I immediately discarded all other options, for I was impressed in their disposition to help, their friendliness in making you feel comfortable, and their honesty and transparency in the explanations as to why a certain school might be a good fit for you. It was months after my first call with Aringo that I officially hired the service, all the meanwhile Michelle showed great follow up and enthusiasm in the process.
Given my current professional situation at that time, I hired ARINGO to apply in the last round of the university I was interested in. None – the – less, they jumped right in with me. ARINGO exceeded my expectations. Sriram, the consultant I was assigned to, gave excellent feedback on essay and documents he advised me on. He helped me shorten my essay from 520 words to less than 400. He was aware and conscientious about time management, in order for me to get the most out the service hired, something I was very grateful with.
ARINGO´s team was not only very professional, but they go out of their way in providing smart and helpful feedback, as well as in polishing your applications. In my experience, what I liked most about them was their excellent follow up, something I believe is key when you are going against the clock. I would definitely recommend ARINGO to anybody who is considering hiring an admissions consulting service, their team´s credentials validates their expertise, and their attention to their clients makes you feel confident you have a great support during your application process.
Joined: Jan 29, 2015
ARINGO really helped me focus on my Wharton and Haas part-time MBA applications. Specifically, Daniel Kim and Michelle were absolutely instrumental in my application quality.
I had a very tight deadline, and was running out of steam to critique and complete the package for both schools. I don't recommend waiting as long as I did (4 weeks to deadline) to contact ARINGO, but they certainly jumped right on my mission.
We worked on:
Daniel really honed in on my particular strengths and was able to demonstrate how I should present my background to make the most of my past experiences. Hard to overstate how helpful he was.
They exceeded my expectations. A great team they have put together at ARINGO.
Fwiw, I contacted 2 other consulting agencies, but didn't get the warm fuzzy feeling that I had after my initial conversation with Michelle. Certainly a subjective statement, but the world we live in is subjective and in the end it worked out great.
Joined: Apr 06, 2017
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I can't speak highly enough of Aringo and its consulting services. I was hesitant to start with a consultant because of the price, but ended up deciding it was worth the investment. Michelle at Aringo spent an hour on the phone with me answering all of my questions and making sure I was ready to use a consulting service. Working with Tim was enjoyable, professional, and incredibly efficient. He answered all of my questions, was quick to respond, and very good at elaborating on any of his recommendations. If you are interested in a great consulting relationship, I highly recommend him!
Joined: Mar 23, 2017
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I come from a nontraditional background, with very limited work experience, but a good amount of entrepreneurship. I turned to ARINGO for help in bringing out the best in my entrepreneurial past to answer the serious, corporate-minded questions that I was asked as part of the admissions process.
First of all, Michelle the CEO heard out my story and gave me solid guidance as to which schools would be a good idea to apply to and which would not (INSEAD, for example, does not take kindly to applicants without much experience.) When I decided on my track (IE, MIF) she matched me with Daniel.
Daniel was a pleasure to work with. He guided me in writing the essays, but in no way took away from my own effort. It was a true iterative process, with him challenging me to be my best all the way through. By the time Daniel was finally pleased with what I had written, I was thrilled with it. And so was the admissions office! I was admitted to IE. Thanks ARINGO!
Marquette University class of 2016
3.3 GPA, 720 GMAT
Joined: Feb 07, 2017
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I'm very happy that I chose to work with Aringo. Michelle is a pleasure to work with and she's assigned Tim to work with me based on the school I'm applying for. Tim has been a huge help and a critical part of my overall application from the beginning. He's very professional and has a lot of great ideas in order to make my resume/essays stand out. Tim is a very nice person but he also constantly challenges me to think outside the box and to aim higher, which is super important when it comes to resume/essays critiques. We've done rounds and rounds of iterations of my resume/essays and all of this effort has helped make my application much stronger.
He also did a great mock interview with me where he asked insightful questions that's very important to build my confidence and be better prepared.
Last but not least, Tim has always been flexible and accommodating my schedules which makes the entire process even smoother.
Overall, I'm very grateful to have worked with Tim on my application and eventually got accepted to the only school that I've applied for.
Thank you Aringo!!
Joined: Jun 22, 2014
To Danielle and the amazing Aringo Team,
Thanks for all the support and guidance you have provided throughout the application process, which most can agree is one very stressful period of 3-4 months. Everyone at Aringo has been very prompt and professional with his/her response and that is just the kind of team you need to work with while multi tasking with applications, work and other activities. The feedback provided was very detailed and therefore extremely helpful. All in all, thanks again for all your help and for now, looking forward to Harvard Business School. My best wishes for the year ahead
Joined: Jan 07, 2017
Recently, I graduated with an MBA from INSEAD. It has been an incredibly challenging, rewarding and transformational journey. I am sincerely grateful to my classmates, professors, mentors, and support network for making this possible. Working with Aringo was a first step in achieving the goal of getting into one of the best business schools in the world.
Thank you very much, Aringo team! Your assistance was extremely useful and efficient.
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Joined: Oct 26, 2015
Product ARINGO Hourly Services
I utilized Aringo's services for the following:
- Application advice to particular schools (LBS, INSEAD, Tuck and Northwestern)
- Essay writing critique
- Interview preparation
- Scholarship advice
Aringo's consultants had an incredible breadth of knowledge for each of my target schools. Their consultants were beyond helpful and went out of their way to attend to each of my application concerns, and helped to identify and improve the weakest parts of my applications.
In particular, I found their essay critique and interview preparation to be the greatest factor to strengthening my overall application.
I highly recommend Aringo to any potential applicant to the elite business schools.
Joined: Mar 04, 2013
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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.
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.