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Aringo
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.

Aringo Consultancy Services
January 12 | 2017
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     By Dan_Liu86 1 5
This review is for: 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.

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Great Experience with ARINGO
December 28 | 2016
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     By Malluce 124 29
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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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     By zhaofa90 0 0
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Consultant: Daniel Kim

As someone with very little prior guidance on the whole MBA application process, I considered doing it on my own, but realized that for such a major life decision and investment, it would be irresponsible to not put myself in the best possible position for a chance at admission, and that meant working individually with an admissions consultant. I chose Aringo because I felt that the company had a firm grasp on the individual characteristics of each school from their admissions chances calculator. I was assigned to Daniel Kim based on my initial school choices and background, and the match couldn't have worked out better. Daniel is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and responsive. He pushed me to constantly improve and make my essays even better than the previous revision. What made Daniel really stand out was that he was able to do so without being harsh or condescending, instead using encouragement and presenting his viewpoint and rationale. This made it very easy for me to develop my own story using Daniel's guidance, assistance, and feedback. I was very happy with the final product and can say with 100% confidence that the quality of my essays were far superior than if I had tackled them on my own. In the end, I was admitted to my dream school Kellogg, even though it was closer to a reach school when I started the process.

Note: I used Aringo's hourly packages and added on additional hours as needed. I found that this afforded me the flexibility to use as much or as little of the service as I needed.

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ARINGO Hourly services
April 02 | 2018
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     By priyesh92 16 0
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Consultant: Daniel Kim

I used Aringo's hourly service for refining my MBA essays and resume. Aringo's CEO Chaya connected me to my consultant Daniel.

Daniel was really friendly and professional. He first understood my background and my goals. Based on that info, he helped me with my bschool shortlisting process. He provided invaluable feedback on my essays and pushed me to bring out my best. He even helped me with my inteviews and I got admit in 3 of my target schools.

I was really impressed with his responsiveness. In most cases, he provided me feedback within 24-48 hours (even on holidays and weekends).

Overall, a great experience with Daniel and Aringo.

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Highly recommend
April 01 | 2018
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     By ossk 0 0
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Consultant: Joy Pincus

I contacted Aringo pretty late in the game when I already was set on schools to apply to and had drafts for all of my essays. I felt a little lost and needed direction. After an initial phone call, I decided to go with Aringo's hourly service and was assigned Joy as my consultant. Joy was extremely professional and focused with great attention to detail and intelligent notes. With her help, I got accepted to USC Marshall. In general, Aringo has been extremely responsive and helpful and I felt more confident applying to schools with the team having my back.

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     By gparissa 0 0
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Consultant: Sriram Emani

After taking the GMAT a few years ago, I finally decided to apply to business school in late August. I determined that Cornell Tech was the school for me given my tech background and wanted to apply for round 1. I also wanted to apply to NYU Stern's part-time program (since they have a specialization in product management and could continue my current job), but needed the decision timelines to line up - the Stern application for round 1 was due in mid -September. With less than 1 month to prepare, I contacted a few consultants to review my applications. Aringo rose to the occasion and very quickly was able to help me polish my Stern application within 1 week.

After a very positive experience with Aringo, I contacted them again for my Cornell Tech application. This time around, I spent a few weeks working closely with Sriram Emani. I honestly couldn't recommend him enough! Although I had thought that my application was pretty much complete when I hired him, he completely restructured my creative essay, which definitely highlighted my story and accomplishments in an impactful way. After submitting my application, I was quickly called in for an interview. Sriram led me through the interview prep like a pro and I danced through the interview with AdCom.

With Aringo's help, I was quickly admitted to both Stern and Cornell Tech. Cornell Tech also granted me the Forté Fellowship and $60,000. I don't think I would have gotten such a large merit scholarship without Sriram's help.

Overall I found Aringo consulting to be extremely knowledgeable, prompt, and custom tailored to the applicant's specific needs. I'd highly recommend them!

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ARINGO rocks!
December 09 | 2017
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     By Amore 0 0
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Consultant: Ann Chao

Aringo has world class admission consultants and packages. They provided invaluable advice and feedback for my applications. Initially, I was given a trial hour to take an informed decision about choosing Aringo and the consult
ant. The consultant was very knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. They discussed my future goals in detail and shared their professional and personal experiences in depth. Provided creative and interesting ideas for the essays and statements. I was able to successfully provide a 360 degree view of my background, experience, and personality to the admissions committee. The consultant remained in touch till I got admitted. I highly recommend them.

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Aringo Consulting
May 25 | 2017
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     By Stu777 2 5
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Consultant: Rachel Segal

I reached out to Aringo a few months prior to the round two application deadlines and they advised me on the various options I could take. Aringo was professional and respected my budget constraints.

The process, which they use, is effective and thorough. Initially I had to send a wide range of information on myself. This allowed a number of consultants to help me narrow down which schools I should target. They each provided useful feedback to help me decide: where I would have the best chance of admission and which schools are most suited to my personality, past experience and professional goals.

After establishing which schools I would target, I was assigned a consultant who would help me with my essays and resume. My consultant was brilliant. She took time to truly understand me and what I wanted to achieve. An invaluable aspect was her attention to detail, which is perfectly aligned with what the schools are looking for. She reviewed my essays and would send comments back to me, in most cases, in less than a day. Her comments made me reflect on a deeper level and come up with more compelling essays.

After receiving interview invites from both Duke and Berkeley, the schools which Arigno helped me apply to, I also did interview preparation with them. The prep was incredibly thorough. I was completely relaxed and prepared, thanks to the mock interviews I did with them.

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ARINGO Hourly Services
May 10 | 2017
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     By cwalsh7 0 0
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Consultant: Prithvi Raj

I used the ARINGO hourly services for help outlining and refining my MBA application essays and found it to be very helpful. They asked me very tough questions that helped me refine my thinking by cutting to the core of what I was trying to say to the AdComs in my essays. I highly recommend their services for anyone that needs help on their essays.

After an initial discussion to understand why I wanted to apply to MBA programs and what my long term goals are, they provided me with a long general questionnaire to complete. This helped them refine my essay strategy before working on the essay outlines. After multiple revisions, the outlines were shaped into the final drafts ready for submission.

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     By annle3112 0 0
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Consultant: Joy Pincus

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!

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