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Joined: Dec 27, 2016
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.
Joined: Dec 25, 2016
Regards from Fontainebleau INSEAD campus!
Applying to business school with little work experience and 710 in my GMAT was not a good starting point and I had some doubts regarding my chances of being accepted to the top schools.
BUT, after being accepted to 3/5 schools, I think my worries were for nothing… My consultant Ravit did a fantastic job in finding the interesting things in my profile to talk about. The strategy stage, QA and final review by an alumnus from each school I applied to made the real difference… and last I had great interview prep before each of my interviews…
I am currently halfway through my INSEAD studies and loving every minute. I could not have achieved this without your help!
Joined: Dec 22, 2016
When I sought to realize my dream to study at one of the top schools in the world, I decided to go through the process with the most professional support I could get, in order to achieve the best results.
I was fortunate enough to face a dream decision - Chicago with a full scholarship versus Stanford, and I know that a great deal of it is thanks to Lainie, my consultant who supported me throughout the entire process: the dedication, professionalism, availability, and ability “to get into my head” in order to translate my experience into the best application possible.
I have no doubt that in such a competitive environment, when demand for top programs meets new heights each year, it is of utmost importance to seek help with experienced consulting services in order to maximize one's chances for success. I feel that Lainie helped me convert what previously seemed only as a dream to reality.
I had a great experience with Lainie, and wholeheartedly recommend working with her!
Joined: Aug 10, 2015
With 690 at the Gmat and much lower than average GPA I thought top 10 schools would not be realistic for me. After a few calls with the management team at Aringo (Hila and Shimri) in which I shared my background story, I became much more confident about my odds getting in to a top school. Ori Elkin was my consultant and he did an incredible job, helping me build my story through the different essays for the different school in a very time pressured process (started early August for a mid September first round applications). End result - got into 4 out of 6 schools. Couldn't do it without the Aringo team!!!
Joined: Feb 22, 2014
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I HIGHLY recommend Aringo!! I can't stress this enough.
Let me give you a brief of my background.
I'm from the Dominican Republic with a major in economics and 5 years of experience in commercial banking. I scored 620 in the GMAT. I applied to Goizueta, Fuqua, Kelley and McCombs. I ended up at Goizueta.
My experience with Aringo, and especially my consultant, Rachel, couldn't be better. These guys are truely professionals and accompany you in the whole process.
I started with a single package of 3 hours just to try the company, and eventually went to a more elaborated plan. I highly recommend the latter. The expertise of these people is amazing. What I found most useful was not that they help me with to correct any grammatical error (English is my second language), but how good they are at taking out the best of you.
I really enjoy the process. They respond very fast. I remember telling Rachel that I will miss a lot waking up and read in my inbox the new comments she had made on my drafts. I miss it! It was such an interesting and fun process.
Overall my experience was great, and I really really don't have anything to complaint about. I will always be grateful to Rachel and Chaya, the CEO, with whom I also spoke and was really really nice and handy.
Joined: Sep 16, 2016
I contacted Aringo to help me to prepare an application package. The attitude for my request was very professional. I was assigned to a very good consultant, Pankaj. He really showed me week points in my application and gave valuable pieces of advice how to improve all package. The result was amazing. Several top schools invited me for interview and finally I accepted an offer from one of them. The completion was high and without Aringo it would be difficult to get in the short list. In addition, the mock interview was very valuable, since I was asked many the same questions during real interviews. Thanks a lot!
Joined: Feb 10, 2016
It had been more than a decade since I had been through the rigors of drafting school applications.
Nonetheless, based on career progression, I felt I was a strong applicant and thus only applied to one of the top 10 schools initially.
One observation is hardly basis for meaningful inference, but after receiving a negative response, I gathered the application likely had been too unfocused.
Pleasantly impressed by Aringo's website, I thus signed up for the hourly services for help in structuring the many essays required by the two others schools that most interested me -both also clustered around top 10s-.
From the inception, I was pleasantly impressed with the structure that Shimri, the consultant I worked with, helped convey to my applications.
After devoting lots of my limited free-time to the process, I was honored to receive a positive response from both programs, and look forward to start my studies.
For completeness, I have to say I am fortunate to count as close friends a handful of graduates from Booth and HBS, whose helpful advice I also could rely, though Aringo was the last go-to point. Highly recommended.
Joined: Jul 19, 2014
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Overall, i was happy with the services i got. I got a reasonable discount the first time around which is what encouraged me to sign with Aringo. Most of the work done involved polishing existing stories so that they become business school ready.
I didn't take any school package, primarily because I couldn't afford them. I'm not a native English speaker, which is why I think I needed an admissions consulting service. I decided to go with Joy Pincus as my consultant and was satisfied with the decision in the end.
Value for Money.
Access to many additional resources like, documents, samples, essays, deadlines etc.
3rd person review of essays and online forms for free.
Will be expensive if you don't know what you're doing.
Skype sessions are a big no, if on a budget.
Discount only applies once.
Hard to choose the right consultant due to many options.
Thanks for posting a review! Sounds like you had a great experience with Joy - congrats again on UCLA and Oxford!!
Please note that pricing is not determined by Joy - I hope you'll consider updating your review to reflect Joy's hard work!
Thanks again for working with ARINGO!
Michelle @ ARINGO
Joined: Dec 22, 2015
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I was a bit hesitant at first about signing up for a consulting service. I had a consultation with another competing firm and did not find their services to be very flexible or enticing. However, a coworker of mine suggested Aringo so I decided to at least do the free consultation. Michelle Miller, the CEO of the company called me, and was so very helpful and thorough in understanding my profile. The call was only supposed to be a 30 minute free consultation, but she went above and beyond in explaining different options to me from hourly services to school packages that it ended up being 45 minutes. At no point did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision, and I was able to choose the right hourly package for me. I mentioned that Anderson was my dream MBA program, and Aringo actually matched me with an Aringo consultant, Hadas Sella, who is an Anderson grad and local to the area. It was so great being able to actually meet up in person with my consultant and go over my essay and resume face to face. A difficult in my application was that I started working with Aringo only 2 weeks before the deadline. I literally had nothing completed and felt overwhelmed as to how I would get everything done in time. Hadas from the get go was super flexible in meeting up and walking me through everything. I immediately felt at ease about completing my application not only in time but also in stellar quality. Hadas was a huge difference maker in application. She guided me as to what exactly an admissions officer looks for in a resume and an essay while not taking out the personal voice from my work. It was such an asset working with an Anderson alum, and I give Aringo credit for matching me with someone who not only attended Anderson but was so very actively involved during their time there that I felt like I had an upper hand in my essays and interview when discussing different aspects of Anderson that I looked to contribute to. At the end of the application, I was presenting the best possible version of myself to be reviewed. Through my hard work and Aringo's assistance, I was accepted into the MBA program of my dreams with a significant scholarship. I highly recommend working with Aringo to leverage yourself towards the best possible chance of success.