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myEssayReview offers a dedicated, personalized, and affordable consulting service to B-School applicants. With three decades of experience in India and the US, Poonam Tandon, myEssayReview owner, founded this venture in 2011. Since then, Poonam has helped hundreds of students get accepted into their dream schools in the US ( Kellogg, Booth, Darden, Wharton, Haas, Duke, Columbia, Kelley, Emory, Tuck, Yale, Rice, UCLA), in Europe (LBS, HEC, INSEAD, IESE, Oxford, Cambridge, IE, Imperial etc.), and in Asia (ISB, HKUS, NUS).

Poonam has also helped many students get accepted into undergraduate programs, specialized Master's programs and Ph.D. programs. Overall, Poonam has reviewed over 9,000 essays written by students from all over the world. Also, her students have won over $12,536,800 in scholarships.

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     By vijaykumarp559 8 9
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I am very thankful to Poonam as I got admitted to my dream school. I had a wonderful journey with her throughout my application process.
After I was done with my GMAT, I spent at least 100 hours reading the reviews of various admission consultant services. I finally decided to sign up for a multiple schools package with Poonam because she is an AIGAC certified consultant whereas most of the other consultants are not. Pricing is also very reasonable compared to the other consultant firms. Most importantly, her success rate is on the higher side.
Initially, we both had telephonic and skype calls to brainstorm stories for essays (goals, accomplishments , background, mistakes, setback culture shock etc.) so that we would be ready for the right content when the schools would release essay questions. She sent me a framework/outline for every single essay we worked on that helped me put together my first drafts. With each edit she sent me, the essays kept getting better and better, and I was able to submit my best essays for every school. The essays always carried the right content to the essay prompts. Her guidelines and suggestions not only helped me choose the right content but also helped me find my own voice. I was glad that she never compromised on the content to get the allowed word-limit. The sentence structure was excellent and apt to the content. She always provided better words to showcase the content of my essays. Her editing was so perfect that she never even missed a punctuation mark: comma, semicolon, and colon etc. She perfectly followed the turn-around time ( 24-48 hours) and followed the best practice by informing me about her schedule in advance .
Poonam’s kindness and her dedication to work are exemplary. For one of my schools, I was just about to submit the application when I found out that it needed one extra essay about which I didn’t know earlier. It was a shocker for me because I had only 2 days left before the deadline. At that time, Poonam was about to board a flight to go on a one week vacation as per the schedule she had already informed me weeks in advance. Even during that crunch situation, she had sent me the edited essay from the airport because of which I was able to submit the application on time. This speaks a ton about her dedication towards her work and her concern for her students.
I am very thankful to Poonam as I got admitted to my dream school. I had a wonderful journey with her throughout my application process. Apart from essay writing, I have learned many things from her such as punctuality, following the schedule, loving own work etc. I will implement these qualities in my daily life and strive to become a better person.
I recommend Poonam to everyone who is very much willingly to have a bright future and an MBA admission.

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     By Anonymous 1 5
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

Although I had already written most of essays and was confident that they were good, I decided to sign up for a single essay review service so as to double check the quality of my work. I signed up for myEssayReview because it was highly rated at GMAT Club, and because it offered very competitive pricing for a one essay review. After completing the review process with Poonam for this essay, I realized that she helped me to elevate the quality of my essay to an entirely new level! As a result, I decided to sign up to essay review to six schools I applied as well as résumé review. Here is my feedback on my experience of working with Poonam:

Understands you as a person: Poonam was interested in understanding my whole story as an applicant and as a person, though I had initially just signed up for a one essay review. In addition, I could also understand her background and method of working, which helped us to work productively while not losing sight of my goals and characteristics. She provided me valuable advice on my school selection, application strategy, time management, and even résumé improvements, all of which were not part of the scope of my original service hired.

Delivers a Clear Sentence Structure: Poonam demonstrated that my first drafts had stories with unnatural flow, frequently lacking a clear link between the story and the point I was trying to make. Once we identified the point, then we discussed on how each part of the example was supporting the point. This method was vital not only to stay focused on my key messages but also to trim side arguments and reach the tight word limits. Poonam used an effective and elegant word choice - not overly sophisticated vocabulary. As a non-native speaker, I found it so helpful because I wouldn´t be comfortable with words that I would never write on my essays.

Effective Edits: Effective editing/trimming of essays is one of Poonam’s main strengths. I frequently sent her very large essays thinking, there is no way to achieve the allowed word-limit – but she consistently delivered on the word limit! In addition, I found helpful that she offered my choices on what contents to sacrifice or details to omit, so that I was able to consciously evaluate the trade offs and make choices that maintained the essence of my examples.

Results speak for themselves! In the end, I was interviewed to all of the six schools I applied, admitted to four of them (Kellogg, Berkeley-Haas, Yale SOM and UCLA Anderson) and waitlisted at Stanford GSB. Plus, three of them offered me substantial scholarships! Kellogg-70K scholarship (Donald Jacobs scholarship), Yale SOM - 20k scholarship , UCLA Anderson -70k scholarship. Now I’m heading to Kellogg with scholarship! I had never imagined I would be so successful. Without doubt, Poonam has contributed substantially!

Beyond being admitted to my dream school with scholarship, I gained a lot from working with Poonam. I improved my writing and critical thinking abilities, and also had a great time working with Poonam. Thank you Poonam for your guidance.

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     By strongerbetter 0 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I want to start by mentioning that I was not an MBA applicant and I worked with Poonam for help with my essays for applying for an MHA ( the admission says business school but I didn't apply for their MBA). I always thought of myself as a good writer because I usually write a lot, however, I was glad that I had Poonam's services to guide me and edit my work because the essays that I had written on my own before working with Poonam were not even close to as well structured and written as the essays Poonam helped me on. I want to mention that I got the two essay package and Poonam helped edit my statement and scholarship essay for my main program. I was admitted to the program that I wanted and I'm sure the essays were a big factor in determining my admission. Overall, I enjoyed working with her and she was very understanding and more flexible than it says on her website. I was kind of late a few times getting my essays to her but she was always very helpful and on time. She was refreshing and honest compared to many of the other companies that I talked with and not mention affordable. With her help, I wrote an essay with a story that stood out and definitely got into a much better program than I thought I could. I had slightly over a 3.2 but my essays and extracurriculars definitely helped a lot.

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     By vchikyala 0 0
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

When I decided to apply to EMBA programs, only two programs stood out to me: Kellogg EMBA in Evanston and Wharton EMBA in Philadelphia. It was early December and I was hoping to send my application to Wharton and meet their Round 1 deadline , which was at the end of that month. I was obviously in a hurry to make the deadline. Although my academic and professional credentials were decent, my application package was a mess and needed help to create a competitive application.

I reached out to Poonam at MER over a weekend and asked her whether she would be willing to help me with my application. She responded within a day and gave me information on MER's services. I chose the package with 3 essays and resume review. Poonam setup a 1 hr call with me to go over my profile and walked me through the timing constraints and made clear how quickly and efficiently we needed to work to make the deadline.

I sent her my essays, which had good content but lacked an overall narrative and good structure. Poonam reviewed and sent me edits on the first essay within a day. We repeated this with other essays. Overall, it took us 2-3 rounds of drafting and editing to arrive at excellent essays. When it came to my resume, I believed that I had written an excellent resume until Poonam pointed out that the resume appeared to be geared towards a technical job application instead of a business school application. She gave me a list of items that can be found in a good resume and explained which items to highlight. Her feedback helped me create a resume that will serve as a template for any of my applications, school or job, in the future.

With Poonam’s help, I was able to submit my application a week in advance of the Round 1 deadline at Wharton. Her guidance and feedback helped me get the offer of admission from Wharton EMBA program. The essays and resume I developed with her help proved invaluable in my application to Kellogg EMBA.

Poonam’s dedication to her clients and her emphasis on creating an excellent final product are what struck me as the factors that separate her from some of the other consultants. Her prompt responses and her punctuality is something I believe helped me meet my timeline. Overall, I was very pleased with Poonam’s services and would recommend MER to anyone who wants to create a great application to some of the best business schools in the world.

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     By Vardan95 65 45
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

A couple of months ago, I applied to the Master’s in Business Analytics program in the top-15 business schools in the USA. Although I had a relatively high GMAT-score, my work experience and low Grade Point Average were huge obstacles to accomplishing my goal. To foreshadow those minuses and emphasize my strengths, I decided to use the service of admission consultants to create the highest quality application. I was lucky to meet Poonam Tandon of myEssayReview , the person who has helped me get admitted to the University of my Dream and get 16% merit-based scholarship.

What I liked the most about her approach is the fact that she didn’t write anything for me. Instead, I prepared the draft, sent it to her and she edited it and provided her feedback, which included questions she asked to fill the missing links in my story, suggestions/ recommendations she made about adding, and the ideas she wanted me to take into consideration. Using this approach, she not only taught me how to connect the dots in my story but also helped me clearly articulate my goals and highlight my strengths. I was glad that my essays were in my individual voice and my unique writing style.

I also want to mention the professionalism and devotion of Poonam. Every single edit and feedback she gave to me had the highest quality. In addition, after we agreed on the timeline of the draft/edit, she diligently stuck to that timeline and reverted within 24-48 hours. She not only gave me excellent guidance on my essays, but she also asked me about the feedback on her work.

It has been a pleasure for me to work with such a professional and kindhearted person. I am accepted into my dream school with 10 000$ merit scholarship. I am very grateful to have Poonam as my consultant. I will recommend her to all my friends.

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     By nn2015 3 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

1. Your reason to sign up for MER
The review was excellent. I am happy that I went with Poonam.

2. Your take on 1 hour skype session

The experience was excellent. She helped me to look back and identify the strong points that changed my essay drastically. Thank you Poonam for all the help!

3. Your feedback on help with essays

I got the acceptance from both McCombs and Rice, and I went ahead with McCombs. Thank you so much for helping me with the entire application process. I do not think I would have got the admission if I would have worked alone on my application. You played a major role. Thank you!

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     By pitroncoso 31 11
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I totally recommend working with Poonam Tandon (myEssayReview). Though I first reached out only 72 hours before the deadline for the two essays and resume of one of my applications, she was 100% commited and helped me deliver great results.

My decision to work with Poonam was based on her uniquely strong background. She is a PhD in English Literature, who loves writing, and with proven track record reviewing successful essays and resumes for top-ranked business schools.

We communicated by skype and email, and I always received timely and clear answers that guided me to write more efficiently and effectively. Poonam and I discussed my personal and professional background and then she made sharp suggestions of the strongest topics to address the essay questions. As a result, I confidently chose my topics and focused on developing them. Also, Poonam gave me clear directions about format and structure, along with guidelines to ‘unleash’ my stories in a more compelling and thorough way. Finally, she edited my essays to trim them to the word limits and corrected grammatical mistakes. One of the most challenging essays we worked on was the cover letter for MIT, with only 250 words.
Poonam also helped me build a strong resume. First, she provided me with a format that made me gain more space to focus on professional accomplishments. Then, she helped me strengthen every bullet point by choosing appropriate action verbs and focus on the outcomes. Finally, with the structure she suggested, I was able to better highlight other areas such as academic accomplishments and personal interests, making a well-rounded resume.

We worked fast, with turn-arounds in less than 24 hours, so despite time constraints, we built strong essays and resume well before each deadline. I would like to mention here that New Year’s Eve was right in the middle of that short period of 72 hours before Ross deadline. I couldn’t be more grateful to Poonam as she agreed to provide her strong support and advice and turned-around much faster than me. Also, I liked that she didn’t charge extra for rush service.

Overall, it was a pleasure to work with Poonam, She not only provided me with the best possible technical advice, but she also helped me boost my confidence at a point of weakness and tiredness. I had high expectations and the results were far better than expected.

Finally, I got admitted to Ross with full scholarship. I would recommend the services of Poonam to everyone.

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Accepted in NYU EMBA
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     By cdinakar 0 0
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I am accepted into EMBA program of NYU Stern. Thanks, Poonam for your invaluable guidance.
I am a technical person and storytelling is not my strong suit. I was looking for someone to help me tell my story for my application for Executive MBA program of NYU. I reviewed some of samples on myEssayReview website about essay writing and usual mistakes made by students. I was impressed and requested Poonam for free consultation. After a brief call with Poonam, I felt confident in partnering with her for my application. I signed up for 1 school package, and we started working.

Poonam reviewed my résumé and first drafts of essays and scheduled one hour brainstorming session which was very productive. She asked pointed questions to thoroughly understand my background, career progression, skills, accomplishments, career goals and reasons to apply to NYU. Based on my responses, she made necessary modifications and provided her recommendation for further improvements.

Poonam’s assistance and huge support throughout my application helped me find my voice and tell my story convincingly that the Ad Com liked. I must say Poonam’s valuable guidance as well as her excellent editing skills was the primary reason for my acceptance to the EMBA program of NYU Stern. I am very happy with her services and will recommend her to the prospective applicants to executive MBA programs.

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     By jitendramech 3 0
This review is for: myEssayReview Essay Review
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

After initial profile evaluation and a brief phone call with Poonam, I
chose to sign up for myEssayReview services for help with my essays for
MBA @UNC. After initial review of all my essays, she scheduled a one
hour skype session wherein she provided me great advice on the process
and organization of content with some pointers on value add information.
Throughout the process, she demonstrated great understanding of my
situation and storyline as well as ability to compare stories for different
essays and provided feedback on the best one for the application purpose.
She provided detailed answers to my queries with reasoning behind her
feedback. With the result, all my stories were well organized and had
great flow from one idea to another that highlighted my personal and
professional strengths in the best possible manner.
Her response time was great. In most cases, it was within 24 hours. She
always keeps in mind the application deadline and worked backward to
complete the application components.
Over all, it was a great experience. I am delighted to say that I am
admitted to the program with $20000 tuition fellowship and $7000 travel
fellowship (towards completing global immersion experience
requirement as a part of this program). Surely, I will recommend the
MER services if I come across someone needing help with application.

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     By bunnyb 6 100
Consultant: Poonam Tandon

I had little confidence in writing essays and overall things that might be required in the MBA application, including resume and short questions, so I needed a second hand. I requested Poonam of myEssayReview for a free consultation. I was able to understand her style of working and felt connected to coordinate with her easily.
After initial reviews, we had one-hour brainstorming session wherein I got feedback for improvements and an overall picture of approaching an essay. Poonam’s suggestions helped me understand what story can make sense and what can be omitted. Somewhat I had expected more to gain from that meeting but it was still helpful. I used these suggestions and my stories improved. Poonam’s suggestions improved the way I structured essay. For instance, she introduced me to STAR framework which beautified the essays. Also, I was amazed by her ability to bring down the word limit in the essays to present the same content in an even better and concise way.
Although my final essay that I submitted for the 1 school package, Kellogg, was a lot different than what was finalized with Poonam, due to a lot of suggestions that I got from the current students, It was great working with, Poonam. The only thing I feel is the services were overpriced.

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