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Aringo is awesome!
May 01 | 2012
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
     By avivdc 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services

I worked with Aringo for my applications for the class of 2014.

I heard good things about Aringo from some colleagues and friends of mine so I decided to give them a shot and contacted them via their website Aringo.com

After a few hours tops, this lovely lady contacted me and explained the entire process and the different products they were offering. I compared their services with two other companies and it was clear their value was the best. Yes, it wasn't cheap, but the other companies weren't cheap too, and I knew there was no point of saving a few dollars and risk getting in my dream school with a company that wasn't as good. After bargaining with them a bit (yes, you can, and it's worth it) they gave me a great price, and I was pretty sure I would pick them, but first I wanted to be sure the consultant they offered me was a good fit for me. Aringo was happy to set me a Skype conversation with Yigal. We spoke for about an hour and I had no more doubt, he was amazing! You could tell he is not another MBA consultant that just finished his MBA, but a true expert in MBA applications that was doing it for a profession for many years.

I was in a very tight schedule since we were already in July and I wanted to send five applications by round 1. Yigal helped me build a schedule for the entire application process and almost every time I sent him my essays, he replied within 24 hours, but in no circumstance more than 2 days. Eventually I was able to finish everything in time and it was in the highest standard.

Not only did I get into my dream school, I also got a scholarship worth more than 25,000 dollars, and my GMAT is below 700! Aringo is true to their word, they surely can get you into top schools with GMAT lower than 720, I am just one example for that.

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Review for Aringo
May 03 | 2012
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
     By catsloverSingapore 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Lainie Cogan

I worked with Aringo for Round 2 for 2012 intake. I got admitted to INSEAD and waitlisted by Wharton and Stanford.
General review for Aringo:
Aringo is very structured. I had my main consultant to work with me for my essays and had a specialist to run a test drive for INSEAD. Also, they have a round table discussion on my career goal essay to help me to validate the details as it is not a typical post-MBA career goal.
One thing I especially like Aringo is that they are very flexible and respect my choices. Unlike other consulting companies I contacted, who tried very hard to convince me to sign up or even only offered the full school package, Aringo allowed me to sign up for 3, 7 or 10 hours package to have some experience first before deciding on further investment. I think it is great.
Comments on my consultant:
My consultant Lainie is a very experienced consultant, she knows what the questions are really asking for and she is very professional and effective with essay editing as well. She finished editing all my INSEAD essays for 4-5 rounds within 15 work hours and additional 3 to 5 hours for subsequent schools. The total cost for three schools was even less than the comprehensive package for 1 school.
In addition, she was very responsive to my emails and she usually replied within 24 hours. If she needed more time on editing my essays, she would tell me the expected date of retuning my essays. The maximum I waited was 3 working days. This way also helped me to plan my own time for other essays as well.
My personal view of selecting MBA consultant is that: I am still taking the main responsibility for my essays and my consultant is there to help me with the grammars, structures and make sure I answer to the question. My consultant Lainie never wrote a single sentence for me. When she found my sentences or expressions were not appropriate, she asked me questions to clarify. I used to write long sentences and explain simple thing in a complicated way. When Lainie helped me to reduce the words, she used my own words and structure to summarize. Besides, when she found me did not reflect enough or did not answer to the question, she asked me questions that inspired me to think more. She NEVER wrote any learning or reflections based on my stories. I believe it is very important to keep my own voice, my own view and my own style.
I had a great fun working with Lainie and also improved my essay writing skills as well.

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Strongly recommend Aringo
April 27 | 2015
     By Anonymous 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Hadas

I teamed up with Hadas, my Aringo consultant in Oct, leaving less than three months for preparation of my CV, essays and recommendations. She is a very critical, collaborative and encouraging person to work with. After closely working with her for three months, not only my application package was greatly improved, I also learnt so much from her about networking, teamwork and also language.

Networking
Being a very experienced consultant, Hadas advised me to reach out more current students and alumni to chat about the school and the program from the beginning of my application process. She was also kind enough to connect me with several of her personal friends who graduated from my target schools so that I could have a more comfortable start of the process. I later found that taking initiatives in the networking was a very crucial step, because it allowed me to know a lot of smart and approachable people and also gain great insight of the program that no one could find out merely through researching the school’s webpage. Without Hadas’ effort to emphasize on the networking, I may be satisfied with going to the information sessions as most of my peer applicants did and may fail to show the AO my strong commitment and in-depth understanding of the program in my essays and later in my interviews.

Teamwork on the content
Working with an Aringo consultant does not mean you will have someone to write the essays for you, but better – you will have fresh and critical eye on YOUR story and you will get a chance to present YOURSELF in the best way you could imagine. When I started my first few drafts of the essays, Hadas reverted to me with kinds of comments on the content. She was really open to me if she found my content was not strong enough and she also contributed through what she called “fishing for ideas”, which means she asked questions like “Could you quantify the business impact of project success”, “Could you elaborate why this was difficult to achieve for your team” and etc. Our discussions helped me to think deeper about every example I gave in the essays so that I could presented my key strengths within the few hundred words limit and made my essay easier to understand by someone who is not in my industry.

Editing on the language
Hadas gave me a great hand in the essay editing. She was really efficient as she always reverted in 2 days for my drafts. She helped me to cut my draft within the word limit while preserved and enhanced the important examples, experience and learning point in my essays.

Preparing for the application package while still having a full time job could be tough and sometimes frustrated, especially when I spent a whole weekend drafting the essays but Hadas reverted with so many comments a few days later. However it didn’t take me long to really appreciate the partnership with Hadas, because she was so committed to increase my chance of admission and she had a lot of expertise to help me. Moreover, she always encouraged me when I felt frustrated for my progress and cheered for me when I completed a final draft that both of us satisfied and when I got an interview invitation or an offer in the later stage of the application. Looking back, I felt I was so lucky to have engaged Aringo and met Hadas in my application; I would probably not achieve a top-10 business school if I didn’t have the experts stand by me.

Last but not least, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Chaya for introducing the Aringo services to me and matching me with my great consultant, also thank Gilad for making the whole billing and payment process so easy.

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Columbia 2015
December 09 | 2014
     By Anonymous 2 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Lainie Cogan

Summing up the whole process, I feel it played out in the best possible way - quick, without deliberations, and with acceptance to the school that fits me most and that after cleaning the "noise" from ratings and outside influence, is also the school I truly most wanted. I am very very happy to be starting at Columbia in the summer.
I'll take the opportunity to thank you again. It really was a pleasure working with you on the application. I feel that instead of going through a grueling process, it was actually a pleasant experience through which I learned a lot, improved myself and focused on my future - and this is much in thanks to you. You really helped me to tell my story and focus my own aspirations in a way that brought me to the best possible place for me, and will have a positive influence on my life beyond the MBA.
When I began talking with my brother about preparing for the application process, he didn't hesitate for even a second when he recommended I work with you. I promise to give the same whole-hearted recommendation to anyone who asks me about the best way to prepare an MBA application.

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     By venice504 2 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services

I'd like to take the time now and say thanks to Aringo! The services you provide are indispensable, and I think, like I'm sure that many of your clients do, that I couldn't have been admitted to INSEAD without you.
Further, I would like to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to Danielle Marom. She 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 can imagine!
One point that is, to my mind, the most important one about Danielle is her commitment. 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'd expect from a consultant. I hope for you that all of Aringo's consultants have Danielle's commitment and attention to their applicants.

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Happy client here!
September 18 | 2014
     By jazz41 1 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - got into all

This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services

I turned to Aringo late in my MBA application process and was assigned to work with Danielle. I had already decided on the schools, did a lot of research and had a broad idea about my application strategy.
I was very impressed by several things:
- the insightful first talk with Danielle going through my options;
- I was happy about the flexibility that Aringo showed in adjusting to my needs: I wanted to do the heavy-lifting but needed some advice on strategy: topic choice for essays, planning, spins. I also had a limited budget and wanted to cover everything I mentioned with it.
- process wise: I found your example essays on your website very helpful in getting an idea about the direction in which I could go with my application (and you have so many, compared to other companies, congratulations for that!); I also liked the small rigorousness details in working with Danielle, like she confirmed receiving my emails and told me when she would come back with advice - it made the next steps predictable.
- I was very happy about the support that Danielle provided me. She’s obviously familiar with the MBA Admission’s perspective on recruitment and she put it to use when advising me; She was quick in seeing my strengths and weaknesses and worked with me to highlight the former and manage the later; She was very skilled in showing her commitment to my success: she reviewing my application essays from different perspectives, asking for opinions from her colleagues on some aspects about which we both had doubts; I also welcomed her pro-activeness: she reached out to me several times reminding me of the next steps. I really appreciated that she adapted
her approach to stick to my budget: toward the end of my application but with still some work ahead, she focused on the big picture and advised me on the key issues I would need to address in my essays and in the rest of the application. Last but not least, she was encouraging, supportive and very generous in her feedback in a manner which helped me tremendously to overcome the rough moments of discouragement.
Overall, a very happy client here!

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Great service!
August 12 | 2014
     By striker108 1 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - got into all

This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Prasanth

My appreciation is for the entire Aringo staff and especially for my amazing consultant Prasanth. I wanted to thank you for helping me out with my MBA applications.
The feedback that I got from my Prasanth was extremely constructive and helpful. I could definitely see the level of my application increase post working with the Aringo Team. This has also helped me get interview calls from some great schools. In all, I am extremely satisfied with how my applications have been turned out to be, I'm happy I chose Aringo and would recommend them to any MBA candidate who is looking for admission consultants service.

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From Aringo to HBS!
July 24 | 2014
     By delta3 3 1
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Lainie Cogan

I contacted Aringo to work on my applications for 2014 (class of 2016). I really enjoyed the personal treatment I got from everyone at Aringo, from the CEO, my consultant and the operations team. Right from the first contact you make they give you professional advice about how to proceed at every stage. After the initial orientation you get assigned to a specific consultant and begin the process of writing your application. My consultant was excellent and gave me very valuable advice and answers along the way, which resulted in my admission to HBS MBA! I'm grateful for the great experience I've gone through with Aringo and would recommend them to anyone who asks.

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Going to Fuqua!!
June 29 | 2014
     By volume 1 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: ARINGO Hourly Services
Consultant: Asher Kirshenbaum

I've just got accepted by Duke Fuqua for the MBA program for next year!
I wanted to thank you for all your help throughout the process, with my essays, Resume and general feedback. It was very useful and it helped me a lot in preparing a good application. I have enjoyed working with you greatly. I also wanted to thank you for all the help you provided during the interview prep. I immensely enjoyed our sessions and they not only helped me with my responses but also provided me with the confidence to do well. I could not have done it without you.

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     By Anonymous 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: ARINGO School Packages
Consultant: Ann Chao

I got into two out of four schools I applied. From start to finish, Aringo consulting service was really helpful through my application process. Without Aringo I don't think I can get to this far. My consultant especially, helped me discover my own strengths and personalities in the application, and offer useful opinions and views on the application essays. In addition, Aringo cares and interests in its client.
I highly recommend the Aringo consulting service and Ann to anyone who is looking for help on their application essays. The combination of hourly package and complete school package is a great deal to purchase.

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