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January 08, 2016
arshad88

Joined: Jul 19, 2014

Posts: 64

Kudos: 19

Self-reported Score:
700 Q47 V39
750 Q49 V42

Aringo A la carte- A good deal for people who are almost there.

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Product ARINGO Hourly Services

Consultant Joy Pincus

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.

Pros:
Well organized.
Excellent time-keeping.
Value for Money.
Access to many additional resources like, documents, samples, essays, deadlines etc.
3rd person review of essays and online forms for free.

Cons:
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.

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May 28, 2016
Aringo

Hi Syed,
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

January 08, 2016
arshad88

Joined: Jul 19, 2014

Posts: 64

Kudos: 19

Self-reported Score:
700 Q47 V39
750 Q49 V42

A top 5 program disguised as a Top 10

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This review is for UCLA Anderson

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2017

Experience during the program

My dilemma at this time in 2015 was to choose between Anderson, Oxford-Said, UNC, HEC, Olin and a waitlist at Booth. My unbiased review is from the POV of a 1st year who is bang in the middle of peak recruiting for internship 2016. Ultimately, I chose Anderson and I'm glad I did, and here's why:

Brand:
I've been pleasantly surprised by the strong brand recognition Anderson commands on the west coast. Everywhere i've been, from San Fran to Seattle, people in recruiting circles highly value the Anderson Brand name.

Career Services:
I've friends who've went to Ross, Booth and Stern. I wouldn't be saying one is better than the other but I can categorically say that Anderson's career management center (Parker) ticks every box that the top 5 schools do and many more. The sheer amount of services they provide and the support for summer recruitment I've seen is something to behold. In fact we have a 100% summer employment rate and that is in no small part due to Parker.

Curriculum/Acads:
Anderson operates on a quarter system, which could seem challenging at first, especially if you're an international and are recruiting for Consulting or IB. The grade curve is as you'd expect, but the curriculum and professors are top-notch.

Social/Cultural insights:
"Share Success" is the motto here and I've to admit Anderson is an extremely tight knit community. One of my professors in the Ops class mentioned that the biggest challenge he faces with Anderson students is to get them to disagree with each other in class. We watch out for each other and that's something you won't find at most top 10 B schools.


Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Location
Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Tech
Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking


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