Accepted into LBS's MiF Program. Thanks, Poonam!
I signed up for myEssayReview because I felt confident working with the CEO of the company, who has vast experience in the field. In our initial email communication, Poonam told me that ten days were not enough to create two essays, I liked her honesty and understood that she was not only about money. Some other consultants I talked to told me that it would take five hours. Communicating with her via email gave me the confidence to trust her with my application. I signed up for her services without talking to her.
I found the Zoom meeting valuable to present my profile and look for the possible routes we could take to achieve outstanding essays. Moreover, I felt she really cared to know the person well and understand his/her abilities to use them in the essays. I am grateful for her help in enhancing my CV and adding value to my essays by not keeping apart essential events in my life.
I really appreciate the effort and commitment she made during the process. Mainly, I would like to thank her for helping me understand that the essays were more about my life's special details and not a general idea with general statements that I was putting in my initial drafts. She took her time to understand my profile and use the best characteristics of my non-professional life to boost the content of the essays.
Organizing the essays was the principal differentiator of working with her. When she gave me the pointers for essays, I found it very easy to write them, especially for the second one. Moreover, the edits were instrumental in making the story more compelling. As a non-native speaker, I felt her reviews were undoubtedly essential for the correct grammar of the essays. She improved the way I connect sentences and paragraphs, making the essays flow better. She answered all my questions very clearly and gave me additional insights to brainstorm and rearrange my ideas.
Poonam’s turnaround is another critical differentiator of her services, and I think she can publicize it more. Despite having plenty of time to complete my essays, it was important to have a quick response from her and know that she did not rush to accomplish the timeline we agreed at the beginning.
Overall, I am very pleased to have worked with Poonam. Her work has exceeded my expectations and made me gain the confidence I needed when I first started looking for guidance. Poonam definitely gave me invaluable help through all the process.
I will definitely recommend Poonam to any students and even hire her again if I decided to continue with further studies in the future.
I signed up for myEssayReview because I felt confident working with the CEO of the company, who has vast experience in the field. In our initial email communication, Poonam told me that ten days were not enough to create two......Nicolas- 2020 applicant admitted to MiF program of LBS
Accepted into Haas and Kellogg Part-Time Programs. Thanks to Poonam of MER!
I worked with Poonam during winter 2020 on three applications, so far I have gotten into two of those schools (Haas and Kellogg) for MBA and awaiting results from Booth. Poonam was insightful, encouraging, and disciplined in her approach towards bringing out the authenticity and originality in my story within set deadlines. A master of her craft, she was uncompromising on the quality of output and I would gladly recommend her to any prospective MBA student aiming at the world's top schools. Thank you, Poonam, you're AWESOME!
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I was introduced to MER by a friend who had recommended Poonam as he had hired Poonam to get into Haas in past.
Intro: We had an hour of introductory chat detailing my purpose, the profile, reasoning for choosing schools and by the end, I decided to hire Poonam for a 3 school package.
Essays: Poonam asked me to write about the 'why' behind my dreams and she sieved out the purpose from my life stories to knit together a compelling narrative. I was surprised that how she approached solving problems in a structured manner while adhering to strict timelines, holding me accountable, and setting examples of good quality work through action.
Poonam pushed me when it was required and let me write things I felt were more "me." We had disagreements too but in the end, they led to constructive work which in the end only helped me bring out a polished application.
Resume: We went through 1-2 rounds of resume review improving on the overly-engineering descriptions of my experience.
Interview prep: A round of mock interview session, followed by written and verbal feedback. This helped iron out a few issues that I was overlooking. Very helpful in the end calming my nerves.
Follow-up: Poonam followed up about my applications after their submissions and also helped me write scholarship application essays.
I don't do the recommendation things in writing for any service ever, but getting into Kellogg and Haas was my dream and I feel that others could benefit from my story.
Thank you, MER and Poonam!
I worked with Poonam during winter 2020 on three applications, so far I have gotten into two of those schools (Haas and Kellogg) for MBA and awaiting results from Booth. Poonam was insightful, encouraging, and disciplined in her approach towards......Ajit Narwal- 2020 applicant, accepted into Haas and Kellogg
Accepted into Kellogg EMBA Program. Thank you, Poonam!
I heard about MER services through e-Gmat. Browsing through the website, reading, and hearing client testimonials increased my interest in MER services. I felt the free consultation was helpful for both me and Poonam. It was important for Poonam to understand my profile, goals, and gauge how she felt my candidacy was. At the same time, it was important for me to understand how the process works and establish timelines to stay focused. One thing I liked during our 1st consultation that Poonam was very clear and straight about her concern with the amount of experience I had and what the programs might be looking for. I really appreciate how honest she was.
With the package, I signed up for Poonam was supposed to schedule only one 1-hour session, but since we couldn’t finish reviewing all the essays under 1 hour, she was flexible and kind enough to schedule an additional session. I liked the way she was prompt, patient in understanding each story/content in the essays, making notes, providing suggestions, and most importantly not rushing through the time. This shows her dedication towards the client.
MIT required 3 essays in addition to the Statement of Purpose. We started off with a total of 5 essays and after detailed counseling sessions, we discussed which essays would be the best fit and how we would want to position them. Again, I think the key part was understanding my profile and stories clearly and determining the best fit which Poonam has done in an excellent manner. She is a dedicated individual. I remember I was having a bit of struggle with the SOP, but Poonam’s constant moral support helped a lot. I really liked the final version of SOP and comparing it to my 1 st draft, it was improved tremendously. Without Poonam’s support, it would not have been possible.
I liked the STAR approach for essays and the methodology for keeping track of changes/edits in the word document. Also, including comments helped me understand the conversation get additional context. My initial draft of my resume was mostly technical since I have a technical background. Removing the technical terms and focusing more on projects and accomplishments was important to turn it into a Business School Resume, and Poonam helped me think in that direction. In fact, I plan to stick with this approach going forward.
Also, the LOR guidance she gave helped provide direction for my recommenders. Apart from general essay questions, I had some outstanding questions during my school application and Poonam quickly responded to them without any hesitation. Poonam was very prompt with her reverts and adhered to the 24-48 hours turnaround timeline we agreed to. In fact, due to my work schedule, I didn’t meet those expectations sometimes, but she understood and was flexible to adjust accordingly.
Poonam is a great individual to work with, and I would happily recommend her to future applications. Spending time understanding the profile thoroughly, being flexible, patient, determined, and most importantly the constant moral support are some of the qualities for which I would recommend her. She turns the essays into natural storytelling making them easier to understand for audiences.
I interviewed with MIT and am accepted into the Kellogg EMBA program. Thank you, Poonam, for your continued support!
I heard about MER services through e-Gmat. Browsing through the website, reading, and hearing client testimonials increased my interest in MER services. I felt the free consultation was helpful for both me and Poonam. It was important for Poonam to......Deepa Kasineni- 2020 applicant, accepted into Kellogg's EMBA Program
Admitted into Cornell EMBA
While I was looking for guidance to put my experience and story in the best format in front of the business school, I came across Poonam through a lot of research, reading reviews, etc. The one thing I liked about her services is the fact that the end essay will be a true reflection of yourself and has your ideas and writing style. I was completely convinced about her style of working in our initial free consultation call and signed up for her services. I chose the comprehensive package, which included the mock-interview as well.
I had my essays a few pages long and had to be condensed into 400 words, which seemed daunting. After our initial conversation, she took the time to review the essays, and in our initial skype, call we discussed my profile and experience and how to highlight my background and refine the essays. The one-hour session was very comprehensive, where Poonam helped me identify my strengths. She gave me the framework and alternatives to cut down unnecessary words to meet the word limit without compromising on any content and impact. I was thrilled with how the final versions of the essays turned out. When it came to my resume, I believed I had written an excellent resume until Poonam pointed out the missing elements in it and how technical it looked. Her feedback helped me create a compelling resume that will help me with any applications, job, or school in the future.
I had only 4 weeks to the deadline, and the whole process with Poonam in refining my resume and two essays took less than 3 weeks. She is extremely professional, and her turn- around time was always less than 48 hours. With Poonam's help, I was able to submit my application a week in advance.
I was applying to only one school and did not want to leave anything to chance. So I sought Poonam's help for the interview process as well. Her advice and feedback helped me present my candidature very effectively. I felt extremely confident in introducing myself to the panel.
Overall, it was a great experience. I am delighted to say that I am admitted to the EMBA Program at Cornell. I must say Poonam's valuable guidance, as well as her excellent editing skills, was the primary reason for my acceptance to the EMBA.
I will surely recommend Poonam's MER services to anyone needing help with the MBA application.
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While I was looking for guidance to put my experience and story in the best format in front of the business school, I came across Poonam through a lot of research, reading reviews, etc. The one thing I liked about......Pradeep Sandilya- 2019; Accepted into Cornell Johnson's EMBA Program
Admitted into Duke Fuqua weekend MBA
I was looking for help with my resume review and essay review. When I browsed through My Essay Review (MER) site, I really liked Poonam's essay samples for various executive MBA programs. The feedback provided by her clients on various websites was also quite impressive. Encouraged by these reviews, I decided to give My Essay Review a shot by signing up for a free introductory call.
My first call with Poonam was an introductory call where she tried to learn about my profile. What really struck me was her enthusiasm and positive attitude for my success. She was extremely transparent about turnaround times and did not try to "over promise" her services. Even before I signed up as her client, Poonam offered a few suggestions on my resume. I liked Poonam's candid approach and signed up for the essay review and resume review services.
There are several things that I really appreciated about MER services. First and foremost, Poonam's process was very methodical. Every time we met for a phone discussion, both of us were on the same page regarding the goals for the meeting and turnaround times. This really helped in planning my application submission tasks as I was juggling a lot of things.
Secondly, Poonam has a knack for storytelling. Her discovery process for unearthing "aha" moments were spot on and very convincing. She asked the right questions to uncover hero stories from my professional and non-profit experience. The storytelling technique was useful to further refine my resume and essays so that my unique marketing handle stood out as a candidate. Very very important for a successful MBA application.
Lastly, throughout the process, I knew that Poonam cared about my success. She was very empathetic, encouraging yet candid. In my opinion, a very important but challenging set of qualities a consultant must possess.
When I completed my essays and resume, I felt very confident about my chances. I also enjoyed the process and learned a few strategies regarding the "Storytelling" process.
Overall, I am very satisfied with My Essay Review and recommend My Essay Review's services for anyone looking to embellish their essays or resume and get their true story out in the best possible manner!
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I was looking for help with my resume review and essay review. When I browsed through My Essay Review (MER) site, I really liked Poonam's essay samples for various executive MBA programs. The feedback provided by her clients on various......Raja- 2019 applicant, accepted into Duke weekend MBA
"Accepted into Chicago Booth’s EMBA program. Thanks, Poonam"
I needed help with organizing my ideas into a story with which I can make an impression in the Adcom’s mind. MER did exactly that 1-hour skype session was helpful to discuss my resume and essay questions and how to highlight my background and experience in those essays that would help me stand out from the crowd. Poonam highlighted my areas that stood out and it helped me focus my thoughts on those aspects while writing the essays. Poonam helped me highlight my strengths in my essays and get all my thoughts in a proper storytelling format that would paint a picture in the reader’s mind while reading the essays. Thanks, Poonam!!
The resume review was very detailed, and I enjoyed how Poonam changed my career jargon terms in the resume to a lay man’s language. Her editing skills are absolutely awesome!! Throughout the process, she very promptly answered any queries/ questions I had. Also, the turnarounds were very quick. Because of the pace of turnaround times, I literally completed my whole application in less than 10 days from scratch with a number of edits. I am happy to say that I am admitted to Chicago Booth’s Executive MBA program. Thanks, Poonam.
It was great working with Poonam, and I would recommend Poonam’s services for anyone hoping to get help with the MBA application package.
I needed help with organizing my ideas into a story with which I can make an impression in the Adcom’s mind. MER did exactly that 1-hour skype session was helpful to discuss my resume and essay questions and how to......George -2018 applicant- accepted into Booth EMBA program
“Accepted in NYU EMBA”
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.
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......Dinakar- 2017 applicant, accepted into EMBA program of NYU
“Accepted into Wharton and Kellogg EMBA, Thanks to My Essay Review (MER) and Poonam”
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.
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......Vikram - 2017 applicant- accepted into EMBA program of Kellogg and Wharton
“Great insights!! Helped shape my story. (Wharton and Haas EMBA Admits!!)”
I decided to sign up with myessayreview after reading the great reviews on gmatclub. I needed someone to work with me on an aggressive schedule (I needed 6 essays in about 2weeks) and shape my stories. I setup a quick chat to understand how she worked and was impressed with her diligence and attention to detail. She took the time to understand my profile and the programs I was applying to. She also did not overcommit to work on all 6 essays and emphasized on providing the time needed for each essay and my commitment on the turnaround. Given the timeline I decided to take up the 3essay package.
Poonam had reviewed my resume and essays before the 1hr Skype call and we had a great discussion on my profile and what aspects of the applications needed to be highlighted. We setup a framework for the essays and setup a timeline for the draft reviews. Although I wasn't signed up for a resume review, Poonam provided some valuable edits to it as well.
Poonam helped me work on the structure and the messaging in each of the essays and had valuable inputs on them. I was also impressed with her turnaround time with her feedback. Her language skill are exemplary, and she managed to magically fit every essay exactly into the word limit without compromising any content or impact. I was thrilled with how the final versions of the essays turned out and was happy I chose to work with her. I would recommend Poonam to anyone looking to get the best versions of their applications out there.
I decided to sign up with myessayreview after reading the great reviews on gmatclub. I needed someone to work with me on an aggressive schedule (I needed 6 essays in about 2weeks) and shape my stories. I setup a quick......Hrishikesh – 2018 applicant- accepted into EMBA program of Wharton and Haas
“A person genuinely interested in you and your essay...”
I got accepted into USC's Leventhal MAcc program. I believe my essay played a significant role in getting my foot in the door.
GMATclub has been one of the major sources that I used to prepare for the GMAT. Since GMATclub seemed credible to me, I decided to rely on their ratings and reviews for myEssayReview.
Once I paid for my essay review package, I was given a 1-hour skype session where Poonam would go over my essay and ask questions. This session allowed her to get to know me. She also suggested what to include and not to include in the essay in terms of content.
From what I saw and experienced, Poonam knows how to create a compelling story. She knows how to arrange the details in my draft in a way that would enliven the story and flow nicely.
The grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure are all covered. She would find the best alternative to cut down excessive words to meet the page limit or word count while still maintaining the story's essence.
Overall, I would recommend anyone applying for a grad school check her out at http://myessayreview.com/
The price is reasonable, and the turnaround time is 48 hours (she expects you to do the same).
She also tries to answer all your inquiries to the best of her abilities through email.
I got accepted into USC's Leventhal MAcc program. I believe my essay played a significant role in getting my foot in the door. GMATclub has been one of the major sources that I used to prepare for the GMAT. Since......John Oh- 2018 applicant- admitted to Master of Accounting Program at USC