SUCCESS STORIES

"Got into Tuck. Thank you so much for your support!"

I signed up for the MER for Poonam’s great reviews and extremely helpful demeanor. The one -hour counseling session that she provides is just excellent and extremely helpful. Poonam was very good in understanding my profile and helped position my stories in the best possible way. She was probably most helpful in organizing the details and helped me envision how the structure would come along. She has excellent editing skills. While working with her, I had tons of questions throughout the process and she was very prompt in providing prompt and precise answers. The turnaround time was always within 48 hours as stipulated on her website. I had an absolutely wonderful time working with her; she provided me with encouragement and structure. Thank you, Poonam, for helping and supporting me.

Got into Tuck I'm so happy :). Thank you so much for helping and supporting me.

I would (and have), without any doubt, give her reference to my friends and others.

I signed up for the MER for Poonam’s great reviews and extremely helpful demeanor. The one -hour counseling session that she provides is just excellent and extremely helpful. Poonam was very good in understanding my profile and helped position my......

- Aarti- 2018 applicant- accepted into Tuck full time MBA program
"Accepted into McCombs-Thanks Poonam for your guidance"

I read some of the sample essays, resume which Poonam had helped students write and really liked the authenticity and structure of the essays. I wanted to work on my essays for Texas McCombs which had unique essay topics and thus Poonam was the perfect choice. To start with Poonam plans a skype call for one-hour to understand the applicant. This turned into a 2-hour session because of our detailed discussion on every point in the resume and draft essays. Poonam provided detailed inputs and a great feedback. She asked questions to pull out information which made me think of ideas I had not thought of before. She answered all my questions effectively. With this session, she understood my background both personal and professional asking questions about my family, hobbies, goals etc. We were able to come up with relevant and interesting stories for each essay.
Poonam is truly amazing when it comes to organizing ideas and making the story flow in a logical narrative. She did that for essays of both my schools. Again, she is able to rephrase sentences, choose more effective words which helps in bringing the essay to the allowed limit. She also makes you think of ways to do that by putting in comments and suggestions. She answered all my questions at every point and covered everything.

She is a stickler of timelines and makes sure to respond in 24-48 hours. She is very organized, and the entire process is very smooth. She kept me informed, well in advance, about her planned leaves.

My experience of working with Poonam was the best. I could not have asked for anything more. She is a very warm and organized person. She gives great inputs and helped me become a better writer. She encourages you to make your essays and resume more powerful. She put in a lot of effort into editing each component of my application. I would definitely recommend Poonam to all prospective application.

Just to add, my mom also read all the essays, resume, and LORs. She really liked all of it too, and she commented that I've evolved into a better writer through the process of working with you.

Thank you, Poonam. I got selected in McCombs with 30K scholarship. This could not have been possible without your help and inputs!!!!

I read some of the sample essays, resume which Poonam had helped students write and really liked the authenticity and structure of the essays. I wanted to work on my essays for Texas McCombs which had unique essay topics and......

- Ruchika- 2018 applicant- accepted into McCombs full time MBA program with 30K scholarship
"Excellent Experience- Got into BYU"

It was great working with Poonam! I was on a very tight deadline and she was able to accommodate. We set a schedule and stuck to it in order to meet the deadline. She took a sincere interest in my application and wanted the best outcome for me. She gave great ideas on how to improve my essays. I think her biggest strength is being able to link the essays together so that they are consistent with the story of the applicant. She is very detail oriented and knows what the schools like to see. I would work with her again in a heartbeat and recommend her to anyone looking for essay reviews.

It was great working with Poonam! I was on a very tight deadline and she was able to accommodate. We set a schedule and stuck to it in order to meet the deadline. She took a sincere interest in my......

-Ryan Harris-2018 applicant- accepted into BYU
"Accepted to MBA at CMU with 30% scholarship despite the tight deadline. Thanks, Poonam!"

I started my application late and there was only about 3 weeks left before the first school's deadline. Poonam accepted my request although it was a very busy time for her. Throughout the 5 weeks that we worked on 3 schools’ applications, Poonam always delivered her edits within the promised time.

Since the first video consulting session, she gave me a lot of recommendations on how to improve my resume. She paid attention to details and provide helpful suggestions to make my resume look less technical. Her questionnaires helped me to brainstorm all my past achievements and goals that later greatly helped me when I wrote essays.

Due to the very tight deadline, we didn’t have much time to discuss the content of the essays before I wrote the first drafts. However, Poonam did a wonderful job in organizing the essays and cutting unnecessary words or sentences to fit my essays within the word count. When some points were not clear, she would ask questions and helped me to better convey my thoughts.

I highly recommend Poonam’s service to other prospective candidates.

I started my application late and there was only about 3 weeks left before the first school's deadline. Poonam accepted my request although it was a very busy time for her. Throughout the 5 weeks that we worked on 3......

Palida- 2018 applicant -accepted into CMU with 30% scholarship
"Got accepted to all the three schools I applied to - Duke, CMU, and Cornell. Thanks, Poonam for your guidance"

I don’t consider my ability to write essays as a personal strength. I wanted someone with extensive knowledge and experience with the MBA process to be able to help guide and trim down my essays. I stumbled upon MER while searching for a Consultant. After reading the reviews, I decided to go with Poonam of MER.

I thought the 1- hour skype session was really informative. I liked that Poonam had reviewed two of my essays prior to the skype session, so she already had an idea of where I wanted to go with the stories prior to us having our conversation. I also liked how she walked me through her thought process as she reviewed essays during the conversation. Poonam had a pretty thorough understanding of my profile and really helped me position my leadership experience from the military throughout my essays. She was aware of pretty much everything I had put on the questionnaire and was able to guide me during our skype session.

Flow was one of the main reasons I wanted to use her services. As she edited my essays, I definitely believed the story became clearer. I struggled with flow in essays, and I believe each final essay draft told a great story. Poonam did a great job of pruning down the word count without sacrificing the main pieces of the story that I wanted to convey. No problem with the sentence structure, grammar, or punctuation used. Zero issues with the final copies I received. Hats off to her!!! I could not have asked for anything better. She answered all my queries within 24 hours and adhered to 48-hour turnaround time on every edit. I appreciated her quick response and turnaround time.

I really enjoyed going through this process with Poonam. I liked how she made suggestions regarding content that she felt might be beneficial but never pushed me to make the changes. At the end of the day, the essays and content remained mine. I would definitely recommend her services.

Thank you, Poonam. I got accepted to all the three schools you assisted me with- Duke, CMU, and Cornell! I’m extremely excited to pick between the three.

I don’t consider my ability to write essays as a personal strength. I wanted someone with extensive knowledge and experience with the MBA process to be able to help guide and trim down my essays. I stumbled upon MER while......

-Ben- 2018 military candidate -accepted into CMU, Duke, and Cornell
"I got accepted SAID Oxford!!! Thanks, Poonam for all your help!"

The main reason to sign up for MER services was to get personalized advice from an experienced professional. MER being a one-person company, all the clients are handled by Poonam and Poonam alone. The 1-hour skype session was very productive and helpful in finalizing essays’ content. After a 1-hour skype session, Poonam had a very good understanding of where my strengths and weaknesses are. I feel, after editing, my essays were totally revamped- better in organization and coherent in communicating the main idea.

She has excellent editing skills, especially reducing words without omitting critical information from the essays. Also, I found her very proactive in replying to my queries, as I had many since I was applying for the first time. She is a stickler of timelines and always responded within the agreed timeline/ deadline.

I had a very pleasant experience working with her.

I have been admitted to Said Oxford. Thank you so much for your diligent support and guidance along the way. I really appreciate the efforts you put into making my candidacy stronger for Said Business School. I shall most definitely recommend Poonam services to other prospective applicants.

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The main reason to sign up for MER services was to get personalized advice from an experienced professional. MER being a one-person company, all the clients are handled by Poonam and Poonam alone. The 1-hour skype session was very productive......

Rishi – 2018 applicant – accepted into Oxford SAID
“Admitted to Haas EWMBA”

My wife came across myEssayReview on gmatclub. After reading Poonam's reviews and after comparing the package with the ones offered elsewhere, I signed up for her services.

You typically get a one-on-one session with Poonam that was extremely valuable for me and it set up the direction for my MBA application.

Poonam understood my personal story well and she could point out the key selling points in my essays.

An added bonus is her knowledge of the Haas's program. For me, it was the key to a successful Haas application.

I was initially doubtful of the quick turnaround time promised on the website. But the entire process was well organized with extremely fast turnaround times, usually within 1-2 days.

My wife came across myEssayReview on gmatclub. After reading Poonam's reviews and after comparing the package with the ones offered elsewhere, I signed up for her services. You typically get a one-on-one session with Poonam that was extremely valuable for......

Shray- 2017 applicant, admitted to EWMBA program at Haas
“I applied to Imperial, UK and Mannheim for MBA program and received interview call from both”

I signed up for myEssayReview after trying a professional advice from another consultant that failed to bring interview call from Oxford.

The journey started with 1-hour brainstorming session based on the material I had prepared. During this hour, I could see alarming gaps in the story I had prepared. Based on her experience, she could isolate the problem areas in my long-experienced profile. Along with problems, she also provided valuable advice on forming a relevant and comprehensive account of my story.
The process from thereon was well defined and we took one document at a time, starting with resume, moving on to one essay after another. She has time-tested methodology for conducting material review that makes most of her and the client’s time. It was remarkable to see such professionalism without losing the sight of the goal and gradually moving towards that. She also helped with video pitch and ensured there is no duplication across any material. As a result, I could use the word limit to maximum advantage.

The best part with her is that she takes most of the pressure out of you so that you can think in a direction and eventually reach that near perfect application that will ensure a call from the college. In order to prepare for interview, Poonam provided valuable suggestions, deep insights on interviewer expectations and also directed to her successful students’ interview experiences.
I applied to Imperial, UK and Mannheim for MBA program, received interview call from both. Thanks to Poonam for giving necessary guidance for putting together the coherent picture of my longer work experience.

Wish you good luck and great success with MBA applicants.

I signed up for myEssayReview after trying a professional advice from another consultant that failed to bring interview call from Oxford. The journey started with 1-hour brainstorming session based on the material I had prepared. During this hour, I could......

Prashant – 2017 applicant, applied to Imperial, UK and Mannheim for MBA program and received interview calls from both
“Good service. It was great working with Poonam”

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.

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......

Prateek- 2016 applicant- interviewed by Kellogg
“I was interviewed at 5 school I applied to. Accepted into UNC. Thanks to Poonam, a brilliant coach.”

I cannot say more/enough of good things Poonam did to my application process. She absolutely was the brilliant person to have by my side throughout the entire daunting application process as easy as it could possibly be! When I applied, I felt like I did my best and had an application that was significantly stronger/better than it would otherwise have been without Poonam.

In July 2017, I had a free consultation with Poonam and intuitively understood that she was the right consultant who would take my challenge as personal, and thus I decided to work with her. From that moment I started working with Poonam, and she was there to answer my questions and guide me through the process. I signed up for 3 essay package with MER (myEssayReview). I was so impressed with her thorough, precise, and valuable suggestions and recommendations and editing that I decided to continue working with her and requested her to upgrade me to 14 essays package for 6 other universities. Though she doesn’t have more than 6 essay package on her website, she created a customized 14 essays discounted package for me.

Poonam has an uncanny ability to feel like your friend while providing directions at the same time. Before I started the process, my biggest concern was my age (I was 38 years old at the time of matriculation) and was keen to get into business school this year. I was obviously under tremendous stress. Though I had signed up for an essay package, not school package, I often asked her questions about my school choices and chances of admission that were not part of the package. But she always gave me honest advice on the schools I had better chances at.

Throughout the brainstorming process, Poonam was easy to speak to and guided me to think about what I wanted the admissions committee to know about me and how I could make that into a great story. Additionally, I never felt like Poonam was “telling” me what I had to write about. Rather, Poonam helped me to see some critical gaps in my stories I was sharing with her, fill those gaps, and craft those into thoughtful essays.

When I was writing my essays, Poonam’s feedback always pushed me to give that one extra detail that I believe showcased more about who I am and made me a stronger applicant. Poonam would ask questions like “Can you think of another 2 examples when you did X?” or “Don’t you think this would have been a perfect beginning for XXXX essay?” or “Tell me more about Y. Why did you do it? How?” Her comments were thoughtful but also encouraged me to be more self-aware about the candidate that I was presenting to the admissions committees.

Poonam, it was a great journey of knowledge that you have shared with me. I have learned a tremendous amount of techniques starting from how to write different parts and types of essays, how to outline, and how to draft different types of essays. I am deeply grateful for your assistance in many ways - from giving free advice regarding my school choices, editing my essays. You did an ABSOLUTELY great and amazing job. You are truly a unique person with vast experience in the MBA application process. I wish I could meet you earlier so that I could have had enough time for a more thorough process of analyzing MBA programs. And thank you for being patient and listening to my concerns over my application to all my MBA programs. You definitely have met many people in your life and I would say that you are a psychologist knowing what the candidate is all about. That’s why I trusted you and shared with you all my concerns. 

I would say without hesitation that Poonam would make a huge impact on my professional development in the future. She has made my dream of getting my MBA degree from top business school realistic now. The results of her work speak for themselves.

Above all, Poonam was my biggest support throughout the process. I applied to nine schools (admitted to 1, waitlisted at 2) I did not sign up for interview prep service, but when I started to prepare for interviews, Poonam gave me honest, candid advice while encouraging me to think positively. Choosing Poonam was the right decision and best choice I have ever made in my application process – WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BRILLIANT LADY!

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I cannot say more/enough of good things Poonam did to my application process. She absolutely was the brilliant person to have by my side throughout the entire daunting application process as easy as it could possibly be! When I applied,......

Sherzod- 2017 applicant, I was interviewed at 5 schools I applied to. Accepted into UNC. Thanks to Poonam, a brilliants coach.