SUCCESS STORIES

I really appreciate your work efficiency; it is an important lesson for me to learn. A role Model in this aspect.

I decided to sign up for your essay review services after reading your blogs. I believed that you were not only an expert in editing, but also have expertise in the APPLICATION of B- School. With your guidelines, I observed that the both stories I firstly chose might be conflicted with each other, making each other less convincing. This was a key point in the correction. You helped me to connect the link between my passion, my past and current achievements, the MBA and Post MBA Goals, making them more systematical rather than fragmented.

You downsized my stories so quickly and so effectively that I was impressed. I really appreciate your work efficiency; it is an important lesson for me to learn. A role Model in this aspect. Thank you so much. Your work attitude, your principle of time management really encouraged me. I often forgot that you are a grandma, because you are still hard-working, helping students to attend their dream-schools.

I decided to sign up for your essay review services after reading your blogs. I believed that you were not only an expert in editing, but also have expertise in the APPLICATION of B- School. With your guidelines, I observed......

Hanna - 2014 applicant, accepted into St Allen University
I am accepted by the MBA @UNC. I began my classes last month and am really enjoying it!

I found Poonam on the web and checked out her sample essays. I typed grad school sample essays online and sample essays on myEssayReview were the first ones that showed up. It was very kind of her to show on website how the applicants should structure their essays. The sample essays made me decide to use Poonam's service. I read one sample and found it very structured and easy to read.

Communication is the key to understand a candidate. The one hour initial skype call met my expectation and helped me think as a writer. Poonam patiently listened to my story to understand my background. She was very quick to response and always in a professional manner. It was very easy to understand her note. She was willing to listen to my feedback and edit until we both were satisfied. I knew there was a problem with my essays but couldn’t figure out quite right. Poonam’s suggestions guided me through my thinking process and helped me with the flow of my essay. Her suggestion of presenting my story in chorological order worked very well.

Despite the fact that we had only five days to meet the deadline, and she was travelling, Poonam really pushed me to finish the application before my deadline. My overall experience of working with her was great. Thank you Poonam for helping me to get into an MBA program ! Best of luck!

I found Poonam on the web and checked out her sample essays. I typed grad school sample essays online and sample essays on myEssayReview were the first ones that showed up. It was very kind of her to show on......

Colin- 2016 applicant, admitted into MBA @UNC.
Poonam is a thorough professional and goes extra mile to ensure that she brings best in each of the essays.

Your guidelines/ suggestions helped me in my essays in limiting the word counts for each section of the essay answer and have balanced coverage of each sub-question, in diving deeper to find hobbies (interest in travel & being a family man) for background essay, and deleting professional content from background essay.

You suggestions on essay structure and sequencing helped me in bringing the right content on the top, clubbing the related content and reducing some details to bring the essay within word count limit without compromising on overall quality and coverage, and moving around content to right place in the essays and sequencing it better to make the story flow natural and chronological.

Your edits were done very well to bring the essays within word limit without losing any impact of original content. Some least impactful examples or superfluous content were cut making essay content more sharp.

Turnaround was always with stipulated timeline and in later cases much earlier. Even when Poonam was not completely well, she turned around her edits/ critiques within stipulated timelines.

Poonam is a thorough professional and goes extra mile to ensure that she brings best in each of the essays .She did not stop with her initial inputs but kept probing to get additional personal stories for my background essays.

Your guidelines/ suggestions helped me in my essays in limiting the word counts for each section of the essay answer and have balanced coverage of each sub-question, in diving deeper to find hobbies (interest in travel & being a family man)......

A.G. - 2013 applicant-accepted into Wharton EMBA program
Apart from essay writing, I have learned many things from her such as punctuality, following the schedule, loving own work etc.

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, mistake, 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.

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......

Vijay- 2014 applicant , accepted into Oxford
I love the way my essays have turned out.

You helped me understand the questions! And you also happily cleared the questions I had on essays. You gave me leads to write more. I wrote a lot of stuff which was not very clear to a different eye. You pointed these issues out immediately and told how distorted meaning actually was. I was very happy with your feedback.

Honestly, I wrote my essays at mid-night after busy day at work. I didn’t put in effort on grammar and language. All I wrote in the essays was how I actually feel about the school and myself. You turned around the plain essays, which had no impact what so ever, into professional looking and structured essays, without missing my story. I was writing in bullet points. You helped expand these points and put them in essays. I think by third essay I got a hang of writing stories and was able to deliver more than word count limit which you trimmed down well, without losing the content. I know my raw essay was not in good grammar, but you helped me with grammar. You reverted to me with critiques/edits and re-edits within 24 to 48 hours, as stipulated on your website which made me also to send you drafts on time. I’m person who works with deadlines so it worked for me. I like the way my essays have turned out.

You helped me understand the questions! And you also happily cleared the questions I had on essays. You gave me leads to write more. I wrote a lot of stuff which was not very clear to a different eye. You pointed......

Nikita- 2014- applicant LBS
I got an interview call from IESE within a week :)

The guidelines were extremely helpful especially when choosing the stories for one of my essays where I had the option of choosing a college leadership experience or a professional experience. You clearly delineated how the professional experience would add more value to the application and also helped frame the flow of the essay which made the product/output much more relevant.

In all my essays, whether it be goals or accomplishment, your guidelines and step-by-step structured approach was extremely helpful. The detailed framework you provided me ensured that I just had to answer the questions in that format and my essay was almost 50% done. This was extremely beneficial and helped reduce the amount of time I had worked on these essays for other (earlier) schools by myself.

Though my essays were always out-of-limit, you made sure to edit them down to the required word limit. You conversed with me multiple times to make sure that the essence of the ideas was intact and not hampered.

Turn-around-time for the edits was perfect and was much before 24 hours in most of the cases. You made sure that even if I sent it any time of her day she returned it with her edit within 24 hours. This was extremely helpful for me as I was tied down with other deadlines and interviews and had to start work on the essays only in the last week before the deadline.

The guidelines were extremely helpful especially when choosing the stories for one of my essays where I had the option of choosing a college leadership experience or a professional experience. You clearly delineated how the professional experience would add more......

Saaim Khan- 2013 R-2 Applicant, Interviewed by IESE
I worked with Poonam on two schools, Emory and Georgia Tech, and I am accepted by both with scholarship.

For almost every single essay, especially the Emory's leadership/contributions essay, Poonam continuously pushed me for content, examples, and helped me rework the whole entire thing. Your help was absolutely essential in helping me answer the correct questions, making sure the essays are the best they can be, and I feel that you were able to help me set myself apart from other candidates.

Every time I sent a draft of a new essay, I looked forward to your first read-through and edit to show me a better way to approach the question. More than once, I ended up rewriting the essay entirely in order to better tell a story. More importantly, she helped me understand how to properly construct an essay to help highlight my best qualities to the Ad Com. I was very impressed when you were able to trim all of the Emory essays down to word limit, especially the leadership/contributions essay. She trimmed it down from 500 something words to 300 while keeping almost all of the content that we had. Her editing was excellent in all the areas: word choice and punctuation. All the sentences were short and concise. She fixed a lot of my grammatical mistakes, even the minor ones that I did not realize were wrong. She got back within 24 to 48 hours, for every single one of your edits/critiques. We did 7 essays together, 3 - 4 edits for most of the essays, and I don't think you missed any of the turnaround times including weekends.

Thank you so much for working with me and helping me with all the admission essays. Without her help I would have done a horrible job with pretty much all of them. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to apply to business schools and will be sure to refer her to any of my friends who are looking to enter MBA programs. Helen

For almost every single essay, especially the Emory's leadership/contributions essay, Poonam continuously pushed me for content, examples, and helped me rework the whole entire thing. Your help was absolutely essential in helping me answer the correct questions, making sure the essays......

Helen- 2014 applicant, accepted by both Emory and Georgia Tech with scholarship
Thank you for helping me secure 50% fellowship!

Poonam helped me differentiate my profile from that of a typical IT applicant. This helped me get admitted and secure a scholarship even though I applied in the last round. I'm extremely happy with Poonam's edits and her detailed comments/ guidelines that helped me in distinguishing myself. I especially liked the framework she provided me for gathering/ organizing my ideas for essays. She was extremely prompt in turning around edits which helped me submit my application on time.

Poonam helped me differentiate my profile from that of a typical IT applicant. This helped me get admitted and secure a scholarship even though I applied in the last round. I'm extremely happy with Poonam's edits and her detailed comments/ guidelines......

Nitya T- 2012 applicant, accepted into UC Davis with 50% scholarship
I am accepted into Ross, and I thank Poonam for all her help.

Before signing up for 1 school package, I came across Poonam’s post on GMAT club about ‘Goals’ essay and got a very clear understanding of the structure of the essay. Once I started working with her, all the gaps in my essay became evident through her edits and remarks, helping in achieving the high standard necessary.

After receiving her first edit, I got the clear idea of how the essay should look like. She effectively trimmed the essays to the allowed word limit without sacrificing the effectiveness. Her sentence structure and word choice was perfect. She helped me correct few grammatical mistakes and punctuation errors, and they were spot on. I had purchased 1-school package that includes 1 edit of 2 recommendation letters and verbal feedback on résumé. Since I did not need her to review my recommendation letters, I requested her to substitute that with one edit of résumé which she readily agreed. And yes, she was very prompt in getting back to me with her edits and made sure that she completed my apps before proceeding on her vacation.

Before signing up for 1 school package, I came across Poonam’s post on GMAT club about ‘Goals’ essay and got a very clear understanding of the structure of the essay. Once I started working with her, all the gaps in......

Kapil- 2013 applicant, accepted into Ross
I have already received interview calls from Cornell and Emory, and the overall quality of my application has improved dramatically. Thanks Poonam!

Poonam is great for people who have ideas about their essay and want to present the idea better. I think experience matters the most in B-school application, that’s why I came to Poonam to use her experience in helping me present my story more strongly.

I came to Poonam after I got the referral from a friend who got into Kellogg and that was about three weeks before the R2 deadline. Poonam was very accommodating even though she was very busy with her other clients at the time.

After a 30 minutes consultation over the phone, we got the ball rolling. First, Poonam imparted me the best structures for different essays, be it leadership or career goal. After we got the stories lines hammered out, we started working on refining and editing the essays. I like the way Poonam challenges me to get the essay in shape because everyone has a different story and Poonam stimulated me to bring the best side of the story instead of re-writing my stories in her way. That kept the originality of my stories so that they didn't sound like cookie cutters.

One problem I had with my essay was how to properly flow the story and make it more cohesive. Poonam helped me re-structure the essays by moving paragraphs and sentences into proper order. I have significantly over-run the word limits in all first drafts (60% - 120%), but the word limits only came into play after the story line was vetted by Poonam.

After that, she challenged me to take off things that aren’t closely relevant before she started further reducing the length. After her magical touch, my essays stand almost right on the word limits, without losing the strength. With a strong English Literature background, Poonam helped me carefully choose the words, especially verbs and adjectives that are more powerful in meaning to better deliver the stories. .

24 to 48 hours turnaround was the common ground that we both agreed before I started working. She sticks to this rule the whole time we worked together and when she has bandwidth, she got back to me sometimes in less than 24 hours. As everyone has the same deadlines from schools, I totally understand the 24–48 hours turnaround and her dedication to comply with this rule.

I have submitted my second application in this round and have got interview invites from both the schools. I am happy with the results because I feel that I have submitted an application of much better quality than the ones I did by myself in first rounds.

Poonam is great for people who have ideas about their essay and want to present the idea better. I think experience matters the most in B-school application, that’s why I came to Poonam to use her experience in helping me present......

Joe- 2014 applicant, interviewed by Cornell , Emory, and INSEAD