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.