May 29, 2019

INSEAD admit with low GPA in engineering degree

Ishan Kawley has an engineering degree in Electrical & Electronics and works in finance. He explains the steps he took to overcome his below average GPA. […]
May 8, 2019

How I got into an Ivy League university as an older student from a small town in India

The ambition to get into the world’s best universities isn’t limited to the metros. A lot of MBA applicants who reach out to us for help, […]
April 24, 2019

Low GRE scorer gets MBA admit with full scholarship worth $125,000 after 15 rejections

Thug life is when you walk into a top university with a cool $125K in scholarship despite a low GRE score, low undergrad GPA, being a […]
August 7, 2017

Low GPA Success Stories

The genius Tagore may have hated formal schooling and even chastised the concept of examinations, but for the rest, education has had a pretty rigid framework. […]
May 17, 2017

How career counselling helped me get into ISB despite poor academics

Shirin Bansal doesn’t shy away from expressing his views online. In fact, it is this very trait that got him a job with one of the […]
July 18, 2016

How a computer engineer got into Kelley, Rotman, ISB, Emory, UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA with scholarships

Computer Engineer, Rishika Karnani (name changed), had a profile that was not too different from the thousands of Indian MBA applicants. And her goal to get […]
May 6, 2016

Michigan Ross MBA admit for second MBA applicant

With an MBA from India already on the resume, like most second MBA applicants, Kartik Gupta was sure that it’s a top international bschool or nothing […]
April 13, 2015

Managing low academic grades (GPA) in MBA applications to write your success story

With a great deal of significance that Indian MBA applicants seem to attach to their GMAT scores, many don’t bother much about their academic grades (GPA, […]
July 12, 2014

How the GMAT test centre’s failure saved the day

With so much relying on the 3-digit number, the tension and nervousness at the GMAT test centres in India get too much to handle and there’s […]
March 10, 2013

McKinsey Strategy Consulting to an Investment Banking career

Which of these statements would you love to hear yourself say? 1. “I’m a strategy consultant with McKinsey” 2. “I’m an investment banker in Morgan Stanley” […]