MBA Crystal Ball Reviews
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MBA Crystal Ball Reviews and Testimonials
“I got into Columbia Business School. Most awesome news that lit up my Diwali “
Trivia: In his earlier attempt, this candidate paid around $7,000 to a US-based consultant for a multi-school package. There were no interview invites then.
” I always thought I was really good at writing but working with you makes me feel like there is a long way to go! The work on this draft was simply awesome and inspiring. “
Trivia: This applicant already has a US Ivy League undergrad degree and has tackled the essay/SoP writing process earlier. After working with us, she got an admit from 2 Ivy League Universities, including Wharton (with a GMAT score under 700).
” Hi MG, I got accepted to the 2-yr MBA program in Kellogg. The application process was not easy, but working on it with your support really helped me discover many facets to my personal and professional side. I am very excited about the program and the school. 🙂 “
Trivia: To make matters a little more nerve-wracking (as if the regular application process isn’t), this was a waitlist conversion story.
” Admits from Georgetown ($40K scholarship), Marshall ($50K scholarship) & Kelley…interviews from UCLA Anderson & HKUST. So yes we are at 100% “
Trivia: Signed up for MBA MAP + Our Standard 5 school package + Interview prep. Apart from cracking tough schools, in financial terms his investment in MBA Crystal Ball has got him a Rs. 25 lakh return already. Click here to read more
So some good news. Got admits from Georgetown, Univ of Southern California Marshall and Kelley! So pretty delighted.
Georgetown has offered a $40,000 scholarship and USC Marshall has offered $50,000!!! Details of the Kelley offer will arrive via courier.
Also, received interview invites from UCLA Anderson and HKUST. So yes so far we are 100%.
Thanks to you and Sameer for your impeccable guidance.
” I DID IT!! I DID IT!!! Admit from UC Irvine (Merage) with a $30,000 USD scholarship. “
” Got an admit to Kelley too ROFL!!!! I don’t believe it “
Trivia: With a 4 school package, he got a scholarship worth INR 15 Lakh from UC Irvine (Merage). You can’t miss his full reaction. Click here to read more
Hi Sameer!! I DID IT!! I DID IT!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!
I got a admit from Merage with a $30,000 USD scholarship. Just now!!
And I want to thank you and MG for all the help, Sameer. Without your MAP advice and MG’s help with essays, and the subsequent extra calls and time that you & MG spent on me, I would have never decided on Product management as a career option. It broke a lot of myths and made me think differently about MBA admissions and what the adcom in any school expects. Paul Merage was also a school that you recommended back then when we selected schools. So thank you so much!
30 mins later:
Sameer I dont FREAKIN believe it HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I just got an admit to Kelley too ROFL!!!! I dont believe it!! LMAO!
Trivia: These thoughts were shared over a Facebook chat session at 3:30 am (early morning) when results were coming in. And we thought it would be inappropriate to ask him to focus on grammar, structure and presentation while articulating his emotions.
” Season of happiness! After working with another admissions consulting company last year with no fruitful results, I know now that your MBA service far exceeds others in the market. “
Trivia: Ajay got interview calls from all 3 schools he engaged us for – Arizona state University (W.P. Carey), Wisconsin MBA, Fisher (Ohio State University). He got final admits from Fisher (with significant scholarship) & Carey (with Dean’s scholarship, 100% fee waiver + graduate assistantship). Here’s his complete MBA admissions journey which involves an ‘alien’.
” I GOT AN ADMIT FROM TEPPER!!!! Ecstatic… The feeling hasn’t totally sunk in yet…But, it feels amazing!!! “
Trivia: Ritwik had applied last year with no offers. This season, apart from Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), he also got an admit from UNC Kenan Flagler and Simon (Rochester) with a $48,000 scholarship. Read his full MBA admissions story.
” After rejects from all R1 applications, I evaluated my essays with Sameer & MG and made necessary changes to R2 applications. The result? 4 out of 4 admits with scholarships in 3. “
Trivia: Water hydrates the body. Drink at least 8 glasses per day. Yeah, we realise this has no connection with the testimonial above. But it’s an important health tip, so we thought it was important to share…and to see if you are paying attention. Click here to read more
I hope this recommendation helps those who are in the exact same boat as I was. After scourging multiple websites and forums for the much-needed guidance and direction, I stumbled upon MCB. A call with Sameer and numerous MBA Crystal Ball reviews sealed the deal – and with MCB, I certainly did make the right choice! After rejects from all R1 applications, I evaluated my essays with Sameer & MG and made necessary changes to R2 applications. The result? 4 out of 4 admits with scholarships in 3.
What most MBA applicants lack is perspective – be it the schools, locations, rankings, chances, funding, contacts/networks and most importantly the reality of an MBA. This is where Sameer and MG are so good at what they do; they do not just fill these gaps but help us question and brainstorm the idea behind every thought, word and sentence in our application essays. At the end of all the hard work, you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of your essays and soon B-schools will want to know more about you! The essays go beyond an essay; they are in fact the building blocks for every interview – be it at the qualifying B-school, the internship or job.
A word of caution, however. If you expect to pay and get ready-made fake essays, do not waste your time (read money) with MCB. There are a number of ‘MBA Consulting’ firms who do that without much success. If you sign up with MCB, you should be willing to put in your best every time. At the end of the day, it’s like a bank account, the more you invest in it, the more you earn. If you really want an MBA and are willing to work towards it – MBA Crystal Ball is the go-to place.
” MG, I really admire the passion and integrity that you have shown throughout to your work. You guided me and also build a good level of confidence in me “
Trivia: Applied in the most competitive Third round and got multiple admits: Case Western – Weatherhead with merit scholarship of $35,000 (over INR 17 lakh) and University of Buffalo. Click here to read more
Thanks so much for all the support, this would not have been possible without MBA Crystal Ball. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to work with Manish. It was an amazing experience working with him.
I really admire the passion and integrity that you have shown throughout to your work. You guided me and also build a good level of confidence in me. Through your pointers the road to my future looks a lot clear to me now. Thanks so much for all you help.
” Excited…got an admission offer from the Judge Business school along with a GBP 5,000 bursary award (~ Rs. 4 lakh) “
Trivia: Sudheer signed up for our MBA Interview package. He got shortlisted for another scholarship. Click here to read more
I am excited to let you know that both my interviews (Cambridge & Oxford) went well and I received an offer of admission a few hours ago from the Judge Business school with a GBP 5,000 bursary award (roughly Rs. 4 lakh) based on my strong candidature. I have also been shortlisted by the admissions committee for the Browne’s and Catherine Benavitch scholarships.
A sizeable portion of my success comes from your support & guidance with the interviews. Your interview techniques and questions were incisive, highly customized to my profile and quite comprehensive. With this level of preparation, I was comfortable with fielding all the questions thrown at me at the actual interviews. I also appreciate the fact that you accommodated a brief second mock interview upon my request. Thank you!
– Sudheer R
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