Board of Adviors 2017-09-04T12:53:47+00:00

Mihir Panchal, Oxford MBA Alumni

Mihir Panchal is based in Toronto, Canada and is a graduate from the University of Oxford’s Full-time MBA Program. He has been working as a Product Manager in the International Education space for over 4 years, leading strategic initiatives and market analysis for West Corporation and Top Business Schools.

Mihir pursued his bachelor of engineering degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from the Mumbai University and thereafter started working at TechMahindra. After 7 years of working in IT across various roles from support to project manager, he chose to expand his horizons and decided to apply to B-Schools in the UK and US. Securing 95 percentile in GMAT, he received accepts from Oxford and Cornell.

Thereon, he has been helping relatives, friends and clients get into similar Global Top Schools.

In his spare time, Mihir explores, travels, cooks, and builds mobile apps. His ultimate aim is to establish his own startup.

Arjun Kiswani_Think BlueboxArjun Kiswani, HEC Paris MBA Alumni

Arjun Kiswani is a graduate of the HEC MBA Full-Time Program, winning multiple awards including a Merit Based Scholarship, a position in the Dean’s List and the coveted Leadership Award. He has previously coached students for the CAT and GMAT entrance exams, himself achieving a 99.9 percentile score in the CAT.

Arjun is well-versed with the International B-school application process, conducting official admissions interviews for HEC MBA applicants. Arjun has helped dozens in their B-School applications, specialising in essay evaluations and career motivation stories.

Arjun is based in London where he is also considering setting up a pâtisserie with his chef wife.

Jelena Radonjic – WhatWork Career Coaching

Jelena has accumulated a wealth of experience in the field of international recruitment and education. With over 20 years in related fields, she has helped acquire top talent for clients such as Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, BskyB, CERN, Amadeus, and HP. Having worked and lived in Japan and the UK, she has sharpened her business and cross cultural skills, having held a variety of managerial and business development roles. Her experience includes working at the London University Careers Service as well as a Head of the Candidate Selection team in a fast growing business unit within Quacquarelli Symonds, where she liaised with top business schools, building and coaching full teams from scratch. Her extensive involvement in the recruitment process has allowed her to combine skilled analysis and psychological assessment to identify clients’ goals and help remove obstacles blocking their path to success.

Travelling and working all around the world, Jelena has also developed global experience in Japanese, Indian, Chinese, European, African, and Russian markets. Her understanding of cross-cultural differences and skills coaching allow her to identify key strengths and difficulties in candidates of any background. Her expertise in coaching covers identifying preferred career path(s), low self-confidence, lack of motivation and/or clarity, interview coaching and preparation, writing excellent CVs and cover letters, as well as support throughout the selection process, including negotiating the final offer.

Jelena has career coached a variety of clients from graduates to mid-career professionals with managerial roles and offers down-to-earth practical advice and support, with empathetic, yet challenging approach. More about her ‘Fresh ideas- Inspired action’ approach can be found on

Emilio Guiliani, BA in Political Science, International Studies and History, University of Wisconsin - MadisonEmilio Giuliani, Wisconson Madison Alumni

Emilio Giuliani was born and raised in the Midwestern United States, graduating with a BA in Political Science, International Studies, and History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. First for Brighter Prep Dubai and more recently as a freelance admissions consultant, Emilio has helped students gain acceptance to universities including Harvard, Stanford, MIT-Sloan, UChicago, Columbia, Cornell, Brown, INSEAD, IMD, and Cambridge over the past two years.

Emilio has worked in the education space with everyone from elementary school students to Executive MBA hopefuls, though he’s focused primarily on undergraduate and graduate admissions in North America and Europe. He currently works as the Admissions Coordinator for an international university in Dubai and writes on US foreign policy in his spare time.

Emilio is a black belt in American karate and is trying to learn Arabic and Italian simultaneously.

Audra Fediurek, Oxford MBA Alumni

Audra Fediurek, a Toronto native, graduated with an MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saïd School of Business.

For over eight years, Audra has worked in Executive Search, specializing in sourcing and mobilizing healthcare executives for hospitals and clinics throughout the Arabian Peninsula. In addition to her recruitment function, she also leads business development, process improvement, and other strategic initiatives for her firm.

Having worked in high-volume (and high-stakes) recruitment, Audra understands how important it is for applicants to stand-out from the pack. Even some of the most Senior Executives with whom she has worked have needed assistance unleashing their stories and framing them in such a way that it speaks to the employer’s needs. Audra best enjoys working with candidates who aspire towards professional and personal growth and who have a keen sense of adventure.

Audra is extremely passionate about helping her friends and networks get admissions into Schools and has been helping clients apply to Top Schools Globally for 4 years now with Admits from Wharton, Kellogg, NYU, UCLA, Darden, Kenan-Flagler, NUS, Oxford, LBS, Rotman, Sauder, Queens, Schulich and the likes.

An adventurer herself, Audra loves to travel and is an avid outdoorsman. She loves biking, camping, sailing, hiking, kayaking….and really anything that gets her outside and active.

In addition to her MBA, Audra also holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from Queens University. She is the winner of the 2008 Francis H. Milazzo Prize in Microbiology and is currently working towards her Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Malini Hariharan_Think BlueboxMalini Hariharan, NYU MBA Alumni

Malini has 10 years experience working in a variety of capacities in the music industry in India and abroad. After completing a Masters in Music Business from NYU, Malini moved back to India and dived straight into the robust Indian Music Industry working as a Curator for Festivals and Venues, Music Publishing, Project Management for Tribal Music Projects and Tours. She currently runs her Boutique Agency ‘Culturegrind’ promoting Contemporary Music and Art from the Indian subcontinent.

She doubles up as a Consultant for Projects or Companies that have a clear vision and goal and helps them reach where they deserve.

In her free time Malini likes to read, travel and is currently pursuing the practice of yoga.

Iunia Pasca_Think Bluebox_Board of Advisors Iunia Pasca, Nottingham Trent Alumni

Iunia has been involved in education for over 10 years, from the formal aspects of standardized testing and international education to the non-formal ones of soft skills development and holistic education.

She has had the privilege of working with thousands of students across four continents, from Singapore, China, India and Malaysia to Dubai, England, Romania and Kenya for International Admissions for candidates for Undergraduate, Masters & MBA programs, among others.

All of the above and more are skills she finds valuable to share when working with students who are International Educational aspirants, who would like to grow through education and constant personal development.

When not working, Iunia spends her time either exploring new avenues to help candidates better themselves or writing, so far as the author of the best selling book “Through the World, Towards Me”. She loves to network and travel, and is currently in U.A.E. pursuing her interest in Holistic Education.

Honey Soni, Rutgers Business School

Based in New York, United States of America and is currently pursuing a Master’s in International Technology from Rutgers Business School.

Honey has worked for Accenture Service India Limited for 3 years before moving to the USA to pursue his International Education. He has worked in Accenture as an Application Analyst where he was trained in various data analytics applications. He was an active member of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) society in Accenture, where he was a volunteer for Children Education (NGOs), Tree Plantation and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Technology from NMIMS, Mukesh Patel School Technology and Management Studies in field of Electronics and Telecommunication.

Although he is currently student, he has been helping his friends and acquaintances with the Application Process and wants to help aspiring students achieve their goals. He is extremely passionate about educating young Indian minds! In his free time, Honey, likes hanging out with his friends, loves visiting places (Times Square FTW!!) and playing Indoor games.

Pooja ShahPooja Shah

Pooja Shah has 8 years of work experience in the International education space. She has worked with The Princeton Review as the Center Manager and has been actively engaging with GMAT / GRE / SAT Clients.

Additionally, she has worked with Edwise International for 3 years and has Specialized Expertise in USA Admission Consulting. She has been helping candidates right from Shortlisting the right fit Schools for each client until their Visa Applications.

She has also been the Coaching Division Head for GMAT / GRE / SAT at Edwise International.

To keep herself calm and fit, Pooja enjoys a good swim early in the morning as well as reading a nice book! When not laying now, Pooja also enjoys shopping and awaits the Sale Season eagerly!