Admitted into Chicago Booth, USA Full-time MBA Program (Class of 2020) and London Business School, UK Full-time MBA Program (Class of 2019)
I applied to 6 business schools in 2018 and I worked with Aarti on all aspects of my MBA application. I would like to take this opportunity to highlight the interview preparation conducted by Aarti which made a huge difference for a relatively shy and introverted individual like myself. I undertook three mock interviews with Aarti, two for LBS and one for Booth. I found Aarti to be extremely cooperative as she was always available to do Skype sessions any time of the day. Moreover, the interview preparation process (before and during the mocks) was well structured, thoughtfully prepared and tailored to the candidate. Through multiple trials and errors, Aarti worked on improving specific parts of my personality and connecting them with my application. Those interviews also turned out to be very close to the actual interviews. After the mocks, I felt prepared for a diverse line of questions and I felt confident to present myself. I believe this made a huge difference for me and I would recommend Aarti to MBA aspirants looking to get high quality preparation for interviews.
Accepted into: IESE, Spain Full-time MBA (Class 0f 2019), HKUST, Hong Kong Full-time MBA (Class 0f 2019) with a $25,000 Scholarship.
HEC Paris, France Full time MBA Program
I was highly motived to pursue an MBA but without Aarti and BlueBox Consulting I would not have known how to channel that motivation to secure admits.
In my very first interaction with Aarti, it was clear to me the vast amount of knowledge and experience she had with the entire MBA admissions process. I was convinced her services would help me with the application process and I signed up with her instantly. The package is structured very well and the brainstorming exercise at the start with my assigned mentor from a top school helped to bring out the best in my background and experiences. I am applying to multiple schools and without Aarti’s super quick turnaround on my essays, I would not have been able to meet the tight deadlines. The mock interviews were very helpful as well, and gave me the confidence to succeed in the actual ones. Overall, Aarti’s feedback was always very specific and actionable and her services elevated my applications to a competitive level. I strongly recommend Aarti and BlueBox Consulting to all MBA aspirants.
Accepted into: HEC Montreal, Queen’s University, Simon Fraser University – all for the Full Time Masters Program in Finance (Class of 2020)
I came across Aarti at a time when I was frantically looking for a counsellor. Her initial profile assessment and Skype session made me realize that she is the best person to help me guide through this rigorous process. She helped me finalize my target universities and made me believe that I could study at one of the top universities in the Canada. She was always a phone call or an email away and was very prompt with her replies. Even when I faced unexpected challenges during the admission process, she always maintained a calm demeanour and helped me work my way through the challenges. My mentor and Aarti were very helpful in the entire process of profile building, CV creation, Statement of Purpose, Mock interviews etc. They truly understand the school’s expectations and help you build a holistic profile. Her constant reminders and assistance helped me stay on track for my deadlines. With her help, I have been accepted at Canada’s top universities like HEC Montreal, Queen’s University, Simon Fraser University etc., for the Masters of Finance program. I would happily recommend BlueBox Consulting to aspiring international students.
Accepted into ISB – Class of 2020
Having applied to business schools earlier, I had realized I needed someone with a structured approach who could help me brainstorm in depth, identify the best and most relevant aspects of my profile and clearly articulate the same in my essays. That’s where Aarti and Blue Box came in. Right from the start, Aarti demonstrated immense investment in my success and instilled the confidence that she would be there every step of the way. The brainstorming session with Aarti and my Mentor (from a top B-school), in-depth research into the schools, repeated iterations of essays and invaluable feedback in mock interviews ultimately helped me to get an admit into ISB. Aarti’s moto “I am always available for my clients” is indicative of how accessible she is and the strict timelines she follows helps ensure that applications are in place well in time for the deadlines. I would recommend Bluebox’s Consulting services to MBA aspirants looking for inputs on their story and improving their chances of success.
Accepted into: ISB PGP (Class of 2019)
I got to know about Aarti through my GMAT tutor. I reached out to her as a completely lost but determined MBA aspirant, hoping to get into ISB. Even before I was on board as a client, Aarti set up many initial chats and gave me honest advice on my profile and suggested ways in which I could strengthen it, which braced me for the competitive application and admission process.
Once I was on board, the entire application process went smoothly and in an organized manner. As someone with a busy work schedule, Aarti’s constant reminders and status checks helped me stay on track.
The most unique feature of Aarti’s consulting service is her brainstorming sessions. I wanted a consultant that understood my story and didn’t try to fit me into a standardized template. The brainstorming sessions helped me identify and map my story in an interesting manner and helped me stand out among the many applicants that apply to ISB.
I would recommend Blue Box to anyone who wants to get into his/her dream school. Aarti is the right person to have in your corner during the stressful application process.
Accepted into IIM Calcutta, MBA
Having no similar experience at all, when I started my application I knew I needed help. I met Aarti after few telephonic conversations and she had very clear vision and was confident she could help. During the whole application cycle, she was just a call away and was even available for skype call at 11.00 PM. Furthermore, both Aarti and the mentor assigned concentrated on the application by helping me improve the quality of the essays and additionally, build my holistic profile to a large extent. I truly believe, it is this holistic profile that landed me in to IIM C and I am grateful for it!
I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking to get into Top MBA programs.
Accepted into the 2017 MBA Programs of UCLA & Kenan-Flagler with Partial Scholarships
By the time i had finished writing my GMAT, round 1 deadlines for US B schools were already over and i was frantically searching for a counselor. This is when i met Aarti. She was very forthcoming and straightforward and made me realize that a lot could be achieved in Round 2 as well. She helped me build my story and connected me to a mentor who is an alumni from a Top B school. Together, they guided me through the entire process. Aarti was always just a phone call or email away. I distinctly remember that she helped me over email even when she was vacationing in Thailand. I got into 2 of the top 15 universities in the US with partial scholarships, thanks to her support and would definitely recommend her services to B school aspirants.
Fordham University, MBA
I know Aarti from Crossfit in Mumbai and when she told me she is an International Admissions Expert, I immediately setup an appointment to meet her. She met me at very short notice, was very proactive in following up and helped me understand the right fit Business Schools for me. Additionally, she provided in depth guidance to help write all my essays and Letters of Recommendations. She has thereafter remained a friend and I will definitely recommend her services to MBA candidates!
MSc in Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
After I completed my BE in Computers in 2009, I was considering all my options for my next step. That is when a friend introduced me to Aarti. Right from the onset she was very encouraging and insightful about Masters in Computer Science from the USA. Although I didn’t fair well in the GRE and wasn’t quite sure if I want to do it again, Aarti was extremely hopeful that we could still apply to quality schools and get in. She worked extremely hard to build a stellar application for me which got me into Johns Hopkins. Thereon, I went to working in Boston for a few years and have recently moved back to India to handle my family business. Going to Johns Hopkins truly changed my life and I have Aarti to thank for it! I will definitely recommend International Education aspirants due to her immense knowledge on what Universities are looking in candidates and her proactive and diligent skills.
Bachelors in Finance, Monash University
I had the pleasure of knowing Aarti from our days back in Good Shepherd International School. When the time came to start applying to universities, she was extremely resourceful in finding the right programs tailored to my interests. She ensured to simplify the admission process by doing the initial groundwork and was always a call away if help was ever needed. I thoroughly enjoyed my stint at Monash University and managed to graduate with a distinction class. I am currently running a furniture design studio in Dubai. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable and transparent educational consultant.
Bachelors of Arts in International Relations, Hult International Business School, Global Campuses
My life literally changed when I made the decision to study abroad. I am very thankful for all the help that I got from Abhishek and his team with the entire admissions process to Hult International Business School. I am now living in Dubai where I head the undergraduate enrollment team in the Middle East for Hult itself.
MBA, University of Wollongong, U.A.E.
I had started doing my own research to pursue my further education, specifically an MBA degree within the UAE. This is when my husband referred me to Abhishek. He surely made my hunt much easier! He helped me look at a number of universities that suited my criteria and after weighing all my options, I decided to enroll in the University of Wollongong, Dubai. It has been a great experience studying here, and I’m glad I had him to guide me in the right direction.
MBA, Christ Church College, U.K.
After a few years of work experience, I wanted to go to U.K. to pursue an MBA but had no clue how to go about it until I contacted Abhishek. He gave me 10 to 12 options of Universities I should go to in the U.K. along with links and important pros and cons of all universities. With his help I got in to Christ Church College and it was the best experience I have ever had. Thereon, I went to working for a Top Wine Cellar, was able to repay back my MBA loan and moved back to India. I am currently working for Bose as their Business Development Head for India.
MSc. in Marketing, BPP University, U.K.
I always wanted to study in London for my Postgraduate Education. I contacted Abhishek about my Study Abroad Options, and after careful consideration, BPP University was one of the options I was recommended. Abhishek helped me throughout the process, from the initial application right until ensuring that the visa documents were in order, and helped keeping me updated. When I finally got in and went to U.K, he also called to ask if I need anything and even offered to pick me up from the airport – that was the personal touch I required because after the initial excitement the anxiety of going abroad to study does creep in. I successfully completed my studies, graduated with Merit, and have successfully moved to Dubai and work with an American Business School. Thanks Abhishek!