Limitless Reviews on the Complete Application.
We follow a structured process that will help you craft the application to become the Applicant-X. We have described the entire 9-Step process below. (Yes, we do know it sounds like a lot, but then MBA Applications are no piece of cake)
STEP 1: RESEARCHING YOU – SCHOOL SELECTION – RESEARCHING SCHOOLS
Research You: We need to understand each & every detail about you. Your career goals, personal aspirations, motivations for going for an MBA, your educational background, professional background, hobbies, social activities & the list goes on and on.
We need to understand what you do & why you do it. This helps us create story points which we can later incorporate into resume or essays or in the interview prep.
This will help the consultant derive a unique strategy for you & your application. No matter even if you are a reapplicant, we will go through your last application & assess the weaknesses & work on them for this application.
School Selection: Are you not confident about which schools you might want to choose? No matter. Now that we have researched more about you and your dreams & aspirations, we will help you shortlist the best school fitment for you. We will discuss with you on each & every step-in detail & that will help us together make the best possible decision for you.
Researching Schools: Once you are done with the school selection, you need to know each & everything about the school you are applying. What is the favourite sport of the school? The famous hangout area? The best achievement of the school? Which clubs are famous for what all activities? I know you get the gist. But, you need to know each & everything about the school that will help you utilize this knowledge, connect it with you & use it in your application. We help you conduct the best possible B-school research.
STEP 2: ESSAYWRITING IS STORYTELLING
WORD ESSAYS – VIDEO ESSAYS - PRESENTATIONS
This is where you will truly feel the impact of Applicant-X. We are known for our Essay Review Services & storytelling we bring to your Essays. This is also where we are different from other consulting firms. Most of the consulting firms will have the consultant look after the essay & help you craft the essay. But, with Applicant-X, we not only have the Consultant help you with the essay but also creative writers who are storytellers to help the consultant craft a stellar essay that will stand out amongst the other students with the same background as yours. These Essays will be the differentiating factor between you and the other Applicants.
We love the Video Essay Section. Video Essays are still a rarity among the B-schools but more & more schools have started with the Video Essays. Here, we follow a process that is followed in the film industry. We work with you to understand your stories & your ideas. Then our team will develop a complete storyboard for you as is done in the movie production industry. This storyboard will act as a director for you. It will direct the shots, the lights, the time & each & every aspect of the video. In the end, you will be surprised to have made a truly phenomenal video that will look more like a professional work than one crafted by just any applicant.
Again, like the Video Essays, these too are a rarity but still, some schools do ask for presentation Essay and we are more than equipped to help you create the Presentation-X. We understand how presentations are made. We incorporate the essence of any presentation - the beginning, the buildup, the meat of the story & the climax - into the presentation; weaving your stories to make it look like a perfect presentation.
The Essay Review Section is where we truly stand apart and are proud of our abilities to help the Applicant craft a Stellar Essay that will make him/her the Applicant-X.
STEP 3: CRAFTING AN MBA RESUME – PROFESSIONAL RESUME IS NOT AN MBA RESUME
We have all worked with resumes before in our life. But this resume is not the same as the professional resume we have used before. This is an MBA Resume. It requires to focus on different aspects of your life & a need to highlight the same in a structured manner.
We at Applicant-X are aware of what different B-schools look for in a resume. These requirements vary from school to school & hence we will help you craft the resume keeping in mind the design & content requirement of the selected B-school.
STEP 4: LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION (LOR)
Is your application weak at some or the other data point? For Eg. Low GMAT Score, or Poor GPA.?
Worry not! Letter of recommendation is one such part of the application which helps you to highlight the improvement & the work that you have done to overcome that weakness. This helps create the perception in the mind of the admission officer that you have indeed worked upon & improvised upon your weakness.
Letter of recommendation is one of the most important yet overlooked part of the application. We help you choose the best recommenders, choose the weak points, & provide complete guidance & strategy to your recommender to support your candidature in the best possible manner.
STEP 5: ONLINE APPLICATION REVIEW
The work is not done yet. We know & understand the importance of the online application section. Generally, this is where most of the applicants become careless & submit the online form in a much more callous manner and this is where they err.
We help the applicants understand the seriousness of this section & help the applicants plan & strategize the content for each of the columns of the online form.
STEP 6: INTERNAL REVIEW
This part of the application does not involve the applicant. Once the entire application is ready & both the consultant & the applicant are satisfied with the application, we circulate the application amongst our consultants for feedback on any section of the application.
Why is this important you ask? Well, have you ever heard of the tunnel syndrome? I am sure you have & so you understand why different perspective matters especially so deep into the application process. This can help clear out any errors in the application form & help prepare an error-free perfect application.
STEP 7: YOOHOO! YOU HAVE RECEIVED THE MUCH-AWAITED INTERVIEW CALL - INTERVIEW PREPARATION
First of all, congratulate yourself for clearing the first hurdle & getting shortlisted for an Interview Call. Well done! But the job is not yet done. Interviews are a tough nut to crack, especially with some schools going for multiple rounds of interviews.
Do not worry! We at Applicant-X have your back. Our interview prep service helps you prepare for every type of questions & scenarios. We have a unique process of interview prep which we call hook & bait (more on this strategy once you choose our service). This process will help you define your interview & have the interviewer ask you questions that you would be comfortable to answer. This strategy of hook & bait works wonders & will help you finally clear the final hurdle & achieve the joy of dream B-school admit.
We will provide you with a question bank specially curated for your B-school. This question bank will help you recognize the commonly asked questions & the questions that can come up as a surprise for you. We want you to be prepared for each & every eventuality & help you up your chances to clear the Interview Round.
We conduct multiple mock interviews (there is no limit, we have once conducted 18 rounds of mock interview for a candidate until she was prepared for her actual interview) with a similar tone (be it a stress interview, or relax interview or even group debates) & atmosphere as is expected in the actual interview. We then conduct a feedback round which is followed by another round of interview and the cycle continues.
STEP 8: HMM, YOU HAVE BEEN WAIT-LISTED. NOW, WHAT TO DO?
Shit happens. Even though you might have put your best foot forward, not always would that result in immediate success. But this is not a time to get dejected but rather to work much harder to improve your chances of converting your wait-list to an admit.
If you have been wait-listed at your dream B-school, we discuss why this might have happened and the next steps to convert that wait-list. These steps like providing certain updates to the admission officers will help increase your chances of converting the wait-list & getting admitted into your dream B-school.
STEP 9: HURRAH, YOU RECEIVED AN OFFER – CHOOSE AMONG FINAL OFFERS – SCHOLARSHIP NEGOTIATION - MORE RESEARCH!
You have received either one or more than one offers. This is not the time to congratulate yourself but make a decision that will change your life in more ways than one.
At this stage of the application, the consultant is familiar with the career goals, history & the aspirations of the applicant. The consultant will help the applicant make an informed choice from among the offers that will best help the applicant reach his/her career goals.
Negotiation is an art & a more subtle art had not yet been defined. Our consultant will help you with the best negotiation strategy that will increase your chances of receiving a scholarship.