Monday, December 28, 2009

The Final Countdown - Still accepting Round 2 reviews!

Hi all,

Hope you are doing well and having a great holidays with your family! I wanted to first say THANK YOU to everyone that has contacted me for essay edits through this blog, I've really enjoyed working with you all!

Also, I wanted to let everyone know that I am still accepting clients to review Round 2 applications. Because it is so close to the deadline, I am adding a rush fee of an extra 25%, but still will be able to get them done on time!

I only have spots for a few clients left in Round 2 so please let me know soon if you are interested.

And THANKS AGAIN for everyone that has contacted me already!!

Jyoti :)

Friday, December 4, 2009

AGirlsMBA now doing Essay Editing!

Hi everyone!

Obviously it's been years since I wrote on this blog, but I thought I'd update with an exciting new adventure I'm starting up :)

After reviewing tons of college application essays through the years and then even more MBA application essays over the last 2 years I've decided to start a little side business reviewing essays! Who knows where this could do in the next few years, but I loved my MBA journey so much and love helping other people through theirs, so I think this is the perfect endeavor for me!

Below I've posted the ad I've been placing around. Please contact me either phone or email if you'd like some help with your essay(s)!

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Are you applying to college or MBA programs and struggling to get those essays just right? I'm here to help you make sure that your essays are clear, concise, and all about showing YOU off in the best light possible!

How I can help your college or MBA admissions process:
- Simple Essay Review: I will look at your essay, correct any grammar mistakes and write up a summary of strengths and areas of improvement.
- Extensive Essay Review: Includes the above. I will also extensively edit the essay document itself, increase the detail of the summary document and suggest how the essay should balance with the rest of your application.
- Integrative Essay Review: This package can be designed to meet the needs of the applicant and where he/she is in the application process. Features can include phone consultation, in-person consultation, reviews of multiple essays to ensure a balanced application, follow-up reviews, etc.

My credentials:
- This past June I got my MBA from Harvard Business School. During the application process, I was accepted at 6 schools.
- In 2003 I got my undergraduate degree from MIT. During my time there I wrote numerous speeches and proposals.
- In between, I also applied and was admitted to numerous medical schools (I decided a life of medicine was not for me and didn't matriculate).
- I have been editing essays and resumes for friends and family for the last 5 years.
- My job as a Management Consultant at a Top 3 firm revolves around communicating information quickly, concisely and effectively!

Please contact me either via email (jagarwal@mba2009.hbs.edu) or phone (617-794-5949). Looking forward to helping!

Notes:
- 500 word maximum per essay for above rates. Prices available on request for longer essays.
- Turnaround time is 48 hours for Simple Essay Review and 72 hours for Integrative Essay Review.

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And, just for kicks - a few pictures from Graduation:

My Co-President and I giving our speech!


My family and I on Class Day


My Co-Pres and I leading our class into Harvard Yard on Graduation Day (and yes I wore flip flops to the morning exercises)


Getting our degrees conferred (we were officially the rowdiest group there)


Standing at the HBS Graduation ceremony as Dean Light recognized the Student Association