Testimonial-posts

Lavanya Julaniya

I remember at the time of applying to my dream design schools, I was exploring consultancies from across the world that could help me with my applications for design programmes. Pretty much all the doors that I knocked on went unanswered because majority of the consultancies focused only on MBA and engineering courses. They felt design was too niche and the few consultancies that could help me were just exorbitant.
I met Sreekar only a few months before I decided to take his services at Gradvine professionally. I knew Sreekar to be a great friend and a very genuine person but I had never worked with him professionally. But he was upfront and told me that he could help me to the best of his ability even though it was his first time of working on such a profile. At some level, I was probably taking a risk but in hindsight, it turned out to be possibly one of the best decisions of my life!
Working with Sreekar and his co-founder, Suraj was a phenomenal learning curve for me too. While I discussed my thought process and my ideas with the Gradvine team, Sreekar helped me in crystallizing and refining each draft. For weeks altogether, I was made to delve deeper into what I wanted from this course, what my skill-sets were, what failures and joy define me as a person and eventually I looked further inside to understand what I wanted from life. My essays came to reflect each of these cornerstones through my brainstorming sessions with Gradvine. Sreekar worked with me at every step of this “journey”. He worked tirelessly on my essays, my portfolios until each of them were curated to reflect perfection in thought and in articulation.
Sreekar knew when to pause, when a certain para was going off the radar of the question.. basically all elements required to make the essay one to reckon with. I also remember him working on reducing my essays from 4500 words to 1500 words! It is not an easy job at all.
While admits came through soon after my submissions, the experience of getting Gradvine on board will stay with me. I highly, highly recommend Gradvine to students aspiring for under-graduate and graduate studies. You will not regret your decision and you will live to tell a story! After all, Gradvine gave me the career I had only dreamt of.

Lavanya Julaniya- Parson’s school of Design, IIT Chicago, California College of Arts, Master’s in Design+MBA dual degree

Aishwarya Buggana

My admits to some of the top schools in the world – Stanford, CMU, Johns Hopkins, Duke, (especially with scholarship) were not easy. They were actually really really tough and took years of planning and hard-work.
Having the ideal profile, scores, and most importantly passion, sometimes, may not be enough. To put it forward in a way that helps others understand what you want to do is an art that Gradvine mastered.
I met Suraj when I was in my first year of engineering and one of the first things he said to me was that he’d help me get into a good school for my Master’s. A little later he told me the idea of Gradvine and I knew immediately they would be extremely successful.
From seeing them start off to being their client, they’ve come a long way. Suraj’s advice not only for my applications but also in my career path has reinforced my belief in Gradvine and their goals. They’ve been getting admits to huggeee insane universities year after year, but the best part according to me is that they’re helping people realize their interests and giving them the courage to reach their potential.
I have to admit here that more than the decisions, the scholarships were what satisfied me. I have Suraj to thank, for encouraging me to apply even though I told him (while rolling my eyes) “Securing an admit at these schools itself seems impossible, what do you mean apply for financial aid?”. And so, I’d like to thank Team Gradvine for patiently answering my infinite number of questions and for encouraging me to dream big.
Congratulations on a highly successful year with admits at the best for every respective field!

– Aishwarya Buggana- Stanford University- Environmental Engineering

Abhinaya Ananthakrishnan

I think what sets them apart is that they have been through this process themselves. They get straight to the point pushing boundaries where required. Gradvine helped me get my essay reviewed from a versatile network so that I could put my best foot forward. I would gladly recommend their services to anyone.

– Abhinaya Ananthakrishnan- University of Texas- Austin, MS in Analytics

Shantanu Patel

I found Gradvine online through some browsing but I was really attracted by the passion with which they help the students. Though my contact was only online and via calling throughout my process but Sreekar was really helpful and always available whenever I needed help. His inputs into my SOP really helped a lot. Gradvine is the way to go for solving all of one’s doubts regarding the process and improving the application. This is clearly visible in the student admits which they have helped achieve.

– Shantanu Patel- Duke, MEM

Lokesh Tej

Gradvine really helped me out when I was stuck at a point after choosing a wrong consulting company. They helped me in my SOP and my regular queries about my application related stuff. They motivated me to apply to some good courses in some good universities and finally got admits for some fantastic universities. Thank you Gradvine for all the help.

– Lokesh Tej- Paderborn, Germany

Shreyashri Sanji

“The team at Gradvine, I believe, is one of the most dedicated teams. From the very first call to discuss whether I’d like to avail their services to the final call – it’s precise, short, and to the point. I interacted with Sreekar from the start. He was always very patient and would push me to delve deeper into every question or situation to help me bring out the true essence of that situation. Even with his jam-packed schedule, he had the quickest turn-around time on the reviews and suggestions. The application process is easily one of the most stressful and uncertain of situations for most people. So having someone dependable to help you review your work and pull through the whole process is a necessity – the gradvine team is exactly that someone. A big Thank you to Sreekar and team. Wishing them all the success! ”
All the very best all the future plans! 🙂

– Shreyashri Sanji- ESSEC, ESADE, ISB- MBA

Utkarsh Bansal

Gradvine has some brilliant and passionate people working hard to clear the silliest of your doubts. Gradvine’s USP is that they’ll put you in touch with a highly knowledgeable Gradvine mentor who has gone through the process of applying to colleges themself. They really deliver!
I recommend them wholeheartedly.

Utkarsh Bansal- Northeastern University- Computer Science

Ganesh Iyer

I came to know about Gradvine through Shrija Priyanil (currently a mentor at Gradvine), who at the time was in the University of Washington at Seattle for her Masters. Based on her feedback, I quickly got in touch with Suraj Peri, regarding how to proceed with my Master’s application cycle.
Before I go into the details, I would like to state that Suraj, Srikar and the team are an extremely dedicated bunch, and they try their absolute best to ensure that they can help a student in the best possible manner. Right from selecting Universities and programs that are particular to your interests, to helping with your SOPs and résumés, they delve into the intricacies of every detail during the application with the student. One highlight is that this process will not be standardized, as in the case of other Consultancies; rather, this is curated to the program and the student.
In spite of the fact that I did not get into any program in the first application cycle, Suraj stuck with me throughout next year, taking my long and tedious queries at odd hours of the day. He ensured that I projected myself in the best possible manner before a graduate selection committee. Suraj has been an amazing mentor and friend. I attribute a large part of my success to Suraj and the folks at Gradvine!

– Ganesh Iyer- Carnegie Mellon- MS Robotics

Akshaya Bomnawar

These guys are amazing , they know their work and are passionate about it .

Raghunathh Reddy

Gradvine team helped me understand the career prospects & course selection in detail. I recommend anyone who would like to have a good understanding of Masters Specialization can approach this team.