I would like to start by saying that Gradvine is the best thing that happened to me. Gradvine was suggested to me by one of my friends as I was not able to find the time and make the efforts to go see a consultancy firm in my city. I had my share of concerns as the whole idea of online consultancy for such physical and time consuming work did not seem feasible to me.

However, people at Gradvine surprised me with their willingness to help students achieve their dream. I would like to thank my mentor who tirelessly helped me with my applications and answered to all my questions/concerns within a stipulated time frame. He did not only assist me with the applications but motivated me to apply for dream universities and made me believe that I can get into them. So I agreed to his suggestions and applied for the following program:

– MS in Industrial Engineering/MEM Program:

  1. Columbia University – Admitted
  2. Penn State University – Admitted
  3. University of Southern California – Admitted
  4. University of Pittsburgh – Admitted
  5. University of Illinois Chicago – Admitted
  6. Hong Kong University of Science and Tech (Hong Kong) – Admitted
  7. Purdue University – Rejected
  8. University of Washington Seattle – Rejected
  9. Georgia Tech – Waitlisted and then Rejected due to no vacancy
  10. Duke University – Rejected

My profile: GRE – 314, TOEFL – 102, CGPA – 8.74…. 3 years of work experience in different industries (IT, Manufacturing and Technology)
Some pros of choosing Gradvine over others are listed below:

  1. Very cost-effective.
  2. Highly motivational.
  3. Excellent at understanding your experiences and requirements and suggesting best possible options accordingly.
  4. Always make you aim higher.
  5. Always available at your service.

I wish them all the best and hope to personally meet some of them soon. Thanks Gradvine.

I had my share of concerns as the whole idea of online consultancy for such physical and time consuming work did not seem feasible to me. However, people at Gradvine surprised me with their willingness to help students achieve their dream. I would like to thank my mentor who tirelessly helped me with my applications and answered to all my questions/concerns within a stipulated time frame

-Ayush Goyal- Columbia University- Management Science & Engineering