I first heard of CollegeStation from a trusted friend who joined MIT Sloan with support from Abhishek. While the referral was itself a strong enough reason, I was sold on him during our first call – he had very specific insights into my profile and how it needed to be approached. Unlike other consultants, he did not hold back in sharing knowledge, and explained how he would approach my unconventional experience upfront. Apart from this, he has a unique ability to adapt, can engage in any conversation about any topic, and has willingness to listen, all of which made my MBA admissions journey truly transformational.
After signing up, I kept procrastinating for a few weeks, and he still kept motivating me In the right way – I did not expect this from any consultant. At one point, I had almost given up after my 2nd GMAT attempt. But Abhishek never gave up on me. If it wasn’t for him, I would have not made the deadline for a few schools.
Objectively speaking his crisp writing style, ability to break down bigger ideas into simpler ones, and to find the most meaningful story in the most mundane events are his biggest strengths. He continued to engage during the interview prep, followed up with emails and was even available for odd calls to manage the anxiety around the application uncertainty. As a queer applicant I also was amazed how quickly he became comfortable.
His working style pushed me to explore more within my own experiences and gave me a certain thought-process of approaching any essay. I continue to use many of these learnings at my work and job applications.
Never did I feel I wasn’t in good hands. If I had to go back in time, I would do this all over again!