Get selectted to your dream b-school

How it works

This video explains the process we follow

  • We begin by reviewing your entire profile in full detail
  • We understand from you what your objectives are in pursuing an MBA
  • We shortlist schools and work on the application essays

GoalPost - Admissions consulting service from Sharp Minds

Objective

To work alongside the applicant in order to clearly and concisely identify and articulate relevant and important ideas for b-school MBA application essays or SoPs and to advise the applicant in shortlisting b-schools.

What is included ?

  1. Analysing every aspect of your candidature in order to make it more competitive
  2. Identifying Career Goals that can be presented to b-schools
  3. Mapping your profile to the MiM or MBA programs you will apply to
  4. Assistance in selecting which b-schools to apply to
  5. Planning the next steps in order to strengthen certain areas of the profile or to fill in the gaps
  6. Generating ideas and content for key questions asked in application forms and interviews.
  7. Working on essays for individual b-schools

We follow a 5-Step process

Step 1: FULL PROFILE EVALUATION

We will examine every aspect of your profile -

  1. Academic
  2. Professional
  3. Personal
  4. Extra-Curricular
  5. Other (Family / Lineage / any other aspect)

Step 2: CAREER GOALS CLARITY

Based on the detailed analysis of your profile, we will help you work out the short, medium, and long term career goals for your application essays and Sops.

  • Career goals - Defining Career Goals clearly, concisely, and as precisely as possible. Includes short term, medium term, and long term career goals. 
  • Career Path - Spelling out career path post-MBA / Masters in management program.

Step 3: MBA / MIM COURSE FIT

In this part of the evaluation, we will make sure that you are able to present a good fit of your past and future with the MBA or MiM program that you plan to opt for.

  • Why MBA - Explaining why an MBA / Masters course is the right next step in the candidate's career
  • Integration - Integrating past work-experience with post-MBA career plans

Step 4: FINALIZING B-SCHOOLS TO APPLY TO

Based on our assessment of your profile as well your preferences including country, budget, specialization and more, we will provide you a shortlist of between 5 - 10 b-schools that you can consider. We will also guide you on next steps as to how to finalize your b-school shortlist

Step 5: WORKING ON ESSAYS, RESUME, RECOS

Once we are ready with content based on steps 1 & 2 above, and have finalized the b-schools to apply to based on 3 & 4 above, we start working on the actual essay questions included in the b-school application. We guide you in drafting answers, after which we review them and suggest changes and improvements. We work with you till the final edit, after which you can submit the essay responses.

In order to come up with a winning application, we integrate the following seamlessly:
1. Your Test Scores

High scores reflect high intellectual capacity and a good ability to cope with academics during the MBA program. Lower scores may signal a concern to b-schools. We need to handle both effectively

2. Your CV

Most schools ask for a 1-page resume. You therefore have to make sure that you pack in the relevant things and leave out the unnecassary

3. Your Essays or SoP

Based on the inputs given, you can now confidently proceed to prepare the draft answers for most essay questions in the respective application forms for your MiM or MBA programs.

Each b-school has a different set of essays. Besides career goals and why you wish to pursue an MBA, the essays may cover various other areas of your personality. You need solid answers to each question, irrespective of whether the permissible word count is 100 or 600 words.

Many Masters programs in Management may not have a set of essays. Rather, they ask you to write a Statement of Purpose in about 800 to 2000 words. This can be a huge challenge because filling in with needless info won't help at all. You have to be very specific here as well.

Once your draft essays / SoP have/has been prepared, we do the following:.

  • Detailed review of the draft answer prepared by the applicant to check for quality of content and presentation
  • Suggesting changes to the draft with specific pointers on what needs to be modified and how
  • To request for additional details from the candidate if the essay content touches upon something not covered in GoalPost 6-step process detailed above
  • To recheck the revised answers submitted by the candidate
  • To perform a final edit on the essays to make sure they are presented in a convincing, clear, and precise manner so as to stand-out among the vast pool of applicants.
4. Your Letters of Recommendation (LoR)

We do not write or draft letters of recommendation nor do we advise candidates to write them on behalf of the referees. You have to ask the person giving the LoR to respond.

However, b-schools do encourage applicants to discuss with the persons giving the LoRs as to why they need it, the significance of the LoR, and what the b-school looks for in an LoR. We guide you in this process.

5. Interview

The next step after getting successfully short-listed by a b-school is to appear for the Interview - either face-to-face or via skype, depending on the b-school.

It is a big mistake to ignore the Interview aspect while writing the rest of the applicaton. Therefore, everything we put into the answers to the essay questions as well as in the CV, is done with an eye on the forthcoming interview. Once you get the interview call, we guide you on the subsequent preparation and if necessary, conduct mock interviews as well.

Pricing and upgrades

1 b-school package: ₹ 35900
2 b-schools package: ₹ 49900
3 to 5 b-schools: ₹ 59900 - 79900
Discounts available to our GMAT students

* GMAT Classroom Group Coaching (In-person or Online) will get a discount of ₹ 14000 on the above prices

** GMAT Private Tutoring students will get a discount of ₹ 7000

*** GMAT IMPACT and PRO Self-paced Online course students will get a discount of ₹ 2500 & ₹ 4500 respectively

Whatsapp us on 8097075272 or email us at mba@sharpminds.in if you need more info or want to get started with GoalPost

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