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Rohit, 23, India 

STRENGTH

Passion for Innovation

WEAKNESS

Gap in studies & Unspectacular GPA

BACKGROUND

Bachelors in Science from an Indian University

GPA

GRE

 The Challenge

Rohit after finishing his bachelors had refrained from taking a job and had rather invested time in preparing for a competitive exam. Sadly, he wasn’t able to succeed in it and now wanted to pursue his second passion, business.
But with a gap in studies and no work-ex, this was looking extremely difficult, further, a low GRE added to this problem.

Client Hesitation

When he contacted us, Rohit had a lot of confusions!

  • Firstly, he was very demotivated as he already had a gap year and thought he was lacking way behind other applicants.
  • His school list included primarily Tier 3 schools as he was not feeling very confident in applying for the competitive schools.
  • Lastly, he was in a dilemma of retaking his GRE again.

 Our Strategy

Digging deeper into his profile we tried to find things in his profile that differentiated him from other applicants and could cover his gap. 

We started with an hour-long brainstorming session where we were able to discover the niche areas of his profile. Through this call, we got to know his strengths and activities he was involved in during his college.

  • We looked beyond the obvious and dug deep into his profile, concentrating on his achievements while in school and college. 
  • Here we found a string of activities he had been involved in since a young age. He was passionate about innovation and had several competitions and awards to his name. 
  • Once we figured out his skills our next step was to highlight the projects he was doing in parallel to his preparations. 

 How we Implemented it

We used the learnings here as a base to connect his passion for innovation with the activities he had pursued in school/college and other part-time pursuits he had enrolled in after graduating. 

Further leadership skills and teamwork skills were explicitly highlighted by giving due credit to the activities he was involved in, which were varied and considerable.

We focused on projects he was doing in parallel with his studies, and built a story around pursuing innovative projects to drive bigger impact on society, this way we were able to present a different profile from the average applicant, which colleges appreciated.

To account for the gap after his bachelor’s, we highlighted a sustainability project he was doing alongside his studies and concentrated on why he took this pursuit up.

This helped account for the gap year after his bachelor’s and allowed us to fill a seemingly empty gap.

Result: Admit into the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management!

Client Remark

I had an absolutely amazing experience with MiM-Essay. They helped me to create a pitch-perfect application highlighting my strengths. I was very confused on how to explain for my gap year, but they actually dig deep into my profile and helped me to find out my passion. I am really thankful for all the guidance provided by them, that helped me to get into my dream B-school

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