So what are the next 2-3 months of your life really going to look like?

You did the GMAT, and even came out with a pretty good score … But is this score enough to get you accepted at the school you want? And what school do you want?

You start researching – reading and talking about the admission process – and from here to there you hear about a bunch of modest, quiet people who prefer work over talking about work. You go to a “meet and greet” event with the company, and you leave it with a gut feeling that these people are “one of us” – not  business people only after your money, but folks who will really go the extra mile for you and will do what it takes to get you accepted at the school you want.

Next comes the first conversation with an aditor, Even though you know he sees a few dozen like you, he makes you feel like you’re the only one currently on his agenda. You realize that Ivy uses a unique business model: on the one hand, connecting you with a consultant from the graduate school to which you want to be admitted, backed up by the deep experience , and on the other hand, leading you to write the essays for your preferred schools in the most logical order.

From there you find yourself involved in a complete operations of professionals – Oded, Aaron, the linguistic editors team and the connection with alumni that enriches your essays and provides another advantage. They all work very hard to produce the best product for you, the best essays, the messages delivered in a very clean, direct manner, the right teasers in the appropriate place, and the bottom line where the reader expects it.

Another draft, the correction of line here, a sentence’s extension there, consultation, calls into the night, and finally the submission of the application. Then you wait and wait and wait. And then the highly anticipated email arrives, inviting you for an interview. You call your advisor to tell him you’ve received an interview invitation, and you can hear that he is as happy and excited as you are!

the team is excited, too, but a little less, since they knew it would happen …

You perform an extensive interview prep with Gur and Oren, so during the interview itself you covered almost any question in advance, and when a question appears, you know what the interviewer wants to check, how to formulate your answer, where to take a short pause and what to emphasize.

After the interview, it’s waiting and waiting and waiting…

Then it happens. You see a foreign number on the cell phone display. You reply hesitantly, on the other side is Jennifer asking you if it’s a convenient time to talk … you answer yes, and hear you were admitted.

You call your advisor, and you can feel his joy burst through the phone … All the hours, days, nights, readings, edits, changes, improvements, emphasis, replacements – all this comes down to this second: You tell him that your mutual efforts have paid off.

the tam is excited, but less. They knew you would be admitted…

Oded the Amazing, who took a candidate with less than the best GMAT score and a reasonable GPA, and Aaron the Idol, who never gave up and continued to correct and improve each detail in the essays and resume: I want to thank you both for the effort, the time, and for helping me realize my dream of being admitted to Kellogg.

Gur and Oren, your contribution in the money-time and the extensive training for the interview proved itself time and again.

this team is always mindful of deadlines, made sure that nothing was missing and read every essay to augment and improve it from his vast experience – thanks for caring and for the investment,  you are a model of commitment to the cause, endless devotion, of calm even in times of crisis, and an inexhaustible source of  knowledge and the know-how to leverage it. 

I would not have achieved my dream without you.

Thank you!!

Kellogg 2012