I decided to join Scholar Strategy based on Nistha’s credentials and I am very happy with the services provided so far. She had a one on one telephonic conversation with me which helped me put to perspective what I really wanted from my Masters. In the process she meticulously has analyzed the type of person I am and whether my choice of Courses and Institutions are actually relevant to my future career goals. After a thorough analysis she helped me pick the right mix of Universities keeping in …
Kanchana Karthikeyan, Duke (MEM)
Most places don’t encourage you to apply to ambitious schools – they ask you to only apply to universities where you will almost certainly get in (the ‘safety’ schools), so that they will definitely have a ‘success’ story. Nistha’s different. Not only does she encourage you to apply to ambitious schools, she also helps you narrow down on the ones which match your interests best. Her advice is encouraging, and also practical at the same time; you can definitely see that she’s been through all thi…
N Saxena, Harvard, UCSC (CS)
Nistha was introduced to me by a friend. I trusted my friend and have never looked back. Nistha is very professional and supportive. She has vast experience and transparency. If you are looking for honest advice and are ready to work hard, she can be a go to person to navigate you through the tedious process.
Sahil, Columbia MSBA, TAMU, CMU, Washington (MIS)
When I started with my MS application process, I was clear that I required a mentor, who would guide me through the process, and not someone who would give me a free ride to an average university and ask me to feel grateful for it. Nistha proved to be the best mentor I could hope for. I always had to be at the top of my game while working with her. Right from university selection, to drafting my statement of purpose and letter of recommendations, her valuable feedback helped me excel. Her fee…
Yasho Vardhan, UMCP (MIS)
I cannot thank Nistha enough for her guidance regarding LOR’s, SOP, University selection and finally being a pillar of support at all times. The best part is she understands the whole range of emotions students go through during the application process. Most people don’t, because they themselves never faced such a situation. Scholar Strategy being an online venture is very convenient for everyone I guess. It saved me a lot of time. The only thing I needed to do whenever I had any query was to…
Neel Chatterjee, UMN (EE)
I was a mid-career professional in my early thirties when I started my journey with Scholar Strategy (SS). Tired with the monotonous job, and frustrated with corporate politics, I was probably going through a ‘mid-career’ crisis, not really sure where I wanted to go. This is when Nistha came to my rescue and trust me she is the best counsellor I have ever had in my life! Having spent 12 years in IT industry, I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to do an MBA and that’s when Nistha helped me f…
Priyasha, MIT SDM, Berkeley, Washington, MIS
Thank you so much, Nistha. It would not have been possible without your guidance. The admit from UChicago was a dream come true. I still believe that the turning point for all my applications was the SOP. I don’t have enough words to thank you. Keep up with good work.
Ashish, UChicago, Purdue Stats
I initially decided that I would go ahead with my applications without a counselor as it proved to be quite futile when my elder sister used it. But after perusing through Nistha’s answers on Quora and the articles on her blog, I decided to go ahead with Scholar Strategy without a second thought! I was really impressed with her structured procedure throughout, which also comes from the fact that she’s been through this herself (a rarity among counselors!) She was very pragmatic with her suggest…
Anas Siddiqui, NCSU (MS CS)
I dropped a year due to health issues and used that time to prepare for Masters in US. But this year gap was increasing and joining Scholar Strategy was a wake-up call. I was totally confused regarding the course to pursue and Nistha made it clear to me. She showed me the path to identify my passions. And from there on, the sail was smooth. The timely facebook posts, quora answers, her book, the presentations and the feedback on my documents are very valuable for me.
Rex, Wisconsin, USC (CS), UVA DS
Scholar Strategy is for people who are looking for a mentor and not a typical counselor. Working with Nistha has been great. She helps you come up with a unique story of your own for the SOP and this I believe is one thing that makes your application stand out. She was available on mails throughout the process, giving honest and practical suggestions. A special mention to our closed Facebook group called ‘Scholar Strategy gang’, this group’s peer-help has been amazing. Thank you, Nistha!
Suchitra, Syracuse (MIS)