Growth of Scholar Strategy as well as my books was recently covered in an exclusive interview with Crazy Engineers. Give it a read to see how my own journey has unfolded. As I keep mentioning, it is really important to introspect and figure out what career path can make you happy. So, I hope this story into my own growth will provide you with additional inspiration and insight.
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- GRE Advice (3)
- Internship Hunt (8)
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- Life Abroad (18)
- MBA Admissions Advice (2)
- MBA Financing (5)
- MBA Jobs & Career (10)
- MS Admissions Advice (41)
- MS Funding (6)
- MS Interview Preparation (1)
- MS Jobs & Careers (16)
- MS Program Reviews (10)
- MS Success Stories (17)
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- Opinions (15)
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I will be graduating from Portland State University in 2018, completing my Master’s in Electrical and Computer Engineering – and I would like to thank Scholar Strategy for enabling me for a journey that I never planned to do. A little bit of history about myself, I was working as a Software Engineer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise for 2 years and there has been something constant throughout my time there – total dislike for the job and thoughts on how to get out it for good. Nistha played a piv… Read more
Melvin, Intel, Cadence, EE
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… Read more
Anas Siddiqui, NCSU (MS CS)
Being an IT guy, it was very difficult for me to set aside some time and prepare my SOP. I approached Scholar Strategy and spoke to Nistha. She was very helpful and came up with a plan that was tailor made. All her SOP reviews were to the point and insightful. Fall 2015 was crazily competitive and I’m sure Nistha’s guidance palyed a huge part in me secure an admission.
Lalith, SUNY Buffalo (MS CS)
I highly recommend scholar strategy because unlike other Counselling agencies, it helps aspiring students to work on SOP on their own. No one spoon feeds which infact is better and efficient way of advising. Ironically I feel more independent and confident if and when I apply to more universities and might skip counselling sessions in the future. The best part is that by joining scholar strategy one becomes a part of a highly interactive and vibrant network of students studying or applying … cr… Read more
Raghav, ND (MEM)
Nistha is really amazing at what she does. Since she’s been through it all herself, her advice and feedback is very practical and we can relate to it. She “gets” us 😉
Akshata Mohan, UT Austin/CMU (Business Analytics)
Working with Nistha has been a wonderful experience. It was due to her insightful SOP reviews that I was able to turn an average initial draft into a much more competitive SOP. The active Facebook community of Scholar strategy is an invaluable resource. Seniors provide advice and clear doubts on various topics like school evaluation, interview questions, job/internship/scholarship opportunities and VISA issues. More than anything else, Nistha really cares about your career and that is what sets … Read more
Aditya, Duke, UMass Amherst (MEM)
A very good approach to guidance..no spoon feeding. The best part about Scholar Strategy is the quality of mentoring by Nistha and support directly from the current students.
Khushboo, Syracuse, UTD (CS)
Scholar strategy has been of great help during my entire application process and I hope it keeps on doing well and helping others like me.
Saumya Gulati, Ohio State, Columbia (MS Chemical Engg)
Nistha is undoubtedly the best at what she does. Unlike most counselors who work on a copy-paste strategy, Nistha provides a great user experience, helping you craft a unique coherent story for the admission essay/SOP. She pushes you to think outside the box, something no other counsellor can do. She ensures that you apply to the best schools, providing constructive feedback for every choice. In summary, Scholar Strategy is the Bee’s Knees. Thank You Nistha for being awesome.
Aditya Kapoor, Syracuse (MIS)
It’s not about getting low or high GRE and TOEFL score. It’s about the complete profile. Walking out with low score from centre disappointed me but Nistha’s guidance in making strong SOP/LOR/Resume made me eligible for getting into good universities. She is the only one who actually knows what admission committee needs. From start to end she was very handy and quick in evaluating profile and making it strong. As I can see student with more than 300 score in GRE got rejection from NEU, BOSTON. Bu… Read more
Rohit Agarwal, Northeastern (MIS)