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Rajdeep Chimni


Admissions Gateway



Consultant Bio

I am a Kellogg alumnus (2008) with Product Management and Entrepreneurial experience. I served as an Admissions Ambassador while at Kellogg and also as the Secretary of the Kellogg Alumni Association of India.

I have helped 600+ candidates across 20+ countries achieve their dreams of getting into top MBA programs with $20M+ in scholarship. I specialize in helping candidates apply to the top-15 US b-schools, INSEAD and LBS. This year my candidates received 58 admissions to the top-5 US b-schools and a total of $6M+ in scholarships.

I have an approachable style and have no limits to time spent or iterations while coaching. We work to help our candidates not only gain admissions and scholarships but also to set them up for success at b-school.

Company Information

Admissions Gateway is a boutique consulting firm, established in 2007, with a track record of helping 700+ aspirants realize their dream of attending the top-15 US Business schools, LBS and INSEAD. What our clients appreciate most about our engagement model is: ‘living’ the application period with them. Our ‘invested mentoring’ enables candidates to succeed beyond the applications during Business School and beyond. We have a team of 5 consultants from the M7 b-schools and work with a limited number of candidates each year.

Admissions Results:

2017 results: Top-5: 58 admissions, top-10: 113

2016 results: Top-5: 30 admissions, top-10: 94

2015 results: Top-5: 23 admissions, top-10: 84

2017 Highlights:

Harvard/Stanford/Wharton: 32 admissions

Kellogg/Booth: 26 admissions

Columbia/MIT/Tuck: 17 admissions

Ross/Yale/Duke/Darden/Stern etc: 38 admissions

Scholarship Results:

2017 scholarships: Top-20 ~$6M

2016 scholarships: Top-20 ~$4.7M

2015 scholarships: Top-20 ~$3M

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We have end-to-end 3 school and 5 school packages.

These cover:
– Profile evaluation and building
– Resume building
– Goals and skill gap
– Why MBA
– School selection
– Networking with our alumni at schools
– Essay guidance
– Recommendation tips
– Interview prep
– Scholarship guidance and negotiation

Location: Gurgaon India

Phone: +91 989-989-4443

Email: rchimni2008@kellogg.northwestern.edu

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  • High Standards - Wharton ($$), Kellogg 1Y ($) + $200K at Top-10 Schools
    1 day ago
    Rajdeep’s expertise was reflected in his ability to provide pointed and insightful feedback on my application material. As a first-time applicant, the application process was a black-box to me. Rajdeep helped me think about the strategic business impact of my achievements and bring it out in my resume and essays. In particular, he was great at helping me drill down my technical experiences in financial advisory, simplify complex financial jargon, and put together a well-rounded, engaging story with an easy flow. I also appreciate Rajdeep’s persistence in ensuring that I iterated as many times as was needed with the essays before I arrived at an application-ready version. Mock interviews and support in preparation helped me do my best in interviews. Rajdeep also provided valuable advice on my ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Exceeded Expectations - Wharton Group Discussion & Interview Prep, Admitted ($$$)
    2 weeks ago
    Rajdeep came highly recommended to me from a friend at Harvard and hence I had high expectations. Turns out, he exceeded them. I worked with him for Wharton interview prep and I found the experience to be thorough, detailed and ultimately, helpful. Rajdeep did this using a three-pronged approach - 1) Detailed overview of the process through a long email covering suggested reachings and approach, 2) Practical insights through conversations facilitated with Wharton students who had gone through the process, and 3) Personal feedback on the notes prepared and tailoring them to bring out individual strengths. I appreciated all three aspects which allowed me to frame my approach quickly and provided a sounding board to stress test my approach before going into the interview. The ...
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    Romit Mehta
    MBA Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Worked with Rajdeep While Juggling a Hectic Work Schedule - Wharton ($$) & Kellogg
    3 weeks ago
    I learned about Rajdeep through Poets and Quants when I was looking for an experienced consultant who had a good M7 success rate. Additionally, the cost was realistic and not an exorbitant number quoted by other consultants. When I started working with Rajdeep, I appreciated how structured the whole process was. On our first call, he laid out the different stages of the process and the high-level timelines involved for each stage. This visibility and structure not only boosted my confidence but also helped me plan to juggle my work responsibilities and application deadlines. As we began discussing each of the elements in my background and profile in depth, Rajdeep was very prompt in his responses and spent a lot of time helping me get my foundational ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • At-Cause Attitude (Wharton $$ + Kellogg)
    3 weeks ago
    Friends at Booth and Wharton referred me to Rajdeep and I joined him because of his track record. I applied in round one myself and gained admission to Duke ($98k) and Darden ($120k) having taken interview assistance from Rajdeep. I then joined Rajdeep for my round two applications to Wharton, Booth, MIT, and Kellogg. Rajdeep help me bring about a strategic shift in my resume and helped me articulate my leadership experiences in my essays. What stood out for me was his at-cause attitude – working with applicants even while he had an urgent family situation to attend to. He worked tirelessly to prepare me for the Wharton TBD – even scheduling long late-night calls at a short notice. Another thing I appreciated was Rajdeep’s calmness ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Patient, did 10+ iterations! Wharton ($$), Kellogg ($$)
    1 month ago
    I had an exceedingly positive experience with Rajdeep. When I started, I was unsure of my target schools, how to plan the process and what the schools were looking for. Rajdeep has a robust understanding of the process across schools and helped me structure the application process from start to finish. Early in the process, he provided a timeline of each step, which provided comfort that I was on track. While working on the resume and goals, Rajdeep pushed me to restate my goal. Realizing that my initial goal was a bit confusing, he helped to better craft my goal statement into something that all could understand. This feedback really helped me state my goal during interviews as well! Rajdeep has a clear idea of what strengths ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Rajdeep Will Support You Until You Are Admitted - Kellogg Admit
    1 month ago
    heard about Rajdeep from colleagues at work. My overall experience was very pleasant. I couldn’t have done it without him. Few things that stood out for me: His focus on specificity: Rajdeep made sure that every statement that I wrote in my app made sense and was not some vague and general remark. He would push for more research and ensured only quality work goes ahead. Helping extract stories out of work examples: Rajdeep really helped me to form detailed stories out of instances at work which then ties with my overall story. R1/R2 school distribution: This we could have improved. I could have kept a few schools for R2 to make sure that I still would have few schools left to apply in case of no ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Invests time and highly supportive – Booth ($70), Kellogg ($70), Ross ($148)
    1 month ago
    My colleagues in consulting had worked with Rajdeep and seen amazing success. Other consultants I talked to had different school ranges from what was my view, so after my conversation with Rajdeep I read testimonials, saw the success rate (particularly from my firm) and joined him. My journey for applications has been grinding, super busy and taxing. But Rajdeep has been with me all along, making me better with each edit and really investing time in my applications. Given I had an early start and I am a very ‘J’ person, I had completed my resume and goals definition way before applications had even opened. Rajdeep asked all the right questions that made me think and understand the point he is trying to bring forth. Personally, I think ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Engagement above all expectations, Kellogg and Columbia admits!
    1 month ago
    I reached out to Rajdeep to help me with applications when I had absolutely no idea of the process. From the moment he came on board, he was frank and methodical. The most striking thing is that he takes complete ownership of the application and treats it as his own. We went through multiple iterations for resume and essays until he was sure about each word that was written in the application. This in turn gave me tremendous confidence in his commitment to my application. Rajdeep introduced me to frameworks for the resume, which transformed my resume and made it more appealing. He was patient and went through each and every line on the resume in detail. Writing essays was a mammoth task for me ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • HBS interview prep and reflection; Accepted
    1 month ago
    I was referred by a friend in his first year at HBS and worked with Rajdeep for the interview and post-interview reflection. I'm incredibly grateful to Rajdeep for all his genuine guidance and support through the HBS interview prep, and I'm certain HBS would not have happened without him! I reached out to him just a week before my HBS interview, with super tight timelines on my end. Rajdeep went out of his way to adjust to my schedule, and carefully tailored my prep, rather than employing a cookie-cutter approach. During the mocks, he provided sharp, nuanced and insightful comments, along with suggestions on how to improve, in a very short period of time. His understanding of the HBS interview process is unparalleled. In the 24-hour window ...
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  • Olin Ding last year to Wharton admit with Rajdeep
    1 month ago
    Having applied earlier to Olin and not having made it I was unsure about how to fully project my experience through essays and during interviews, for which I believed soliciting guidance would be the best approach. Secondly, my current job is heavily demanding and I wanted someone to keep me on track. Rajdeep has one of the best track records for applications to the M7. The most brilliant part of his advise was that despite having an unconventional profile, I was able to explain my experiences in the right manner, using the most appropriate anecdotes which gave my story the required impetus. During one such instance of laying down the goals, the questions put forth by Rajdeep led me to dive into extensive research ...
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    Class of 2022 N/A
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