Why CareerLabs Graduate School Consulting Services?

Applying to Graduate schools can be a time consuming and tricky process. Each school has its own criteria that they look for in a potential student. To meet these demands, applicants have to keep in mind the different requirements for each and every school that they wish to apply to. There are also other pressures: the various application deadlines, high levels of competition, and low selection rates. All these factors make applying to Graduate schools a process that is complicated, time-consuming, and extremely stressful.

 

At CareerLabs, we believe in making the application process stress-free. We provide assistance at every step along the way, making the journey to your dream school as simple as we can. Our unparalleled guidance ensures that your application reflects your profile and work in the best possible version, bringing you closer to your dream school!

  • Overview
  • Our Approach
  • How We Work

We offer comprehensive, end-to-end programmes to help you through every phase of your application to your desired B-School. Our process is simple; we aim at guiding you throughout the process to ensure that not only does your application stand out, but it is also a true representation of your best work. We provide unparalleled, personalised guidance, and an ecosystem of support that ensure your application reflects the very best version of you. Some of the services we provide are:

Profile Gap Analysis
Review and Feedback for Resume
Guidance for School selection
Profile mentoring
Strategy Sessions
Post Admit Help
Reviews/Editing of Essays
Mock Visa Interview



The process of applying to business programmes can be overwhelming and time-consuming. Our tried and tested approach ensures that not only is your application the best that it can be, but also that the process itself is as smooth and easy as possible.

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Our Approach

There are three essential questions that need to be worked out at the very beginning of your journey with us:

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Through the onboarding process, and your filled questionnaire and form, we get a good idea of where your profile stands. Based on your preferred graduate schools, and our extensive research, we can also get a clear picture of what kind of a profile you need to have. Our expert consultants then analyze the best strategy to bridge this gap, working with you to build and refine your profile in accordance with your goals.

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Let us guide you

Our team of expert consultants study your profile and make sure that the essays, Resume, and other documents to be submitted with your application show the best version and representation of you and your work. We then match your profile to the perfect graduate schools for you based on the various class profiles for these schools. We also help you develop your profile to better suit your dream school through our Profile Gap Analysis service, which allows you to work on the needed aspects to make your profile a better fit for your preferred business schools and programmes. Our entire process works on an established timeline, which ensures that the application process is smooth and prompt. We understand that no two applicants are alike, and therefore no two applications should be alike either. This is why all reviews, feedback, and strategy sessions provided by our team will be tailor-made for you based on your input. Our aim is to guide you through the application process such that the end product-- the application-- reflects your best work. We do not make your application for you, in order to remain in compliance with the terms of the application as well as retain the authenticity of your application. Our process, however, involves extensive guidance and support, which optimises your application process, bringing you closer to your dream graduate school!

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Krithika Srinivasan

“It is my life’s mission to help a million to achieve their dream careers, and my journey has just begun!”

Krithika Srinivasan is an alumna of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she acquired two Master’s degrees, and also did a minor in Marketing from the Ross School of Business. After a successful career in the technical field, she made the shift to helming admissions consulting services at Byju’s in order to help people pursue their dream careers through higher education. Having gone through the experience herself, and having helped hundreds of successful applicants to get into top B-Schools and Graduate Schools, she can be trusted for her frank and experienced approach.



Successful Admits

Stanford | CMU | UIUC | UC Berkley | UMich | Georgia Tech | Columbia | UPenn | NCSU | UCLA | TAMU | Cornell | ASU | Virginia Trech | RWTH- Aachen | UBC | McGill | KU-Leuven | UC- Dublin

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What happens after 24 hours of the on-boarding call? Am I eligible to any refund at all if I change my mind?
After 24 hours of the on- boarding call, you are eligible for partial or no refund based on the services provided to you. Please refer to the Terms and Conditions for the detailed policy on refund.

 

Will the same consultant be assigned to me for monthly calls?
While we make an effort to provide the same consultant assigned to you every month, however, this may sometimes not be possible. All of our consultants are extremely well-qualified to handle all kinds of cases, and will ensure that you have a seamless experience on our platform. Also, at every stage, depending on the level of expertise required, your consultant may be different.

 

Can I change the package I signed up for?
Yes, you can! However, there will be additional charges to be paid for the package which you select. Please contact your counselor to check your eligibility for the same along with charges payable.

 

What if my undergraduate project has not been completed by the time I apply?
Most applicants are in their 7th semester when they apply for admission in universities. The universities abroad are also well aware of this. As long as you have a framework and a general idea of what your project is going to be, you can fill that in your CV. 

 

Can I change my preferred regions/schools after the filled Profile Assessment Form (PAF) is sent back?
Of course! During the time of the Profile Assessment Form (PAF), you would’ve just started the application process with us. It is unlikely you would be aware of what schools will be a good fit for you. That’s where we come in. Even though we will guide you on your way, the final choice of which schools you end up applying to, rests with you.

 

Do I need to know the field in which I want to do Master’s?
Yes! Do your research. Without an area of specialization to begin with, it is extremely difficult to guide you with multiple aspects of your application. You would need to do some researching to come up with which area of specialization and which program you’d like to do your higher studies in. This will enable us to provide focused guidance and support to you in order to make your application stand out. 

 

Is the location of completing my Master’s important?
Yes- in terms of expenses; what sort of careers you can have, and so on. It will also impact what schools we will suggest to you.

 

My CGPA is very low. Won’t this show on my CV? Will it not affect my chances of getting an admission?
CGPA is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of your application. However, there are also other factors like GRE/ GMAT scores, Statement of Purpose (SOP)/ essay, Letter(s) of Recommendation, choice of school, etc. One way to downplay a poor CGPA is to compensate with by excelling in these aspects. Our consultants will also suggest some profile-building activities for you to enhance your profile and ensure that it reaches its best form.

 

If I’m not able to attend the Profile Mentoring Call (PMC) on the scheduled day, can it be re-scheduled?
If you are not available to take the call you will have to intimate us via email. In the email, you’ll have to mention the status of your plan of action and the new activities you have done in the last 30 days in order for us to build your profile gap. You can also mention any queries that you may have in the email. Your consultant will go through the same and get back to you via email or call.

 

Does this plan also provide internships?
No, we do not have any tie ups with companies to help you gain internships. We will
help you out with where you can look for internships and you can then apply according to what is most suitable to your interests.

 

Can I get into schools with GATE scores?
Yes, there are few universities which accept GATE scores. However, they will
have language exams like IELTS/TOEFL. Although, we would suggest you to take GRE for better chances of acquiring Visa.

 

If for some reason I have missed my deadline to submit the documents to the University, will CareerLabs help me for the next intake?
As we would have completed your documentation from our end for that particular intake, we will consider the process as completed. You will have to apply to CareerLabs as a new candidate for the next intake.

 

If I have availed a few services from the Admissions Consulting Services (ACS), say till the Profile Gap Analysis (PGA), and if then I defer my service to the next season, will it resume from where it stopped?
Yes, the service will resume from where it stopped earlier.

 

Is a certificate of social service activity same as that of internships?What happens if I fail to attend a webinar session?
We highly recommend everyone to try their best to attend the webinars as it allows one to ask any query and get clarifications by the experts themselves. However, if due to some reason one is unable to attend the webinar, a recorded version of the same will be sent to them

 

When should I begin the application process for my studies?
You should begin the process at least 9-12 months before the intake year you are planning to apply to. For example, if you are applying to the 2019 intake, it is advisable that you start the process for your profile building between Jan – March 2018 for you to be able to get ample time to work on different factors like, CV, Profile building, GMAT prep, B-School selection, and finally the application.

 

What should I do if the institution rejects my application for a particular program?
If an institution rejects your application, you can re-attempt to apply for a suitable program matching your profile in the same institution itself with more supporting documents, or choose an alternative option in other institutions where your profile would be eligible. We would also suggest you to write to the school asking for a reason or explanation for the rejection.

 

Does the package include visa interview preparation?
Visa interview preparation comes under additional service. Our post admit/interview call team will get in touch with you to explain the prerequisites for this.

 

Does CareerLabs help in providing financial assistance to the clients?
CareerLabs will not be providing any kind of financial assistance to the clients, but will surely help with the information about other financial institutions that provide educational loans. It is up to the client to decide which institution’s plans for financial aid suit them the best.  

 

What should I do if my college application opens after my product validity date?
Most of the college applications will start during the validity of your service as you have signed up for a particular cycle of intake. We would help the client with the application to those B-Schools that have been shortlisted with us before the service expires. However, on a case to case basis the same can be discussed with the Admission Consulting team.

 

What is the difference between Fall and Spring intake?
Fall intake is the intake where-in deadlines begin in the month of September and remain open till January, whereas, the spring intake deadlines are between February to April or May. There are very limited options for an MBA program in the Spring intake.

 

Once I have filled my preferred domain of study in the assessment form, will it be possible for me to change it later?
Yes, you can change your preferred domain of study. We have a Profile Gap Analysis (PGA) session where you will get to know the gaps in your profile along with a discussion to understand what suits the client best. 

 

When should I take the GMAT exam?
Ideally, the early you take the GMAT, the more time you have to concentrate on your application. However, if you are targeting the Round 1 (Sept-Oct), it is advisable that you have a GMAT score latest by July end. We would need a minimum of 25 days to help you prepare your application for the first school of your choice.

 

Who will be my mentor for each stage?
You will have a Single Point of Contact (SPoC), who will be guiding you throughout the process. However, at each stage you will be talking to the respective experts of that stage. For e.g., your CV Discussion call will be done by one of our CV experts, whereas the Profile Gap Analysis will be taken care by your consultant, post which you will be assigned a mentor who will be guiding and mentoring you for your profile building, B-School discussions, application, etc.

 

What is the validity of the service?
Spring 2020
– Services Expire on 30th September 2020
Fall 2020– Services Expire on 31st January 2020
Spring 2021– Services Expire on 30th September 2021
Fall 2021– Services Expire on 31st January 2021

 

Can I extend the services?
The services can be extended in case there is a delay, or the client feels that s/he needs more time to complete the application process. In such cases, an additional service fee would be applicable for the shift of service  

To know more, or to avail customised services that cater to your specific needs, contact us at support@thecareerlabs.com 

Selecting Graduate Schools

“What schools should I apply to?”, “How should I select my top schools?”- Questions like these often cloud the minds of all those who take the GRE. How should one choose from so many universities all over the globe? What criteria should one follow? Here are a few things that one can consider while making this decision.

Success Stories

" I took help from BYJU'S for GRE preparation, Profile Building and Admission Consulting. Expert mentors guided me throughout the year and worked along with me to prepare the documents, such as Resume, SoP much in advance and helped me select the Universities. Services were personalized to suit my requirements. All the mentors were very patient and friendly.",

Disha, MS in Computer Science, Dalhousie University

" All you got to do is just follow their guidance and they make sure you get what you desire. These guys are very flexible. They will understand your limitations and will guide you on personal level and not just as your consultants."

Rishab, MS in Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, SUNY Buffalo

" I took BYJU’S MS consulting services with my application process for these universities. I found the service most helpful with the SOP writing work. The SOP framework provided by the team helped me a lot. Also, the team reviewed my CV well."

S Prusty, Master of Science and Information Systems, University of Washington, Purdue University, Arizona State University

" I took the Admissions Counselling Services. I think the PGA was quite helpful, followed by university shortlisting and inputs on the SOP/LoRs. BYJU's Services streamlined my entire application process and really helped me in keeping track of my deadlines and submissions.

S Sinha,MS Chemical Engineering, University of California San Diego

" The Application services and GRE study material were the ones I subscribed for. Both proved to be immensely helpful and the admissions team did a great job helping me frame my SOP and LoR's. The services reduced my time and effort as it offered me the right direction to focus. The Application process got easier and stress free".

Soumya B,MEng. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo

" I needed some sort of push in order to take time in researching and applying to universities. Byju's was a good help in this. They helped me in organizing my university application procedures.".

Anil, M.S in Computer Science University of Helsinki, University of Groningen and KTH Royal Institute of Technology