More About Our Company

Basically there are two things that I wanted to share with my readers and students on my “About Me” page: Ofcourse the first one is a bit about me, then a bit about why I started with BrightLink Prep.

On 21 September 2007 when I gave my GRE exam I scored 1590/1600 with a 800/800 in the Quantitative section. (This converts to a 339/340 on the Revised Scale). In 2008 I gave my GMAT and got a 97 percentile. Then I went to U.S. to pursue my postgraduate studies at one of the elitest IVY League – Cornell and also took up a couple of courses at Harvard.


Three and a half years later. . .


… when I was in Pakistan I started getting a lot of queries from students aspiring to go to the U.S. for higher studies regarding GRE, GMAT, Admissions, Recommendation, Statement of Purpose etc. . .

This propelled me to start BrightLink Prep – with the only aim of helping out prospective students in Pakistan getting into U.S. and doing the GRE and GMAT.


About Me


I am . . . Talha Omer

  • You know about my U.S. education and my scores.
  • I worked for 2 years at Telenor and now I am an independent strategy and marketing consultant for various companies.
  • My passion for teaching and U.S. education has motivated me to help out you guys get over the hurdle of GRE and GMAT and applying to U.S. colleges.

I am on. . .

  • LinkedIn, Facebook, and of course email: info at brightlinkprep dot com


About BrightLink Prep’s Spirit


Harvard and Cornell played very influential roles in my life. I have a dream – every fellow Pakistani who loves education should make it to such places. And I would love to guide you towards that goal.

I hope you find my courses and the associated blog to be of value.

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Steps to Take Before Fall Admissions Deadlines

Prospective Pakistani applicants for the Fall 2018 admissions have 3-4 months till the application deadlines, most of which are in December and January. Unless you are all set to apply and have all the required materials ready, which is highly unlikely, there is a lot that you need to do in these coming few months before you apply. In fact utilizing this time effectively is crucial and will greatly improve your chances of being admitted to the programs you apply to. A good application has multiple aspects many of which require time in order to be properly developed and polished. This post explores these and suggests the keys steps that you should take in order to be prepared for the applications.

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How Many GRE Mock Tests Should I Take?

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GRE Scores for Computer Engineering 2017-2018

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April 29, 2017 |

The only GRE Books you will Ever need in 2017!

I don’t know the exhaustive list of books available in the market globally but I tried once and came across at least 27 different publishers and sources of GRE prep.

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Resume of a Successful Fulbright Scholar 2017

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GRE Scores for Civil Engineering 2017-2018

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April 23, 2017 |

GRE Scores for Electrical Engineering 2017-2018

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How to Overcome Low GPA in your Fulbright Application?

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April 17, 2017 |

3 Hardest GRE Questions from April 2017

A GRE student with a 170 on the quantitative section last week shared that these were 3 of the hardest types of questions you could see on the test. Can you answer these? I have given the answers below and will share solutions once you give these a try.

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