Brightlink’s Student Gets Admission in Harvard MBA

Posted by on July 11, 2015 in Fulbright Scholarship | 12 comments

Fahad Islam was in his Islamabad’s office that night when his cell phone rang with an incoming call from Boston. The NUST graduate from 2012 Civil Engineering batch hustled out of the office that night to take the call from Harvard Business Schools admissions director. It was great news. He had been accepted to the Full-time two year MBA program at Harvard and was told that he had done a great job tailoring his essays and applications.

Fahad, who graduated from NUST with a degree in civil engineering only three years earlier, had applied to Harvard in the first round. Brightlink Prep had helped Fahad with his GMAT preparation and his MBA application to Harvard, which were a kind of a challenge given the diverse range of experiences and roles that Fahad had been in. From running a start up to avidly helping non-profits, Fahad had a unique profile for a Pakistani applicant.

Ultimately, however, we think what sealed the deal for Fahad was his development of several online applications, starting and selling one blogging business and his voluntary work in Pakistan. His GMAT score was over 700. This is an even a prouder achievement for us at Brightlink Prep.


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    Dear Talha Omer,

    Congrats for the mentoring success. Would you please share the complete profile of the student ?

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      Thanks Hamza 🙂 NUSTian from 2012 civil engineering. GMAT 700 and 3 years of work experience in start ups. Built and sold a few companies of his own and made lots of success.

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        Dear Mr. Omer,

        Congratulations to you for Cornell and Mr. Fahad. Thank you for your interesting and informative blogs they are very helpful!
        I just came across this one as it mirrors my story!

        By the grace of Allah, I have recently been admitted into Harvard University for Masters in Finance Shukaralhumdulilah! I am searching for scholarships to help me pursue my dream. I expect to graduate by end of next year 2016 inshAllah.

        I would really appreciate your guidance and advice on finding scholarships. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any information.
        Thank you

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          Hello Hibah – definitely I will 🙂

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      Sir i have passed B.Tech in Electrical techinology from Govr.College University Faisalabad ..Can I Apply scolarship for B.Tech Honrs. or M.Tech or any Ms Dgree????

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        WAS you can apply with a 16 year education

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    AoA…If i’m planning to apply for an MBA through the Fulbright program, do i need to give GRE, GMAT or both?

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      WAS – Only GRE for now – once accepted they will ask you to take the GMAT as well.

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    Sir i have done bsc hons 16 year’s. please tell me Denmark,Norway which country give the fully scholarship for mba for pakistani students.

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      Nearly all European schools do give funding for MBA – you will require a 650+ GMAT and 3-5 years of work experience.

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    Sir if someone have a 5 year work experience and 700+ gmat score but have 70-60% score in his bachelor but have some extra curricuclar activity like sports (swimming) and also a small business run by him from his own saving can he apply for mba program in top business school of the world like harvard, insead, stanford and many more…. does he stand a chance

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      Yes definitely one can apply with that profile

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