Sumeet is an MBA (Berkeley) and the Founder of Tilden. He has worked with prestigious Fortune 500 companies worldwide, including CXO positions. Being the first in his family to study abroad, he’s passionate about helping postgrad and undergrad applicants across different socio-economic backgrounds. He has an extensive network of alumni and admissions members from the world’s foremost universities, gaining an in-depth understanding of postgraduate and undergraduate programs across different countries, which provides Tilden clients a competitive advantage. He has mentored hundreds of working professionals across the world to accelerate their careers.
Sheetal is a MBA (Sydenham) and the Founder of Tilden. She has worked with leading conglomerates from India in Talent Management and Talent Acquisition and led employee development and hiring from leading universities like IITs, IIMs, ISB, DU, and top engineering and undergraduate colleges in India. She has a firsthand perspective on career development and diverse educational pathways, which forms the core behind our services. She has mentored many students on career selection, profile building and applications to world’s premier universities. She’s a UCLA-certified Global Career Counsellor, Psychological Counsellor and deeply involved in Wellbeing/Mental Health.
The idea of Tilden was born in Berkeley, California. While studying, our founders came across numerous international applicants facing the same challenges they did while applying such as choosing the right program or stream, to study abroad or in the home country, gaining unbiased, authentic information about studying abroad, choosing the right universities and countries, erroneously placing too much emphasis on acing the test (GMAT, GRE, SAT, LSAT etc.), lacking awareness that applications need to be customized to each school and knowledge of how to do so, financing one’s education, etc. There’s a lot of unfiltered information on the internet about studying abroad, and much of it comes from people who themselves haven’t walked that path. The other set comes from ‘foreigners’ who may advocate admissions strategies without understanding the unique cultural background of applicants.
Working professionals often fend for themselves and some times make career limiting decisions. Given our experience of working in and recruiting early, mid and senior management, we decided to provide practical, action-based mentoring insights and coaching for professionals to successful position themselves for accelerated career growth
Finally, we realized that most current offerings did not recognize the mental/pyschological health aspect of our lives. We created Tilden to also address these challenges and provide the best, authentic solutions for our clients.
“Tilden consultants left no stone unturned in ensuring that my application to each school was my best pitch to them. Be it essays, interviews, profile building or LoRs, they ensured and followed up to help me get the best out of myself. Every school had a different strategy specially tailored to their values and past successful data. Their guidance helped me maximise my chances of success”.
“Tilden ensured that all parts of my personality are reflected in the application. I was able to customize my application to each school because of his analysis of what different schools value. I was particularly impressed with their help during the interview process as they provided a holistic feedback, both on content and delivery. They even took multiple mock interviews for a school to ensure I was well prepared. It was a pleasure to go through the MBA application process with them”
“Working with Tilden during the application process was a great experience. The first thing I learned is that each document needs to be customized for each school. Yes, I got into six of top seven MBA programs and had a different resume and approach for each of them! The custom-made tools helped me understand myself and the schools better. Further, their meticulous feedback, strategic approach, and experience helped me navigate the foreign application process with ease and communicate effectively and strategically in each application. Look no further”.
“Tilden helped me strengthen my profile and my application for my Masters application. I received an offer from my dream school, Teachers College, Columbia and other top 10 universities. They were professional, resourceful and I highly recommend them!”
Supportive, Persistent and Superior – my experience with Tilden was outstanding. I secured admits in five universities with $$$ in all of them. I highly recommend them to anyone who aspires for better.
"We worked with Tilden from 8th grade till 12th grade for my son on career counseling, profile building and applications. Their work ethic, follow ups and university insights are the best. My son and we enjoyed the process. You are in good hands!"
“Tilden guided me with their valuable inputs in my UG applications. I received admits from my dream school, Trinity College Dublin and other high ranked Law Universities like Queen Mary, London and University of Sydney. I highly recommend Tilden as they were patient, resourceful and approachable.”
“I got into my dream school MIT for Computer Science and three more prestigious schools. Tilden helped me build my profile and craft authentic applications that brought me amazing success. I have recommended them to my juniors who also have got great results.”
“I wasn’t sure of what I wanted to do. Tilden helped me discover my aptitude and passion for Economics. Ma’am is warm and friendly and made the demanding applications simple and effective. Despite average academics, I got several offers including LSE. Thanks Tilden!"
“I worked with Tilden on my applications to top Canada B schools and got into 3 of the top 4 schools. You have to wear your heart on your sleeves during applications because you must tell them impactful stories about your life. In this process, you need a consultant who understands you and helps you find such stories, and not just know you superficially, which most consultants do. Tilden’s propensity to establish a relationship with their clients is their most remarkable aspect. They are very different from other consultants I talked to because they understood me very well, and forced me to think until they were satisfied that the story is impactful. They also understands every inch of the admissions process and has a great team to support you through your journey. Lastly and most importantly, they motivated me when I felt low and frustrated with the arduous process. At that time I couldn’t have asked for more. You cannot go wrong with them.”
“Tilden has been a great mentor! Although I'm an introverted-extrovert, Tilden helped me express myself in the most authentic way possible through my stories. They always motivated me as well as pushed me to that extreme level where I could give my best shot in each application and interview. It’s rare to see a consultant where you are satisfied and they still push to further to give your best – but their results are there to see. Just a great experience and I’m very thankful to them”.
The career counseling sessions helped me to get clarity on what I want to pursue after 10th. I feel confident of my career choice. It was quite an interesting session with Sheetal Ma’am.
The tests showed my strengths and the counselling session helped me look at various options available for me..
During the deferred MBA applications, the process became too daunting to manage everything and felt overwhelmed at a point, Ms. Sheetal helped me think trough it and regain my mojo!
It was great to know my aptitude, explore my interest areas and ma’ams guidance helped me to take a conscious decision.
The warmth and patience is what I liked the most of Ms. Sheetal and the way she guided me on the career options, scientifically based on the psychometric tests and my areas of interest.
“Having a highly technical background and an unconventional work experience, I wasn’t clear how to approach the MBA Applications. Tilden’s rigorous process, especially their MAP gave me absolute clarity. The team pushed me really hard, leveraged my unique strengths and were always approachable and responsive. The HEC application is especially long and exhausting and they motivated me to stay focused. I highly recommend them!”