Hear What Our Students Have To Say

Prisha Jain

Admitted to University of St Andrews

Mritenya Kumar

Admitted to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

“The contribution of the Open Canvas team to the application process was a big part of my college placement. From reviewing the application materials, to providing feedback on essays, and ensuring I met deadlines, they were with me at each step. Additionally, Grishma played a vital role in my college placement journey. From identifying my field of interest to guiding me on how to choose programs from various universities, she constantly motivated me to explore options and to be diligent.” – Mritenya Kumar, Admitted to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

Rohan Fozdar

Admitted to Knox College

A big thank you to Nishreen, Grishma and Madhavi for all their support and mentorship. Their guidance made the scholarship application process so much easier and helped me achieve my dream!”

Raoul Grewal

Admitted to University of Southern California (USC)

Shanoo Bhatia, Parent

Muskaan Parikh

Admitted to Westminster College

“With the guidance of the Open Canvas team I was able to create an application that was true to who I am while also being academically impactful. I can’t thank them enough for helping make my dreams come true!”

Anushka Bhansali

Admitted to University of Pennsylvania, USA

Shloka Kapadia

Graduate of Flame University, Pune

“My association with Grishma goes way back – in my 12th grade she demystified Liberal Art colleges for me, worked with me on my applications and I got into FLAME!

I reconnected with her in the summer of 2020, during the pandemic, to chart my career path. Grishma provided me with very sound career advice, worked on my resume and my CFA scholarship essay  and prepared me for my interview. I am now working as a research associate in a portfolio management service company!

I would recommend Open Canvas to anyone who is looking for any advice on how to move forward or a change in their career.

Suken Sheth

Mukesh Patel School of Technology, Management and Engineering. Admitted to University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Lehigh University, Case Western Reserve, Illinois Institute of Technology (with a scholarship), Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Tech and more.

I had earlier signed up with another counsellor but that didn’t work out –  I didn’t get a single admit to any of the colleges I had applied to with them for my Masters. Then, I signed on Grishma as my counsellor and reapplied the following year and got admits in all the previous Universities plus what Grishma had suggested. Additionally, she ensured that we applied based on my interest in the program. She is extremely thorough while extracting your experience and helps framing the documents (SOP and LORs) in a way that ensures the admission committee sees a truly deserving candidate.

When I decide to apply for an MBA, I’m definitely going to sign up with Grishma again.


Sahil Garg

Admitted to London Business School, UK

Shilpa Shetty

Admitted to Harvard University, USA

Rohini Sanghvi, Parent

Dhirubhai Ambani International School

The world is open to my daughter, which also makes it difficult to narrow down subject choices, majors and locations. Thus we decided to get in touch with Open Canvas.

We started early (my daughter was in the 10th grade) which was to our advantage.  Grishma spent the necessary time to first understand my daughter’s strengths and preferences and then provide advice, keeping in mind her specific needs. Grishma was able to curate my daughter’s profile towards reaching her dream schools in Canada.

Class of 2023

Admitted to Columbia University (SIPA with a fellowship)

“I signed up with Open Canvas for a full application package which included my essays, resume, LOR’s. It was amazing to see how the team managed to spotlight my strengths across the application. Even I was stunned at how a well crafted application, the right information in the right place, made me present the best version of myself to the admissions. I was ecstatic when I received an admit from Columbia for SIPA with a fellowship!

I’m very thankful to the Open Canvas team and recommend that you definitely consider them as your counselor for your study abroad journey.

Harsh Agarwal

Admitted to Vancouver Film School

Samika Agarwal

Admitted to Istituto Marangoni, London

“Thank you so much Ms. Grishma for always going out of your way and helping me. You have played an important role in making me realise my passion and make me understand how to present it in a more systematic way. There is no one else that I could’ve trusted more and relied upon.

What I appreciated the most, was your humility, genuineness and your ability to meticulously and patiently understand my strengths, weaknesses and achievements & how to highlight my strengths. I am so glad I worked with Open Canvas, without which I doubt I would have secured an admission at my dream college! You are the best!! Thank you!!

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