Read about us in the news – The Red Pen featured in the media on a variety of admissions-related topics.





Press Releases


TBSC Venezuela

The Red Pen will provide remote university counselling services for students at TBSC in Venezuela

D Y Patil School

DY Patil International School selects The Red Pen as in-house guidance Counsellors

Operations to East Africa

The Red Pen Expands Operations to East Africa


Admissions Related


Print Media

Economic Times

Kimberly Dixit, CEO and co-founder, and Namita Mehta, president and partner, at The Red Pen featured in ET Panache. Read the article to find the best international boarding schools based on your needs. The Red Pen is committed to helping students understand their strengths and find the best-fit university that matches their unique needs.


Namita Mehta accepted an award on behalf of The Red Pen where we were recognized for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Kimberly Dixit

Read about how Kimberly Dixit co-founded The Red Pen with Kavita Mehta, in this article published by Aspioneer’s Magazine’s Women Leaders issue.

Kavita Mehta

Lifelong learning is imperative to stay relevant in a dynamic work environment no matter your industry or function. Read Kavita Mehta’s article in the Aspioneer’s Magazine’s Women Leaders issue, where she shares her own strategies.


Read Namita Mehta’s article in Aspioneer’s Magazine’s Women Leaders issue where she discusses the competencies educational institutions should encourage and nurture.

Business Standard

An insightful article about the educational landscape, career choices and its correlation to the dynamic skills required from today’s work force.

Mumbai Mirror

Read this article where Kavita Mehta breaks down the factors that students must take into account when approaching the college shortlisting process.

Mumbai Mirror

Anxiety is high as students across India prepare for board examinations, an important milestone in their higher education journey. Dr. Kimberly Dixit offers students some last minute advice on staying focused and positive.

The times of India

Read Kavita Mehta’s handy primer on what to expect if you want to study in the US; featured in The Times Study Abroad 2017-18 magazine.


ASB and The Red Pen hosted an hour-long panel discussing the importance of women and STEM education at the MHC Shakti Conference, 2017.


The process of applying to study abroad can be daunting. Students share how The Red Pen helped them find their best-fit college.

Mumbai Mirror

Namita Mehta’s perspective on issues that parents face when applying to high schools that offer the IBDP program.

The Wall Street Journal

Kavita Mehta addresses parental concerns revolving around gun safety and the political climate related to studying in the US.

ET Panache

The Red Pen helps students, like Arya Goel, find institutions that fit their unique needs.

The times of India

Dr. Kimberly Dixit and Kavita Mehta highlight some last minute mistakes applicants tend to make when submitting college applications.

The Huffington Post

The Red Pen student, Ayush Sharma, describes his journey to receiving a full scholarship to MIT.

Hindustan Times

Ayush Sharma, a small-town boy accepted to MIT with a full scholarship, explains the importance of pushing yourself outside your comfort zones.

Education Times

Dr. Kimberly Dixit and Kavita Mehta explain the different US application deadlines to help students optimise their options and reduce stress.

The Swaddle

Sheetal Vora discusses why tuition culture has grown in India over the past few years and how it can impact academic growth.

The Coin Flyp

Our Undergraduate Services Manager, Caran Arora, discusses his shift from being a student athlete to thriving in the global education space.


Namita Mehta shares her advice on how mothers can build a successful business whie also maintaining a work-life balance.

The Swaddle

In this article, Tripti Singh, our Postgraduate Services Manager explores how psychometric tests can often be misinterpreted and one-dimensional.

Live Mint

Read about the interactive panel discussion held by The Red Pen and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology about what the future holds for social science graduates.


In partnership with HSBC, The Red Pen explores why Canada is an increasingly appealing as a global higher education destination.

First Moms Club

Kim Dixit and Namita Mehta share their experience as working mothers and the journeys that led them to The Red Pen.

The Swaddle

Namita Mehta addresses the benefits of studying core subjects like Math and Science until grade 10 and why they shouldn’t compromise these in favour of ‘scoring subjects.’

The Swaddle

Shikha Dhar, one of our undergraduate consultants, explores why a Liberal Arts degree can help students succeed and stand out in any environment.

Audio Clips

94.3 Radio One segments

Learn how Kim and Kavita teamed up to form The Red Pen.

Kim explains The Red Pen’s approach to the essay.

Kim explains why rankings are useful but not the only tool when evaluating colleges.

Get our thoughts on MBA extracurriculars.

Kim talks about how we came up with the name "The Red Pen".

Is a second, global MBA worth it?

Book Launch


Print Media

The Voice of Malabar Hills

write up on the book in the Malabar Hills community newspaper

The times of India

Studying at your dream college is just a book away!


The Indian Student’s
Comprehensive Guide to US
College Admissions.


A book to help you address your
confusion and questions about
studying abroad.


The face, and the book.

Audio Clips

94.3 Radio One segments

Listen to Kim & Kavita talk about what inspired them to write the book.

The book can help students navigate the complex US undergraduate admissions process.

Acing Admissions is a useful guide, no matter where you are in the process.

Students need to think beyond academics & focus on non-quantifiable factors.

The book helps answer questions like - Do rankings matter? What kind of activities should my child take up? Can I get financial aid?

The fundamental role of independent educational consultants is to help students explore college opportunities and find the right place for them to succeed academically and socially. IECs don’t get students admitted—they help students demonstrate why they deserve to be admitted at appropriately chosen schools. They help students find colleges they might not have heard of—often out of their region—and they help students put their best foot forward.

Here are 5 things families should consider when looking to hire an IEC:

  1. Does the IEC belong to a professional association such as IECA with established and rigorous standards for membership?
  2. Do not trust any offers of guaranteed admission to a school or a certain minimum dollar value in scholarships.
  3. Ensure that the IEC adheres to the ethical guidelines for private counseling established by IECA.
  4. Find an IEC that visits college, school, and program campuses and meets with admissions representatives regularly in order to keep up with new trends, academic changes and evolving campus cultures.
  5. Do they attend professional conferences or training workshops on a regular basis to keep up with regional and national trends and changes in the law?