Admissions Consulting

Veritas Prep Admissions Consulting - Hourly Services

Joined: Oct 31, 2018
Purchased Course: Jul 20, 2018
Country: United States
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Bryan- Great Head Consultant!

October 31, 2018
  • Teacher: Bryan DelloRusso
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Bryan was an incredibly helpful and informative consultant! His extensive knowledge of the university was tremendously useful in editing my application to best exemplify qualities that aligned with the school's mission. Bryan was very responsive and supportive throughout the application process. I would highly recommend Bryan!
Joined: Aug 1, 2018
Purchased Course: Aug 15, 2017
College: University of South Alabama
Major: Business
Industry: Sales and Trading
Country: United States
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Amazing Experience

August 1, 2018
  • Teacher: Sophie
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

My time working with Sophie was nothing short of exceptional. I was hesitant at first to ask for the assistance I needed to cross the finish line but I am relieved I did. Sophie is thoughtful, motivated, and so well versed in the process, there is no one I trust more. Sophie helped me narrow my scope, solidify the best program fit, and created a plan of attack that held me accountable throughout. Ultimately, I achieved my goal with admittance to University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.

This process was challenging for me as I was working full time and launching a startup on the side. Sophie helped me find the perfect fit at Darden. The program meshed well with my career goals and she ultimately crafted a plan that brought my diverse professional experience to light. Sophie took an interest in my story and made sure I was presenting the whole picture in each phase. She has a way of ensuring my best qualities were expressive and succinct, making sure personal stories were paired with career goals. She pulled no punches and always gave feedback that was right to the point.

Sophie was positive and supportive through the entire process, making sure I accomplished tasks on time. We prepared at length for the interview, she even checked in hours before to run through the story one last time. She was diligent about my personal vision and how it aligned perfectly with Darden, pushing the narrative towards the duality of contribution from my previous work experience and the community on campus. Her drive and reliable attentiveness were exactly what I needed to make this happen. I was and am so grateful to have Sophie in my corner, she is the BEST!
Joined: Apr 30, 2018
Purchased Course: Dec 27, 2017
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Most Amazing Experience

April 30, 2018
  • Teacher: Rahul Pushkarna
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Rahul was the perfect match for me from day one. Applying for an MBA was an 11th hour decision and I had very tight deadlines to meet. Rahul was always available for questions - big or small. He was such a calming presence when the process became stressful or I felt that I couldn't find the right words to tell my unique story. Rahul gives candid feedback and always offers support and guidance. His insight and experience are invaluable and I can say without a doubt that I would not have received offers and scholarships from all three schools to which I applied without his help. I highly recommend working with Rahul!
Joined: Mar 21, 2018
Purchased Course: May 10, 2017
College: Purdue University
Major: Engineering
Industry: Aerosp/Autom/Transp Equipment
Country: United States
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Jen's professionalism and dedication was beyond my expectations

April 30, 2018
  • Teacher: Jen Tutak
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Jen was an amazing head consultant!!!
Right off the bat, she was interested in knowing who I was and starting giving me ideas on how to present my story. She was able to dig out pieces of my past that I was considering inconsequential and was able to help me use such pieces in order to enrich my story. She really helped with molding/wording my experiences and background and align my personal story with my professional goals.

She was also extremely patient and supportive of my essays and resume. I recently pulled the first drafts of many of my essays and compared them to where I ended up. The one thing I loved about working with Jen was she was very straight with me on things she thought were unnecessary and not aligning with the goal/business school expectations. Yet she was incredibly supportive of me even if I disagreed with her ideas in some cases. Her patience/professionalism really showed as she walked me through refining my raw ideas and convert them into extremely good essays. I actually went through a total of 14 iterations for one of my business school essay and Jen was just as excited and helpful with the 14th iteration as she was with the 1st one.
The school-specific consultants were magnificent as well. Although each had their own unique style, all of them gave valuable feedback on what my essays should be about and how to improve them in order to better align with the values of the school.

Finally, let me address the elephant in the room. Although the amount of money I paid Veritas seemed like a really heavy price, the services and support I got from Jen, the school-specific consultants and Vertias staff was worth every penny I spent. I think Jen and the others forced me into a journey of deep introspection that I would have never been able to take on my own.
To all prospective MBAs I would say - take the plunge with Veritas and you will absolutely not regret it !!!
Joined: Apr 28, 2018
Purchased Course: Apr 11, 2017
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Emily was great!

April 28, 2018
  • Teacher: Emily Sawyer Kegerreis
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Emily was able to help me create a plan and help me find the best fit schools for me. I am confident that I could not have navigated the admissions process and get accepted into an elite school without her help. She was incredibly responsive to all of my questions and gave me great critical feedback during the essay writing process; helping me build a strategy to overcome my application weaknesses and emphasis my strengths. I would highly recommend Emily for anyone wanting to apply to a graduate business school this fall. Thanks Emily!!
Joined: Jun 23, 2016
Purchased Course: Mar 1, 2017
College: Duke University
Major: Classical Studies
Industry: Entertainment/Leisure
Country: United States
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Sekou was great!

April 26, 2018
  • Teacher: Sekou White
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Sekou was great at helping me prep for my interview and I ended up getting into my top choice business school! Would definitely recommend!
Joined: Apr 25, 2018
Purchased Course: Jul 9, 2017
College: Northeastern
Major: Business
Industry: Entertainment/Leisure
Country: United States
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Got into my dream school

April 25, 2018
  • Teacher: Shelli-Ann Trusty
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Shelli-Ann helped me so much get into London Business School. Without her help and that of the veritas team i do not think my application would have shone as much. They really knew what to highlight for the essay portion and how to take parts about myself that i might not find relevant and include it into the app that distinguished me. MBA is a huge investment and so why not pay a little more and make sure you get into the school of your choice. I could not be happier about my decesion to go with Veritas.
Joined: Mar 25, 2018
Purchased Course: Mar 29, 2017
College: UCL
Major: Economics
Industry: Venture Capital
Country: United Kingdom
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Excellent Head Consultant, Strong Recommendation

April 24, 2018
  • Teacher: Taniel Chan
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Taniel was my Head Consultant on a 4 school package (Wharton, MIT, Haas, Booth) and provided ancillary tips for me to apply to an additional 3 schools on my own (LBS, HBS, GSB).

Taniel was instrumental in helping me navigate and tackle this large task; writing seven Round 1 applications was never going to be an easy task, but Taniel helped me overcome it one sentence and paragraph at a time.

During the application writing phase, Taniel provided extensive support and guidance on how to optimise my written application. He certainly helped me put my best foot forward and I have no regrets about the final outcome (Offer for London Business School MBA 2020 class; still on MIT Sloan waitlist).

Overall, I feel Taniel did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend him as a Head Consultant and as a School Specialist, due to his in-depth, insider perspective at HBS & GSB.

Taniel is:
1) Very creative and strong at story telling - extremely helpful in crafting and structuring my application narrative arc by spending extensive time carefully listening to my stories and experiences. He picked out and highlighted the most pertinent points to include in my essays, which I would have struggled to do on my own. Through his suggestions and insights, my original draft essay evolved significantly throughout the process.

2) Eloquent and expressive - helped me bring my stories to life with great suggestions on vivid wording and phrasing of certain paragraphs. This allowed my personality to fully shine through in the right way.

3) Structured and supportive - created timeline and objectives ?gant chart? to keep track of progress. Continuously encouraged me to stay focused on making progress, which enabled me to complete all 7 applications with time to spare. Helped me navigate this big task in a minimal stress manner.

4) Highly knowledgable about the HBS & GSB processes - was kind enough to give me tips and tricks on how to navigate these extremely specific processes. His experience and familiarity gave me confidence and comfort in my application; he helped demystify these blackbox processes.

5) Direct and candid with feedback - always had a substantiated/reasoned opinion on why he liked / disliked any sentences or paragraphs I had written. Gave thoughtful suggestions on how to improve the essays.

6) Always cheerful and positive - always a pleasure to interact with, was a big factor in why I chose to work with him over many other consultants I spoke with.
Joined: Apr 21, 2018
Purchased Course: Mar 21, 2016
College: Michigan State University
Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies, and Humanities
Industry: Aerosp/Autom/Transp Equipment
Country: United States
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Veritas Prep School Package w/ Montu

April 21, 2018
  • Teacher: Montu Gutpa
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Working with Montu was exceptional; I could not have asked for a better consultant to assist me through business school applications. Montu is a kind, thoughtful, and seasoned consultant when it comes to business school applications and although we differed in our professional industry specialty, he was always loyal to my path and story.

My journey to acceptance was a long one. While we were preparing for applications, almost two years ago, I was offered a promotion at my company. After accepting the promotion, we took a break so I could personally relocate and reevaluate whether or not I would continue applications at a later date. Once I recommitted to the process, he was willing and able to reconnect and pick-up where we left off.

Applying to business school is indeed a beast of a process and having an outside perspective on application materials as well as process expectations were something I truly needed. I'm beyond thankful that Montu and I were paired up through Veritas. His calm intelligence coupled with his light and energetic spirit helped me immensely throughout this stressful yet essential moment in my professional journey.

I'm beyond proud to share that not only was I accepted to the school we worked on, but I will be attending the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management in the fall. Montu was a key player in my path to business school and anyone who gets the opportunity to work with him will set themselves up for success.
Joined: Apr 17, 2018
Purchased Course: Jan 30, 2017
College: Carnegie Mellon
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Industry: Consumer Products
Country: United States
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Very Helpful

April 17, 2018
  • Teacher: Taniel Chan
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Taniel was very helpful during the entire process. He provided a framework for me to develop my essay and engaged with me constantly to fine-tune my narrative. With extremely quick turnover times, he was able to proofread my essays and provide valuable feedback across all aspects of the application. When i started off thinking about the essays, I was all over the place due to the open ended nature of the questions. But Taniel did extensive brainstorming sessions with me to go over all my anecdotes and my career goals. I am very happy with my overall application. Taniel and Veritas Prep did a wonderful job. I would definitely recommend them.
Joined: Apr 17, 2018
Purchased Course: Jan 18, 2018
College: University of South Florida
Major: Political Science
Industry: Student
Country: United States
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Great team!

April 17, 2018
  • Teacher: Emily Sawyer Kegerreis
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Emily was fantastic! She was extremely helpful throughout the entire process, very fast turnaround times with drafts or questions and, readily available to discuss via phone or email. I would highly recommend anyone seeking consultation to look no further than Emily!
Joined: Apr 14, 2018
Purchased Course: Jul 5, 2016
Country: United States
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Michael Trudeau - MBA Admissions Consulting

April 14, 2018
  • Teacher: Michael Trudeau
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Michael was very helpful in generating a plan forward for applying to the different MBA programs and developing a unique strategy for each one. His insights in writing the essays were critical for my acceptance into each program that I applied to. I highly recommend Micheal as an MBA admissions consultant.
Joined: Apr 13, 2018
Purchased Course: May 31, 2017
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The Best Decision I've Ever Made

April 13, 2018
  • Teacher: Taniel
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Purchasing a VP school package is the largest purchase I've ever made. I can say without a doubt that because of Taniel's help, it was also the best decision I've ever made. I would highly recommend Taniel as a Head Consultant and as a School Specialist to any applicant.

VP connected me to Taniel based upon my background and our collaboration styles. Before speaking to Taniel, I was skeptical of how this matching process could possibly work, but the match was absolutely perfect. As a non-traditional applicant coming from the public sector, Taniel helped me to believe that I was capable of going to a top school and helped me craft my story to make that dream a reality. After my first call wit Taniel, I decided to apply to six top-10 programs, four of which were M7.

Despite the time difference and a hectic workload, Taniel was incredibly responsive and went above and beyond his role as a head consultant. Taniel gave me the organizational structure I needed to be successful for what could have been an overwhelming process. His consistently detailed feedback pushed me to think deeply about my motivations, not only helping me put forward a strong application, but also helping me articulate my long-term aspirations in a way I couldn't before working with him. Admissions consulting isn't about crafting a narrative, it's about helping put forward the truth in the most compelling way possible and Taniel truly made that possible for me. Most of all, it was clear that Taniel truly cared about my success in this process, which helped me stay level-headed throughout when things could have been nerve-wracking.

With Taniel's support, I received interviews to three M7 schools as well as Yale SOM and Haas. I'm humbled to say that in the end, I will be headed to an M7 on a full-tuition scholarship for both years. Taniel truly changed my life, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him.
Joined: Mar 27, 2018
Purchased Course: Feb 17, 2017
Country: United States
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Thank You Taniel!

April 13, 2018
  • Teacher: Taniel Chan
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

From start to finish, Taniel was with me every step of the way as I successfully gained admission to HBS!! He actually offered to first meet me on campus so we could get to know each other while he gave me a tour (he was about to graduate from HBS himself).

I had originally anticipated working with an older, more experienced consultant, but I was quickly impressed with Taniel's knowledge of the application process and felt that his fresher perspective and personal experience would be valuable.

Particularly for HBS, I felt like Taniel was well-equipped and extremely helpful throughout the essay writing process and interview prep. He was instrumental in helping me craft a story that would resonate with the admissions team. For the interview, Taniel immediately sent me a list of questions to think through, and we scheduled an hour long session for a mock with some time for feedback. He structured it exactly like my actual interview and dug deeply into each of my answers. Taniel was candid, direct, and very engaged, and I felt that the hour we spent together was critical in preparing me for my interview.

Overall, I had a great experience with Veritas and would highly suggest working with Taniel. Thanks again!
Joined: Apr 12, 2018
Purchased Course: Feb 27, 2018
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Great Experience!

April 12, 2018
  • Teacher: Taniel Chan
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

My experience with Taniel was extremely positive. I originally bought only 3-hours, but decided to ass on several more hours given how helpful his help was. Taniel was of huge help in writing the essays. His comments were always spot-on and relevant. He would catch flaws that I hadn't even thought about, showing me he was very experienced in what he does. Taniel was very good at communicating over email and responding in a prompt manner, which was extremely important to me. I fully recommend Taniel if you're looking for help or guidance in the application process due to his targeted and methodical approach.
Joined: Apr 8, 2018
Purchased Course: Jun 14, 2016
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Fantastic experience for a non-traditional applicant

April 8, 2018
  • Teacher: Sophie
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

My consultants from Veritas were exemplary. I came from a somewhat less traditional career path (government and comp sci grad school), and I knew almost nobody who had recently been through the business school admissions process. I was therefore looking for someone who could help me navigate the business school admissions process and provide expertise on what I should emphasize in my application. I was accustomed to writing technical publications and government analysis, and I knew I needed some professional guidance to optimize my admissions results.

I was extremely picky because I wanted a consultant who really understood the government world and business. I spoke with 6 major consulting firms and reviewed a few candidates. Eventually I talked with Veritas and they matched me with Sophie, who shared a similar background and had admissions expertise.

Her advice was exactly what I needed. We thoroughly discussed my background, career interests, and why I wanted an MBA. We discovered that I already had a fairly good idea of the story I wanted to tell in my application, but I needed help grounding my story and essay into the raw information that the adcom needed. For example, my early essay drafts focused far too much on my justification for business school to the detriment of understanding who I was as a person. I knew both were important, but Sophie helped me strike the right balance while simultaneously asking some great probing questions that really helped draw out my story in the essay.

My school specialist was also incredibly helpful, especially during the mock interview, and had detailed and actionable feedback for all of my responses.

Sophie and my specialist's guidance gave me the peace of mind that, regardless of the outcome, I had put my best foot forward. Three months later I learned the good news--admitted to both Harvard and Stanford!

I chose Veritas because they really cared about pairing me with consultants who were a good match for my background and interests, and I was not disappointed. I would absolutely recommend them.
Joined: Feb 25, 2017
Purchased Course: Jan 9, 2017
College: Rotterdam School of Management
Major: Business
Industry: Education
Country: Netherlands
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Loved it, thanks Taniel!

April 8, 2018
  • Teacher: Taniel
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

My experience with Veritas and Taniel as my consultant was nothing short of excellent.

I am the kind of person that likes to push things to their limit, so here I was 4 months before Round 3 deadline, having to take a GMAT and write my application. My work philosophy has always been to surround myself with smarter people, and that's exactly what I got from Veritas.

Taniel was reliable, fast to respond to any questions or concerns, proactive and well organised. He has drafted a comprehensive timeline of events, and offered all the help and feedback needed along the way to really share my story in a compelling and engaging way.

What I appreciate most about him is his ability to listen and truly understand my background, goals, and dreams, and help me turn dull facts into a story-like narrative. Instead of rushing through a checklist, his patience and systematic approach has lead to an application I was proud to submit.

With Taniel I never felt rushed by a timer, no matter if it was a Sunday morning, or he was going through a flu, he went above and beyond to make sure I'm successful. For his hard work, passion for helping others, and openness, he deserves my highest recommendation.
Joined: Apr 7, 2018
Purchased Course: Jan 1, 2017
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10/10 recommend Taniel

April 7, 2018
  • Teacher: Taniel Chan
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Taniel Chan went above and beyond in helping me prepare for the Harvard Business School 2+2 application. He gave me very high quality, timely, and definitive feedback on everything from my resume to internship opportunities that I was considering. He is very experienced with this process and made me feel very comfortable following his advice every step of the way.

I could always count on Taniel to listen to and understand my story, and give me personalized advice that you could never find in a business school admissions book. While being very definitive in his answers and helping me prepare the best application possible, Taniel was supportive and encouraging every step of the way. With his help, Harvard Business School's 11% acceptance rate seemed much less daunting. I would recommend his services to anyone who is seriously considering business school -- it is such a competitive process, you want to make sure that you are in the right hands.
Joined: Mar 19, 2018
Purchased Course: Jun 27, 2017
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Michael Wong was absolutely awesome

April 4, 2018
  • Teacher: Michael
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

I was a non-traditional MBA applicant -- older and from a non-traditional background. I spoke with 4 other admissions consultants prior to contacting Veritas. Every single one essentially told me I was wasting my time applying to top programs -- I was too old, the percentages were just too low, my background was too different. In short, the distinct message I got was: don't waste your time or ours.

However, when I finally spoke with Michael Wong, he was the first and only consultant who actually took the time to listen to my reasons for wanting to go to business school and for targeting the particular programs I was most interested in. He didn't sugar-coat anything, but his message was spot on: it could be a tough process but, if you give me all your effort, I'll give you all of mine, and I know you have some compelling qualities that we can highlight.

Michael did a phenomenal job of helping me craft my background and story into a cohesive, logical story. He really helped me tease out the significance of some of my prior experiences and helped me focus my message.

Throughout the process, he was always positive (but realistic) and pleasant. Moreover, if there was a particular question about a school about which Michael was not an expert, I was very impressed by his willingness to reach out to other Veritas consultants. Essentially, his primary focus was helping me strengthening my application , no ego involved at all.

At the end of the day, I got in to my top choice school, a program that several of the prior consultants specifically told me I didn't stand a chance at.

Michael was an integral part of the process, and he is a great human being. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Joined: Apr 3, 2018
Purchased Course: Oct 6, 2016
Country: United States
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Insightful feedback for every step of the process!

April 3, 2018
  • Teacher: Michael Trudeau
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Veritas was very helpful in putting together and reviewing my applications. I received insightful feedback for every step of the application process from my head consultant, Mike Trudeau and my school specialists. Mike first began by helping me select schools that best fit my profile and worked with me on my overall story, resume, and essays. Mike helped me define my application story and make sure it was clear, attainable, and applicable for the schools I was applying for. The school specialists and director feedback went through my essays with a fine tooth comb to make sure I didn't miss anything. Their feedback helped me tailor my essays specific to the schools and make sure I highlighted the most important points about the school and why it was a fit for me. Overall very happy with the Veritas experience.
Joined: Apr 2, 2018
Purchased Course: Jul 13, 2016
College: Tec de Monterrey
Major: Engineering
Industry: Highly Diversified Manufacturing
Country: Mexico
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Sophie and Veritas simply the best!!!

April 2, 2018
  • Teacher: Sophie
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

I always knew I would be using advisors when submitting my apps, the question was who to pick.

I went with Veritas upon recommendation from a very close friend that got accepted into Stanford. He said by far they were the best and shortly after having my first call with them it showed why.

Sophie is an AMAZING consultant and she made sure that my essays, curriculum and interview was top notch. I'm really serious when saying she was the differentiating factor between me getting accepted or denied. She has a great way of communicating, giving constructive feedback and fantastic suggestions on how to improve the application. Sophie stayed on top of the important dates and made sure I had everything ready before the deadline and since we talked constantly I never felt overwhelmed as the due dates came closer.

I've heard from friends saying they had a horrible experience with another company and this NEVER happened to me. If I could do it again, I would choose Veritas and Sophie all over again.

It may sound as a cliche, but I ended the whole app process with a great new friend.
Joined: Apr 2, 2018
Purchased Course: Dec 18, 2016
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Sophie and Veritas Prep are simply the best!

April 2, 2018
  • Teacher: Sophie
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

To me, signing up with Veritas Prep was the best decision I ever made in my GMAT/MBA application process. Furthermore, I was assigned to Sophie to work with during this journey and I was so lucky to work with her, because of her expertise, dedication, and support. To me it was key to have her help and Veritas Prep's in order to "beat" the GMAT and get accepted into one of the top schools.
I 100% recommend working with the Veritas Prep team if you want to do good in the GMAT and to get the best help possible in your essays and application.
Thanks Veritas Prep and Sophie!
Joined: Mar 30, 2018
Purchased Course: Dec 1, 2016
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Sophie is great!

March 30, 2018
  • Teacher: Sophie
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

First of let me say that I very much liked the Veritas Prep approach to admissions consulting. The fact that several people looked at my application allowed me to get different points of view and ultimately strengthened what I put together. As for my head consultant Sophie, I have nothing but praise. She is very knowledgeable about what admissions officers look for in an applicant, and as such, helped me choose the experiences from my life that would best outline my personality strengths. She was always available for calls and would quickly respond to my many emails. I think of her more as a friend than a consultant now. She was patient in working with me on my countless drafts, and I could feel that she thought of my success as her success, thus giving me her best. What I appreciated most was that she was hard on me when she needed to be which lead to an even stronger application. In the end, it paid off and I got into my top choice!! I felt very comfortable working with Sophie, and I would highly recommend her. Good luck!
Joined: Mar 29, 2018
Purchased Course: Aug 15, 2017
College: Georgia Institute of Technology
Major: Engineering
Industry: Consulting
Country: United States
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Michael Trudeau Veritas Admissions Consulting Review

March 30, 2018
  • Teacher: Michael Trudeau
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Mike was a huge reason I was so successful during the MBA admissions process. He was flexible with my schedule but helped me maintain realistic timelines for each school. Mike always answered prompted and reassured me throughout the entire process that I could do this. He was also very well organized, sending me documents to help with essays, interviews, and recommendations. I would highly recommend him for anyone that is considering applying to an MBA program.
Joined: Mar 29, 2018
Purchased Course: May 3, 2017
College: University of Pennsylvania
Major: History
Industry: High Technology/Electronics
Country: United States
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Structured and Salient; Compassionate and Constructive

March 29, 2018
  • Teacher: Dave Gent
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

The first thing that's important to understand about this process is that it's not fun. It's difficult, it's daunting, it's a grind, and you'll question yourself and your bona fides, even in the best case scenario.

What Dave, my head consultant with Veritas Prep, provided was a path for putting together the best possible application, and help and support on every step of that path. I benefited tremendously from the structure that Dave and Veritas offered; the task of applying went from scary and amorphous to approachable and achievable. As we got to know each other, Dave learned when to offer constructive feedback and words of encouragement.

In addition to a head consultant, Dave, who got to know me and my story quite well, I had the opportunity to speak with a school specialist for each of the programs to which I applied. Their in-depth knowledge about what each school was looking for in a candidate was invaluable in tailoring my individual applications.

After an exhausting application campaign, I was admitted to my top school choice. I couldn't be happier or more excited. Thank you Dave and thank you Veritas.
Joined: Mar 29, 2018
Purchased Course: Dec 27, 2017
Country: United States
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The MBA consultant you've been looking for!

March 29, 2018
  • Teacher: Jennifer Foster
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Jennifer is the best in the business; awesome to work with, highly efficient, and most importantly, so talented at helping craft a compelling narrative.

My primary need for consulting services was help crafting my essays. I first chose Jennifer because she had admissions experience at Stanford, which was my top choice. She wasted no time; she asked the right questions and helped bring a compelling narrative to life.

In less than two weeks, which included Christmas break, she helped me complete 4 essays, this included several iterations on each. Yes she was responsive, but it is the attention to detail, creativity, and quality of work that is most impressive.

If you are serious about getting into ANY business school, then book time with Jennifer before someone else does!

PS I've used other MBA consultants in the past, and Jennifer truly does stand out.
Joined: Jul 19, 2017
Purchased Course: Feb 5, 2018
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Interview Prep

March 27, 2018
  • Teacher: Taniel Chan
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

During my long GMAT process, I found Veritas Prep a few days before my exam and loved their Verbal content (I was hovering at like 38 and couldn't go higher. Went up 1 point with three days of their verbal content)

I wish I had prepared for the GMAT with them, but remembering that online content and that a coworker of mine had worked with their admissions consultants for her Wharton interview, I reached out to them for interview prep. I worked with Taniel for a 3 hour package as follows:

1st Hour: Crafting answers to tough questions/general career journey story telling.
2nd Hour: 30 minute mock interview + 30 minutes of feedback on answers and guidance on how to improve
3rd Hour: 30 minute mock interview + 30 minutes of feedback on answers and guidance on how to improve

Taniel was super helpful, supportive, and positive throughout. He spent time trying to understand what were core parts of my personality and my story to br ing out and was honest about the process, what to expect, and especially in feedback. I don't really have "stage fright" and usually interview well, but my nerves and tendencies to ramble were tackled head on by Taniel. Additionally, the first two hours were over the phone, but since we were in the same city for the last hour, Taniel went out of his way to meet me and do an in-person mock interview which was particularly invaluable.

I am grateful for the experience because I think it made me more focused, relaxed, and confident. All important interview things! Fingers crossed it came through.

I recommend Veritas Prep for their consulting, but particularly Taniel, as he was so knowledgeable and supportive. Even as I was waitlisted, Taniel has been supportive and open to answering any of my questions, I really appreciate it.
Joined: Mar 26, 2018
Purchased Course: Jun 5, 2017
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True professionals and experts in MBA admissions.

March 26, 2018
  • Teacher: Shelli-Ann Trusty and Rachel Shelton
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

The services offered by the professional experts of Veritas exceeded my expectations. From the personalized admission strategy to the essay and interview preparation. I appreciate the way they manage to guide me without shifting my personal ideas and vision. With the support of Shelli-Ann and Rachel I am happy to say that I delivered an application that I felt extremely proud of!
Joined: Mar 24, 2018
Purchased Course: Apr 1, 2017
Country: United Kingdom
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V. Responsive, Friendly and Helpful

March 24, 2018
  • Teacher: Taniel
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Having unexpectedly received an interview for HBS, I decided to seek some professional advice for the interview itself, and contacted Veritas Prep, who put me in touch with Taniel.

Despite being in the middle of his exam week, Taniel was extremely helpful and responsive to my messages at short notice.

Taniel's extensive experience and advice were invaluable in helping to situate the mentality of the interviewer, and bringing out the best mentality for the interviewee. We went through a series of mock interviews, and I was given feedback on improving the logical flow of each answer, as well as general advice about Harvard and the MBA program.

I would definitely recommend Taniel's help for anyone interested in advice and help for their MBA applications.
Joined: Mar 22, 2018
Purchased Course: Jul 14, 2017
College: RPI
Major: Engineering
Industry: Pharmaceuticals
Country: United States
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Great Admissions Consultant!

March 22, 2018
  • Teacher: Jessica Wood
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

Jessica was extremely responsive and easy to work with. I used her her with my resume critique and help with my HBS, Haas, Fuqua, Wharton and Owen essays. I found that she was the most helpful for the resume critique and my resume really improved with her help. She did a great job of helping me articulate some of the more technical parts of my job in ways that everyone can understand. With respect to my essays she let me develop my own style and was quick to point out where I was not showing my strengths or not being internally consistent. There was a point in my essays where I deviated from one of my core messages an Jessica quickly noticed and helped me get back on track.

She is almost always available (and proactively communicates when she will not be!) for a quick question or her opinion on my latest draft.
Joined: Mar 22, 2018
Purchased Course: Aug 16, 2017
Major: Political Science
Industry: Consulting
Country: United States
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ABSOLUTELY recommend Sophie and Veritas Prep!

March 22, 2018
  • Teacher: Sophie
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

My experience with Veritas Prep and Sophie was seamless and absolutely phenomenal. For context, I have a strong network of peers and friends who have gone through the MBA application process. I had a good sense of what the process looked like, but really felt that I needed a personalized sounding board to test essay ideas and address clear gaps I had in my profile upon applying. After a rigorous discussion and vetting with the Veritas Team, they gave me options of consultants to choose - based on Sophie's profile, I knew she would be a great fit.

I approached our working sessions with very direct questions and primarily used the Hourly Package for iterations on my essays and 1 iteration on my resume. Sophie helped me take an introspective lens to my application, and dig deep into my experiences to articulate my best qualities on paper. She was not afraid to be honest - my first essay passed with flying colors whereas my second essay needed 4 drafts to get right - but I could not have done it without her.

Ultimately, I was admitted to 3 of the 4 schools I applied to, with significant scholarships attached. I am grateful to the Veritas Team and Sophie for their support throughout this process.
Joined: Mar 21, 2018
Purchased Course: Mar 3, 2017
Country: United States
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LOVED working with Sophie and the Veritas team!

March 21, 2018
  • Teacher: Sophie
  • Recommended forVerbal: No  Math: No
  • GMAT ScoresBefore: N/A After: N/A

I reached out to Veritas early on in my business school journey and it ended up being one of the best decisions I made last year. I worked with Sophie on four school applications (including HBS and GSB) and ended up being admitted to three of the schools. Sophie constantly emphasized the importance of telling my story, being compelling, and staying true to what I had accomplished and was proud of over the years. She never edited specific sentences, rewrote anything, or told me specifically what to say. Rather, she encouraged me to come up with my own points and views after a conversation about what I really wanted to accomplish. Sophie was always accessible, very quickly gave feedback on any drafts, and was motivating and positive throughout. I thought that her feedback plus one of the school specialist's feedback was some of the best input I received throughout the application process - even though I had an existing network of several folks from top MBA programs. Overall, I loved my experience working with Sophie - she allowed me to be independent in the process and stick to my own major perspectives. Without her, though, I am confident that my story wouldn't have been as focused or compelling. HIGHLY recommend working with her!!