Best admission consultant companies?

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Personal MBA coach is the best in class consultancy that I’ve worked with! You can be rest assured that you’re in safe hands. When I approached them it was a challenge, with most of the deadlines fast approaching. But they were extremely resourceful ensuring that I complete the applications well within the deadline. It’s highly Customized and personalised ensuring your applications completely reflect who you are and your story. The founder won’t settle for anything less than supreme quality on your applications and essays. They will push you to think through and get the best of your capabilities out to be written on the applications! They helped me with repeated iterations and edits of my application till I was completely satisfied!
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Re: Best admission consultant companies?

by oldman123 » Fri May 22, 2020 7:26 am
I used Personal MBA Coach for their 5-school package, and I ended up signing up for my sixth school since they broke down the complicated application process into simpler step-by-step process.

Before I started my application process, I did a fair bit of research on consultants, and finally decided to go with Personal MBA Coach. From Day 1, Scott will give you the honest, non-sugarcoated advice that everybody needs. As a business school applicant, you need to understand what your strengths are as well as your weaknesses. Most consultants are good with telling you your strengths, but they are not as good with telling you your weaknesses as they do not want to upset you. Scott was different, and hence I decided to go with Scott and his team.

Throughout the application process, I knew that I could rely on Personal MBA Coach as Scott was always there and would answer my emails/questions even during weekends or Christmas! From minor points in my overall story to locations I should select for my interviews, Scott would answer all my questions (no matter how minor and tedious they might be).

I am now admitted by one of the top 3 programs in the US, and will be matriculating this fall. I highly recommend Personal MBA Coach if you are looking for the best consultant in the industry as I know I probably would not have made it without Scott and his team.

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Re: Best admission consultant companies?

by isb3681 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:17 am
I cannot recommend highly enough and wanted to post my testimonial as a recommendation.

When Farrell and I first started working together, I had a plan, but I was lost. I was following the standard career path for my industry; start in engineering, get an MBA, move into business development. There was nothing in my plan that aligned with who I am or what I believe in. Farrell saw through this, and so would an admissions committee.

We started with introspection and goal setting. We dove deep into my entire life story, not just my professional journey! I told her of the good times that I love to share and the hard times that I’d rather forget. Farrell got to know me better than I know myself. She posed challenging questions that pushed me to my emotional limits but helped me uncover who I am and what I bring as a unique individual.

After learning about who I am, the school choices fell into place. Farrell identified MBA programs that aligned with my goals and pushed me to research each one, connecting me with her past clients who were current students or alums and recommending podcasts and business school guides. It felt like pieces of a puzzle coming together. I could see myself at each institution, working towards a future that would bring me true fulfilment.

After choosing the schools, crafting the essays was next. Farrell has developed a process that is structured and clear. She identified the stories that would bring life to each essay, coaching me to bring out in my writing the unique qualities that I will be able to share with my future classmates. She provided me with untethered feedback, designed to bring out the best in me and my writing, even if I felt the words were tough to hear. We worked through drafts, day and night (it felt like Farrell never took a holiday, she was that committed!), until together we had created something that would show the admissions committee who I truly am in a way that they would really hear.

When I got my first interview invitation, I was over the moon. When I received my 7th interview invitation, I was in shock. Farrell was just as happy as I was, but she wasn’t in shock. She would never lie to make me happy and was always transparent about my chances, but she was confident that she had helped me present myself in a way that made me stand out among a pool of brilliant candidates.

Throughout the interview process, Farrell was dedicated to help me adapt my story to each individual interview. We outlined anecdotes and fit them into a framework that I will use in interviews for the rest of my life. I recorded myself on video and she provided honest feedback that helped me refine my stories into short, effective responses that captured the key messages that I want to convey. Most importantly, Farrell was my biggest fan and I walked into every interview feeling like I deserved a place on that school’s MBA program.

In the end, I chose to accept an offer from Harvard Business School with offers from Duke, Kellogg, MIT and Berkeley and waitlists from Yale and Stanford. $25K offer from MIT and $60K from Duke. Great results for someone without any diversity points to speak of and a 720 GMAT.

However, I gained so much more from this process than these results. I learned about who I am, what I bring and what will bring me true fulfilment in life. Farrell has been my admissions consultant, my life coach, my harshest critic, my biggest fan and my best friend and I’ll forever be in her debt.

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by MBA and Beyond » Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:02 am
geronimoshere wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:09 am
Please publish the results Machichi... I've been trying to figure this out but so many random discussions on this... Most pointing to Sandy vs Stacy, or Veritas vs ClearAdmit.

The only problem for me is that I don't have the USD3000+ that most of these guys ask for a single school. What's the strategy to mazimise efficiency while minimizing outlays?

Do admissions consultants even make sense? Do they really increase one's chances of getting in - if so, what a shame. (I guess I'll cry about unethical ways of using someone else to make my case stronger, but eventually end up using one anyway!)
I think you have a false image of what a consultant is, please correct me if I am mistaken. But an MBA consultant is one who has the knowledge of business schools and so they are able to guide you and get the best out of you to lead to your dream school just like a teacher, who has the knowledge, guides you to a good future.

And yes, about deciding a consultant, do not go with a brand. Try to talk to different consultants and see, for yourself, which ones click with you and will give your proper time and quality for helping you understand yourself and craft good essays.

Kashish Garg
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Thank you

by RobertDob » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:44 am
Great post, you have pointed out some excellent points.
This is actually the kind of information i have been trying to find.
Have a good day.

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I highly recommend Scott from PERSONAL MBA COACH as an excellent MBA applications consultant.
Here is why:

-My primary goal was to get into Sloan and I think I was not a perfect candidate (not a super high GMAT or undergrad GPA, etc.). He really helped to bring my best story to come out in my application.

-He kept me organized in my thought process and with the deadlines throughout the application cycle.

-He gave me an honest assessment of my strengths and weaknesses as an applicant. He knows how to leverage your strengths and mitigate your weaknesses. He is experienced and practical. He listens and crafts a practical strategy that is tailored to your circumstances.

-I am a person who asks a lot of questions (sometimes a little too much) and he is very patient. He is friendly and professional at the same time.

I really enjoyed working with Scott. Looking back I think it was a really wise decision. With his help, I was able to get into my target program and also got a scholarship. Highly recommended!