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Alternative to conventional admissions consultants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2013, 00:40
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Hi Guys,

I have been browsing a few sites that are non-conventional admissions consulting sites that I am finding quite interesting.

The first one is http://www.mbavolunteers.org/. Basically, all proceeds go to charity.

The second one is http://www.evisors.com/. They consult for admissions and professional recruitment at top investment banks and management consulting firms.

The third one is http://mbaexchange.weebly.com/. This looks like a platform that links current MBA students to MBA applicants for general questions and application help. It looks like they just started this concept.

What do you guys think?
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Re: Alternative to conventional admissions consultants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2013, 15:08
Hi there,

Thanks for posting those. I feel like those are resources that I havent seen anywhere else... and I have been researching a lot. The first one is quite cool in terms of me not feeling I got totally ripped off. The second one seems like it is more career oriented. The third one is actually quite cool... but it looks like something that just started because most of the available candidates are from one school in Europe, granted it is a top school there. I hope that it picks up so that they have more people from my target schools in the states (NYU, Columbia, Stanford).
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Re: Alternative to conventional admissions consultants [#permalink] New post 13 Apr 2013, 23:33
These are all very interesting alternatives.

Can't make a complete assessment on the third one since they don't publish their rates.

The first one seems to offer good value given that the quoted cost is for 'review' which I assume is for profile+all essays of one school instead of just one essay - You might want to clarify the scope with them. The only limitation I see is that you're limited to the number of advisors/consultants listed on their website, and that there is no phone call involved.

The second one seems to be a marketplace platform that caters for those seeking 1) admission and 2) career advice. And theoretically you have lots of options provided they manage to sign up more advisors/consultants.
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Re: Alternative to conventional admissions consultants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2013, 13:07
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Also, these two just popped up:

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Re: Alternative to conventional admissions consultants [#permalink] New post 14 Apr 2013, 21:05
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I've mentioned it on a previous post or two but in my opinion current students are the best 'admissions consultants' from a quality and price perspective. Current students see behind the curtains of their respective institutions in ways that admissions consultants can't - students simply live and breath the school for 2 years. Additionally if you offer a current student a fraction of what you'd pay for a pro consultant my guess is they'd be happy to do it (I know I am). If anyone is looking to connect with HBS students in a particular industry, from a specific region, or possessing certain skills I can try to facilitate
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