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Has anyone tried a ding analysis? I'm considering re-applying R1 this year. From what I've read, I think I'm mostly deciding between Sandy and Alex...

- Sandy, because he seems to be the most experienced and has an "insider" take; that said, I get the sense that he treats b-school admissions as a high-stakes game warranting whatever-it-takes tactics to win
- Alex, because he seems to be more down-to-earth, in tune with what actually matters in life and is able to keep things in perspective; I don't know if he has as much of a killer instinct, so to speak, but I like his emphasis on living a life rather than trying to build an app

Or perhaps more to the point... I think Sandy has better odds of getting someone in (and isn't that what we're paying them for?) but Alex might be a better coach (for short-term needs as well as longer-term life goals).

Again, this is purely my opinion from reading posts written by Sandy and Alex as well as combing through their web sites. I'll update the thread once I've actually had a chance to talk to both of them and have made a decision.
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@gmat1011

Thanks for your words of support. I completely agree with you that signing on a consultant isnt a decision that should be taken lightly - theres a lot of money involved and we need to get as many honest opinions as possible to get a fair view of whats happening.

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I couldn't have summed it up better myself!
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Guys, I think we are loosing sight of what this forum (and thread) was meant for. I think we all owe bb a chance to reclarify why m7's posts were deleted! Also, I agree with Gryphon's request for more clarity around the role of consultants on this forum and whether there is a potential conflict of interest. However, potentially baseless mud slinging can and should be avoided. C'mon lets be civil.

As for rules around posting consultant experiences, bb's been kind enough to provide those anyway. He's clearly given a recommended format and has also given a general disclaimer. From that point onward, common sense should take over...
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I frankly think people should rate the consultants they use on a scale of 1 to 5 or 1 to 10 (like redjam). Take a look at any survey or employee evaluation or even some MBA recommendation forms - thats what they do. You give a clear idea of where the service quality experience was located for that person.

Constructive criticism and the need to not hurt the interests of admissions consultants is fine, but given what they charge I personally think they can face a public evaluation when there is so little out there to know what to expect. Know that consultants no matter how accomplished are not magicians who can turn a no-hoper into a sure thing. But they are supposed to increase your chances (else, why hire them?). There is always a risk of abuse of things in life. Yes there will be jerks who use consultants and then come back and rant. But there will also be people out there who run into jerk consultants who charge top $and then don't deliver. Anyway, thats what I feel and I will post my experience for what it turns out to be. Intern Joined: 20 May 2011 Posts: 2 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [1] , given: 0 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 May 2011, 10:29 1 This post received KUDOS 1 This post was BOOKMARKED [Please note that this is a throwaway account I crated for this post. For reasons of anonymity I don’t want to use my real user name. I am happy to verify all that follows with a moderator.] Hi All, I’ve seen this thread progress over the last several months and have found it very useful. Although I had initially intended to stay out of the conversation, I thought it might be helpful if I shared my experience working with Paul from Amerasia. After taking a Manhattan GMAT course I had initially planned on signing up with MBAmission (given that they partner with MGMAT). However, after reading earlier posts on this thread I thought I might want to reach out to other consultants as well, one of which was Paul at Amerasia. Of all my initial consultations I scheduled Paul’s last. As soon as we got on the phone Paul got down to business. What I really liked about Paul was that he dug deeper than the other consultants had. For example, my GMAT is over 750 and my GPA is in the mid 3 range with a double major at a top University. While other consultants thought this was a huge plus, I liked that Paul was honest and said that because one of my major GPA’s was a low 3 and the other was a high 3, it wasn’t going to hurt but it also wasn’t going to be a huge help. Additionally Paul and I went over my career goals “story.” He pointed out that if it was my dream to work in field X but I only had experience in filed Y it would make more sense for my story to be focused on field Y. After signing up with Paul he set up a recurring 1 hour weekly meeting. Over the last several months Paul has helped me work through all of last year’s essay’s in preparation for this year’s applications. One thing that has really impressed me in working with Paul is his ability to pick which stories are most relevant at each school. To me, this has been extremely helpful. Some additional thoughts on Amerasia: 1) Paul works hard – each week, in advance of our meeting, Paul will send over updated drafts of all my essays with thorough comments and ideas about restructuring. After each meeting Paul sends over the notes from our call as well as a few homework assignments. 2) Turnaround is quick – I have all of Paul’s contact information. On the one occasion I needed a 6 hour turn around I just sent him my document, texted him, and had it back three hours later. 3) Big picture – when Amerasia looks at my application they look at the entire package. All of my essays for any individual school are worked on in tandem. What I mean by that is that Paul and I have a clear picture of the story we are trying to get across in my application. We view the essays, the letters of rec, and the resume as individual pieces of a puzzle. Paul makes sure everything fits together and is consistent. Lastly – to those of you working or considering working with a consultant: Even though I have full confidence in Paul and his services I still read articles and books on admittance strategies. It’s your application so take ownership of it. If you don’t hear back from your consultant, call them on their cell. If they don’t change their ways, fire them. It’s your future - don’t let someone else mess it up. A consultant can help improve your application but do your own homework. I know gmatclub is now asking for a numerical score out of 5. Obviously I haven't completed my applications but have worked with Paul for about 2 months. I've emailed back and forth with him nearly daily and had phone calls at least once a week if not more often. Thus far I have nothing to complain about: 5/5. Senior Manager Joined: 20 Jun 2010 Posts: 488 Concentration: Strategy, Economics Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2014 Followers: 14 Kudos [?]: 79 [1] , given: 27 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 May 2011, 11:36 1 This post received KUDOS k0 wrote: [Please note that this is a throwaway account I crated for this post. For reasons of anonymity I don’t want to use my real user name. I am happy to verify all that follows with a moderator.] Hi All, I’ve seen this thread progress over the last several months and have found it very useful. Although I had initially intended to stay out of the conversation, I thought it might be helpful if I shared my experience working with Paul from Amerasia. After taking a Manhattan GMAT course I had initially planned on signing up with MBAmission (given that they partner with MGMAT). However, after reading earlier posts on this thread I thought I might want to reach out to other consultants as well, one of which was Paul at Amerasia. Of all my initial consultations I scheduled Paul’s last. As soon as we got on the phone Paul got down to business. What I really liked about Paul was that he dug deeper than the other consultants had. For example, my GMAT is over 750 and my GPA is in the mid 3 range with a double major at a top University. While other consultants thought this was a huge plus, I liked that Paul was honest and said that because one of my major GPA’s was a low 3 and the other was a high 3, it wasn’t going to hurt but it also wasn’t going to be a huge help. Additionally Paul and I went over my career goals “story.” He pointed out that if it was my dream to work in field X but I only had experience in filed Y it would make more sense for my story to be focused on field Y. After signing up with Paul he set up a recurring 1 hour weekly meeting. Over the last several months Paul has helped me work through all of last year’s essay’s in preparation for this year’s applications. One thing that has really impressed me in working with Paul is his ability to pick which stories are most relevant at each school. To me, this has been extremely helpful. Some additional thoughts on Amerasia: 1) Paul works hard – each week, in advance of our meeting, Paul will send over updated drafts of all my essays with thorough comments and ideas about restructuring. After each meeting Paul sends over the notes from our call as well as a few homework assignments. 2) Turnaround is quick – I have all of Paul’s contact information. On the one occasion I needed a 6 hour turn around I just sent him my document, texted him, and had it back three hours later. 3) Big picture – when Amerasia looks at my application they look at the entire package. All of my essays for any individual school are worked on in tandem. What I mean by that is that Paul and I have a clear picture of the story we are trying to get across in my application. We view the essays, the letters of rec, and the resume as individual pieces of a puzzle. Paul makes sure everything fits together and is consistent. Lastly – to those of you working or considering working with a consultant: Even though I have full confidence in Paul and his services I still read articles and books on admittance strategies. It’s your application so take ownership of it. If you don’t hear back from your consultant, call them on their cell. If they don’t change their ways, fire them. It’s your future - don’t let someone else mess it up. A consultant can help improve your application but do your own homework. I know gmatclub is now asking for a numerical score out of 5. Obviously I haven't completed my applications but have worked with Paul for about 2 months. I've emailed back and forth with him nearly daily and had phone calls at least once a week if not more often. Thus far I have nothing to complain about: 5/5. Hey, you say that you've been heavily involved with your apps for the past 2 months but haven't completed them yet? Haven't the deadlines past for most schools? Or are you just prepping really really early for this years apps? _________________ Senior Manager Status: Happy to join ROSS! Joined: 29 Sep 2010 Posts: 278 Concentration: General Management, Strategy Schools: Ross '14 (M) Followers: 20 Kudos [?]: 124 [1] , given: 48 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 17 Jun 2011, 22:06 1 This post received KUDOS mattlopz wrote: Has anybody worked with MBA Exchange? I don't see any comments about them on our forum. They seem to have a very very high success rate? Its hard to believe. They seem to be in this business for 16-17 years...If anybody has any experience or feedback about them please post it here or pm me. I would appreciate all your help. -- I did not work with them because my interest evaporated after a free evaluation. I wrote them a mail and received A VERY generic answer. Of course, free consultations are meant to be high-level. But in that case it was not a 30-50.000 feet level answer, but rather the answer from the orbit Another issue - they quote a way tooooo much for a one-school package, even if you compare their price with that offered by one-man guru companies. Intern Joined: 20 Jun 2011 Posts: 2 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 1 [1] , given: 0 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 20 Jun 2011, 12:49 1 This post received KUDOS Just wanted to provide my two cents in this forum thread as well. I had a great experience with Tyler Cormney, who heads MBA Prep School. Prior to starting my b-school apps, I knew I could benefit greatly from an admissions consultant and was especially interested in MBA Prep School. I had a few friends (current HBS students) who previously worked with Tyler and recommended him because of his ability to help clients deeply reflect on their abilities and accomplishments to synthesize a unique and strongly branded candidate profile. During my 30-minute info interview with Tyler, I was impressed with the highly structured process he created for clients to develop their best applications. He also had detailed knowledge of what each of my target schools looked for in candidates. I decided to go with MBA Prep School and was not disappointed. Tyler’s strategy for clients is to use MBA Prep School’s online lessons to initiate a self-reflection and organization process prior to tackling the actual essays. When you get to your essays, you’ll be prepped with the stories and themes that will make you unique and memorable. Tyler provided very candid feedback on which of my stories/strengths best fit each essay, including recommending me to scrap a number of first drafts and starting over with stronger ideas. Once I picked the right topics to write about, he helped me tighten my writing by refining sentence structure and grammar. Finally, after receiving interview invitations, we conducted mock interviews to prep for the real deal. The b-school application process was probably the most challenging experience I’ve had since college. I had a relatively generic candidate profile (3.5 GPA from a top undergrad school, five years management experience for a telecom company, little quant background), but was able to leverage my strengths into successful applications for two of my top b-school choices. Because of MBA Prep School and Tyler’s help, I got into Haas and Ross. I’ll be attending Ross this fall and have my admissions consultant to thank. I definitely recommend Tyler and MBA Prep School to anyone going applying to b-school! Senior Manager Status: Current Student Joined: 14 Oct 2009 Posts: 371 Schools: Chicago Booth 2013, Ross, Duke , Kellogg , Stanford, Haas Followers: 13 Kudos [?]: 114 [1] , given: 53 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 29 Jun 2011, 16:09 1 This post received KUDOS [quote="reach2bhush"] I am told by Veritas Prep that most b-schools look for Quant score only, My Q is 50 and V 34 (Total 690) and I'm not sure whether i should re-take the GMAt. quote] That's bs...I had a 41 Q, 690 total, B avg in undergrad math, and no quantitative work experience. It obviously won't hurt you to get a higher score, but i think people place way too much emphasis on it. Everyone's app is different but looking back I wouldv'e much rather spent that extra 4 months working on essays than studying for a re-take for which I ended up getting 10 points less anyways _________________ Director Status: Badgerine! Joined: 04 Oct 2008 Posts: 894 Location: United States (CA) Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2013 GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V44 GPA: 3.3 WE: Project Management (Aerospace and Defense) Followers: 63 Kudos [?]: 281 [1] , given: 86 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 01 Jul 2011, 08:28 1 This post received KUDOS If I had to generalize, I believe that schools look at your overall GMAT score, with heightened interest in your quant score. A 690 with a Q50 is a great score, but it's only one component of your application. If you can present a strong and unique personal brand in your application essays to complement your 690, you should have no problem being admitted (even with a scholarship). Achieving the highest GMAT score you can and delivering powerful essays can be a difficult balance. For me, I had plenty of time and felt that a re-take was a worthwhile investment (I still believe it was). Your score is definitely adequate, so only re-take if you believe it will help you balance your application (or if it's intrinsically important to you). _________________ Intern Joined: 02 Feb 2010 Posts: 7 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 1 [1] , given: 2 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 22 Jul 2011, 00:20 1 This post received KUDOS Hi All, I would like to share with you my personal experience with Ivy MBA consulting http://ivymbaconsulting.com/ Let's start from the results: accepted at both school I applied to, with this background: male, 33 y.o., 8 years experience in IT, GMAT 700. Clearly I recognized the challenge of being one of the many techy guys that looked at the MBA to increase the opportunities for a career and industry switch. But being one of the many, doesn't make you unique enough to get into the top MBA programs I was targeting. I was very close to the application deadline and an MBA Alumnus who reviewed my essays recommended me to get some help to strengthen them and recommended me the Ivy team. It is well known that MBA admission councils want to read real stories, and are very good at recognizing fakes, so the trick is not to invent but to find the unique points of your background. Sometimes though, they are quite well hidden in your memory, or not recognized as key points to mention. Time was not playing in our favor, with less than 4 weeks to review the entire application. The Ivy group put together a very dedicated team, that worked day and night (literally) with me and helped me to discover those points that made my application successful. Some tips for applicants: - Don't make my mistake to contact the MBA consultants when it's late: although it is never too late to do it, but if you give them more time you will be able to sleep more at night . Moreover the strategy starts at the very beginning of your application process, I got tangled in my GMAT for months, and I'm sure they would have recommended better way to overcome this hurdle. - Don't get scared if they are not located in your own country: I worked with this guy remotely for weeks and only met one of their consultant for the interview preparation process. Needless to say, I never felt left alone, and we were able to build up a very efficient way of working remotely. - Good luck to all of you! Intern Joined: 13 Oct 2009 Posts: 10 Concentration: Finance, General Management GMAT 1: 690 Q48 V36 GPA: 3.76 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 7 [1] , given: 1 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Aug 2011, 06:24 1 This post received KUDOS @ tgrlil: PM sent! Manager Joined: 21 Jun 2010 Posts: 112 Schools: Tuck, Duke, Cambridge, Said Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 128 [1] , given: 0 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Aug 2011, 06:42 1 This post received KUDOS pkatmi wrote: pkatmi wrote: Has anyone worked with Yaron from Precision Essay? Would be really helpful if you could share your experience. If u'r hesitant sharing it openly, feel free to PM me. TIA Actually one more thing - any views on whether it is ok to ask for references for specific consultants I'm considering? I know some companies have testimonials up on their website, but it's hard to tell which specific consultant the testimonial is written for. Thanks. Hey Somehow missed this post earlier. Not sure if you are still deciding but here are my 2 cents. I have worked on one school with Yahon and am cureently working on the second one. Although, I did not get positive results from the first school but I knew going in that my chances here were not that great. He is really great and easy to work with, knows the school and it shows that he has been doing this for a while. We started working on the app with just 3 weeks to go (and boy it was one the longest app) and still managed to apply on time. Thoughout I never felt as if we compromised on quality. Even one day before my app submission, he did not give up and was still pushing me to include more details. His response time was amazing, mostly within a day and towards the end even within a few hours. As I said, although I dont have the results to back my review but I would definitely recommend him to anyone. Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions..... Manager Joined: 12 Aug 2010 Posts: 66 Schools: UNC Kenan-Flagler, IU Kelley, Emory GSB WE 1: 5 yrs Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 26 [1] , given: 50 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 06 Aug 2011, 13:06 1 This post received KUDOS Here goes my 0.0002 cents... I worked with MBACrystalball.com for its mock application service - what it calls the MBA MAPs. It kicked off with a questionnaire (basically a short essay, a mock interview, general profile information and the resume), followed by an interview with Sameer. What transpired was a customized PDF, showing my chances, rated as Ambitious/Stretch/Practical and Safe, in about 100 odd top schools across the globe. It also had a brief SWOT analysis my profile. This was then followed by a detailed interview in which I was briefed about the application process, strategies and an overall review of my profile. The entire exercise was really helpful. I was lost in the big bad world of MBA and jargons otherwise... I'd been following Sameer's posts in GMATClub and other such forums too...and was drawn to the website due to the earnest manner in which he was helping people... I'd mailed a few other reputed consultants for a quick review of my profile but their curt replies showed they were getting paid for each word uttered! I definitely didn't want to hurt my confidence by tagging along with such folks... Besides, the MAP service was pretty affordable so I thought its worth taking my chances... and in the end, it turned out to be a good decision... I look forward to the app 2012 season with a lot more clarity and confidence. Good luck, MCB...and good luck, me too! _________________ The night is at its darkest just before the dawn... never, ever give up! Intern Joined: 17 Apr 2011 Posts: 33 Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship GMAT 1: 750 Q V GPA: 3.6 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 10 [1] , given: 2 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Sep 2011, 02:50 1 This post received KUDOS 1 This post was BOOKMARKED i'm working with Adam from Amerasia and while i'm only half way through the process, i find myself saying this to my friends all the time, "i don't know how people do it without a consultant!!!" by that, i don't mean people can't write decent essays and put together decent resumes and get into decent schools without the help of a consultant, but having a consultant to me is like having a coach to motivate you and cheer you along - Adam is energetic and approachable, and he has a great sense of humor which has proven to be so very important in keeping my spirit up! I feel comfortable asking every single stupid question that pops into my head, even for questions he could have just answered with a simple "yes" or "no" or "don't worry about it", he would still go to great lengths to explain his comments and rationale. His comments are straightforward and candid, so while he is often very humorous about it, he would tell me directly if an idea or essay just doesn’t make sense to him – so no unhealthy coddling there at all. just fyi, i actually set up calls with 5-6 consultants and adam was the only one who really stood out. one of the worst calls was the one i had with jon @ precision essay - i work for one of the biggest consulting companies in the US and he spent 10 mins telling me how i should explain what my company does in my essays to make sure the adcom people know what consulting is like (?!). while i'm sure he's probably a very intelligent guy, the call didn’t convince me that he was a good fit for me. Feel free to PM me if you have qns Manager Joined: 31 Jan 2011 Posts: 106 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 69 [1] , given: 4 Re: "Best" admission consulting companies? [#permalink] ### Show Tags 30 Sep 2011, 06:35 1 This post received KUDOS *****Sorry for the late UPDATE, I still feel this will be useful********[color=#0000FF] ------------------------------- I had really bad experience with Veritas after 2 interactions with my consultant. I wanted my money back - and after SEVERAL calls they agreed but still didn't refund$300.00
Now I am working on my own. This tells me that - whatever research we do - at the end its your luck if you get a good consultant or not.

Also one of their consultants - wanted me to work with him/her seperately without going thru Veritas !! Can u believe that!!
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Hey guys,

I am applying in R2 and recently decided to work with a consultant. I must say the decision which one to choose was more difficult than I had thought. I strongly suggest thinking about this early, as it is not exactly very smart to add unnecessary stress into the already demanding application process. Also, think about what you really want from the consultant, such as: "do I want him to help me discover myself and then just edit the essays a little or do I prefer a more directive approach, in which the consultant has a strong influence on the apps" etc. That said, I'd like to comment on the initial impression that Paul Lanzilotti of Amerasia Consulting made (as I have ultimately decided to go with someone else, I will comment on the other guy at some other time, perhaps after the whole application process).

In my case, when I first contacted Amerasia, I spoke to Adam, who later decided I should speak directly to Paul. We had to postpone the first introductory call on a kind of short notice, but other than that, I felt that Paul was pretty fast with replies to my emails and was also willing to do the call on weekend. In the intro call Paul spoke mostly about my profile (I sent him my prior to the call) and the way I should position myself and which schools to target. We also discussed the way the cooperation would work with him and I think if you are prone to procrastionation, he would definitely help you overcome that and get to work early. I tried to find out how many clients Paul works with in each round but that one question wasn't answered (I know it is kind of personal, but it gave me a slight feeling that there might be a little too many clients; on the other hand, the question might have just been missed among others I had).

Paul also helped me (as an international applicant) to select some schools I have previously not considered. Overall, after the one our intro call, I was confident that I'd be in good hands. He probably edits the essays quite a bit, which might work for some and not for others. Make sure you discuss these things. Paul also claimed he goes over the whole application thoroughly before submitting, which might not be the case everywhere. That said, Amerasia is not the cheapest company out there (although they do offer a 10% discount for gmatclub members) and I ultimately decided to turn his offer down mostly because of the price tag.

I will comment on my consultant's work in January when I have submitted the last of my apps. Good luck everyone!
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I echo the sentiments already stated about Essay Snark. I started reading his blahg and got hooked. I have to say that he did wonders for my career goals essay (no he doesn't do any writing for you). I thought that my career goals were laid out perfectly (and even had proofreaders agree with me), but when ES read the essay he tore the thing apart. Two days before the application deadline I scrapped the entire essay and rewrote it from scratch. What I came up with the second time was 1000 times better.

ES gave me a whole lot of free advice and the essay critique service that I did purchase was extremely cheap and EXTREMELY helpful. I think the best thing about ES beyond his critiques is his ability to just "listen" (it's email so obviously not literally). I said everything that I wanted to say in my essays (or thought I was saying) in my dialogues with ES about the essay. I wound up using those emails as the base from which I wrote. ES goes above and beyond what he's paid to do and I can't speak highly enough about him.
I don't have any admits in hand yet but I'm so much more confident in the app I submitted because of ES's help. PM me if you want more details.
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mundasingh123 wrote:
Any reviews for Vocaz ... for engineers ?

mundasingh123,
I worked with Vocaz on my MBA application (got into Sloan). I found them to be very responsive and professional which is very important for an admission consultant. They have a very structured process that incorporates feedback from recent alumni of the top schools. I decided to work them since they have expertise with engineering-background candidates, and they really did a great job helping me show that my background is relevant for business and to differentiate myself from other engineers.

The only issue with consulting companies is the high cost but it can usually be addressed by special programs/packages that they offer.

Overall I would highly recommend working with Vocaz.

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