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Which Admission consultant company (cost/quality comparison) [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2007, 14:37
Hi All,

Which admission consultant company is better. I am very confused and I would HIGHLY appreciate some advise...

I am trying to compare among MBAadmissin, MBAexchange, Veritas, MBA admissionconsultant and others.

Please advise..

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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2007, 18:51
As far as I know, most people on this forum are not using admission consultants. Accepted.com has a thread here http://www.gmatclub.com/forum/24 and Paul always gives us some great advice. Maybe you could check him out.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Nov 2007, 20:16
For essay services, use Rhyme's very own http://www.myadmit.com
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 05:07
I'm looking for consultant to help me revise and polish my essay. Preferably who have some experiences with MIT and HBS. Any recommendations?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 17:12
read my previous post.. I know that site is run by students who are in B-schools..

so maybe u can get the best help in polisging ur essays from there
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Nov 2007, 20:49
redhead wrote:
I'm looking for consultant to help me revise and polish my essay. Preferably who have some experiences with MIT and HBS. Any recommendations?


as far as I remember, admissions411 has ratings of various admissions consulting firms posted by users. Those might help you in your decision-making process.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2007, 08:04
Paul Bodine on this forum is amazing. You can contact him through the accepted.com site.
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2007, 09:55
They are all pretty expensive...some are insane for what they want for each application.
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2007, 20:18
hbs.aspirant wrote:
I came across http://www.admissionsconsultants.com. There prices are same as other popular consultants. They do have a former HBS director of admissions on board.


There is a thread on BW that exposes these guys as fraudsters.
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Paul Bodine on this forum is amazing. You can contact him through the accepted.com site.


Indeed. As honest as they come.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 07:33
I am using Clear Admit. Honestly can't say enough good things about them. My consultant, Graham, is a wonderful editor and has given me some very sage advice on strategy. I am a non-traditional applicant and just wasn't sure how best to present myself. That being said, there are plenty of people on this site who don't use any consultants at all, and do very well for themselves. And Lord, yes, it IS expensive...
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 07:37
This is not completely related, but did anyone read the recent article about Michelle Hernandez in Bweek? Apparently, she has a ridiculous rate of getting kids from high school into Ivy league or Ivy league level colleges (95-100% every year). She charges up to $40k and starts as early as 9th grade. :shock:

Talk about expensive!
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 08:22
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This is not completely related, but did anyone read the recent article about Michelle Hernandez in Bweek? Apparently, she has a ridiculous rate of getting kids from high school into Ivy league or Ivy league level colleges (95-100% every year). She charges up to $40k and starts as early as 9th grade. :shock:

Talk about expensive!

Holy mackerel! Is getting into college that competitive these days?! Don't get me wrong, I'm all for being the best that you can be, but that seems like an awful lot of pressure to put on a 14-15-year old. "Hey, buddy, glad your voice finally started to change! Now sit down here and let's do some serious thinking about you need to position yourself for the rest of your life..."
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 08:39
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rajpdsouza wrote:
This is not completely related, but did anyone read the recent article about Michelle Hernandez in Bweek? Apparently, she has a ridiculous rate of getting kids from high school into Ivy league or Ivy league level colleges (95-100% every year). She charges up to $40k and starts as early as 9th grade. :shock:

Talk about expensive!

Holy mackerel! Is getting into college that competitive these days?! Don't get me wrong, I'm all for being the best that you can be, but that seems like an awful lot of pressure to put on a 14-15-year old. "Hey, buddy, glad your voice finally started to change! Now sit down here and let's do some serious thinking about you need to position yourself for the rest of your life..."


Not only that, I'm sure this consultant steers you into what classes and activities to do. So you basically have someone telling your child what to do and what not to do.

I think this is much different than the consultants we are talking about however. Most of the individual development and "life resume" is completed (besides the GMAT), so there is only so much an MBA consultant can do to improve your profile (essay revisions, interview prep, etc.).
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Nov 2007, 08:46
Not only that, I'm sure this consultant steers you into what classes and activities to do. So you basically have someone telling your child what to do and what not to do.

I think this is much different than the consultants we are talking about however. Most of the individual development and "life resume" is completed (besides the GMAT), so there is only so much an MBA consultant can do to improve your profile (essay revisions, interview prep, etc.).[/quote]


I would agree, definitely. That's exactly what I'm using mine for. Figure I will do one full application with him, and do the rest myself. While the different apps do have different essays/questions, in the end they are all asking the same kinds of things, just with alternate spin. Who are you, what have you been up to, what do you want to do, why do you want to do it here, what do you want to do next?? A bit of a generalization, but...
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Nov 2007, 12:11
If you're looking at a top7 B-School, check out http://www.hbsguru.com. Sandy Kreisberg is very well known in the industry, and is often quoted in publications such as BusinessWeek.

His site looks kinda goofy, but that's just his personality.

He knows how to constructively tear apart an admissions essay and is willing to be very blunt about it, too. I'm going to consider giving his services a go in a couple years when I decide to apply to B-Schools.

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