Mandy Tang

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Company: Admissionado
Packages: Admissionado A La Carte Services   Admissionado ** Junior Deluxe  
Mandy Tang's Reviews
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     By mccooke08 0 0
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This review is for: Admissionado ** Junior Deluxe
Consultant: Mandy Tang

While I am writing this review is admittedly later than I had hoped, I wanted to make sure I was able to include the full details and final outcomes resulting from my Admissionado experience! I'll begin by saying that I was skeptical, to say the least, about engaging the services of an Admissions Consultant, but after working with Mandy, I can't imagine that my MBA journey would have ended nearly as successful.

For Round One I worked with a group of friends whose companies provided formal support. Thinking I could benefit from their "expertise," please understand the sarcasm, I naively worked exclusively with them for my first two applications. This resulted in being waitlisted at Kellogg and denied without an interview at Sloan. Not the news I wanted.

Determined that I would go to a top business school this fall I re-evaluated my application strategy, reviewed schools for better fit, instead of just high rankings, and bit the metaphorical bullet and invested in an admissions consultant. After carefully reading the reviews of various companies and running my own cost/benefit analysis, I chose to work with Admissionado. Their responsiveness and attention to detail following my inquiry email piqued my interest and foreshadowed the type of relationship I would experience throughout the process.

During my initial consultation call with Mandy, which lasted just one hour, she had pulled out of me a completely different, and much more interesting, angle to my candidate profile. Instead of following a boring "former consultant wanting to transition into industry" story line she encouraged me to highlight passions and volunteer interests as a basis for my motivation to pursue an MBA. Together we completed the applications for four round two schools - Tuck, Haas, LBS, and Darden. Long story short, through countless email exchanges and 6+ revision cycles - per school - I secured interviews at each program, and ultimately admissions to 3, plus removal from the Kellogg waitlist.

Applying to MBA programs has been a whirlwind, 2+ year process that would not have been possible without a strong support network and I'm glad to consider Admissionado as a member of mine.

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April 27 | 2016
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     By javierandre 5 1
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This review is for: Admissionado ** Junior Deluxe
Consultant: Mandy Tang

With my goal of attending a top-10/M7 school, I knew an admissions consultant was a must (a huge amount of M7 admits work with a consultant in some way). I did consultations with 4-5 firms and Admissionado clearly stood out. Their culture of energy and enthusiasm was unlike any company I encountered and they really won me over with their client first attitude and I felt I could get high quality work at a reasonable price.

I was applying to 6 schools- 4 M7 schools and 2 other top 10s. I planned to use the Jr Deluxe for my top twp M7s and apply that work we did across my other applications. After meeting with 3 different consultants, I settled with Mandy- she had a great and infectious positivity, and her story really resonated with my personal history.

In working with her for 2 essays, lets just say she shredded me to pieces (in a good way). She really helped me connect the dots and each of my essays would come back with tons of reviews and great insights. She was prompt and worked within my timeline.

Long story short, using the work I did with Mandy, I landed interviews at 5 of the 6 schools and was admitted to 3 programs, ultimately attending an M7 program that used the same essay I had worked on with Mandy.

Mandy, Lauren and team were there through the process going above and beyond to provide advice and helpful insights during the months of stress, waitlists, and interviews.

Highly recommend Admissionado!

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Simply works
May 24 | 2012
     By rkram 0 5
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Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: Admissionado A La Carte Services
Consultant: Mandy Tang

With proven results of admission in Stanford R3 and waitlist in Haas R4, I have to say Admissionado's (formerly Precision Essay) service is simply amazing and working.

Admissionado's commitment and participation in local forums caught my eyes as early as I was still preparing for GMAT. As an international applicant, I needed a professional consulting service that has significant amount of experiences and successful cases in helping international students like me. Admissionado stood out very easily in this aspect when it's time for me to choose one.

Lauren, who is the director of operations, was always warm and fast to my request. She can always find me excellent consultants who are easy to connect and can really help to push the envelope.

Emily helped me on editing essays for both schools. She did a wonderful job and really made sense of my stories. Her editing was not only just literal, but also very guiding toward a better proposition of my own voice.

I was very confident of getting interview invitations after working with Emily. But I was completely naked for interviews when I contacted Lauren again for interview preparation. Mandy and Damon really did a transformative job that turned a non-native speaker into a visionary and leader who can confidently talk about his goal and dream.

The whole experience with Admissionado team was like a deep self-reflection accompanied by mentors about knowing who you really are and what you really want to do. It’s a very rewarding experience. I feel like a better myself after the process, rather than faking another personality begging for admissions.

Btw, did I mention all this happened while I was getting married and had a fulltime job requiring a lot of international travels and conf calls? For someone who is short of time and late in the game, my suggestion would be hiring Admissionado can definitely save your ass.

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