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Veritas Prep offers the most diverse and experienced MBA admissions consulting team ever assembled. Your MBA admissions consultant will assist you during the entire admissions process, helping you share your unique story with the admissions committee in the most persuasive and compelling way.  Browse through the profiles of our consultants to see who has the expertise to meet your needs.


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     By lexielise 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

Rachel was my Essay Excellence consultant for my first ever MBA application as well as my Full School Package consultant. When I first started working with Rachel, I literally had no idea what I was doing. I didn't know anything about the world of MBA applications, I had no personal narrative formed, I didn't even know what to write in my resume.

Working with Rachel, I wrote some of the best essays of my life - essays that were both deeply true to who I am but also sharply tailored to the schools for which they were written. In the end (and because of Rachel's expert guidance), I've received full tuition merit fellowships at BOTH of my top choice schools, one of which is is a top 5 "ivy league" school.

Here are five reasons why you need Rachel as your admissions consultant:

1) She WILL bring out the best in you, and she'll do so by truly getting to know you. Not the MBA-applicant version of you, but the REAL you. I think she may know me better than my parents at this point. Rachel really takes the time to ask insightful and thought provoking questions - questions you've likely never considered before - in order to dig deep into what makes you tick. From there, she helps you craft a personal narrative that is truly compelling, unique, and organic to who you are, which makes the entire application and interviewing process exponentially easier. And the best part is, she does all of this without being prescriptive or telling you what to say or do.

In the end, all the ideas are yours, and that is crucial to sounding authentic in your applications and interviews.

2) She is an expert when it comes to the top schools. Like I said, I had no idea what I was getting into when I began the application process. Rachel will be your guru for understanding the mindset and values of the admissions committee reviewing your application. She'll make sure that your essays strike the perfect balance between showing how you are unique, and showing how you fit in at that specific school.

In short, I felt safe in her hands, and you should too.

3) She gives excellent feedback. Her feedback is truly insightful, unbiased, and CLEAR. She also gives you just enough of a push in the right direction to give you clear guidance without pushing you too hard into ideas that aren't yours. And since she knows you so darn well, she has this amazing ability to sense when you are forcing a point in your essay that isn't right for you, and can quickly help you course-correct before you have a stress melt down.

Basically, giving feedback is an art, and Rachel is Michelangelo.

4) She teaches you how to fish. That is, she doesn't just help you write specific essays or answer individual application questions - she teaches you how to think about and approach your applications as a whole. I was able to apply what she taught me for one school to all my other applications.

If you can't afford a consultant for every school, Rachel will be your Jedi Master and teach you the ways of the force.

5) She'll go above and beyond for you, even after applications are in. My work with Rachel ended months ago, and to this day she is still there for me whenever I need her, even just to help me pick out what to wear to my interviews. In fact, I recently needed to navigate a tricky correspondence with the admissions committee of one program, and Rachel gave me some great nuanced advice on how to approach the conversation. As someone else noted on this site, she really is a god-send.

All in all, worth every single penny.

P.S. It's also worth noting that Rachel is an awesome, fun, funny person who is wonderful to talk to and easy to get along with. Working with her made the grueling MBA application journey feel infinitely less painful. A huge plus in my book.


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Dreams Realized
April 07 | 2014
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     By Anonymous 105 -8
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

Besides my undergraduate program, my VP consultant is the single largest purchase that I have made to date. I was terrified at the thought of spending $5,000 which amounted to a little over 90% of my savings. Veritas has been my guardian angel during this process. I would have paid double had I known the lengths that she and VeritasPrep would go.

Let me reiterate this previous point by attaching a Thank You that I had written to Veritas about half way through the process: "I wanted to reiterate my thank you from earlier. My biggest fear going into this was not connecting with my consultant more deeply than a surface level; I would be yet another client among hundreds, and I'd be treated as a business transaction (understandably so).

I don't expect people to care as much as I do about this- this is much more to me than "I got into a top school!" It's the opportunity to look my mother in the eyes and tell her that everything is going to be okay, and the ability to look at myself in a mirror and whisper, "I did it."

Your passion is evident and I feel genuinely cared for. No matter the outcome of this journey, thank you."

I left this process with a much better understanding of who I am and what I want, and that is invaluable. Veritas has grown to be much more than a consultant and has inspired me to be a better person. I can not thank her enough, and I can not thank VP enough for putting us in touch and their continued support.

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     By MBAGirl44 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

I could not have made a better choice in choosing Dia Draper and Veritas to guide me through the MBA admissions process! Dia and I met through the Veritas Prep free profile evaluation process – I spoke with her after getting into a few part-time programs, but was struggling with the decision to re-apply for full-time options in the next admissions cycle or to pursue the part-time MBA option.

From the very beginning, Dia was incredibly supportive and encouraging of my goals despite my concerns about a lower GPA and GMAT/GRE score. She went above and beyond and even offered to read a few of my essays, and look more deeply at my profile to offer her candid advice on my chances of admission at a top ten school before I enlisted her help. I distinctly remember her telling me “make this decision from a place of power rather than fear.” From that point, she provided the much needed boost of confidence to pursue my goals and became just as much of a “life coach” as an admissions consultant, guiding me through the application process but also easing any anxiety I had and encouraging me to reach higher. Every time I felt discouraged, Dia gave me a sense of calm that “I could do it.”

Given I had already gone through the application process once before, I chose the hourly package with Dia. She provided thoughtful advice on how I could take my essays from “good” to “great” and challenged me to dig deeper and be more introspective, which I think was a huge differentiating factor for my application.

When I got an interview from my dream school, Dia offered to spend a full hour (even though my hourly package had expired) prepping with me. I am proud to say that with Dia’s help, I got into my top choice – Columbia’s GSB!

Overall, my experience was very strong and Dia played a very important role in helping me get in to my top choice. I would highly recommend her to anyone beginning the MBA application process – she is an inspiration and unparalleled in her genuine investment and interest in helping you achieve your goals!

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Excellant Service!!!
November 22 | 2016
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     By tyusifza 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Edison Cu

Excellent service! I worked with Edison who was my main consultant. Ended up getting into my first choice for schools! In particular the best part about working with a consultant is the in depth knowledge that they bring to the table, particularly with regards to writing essays and strategizing your attack plan. Although it is a lengthy process they really grill you and make sure you are locked into the process, and they do great with people from any background. Would highly recommend Veritas for anyone looking for results. I also worked with their GMAT prep counselors and ended up receiving a 700. Very satisfied all around.

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Katty is the best!
November 09 | 2016
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     By jmendivilr 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Katty Ooms Sutter

I wanted to share with you my MBA journey and how Katty was, without a doubt, instrumental in this quest to reach my goals.
This year I decided to apply to my target Buisiness School.
I remember having a call with the amazing Veritas team, and they quickly helped me to tailor a program that would suit my needs.
Moreover, I received their recommendation to work with Katty as my MBA consultant. Upon reading her bio, I immediately knew that she was the person I wanted to work with. Having been part of the admissions team of a very high ranked Business school, she had plenty of experience in the matter.
During our first calls I already felt her genuine interest in getting to know me and helping me to reach my goals.
Several times, she left me as homework some introspective food for thought and some valuable tips, such as asking my loved ones for sincere 360 feedback.
No only did this help me to bring the best into my application form but also I became more confident about my own chances to secure a seat on the MBA.
I submitted my application and surely enough, was invited by the business school for their assessment day.
We had several sessions to prepare for this very important day, and after these preparation period, I never felt so ready for an interview in my life!
I did great during the assessment day, and I remember calling her immediately afterwards to tell her about my performance.
Some days later, I received the call from the admissions team telling me that I had been accepted for their 2017 class.
It was a dream come true. Sure enough, the first person I called to tell the happy news was Katty (don't tell my wife).

With continuous coaching and encouragement, Katty made the whole process of preparing for the MBA a journey to get to know my self and to play on my strengths.

I definitely recommend her as MBA consultant.

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     By tb723 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Nick Alexander

I went into the business school application process completely blind and didn’t even know where to start. I decided to invest in a 1-School Package from Veritas Prep, which was quite expensive for my budget but it ended up being worth every penny.
My head consultant was Nick Alexander and his guidance proved invaluable through every step of the process. He helped my narrow down which schools I should target based on my personality and goals, he pushed me to polish the story of my work experience and create an amazing one page resume, and he gave me great feedback while I drafted and edited my application essays. He was quick to respond whenever I had a question for him, and he was always willing to carve out time from his schedule to jump on the phone with me and give me further clarification on any element of the admissions process that I needed some more information on.
With the help of Nick and my school specialist, I was able to put together a strong application that represented all of my skills and experience well and that I was more than confident to submit. A couple weeks ago, I was admitted to my top choice school. I am very grateful for the help I received along the way and I would highly recommend Veritas and Nick to anyone who is considering hiring an admissions consultant. It’s an investment that will pay off.

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     By Anonymous1001 0 0
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Consultant: Andreea

Andreea was my Head Consultant and guided me in applying to four schools. I considered myself well-prepared for this process before signing up with Veritas a few months before R1 deadlines, but I think that working with Andreea was a fantastic experience that took my applications to the next level. Her feedback was always prompt, detailed, and very constructive, and helped me present the best version of myself in my applications. In particular, I appreciated having Andreea to brainstorm essay ideas with, and her assessment of my strengths and weaknesses was very valuable. Another great thing about working with Andreea is that she was very organized and kept me on schedule in the weeks leading up to the deadlines, which is incredibly helpful for someone with a very busy work schedule.

I had initially signed up for a 3-school package and thought I would apply to the fourth on my own, but once I started working with Andreea I knew that I could craft a significantly better application with her feedback and added another school to my consulting package. If you're on the fence about Veritas because you think you're sufficiently prepared, I'd still recommend the service - Andreea's guidance has made a significant difference, and I ended up submitting four applications I was really proud of.

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A phenomenal journey
October 11 | 2016
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     By NishMBA 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Larry Sochrin

Veritas Prep has played a huge part in my MBA applications this year. I had explored several options before deciding to go with them and boy that was one of the best decisions in my life.

I opted for the 3-school package and was immediately set up with Larry Sochrin, my head consultant. Larry is just the best in the business.

He is extremely patient. On an average, an applicant goes through 3 iterations of their MBA essays with their consultant. I averaged 5. Reading and re-reading 5 drafts of a school's essay demands a tremendous amount of patience, which Larry exhibited.

He knows the admissions process in and out. He was instrumental in helping me portray the factors that made me unique, through my essays.

He ensures that his clients are comfortable throughout the admissions process. I prefer talking on the phone with an expert when I'm absolutely stuck, as opposed to communicating through e-mails. Larry always offered to talk to me over the phone whenever I needed help. That is a luxury that not many consultants provide.

Veritas Prep has a systematic approach to consulting. First you talk with an alumnus from the school that you are applying to prior to writing your essays. Then you work with a lead consultant on your essays. Next the alumnus reads your essay and provides a feedback. Then the final application is read by a director, who has real world experience in B-school admissions at the top B-schools. Veritas Prep provides several pairs of experts' eyes on your application.

In the ultra-competitive B-school admissions process these days, seeking experts' opinion is indispensable. I highly recommend Veritas Prep's consulting service to all business school applicants.

Wish you all the best!

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     By jccli33 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Neil Chong

Neil was extremely helpful during my MBA application process. I was looking for someone to help improve my essays and resume at the very last minute and he was available in short notice. First off, even though he was helping me by the hour, he went above and beyond to make sure my essay and resume was perfect. We went through multiple iterations of both my essays and resume in just about a weeks time. In fact, he caught several mistakes that would have for sure doomed my application. I am confident that his help really solidified my application and allowed me to represent myself in the strongest way possible. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking to apply for a top tier business school.

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     By prateek07 0 0
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Consultant: Paul Dembowski

I signed up for the three hour consultation package at Veritas Prep. I am early in the application phase so I thought I could benefit from a detailed assessment.

I was paired with Paul who was awesome throughout the entire process. He took time to review all my materials and resume. We had a detailed email exchange about the agenda of the call prior to the call. This allowed him to come prepared and maximize the value he could deliver. I would definitely recommend him since he goes beyond what is required. Even though we deviated from the MBA admissions process, at my request, Paul was very accommodating and found ways to match my needs.

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