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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.


9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful
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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.

THANK YOU RACHEL FOR HELPING MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE!

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Dreams Realized
April 07 | 2014
7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful
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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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Money Well Spent
May 02 | 2016
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     By mnakbari 0 0
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Consultant: Neil Chong

My consultant was Neil Chong. He was very attentive and helpful every step of the way. He always made sure to review every aspect of my application with me. He coached me several times through my interview rehearsals and he was always immediate with his answers to my frantic questions. My goal school was UCLA and not only did I get my interview only days after I submitted my application, but the first week they began sending round 2 acceptances, I heard I was accepted with a scholarship. I know I wouldn't have done as well as I did without Neil's help.

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Thanks - Neil Chong!
May 01 | 2016
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     By saiprema2000 0 0
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Consultant: Neil Chong

I had the pleasure of working with Neil Chong during the admissions process. He has a good grasp of the English language and knows what the admissions committee is looking for. He helped me get into UCLA, which is where I am going. He was never shy to criticize my essays and always strives to improve the essays up until the submission of my application. His other qualities as a consultant include open mindedness and patience. He also encouraged me to study and give GMAT till I got a reasonable score. I ended up with a 680. Therefore, I totally recommend him to anybody looking for help with the application!

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     By ksausser09 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Neil Chong

Let me give you a short background on why I chose Veritas (or any admissions consultant for that matter). I had a "mediocre" GMAT score of 580, although I also had tremendous work experience and a solid 3.4 undergrad GPA and a B.S. in Marketing from Arizona State.

I want to attend B-school in order to cultivate a new network, explore my entrepreneurial side, and potentially change careers (I've done sales for the past decade). For me, USC and UCLA were the only schools that made sense given the significant financial commitment and the fact that the other schools in So Cal aren't really near the top 25.

I knew that I'd be on the cusp when comparing myself versus other applicants. Insert Neil Chong here. Neil attended USC's part-time program and he started our work together by explaining that culture is everything at USC. He basically took a lot of the leg work out of my research and immediately started helping me craft a strategy for my application/candidacy.

Here are some of the things that I felt like brought the most value and justified the investment (yes, it is an investment in yourself!):
- Neil was extremely knowledgeable about USC and all the other schools in So. Cal
- Neil was VERY responsive and professional, which was especially crucial when I was writing my essays.
- He is very intelligent, understood grammar/syntax, and most importantly, knew exactly what USC's admissions board wanted to hear from a candidate like me.
- The strategy we created was spot-on and undoubtedly got me into USC's part-time (PM) program.

Now a little more about Veritas. First off, I'll tell you that I wasn't planning on using them, despite having a good experience with their GMAT prep course. I was leaning towards Stacy Blackman. I ended up selecting Veritas because SB didn't have a consultant who attended USC and I wasn't very confident that they'd be responsive given the # of consultants they have on their staff. The Vertias methodology offered me everything I needed: final review of my essay by Neil and another "USC-school expert" (Nita was an Anderson alum and clearly knew the ins and outs of the program), a "flight test" done by a former head of an admissions board (invaluable validation given how much time I invested in fine-tuning my essays).

Needless to say, I didn't have to use the interview preparation that came included with my package. That is okay, because I was accepted IMMEDIATELY after I applied. I a lot of this to Neil and Veritas!!!!

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MASTERS APLICATION PROCCES
April 25 | 2016
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     By jcfl1234 0 0
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Consultant: Nitin Agrawal

I had a great experience with my consultant. I was able to meet in person with him and talk al bit about each other. This was very important because he got to know me and it was helpful to make me look better on paper. I was very pleased with the whole process, it was smooth and professional. I was able to contact him at any time, and emails where answered the same day so there was not much time wasted between responses. Time is really valuable when submitting an application and I was the slow one on the process. Overall I believe my money was well spent, I got what I was looking for. No doubt my application had a big improvement on all areas.

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Very helpful interview prep
April 24 | 2016
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     By mbajm 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Sekou White

I hired Veritas Prep for their Mock Interview Service and was matched with Sekou. Being matched with an alumni of the school who was very familiar with the specific interview process and the school's culture was extremely helpful. He was able to give a unique insight into what the admissions officers would be interested in hearing and specific areas of my background to highlight.

Before the interview prep, the consultant became familiar with my application and sent tips for the interview. This was followed by an initial call with an overview of the interview process and additional tips. The next step, the mock interview, proved extremely valuable as it helped me feel more comfortable and prepared during the actual interview and was followed by valuable feedback to improve my interviewing skill. This ultimately led to me being admitted with a scholarship. In conclusion, Sekou was always eager to answer my questions, and I highly recommend this service.

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The best!
April 22 | 2016
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     By nbane 0 0
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Consultant: Meenakshi Dash

I worked with Meenakshi to prepare my business school application and I couldn’t have asked for a better consultant! She helped me dig deep to think of stories that could best be portrayed in the essays. She was relentless in providing feedback - encouraging me to go back to the drawing board to improve the writing until the essays were crisp and clear. I was worried about having an unusual background (several years of experience and an untraditional career path) but Meenakshi helped alleviate stress by guiding me to focus on my achievements. Always quick with emails and phone calls, she was wonderful to work with. She helped me craft an excellent application and I am very thankful to her for that. I would totally recommend her!

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Extremely helpful
April 18 | 2016
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     By eldesso1 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Andreea

Veritas Prep consulting was a great help throughout my application. My consultant, Andrea, was knowledgeable about the the process. She was once a part of the admissions board at one of the schools I was applying for. Her hands on experience helped me better understand the process and what schools are looking for. With this information along with feedback from Andreea I was able to write powerful essays that I would not have been able to write otherwise. I would highly recommend Veritas Prep consulting service. Veritas Prep's staff provide great service whether it be the staff on the phone, the course professors, or their consultants. I have had a great experience from all of my dealings with Veritas Prep.

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     By jg2016 0 0
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Consultant: Nitin Agrawal

I used Veritas admissions consulting and was assigned Nitin Agrawal for a one-school package. Nitin exceed my expectations and I highly recommend him because of his commitment to help me produce high quality work and his support through the entire application process. He helped me develop a strategy for the application process, update my resume, outline my essay strategy, and determine school selection, while being patient and encouraging throughout the process. Nitin was also very timely with his responses and he was always available when I had a question or needed help. His background and knowledge of the MBA application process was very helpful, and if he didn’t have an answer, he always knew where to find one.

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