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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.

Great extra mile
April 06 | 2016
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     By LudwigSchoenack 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Nitin Agrawal

Booked the hourly service as I had very specific, targeted needs and questions. Thought it could be tricky as they dont commit to a deliverable but rather best efforts. But I was surprised at how efficient Nitin operated. He really gave it a lot of attention and was able to always find the right level of detail in his feedback for me to work with. They were able to perfectly adapt to your wishes and concerns so great experience overall on the coaching. When I was waitlisted at my #1 target school we also had a phone call to discuss strategy even though I had no time left in my purchased package so great extra mile.

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Thank you, Rachel.
April 01 | 2016
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This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

Rachel is an outstanding admission consultant. Working with her made all the difference to my MBA applications, and I attribute my success to her. Let me take you through the chronology of my admissions process to illustrate her immense value-add and amazing personality:

Rachel invested in me from the start. Following an in-depth conversation about my background, personality and career aspirations, we dived straight into a discussion about school choice and program type. Initially open to both the F/T and executive formats we discussed the pros and cons of each, as well as accelerated MBA program alternatives. We also considered school fit at length, and her boundless experience and knowledge of all the top U.S. programs quickly became abundantly clear to me.

Having identified three suitable programs, we dove into resume writing next. Here, the format she suggested lifted my curriculum vitae to new heights; highlighting my awards, accomplishments and experiences in a compelling and clear way. Based on the response from various top-tier university admission teams, her structure and input set my CV apart and sparked an immediate interest in my candidacy by the schools.

As we progressed to essay writing, Rachel continued to illustrate her exceptional insights and experiences. Through brainstorming sessions and frequent email correspondence she helped me build well-articulated, well-structured responses that were to-the-point and genuinely tailored to each program. She challenged my writing when it appeared irrelevant, unclear, superfluous, and when context or points were missing. Importantly however, she always ensured the work was entirely my own: every sentence, every paragraph. Maintaining that level of integrity requires patience and professionalism on her part, and as I sent off the essay I really felt a great sense of accomplishment!

Her consultancy is not limited to the essays however, she also advises on what information to emphasize in the application itself and how to present it. Complemented with feedback from the Ultimate Admissions Committee, that too was truly invaluable. Between the resume, essays and online application questions she helped me strike the right balance of detail without being repetitive or leaving important information out.

With successful applications submitted and interviews coming up, Rachel proceeded to guide me through the typical MBA interview questions, as well as others more unique to my own profile and background. We conducted a full mock interview, and she paired me with other skilled school specialists to do the same. Given her experience from Veritas she made sure to connect me with colleagues she knew would be optimal for me.

And ultimately, once I was admitted and needed to make a choice between programs, she objectively weighted the advantages and disadvantages of each whilst making them relevant to me specifically. Having invested so much in getting to know me by that point, there was no one better positioned to advise me than her. Rachel cared, took her job very seriously and always wanted the best for me. Throughout the admissions process it was always evident that she was willing to “go the extra mile” to help me succeed.

Needless to say, I have been super impressed with her. She is highly intelligent, off-the-charts knowledgeable, and an incredibly experienced MBA admissions consultant. Equally, she is always responsive and helpful. Whilst she challenges you to consistently put your best foot forward, she is also light-hearted and humorous – often with a funny anecdote to go with her high-quality feedback. With authentic encouragement she manages to make the whole admissions process feel like a partnership: A “we’re in it together” kind of thing. In the end, I felt like I had gained a great new friend.

So how did it all go? Well, Rachel got me into each of the three schools I applied to: Yale, MIT and Wharton.

On a GMAT scale she is 800 / 800 and I recommend her without reservation.

I owe my “hat-trick” to her!

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Great Consulting Experience
March 30 | 2016
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     By YS123 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Bryant Michaels

Bryant is an extremely knowledgeable expert on the MBA admissions process. Equally important is the fact that he takes a genuine interest in the applicants he works with. He is far more concerned with providing applicants with as much guidance as he can as oppose to merely collecting a check.

With the busy schedules that most applicants have there is a good chance that many applications will come down to the deadline no matter how much planning you do. Bryant makes a significant effort to accommodate an applicant’s schedule and plan for those crunch-time moments. If you want to gain a significant amount of insight into the application process from a seasoned expert then I recommend Bryant.

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Veritas Prep - Larry
March 30 | 2016
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This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Larry Sochrin

I signed up for a Veritas School Package and was assigned Larry as my Head Consultant.

Larry is very prompt with all his responses--I started working on my school essays pretty late in the process but within the short time frame, and with Larry's feedback, I was able to crank out multiple edits until I felt satisfied with my essays. Throughout the process, Larry sent me periodic reminders on deadlines and made sure there was enough time to get a Director's review as well.

When comparing the final submitted essays to my initial draft, the final essays were a lot more mature and polished!

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     By ekey 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

Result: Before consultation with Veritas, I applied to MIT, dinged without interview. After consultation with Veritas Prep, applied to Tuck and Yale. Admitted to Tuck. Admitted to Yale with a scholarship.

Background: I am an international candidate. Engineering Background (postgraduate). 30 years old. Born in Asia and spent over 11 years in Europe. Not a typical MBA candidate.

I had my first application to MIT without consulting service. This application was later reviewed by VeritasPrep and my head consultant Dia was able to point out where we can improve and that convinced me to get on board. Furthermore, Dia came from my target school Tuck and is extremely well informed about the school culture and the fit. And that was quite a confidence boost.

After hours of discussion, my application went through an overhaul. My resume, my anecdotes in the essays were elevated to another level. The result was also convincing, given the fact that my first original application did not get an interview, and the reviewed ones got every interview I wanted (in total three schools).

Regarding the preparation of interviews, the head consultant can have multiple mock interviews with the candidate, and another school specialist will be assigned to organize one more mock interview. When I was preparing for my first interview, I had three mocks with my head consultant Dia, which shaped my interview style into a very robust style. After several mocks with the head consultant, the school specialist will weigh in and does the last final check, which I personally find very reassuring and confidence boosting.

If you ask me whether you should get consulting service, my answer is yes. But one has to be careful with the service company. My personal experience with VeritasPrep is absolutely great, especially if your target school is Tuck, you should definitely go to Dia. She is amazing. During my preparation, I have also had the privilege to work with school specialists Rachel Shelton, Joe Farr and Myrna Hyppolite. They are very informed about the schools and have been absolutely helpful.

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Consulting Services
March 24 | 2016
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     By bryce2425 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Larry Sochrin

I will explain how the Veritas Prep school consulting package works to start.

Step 1 - you are introduced to your head consultant (Larry) who you work with on everything.

Step 2 - When you are 75% done with the essays, you send them to the school specialist who helps you refine them and make them more school specific. He also tells you a lot more about the culture and fit of the program.

Step 3 - Right before you are about to submit your application you send your whole application for a director review, who gives you very blunt feedback about your whole application (This is very beneficial).

Overall, Larry was great head consultant. He responded quickly to everything and made the whole process flow smoothly.

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     By janelane212 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Joe Farr

I came from a non-traditional background in Fashion Design so when I decided to apply to business schools, many of them top tier, I knew I needed some guidance in the application process. I had already taken the Veritas prep course, so I decided to add on their Admissions Consulting service as well. I knew which schools I was applying to already so I really just needed help reviewing my essays. At first I was a little hesitant that our communication was going to be via email or phone only, but it was never an issue. Joe was excellent at going through my essays and providing insightful comments to improve specific sentences, as well as highlighting key areas that were unclear. We were able to go through all my essays for 8 schools within the 3 hour time block. Joe was also good at providing honest advice about my shortcomings and how to address them. In addition to reviewing my essays, Joe answered any questions I had about the admissions process and discussed with me the best steps I should take to improve my chances. Overall, I felt that having an admissions consultant was an invaluable resource for me throughout the process.

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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.


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Worth Every Penny!
March 16 | 2016
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     By Hoya12Tuck18 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rahul Pushkarna

I was blown away by the support from Veritas. The entire team was so thorough and passionate. This was illustrated when a former admission committee member completed a final review of my application just 36 hours before the submission deadline.

Rahul was assigned as my head consultant and he was beyond fantastic.

- Rahul strongly urged me to work with a tutor and take GMAT again. However, he respected my initial hesitation on the idea and was prepared to attack my application with my existing GMAT score. In the end, I took the test again and moved beyond the 700 mark. I’m grateful that Rahul encouraged me sit for the test one last time.

- Rahul showed extreme patience with my essays. It felt like I sent Rahul endless essays but each time he responded with fresh commentary. I was shocked at how quickly he was able to review my essays and provide constructive feedback.

- Rahul was thoughtful with each application, taking the time to pair me with school specialists who had similar backgrounds or post-school ambitions as me. If Rahul hadn’t worked with a school in the past, he worked in tandem with the school specialists to ensure the entire team was on the same page.

Finally, the school specialists at Veritas are wonderful. Each one provided insights on what to highlight in my essays and how to approach the interview.

I had a great experience with Rahul and the Veritas team. I was admitted to my target school and received multiple fellowships from other schools. There’s no doubt in my mind that my outcome could have been very different. This was the best investment that I made. I recommend Rahul and Veritas to anyone who is applying to business school!

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Dia Draper Gets It
March 14 | 2016
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This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

For anyone who's on the fence, I absolutely recommend purchasing hourly consulting services with Dia. A former Associate Director of Admissions at Tuck, Dia knows what business schools want to hear and will coach you through it in a way that still feels authentic.

The things that I thought Dia was most helpful with were:

1) Helping me to shape a personal narrative.

As a younger applicant (25), one of the hardest parts of the admissions process for me was figuring out how to get around the fact that I literally had zero leadership experience and no clear career trajectory. Dia helped me to connect disparate experiences, interests and responsibilities to draw out key themes in my life up to this point - and then helped me illustrate how these themes would naturally lead into accomplishing my long-term goal.

2) Bringing my essays from good enough to actually really good.

To be honest I didn't think I would need that much help with the writing part of the application, and I was right... sort of. I'm a fairly strong writer to begin with so Dia didn't provide too many major edits, BUT the few minor edits she made were the difference between feeling okay about turning in a paper and feeling really really good about it. When I got the call from Anderson that I was in with a merit scholarship, the Dean mentioned that he was especially impressed with my application. (....Maybe they say that to everyone though? Who knows.)

3) Preparing me for interviews.

Again, because I was a younger applicant with fewer experiences to draw from, interviews were the aspect of the admissions process that I was most worried about. Dia worked with me until I became comfortable answering all of the common interview questions, from both a strategy perspective and confidence perspective.

All that being said, I think it's important to recognize that no one consultant or consulting company is going to be a magic bullet; I didn't get into any of my top three schools, and this would likely have been the case regardless of the consultant I chose. I did get into one of my top five with a pretty substantial scholarship, though, and can confidently say that this may not have been the case had I not worked with Dia.

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