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June 24 | 2014
4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 0 0
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Yes - got into all

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

I decided in January it was the best time to go to business school and reached out to Veritas Consulting after taking the GMAT at the end of February. The application deadlines were less than a month away, so I had less than a month to prepare to retake the GMAT and complete every aspect of the application process while working 50+ hours a week. My consultant managed my expectations and was honest and upfront with me from the get go about the serious hurdles I had to overcome, including my below average age, my below average GMAT score, and the fact that I was applying in the last round. I decided to go ahead and apply, and my consultant said that if I was committed to giving it my best, she was too; she would work just as hard as me and make herself readily available since we were working with a condensed timeline. She did just that and far exceeded my expectations. She helped with narrowing down the number of schools I was applying to, with strategy (why MBA, why now, and basic info that was necessary to nail down before we moved forward), with essay editing, with my resume, with interview prep, and with other miscellaneous items and questions that came up. Her feedback turnaround was so quick but was still thorough. We came up with a game plan together and mapped out a strategy and schedule. During the whole process she reminded me to tackle one task at a time and to just keep putting one foot in front of the other.
My consultant had worked at two top MBA Programs and her knowledge about the application process was extensive and proved to be a huge asset. She took the time to get to know me and what drove me and helped pinpoint what I should emphasize in each application.
I retook the GMAT, and my score didn’t improve. However, I was so pleased with the progress my consultant and I had made on my applications that I decided to go for it. She supported me and was my biggest cheerleader during the process while simultaneously managing my expectations and providing constructive criticism on areas for improvement. Within two weeks of submitting my applications, I had been invited to interview with two of the three schools I applied to.
The interview turned out to be the most difficult part of the process for me. My consultant practiced with me on the phone, skyped with my several times, and even offered to do another mock early in the morning before my interview. I also had access to a specialist who helped with strategy. With Veritas’ help, I was able to walk into the interview prepared and confident.
I am attending my dream school in the Fall, and I believe my consultant’s guidance, feedback, and support truly helped me gain acceptance into the program. With the help of my consultant, I was able to produce applications of higher caliber in a short amount of time. She went above and beyond what I had expected. In addition to helping with various components of my application, she helped me manage stress and recommended ways to relax and stay calm. Her constant support kept me motivated and focused. I believe she truly cared about me, about how I was doing, and about how she could help. She would text me almost daily to check in on me. She provided the emotional support I needed while managing the stressful application process that I had condensed into a couple of months.
Another awesome thing about Veritas is that they don’t nickel and dime you. My consultant didn’t keep a time log and the whole team was flexible about how to create a package that worked with my time frame and that addressed all the items I needed help with. I was hesitant about the cost of a consulting service at first, but I can assure you that it is WELL worth it. I couldn’t be more pleased with the Veritas team and especially with my consultant who was there with me every step of the way.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
     By Anonymous 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

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Consultant: Rachel Shelton

I was quite skeptical about hiring a consultant for the MBA application process. However, I thought I would give it a shot. Working with Rachel Shelton from Veritas was a game changer and a huge reason for my acceptance into a top 5 business school.

Simply- she is amazing. The process is stressful but Rachel was so helpful and made it fun (as much as it can be). I've never written a review for anything or anyone is my life. I am writing this review for Veritas consulting and Rachel because they made the process and experience manageable. They are a huge reason for my acceptance.

Rachel is responsive, intelligent, and always brings a positive attitude to every conversation. She understands the application process better than many and helped me distinguish myself from other applicants. Hiring a consultant is an important part of the process. Hiring Rachel Shelton is a "no-brainer." I highly recommend her.

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Andreea was amazing!
May 09 | 2016
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     By doctorb 13 0
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Consultant: Andreea

I hired Andreea and Veritas for the Essay consulting services. She was very thorough and provided detailed and timely feedback. I've had a great experience working with her. I will not only recommend Veritas Prep, but Andreea in particular.
In working with her I was able to identify my strengths and she helped me craft my story. The essay for the school that I worked with her on was extremely tricky; it wasn't your run of the mill standard business school essay. She helped me create a unique positioning and draft an essay which helped me stand out. I will happily recommend her to any B School applicants.

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Very helpful interview prep
April 24 | 2016
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     By mbajm 0 0
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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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Extremely helpful
April 18 | 2016
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     By eldesso1 0 0
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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 Anonymx12 0 0
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Consultant: Read Flake

I am writing this review to give my strong recommendation for the work Veritas Prep did with strengthening my business school application. They helped me with GMAT prep, essay writing, and interview practice.

I started my 6 month business school application journey as a 30 year old mid career executive with 8 years of experience in a multinational consumer goods company. I did corporate strategic planning and had the opportunity of leading project management teams from Europe and Asia. I’ve had fairly good career progression and was lucky enough to be promoted every 2 years. But for me to continue along my accelerated career path, I needed to go t business school to update my leadership and business skills with the new developments in today’s changing environment. I was fairly confident of my resume and the recommendations I would get from my bosses, but I was definitely not feeling the same way about the GMAT and stringing together my story in essays that would do justice to the work experience I’ve accumulated thus far. I wanted to try and do things on my own first before tapping consultants so I attempted to self study first and writing initial drafts of my essays. After self - studying OG and Manhattan materials for 2 months, I decided to take my first crack at the GMAT and got a measly 550. On the other hand, the challenge I faced with essay writing was determining whether the material I have written was good or not. Family, colleagues, and bosses were quick to offer to proof read but they all had different opinions. From a GMAT prep and application preparation standpoint, I felt lost on how to move forward. After consulting with past MBA alumni, I decided to go with veritas prep. Here is how they helped me with each section of my application to ensure I put forward the best possible application given my timetable.

I. GMAT PREP WITH CHRIS SPECK

My biggest frustration with OG and manhattan prep material was there barely any information on strategy and how to efficiently solve problems, both for verbal and quant sections. The solutions presented would sometimes seem even more confusing than the problems themselves and were definitely something I could NOT solve with my “understanding of basic high school math and English”. At the end of the day, if you don’t understand the solutions you will then result to brute force and just spend more time to try and solve problems or memorize the solutions. Both strategies won’t help you in a computer adaptive test that will not let you see the same problems.

Chris Speck of veritas was exactly who I needed to help me demystify the GMAT and break things down as if we were starting from scratch. He introduced me to test taking strategies and would even correct my ways of thinking and common mistakes that most GMAT test takers would make. He was also able to help me structure my study plans to make it harder working and easier to track my progress to determine whether I was getting better or not. And the guy has scored 750+ on the GMAT in recent years so you can be confident he knows his stuff.

II. ESSAY WRITING WITH READ FLAKE

I mentioned that one of the challenges I faced with essay writing was determining which feedback to take. Veritas was able to find me a consultant who was from the admissions committee of Kellogg. After Read made a thorough review of my profile, we went through my essay drafts line by line, to the point of nitpicking. I found this level of detail very useful because he was able to point out specific sentences in my essays that would have made me otherwise seem unsure, contradicting, or vague in my examples. He spent time with me to probe my story for experiences that would be useful to really bring my case to life. We did not just settle for what I had already written.

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Great extra mile
April 06 | 2016
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     By LudwigSchoenack 0 0
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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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Great Consulting Experience
March 30 | 2016
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     By YS123 0 0
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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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     By janelane212 0 0
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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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Dia Draper Gets It
March 14 | 2016
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     By ekr546 3 4
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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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