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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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Thank you!
July 20 | 2015
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By lhtran 1 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Richard Williams

This review is for both Rich Williams and Meenakshi Dash at Veritas.

I decided that I wanted to apply to bschools back in January 2014. I was nervous about the application process and knew I needed help from a consulting services company. After connecting with Veritas, I was quickly matched with Rich Williams. From our initial call, it was transparent to me Rich was passionate about helping candidates explore their full potential. Even before I started working on the application and was still studying for the GMAT test, Rich would set aside 1 hour a week to walk me through the nuances of the application process and answer my questions. Writing essays may seem like a daunting task but with Rich's help, I was able to breeze through it. We came up with a few possible topics and narrowed down to what we thought would make the best possible stories. Rich's timely and critical feedback helped me complete 2 applications that I was very satisfied with, in a tight time frame. I was admitted into 2 top bschools and was very happy with my experience with Rich! If you want a consultant who is smart, experienced and truly cares about your success, you won't go wrong with Rich Williams.

I was also very fortunate to have a chance to work with Meenakshi on my application for Chicago Booth. Meenakshi is an alum so she's very knowledgeable about what the school is looking for in a candidate. She helped me present my stories and background to create an application that I was very satisfied with. She was exceptionally creative, being able to discover the unusual from my background. I don't think I would be able to make my application as exciting without her help. She's also very personable and very pleasant to work with. With Meenakshi's help, I was admitted to Chicago Booth.

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Best of best
January 11 | 2017
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     By duoduo5649 0 0
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Consultant: Richard Vincent

i worked with Richard and he is absolutely AMAZING! He helped me finish two schools in a really short period of time. he is super insightful, encouraging and HELPFUL!! best of the best! definitely a 5 star. Richard is talented, experienced and caring to help candidates to succeed! he had an AWESOME introductory call with me, helping me with brainstorming and guiding me to the right direction. While i am still waiting to hear the results from the MBAs programs that i applied (may come back and edit this depending on the results), but really appreciate all the help from Richard!

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Rahul is Excellent
January 09 | 2017
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     By TroutmanJ 4 0
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Consultant: Rahul Pushkarna

I was assigned to Rahul when I signed up for the school packages with Veritas and was skeptical at first because he was located on the opposite side of the world. However, we quickly found a good working rhythm and he provided excellent feedback with my overall MBA profile as an applicant. After I worked with him with the couple schools I was applying to I wanted his assistance with the hourly service as well because I felt like that was most valuable. So far I have received 2 interview invites and looking forward to more.

I recommend Rahul if you are looking for a helpful and thoughtful admissions consultant. If you need help with essay editing he is just what you need!

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Sophie - best consultant ever!
January 07 | 2017
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     By Anonymous00212 0 0
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Consultant: Sophie

I found in Sophie the best consultant I would have wished to have. Thanks to her I got my top choice - HBS.

Sophie was my admission consultant while I was preparing my essay and CV for HBS, first round. I wrote with Sophie the best essay of my life - and everyone around (HBS and other MBA admits) recognized it. I would have never ever imagined to be able to achieve this result.

I definitely recommend you Sophie. She will help you to make your dream happen. And here are the five reasons why you should definitely get Sophie as admission consultant:

1. She is a real expert
Sophie is a real guru. She perfectly knows what the admissions committee is looking for when reviewing your application. She will ensure that your essay highlights at the same time your real self but also what is the most important to get into your top school. She will find the right balance, and will do an amazing job at assessing you about everything, making sure that the essay is not too short neither too long, that it brings to light what is the best in you, and that it showcases how you are the best fit for the school

2. She will bring the best of you
Sophie will spend time to really know you. Not you as an applicant, but you as a person. At the end of the process Sophie could even guess my feelings and my reactions. She became a very close friend - she knew not only my ambition, my goals and career, but also my emotions and personality (I even missed her at the end!). This has been essential to bring to life who I am, both in the essay and the interview. And this has been key to success.

3. She provides an amazing and honest feedback
Sophie feedback is insightful, clear and constructive. And it is straightforward. She will not try to please you, but will tell you the honest and real true, with the aim of achieving your goal. Even if it is sometime hard to hear (especially under stress and pressure) that your essay can be improved, it has been key to achieve success. Sophie does an amazing job of pushing you (as highlighted before) to bring the best of you, without influencing your ideas or giving a biased feedback. She will just be like your best friend: honest, because she wants you to succeed and she is expert; but also understanding, because she wants you to be You.

4. She will go beyond
Sophie has shown an extraordinary commitment, doing the extra mile. She truly exceeded my expectations. While Veritas ensures its consultants will reply within 24h and review your docs in 48h, Sophie's feedback was immediate - she used to reply immediately and to provide her feedback in few hours, scheduling meetings from one day to other. She adapted to my busy schedule and was very open to sacrifice her own personal time, working over weekends and late nights. She will also assess you in every detail: for the interview, how to be dressed, how to be mentally prepared; while waiting the answer, how to manage your stress and time...Her assessment will go far beyond what you expect.

5. She TRULY CARES
Last but not least: Sophie cares. When I announced her my admission to HBS, she even cried of emotion.
And she cared throughout the whole process. I found her kindness, patience and understanding truly exceptional, and even inspirational. I have to say that I was not an easy applicant: I got nervous and stressed quite often, I despaired thousands of time, cried...And she was there to calm me down, helping me to step back and move on. I was really not expecting this. But she did, and she did it better than many of my friends. Because she knows the process and she gets to know you. She CARES.

On top of that, Sophie is a wonderful person, with admirable values and principles. I aim to keep in touch with her in the future. She has been a friend and critical to achieving my dream.

So THANK YOU SOPHIE, THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DREAM COME TRUE!

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Amazing results
December 22 | 2016
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     By philqc 0 0
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Consultant: Dia Draper

After receiving offers for interview from two great universities (top 10 in the world), I knew I needed to excel during my interview as there was great competition. That is why I chose to go with Veritas Prep as I knew I would get great feedbacks during the process. During the practice sessions, I was impressed about how the questions were relevant to the universities and my MBA application. We practice several time each major question in order to get me ready. During those two interviews, I already knew what the questions would look like and was ready for them.

In the end, I got accepted at both universities!!

Thank you Dia !! Thank you Veritas Prep!

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Overall Excellent Experience
December 18 | 2016
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     By summeriscoming 4 8
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Consultant: Rachel Shelton

I found the hourly package worked best with my needs because I had used a consultant for a few hours last year during a (failed) attempt at getting into Wharton, and wanted to try again this year as well as go for other schools. My resume was in decent shape, but I had really no idea how to package my story since I didn't have brand name work experience.

Rachel from Veritas was phenomenal as an admissions consultant. She helped me from day one craft my story and present my interests and accomplishments as a cohesive package. I had worked with a different admissions consulting firm last year for applications and the consultant I worked with was fine, but it was a far superior experience working with Rachel.

Her biggest point of added value was the interview stage. She came to our interview prep sessions with amazing targeted insights for each school and I could see my interviewers' eyes light up each time I hit on one of the targeted points we had prepared. Would definitely recommend Rachel for essay/resume prep as well, but I would ABSOLUTELY tell people to go to her for interview prep.

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     By MBAGirl44 0 0
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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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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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