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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
9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful
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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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Phenomenal Experience!
July 13 | 2016
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     By osakwe 0 0
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Consultant: Elizabeth Del Real

I used the Veritas Prep services to apply to business school (just 1 - Georgetown) based on a recommendation from a friend who had used it and gotten into MIT. I went into the process open-minded but at the same time not entirely sure what to expect. I was hoping at the very least that I would get guidance in some way or form that would help me along my path to getting applications out, much less getting accepted.

What I engaged in over 5 month process far exceeded my expectations. I went through a highly structured and formalized process complete with timelines and clear action steps and guidance every point along the application process.

There's a lot to be appreciative of as I reflect on the process, but what I personally found to be particularly helpful are as follows:
-Evaluation of my strengths and weaknesses, keeping in mind what the school was looking for
-Very specific feedback on how to make up for/cover weaknesses
-Specific and pointed feedback in my essays
-The consultant's willingness to pull her colleagues in on the process and gain an extra set of eyes/perspective
-Lots and lots case/mock interview practice

In my honest opinion, having her made all the difference!

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Sophie is great!
July 06 | 2016
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     By jadnaoum 0 0
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Consultant: Sophie

First of let me say that I very much liked the Veritas Prep approach to admissions consulting. The fact that several people looked at my application allowed me to get different points of view and ultimately strengthened what I put together. As for my head consultant Sophie, I have nothing but praise. She is very knowledgeable about what admissions officers look for in an applicant, and as such, helped me choose the experiences from my life that would best outline my personality strengths. She was always available for calls and would quickly respond to my many emails. I think of her more as a friend than a consultant now. She was patient in working with me on my countless drafts, and I could feel that she thought of my success as her success, thus giving me her best. What I appreciated most was that she was hard on me when she needed to be which lead to an even stronger application. In the end, it paid off and I got into my top choice!! I felt very comfortable working with Sophie, and I would highly recommend her. Good luck!

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     By Goonr1234 0 0
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Consultant: Sophie

Sophie is a wonderful consultant to work with. She made me feel at ease from the very first session as she was getting to know me and understand what makes me tick. Sophie’s greatest strength is that she is really caring. She really cared about me getting into my top choice. It did not take long before I began to see her as my mentor, rather than a consultant. Sophie was there for me whenever I needed her – she was always available to help me and support me. Another advantage of working with Sophie is that she is really patient. She was supportive and kept her patience. If you are aiming for the very top business schools, you will need someone who will persevere as you work through the many iterations of your essays. As for the essays, her high sense of ethics means she would not take any ownership of the essays, but she let me ‘own’ my essay as she would say. Her candor is what I needed when I was going off-track in my essay writing or when I needed genuine feedback for my interviews. She successfully guided me thoroughly through the whole process and she helped me get in my first choice. Without her, I wouldn’t have been able to do it. If you are looking for a great mentor, I recommend Sophie.

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     By stephenenightingale 0 0
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Consultant: Dave Gent

Dave was a fantastic consultant - I was interested in pursuing a nontraditional career path and I thought that Dave was able to bring out the best parts of my previous experience in my application. He assisted throughout the essay / interview process. His advice was always critical (which I greatly appreciated), but constructive. It was very important to have a third party neutral observer on the process to really hone my application, and I'm sure that I wouldn't be where I am without his assistance. Advice on the interview was especially valuable - as I don't get feedback on my speaking skills very often - really helped me kill the Chicago interview. Off to Booth next year!

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     By hamzasq 3 0
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Consultant: Katty Ooms Sutter

I had a great experience with Veritas Prep’s admissions consulting service. I selected the two school package as I was applying to only two schools (only two eggs in my basket so a risky play). I knew I had my work cut out for me. Katty at Veritas was instrumental in guiding me through the application process. Furthermore, I found having access to the school consultants and Director level review vital in tailoring my essays to the respective schools and getting every last bit of quality out my applications. In the end I interviewed with both programs and was admitted to my first choice so I am pleased with my investment.

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Consultant: Anjali Shah

The $7,000 price tag on Veritas Prep’s services (4 school package) made it very hard for me to choose to work with them. I spent a long time weighting pros and cons, but I ended up taking that step because I felt that, since this was probably my last chance to apply to business school (I had already applied to those 4 schools before), I wanted to maximize my odds of getting in.

I must admit that what made me choose Veritas instead of other consulting firms was, in equal parts, the fact that they appeared more established in the market (I didn’t want to shell out all that money to someone without a track record) and their whole marketing system. The way they sold the Head Consultant + School Specialist + Director team set them apart from the other firms in my mind. However, they did fall a bit short of my expectations. The Director review never had any actual impact on the application (it was basically just a reassurance that it was okay). The helpfulness of the School specialists varied greatly from school to school.

As my Head Consultant, I worked with Anjali Shah and she was great throughout the whole process. Anjali was very methodical and organized and working with her was very important to keep me on track. Whenever I needed her feedback or support, she was quick to respond and her help during the brainstorming stage was key to flush out some stories that might not have been the ones I would have told if I was working on the application on my own.

I ended up being rejected without interview by the 4 schools that Anjali worked with me on. However, I also applied on my own to 2 other top schools that I had not applied before and I was accepted by one of them. Even though this school was not included in my initial package, once Anjali heard that I got an interview, she still provided me with very helpful guidance that I believe was one of the reasons for my success.

Would I have achieved the same results without my consultant? Who knows. However, I do feel that if you don’t have a solid group of friends who have gone through the business school application process to help you and you want to maximize your odds of getting in, your safest bet is to hire a consultant. Having said that, it is important to have the right expectations and to bear in mind that the price tag on the admissions consulting service is only worth it if you feel that the consultant gets back to you quickly and adds value to your application. And because Anjali does exactly that, I definitely recommend working with her.

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Beyond amazing
May 25 | 2016
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     By bboredd 2 0
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Consultant: Katty Ooms Sutter

After working with my main consultant, Katty was the school specialist assigned to help me with the finer details of my essay. As a non-traditional applicant, I struggled at times to find transferrable skills that I could apply in the business context. Fortunately with Katty, this was never an issue. She has extensive experience with the admissions process and helped me see that my different/unique career was an advantage rather than a handicapped. She knew the exact areas of my experience to highlight, and helped me translate them into skills which were highly adaptable to the B-school classroom and beyond.

Katty also helped me with interview preparation. With her guidance, I walked into the interview confident and the only thing I could say was I had no regrets. I was ready for any question the interviewer gave me and I honestly think that my interview performance was the main reason I received an 80% scholarship to the school.

Katty went above and beyond her duty as a school specialist. Although she only helped me with one school, I feel that had she been my main consultant for my application to all the schools, I wouldn't have needed any other specialists for the other schools that I applied to. I think the clearest indication of that was that I was only invited to interview at the school she helped me with. She was in fact surprised that I was not invited or accepted at the other schools as she felt that I had a very unique background that would work well in my favour for those schools.

Katty is a truly exceptional consultant. I think what really makes her one of the best consultants is that she is not the traditional "graduate from the school", "adcom member during her MBA" consultant. Instead she was responsible for overseeing the entire adcom at a top European business school. I think that my experience with some other school specialists have shown me that simply having gone to a school does not make you a good consultant and I consider myself extremely lucky to have cross paths with one of the best in the business.

The b-school application process is a tough journey, and I think that there is no better companion for this journey than Katty.

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Highly recommend
May 25 | 2016
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Consultant: Elizabeth Del Real

I am glad I decided to go with Veritas for admissions consulting. It was nice to have a professional touch to all my essays. I worked with 2 consultants, Elizabeth and Neil. After I had all of the materials ready, I did a review with a Head of Admissions and got some good pointers.

Before starting to write essays, there was an assessment based on a phone interview which Elizabeth conducted, that helped me figure out what I should write the essays on, highlighting the strengths and addressing any weaknesses. Extremely helpful when applying for business schools.

Apart from essays, I also got great help with interview prep. A mock phone interview and a mock skype interview!

Good luck with the applications

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