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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
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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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Beyond amazing
May 25 | 2016
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     By bboredd 2 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
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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     By unfazed 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
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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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful
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     By TMac2622 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dave Gent

I hope this review helps anyone reading it make one of the best decisions they could ever make if they are serious about business school….. Veritas Prep.

I’ve been a client of Veritas Prep for many years. I chose VP for GMAT study prep because their course touted statistics that were far superior to their competition. I had such a great experience that I decided to enlist their consulting services for my B-school applications.

It was a lot of money to spend (worth it!), but I was willing to do anything to chase my dream. Even from my first interactions with VP, I felt as though they were actually rooting for me to get in, not just collecting my money…. and this was with everyone I talked to (extremely helpful and supportive staff all the way around). They try to get to know you and your ambitions, then pair you with someone they think would be a great fit to help achieve your goals. I feel extremely fortunate to have been teamed up with Dave Gent, VP Admissions Consultant.

My experience working with Dave was excellent. I immediately felt confident and relieved of anxiety once I saw the resume Dave had and his experience with admissions for some of the top business schools – the same schools that I wanted to attend. Dave took the time to understand what my goals were and how everything fit with my background. He introduced me to a program I didn’t even have on my radar, and while his suggestions were based partly on my background, they were mostly about finding a fit (if you have ever visited a business school and talked about admissions, this is one of the most important aspects of the application).

Once we had our target schools, we began the application process. I must add that I was hesitant to even apply this past year (Rd. 2) without a higher GMAT score (I had a 700 and the school average was 724+). Add to that, it was mid-November, I was getting promoted to a new position in CA, traveling every other week to hand-off with my predecessor, relocating from NJ, and oh BTW, two major holidays just happened to fall at the end of each of the last two months before applications were due. Dave had the experience with these programs though and looked a profiles of people who he previously helped get accepted – he assured me that as long I could produce my best application, Rd. 2 was as good a time as any to apply (except Rd. 3!!).

Over the next 6 weeks, Dave and I held weekly calls, exchanged 150+ emails, performed 25+ essay revisions, perfected my resume, prepared recommender packages, and held mock interviews. Dave took me through VPs thorough application process, so I felt confident the whole time that as long as I put in the work, Dave was guiding me towards my best application. Dave was with me every step of the way, bringing in school specialists when it was time, and challenging me to do my best work. Looking back, I can’t believe how much we did in 6 weeks – I had always had it in my mind that I would spend 3-4 months over a summer preparing for Rd. 1 application deadlines. To get my application submitted over the course of 6 weeks with two holidays, a job change, and a move to the opposite coast was something I never imagined would be the case.

I was extremely happy with the application I submitted. I thought Dave’s greatest strengths throughout the process were challenging me and my work, and finding even the smallest details to perfect. I can’t remember how many times I re-read my application proof before submitting the day before the deadline, but I do remember how proud I was at what we put together. Thanks to Dave, I knew I gave it everything I had – I did my best, and I could live with any outcome.

Outcome: 2.3 undergrad GPA, below average GMAT, accepted to a top 5 business school…… Veritas Prep, Dave Gent, one of the best decisions I have made.

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AWESOME SERVICE
May 16 | 2016
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     By andreaww 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Sophie

The whole package provides essential service that I think one absolutely needs to get into a top tier business school. I got advice on the resume, had over 15 drafts of my essay revised, heard advice from very knowledgeable alums who provided insider information on the clubs, culture, and what Admissions is looking for in a successful applicant. I also had two hours of mock interviews after I received an invitation to interview. The best part is working with Sophie, who is very knowledgeable, prompt with responses, and very patient with so many rounds of revision and provided me with the best advice.

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Great Experience
May 16 | 2016
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     By fredo00 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dave Gent

After multiple essay drafts, phone calls, emails, and an admittance letter, I am extremely glad to say that I am very satisfied with the service that my consultant provided. From the beginning, he helped me focus on the aspects of my application that made me a great candidate for the program I was applying for. He constantly reminded me to think of the mission and philosophy of the school and how it related to my own goals and values. This focus allowed me to write very concise essays that told my story in a captivating way while highlighting parts of my personality, goals, and work/life experience that made me a good match for the program.

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Consultant: Dave Gent

Veritas Prep provided great services. I am so glad that I was matched with my head consultant Dave Gent. He was definitely concerned not only about helping me submit a great application, but he genuinely cared for my personal success in general. He provided a lot of insight and asked the right questions so that I could clarify my experiences, strengths, and short and long term goals. He walked side by side with me throughout the long journey. He is very approachable, extremely knowledgeable about the admissions process, and I was always confident his detailed feedback was on point. I felt I could really trust his advice given not only his knowledge and experience, but also because he is an upright individual with an outstanding character.

I also had coaches for the specific schools, which is a great benefit of Veritas- to not only have experts for a given school, but also to have several people to share ideas with, get opinions from, practice interviewing with, and more. Their feedback was very fast and helpful.

It was so important to have people that are knowledgeable guide you and give you objective feedback. That is why I would highly recommend the consulting services.

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The best consultant
May 12 | 2016
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Consultant: Sophie

I worked on my grad school applications with Veritas Prep. Vertias matched me with the consultants who graduated from the very schools that I intended to apply to, which was extremely helpful because they could provide first-hand experience and insight. My head consultant was Sophie, and I could not have asked for a better consultant. After a few months of prep with her under a school package, I applied to both MBA and public policy programs and I got accepted into Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School, which were my first choice for each program.

Sophie is an excellent consultant. She was quick in understanding my background and goals. She made me feel comfortable throughout the initial conversations and, through a number of insightful questions, she allowed me to understand myself better and come up with better ideas for my applications. Her help did not stop at merely essay levels. She gave me a few suggestions including choosing a right recommender, an idea that truly helped me with not only strengthening my application but also managing right relationships at my workplace and school.

Working on school applications could have been extremely stressful, but Sophie helped me make sure that I am on the right track. She is also very responsive over emails and she happily joined Skype calls with me whenever I needed her in-depth advice and view.

Lastly, she is candid and trustworthy. After reading my essay drafts, she would often say that I should start over again to write more compelling stories. While it wasn't easy to start from the scratch again, thanks to her, my essays improved a lot after a few iterations and I was comfortable in submitting my final essays in the end.

I strongly recommend Sophie and Veritas Prep. Yes, the cost is very expensive, but it is certainly more than worthy when I look back.

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Excellent Service!
May 10 | 2016
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Consultant: Marcus Dahllof

I started the application process fairly late and quickly realized that I needed all the help I could get. That was when I reached out to Veritas and was paired with Marcus as my head consultant. With a 3-4 week turnaround from start to finish, Marcus did an great job helping me prioritize and manage the various elements of the application process. I was especially impressed by how quickly (often within hours) he responded to my questions and provided feedback on drafts of the essays throughout the holidays. Marcus is very knowledgeable and served as an excellent, unbiased sounding board. His thoughtful and balanced feedback complemented that of my friends and colleagues and definitely helped me reflect on what I really wanted to gain out of business school to put forth my best application. I applied to three schools in R2 and this fall, I will be attending one of the top schools with a merit-based fellowship. I highly recommend his services!

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