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With most mba aspirants actively using gmat club as a medium to prepare for the gmat and learn about the schools to get into, wouldn't it be great if Gmat Club offers it's own profile review / application consultancy to also help aspirants reach their target schools

Now there are a lot of consultants on gmatclub associated with various companies and each consultant/company has a different price point. Not everyone can afford the niche consultants because of that were the case I'm sure everyone would spend 10,000$ or more for about 5 schools that they want to get into. I think given the brand that GC has in the fraternity, having a consultancy of its own to review applicants and send them to dream schools at a price point which is substantially lower than most companies would attract a lot of customers given the website's huge customer base.

Initially start off with some discounts and promotions for review process and after one round i.e R1/R2 of 2018-19 of application review, post results of converts, dings, reapplicant strategies for success etc and then discuss about how to take the idea forward, would be great in my opinion.


bb What do you think about this idea and how feasible is this?

Also if anyone thinks that it would/ wouldn't work, Please mention the reason for the same in the comments below. Let's Discuss

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Thank you for the suggestion and the post.

We have had a few folks suggest this approach over the years, esp. some of the candidates who have found free help from other fellow applicants super helpful. It seems an easy transition to start building a paid option. At the same time, however, it would immediately conflict with our neutrality since GMAT Club would be interested in selling its services. Soon after, quality would slide in a pursuit of profits, and then we would turn into either a cheap junky product or expensive elite product few can afford.

While I think it feels that getting into services is a logical next step, becoming a consulting company would go against our core principles. Moreover, I am not sure why we would be more efficient or cheaper than an average admissions consulting company - i wonder what makes you feel that? or that our quality would be better? I definitely appreciate the fact that you feel GMAT Club translates into more accessible and higher quality!

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Thank you for the suggestion and the post.

Moreover, I am not sure why we would be more efficient or cheaper than an average admissions consulting company - i wonder what makes you feel that? or that our quality would be better?

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It's just the fact that a lot of people have been benefited by the community/forum and in many debriefs they state that 'I want to give something back to the community' and I do feel that a lot of people who might not have posted their debrief feel the same.

If such an initiative is undertaken i.e not having a consultancy per se but offering application help/service

For example - Someone has applied on his own to top 30 college and has landed an interview call and is may be willing to give back something to the community, all such people initially can form some kind of a application review/analysis

I myself have posted on the ask admissions consultants forum and sometimes the replies are very late. If there was maybe a link/questionnaire with responses within say 6 hours bc a lot of members would keep track of who's responding to the queries asked

It's just that sheer amount of customer base that GC has which can be utilised to better suit people.

Now there may be experts who are willing to help as well. May be alumni of a college/current students and specific to their colleges queries can be resolved by them.

While trying to apply it is always advised to reach out to a current student but it hard to find someone to keep in touch with. If not application service providing such a service could be possible through GC

I may not have answered the particular statement in the question but

TLDR version -

more efficiency bc more people able to cater to a specific probielm ( too many cooks do spoil the broth but still different POV's add to better efficiency)
cheaper bc not all are money minded some might just help someone out and instead of money offer that person some rewards/badges etc ( best person to evaluate profile / help you with your goals etc)

P.S I hope all of this makes some sense
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