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MBA Admission Consultant - Who to work with and when?

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Guys,

Will be starting my MBA application process soon - I am still very early in the game (have not even taken the GMAT but planning on taking my first one in early May).

    When should I start reaching out to admissions consultant for R1? Now?
      Who should I work with: have narrowed down to Sandy K from HBS Guru (but heard that even though he will give you a good assessment of your chances, he will not be that helpful during the process in terms of essay ideas formation process, resume...) and MBAmission (between Katy Lewis and Liza Weale, who both have rave reviews on this forum). Who do you think I should go with?

      Thanks guys!
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      New post 28 Feb 2018, 20:15
      bondtradercu wrote:
      Guys,

      Will be starting my MBA application process soon - I am still very early in the game (have not even taken the GMAT but planning on taking my first one in early May).

        When should I start reaching out to admissions consultant for R1? Now?
          Who should I work with: have narrowed down to Sandy K from HBS Guru (but heard that even though he will give you a good assessment of your chances, he will not be that helpful during the process in terms of essay ideas formation process, resume...) and MBAmission (between Katy Lewis and Liza Weale, who both have rave reviews on this forum). Who do you think I should go with?

          Thanks guys!


          I have worked for a lot of these outfits and would offer that you might consider a privately held boutique firm. The money you pay will go to the consultant instead of the business owner, also, you will be working with someone who devotes themselves to this full-time rather than it being a side job on top of an already hectic career.
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          New post 01 Mar 2018, 10:13
          Hi bondtradercu
          Thanks for posting and for considering mbaMission! Choosing a consultant is a very personal choice and it's all about fit. To your question, my personal opinion is that you get the most out of a free consultation once you have a GMAT score. So I think what you could do is book a free consult right after your GMAT date. The only risk you run is that many consultants start to fill up for R1 by that time. Alternatively, if you have taken a number of full-length practice exams and are scoring fairly consistently, you can use that as the basis of a consultation.
          At mbaMission, we are full-time employees, just so you know! Happy to answer any other questions about us.
          Thanks and all the best for your GMAT and your apps!
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          New post 02 Mar 2018, 11:06
          Hi there,

          The benefit of reaching out to firms now is that there is plenty of time to speak with multiple consultants and then decide who is the best fit for you. Also, it never hurts to get started on developing your strategy early so that you can identify your weaknesses and start to work on them with time on your side!

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          bondtradercu wrote:
          Guys,

          Will be starting my MBA application process soon - I am still very early in the game (have not even taken the GMAT but planning on taking my first one in early May).

            When should I start reaching out to admissions consultant for R1? Now?
              Who should I work with: have narrowed down to Sandy K from HBS Guru (but heard that even though he will give you a good assessment of your chances, he will not be that helpful during the process in terms of essay ideas formation process, resume...) and MBAmission (between Katy Lewis and Liza Weale, who both have rave reviews on this forum). Who do you think I should go with?

              Thanks guys!


              bondtradercu,
              My two cents...
              1. Work with someone who understands your industry and your ethnicity well, and can accordingly help you deal with the challenges.
              2. As Farrell pointed out, better to go with individuals than firms (ASK THEM how often will you be able to consult them?)

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              New post 09 Mar 2018, 05:54
              bondtradercu wrote:
              Guys,

              Will be starting my MBA application process soon - I am still very early in the game (have not even taken the GMAT but planning on taking my first one in early May).

                When should I start reaching out to admissions consultant for R1? Now?
                  Who should I work with: have narrowed down to Sandy K from HBS Guru (but heard that even though he will give you a good assessment of your chances, he will not be that helpful during the process in terms of essay ideas formation process, resume...) and MBAmission (between Katy Lewis and Liza Weale, who both have rave reviews on this forum). Who do you think I should go with?

                  Thanks guys!


                  Hi bondtradercu,

                  While there is still some time left for R1, it is a good idea to start reaching out to consultants already. Not only will you have enough time to figure out and compare but also enrol yourself with them for an organized profile building exercise. An early assessment of your candidature by consultants will give you some time to work on your weaker areas and build the best profile that you can put forward :) You could reach even before taking your GMAT :)

                  Hope this helps.

                  All the best!
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                  Instead of suing admission consultants, I reached out to second years students who were willing to help!
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