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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 10 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

Consultant: Jennifer Bloom

I worked with Stratus Prep in Round 1 and had abysmal response on my applications. For Round 2, I contacted Accepted.com and they paired me with Jennifer.

I bought the hourly package and got a lot more than what I paid for. From the first minute, Jennifer's strategic approach was evident to me. She helped me craft my story in a way I wasn't able to earlier. She kept pushing me hard till I was able to write a perfect essay, while all the time reminding me to stay honest and ethical about it. One would assume that a consultant would give up after a couple of iterations if the client is not listening, but Jennifer did not. I thank her for the same!

Her understanding of what each school wants is terrific and she does a wonderful job of nudging the essays in that direction. In fact, later, she helped me with interview prep, post-interview notes and wait list strategy. I worked on 3 schools with her - MIT / Booth / Tuck and was interviewed by all of them. I finally got accepted at Tuck.

Jennifer is especially good to work with if you are looking at budget options. She is very efficient and I used less than 15 hours with her (and that was because I wasn't as efficient) for school selection / 1 ding report / essay service for 3 schools / 2 mock interviews / 2 post interview reports and wait list strategy.

I haven't worked with other Accepted consultants, but I have also often benefited from Linda's webinars and blogs.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 0 0

I worked with Natalie from Accepted.com and I highly recommend her!

As an international student, I did not know much about the American MBA admission process when I started applying. Natalie improved my application significantly by providing very honest and efficient feedback on my essays. She helped me focusing on the relevant aspects and developing a good structure for the essay. In addition, she did an interview training session with me which was just great!

Overall , I got interviews at all 5 top-ranked business schools I applied for and I will start HBS this coming fall.

I could not have done it without her!

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Dan Richards
May 02 | 2017
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     By harrisonjobe 2 0

I worked with Dan, beginning with an exploratory conversation in May 2016. I was concerned that because of my undergraduate GPA, business school was absolutely off limits, but Dan explained to me the holistic approach top business schools take in admissions decisions and we got to work!

Dan was very hands-on, and was an excellent sounding board throughout the whole process. There were several hiccups during my application process (due to internal politics at work and GMAT concerns) but Dan was always helpful in offering some perspective on the situation at hand.

Dan helped me narrow down my list of schools and encouraged creativity in my application, which I think really made my candidacy stand out. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone thinking about applying to business school and would be happy to talk offline about my experience with Dan and MBA Mission in general.

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Best MBA consultant, ever!
April 20 | 2017
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     By cy1992 0 0
This review is for: Accepted Admissions Consulting
Consultant: Jennifer Bloom

Jennifer has been a great support to me during the application process. I would like to call out her resume edits specially, she helped me shape my resume into one that was crisp and yet very effective. She helped me think through my experiences and articulate them to convey the message I wanted to in the finest form. She was very responsive and was supremely professional. She was a keen listener and had great eye for details. She has been patient throughout the process, and her calmness often gave me the strength to stand strong during the application process :) I would highly recommend Jennifer and the services of Accepted and Linda, to all the applicants.

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2 years journey with Jennifer
January 18 | 2017
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     By WM17 0 5
Consultant: Jennifer Bloom

What a process this has been! I am a reapplicant who came very close the first time and got accepted to 2/3 (top 5 business schools) in my second attempt (with scholarship money from each).

The journey would not have been successful nor would have been the same without Jennifer and Accepted by my side. Being from a non-traditional background, I had little clue about admissions consulting. The reviews online provided too many options. I was referred to her unambiguously by a friend who had made it to Stanford. I took a leap of faith and have had no regrets since.

Jennifer has years of successful experience with many MBA applicants but still remains down to earth and easily accessible. From her experience, she has deep knowledge and insights into what is required for all top B schools. She is brutally honest upfront, a very important skill to have as an admissions consultant. Throughout she was like a mirror to which I can always turn to for honest feedback.

Her biggest strength is her editing skills. She can do magic with words, but is a perfectionist at the same time- a rare combination to have. Word limits and precision of speech are no longer obstacles if you are working with her!

Her other big asset is accessibility and a sense of calm in all situations. MBA application process is long and stressful. There are times when you naturally become obsessed over small details and/or need clarification about things that you may normally ignore. You need a partner, a confidante who can help you navigate these times while remaining patient and non judgmental. She keeps herself super organized, which helps her to achieve a high turnaround time even at peak times. There was never a time she refused to edit a last minute essay change or a last minute email to adcom/interviewer. I cannot think of a more calm and professional person. She genuinely cared for my success throughout this long journey and she demonstrated this by her tremendous work ethic and not by flowery language.

I believe that Accepted.com and Linda support and encourage this work ethic. Through my reapplication I worked briefly with other companies. But no other company comes close to Accepted when it comes to being driven by client success and genuine long -term relationship building, and not primarily by money or profits. The amount of editing/admissions consulting that Jennifer can deliver in 1 hour is just unbelievable!! Give it a shot

I have learnt a lot in this exciting 2 year journey which fortunately led to a positive result at the end. More than the result, the journey itself has made me a better person. I am proud and happy that I had Jennifer to guide me all along this difficult path.

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Worth the Investment
January 14 | 2017
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     By zamunda 0 0
This review is for: Accepted MBA Essay Editing
Consultant: Keith

Due to the high cost, I just started with a 1-hour session hoping to get some sort of direction. I was so impressed with my initial exchange with Keith that I purchased the 5-hour package immediately afterwards. Whether I got accepted or not, it would still have been worth the investment because I knew I was submitting the best possible application I was able to put together. For those of you who are on the fence due to the cost, I encourage you to start with the 1-hour session like I did. You will be impressed with their services, professionalism, and results.

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Excellent guidance
December 27 | 2016
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     By manogna92 1 0
This review is for: Accepted Admissions Consulting
Consultant: Karin

I had a great experience with Accepted's consulting services and I absolutely recommend them.

I wanted to work with someone who would guide me objectively and with transparency and Karin is the perfect consultant for that. Throughout the process, she has been open to me about what will work and what won't. Her unbiased, thoughtful, and detail-oriented opinions have helped really fine tune and polish my essays.

Before settling down to work on the essays, I had some thought-provoking one-on-one talks with Karin, which really helped me figure out how to communicate who I am to the admissions and how to center the essays.

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MBA Essay Editing with Accepted
December 27 | 2016
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     By nsark33 0 5
This review is for: Accepted MBA Essay Editing
Consultant: Cindy Tokumitsu

I worked with Accepted for help with editing my essays to UVA Darden and NYU Stern; It was a terrific experience and a big help in strengthening my application. My consultant helped in brainstorming essay topics, suggesting areas to add examples and strengthen the content, as well as editing the flow and grammar. My consultant's knowledge of what the different adcoms would be looking for was very valuable to my application, and offered much peace of mind that I was on the right track. I'm happy to report I was accepted to both of these schools, and am now applying to MIT Sloan, with Accepted's help of course. I would definitely recommend Accepted to anyone looking for some extra help and inside knowledge in writing their essays.

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Interview Coaching w/ Natalie
November 29 | 2016
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     By USApp01 10 6
This review is for: Accepted MBA Interview Coaching
Consultant: Natalie Epstein

I used Natalie on three separate occasions: first for a one-hour consulting session and twice for interview coaching sessions. First, I found Accepted's rates reasonable when compared to other consulting services given Natalie's background. Second, the communication between Natalie and me was great! She was always quick to respond. As for the consulting sessions themselves, Natalie was a HUGE help, especially with my interviews. I don't have a ton of practice with interviews, and I don't think I would have gotten into Columbia and Stern without her help. As a side note, I also had interviews at Fuqua and Darden last year. I did not use an admissions coach beforehand, and I was waitlisted at both schools. With Natalie's help, I had much better interviews with Columbia and Stern and was able to get into both. I also liked that Natalie provided me with both verbal and written feedback, as it was helpful to refer back to her emails later. During our mock interviews, she was appropriately critical, but by the end, she left me feeling very confident in my ability to interview well.

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     By anfromero 0 0
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Consultant: Esmeralda Cardenal

It has been a hard year, but I want to share with you these words because you have been a cornerstone to bring my dreams closer.

A year ago I was desperate looking for help to make my applications and full of stress because I was not able to dedicate all the time I wanted to my MBA dream. Then Esmeralda appear! For the first time, I was able actually to count with someone and to find some guidance during the process. It was the first time that I heard about Georgetown and the world full of possibilities. Unfortunately, I was not able to finish my application, I got "burned out" because of my work and in the end, I was frustrated because besides been sick I had accomplished nothing. But there, it was you who understand and gave the chance of trying again.

I have to confess that after finish my last of three applications a couple of days ago, I cry a bit. Finally, I was able to do it, and it was thanks to Esmeralda, and that is why I wanted to share this words even without knowing if I am going to be admitted to any school. I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart and highlight some of the aspects that I consider make Esmeralda's advice unique, sincere and incomparable.

1. It's not about making the essays, is about discover our strengths and share them. Here I was not a client that deliver a description and received an essay NO! Here I was a person, advice by another who patiently was guiding the process. Here I learned not only about MBA applications but about how to write an essay, how to make a video, how to handle an interview.

2. This a service of excellence. The knowledge of the consultant is amazing. They know what they are talking about. They can offer new possibilities and suggest new schools and different approaches always through a delicate but very direct feedback.

3. The level of commitment is incredible. I always received my essays on time even sometimes before the date. I always received answer for my emails immediately, and I never felt alone, I always feel the presence and the motivation of Esmeralda

4. I feel that is worth it. I have, to be honest; it is not easy to pay because it is a lot of money, but it totally deserves it. The help is fantastic.

Finally, I would make a special thank Esmeralda. It is hard to describe in words for another language the gratitude that I have for her. Her words were always a motivation to do not give up, to go ahead and try. It did not matter how many times we had to review something; the objective was to achieve the best essay, the best answer. Different from other experience here, thanks to Esmeralda, I never feel like a client, I feel more like a student in a school in which my teacher really care about me. I was surprised how well Esmeralda got to know me, how she was able to memorize all my life, all my goals, all my dreams and have a pool of options ready for a new essay, for a new school. It was so great working with her, that I have to confess that I am going to miss that!

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