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Admissions is a tough game; we teach you how to win it. ApplicantLab is an on-demand series of interactive exercises that walk you through everything you need to craft a winning application. Created by an HBS grad with almost 15 years of experience, ApplicantLab takes admissions consultants’ tools and puts them in your hands. Learn more.
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ApplicantLab On-Demand Admissions Guidance Tool
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March 31, 2017
zhoukeqin

Joined: Nov 23, 2016

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710 Q51 V34

Awesome step-by-step advice for essays, visions and interviews

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I was drawn to the website because the inventor of ApplicantLab--Maria graduated from Harvard MBA, and worked as an Admission Officer. So she has been in a position of both sides of the game. After watching her free videos on the website, I was convinced she's an expert.

After purchasing the full access, I really enjoyed using the website. The best part is step-by-step advice on how to write essays, brainstorm and develop a career vision, and videos on interview preparation. She also broke them down in so many different categories to fit the needs of people with different career goal and background. As a busy working professional, it was really helpful to have access to expert advice 24/7.

This tool made me feel very customized. I was very impressed that Maria made tons of videos for every single business school, and make sure the preparations are tailored with different focuses to accommodate the school culture.

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March 30, 2017
sscHoos

Joined: Mar 30, 2017

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ApplicantLab was a total game changer for me!!

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ApplicantLab made the overwhelming process of applying to business school so much simpler for me. All of the pertinent content I needed was all in one place in the online tool and the process Maria outlined through the tool helped give me confidence that I was putting my best application forward without spending an arm and a leg working with a traditional admissions consultant. I ended up getting into two top schools - MIT & HBS!

I also loved how Maria's personality shined through the tool and how I still got to know her even though I was mostly just using the ApplicantLab online tool. She is truly an admissions expert and knows the best tips and tricks for making the best application!

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March 29, 2017
mbastudenttx87

Joined: Jan 10, 2017

Posts: 10

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Verified score:
660 Q45 V36

Message Board said I had zero chance: I got a full ride!

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So I'll preface this review by saying that what ApplicantLab has created is really an incredible, easy to use tool, at a fraction of the cost of other Admissions Consultants.

i was starting to look at Business School applications and I knew that the prestigious Consortium Fellowship would be my only chance to pay for a good business school. I went on a message board, posted my "stats", and asked others my chances at winning the Fellowship, and was flat-out told by "experts" on the thread that not only would I never get the Fellowship, but that I probably would not even get accepted to these programs. Here are two of the comments I received.

"If you applied to all of the listed schools, I imagine you'd get into one or two. "

"Consulting firms probably won't interview you....As far as scholarships, normally I'd say no shot...and I don't know much about the consortium."

I was really disappointed after submitting my post. Getting an MBA was a lifelong dream and I knew I needed help but I couldn't afford an admissions consultant -- they charge so much! Thankfully, I found ApplicantLab. I applied to 7 full-time programs and was accepted to all of them; including two full-tuition scholarships and the prestigious Consortium Fellowship! I really owe it all to the easy to use and very reasonably priced ApplicantLab, especially considering the huge ROI I received! ($300 Investment ; $100,000+ return)

The Lab's amazing interactive platform took me from feeling hopeless to feeling empowered. I felt like every step of the way, I knew exactly what to do. There were videos and useful interactive exercises for every question I had along the way! I most thoroughly enjoyed the Strategy and Preparation, Essay Writing and Interview Prep!

ApplicantLab had instructions on how to approach each essay question, which stories to focus on, and even detailed preparation materials for the interview. I am 5 and a half years removed from my Undergrad, so needless to say it had been a long while since I had written any sort of essay. ApplicantLab was absolute God-send! The strategy and planning sections helped me organize my thoughts and made me think about my career and how I could show AdComs just how much value I could add to an MBA program. It looks like it worked! The interview prep was also very helpful; ApplicantLab has various questions that lets you know what to expect from your interview. Without this section, I know I would not have gotten into all of the schools I applied.

I highly recommend using ApplicantLab! The tool is truly a great value for anybody who wants to get into a top MBA program!

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