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EXPARTUS Admissions Consulting Reviews
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Founded in 2002, EXPARTUS is the first MBA admissions consulting firm to use personal branding as a key part of the b-school application, essay and interview process.

EXPARTUS was founded by Mr. Obinna Isiadinso, a Harvard MBA and Mrs. Chioma Isiadinso, a former admissions at Harvard Business School and Carnegie Mellon University.  

Our book, The Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets, has helped over 15,000 people navigate the challenging b-school application process.

Our MBA admissions consulting team has over 40 years of combined experience and includes former admissions officers that have served on the HBS admissions board, one of the world’s top b-school programs. Learn more

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HBS Prep with Mollie
December 11 | 2015
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     By Anonymous 12 6

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Mollie, and am so glad to have found EXPARTUS. Chioma and the team are kind enough to provide candidates with a great deal of helpful content for free, and everyone should take advantage of the webinars.

I decided to work on HBS with Mollie because of the significance of the interview in Harvard's decision model. Mollie is a former HBS MBA Board Member, and she was able to ask targeted questions about the decisions I have made in my life up until this point. She read over my entire application prior to our mock, and pulled from various parts of the application to form her questions. I was really impressed with how well she knew my story and how easy it was for her to find the gaps, which ultimately were the questions that were asked during the real thing.

My favorite part about working with Mollie was how much she cared about the entire process. She went well over our allotted time to make sure I understood all of her feedback, so that I could prepare effectively. She asked me how the interview went, and helped me better understand the purpose for the post-interview response. And she checked in on December 9th with kind words hoping for a positive outcome.

I was admitted to HBS and couldn't thank Mollie more for her support. I highly recommend her for application strategy and interview preparation, particularly for HBS.

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     By fakhan11 0 0
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - got into all

I worked with Expartus as a re-applicant and was very happy with the result - I was accepted at all 3 schools I applied to (and wish I had applied to more!) - Wharton, Columbia, and Tuck.

Expartus really excels in giving you a direct line of sight into what an adcom will be thinking as they read your application. With that in mind, they help you bring out the most valuable parts of your experience.

As noted by a few other reviewers, there is an extended "personal audit" exercise - it really is useful because they help you start from square one in building your application, rather than just re-wording your essays.

Lastly, I want to personally vouch for Mollie as she worked with me for nearly a year as I worked through Round 1, waitlist and then figuring out scholarships. Her response time is unbelievable and moreover, she inspires a lot of confidence. I actually felt like she gave me good insight not just into applying, but the MBA experience overall.

I also spoke with Chioma directly for about an hour, and would recommend anyone using the service get her insight as well - she is great at distilling an application review into key details that can make or break your application.

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Got into my dream school
April 05 | 2015
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     By Anonymous 3 5
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Some, but not all

This review is for: EXPARTUS Hourly Service
Consultant: Mollie Wollin

I looked at multiple admission consulting companies before choosing Expartus. This decision was one of the best I made during my preparation for business school.

The process was straightforward - I had an initial consultation with Mollie and decided to continue working with her. She encouraged me to spend a lot of effort on defining my personal brand, which helped me a lot later on, while crafting the essays and preparing for the interviews.

Mollie asked great questions, which helped me clarify the message I wanted to convey to the persons reading my applications. She constantly encouraged me to refine my essays, and as a result, I created multiple iterations. The first and last versions are night and day. It was also helpful, especially in the last days before deadlines, that Mollie was very responsive to emails. The interview preparation was also very useful.

When applying to the best business schools, every detail counts. That is why I am happy that Mollie pushed me to submit the best applications I could.

The costs of admission consulting services may be daunting when you are coming from an emerging market, like I am. However, I treated this cost as an investment: The total cost of attending the top 10 schools is roughly the same, and I asked myself if less than 5% of that cost was worth giving myself the best chance of getting into my dream school. The answer for me was yes, and I would choose Mollie if I had to go through the process once again.

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