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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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June 06, 2018
gcmba1

Joined: Jun 06, 2018

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Highly Recommend Sam!

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Sam’s professionalism and approach to the application process really stood out to me.
She has an excellent understanding of what top business schools look for in a candidate, and truly helped me present my best side to admissions. Sam took the time to understand who I am, my past achievements, and what I want to accomplish post business school, and helped me develop a compelling narrative and unique brand. For candidates that are applying to HBS, Sam is exceptionally knowledgeable and can provide a ton of insights.
Sam really went above and beyond expectations with my essays. She was generous with her time and her editing was meticulous. Her feedback and advice were on-point and definitely boosted the effectiveness of my essays. Moreover, I greatly appreciated her prompt responses and patience.
I also worked with Sam for my interview prep. Her mock interviews not only covered frequently asked questions but also many tougher questions that could stump candidates in real interviews. Her post-mock interview debrief analyzed why each answer was good or needed work, and provided specific details on how to improve the answers.
Applying to business schools is a stressful endeavor but Sam helped alleviate the pressure with her encouragement and support. She was an absolute pleasure to work with and I am very thankful to her. I would absolutely recommend working with Sam.

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May 05, 2016
natisolanog

Joined: Jun 18, 2015

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660 Q42 V38

Admitted with a Scholarship! Semi-Traditional Background!

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My semi-traditional background of having most of my work experience in my small family business was not necessarily the easiest to work with. However, in my free 30-minute consultation, Chioma and Reyhan were super straightforward in pointing out my strengths and weaknesses and how I should work with both of them to create a compelling story. I had scheduled an appointment with another consulting company, but cancelled it as soon as I ended our skype call.

I worked with Reyhan during my admissions process, only being able to do a couple of hours of consulting. However, they were the most useful hours in my whole process!! Reyhan was super understanding of my time restrictions, and was able to help me create a great admissions profile with such limited time. She went beyond her hourly duties to give me clear, strong advice on how to steer my essays and was spot-on on her comments and recommendations regarding my choice of recommenders (which for me, was the toughest part of my application).

I ended up only applying to my first-choice school, and got in with a scholarship! :) I know that for applicants coming from developing countries like mine, the investment in this service seems a bit out of reach. However, for me, it was completely worth it, and I received a whole lot in return!!!

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April 05, 2015
Anonymous

Posts: 3

Kudos: 5

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760 Q50 V42

Got into my dream school

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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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