Meredith (Vantage Point)

    
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Company: Vantage Point
Packages: Vantage Point Comprehensive School Package  
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     By hedychen 0
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Meredith was absolutely integral to my business school application process. It's not an exaggeration to say that I couldn't have done it without her. I got into HBS, my dream school, in large part because of her. She really went above and beyond what I envisioned the role of an admissions consultant to be. Yes, Meredith provided invaluable guidance on aspects of my application, but she was also there for me as a supportive mentor and friend during a stressful time. I originally planned on applying round 1, but then switched to round 2, and Meredith was completely open to helping me through both rounds, even though it meant more time, effort and energy. She has an unbelievable enthusiasm and she really spent a lot of time getting to know me, and that made a huge difference in my application. Meredith is extremely responsive and there every step of the way. I absolutely would not have gotten in without her and working with her is the best decision I made during the entire application process.

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     By snkrhed 119 129
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After being burned from one of the larger consulting houses, I was wary of hiring another admissions consultant. However, as a re-applicant, I knew that I needed to find a professional who was going to be honest with my application, and I was referred by a friend to try Meredith and Vantage Point.

Meredith understood my story well and helped me craft my story in a way that truly brought out the essence of who I was as a candidate. Her guidance was invaluable throughout the entire experience and really helped me understand the mindset of the adcom as well as how to approach the application process.

Her honesty and guidance throughout the admissions process led to interviews for all of the schools I applied to (including schools that I reapplied to) and multiple admits.

Thank you so much Meredith!

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A+!
April 04 | 2017
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     By deetdeet 39 3
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I had an amazing experience working with Meredith and Vantage Point. Right from the beginning, she was dedicated to crafting my story and gave me the perfect amount of time, resources and guidance to make my MBA aspirations a reality. One thing that stood out about Meredith and Vantage point was their accessibility and their genuine desire to see you succeed. I was able to call Meredith many times, stressed and panicky about deadlines or decisions and she was always responsive and a calming influence during an extremely hectic and anxious time. I talked to various MBA consultants before choosing Vantage Point and I can objectively say that unlike others, VP doesn't look at you as a project or a statistic to bolster their business but instead as someone they want to see succeed. They went above and beyond for my application, going so far as to give me feedback on my other applications and essays which is just what any MBA applicant needs. I heartily recommend VP and hope that you have the privilege of working with Meredith!

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     By rms1234 0 0
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I decided to work with Meredith last summer after my friend recommended working with her after being admitted to Kellogg. Since then, Meredith has been a true pleasure to work with. Although we both had super busy schedules (I was getting married, studying for the GMAT, and working a demanding schedule), she helped me pace out my application prep to give me enough time and guidance to create my storyline, update my resume, write my essays, etc. without (much) additional stress to my already-hectic life. I don't think I could've made it thus far without Meredith's overwhelming support throughout the 6+ months. And now, I've been admitted to my dream school, and I am so so excited! Thank you for your help, Meredith!

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A must-have Mentor!
February 04 | 2017
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     By rao2p0 0
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Meredith is absolutely fabulous! She has changed the consultant-client equation to a more friendly mentor-student relationship. This is important because after all you are applying to become a student! This helped me recollect and share a lot of my life stories that eventually led to a strong application. Meredith was very focused throughout the process and constantly questioned how the Adcom would perceive the application. With years of experience, she's a master at critiquing essays and helped me write simple short stories with high impact. Most importantly, she was quick in turning any feedback and was there on the phone when most needed. I would highly recommend Meredith to anyone applying to business school.

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     By mefp9276 0
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I was really torn at the beginning of my process about whether or not to use a consultant - Did I need one? Was it worth the money? Could I get into one of my target schools without help? Would I never get in regardless? Looking back, I can confidently say that working with Meredith was well worth it, and definitely necessary throughout my process.

There were two things I appreciated the most about working with Meredith - the first was her honesty, and the second was how approachable she was. She always told me when my essays or resume needed more work, sounded cliche, or other pitfalls I feared a consultant wouldn't be as truthful with me about. I felt it was that honesty that I was paying for and really needed, so I appreciated that I could trust her responses and feedback. The second thing I valued about working with Meredith was how approachable she was in terms of asking random (and sometimes panicked and silly!) questions about any and all pieces of the process.

In addition to the things I appreciated about her working style, I found Meredith's proficiency when it came to helping me craft my story, put together a perfected resume, and edit my essays was far past what I expected it to be. I felt like she really listened to me when I spoke about my goals and reasons for going back to school and reminded me of those pieces to my story when I got wrapped up in the minutia of editing or got lost down a certain path. Additionally, she did a great job of keeping me on schedule, which I really need :)

Lastly, when I first signed up with Vantage, Meredith explained to me that this was a more "hands on" approach to admissions consulting and that they had stripped out the salesforce in order to give really personalized attention to each client. I really felt that devotion throughout working with Meredith, and would give her responsiveness an A+.

In the end, I got into Kellogg and couldn't be happier with the results of the process! Have many many thanks to give to Meredith for helping me on the way.

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A+++
December 24 | 2016
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     By rlsussman 0
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I found Meredith from a presentation she gave to Northwestern undergraduate alumni. In my first conversation with Meredith two things stuck out - she had a very compassionate tone which is so important during this high-stress experience. She also had a very encouraging success rate. I'm happy to say I can now contribute to that success rate - I was accepted to HBS, my top choice program! Meredith helped me through my application process for 3 top-tier MBA programs. She helped me position myself, outline and edit essays and also prep for the interview. Throughout the whole process, she kept me focused and sane. It took many iterations of my first essay to get it right and Meredith helped me understand how to stay single-minded so the AdCom could easily takeaway my story. She helped me become such a disciplined writer that it took me a quarter of the time to complete my next two applications! Most importantly, Meredith gives you the time and attention you need. It honestly felt like I was her only client. When VP says 'high-touch' they're not lying! I would highly recommend VP and particularly Meredith!

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Highly recommend Vantage Point
December 20 | 2016
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     By b111 0
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Meredith at Vantage Point was incredibly helpful throughout the process of applying to full-time programs this fall. I purchased a four-school package with Meredith, and I have been admitted to 2/3 so far, with one still in process.

Meredith exceeded my expectations every step of the way. I was mostly expecting her to keep me on track timing-wise, provide some feedback on essays, and help answer questions, but Meredith went well beyond that.

From the start, Meredith worked with me to create a coherent story. We had discussions about my goals, and she put me in touch with a contact in my industry of interest to help me further refine my post-MBA plans. This contact had also attended my top choice school, which was doubly helpful!

Throughout the process, Meredith worked with me to refine my resume and essays for each school. She gave consistently helpful feedback, and was very prompt with her responses. Once I received interview invitations from schools, Meredith conducted practice sessions providing great feedback in advance of my actual interviews. Meredith's guidance during these sessions definitely gave me additional confidence!

I would highly recommend Meredith to anyone considering hiring an admissions consultant. She provides highly personalized feedback that was instrumental in me getting into these programs!

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Amazing
October 28 | 2016
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     By anon44444 52 2
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I worked with Meredith and she was absolutely AMAZING at helping me think through what i really wanted out of an MBA and how i should position myself. She will give you her honest opinion and will respond to questions very very very fast. Takes a real personal interest in your success. I'd have no chance at a top school without her. Couldn't recommend more!! So many consultants just look at stats and go from there. Meredith really figured out where i wanted to be in 10 years and it showed in my essays. She doesn't cross the line regarding essays and makes sure you put YOUR own voice in the essays and just gives her opinion. A++

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Highly Recommended!!!!
August 27 | 2016
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     By acg5000 0
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I worked with Meredith during my application prep for NYU Stern and had an overall great experience. Meredith has a wealth of knowledge on the admissions process and from the very beginning she had a formula and simple guidelines for me to follow. She knew what Stern was looking for in an ideal candidate and worked with me to highlight those areas in my application, while also helping to mitigate the weaker areas.

Meredith was invaluable in providing feedback and suggestions on my essays, encouraging me to be descriptive and paint a clear picture of who I am and where I want to go with my career. She went through several rounds of edits with me until we had them just right.

Most importantly, Meredith was there to help keep me clam through the anxiety of the applications process. There were many times where I emailed her worried about a particular aspect of my application, or my overall chances of admission, and she helped to reassure me and keep me focused on the process.

I'm happy to report that I was admitted and will be starting at Stern in the Fall! Absolutely could not have done it without her. Thanks again for everything, Meredith!

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