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Thank you to Veritas and Dave Gent for helping me get into my top target school!
When I originally started thinking about pursuing my MBA, I assumed I would need to settle for an average program. Upon speaking with the staff at Veritas, I found them to be very genuine in explaining how the admissions consulting process works. I decided the cost of the school package would be a sound investment since it would focus my consultant and I on my targeted schools without a limit to the number hours needed to maximize the strength of my applications. Bottom line...I was going to put my trust into Veritas to help me get into a top program.
Veritas then selected Dave Gent to be my head consultant. During our first conversation, Dave asked me excellent questions and really took the time to understand me, my background, and my motivations moving forward. At that point, before we started working on the school applications, he suggested I consider an EMBA as opposed to a Part-Time MBA. He said he was prepared to help me succeed regardless of which direction I decided to take, but carefully explained how "fit" is very important schools when evaluating candidates. This turned out to be fantastic advice and I decided to look at the EMBA programs at my same target schools which both had top 10 EMBA rankings.
Once we started working together, Dave's true strengths really stood out to me as he helped guide me with my resume, interview prep, and especially the essays. Dave challenged me to take different approaches in how I presented my strengths. As our worked together continued to build, my trust in him grew tremendously. As we got closer to the application deadlines, Dave was always extremely flexible in taking as much time as needed to chat and help make sure my essays were top notch. His interview preparation advice was fantastic. By the time I submitted my applications, my confidence was very high thanks to Dave.
I was admitted to my top target school thanks to Dave. This was one of the best investments I could have ever made. Thank you Veritas and Dave Gent!
Joined: Jan 22, 2015
As a 41 year old orthodontist with a full time practice applying to Wharton and Yale EMBA, I felt like I needed professional advice to help navigate the field. I reached out to Veritas for tutoring for the GMAT and for a trusted advisor to help me navigate the application process. Dave was very patient with my essay revisions and really helped me not only write the essays but more importantly fine tune my mission. I believe that Dave has been a very trustworthy and candid counselor. I would highly recommend Dave Gent to anyone applying to any MBA program. He will help you find your voice.
Joined: Apr 21, 2014
I purchased several hours of time from Veritas to receive advice on improving my Sloan Masters' Program applications (to the programs at MIT and Stanford). Dave Gent was assigned to work with me.
My experience exceeded my expectations. Dave emphasized that these schools aren't interested in philosophical discussions in their essays -- they want concrete examples that demonstrate a clear point. With Dave's coaching, I was able to re-write my essays such that they were more compelling and succinct.
I was fortunate enough to be admitted to both MIT and Stanford. While I would have had a shot at these programs without Veritas, I am certain that having Dave as a coach helped me clarify my message and improved my chances.
My experience with Veritas Consulting was fantastic! I started working with Dave ~5 months before the first round app was due for the B school that I really wanted to attend. We talked through my background, goals, strengths and weaknesses, developed a schedule to get my app ready for the first round deadline and a plan to address the weaknesses in my application. The B school application process was stressful, but Dave kept me focused and coached me through it. In the beginning we typically spoke every other week to check in on progress on my GMAT, resume, letters of recommendation, etc. However, during the last month leading up to the deadline, we typically spoke weekly, if not multiple times a week, to discuss drafts of my essays. He really pushed me to open up in my essays, show my personality and go a level deeper. I wrote numerous drafts, which Dave always promptly reviewed and commented on, until I finally found my voice. In the end, thanks to Dave's encouragement, I couldn't be happier with the essays I wrote and the application I submitted. Sharing the same philosophy as Dave, I left nothing on the table and put my absolute best foot forward. I'm sure I could have submitted an application on my own, but having a coach like Dave to push you to submit your very best is invaluable. I highly recommend Dave and Veritas, it's well worth the investment!