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mbaMission is a professional MBA Admissions consulting firm, specializing in helping business school applicants identify and showcase the strongest aspects of their candidacy in their applications. Their dedicated consultants work one-on-one with candidates to ensure their unique stories are presented in a compelling way that will make the admissions committees take notice.

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Harshad Mali = Lifesaver!
June 27 | 2017
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     By jintermont 0 0
This review is for: mbaMission * School Packages
Consultant: Harshad Mali

I worked with Harshad to apply for b-school in late 2016, and really appreciated all of his help and work! Due to taking the GMAT later than expected I had a short timeframe to get my applications done (about a month), and Harshad worked tirelessly in order to ensure that he provided advice quickly and efficiently.
After undergoing the initial brainstorming for my applications, Harshad was able to analyze and boil down my various experiences in order to suggest an essay path forward that properly highlighted my best qualities to admissions. Even during a short timeframe (and over the holidays) Harshad responded almost immediately to every request or e-mail I sent. He was always available for a call in order to go through potential ideas or changes, and he was available 7 days a week. His edits of my writing were a lifesaver and he really helped me focus my message in all of essays and applications. He was 100% committed to helping me achieve my goals, and I ended up gaining admission to the school that I applied to!
I would recommend Harshad to anyone who is applying to b-school. He was a great help, both in the admissions process and in providing great advice on all aspects of the b-school decision.

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Excelent service!
June 26 | 2017
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     By Joserivero 0 0
This review is for: mbaMission Hourly Services
Consultant: Kate Richardson

Kate greatly exceeded my expectations.
At first, I was reluctant to hire a consulting service as I was afraid of getting a cookie-cutter approach resulting in a bland application.
However, Kate took the time to understand what I wanted to say, was straight with me when I was being repetitive, and helped me suggesting edits while keeping my voice intact throughout the application. Furthermore, as it often happens, I had little time left to submit my application and was very thankful that Kate responded to all my inquiries promptly and comprehensively according to a scheduled she shared with me at the start of the engagement.
Other consultants I spoke to briefly wanted to “force” me into applying to certain schools whereas Kate helped me polish my essays to accurately show what I liked of each school and how I felt I fit in.
I am very happy with the outcome and feel proud of my applications for I know I drafted 100% of the content that got me accepted, but Kate’s input was instrumental in polishing my essays and ensuring all my messaged were received as clearly as possible.

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Kate is a rockstar!
June 26 | 2017
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     By NKA32 0 0
This review is for: mbaMission Hourly Services
Consultant: Kate Richardson

I genuinely enjoyed working with Kate because she genuinely cared about my unique story and encouraged me to apply for top MBA programs despite my low GMAT score. Kate laid out a structured plan to address low GMAT verbal by recommending that I take a communication class and obtain an A to demonstrate my verbal proficiency and boost my entire candidacy. Throughout the entire process, Kate was extremely phenomenal at helping me structure my MBA resume and incorporate specific and important aspects of my story into my essays, which flowed like a conversation. She will promptly return all my draft essays with detailed improvements that helped me articulate my MBA goals in a succinct manner.

I was absolutely thrilled to work with her and I ended up getting into one of my dream schools. I whole-heartedly recommend her for your MBA application experience. She is extremely knowledgeable and makes the application process easier than studying for the GMAT.

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     By lv2017 0 0
This review is for: mbaMission Hourly Services
Consultant: Nisha Trivedi

I started working with Nisha a bit late in the game - meaning I had already taken the GMAT twice, recruited my references and I was only about 3 months out from application deadlines. I was aiming for 4 top 10 MBA programs and had high expectations. Nisha hit the ground running with me for resume and essay reviews and edits. Given that each school had their own 2-3 essay prompts, documents were flying back and forth between us daily. She really knew how to tailor each essay to the particular school and knew the inside scoop on each admission committee.

Nisha not only helped me have amazing essays, but she helped me stay true to myself so that my personal stories captured the admissions committees' attention. She is a genius at getting word count down without cutting out meaning and creativity. Beyond the written work, Nisha was amazing at making me feel confident in my applications and helped me keep a level head when it was getting down to crunch time. Her calm, collected personality was the perfect compliment to mine as I was often stressed and seriously limited for time.

Nisha was incredibly dedicated to me with time as well. She always made sure to return edits to me no later than the next day, often in the same day. She worked over the holidays with me and even on weekends. It never felt like she was just "doing her job" it truly felt like she was doing anything and everything she could to help me succeed.

Once applications were submitted, Nisha helped me with interview prep, knowing not only the style of the interview but also knowing the exact questions they were going to ask. One killer resume, 10 impactful essays, and several interviews later, I am about to start my full time MBA at a top 10 program with many thanks to Nisha. I could not have done this without her!

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Heidi is Phenomenal!!!
June 20 | 2017
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     By micheai 0 0
This review is for: mbaMission Hourly Services
Consultant: Heidi Granner

Working with Heidi was a phenomenal experience. Through the hourly service package, Heidi and I were able to prioritize our time to improve the areas of my application in order to gain admission into the top 25 business schools. She helped me highlight my accomplishments and prepare an application that would show who I am as a person. Heidi reviewed all my essays and resume, and her feedback highlighted the positives while giving constructive feedback. She pushed me to think about my experiences and helped me present them in the logical way. In addition, she pushed me as a writer and I learned to better articulate and show my story.

I submitted 5 applications during the round 2 deadline. I was invited to interview with all 5 of the schools. Once I received the interview notifications, Heidi helped me prepare for my interviews through a mock Skype interview.

Ultimately, I was admitted into two schools, waitlisted at two schools, and denied admission into one. Best of all, one of the schools I was admitted to was my first choice, and I will be attending that school in the fall. Heidi was truly wonderful to work with and I highly recommend her! Thank you for all of your help Heidi!

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     By lmak 0 0
This review is for: mbaMission * School Packages
Consultant: Jessica Shklar

One of the best decisions I made in the application process was getting a consultant, and Jessica is by far the best and most knowledgeable consultant I spoke to. Starting off the MBA process and being a non-traditional candidate, I was unsure on how to sell myself to top MBA programs; however, Jessica guided me through the application process and gave me the confidence to excel. Ultimately, I was accepted into my dream school, which I highly contribute to Jessica’s thoughtfulness and patience throughout the process.

A few reasons I think Jessica is the best in the industry:
--She gives honest feedback, and pushes you to stay on-track. I really appreciated this quality, especially when writing each of my business school essays.
--She has a gift for story-telling. During each call and essay edit, Jessica helped me extract and build upon the most important ideas of each story, which was very helpful. When writing about ourselves, we often think every aspect of our story is vital to write down; however, Jessica is a master at helping you condense but still answer the essay questions thoughtfully.
--She is very timely, and turns around work quickly. I was so impressed with Jessica’s ability to turn very high-quality work around fast.

Jessica is amazing, and I highly recommend her to anyone applying to business school.

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     By rlecav 1 5
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Consultant: Heidi Granner

I am so thankful that I made the decision to use Heidi and mbaMission when I started the business school application process.

As I began applying, I was feeling extremely overwhelmed. Looking at the long list of things I needed to do, and the statistics of how competitive it would be to get accepted to a top ten school, I had no idea where to start. Heidi structured the process in a way that I only had to think about one school/deliverable at a time. This made everything seem more manageable and achievable, and she guided me each step of the way.

Throughout the process, Heidi was my largest supporter and advocate. She provided the perfect balance between giving constructive criticism and helping me strengthen my thoughts, while still cheering me on and giving me the confidence to put my best foot forward. Throughout my application process, several of my friends and family members gave me their opinions, but Heidi’s was always the most valuable, as I knew that she was always thinking through the lens of an admissions officer.

After a lot of hard work and guidance from Heidi, I was accepted into 2 of my dream schools, and Heidi continued to be there for me as I made the tough decision over where to enroll. I could not have done all of this without her!

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     By cp1989 0 5
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Consultant: John Sisk

I worked with John on a three school package where we selected a reach, target and "safety" school. Working with John was easily one of the best investments I made throughout the process. As someone whom comes from a field with very demanding hours, the application process seemed daunting - with few close friends whom have applied or attended business school I was lost and overwhelmed. John's ability to break down the process into manageable pieces, see the value in my background and experience, and "coach" me through the process was invaluable. Furthermore, the two day turn around policy, holiday calendar, and designated email chains streamlined the process, kept me organized and ultimately, helped limit stress in an already demanding process.

John's ability to understand what makes his clients "tick" (through brainstorming, drafting and numerous calls) and teach an applicant how to effectively communicate his/her story via essays, the resume and interviews made the difference in my applications and I was able to secure two M7 admits. The brainstorming process was pivotal in understanding my story, what drives my goals and aspirations, and where I should apply. While he went above and beyond in each aspect of the process, I distinctly remember him spending almost two hours on my initial brainstorming call at the equivalent of about 6 AM his time - I wasn't prepared for this level of personalized advice and effort but this is part of what sets John apart. This brainstorm laid the foundation for each of my essays where he worked tirelessly and enthusiastically through dozens of iterations and pushed me to create an end product that I was not only truly proud of but didn't know I was capable of creating. My voice and story was never lost in the process, rather strengthened, refined and targeted for each school.

Lastly, I hadn't even considered applying to Wharton as I didn't think I was competitive enough - John saw the value in my profile and suggested I apply. Almost a year later, I still can't believe that I was accepted and know that John was instrumental in each component of the process. I am grateful for his time, effort and honest guidance. I highly recommend John and have to many of my close friends.

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Monica Genuinely Cares
June 11 | 2017
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     By RNS 0 0
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Consultant: Monica Okrah

I interviewed 5 consulting companies, but the thing about Monica that caught my attention was that she genuinely cared about my story and saw my potential when others didn’t. With the other companies, they tried to steer my school selection to easier programs. I got the impression they wanted to ensure a high success admission rate. With my initial profile, they were probably right. My GPA and GMAT scores were below the averages of the schools I was applying to and my story was unstructured. Monica was different. She saw my passion, believed in me, and was 100% honest with what it would take to get there. If you want someone who will help you get into your dream school, then go with Monica.

Monica laid out a plan to address my GPA and GMAT. We deferred round 1 applications, and I focused on GMATs for a few extra months to boost my score from the 600s to the 700s. Then, she recommended that I sign up for a corporate finance class and obtain an A to demonstrate my academic capabilities. With those milestones complete, the brainstorming session with Monica launched the frame work for my story. As I told Monica various accounts from my life, she always had such great follow up questions that highlighted the heart of the story and how we could incorporate that into the essays. She was phenomenal at helping me write essays that flowed like a conversation telling the reader who I was. For some of my essays, I had 7 or 8 drafts and Monica would always promptly return her corrections with good clarifying questions.

When I got my interviews, I was a nervous wreck. I remember I bombed my first mock interview with Monica. However, she thoroughly walked me through my interview to help outline my responses and did it in such an uplifting manner. Through the entire application process, she was extremely encouraging. It gets daunting and stressful as you’re crafting these applications and prepping for interviews, but having Monica there to encourage and guide me made such a huge difference. When I finally had my real interviews, I aced them.

I am so glad I chose Monica as a consultant. She was pivotal in helping me get to know myself better and creating a strategy that would get me into the perfect school. I got into Haas, and I am absolutely thrilled. I can’t recommend her enough.

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     By bkrump 0 0
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Consultant: John Sisk

John was a pleasure to work with and helped me manage an incredibly stressful waitlist process. After completing applications without an admissions consultant I found myself waitlisted (after interview) at Stanford GSB, MIT Sloan, and Wharton. John provided a logical and informed process to address my scenario and successfully navigate the waitlist. Even though the schools publically posted that they didn't need additional information, John helped me find ways to positively communicate with them and tip the needle in my favor. I found him to be responsive, and he always provided value added advice.

My only regret is not hiring John as my admissions consultant earlier so I could have avoided the waitlist process in the first place!

I can honestly say that without John's wisdom and coaching I'd be going through the admissions process all over again. Because of him I'll be attending Stanford GSB in the fall!

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