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Jessica from mbaMission is truly amazing, without her I would not be going to my top choice school.
I was referred to Jessica by one of my colleagues. She stood up to her impeccable reputation! Working an 80-hour work week, I had limited time to study or write essays. Two weeks from the deadline, I had not taken my GMAT or drafted an essay. Jessica made the impossible, possible. With Jessica’s guidance, at the end of two weeks, I completed two school applications and I took the GMAT.
From the beginning, she understood not only my work style but also my story. Jessica helped me find my voice and present my story in the most impactful way. She taught me to think like an admission officer and not an applicant. That mindset coupled with her ability to bring out the best in me honestly lead to my admission to both schools. Above and beyond all of this, at the end of the day, you can truly tell she cares about her clients and wants them to succeed.
Joined: Feb 24, 2014
I am writing this review to make sure others know that mbaMission's Start-to-Finish MBA application service was well worth the investment.
I purchased and enrolled in a two-school package through mbaMission and could not have been happier with the decision. I worked extensively with Hollis Kline and do not believe I would have been accepted to my #1 school without her guidance. Over the course of two months she helped me to completely restructure my resume and finalize (through 7-8 versions in between) six essays for my two applications. Reading some of the first drafts of the essays after acceptance to my first-choice program was comical. They each had come so far in their structure and content. Not only did she make sure every word count, Hollis was able to help craft a great story that led the adcom through all the personal events in my life that made me a great candidate.
I will offer a word of caution, just hiring a professional consultant will not guarantee acceptance to your dream school. The application process is very tough and no single consultant will be able to write the essays/resume for you. It takes a substantial amount of work on the applicant's part - both in brainstorming and developing a working relationship with the consultant. But if willing to give the effort necessary, I couldn't see why you wouldn't reach out to someone such as Hollis.
The biggest step in mbaMission's process is completing a 30 page document with basically outlines your entire life story and why you NEED to go to B-school. After completing this document, Hollis was able to pinpoint the best stories to present to the adcom. This is what I was most impressed with. We had never met in person, but it seemed as if we had known each other for years and knew exactly was most important in my life and what would work best in an application essay.
In closing, it is very simple - if you want to give yourself a leg up on the competition and the best shot in attending your dream school, reach out a speak to Hollis. You won't regret it.
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I worked with Angela in my MBA admission Journey and I got into the school that I dreamed of. Listen to my story.
She pushed me very hard to write the best story about myself. Without her help, I would not be able to do so. Not only that, she helped me find a GMAT tutor for me when I couldn’t pass the 300 level. After I finished my GMAT, she strongly advised that I study at a community college to prepare myself for the MBA since my first language is not English and she thought I would have a difficult time in my MBA. She read my personality and she advised which schools I should consider for my MBA.
She went far and beyond the scope of our contract. I felt every step of the way she truly cared about me and my success – she understood me and worked with my very very busy schedule. I knew I could always trust her advice. I tried other admission consultants, and I do not see anybody give me what Angela gave me.
I still consult her about my further study, and she still answers me without charging me. I consider her an advisor and friend for the rest of my career. Is there any reason why not to sign with Angela?
Drafting resumes and essays that leave a positive, lasting impression is a difficult task, especially when admission to the school of your dreams is on the line. I knew a third-party, objective perspective would be crucial in crafting a successful application.
Hiring John Sisk from MBAmission was key to gaining admission to my top-choice school, NYU Stern. John understood the valuable qualities of my candidacy and how they should be emphasized throughout my application. He brought out my story, showing where I had been and where the MBA will take me. He made my statements stronger. Finally, knowing that he has been through the process himself--he is a Stern alumnus--provided the confidence that sustained me throughout the process.
I whole-heartedly recommend John Sisk from MBAmission. He assisted me in beginning the next chapter of my life.
Joined: Nov 11, 2012
Jessica from mbaMission got me into my dream school.
When I started applying to B School I had the standard (aka boring) profile of so many adequately qualified individuals. Jessica wouldn't let that stand. Over several sessions she coaxed relevant and interesting stories out of me that transformed me into the type of exciting MBA candidate I hoped to be. She helped me show that I was more than just a consultant.... I was traveler, a dreamer, and a person who plans to make a difference in this world.
She helped me tell my story in a way I never could have done on my own. Thank you Jessica. I'm loving it at Haas.
I give Rachel Beck 5 stars! I got accepted to UT Austin and I couldn't have done it without Rachel's help and guidance - I would recommend her as a business school admissions consultant to anyone who is serious about applying to business school. She was very attentive, flexible, prompt and easy to get in touch with via phone and/or email. Rachel was able to work with my hectic work schedule and very quickly provided extremely detailed and insightful feedback. I was very impressed with her response time - we were under tight deadlines and she went above and beyond to help me reach those deadlines. She was always very positive and it was nice to have someone familiar with the process and what exactly the school's admissions department is focused on when evaluating the essays. I felt like I was more than just a job to her - Rachel has a great personality, is easy to talk to and really is looking out for her client's best interest.
Rachel was, without a doubt, money well spent. Before I started working with Rachel, I felt like my thoughts and essay topics were unorganized and didn't really tell the story that I wanted. As soon as I talked to Rachel, we had a plan and timeline set out that fit my needs. She took the stress away - gave me structure and small, achievable deadlines to hit when putting together the essays. She brought creativity out of me during our brainstorming sessions and key themes to my essays. I felt she really understood me and the direction I wanted to take my application. She really inspired me to write some great essays.
Her communication skills are strong and she is able to connect with clients on a professional level as well as a personal level. She is able to articulate my objectives or ideas to help me build cohesive, impactful essays. She has a talent for motivating clients, crafting and conceptualizing ideas and contributing to a final product that really reflects the client's personality and application.