July 01, 2016

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INSEAD - Thanks to John Sisk - Great experience


I am from Europe and I belong to one of the over represented groups. From the outset, I knew I needed a concrete and balanced plan to get into business school, which led me to believe that some help would be extremely useful.

I looked at quite a few Admission Consultants but mbaMission’s feedback and their 30mins free consultation won me over. Though I would not be able to comment on other consultants, my decision has definitely worked out for me. I worked with John Sisk for my applications and he was extremely helpful in me securing a place at one of the top business school’s in the World.

I took the two school package and John’s insights into which schools to choose were spot on as I was able to use my application experience for my other applications. John began by dissecting my profile and making sure my motivations were correct. We then meticulously went through the Brainstorming document I had written to flush out my stories. He understood the chaotic world of MBA admissions and he helped me make sense of it by guiding me to tailor my stories towards specific schools.

Once I started writing the essays, it was a constant to and fro between John and me. He was very patient and tolerated my over the top writing and always provided feedback to get me on track when needed. His patience and constant support pushed me to bring out my best. He showed me what the admission committee looks for and worked with me to bring out those exact qualities in my essays. He drilled in me that every statement in the essays should count. Lack of space entails that one should make the most out of the word limits. After about 7-8 iterations per essay, we were satisfied enough to submit the applications.

I got quite a few admission interviews and I really appreciate John’s help during this incredibly stressful period. We did mock interview rounds a few times and he definitely went out of his way to ensure that I am fully prepared for all eventualities. Thanks to him, I had multiple interviews and two confirmed admits. I would highly recommend John and mbaMission.

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