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Veritas Prep offers the most diverse and experienced MBA admissions consulting team ever assembled. Your MBA admissions consultant will assist you during the entire admissions process, helping you share your unique story with the admissions committee in the most persuasive and compelling way.  Browse through the profiles of our consultants to see who has the expertise to meet your needs.

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     By janelane212 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Joe Farr

I came from a non-traditional background in Fashion Design so when I decided to apply to business schools, many of them top tier, I knew I needed some guidance in the application process. I had already taken the Veritas prep course, so I decided to add on their Admissions Consulting service as well. I knew which schools I was applying to already so I really just needed help reviewing my essays. At first I was a little hesitant that our communication was going to be via email or phone only, but it was never an issue. Joe was excellent at going through my essays and providing insightful comments to improve specific sentences, as well as highlighting key areas that were unclear. We were able to go through all my essays for 8 schools within the 3 hour time block. Joe was also good at providing honest advice about my shortcomings and how to address them. In addition to reviewing my essays, Joe answered any questions I had about the admissions process and discussed with me the best steps I should take to improve my chances. Overall, I felt that having an admissions consultant was an invaluable resource for me throughout the process.

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     By lexielise 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

Rachel was my Essay Excellence consultant for my first ever MBA application as well as my Full School Package consultant. When I first started working with Rachel, I literally had no idea what I was doing. I didn't know anything about the world of MBA applications, I had no personal narrative formed, I didn't even know what to write in my resume.

Working with Rachel, I wrote some of the best essays of my life - essays that were both deeply true to who I am but also sharply tailored to the schools for which they were written. In the end (and because of Rachel's expert guidance), I've received full tuition merit fellowships at BOTH of my top choice schools, one of which is is a top 5 "ivy league" school.

Here are five reasons why you need Rachel as your admissions consultant:

1) She WILL bring out the best in you, and she'll do so by truly getting to know you. Not the MBA-applicant version of you, but the REAL you. I think she may know me better than my parents at this point. Rachel really takes the time to ask insightful and thought provoking questions - questions you've likely never considered before - in order to dig deep into what makes you tick. From there, she helps you craft a personal narrative that is truly compelling, unique, and organic to who you are, which makes the entire application and interviewing process exponentially easier. And the best part is, she does all of this without being prescriptive or telling you what to say or do.

In the end, all the ideas are yours, and that is crucial to sounding authentic in your applications and interviews.

2) She is an expert when it comes to the top schools. Like I said, I had no idea what I was getting into when I began the application process. Rachel will be your guru for understanding the mindset and values of the admissions committee reviewing your application. She'll make sure that your essays strike the perfect balance between showing how you are unique, and showing how you fit in at that specific school.

In short, I felt safe in her hands, and you should too.

3) She gives excellent feedback. Her feedback is truly insightful, unbiased, and CLEAR. She also gives you just enough of a push in the right direction to give you clear guidance without pushing you too hard into ideas that aren't yours. And since she knows you so darn well, she has this amazing ability to sense when you are forcing a point in your essay that isn't right for you, and can quickly help you course-correct before you have a stress melt down.

Basically, giving feedback is an art, and Rachel is Michelangelo.

4) She teaches you how to fish. That is, she doesn't just help you write specific essays or answer individual application questions - she teaches you how to think about and approach your applications as a whole. I was able to apply what she taught me for one school to all my other applications.

If you can't afford a consultant for every school, Rachel will be your Jedi Master and teach you the ways of the force.

5) She'll go above and beyond for you, even after applications are in. My work with Rachel ended months ago, and to this day she is still there for me whenever I need her, even just to help me pick out what to wear to my interviews. In fact, I recently needed to navigate a tricky correspondence with the admissions committee of one program, and Rachel gave me some great nuanced advice on how to approach the conversation. As someone else noted on this site, she really is a god-send.

All in all, worth every single penny.

P.S. It's also worth noting that Rachel is an awesome, fun, funny person who is wonderful to talk to and easy to get along with. Working with her made the grueling MBA application journey feel infinitely less painful. A huge plus in my book.


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Worth Every Penny!
March 16 | 2016
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     By Hoya12Tuck18 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rahul Pushkarna

I was blown away by the support from Veritas. The entire team was so thorough and passionate. This was illustrated when a former admission committee member completed a final review of my application just 36 hours before the submission deadline.

Rahul was assigned as my head consultant and he was beyond fantastic.

- Rahul strongly urged me to work with a tutor and take GMAT again. However, he respected my initial hesitation on the idea and was prepared to attack my application with my existing GMAT score. In the end, I took the test again and moved beyond the 700 mark. I’m grateful that Rahul encouraged me sit for the test one last time.

- Rahul showed extreme patience with my essays. It felt like I sent Rahul endless essays but each time he responded with fresh commentary. I was shocked at how quickly he was able to review my essays and provide constructive feedback.

- Rahul was thoughtful with each application, taking the time to pair me with school specialists who had similar backgrounds or post-school ambitions as me. If Rahul hadn’t worked with a school in the past, he worked in tandem with the school specialists to ensure the entire team was on the same page.

Finally, the school specialists at Veritas are wonderful. Each one provided insights on what to highlight in my essays and how to approach the interview.

I had a great experience with Rahul and the Veritas team. I was admitted to my target school and received multiple fellowships from other schools. There’s no doubt in my mind that my outcome could have been very different. This was the best investment that I made. I recommend Rahul and Veritas to anyone who is applying to business school!

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Dia Draper Gets It
March 14 | 2016
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     By ekr546 5 4
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

For anyone who's on the fence, I absolutely recommend purchasing hourly consulting services with Dia. A former Associate Director of Admissions at Tuck, Dia knows what business schools want to hear and will coach you through it in a way that still feels authentic.

The things that I thought Dia was most helpful with were:

1) Helping me to shape a personal narrative.

As a younger applicant (25), one of the hardest parts of the admissions process for me was figuring out how to get around the fact that I literally had zero leadership experience and no clear career trajectory. Dia helped me to connect disparate experiences, interests and responsibilities to draw out key themes in my life up to this point - and then helped me illustrate how these themes would naturally lead into accomplishing my long-term goal.

2) Bringing my essays from good enough to actually really good.

To be honest I didn't think I would need that much help with the writing part of the application, and I was right... sort of. I'm a fairly strong writer to begin with so Dia didn't provide too many major edits, BUT the few minor edits she made were the difference between feeling okay about turning in a paper and feeling really really good about it. When I got the call from Anderson that I was in with a merit scholarship, the Dean mentioned that he was especially impressed with my application. (....Maybe they say that to everyone though? Who knows.)

3) Preparing me for interviews.

Again, because I was a younger applicant with fewer experiences to draw from, interviews were the aspect of the admissions process that I was most worried about. Dia worked with me until I became comfortable answering all of the common interview questions, from both a strategy perspective and confidence perspective.

All that being said, I think it's important to recognize that no one consultant or consulting company is going to be a magic bullet; I didn't get into any of my top three schools, and this would likely have been the case regardless of the consultant I chose. I did get into one of my top five with a pretty substantial scholarship, though, and can confidently say that this may not have been the case had I not worked with Dia.

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     By AD3400 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Joe Farr

Going with Veritas Prep is one of the best decisions I made during the MBA apps process. Coming from a nontraditional background, I didn't realize how immersive and time-consuming applying would be. Veritas helped me set a game plan and easily extracted what the strengths and weaknesses were in my profile. From there it was an exercise in speaking to my strengths while doing what I could to improve in other areas, notably, everything to do with quantitative materials.

Joe was an amazing consultant: great listener, great mentor, and I knew he had my back throughout the whole process. Joe & the Veritas team wanted me to succeed, so they certainly didn't sugarcoat it when they needed to give me tough love. But that was the best thing they could have done in order to manage my expectations and to show where exactly I needed to push harder.

Veritas goes the extra mile for you. Your success is their success so you know they are giving you premium advice and attention.

Though I am still waiting to hear back from one more school, I have been accepted to a dream school, and I have Veritas to thank for that.

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     By Duke234 46 15
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Max Wein

I signed up for a multiple school package with Veritas and based on my personality, I was assigned Max as a head consultant. I was really happy with the level of service, especially during the crunch times of a couple schools. Max cut his turnout time from 48 to 24 hours to make deadlines, even though he frequently returned reviewed items much quicker than that. One of the major things I've taken away is that it seems like applicants get too involved with trying to be completely different/unique/etc. which can cause them to lose sight of the big picture. I think Max did a really good job of keeping me on track/grounded while highlighting the unique aspects of my profile. The process itself is stressful, but having someone there with you every step of the way and to keep you on track helps a lot.

One of the unique aspects of Veritas is that you have the opportunity to have 3 sets of eyes review your work (head consultant, specialist, and a high level admissions director review). I have to say the specialists for Cornell, Duke, and Michigan were exceptional. Not only did they have experience working with the school, but they helped pull experiences from my background to highlight. After I submitted my applications, they all kept in touch and followed up to see how things turned out and help with decisions. I really appreciated that level of client service

Using a consultant is expensive, but if you have the means, I highly recommend it. A couple things to keep in mind though: they are not going to write your essays for you and the finished product is much more about your work than their review (if you give them a crap essay, it'll just be a better and grammatically correct crap essay).

As I near the process, I've been accepted to two of the top programs I applied to (both top 10/15). Although I questioned some of the advice I was given and the cost, I regret nothing now. I would highly recommend Max to anyone seeking admissions consulting, especially if you are working with a low GPA.

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Money well spent
March 14 | 2016
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     By Yoni 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

I could not have been more satisfied with the services I received from Veritas Prep, and that is mainly because of my head consultant, Dia. The school specialists were a great addition, but Dia had this uncanny ability to help me convey my non-traditional experiences in a clear and succinct manner that admissions consultants could understand. I did get into my target school which made the whole process so gratifying. However, after submitting my applications and completing my interviews, I let my consultant know, prior to hearing back from any schools, how satisfied I was with my experience, and how worthwhile this process was.

Dia and Veritas Prep exceeded all of my expectations and I only hope others are lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with Dia, as I did.

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     By HillbillyCH 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Joe Farr

I had already used Veritas Prep during my preparation for the GMAT (mock exam package), and while I had completed my MBA applications without using any consulting service, I decided to purchase Veritas Prep's Mock Interview Package costing $600.

The package included two mock interview sessions (an hour each). Veritas Prep assigned an admission consultant who used to interview applicants on behalf of the very business school that invited me for an interview. First, I sent all relevant information about myself (resume, application essays, and any other specific demands), to which the consultant replied with very minute and specific replies and comments regarding how I should prepare the first mock interview. After the first mock interview, the consultant sent me a very detailed feedback with suggestions on how to improve and how to craft the answers in a more impactful way. The second mock interview went the same way as the first one, followed by a very minute feedback as well.

The sessions were very helpful. In my particular case, as a government worker, I had a rather non-traditional profile for business schools, and I was particularly concerned by my relative youth (graduated college just a little bit over a year ago). The consultant showed very clearly what was expected of me as well as which points I should emphasize the most. The sessions also made me a lot less stressed about the real interview, since the two hours of mock interview made me familiarized with the admission interview environment. Another positive aspect was that before, during and after the consulting period, I could ask any question by mail and a reply would soon land in my mailbox within 24 to at most 36 hours.

I wholeheartedly recommend Veritas Prep's mock interview sessions to anyone who requires an optimal preparation for his or her MBA admission interviews.

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     By Anonymous 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

Rachel Shelton is an outstanding consultant for business school applications.

My case was very unique since I was applying for an MBA for Executives program after 16 years of experience as a self-employed entrepreneur. So, I did not have a variety of senior job titles working in big companies. Rachel is incredibly smart and helped me identify my strengths to prepare a powerful story for my application essays.

Some of the highlights of the process include:

- Rachel took extra effort to know me as a person, absorb my background, education, and career story, so that she could guide me effectively.
- She provided very prompt feedback on my essays. The comments were detailed so that I could get concrete direction to improve the essays.
- Rachel helped me plan the entire process well ahead of the deadline so that the process was less stressful.
- She coached me in many other ways – in selecting references, improving my resume, talking to other consultants for the specific b-schools, etc.
- Finally, Rachel’s incredible optimism, support, and positive energy were extremely valuable for me.

Rachel far exceeded my expectations and it was absolutely worth the fees!

All in all, I would not have been able to submit a strong application and obtain admission to my top choice school without Rachel’s generous support and excellent coaching.

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Help around the clock!
March 04 | 2016
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     By tiwarijay92 15 6
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages

I took the school package for 2 schools. The best part about Veritas was that you get one main consultant and one consultant each for the school that you have selected.
Bryant was the main consultant assigned to me and is a gem of a person. He was available around the clock to help me even with the smallest of the doubts that I had. His essay reviewing skills is amazing and he is able to identify key points and suggest improvements, all from the view of an ad com member. He also gave me a set of documents which greatly helped me in preparing for the interview.
I would highly recommend him if you are looking the complete package and someone to help and guide you along the way.

PS: Bryant is extremely honest and will not BS you. Its a trait that I liked the most

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