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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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Neil Chong
May 16 | 2017
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     By nghatri 10 6
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Neil Chong

Neil Chong was my USC Marshall consultant through Veritas Prep's school consulting package. He did an excellent job helping me with my application, essays, interview prep, and overall questions about the program and other aspects. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking at USC Marshall!

He was very thorough with making sure my application was spot on with no issues, errors, or silly mistakes. He went through the whole application with me step by step.

He was very meticulous in grading my essays. He made sure I had explained my story and answered the essay prompts as succinctly and efficiently as possible.

He helped me with my interviews by telling me how to prepare, what kind of questions would be asked, and then conducting a mock interview and then subsequently grading me on my performance.

10/10 service from him.

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

Rachel is the BEST!! Words can’t describe the commitment and support I received from Rachel during the entire eMBA application process. Never knew there was so much detail to the application process with deadlines for each. From the first time I spoke to Rachel, I knew she had my needs and interests as a priority and was committed in helping me through the process. Rachel is extremely knowledgeable with the entire application process and has valuable insights on the requirements of various business schools. I loved her approach in getting me started with helping me write down both my short and long term professional goals with every single detail – though it was painful, I’m thankful for the exercise as it provided a clear vision and a path to my goals which helped align my applications and interviews to the vision. As a part of the process, she reviewed by resume, provided valuable feedback to showcase my strengths while still keeping it authentic to reflect my personality – best resume I have every had! With my goals and experience in mind, she made recommendations on the schools that best suit my needs, help lay-out the application submission plan with timelines, which helped greatly to reduce the stress as I now had a supportive partner and a plan that we were committed.

Her coaching style is friendly and personal, professional, detailed, supportive and transparent. She’s generous with her time, honest in her advice and extremely patient in bringing the best. When one of my essays did not address the requirements, she had me rethink the scenario and come up with a new essay that addressed the question. I applied to 2 schools and was accepted in both which would not have happened without Rachel for which I’m always grateful.

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     By rsalinas88 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Sophie

I always knew I would be using advisors when submitting my apps. The question was, who to pick.

I went with Veritas upon recommendation from a very close friend that got accepted into Stanford. He said by far they were the best and shortly after having my first call with them it showed.

Sophie is an AMAZING consultant and she made sure that my essays, curriculum and interview was top notch. I´m really serious when saying she was the differentiating factor between me getting accepted or denied. She has a great way of communicating, giving constructive feedback and fantastic suggestions on how to improve the application. Sophie stayed on top of the important dates and made sure I had everything ready days before the deadline and since we talked constantly I never felt overwhelmed as the due dates came closer.

I´ve heard from friends saying they had a horrible experience with another company and this NEVER happened to me. If I could do it again I would choose Veritas and Sophie all over again.

It may sound as a cliche, but ended up the whole app process with a great new friend.

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     By admithopeful 2 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

Rachel was the lead consultant for my 3 school package. She is extremely knowledgeable and knows what each school is looking for in their ideal candidate. She makes the application process as stress free as it can be. Don't be mistaken, you have to write your own essays, she does not write them for you but her direct and insightful feedback is priceless and once your incorporate her suggestions, draft after draft, you will be amazed at the transformation your work went through.

Rachel is extremely patient and genuinely cares about your success. She does not hesitate to let you know that the work you sent her is not up to the mark. Of course it's much better coming from her than from the adcom in the form of a rejection.

I am so glad to get to work with her. The result: 2 admits from my top choices!

You cannot go wrong with Rachel on your team. Call Veritas and request to work with her!

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Dia Draper A+
May 12 | 2017
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This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

I worked with Dia throughout my admissions process -- she was incredible. Dia helped me refine my story so that I was the most compelling version of myself when submitting applications and interviewing. I definitely did the work, but Dia was key in pointing me down the right path(s) and pushing me to do my homework. At different times she was cheerleader, coach, mentor, and speaker of hard truths.

Dia is busy (I think most consultants are) -- but she managed to stay organized and keep the details of my particular situation fresh in her head. She was always responsive and available on email, text, phone, etc. I can't recommend Dia highly enough!

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     By nitinjacobbiju 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

The applications to MBA schools are trickery. The winners are the students who choose and get admitted to the school which suite them best and where they ought to be. I was way off when i applied my first time. Although Dia from Veriats had clearly pointed me to the right direction she stuck with my personal choices. Even when i was rejected by all, her encouragement helped me beyond words can express. Finally when i got admitted to the school which best suites my profile all her words feel like gospel now. The veritas team is the best: they are not adamant or choosy but guide all students who come to them without any regard to the time spent or resources they invest. Working with them was FANTASTIC. I can vouch that their methodology in which each school's application is scrutinized by school specific experts and all the other members examining the application is really good. They are very result oriented rather than reosurce minded.

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     By jyt17 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Sophie

I chose the 5 school package from Vertias Prep to cover all the schools that I was interested in. I was paired with Sophie as my head consultant and working with her was an absolutely wonderful experience. I had a few weak points in my application and as I was applying to the most selective MBA programs (all within the top 10), I wanted to make sure that I was putting in my best effort. It has definitely paid off! I got admitted to my dream school and will be attending this coming fall.

I believe Sophie and her guidance helped me get admitted to my top choice MBA program in three distinct ways.

1. Narrowing down the ideas and life stories into meaningful anecdotes:
I knew I wanted to apply to an MBA program in the beginning of the year and had the luxury of starting my sessions with Sophie in April. We were able to spend the first couple of months exploring ideas and wrote numerous drafts that drilled down into different facets of my life. When the essay prompts actually came out, it was only a matter of refining the tone and grounding the ideas into a relevant theme. It made a huge difference in helping me juggle all my other commitments with the stress of applying to business school.

2. Keeping me on track and sticking to a schedule:
Sophie and I had a regular weekly meeting scheduled throughout the 9 month duration. Not only was she always prompt in her feedback but also made sure to set up intermittent deadlines in order to space out the work load into manageable chunks. If it had not been for the ongoing discussions and check-ins, I would have aimlessly tweaked the essays without the confidence that they were ready for submission

3. Honest, critical feedback:
The one thing that I found with family and friends that were reading my applications is that many were not critical enough. With Sophie, we established early on that her feedback would be critical and constructive. I had a tendency to be verbose and colloquial in my writing, and that was caught and corrected. We even edited out entire passages that we had worked on for weeks as it did not ultimately fit in with the narrative. Without Sophie's decisive suggestions my essays would have suffered.

Overall, Sophie and the school package from Veritas Prep was a great choice. I honestly believe she has made the difference in my getting accepted and helped me in my path to business school.

P.S: The GMAT prep program that comes with the school package is the only GMAT help you will need. I took the online courses and a few practice tests over the course of a month and got a GMAT in the mid 700's (above the average of all my schools).

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     By Dan_SH 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Taniel Chan

About Taniel:

I had an absolutely amazing time working with Taniel, and he is the most responsible and caring advisor that I have ever worked with. It's amazing how much time he devotes to my application given all his other commitments. He always provides very high-quality and timely feedback, and he is highly responsive even when he is traveling on a different continent! I cannot remember a single time when he doesn't respond within 24 hours. And when I am confused about his feedback, he is always willing to hop on the phone to make clarifications.

He is clearly very experienced with the b-school process and has unique insights into the program I was applying to. I think the best thing about Taniel is that he doesn't just say something is not right, but he discusses with me and helps me figure out what is right and how I can improve. During this process, I always feel like I am in good hands and it's amazing to see how my application has evolved!

B-school application can be stressful, but Taniel always checks in to see how I feel about this process and gives me a lot of encouragement. He respects my schedule and never rushes me, and I can always work in a pace that I feel comfortable with.

Although I didn't end up getting into the program I was applying to, I thoroughly enjoyed working with Taniel. I can't imagine working with a better school consultant and I would recommend him to my friends without any reservation!

Veritas Prep Team:

Veritas Prep has a very professional client service team. They always reply to my inquiries in a very timely and professional manner. Once I had some technical difficulties accessing some of the gmat prep materials online, and they gave me all the practice tests for free!

School Specialist:

I am very sorry to say that my interaction with my school specialist was below my expectations. I did my first strategy call with her only two weeks before the application deadline, and that was after I reached out to Veritas Prep team myself. She offered some very good advice on campus visits and recommendation strategies , but unfortunately they were no longer helpful at such a late stage of the application process. From the school package description online, I thought school specialist would be pretty involved in my application, but our interaction was limited to a 45 minute strategy call and one essay edit. I was turned down when I asked for additional essay feedback because she said it would be unfair to other clients. Apparently school specialists are only expected to make a 1 hour strategy call, one essay edit and one mock interview for each client. Maybe this was my bad, but from reading the package descriptions online, I had no idea that the help from school specialist would be so tangential.

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     By ohdarren 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Blake Street

Result:
- Received admission with scholarship from Haas (target school, engaged Blake as the consultant).
- Beside, received the offer from 3 out 4 schools applied

I pondered the question whether i should engage consultant for long time too. From my experience, that will help if you face the same challenge as I used to:
- No experience on American school application which look at the holistic overview of candidate, not just based on the score/test result
- Being too humble (yes im serious, this is a typical East Asian 'problem' that I discovered thru consultation sessions)
- Also, please dont expect your consultant to be essays writers. They are there to help you discover ourselves by giving advice and asking right questions, knowing yourself very well will be the key to pass the Interview.

Blake was my main consultant for Haas application, who was exceptional in any aspect and had a great understanding on international student from Asia like me:
1. He was not just an admission consultant, more like a career coach
- If you make up your mind and go for consultation service, my advice is: engage early.
- Blake at the start spent time to make sure i was clear about my career goal, and encouraged me to fill in the gap since we had about 5 months away from deadline. I think it was the deciding factor of my success

2. Blake gave courage
- I was struggling to get >720 GMAT score at first (the Haas average: 717). Honestly, every time I failed, the call with Blake made me feel much better and picked myself up for another trial.
- One time Blake had a hear-to-heart conversation with me, when he recalled his own struggle with GMAT. I thought it was very touching: and at the next time i finally got 730 after 4 times of trying.

3. Blake asked great questions
- I think this is the greatest quality of a consultant: help us to discover mistake, be better by asking us questions
- By asking right questions: he helped me to discover a better way to handle the essay question, be crystal clear about WHAT and WHY Ive done, doing and will do things. Guys, it's super important so I need to repeat it twice: with clear understanding not just WHAT but WHY, you will ace your interview easily.

Nitin was my second consultant for application review and mock interview. I would like to recommend Nitin for 2 reasons:
1. Nitin gives professional feedback
- Although I have gone through the application and mock interviews with lots of my friends, none could be compared to Nitin as he gave much more constructive and very practical feedback
- As the competition is tough, good feedback is more important than anything else

2. Nitin always reminded me about the big picture
- Nitin came in as the final touch point before big day: application day or interview day, so he reminded me to take a step back and made sure i wouldn't lose my big picture: my long term and short term target, my strengths and i must focus on the strengths. Of course, he offered some examples on how I should do it.
- I think such advice is the key to differentiate me and other candidates.

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     By dinosaur 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep Hourly Packages
Consultant: Sophie

I began my business school application in early January and worked with Sophie of Veritas Prep. To start, we had an introductory one-hour chat to go through all of my experiences and discuss why I was interested in applying to business school. In this chat, Sophie provided me with an assessment of my chances for admission and pointed out any red flags that could hurt my chances. This was very helpful as it gave me an idea for what to discuss in the additional essay or include in the essay. I was also able to vet my preliminary ideas for the essay to see what resonated most with her/was most appropriate for a business school application.

After this discussion, I was equipped with the knowledge to take an educated stab at the essay. In my first draft, I fleshed out a few different ideas with all relevant context and shot it over to Sophie. Sophie provided clear, detailed feedback on everything I provided and suggested that I focus the essay on one particular experience that really stood out to her. Getting this clear feedback early-on allowed me to throw out the ten other ideas I was juggling and instead focus on just one. From this point onward, I continued to utilize the story of one experience to showcase my interest in business school, what I would get out of it, and why/how I would add value to a classroom discussion. Throughout the editing process, Sophie continually encouraged me to maintain the story-feel of the essay and interject anecdotes that would tie into my reasons for applying. Working hard and following Sophie’s advice, I was able to finish my essay in about two months.

Looking back, the investment made in admissions consulting was totally worth it. Even with a fantastic GMAT score, you have no shot at admission if your essay is not both cogent and authentic. Sophie provided me with the confidence and guidance that I needed to complete the application process in a timely fashion.

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