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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful
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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.

THANK YOU RACHEL FOR HELPING MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE!

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Dreams Realized
April 07 | 2014
10 out of 11 people found the following review helpful
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     By Anonymous 105 -8
The reviewer was admit to the schools that they applied to:

Yes - school of my dreams

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

Besides my undergraduate program, my VP consultant is the single largest purchase that I have made to date. I was terrified at the thought of spending $5,000 which amounted to a little over 90% of my savings. Veritas has been my guardian angel during this process. I would have paid double had I known the lengths that she and VeritasPrep would go.

Let me reiterate this previous point by attaching a Thank You that I had written to Veritas about half way through the process: "I wanted to reiterate my thank you from earlier. My biggest fear going into this was not connecting with my consultant more deeply than a surface level; I would be yet another client among hundreds, and I'd be treated as a business transaction (understandably so).

I don't expect people to care as much as I do about this- this is much more to me than "I got into a top school!" It's the opportunity to look my mother in the eyes and tell her that everything is going to be okay, and the ability to look at myself in a mirror and whisper, "I did it."

Your passion is evident and I feel genuinely cared for. No matter the outcome of this journey, thank you."

I left this process with a much better understanding of who I am and what I want, and that is invaluable. Veritas has grown to be much more than a consultant and has inspired me to be a better person. I can not thank her enough, and I can not thank VP enough for putting us in touch and their continued support.

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Dia Draper- Veritas Prep
July 05 | 2017
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     By dkasper 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

I purchased the three school package (Wharton, HBS, CBS) from Veritas Prep. My head consultant was Dia Draper.

The process as a whole was very positive. Dia got to know me, my background, etc. She asked me to take the GMAT a second time, which I did. She helped me to work my 'ground game' with the schools, events, etc. During essay season, the school specialists helped me to understand the best way to position my story. Dia then helped with the versions. She was very responsive and turnaround times were great. Dia helped me prep for my interviews as well.

Overall, Dia was worth every penny. The school specialists were good. The Ultimate Admissions Committee turns out to actually only be one person, but it's great to have their feedback since they don't know you, your story, etc.

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     By Cap19 1 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Oladapo Bakare

I did a three school package with Oladapo Bakare, and I am happy to take the time to recommend both Oladapo and Veritas Prep's school packages.

Long story short - I was successful! I was admitted into two schools (Harvard and Chicago) and waitlisted at a third M7. The school package was worth it for me as I had few friends or colleagues that had been through the process. It's expensive, but I definitely would have exceeded the cost with the immense back and forth.

Pros - Very responsive, patient, and honest consultant. You want someone who will get you focused fast in this process, and Oladapo definitely helps you in that department.

Unlimited and timely responses. You'll go through dozens of drafts, and it's great to not worry about the hours. Oladapo was steady throughout the process, and he kept me calm when it came time to submit and avoid making minor adjustments.

Individual school reviewers and interview prep. Additional reviewers that work specifically with the school give you added confidence in your application. I also appreciated the Ultimate Admissions Committee Reviewer that gave you a final review prior to the deadline.

Brief Cons - Thought it would be more structured. Mainly handled in back and forth through email. I thought portal/brainstorming sheets/additional resources would be more thoroughly utilized. Recommender support - again, thought there would be more brainstorming help here.

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Worth every penny
June 14 | 2017
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     By bchristoffersen 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Read Flake

I decided in the third round to apply for business school, because Veritas was offering a deal where if you didn't get in in the third round this year you would receive the same services to apply in the first round of next year. Read was with me the whole time. He was extremely encouraging, supportive and insightful. He helped me with every step of the process. I know that if it weren't for him and the other Veritas consultants I was fortunate to work with I wouldn't have gotten in. I had looked at applying almost every year since my graduation from undergrad, and I finally pulled the trigger. And in retrospect, it was at the last minute. I didn't give myself much time at all for how much was involved in doing it right. With more time, I am sure that I would have felt even more confident and had several other offers. I balked at the price tag, but, looking back, it was the best $7,000 I have spent. I got in to a top 40 program, and my ROI will be really quick. Read is a great guy. He talked me through each step and took time several times a week to talk on the phone, whenever I asked. He emailed me back quickly, and his feedback on how to update my resume, change my essays, and coach my recommenders was again, invaluable. I overwhelmed myself once I realized how much I needed to get done in just a couple months, but Read walked me through it and calmed my fears and anxieties. When I asked for him to give me challenging deadlines to make sure I met the application date, he did it and did his part to make sure that I got timely feedback. I am sure that there are several great people in Veritas, but I was very fortunate to be set up with Read. If I were you, I would request him!

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Dia was wonderful!!
June 12 | 2017
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     By aabbaabbaabbaabb 10 6
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Dia Draper

I started working with Dia in July of last year. My application had a few challenges and Dia helped me present myself in the best light possible. She went above and beyond to read draft after draft of essays and help me prep for interviews. She offered thoughtful feedback and asked questions that got me to dig deeper into my responses. Most importantly, she gave me confidence in my application and interviews - it was a tough process and I can't imagine doing it without her guidance and support. Do yourself a favor and sign up for Dia's help - you won't regret it.

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     By titanp321 10 0
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Consultant: Dave Gent

My experience working with the Veritas Prep Team was absolutely invaluable to my business school applications. It gave me a perspective that I would have otherwise never gained and enabled me to attend the MMM Program at Kellogg.

I have a rather unique background in that I went to work for a research foundation studying global climate change out of undergrad were the company was run more like an academic institute than a profitable business.

Despite my lack of fundamental business knowledge, I spent a number of weeks with with my consultant talking through my experiences and generating the vernacular and insights to tell my story. This was absolutely critical to my application as my consultant brought out stories I thought would not be suitable for the application. I was wrong.

Through the process, my application transformed from a statement of fact patterns to a story about how I transformed a culture and created a company.

I would highly recommend Veritas. The team was easy to work with in that someone was also available to contact. In addition, I worked with 3 different consultants across the 2 school package, giving me the opportunity to gain reps on my story telling and solicit diverse feedback.

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

I cannot say enough good things about Rachel. I was originally planning to apply in Round 2, however my GMAT score was not where I needed it to be. I ultimately decided to try one more time to get my GMAT score up and felt comfortable with applying in Round 3 (even though I knew it would be a risk) because I knew I would have Rachel's guidance along the way. I signed up for a 3 school package with Rachel as my head consultant. She was so knowledgeable about each school and the entire admissions process. She helped me transform my resume and then when it came time to work on the essays she was responsive and specific in her feedback so I was able to really craft a strong essay for each school. Rachel also made it a point to really get to know me and my "story" so she knew what points I should be highlighting in my essays. With each revision (for some schools it was 6 or 7 revisions) she would review quickly and get me clear feedback. She was also immensely supportive and encouraging along the way, which I needed throughout this daunting process. By the time I sent my essays to my school specialists for review the feedback they had for me was minimal, since Rachel had helped me get them in great shape. Although I only signed up for the 3 school package (NYU, Wharton, and Columbia), I was applying for 6 schools in total (HBS, McCombs, and Johnson) and decided to also purchase an hourly package to get Rachel's help with the other 3 schools. Her expertise, insight, and thoughtful feedback was invaluable to me and I am so glad I got her help in some way shape or form for the other schools. At the end of the day I got admitted into 4 of the 6 schools (including HBS where I have decided to enroll), got waitlisted at Columbia, and got waitlisted at NYU with an offer to be admitted with a scholarship for the following fall. All of this with Round 3 admissions! I know I could not have done this without Rachel's support and guidance. I felt she was truly invested in my success and her energy helped keep me optimistic and focused on the prize. I cannot thank Rachel enough for helping me achieve this dream.

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     By Calichin 1 5
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Joe Farr

I’ve had the privilege of working with Joe over the course of 9-10 months and I must say… what an incredible experience! From the very beginning, Joe identified my weaknesses and developed a roadmap to address them.

After I took the GMAT, I was upset with my score, as I was a full 100 points below the average of my target school. As the final rounds approached and given my work experience, I decided not to retake the GMAT and to proceed with my school application. As an applicant who was applying on the final round with a low GPA and low GMAT, one thing was certain, my whole application had to be stellar in order for me to even have a slight chance of getting into the school I was aiming for. With Joe’s guidance, we completely revamped my CV and we spent quite some time on the essay question. Joe responded in timely manner and he always gave constructive feedback. He definitely pushed me to my limits and brought out the best of me!

The application process was quite the journey and I am so gratefully that Joe was by my side. I can confidently say that, without Joe, I wouldn’t have been able to get into my target school. The Veritas MBA consulting service was without a doubt, the best investment I’ve made and I highly recommend it to everyone!

Thank you Joe !

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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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