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13 out of 13 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
11 out of 12 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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Duke -- Bryan DelloRusso
February 05 | 2018
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     By HebrewHummus 0 0
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Consultant: Bryan DelloRusso

I used the 3-school admissions consulting package for Veritas for Fuqua, Booth, and Kellogg. While I thought my Booth specialist was disappointing and Kellogg was just okay, Bryan was a pleasure to work with on Fuqua -- by far the best consultant of the 3. He was extremely knowledgeable and provided me with unique insight on the school and program. As someone who has never even visited the state of North Carolina, it was extremely beneficial having Bryan on my side to provide insider information on what the school looks for and some specific examples that would show I had done my research. He also provided great examples of essays and feedback on my essays. Punctual, well-spoken, responsive.

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     By ga01 0 0
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Consultant: Sophie

I reached out to Veritas early on in my business school journey and it ended up being one of the best decisions I made last year.

I worked with Sophie on four school applications [including HBS and GSB] and ended up being admitted to three of the schools. Sophie constantly emphasized the importance of telling my story, being compelling, and staying true to what I had accomplished and was proud of over the years. She never edited specific sentences, rewrote anything, or told me specifically what to say. Rather, she encouraged me to come up with my own points and views after a conversation about what I really wanted to accomplish.

Sophie was always accessible, very quickly gave feedback on any drafts, and was motivating and positive throughout. I thought that her feedback plus one of the school specialist's feedback was some of the best input I received throughout the application process - even though I had an existing network of several folks from top MBA programs.

Overall, I loved my experience working with Sophie - she allowed me to be independent in the process and stick to my own major perspectives. Without her, though, I am confident that my story wouldn't have been as focused or compelling. HIGHLY recommend working with her!!

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Expensive But Worth It
January 21 | 2018
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     By therookiesh 0 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Rachel Shelton

I had the privilege of working with Rachel on my full-time MBA applications. Throughout the nearly six month process, she provided incredibly detailed, prompt, and actionable feedback. Her passion and empathy shined through all of our interactions, inspiring me to create work of higher quality than I thought possible. Rachel provided keen insights on how to tailor my message for each school, drastically increasing my confidence in the story we presented to the admissions offices. Typically her feedback came back within 24 hours of me submitting a document for her to review. While the package was very expensive, I think it was well worth the cost. I have not yet gotten applications back (submitted Round 2), but I do not think there is anything else we could have done to increase my chances.

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Absolutely worth it
January 16 | 2018
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     By MF1990 1 0
This review is for: Veritas Prep School Packages
Consultant: Joe Farr

I knew a lot of people worked with consultants for their application to business schools. I thought, of course, it would be useful, but wasn't entirely sure it was as necessary to have one.

After working with Joe I learnt how important it is to work with someone who has done this before and knows the ins and outs of applying to business schools. There were numerous things that I had never considered and that he pointed out, helping me boost my application. I am doing a career switch, so mine was not an easy application, but he took the challenge and helped me research potential opportunities and try to find the best field for me. He also carried out a super complete initial strengths and weaknesses analysis that was the starting point of our work together.

It was a pleasure to work with Joe for a number of reasons. He provided really constructive feedback that made me substantially improve my resume and my essays. He was also very straightforward, candid and never hesitated in telling me the weaknesses he saw and how we could improve them. This is another quality of him that I really appreciated, as these kind of comments were the ones that made me re-think certain ideas or points until I was satisfied with them.

I was pretty demanding with Joe and asked tons of questions, e-mailed him at any time of the day, even weekends, and always asked for his feedback. He was extremely patient and not one e-mail or question ever went unanswered and it was always in a super timely manner. At first I thought of doing an hourly package, but I'm lucky I did not - I could have never fit all the work I did with Joe in an hourly package.

Finally, getting feedback from school specialists and a final review from a admissions director was absolutely valuable too. After working for months with your Head Consultant, it is very useful to receive feedback from an outsider as they always provide fresh comments and ideas.

I haven't heard from schools yet, but no matter what happens, I absolutely recommend Joe and the Veritas team, especially for their incredible hard work and professionalism.

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Road to a top MBA
January 15 | 2018
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     By Vladimir007 1 0
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Consultant: Richard Vincent

Once contacting Veritas they assign you a specialist, I had the absolute pleasure to work with Richard Vincent. Having Richard guide me with my applications made the process easier and less stressful. Working with Richard was very easy, as he would answer all my questions in a timely fashion. I would usually get an email back within an hour, but at latest it would be the next day.
Richard made sure that every part of my application I presented in the best possible way. His feedback was invaluable. Imagine being able to submit your essay to your professor countless times, and every time he would give it back with feedback on what to change in order to make it better? And this process would continue until your professor will give you an A+. So did Richard, he would tell me if I was not fully addressing the essay questions, if I was going off topic, if the language I used wasn’t concise, if the examples I used weren’t strong, also he would give me tips of what qualities I would want to show in those examples.
Regardless of what the result of my applications will be, it is a great feeling to know that you put forward the best application that you were capable of. Of course the MBA applications require a lot of work, but having such a professional as Richard Vincent guide you along the way is extremely helpful.

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     By timothyaras 3 6
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Consultant: Dia Draper

Just wanted to submit a quick review of Veritas Prep and specifically, Dia Draper.

I used Veritas' 3 school package and I am, without a doubt, a true believer in Veritas. It was low stress, enjoyable and exceeded my expectations. While expensive, they offered a substantial military discount which was much appreciated!

In addition to my head consultant (Jen, who is a rockstar) I was paired with Dia Draper for my Tuck application. Dia spent a significant amount of time getting to know me and understand my strengths. She then provided very specific feedback and really helped me take my essays to the next level. She spent hours on the phone going through interview prep with me, often at odd times of the night. I even spent 20 minutes with her in person before my Tuck interview. My dialogue continued with Dia long after hitting submit. In fact, we still exchange periodic emails. Not only is she a great person and sounding board, but I also consider her a friend.

She's a true professional, understands the Tuck culture, and was so supportive of me during the process. I would highly recommend Dia to anyone using Veritas - you should ask for her specifically. She is one of the best.

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     By pm1992 0 0
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Consultant: Dave Gent

I had applied on my own to a couple of top MBA programs last year and was rejected without interviews. Even through I sunk many hours into my applications, within just one session, Dave was able to highlight different areas in which I could strengthen my essays, resume, and letters of recommendation. I started with Dave in April for a four-school package, and every step of the way, he was an incredible mentor and guide. Dave took the time go get to know my life story, future goals, and general life; I never felt like just another client. Dave was great about really cutting to the core of my stories and the reasons I made decisions while still focusing on the impact of those experiences. The final results blew away my best expectations - 100K scholarship from Kellogg, 60K scholarship from Booth, and full rides from both Tuck and Darden. Thank you so much to both Veritas and Dave for a fantastic experience and amazing results, and I highly, highly recommend Dave. Can't wait to start school in Fall 2018!

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Rachel Cares About Her Clients
December 19 | 2017
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     By gatechbells 9 0
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Consultant: Rachel Shelton

I used Veritas Prep's School Packages program and specifically requested Rachel as my consultant. Working with Rachel was very enjoyable and insightful. Over our time together, there were several times when she said "Hmmm not sure that sounds right for you" (i.e., post-MBA career, school choice). Her honesty was much appreciated, and she was ultimately right, which was kind of embarrassing for me given the personal nature of those questions.

Rachel met my expectations. I was rejected at two Top 10 schools (reapplicant, Veritas Prep school packages) and accepted at two (1st-time applicant, one VP school package) and interviewed with rejection at the fifth school (1st-time applicant, no school package). Without Rachel's help with the first three schools, I do not think I would have been admitted and interviewed at the others. Either way, working with Rachel has made the experience enjoyable, and I have learned more about myself and improved my writing. I would recommend Rachel to my friends and family.

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