Click on the links below to read some stories about how our consultants have helped past MBA applicants – and to learn more about how they can help you!

What ‘Leadership’ Means to Admissions Committees
Not long ago I worked with a client who had recently left one of the military services. He had doubts about his chances at the top b-schools because he didn’t think his resume was very impressive…

Being Yourself in Your B-School Applications
One of the biggest mistakes that b-school applicants make is presenting themselves as someone they think the schools want, instead of being who they really are. A while ago I worked with a client who almost fell into some serious trouble this way…

Putting Your Undergrad Record Behind You
One of the biggest mistakes that b-school applicants make is presenting themselves as someone they think the schools want, instead of being who they really are. A while ago I worked with a client who almost fell into some serious trouble this way…

Leveraging Work Experience in Your Application
Charlotte was a twenty-nine-year-old risk analyst at a prominent mid-western retail bank. A green card holder, she completed a PhD in statistics from a Korean university and began working for a well-known U.S. insurance company…

Saying What Makes You Special
She had started graduate school but dropped out because she didn’t like it. From there, her career stagnated. Her goals were vague, and her job was far below her potential…

Filling a ‘Hole’ in Your Application
One time I worked with a client whose applicant profile was strong overall but lacking in some very important respects. On the plus side, he had above a 3.8 GPA from a good state university, a GMAT near 700, and decent work experience…

Tapping Your Hidden Strengths as a B-School Applicant
He was an engineer with very impressive quant skills but no obvious experience indicating leadership potential. He was already in his mid-thirties and had much more work experience than candidates for full-time programs usually do, which meant he risked being perceived as ‘too senior’ for the program he was interested in…

When Alumni Interviewers Go Awry
My client arrived early. The interviewer arrived late. And then the questioning began. Unlike his interviews with other schools and unlike the interviews for this school that our other clients had had, this interviewer made no attempt to put the applicant at ease. In fact, the entire tone…

Finding Your Voice In Your Essays
Remember all those writing classes you took in high school and college about how to structure an essay? Well, imagine that you had been taught to structure ideas in a different way in your native language. Translate it into English, and it’s difficult to read and decipher the bottom line.

It’s What Recommenders Know, Not Who They Are, That Counts
No one will deny that networks are an important means of getting your foot in the door in the business world. But if networks really were THE key to success, then people who already have connections wouldn’t have to bother with the MBA at all!

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