About Our Consultants
Our team has worked in admissions at every top school (Wharton, HBS, Stanford, Kellogg, Chicago Booth, Tuck, INSEAD, Haas, Anderson, Columbia, Fuqua and more). We are writers, recruiters, strategists, and marketers as savvy as they come. We’ve graduated from the best MBA programs and know what it takes to get in. We’ve published books, taught university level classes and have strong personal relationships with every business school admissions office.
We are dreamers, philosophers, entrepreneurs, bankers and consultants. We are a team. We share information, with one another and with you. We like what we do and we like our clients. We have high standards, for ourselves and for you. We know what it takes to be successful and we’re excited to help you reach your goals.
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STATS: BA, Johns Hopkins University. Former Manager of Admissions, INSEAD. Former Admissions Committee member, Columbia Business School.
Having worked at both Columbia and INSEAD, few individuals have as much experience as Carol on “the other side” of the admissions process. As such, she provides her clients with an amazing and unique perspective. Similarly, Carol’s work in Columbia’s Office of Career Services, leading interview skill workshops for both first and second year students makes her an invaluable resource to clients through all stages of the admissions process.
Currently, as an educational consultant with over a decade of experience, Carol is particularly skilled at helping clients find and develop bold topics that will differentiate them from other applicants. She uses her prior experience in admissions to seek out those situations that will become excellent material in the essays. This, coupled with her understanding of applicants’ lives and stresses, gives her a comfortable, and comforting, point of view.
If you get the chance, make sure to ask Carol about “the most memorable MBA essay” she’s read. Chances are, you’ll find it as unforgettable as she did.
STATS: MBA, Cornell’s Johnson School of Management with full scholarship and acceptance into Cornell’s Park Leadership Program. Admissions committees: Cornell University, Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Ryan worked for four years in MBA admissions at Cornell University and The Kenan-Flagler Business School, during which time he reviewed over 1,500 business school applications and interviewed over 500 MBA candidates. In addition, Ryan has over six years of marketing and corporate strategy consulting experience. He has advised executives from more than 25 Fortune 500 companies on marketing, branding, and corporate strategy, and has advised several prominent political figures from around New England.
In his free time, Ryan leads a Boston-area youth program and counsels inner city high school students on their resumes and college applications. He has delivered motivational speeches to high school students and young professionals, and has spoken to audiences of up to 2,500 people. Be sure to ask him about one particular speech he gave, though, which he considers his most embarrassing moment.
STATS: MBA, Harvard Business School, with concentrations in finance and marketing, BBA, Pace University, magna cum laude, scored in top 2% of program
Dawn has spent more than 10 years successfully advising clients in admission to top MBA programs.
Outside of her work in admissions consulting, Dawn has experience in financial services, management consulting, media and entrepreneurship. Previously, as a vice president at Warner Bros., she focused on mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategy, marketing, and new ventures. She has also worked in private equity for several global funds and as a management consultant in the entertainment group of Booz Allen Hamilton.
Dawn has assisted clients from a variety of backgrounds and industries attain their MBA dreams including: management consulting, finance, private equity, investment banking, entertainment, digital media, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship.
Be sure to ask Dawn to tell you about the time she was leading a $10 billion Mergers & Acquisition meeting and walked out with an offer for a movie. Or at least let her wow you with her incredible multiplication tables skills!
STATS: MBA, Columbia Business School, Admissions Ambassador and Candidate Interviewer, Columbia Business School
Christine has more than 20 years of professional experience, including 14 years at J.P. Morgan in both New York and London across corporate finance, equity and fixed income markets. As a senior manager and mentor, she enjoyed helping young people realize their potential both professionally and personally, especially their educational aspirations. Christine was an active participant in the bank’s MBA recruitment programs at many of the top US business schools as well as graduate-level recruitment programs at Oxford.
More recently, Christine has dedicated her time to supporting young professionals in their MBA pursuits, in the US and internationally. While living in Mexico City for over four years, she coached MBA applicants at The Princeton Review.
Ask Christine about her experiences living and working in countries such as Switzerland, Brazil and France.
STATS: Assistant Director of Admissions, Columbia Business School, Academic Adviser, NYU Stern, Masters in Education, University of Pennsylvania, BA, Boston University
Erin has over seven years of experience working within University of Pennsylvania, Columbia Business School, and NYU Stern School of Business. At Columbia Business School, she was an Assistant Director of Admissions where she evaluated applications for both the full time and executive MBA programs, sat on the admissions and merit scholarship committees and advised applicants on which program might be the best fit for them based on their work experience and professional goals. She also played a huge role in recruiting and interviewing both full-time and executive MBA prospective students. Erin was also an academic adviser at NYU Stern School of Business, where she worked closely with the admissions team.
Erin also consulted and recruited for middle market private equity firms’ portfolio companies (various industries), placing countless C-level positions.
Erin values the role of authenticity in the MBA process and is adept at helping clients to articulate their own strengths and authentic voice throughout their application materials.
Erin was a competitive tennis player. She played in the number 1 singles and doubles spot for Boston University and went on to be the women’s assistant tennis coach at the University of Pennsylvania before transitioning into the world of business schools. Be sure to ask her about the tournament that went on for three days!
STATS: MBA, Stanford GSB, MS Mechanical Engineering, BS Bioengineering UC Berkeley
Following business school, Jen ran a technology and innovation management consultancy, with major clients including the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Lockheed Martin. She has also worked in business development and engineering roles at Pacific Nanotechnology (now Agilent), Microfabrica, and Onix Microsystems.
Jen holds a patent in the field of microelectronics and has been published in several technical journals. She began her career as an engineer working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Jen is caretaker to a menagerie of animals, including a 30-year old turtle. Ask Jen about her latest addition, chickens!