Going All-In

Going All-In means saying yes to making your hopes a reality. Going All-In puts you on the path to having the future you deserve. Going All-In means you believe in yourself, your talent and your potential.

Going-All In means we are here for you anytime, day or night. Going-All In means you are not in this alone. Going All-In means success isn’t for someone else, it’s for you.

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HERE’S WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU GO ALL-IN:

Your All-In Guru

Your All-In Guru

Unlimited access to and guidance from your primary consultant, dedicated to understanding you authentically, creating a winning strategy, and defining your unique story for each school.

Endless & Current Intel

Endless & Current Intel

An elite and integrated team. We stay apprised of current admit trends, school-specific priorities, best practices, unusual dilemmas, successful essay strategies, and interview standards.

Results You Want

Results You Want

We deliver admits and scholarships, as shown by our online track record: #1 on MBAinsight, BeattheGMAT, ClearAdmit, and #1 out of 11 firms for our team caliber by PoetsandQuants.

SBC’s All-In Package Explained

The SBC System has eight core modules, plus a comprehensive online resource center,  THE VAULT, with over two decades of data: hundreds of sample essays, interview transcripts, and school specific guides that will keep you in the know.

Create a Partnership

By finding the perfect match

The SBC System begins with meticulous matchmaking before we begin an engagement or accept payment. We offer a high-touch, limited client-per-consultant experience. We recommend a primary consultant only after evaluating your candidacy strength and differentiating qualities; we respect your investment and the trust you place in us.

Our matchmaking process includes criteria such as track record with target schools, proficiency with your career path, demographics, interests and character qualities, and the consultant’s availability at the time you’re interested in engaging. You’ll be matched with someone who believes in your candidacy and who is truly excited to work with you. Some of our consultants have a sweet spot for non-traditional applicants while others excel with engineers. Just like you, our consultants’ backgrounds and perspectives are varied.

Dreamers and do-ers, we are a team of success stories ourselves. Catch a glimpse of just a few of our SBC MBA admissions consultants below. Our full team can be seen here.

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360° Personal Orbit

Understand your place in the admissions universe

So, you’ve been paired with the perfect primary consultant. Now, it’s time for your Personal Assessment & Critical Reflection. In your kickoff meeting, your primary consultant will work to understand you authentically along multiple dimensions and create a strategy reflecting what MBA programs are looking for. Your consultant will dig into the who, what, how and why that forms your story through our 360° Personal Orbit . You will go around the sun to explore the key MBA acceptance triggers that will be central to crafting your personal story.

Your Personal Strategy

Your MBA application strategy must answer:

“Why should I accept this applicant over the other ones who look equally qualified on paper?”

  • Go “around the sun” and create your MBA application strategy through deeply-probing questions that reveal your authentic dimensions.

  • Define your value proposition: what you uniquely offer the incoming MBA student class by highlighting key attributes to be leveraged throughout your application.

  • Develop your “Reasons to Believe” which will be used to provide concrete support for why you’re a better admit choice than others in your competitive cohort.

  • Examine weaknesses, setbacks, and failures, and reposition those into opportunities to show vulnerability (and its close relative, emotional intelligence).

  • Evaluate your school preferences and criteria and develop a school list that ensures you apply to programs that you’ll love attending. We cover scenario analysis according to reach, reasonable, or safer program choices.

  • Learn how to ensure that your recommendation letters support your story, and reinforce your aptitude and potential.

  • Career path guidance: selecting and optimizing your career goals to ensure they are ambitious, purposeful, and attainable. We will define a vision for how you want to influence and/or inspire our world, how you want to solve a problem or fill a critical whitespace with thoughtful, real-world planning. We will articulate how an MBA program will help you reach your aspirations.

  • Brainstorm ways that your story maps to each MBA program essay question. We’ll vividly portray your character through your essays, which vary in important ways across the different MBA programs.

  • Organize an Attack Plan & Timeline including academic readiness, school-specific research, networking, and all facets of application work.

  • Receive a complete MBA Application Strategy written summary including your differentiated story and career path evaluation, as well as deliverables and tasks.

Marketing You

A former HBS Admissions Officer on our SBC team shared that MBA Admissions love a great story and clarified:

“I believe it’s true that all people, and therefore all MBA admissions boards, love a great story. It’s a way to bring life to your application and show the realness of who you are during what can be a dry process.”

Personal branding is all about how you tell your central story and communicate your central passion. It’s about making sure your entire application works in harmony, yet is tailored to the AdCom at each school. Your primary consultant will be your creative and strategic guide, helping you to create materials that are provocative, informative, school-specific and ultimately effective in resonating with each of your target MBA programs. Your primary consultant will engage in multiple iterations of brainstorming, development, outlining, and applied review across all MBA application touchpoints—resume, online application form, recommender letters, essays, short answers and more –to eliminate blindspots and optimize every detail so that your story shines and reflects deep knowledge of each of the MBA programs.

Our Combined Effort Leads to Your Individual Success

Your primary consultant will access other experts as needed to address your specific dilemmas and answer your more complex questions. Multiple and diverse layers of review are a hallmark of the SBC service.

Extra Eyes

As one client explained, “What really sets the SBC team apart, however, is the breadth and depth of knowledge; any time that my consultant and I were wondering how to approach a school’s application better, there were numerous former admissions officers from those schools that we could draw on.” Another client said, “I appreciated how the team uses all their former AdCom members to make sure you feel like you’ve put your best foot forward in the application process.”

Online Resources

THE VAULT is SBC’s Resource Center for All-In clients only and it contains over two decades of sample essays, recommendations, resumes, school overviews, interview transcripts and more. A recent client shared, “The large SBC database was priceless, especially when understanding the differences between schools and when preparing for interviews.”

Flight Test

You’ve come so far. You’ve almost completed the very intense MBA application process. Before we send it off, we want to make sure it’s perfect. That means fresh eyes and maybe a fresh take. Perhaps it’s best explained by a recent client: “After I had gotten the applications to a near-finished state, we shared my application with my flight tester, who was a former MBA admissions officer, to offer a fresh perspective of my entire package. This review was unique and insightful because the reviewer reviews the file in the same way as an admissions officer. The Flight Test provides insight into how the application stands up under the realistic, unbiased scrutiny of an AdCom member versus intensely in the details as your admission’s consultant. Thus, I found the perspective and feedback additive to my overall drafting process.”

Once a full set of application materials for your initial school has been drafted, but not finalized, the application will be sent to a former admissions committee member for a one time review, AdCom style.

You’ll have the benefit of a true admissions committee review while still having the ability to tinker and change.

You will then partner with your primary consultant to incorporate the feedback and finalize your b-school application.

Interview Prep

Take the stress out of interviewing. Practice makes perfect.

One on One Interview Prep

Your primary consultant will share proven interview tips and school-specific interview questions. After practicing, you will be put to the test in a scheduled, live mock interview. Your mock interview will always include time for detailed feedback and coaching. A recent client shared, “I honestly believe my interview with my consultant was more difficult than the actual interviews, which is what I would want.”

Group Interview Prep

We model our team-based interviews after the real thing; the former Wharton Admissions Officers on our team actually created the group format for Wharton’s MBA program. The group mock is led by a former Wharton Admissions Officer, who will follow up with written feedback.

Online Interview Platform

Our interview video platform will be integral to your interview prep. Respond to automated interview prompts, record your live interview and play back to reflect and refine your technique. Practice as often as you wish and submit one video for feedback from your primary consultant.

Decision Navigating

Partners remember? Finishing your application does not mean we stop working.

 

Which school admit to accept? How best to navigate a waitlist? Drafting a deferral letter? Our services do not end when your application is completed. Our formal services end once you accept admission to a school, but we do hope you’ll stay in touch and keep us posted on your achievements.

Your success is our success and we want to hear about it!

Waitlist Strategy

Waitlist Strategy

Deferral Requests

Deferral Requests

School Solutions

School Solutions

All-In Service Pricing

Ask Us about payment plans and our “hourly first” option

2022-2023 Pricing for All-In Services

1 School Package

$6,900

2 School Package

$9,100

3 School Package

$11,100

4 School Package

$12,800

5 School Package

$14,350

6 School Package

$15,700

7 School Package

$16,900

Stacy Blackman

We don’t just believe in our clients, we believe in ourselves. We believe you have what it takes to get into Business School and you just need us to show you how. We believe there is a perfect school for every candidate. And we believe in what we do, otherwise we wouldn’t do it.

Contact

(323) 934-3936
info@StacyBlackman.com

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