Date of publication: 2017-07-08 17:17
I am extremely pleased with the service I received from The MBA Exchange. From my initial contact with the firm everyone I dealt with was professional and helpful. The team at The MBA Exchange has been in this business for a long time and has developed a number of useful and effective toolkits. I cannot go into more detail on this as these are proprietary and confidential but I found them to be extremely useful. As a firm, they seem to have thought of everything one needs to manage through the process, they even have a social media audit service!
It is not uncommon for it to take more than one try to achieve a goal. Please share with us the self-reflection process that you underwent after last year's application and how you have grown as a result. How did it shape your commitment to Fuqua and inspire your decision to reapply?
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Jon and the founder of The MBA exchange both contributed to my American dream and help me reach this transformational experience that I was looking for. Thanks again!
I distinctly recall one consultant who was super discouraging about my application saying that as an international, early 85s, female applicant, I should reconsider b-school given the low hiring chances post-term for H-6B. This conclusion was based on his assumption of my immigration status. I clarified that I was not too worried abt the hiring thing because of a change in my immigration status that was due. And oh my gosh, the tone of his voice ! I almost felt that he was citizen-policing the border and viewed me as some sort of illegal or potential immigrant. The best part was that the web page had a glowing bio about him supposedly ivy-league educated, great writer blah blah. apparently horrible person.
The list of items was pretty much the same the most MBA consulting companies offer but the personal approach really made the difference. Seth helped me to re-evaluate my achievements and shape my personal brand without adding anything that wasn’t part of me.
Another critical part of this aspect of the MBA application is the explanation of one’s interest in a particular program, as the adcom is sensitive to whether or not applicants are serious about attending if admitted. Individuals who name specific classes that are relevant to their goals, recount their impressions of the campus culture based on a class visit, or share what they’ve learned from discussions with alumni and students will be in good shape. The aim is to convey the fact that the applicant has conducted extensive research and is making an informed decision in applying.