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mbaMission Consultant Spotlight: Jessica Shklar

Jessica ShklarAfter graduating from Harvard College with a degree in anthropology, Jessica Shklar worked in nonprofit education, first doing curriculum development for an adult education center and then in the admissions office of a small university in Los Angeles, where she advised applicants to both the undergraduate college and several graduate programs, including business school. While there, she developed and delivered workshops around the country on Selecting the Right College and How to Write an Effective Application Essay. Having been accepted to every business school to which she applied, including Stanford, Kellogg and Yale, Jessica ultimately chose to attend HBS, where she completed her MBA with distinction (graduating in the top 10%). After starting work, she volunteered in the New York City public school system, helping high school seniors with their college applications. She has worked at several Fortune 100 companies, including American Express and JPMorgan Chase, where she was the quality leader and a senior vice president for Chase Home Finance. Jessica is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, with specific expertise in Six Sigma deployment and initialization.

Quick Facts:

Received MBA from: Harvard Business School
Undergraduate field of study: Social anthropology
Fields worked in before mbaMission: Adult education and admissions (before business school); credit card marketing, marketing education, operations strategy (after business school)
Working style: Very efficient, project a lot of confidence to my clients

What Past Clients are Saying:

“I can’t imagine anyone better than Jessica Shklar when it comes to MBA admissions consulting. She really cared about me getting into a top school. Without her, I would not have gained admission, some with significant scholarships, to the three schools, all in the top five, to which I applied.”

“Without a doubt, Jessica Shklar and mbaMission are the reasons why I’m headed to B-school this fall. Jessica came highly recommended from several friends who had previously used her services, and she exceeded even their glowing recommendations.”

“I cannot recommend mbaMission highly enough and specifically Jessica Shklar. I don’t know if I could have gotten into HBS without her. To say that she was instrumental in my MBA application is a massive understatement—she literally transformed my application and my essays, made them come alive.”

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