Last week, the entire mbaMission team gathered in Washington, DC, for our three-day consultant conference. Hosted annually at the start of the MBA admissions season, mbaMission’s consultant conference is an irreplaceable part of our firm’s culture. It is where our admissions consultants share best practices, transfer knowledge, renew their bonds with one another, and—of course—catch up with each member of our incredible full-time team! We believe this kind of ongoing training and interpersonal connection within our team is important to our clients’ success—and therefore important to you as you consider your business school admissions consulting options!
The mbaMission annual consultant conference is one thing that sets us apart from other admissions consulting firms. Because consultants at other firms work with MBA clients only part time while maintaining a separate full-time job, they cannot take the time away from their true careers to host or attend such an event. At mbaMission, however, admissions consulting is our sole job and focus—so we can dedicate this time to gather and ensure that we are at the top of our game to benefit you.
We at mbaMission are absolutely committed to hiring, training, and continuously educating the best admissions consultants in the world—and we are truly a team. Our consultants know each other well, not just because they see each other face to face at our yearly conference, but also because they connect at our biweekly Tuesday meetings, collaborate on admissions-related presentations throughout the year, and communicate every day via email, Skype, and other media. Our conference is a manifestation of our team approach.
- A deep dive into demographic and statistical trends in Harvard Business School (HBS) acceptances
- An analysis of GMAT vs. GRE scores among admits
- A discussion of how to better manage clients’ work and time
- An in-depth assessment of successful Chinese and Indian applicants
- A Q&A session with Shelly Heinrich from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
- A teach-in with a 10+ year HBS interviewer
- An analysis of video essays with standout examples
In addition to these and other rewarding conference sessions, our team was fortunate enough to enjoy various Washington, DC, attractions, including early morning walking tours of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and Reflecting Pool; dinner at The Source by Wolfgang Puck; team building and cooking at CulinAerie; and a private tour of the Newseum!
Over three days, we learned a lot, enjoyed each other’s company, and strengthened our team’s bond—and that last element is a positive for you, too! Because our team members can call on one another with questions and to exchange guidance, you benefit not just from your personal consultant’s experience and knowledge, but also from that of our entire company. Our full-time team was on display last week, and it was quite the sight—more than 30 committed professionals learning, sharing, and enjoying their work!
On behalf of the full-time mbaMission team, we wish you all the very best going into the 2018–2019 season. We cannot wait to work with you!