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Harold Simansky

Harold Simansky

Senior Consultant

Working style: When we begin, I want to get to know you as quickly as possible. After brainstorming, we will start with outlining your essays, quickly producing many iterations. At first, we will focus on developing your unique story with little regard for grammar, syntax, or organization. Once we have established the themes that best capture who you are, we will fine-tune your essays to make them flawless.

What I love about my job: Helping people say the things that only they can say; helping them tell a story like no other.

A graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Harold Simansky offers his clients more than five years’ experience as a dedicated MBA admissions consultant, in addition to several years helping his colleagues complete their business school applications. His clients have been accepted at more than 30 different institutions, including all the top U.S. and international MBA programs. Among his success stories are applicants who “ran the table” and were granted admission to every school they targeted, as well as candidates with distinct backgrounds for whom Harold found programs that uniquely suited their personalities and needs.

At his graduation from MIT Sloan, Harold received the highly selective Martin Trust Community Fellowship before joining the private equity group at Bain & Company, where he worked on the largest media merger of all time. Upon leaving Bain, Harold founded a series of companies in such sectors as financial services, real estate development, green energy, online rewards, and print media. He also spent time consulting to a private equity firm in the building materials space.

Outside of work, Harold has kept busy as a member of his town’s government, a Little League coach, a board member for a nonprofit organization, and father to three lively young sons.

Because of Harold's smart and supportive guidance, I was admitted to two Top 10 MBA programs and received a substantial scholarship offer. In short, Harold was a hero that came to the rescue. I highly recommend him!

B-School Admit

Harold is a fantastic coach and I don’t know that I would have gotten my seat at Harvard Business School if it wasn’t for the strategic role he played in crafting my narrative for business schools. In addition to the technical stuff, Harold is empathetic and a great partner. He provided guidance and a friendly ear throughout the application cycle and I am so fortunate to have him in my court!

Harvard Business School Admit

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