Enlisting mbaMission to help me with my business school applications was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time.
In anticipation of applying to six top business schools, I took advantage of a free mbaMission consultation with the company’s founder, Jeremy Shinewald. Jeremy didn’t describe the gimmicky creating a personal brand approach that I had heard from other companies. He simply said: you are not a company with a tagline and a motto, but a person with a diverse set of experiences; we will help you pick your best stories and tell them in the most effective way possible. Jeremy’s honesty, flexibility and realism is what compelled me to choose mbaMission. And, I was not disappointed.
I would enthusiastically recommend mbaMission to anyone applying to business school. They will make sure that your application tells your best story.
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Working with mbaMission was one of the best investments I have made in my life.
My experience with mbaMission consultant was a great one. Starting with the brainstorming document, I was able to get great stories to tell on my applications and bring out the best part of my personal experience. Once I decided on the schools that I wanted to apply to, I was able to go through the essay questions with my consultant and determine the best stories to tell in each one. Although the process was stressful at times, getting help from the consultant allowed me to time my application process, and not wait until the last minute.
I was recommended this company when I started the process, and would I definitely recommend mbaMission to anyone considering having a consultant help them in the admissions process.
I can’t begin to tell you how fortunate I feel to have gained admission (to HBS), especially since it was my only application. You had faith in my candidacy even though I was doubtful from the beginning and were so proactive in keeping me going – without your phone calls to motivate another draft and the deadlines that you basically forced me to meet, I never would have finished. Without your help, I never would have considered those options for essay two, never would have even understood that insane essay four and definitely would not have come up with [topic deleted] for essay six. You made my strengths shine through and definitely was prepared for the ups and downs of my interview, for that I am always grateful. I just did not have the perspective on my candidacy and still find it hard to believe that I am Harvard material.
Just wanted to let you know I've been accepted to the J-Term! Thanks again for all the help and advice - I couldn't be happier. I know I threw you a few curve balls and changed things up along the way and I appreciate you accommodating me. In the end, I'm really glad I switched to the J-Term and I can't wait to start at CBS.
[My mbaMission consultant] was everything that mbaMission promised – knowledgeable, responsive, honest, etc. – but more importantly, [my mbaMission consultant] became a trusted advisor and a friend through the admissions process, and I can honestly say that I could not have made it through without her help. I joked several times that my relationships with family and friends were spared because [she] shielded them from my stress. While comical, I do believe it to be true. Enlisting [my mbaMission consultant’s] help has been one of my best decisions throughout the MBA admissions process, and I am excited to join her as an HBS alum in just over 2 years!
Thank you again for everything. I have recommended mbaMission to several friends and colleagues.
mbaMission is a rockstar firm with many great resources for its clients. Jeremy Shinewald is leading the best team in the industry.
How do I ever begin to thank you? Not only did you help me get into one of the best business schools in the country, you helped me craft the language to pay for some of it. Many, many thanks!
When it came to applying for business school, I was one of those crazy applicants who went all out with regards to preparation. Among all resources leveraged, my experience with my consultant at mbaMission was by far the most helpful in achieving my acceptances.
One of the biggest differentiators between mbaMission and other MBA consulting services is that with mbaMission you are assigned one consultant who works with you from beginning to end. With other consulting services however, you sometimes work with multiple consultants (general/school specific consultants). I much preferred working with one consultant throughout the entire application process because [my mbaMission consultant] became so familiar with my story that he was often able to suggest anecdotes from my personal and professional life (stories I hadn’t even thought of) that would be relevant to add to a particular essay. I had a great experience with mbaMission, and would strongly recommend using their services if not for all of your schools, at least for the top contenders.
There are few things I can point to that have made such a profound difference in my life and in such a short time.
Overall, things are great and I am able to personally experience the value mbaMission brings to the application process. I totally believe that I made a wise choice by going with mbaMission.
I want to thank you again for coaching me. Without your help, I would not even make it to the interview. You really helped me write about my life experiences without sounding like a poor victim. My American dream was purchasing a house, but I think it's also getting into Harvard - something I could only dream of. My mom would be so proud of me! I will remember you for life!!
After unsuccessfully applying to Stanford, I knew that I would have to improve my essays the following year. You helped me to identify the most compelling parts of my personal narrative, and your guidance made my essays vivid and readable. Once they were done, I felt that my essays captured the essence of who I was and what I cared about. With your help, I was admitted as a re-applicant – a higher bar than the one I had fallen short of the prior year. Thank you!!
The absolute BEST!
I had been longing to write to you about the difference mbaMission has made in my writing style and in general my overall thought process. It honestly began not from one of your free information sessions, but when I had a 1-1 with you in your office while you reviewed my resume and previously written essays (from schools that had rejected me the year before). I remember very clearly after I decided on the mbaMission 2-school package program you told me that “this whole process is going to help you a lot down the line”. And it did.
Perhaps, this mbaMission package has also been one of the biggest game changer for me since I came to the United States eight years ago. So two thumbs up for the job well done!
I can imagine that there must be so many successful business school applicants who tell you this every year, but you truly helped me to change my life and point it to such a great direction. I really don't think I would be able to achieve this result without you. Thank you so much for making me feel that I was never alone in this process and that I have a shot at these top business schools even with my not-so-high GMAT and an unknown GPA. Thank you for taking a great interest in my story, my personality and background even though it was not exactly the area that you are very familiar with. Thank you for supporting and helping me working with my recommenders - I was fortunate to have good relationships with both of them, but it was still a delicate process and your help and understanding meant so much to me. Thank you for going beyond the terms of our contract in every possible way. Thank you in so many ways!!!
I really enjoyed working with you. I don't think writing is really my thing (especially writing in English), but somehow you made it so easy that I really liked the process. I spent quite a bit of time sitting in a library and writing, but I was never stuck in front of the essay prompt - thanks to our brainstorming sessions and conversation recordings.
There is one more thing I want to add. Besides being extremely grateful for being such a great partner and supporter in this whole process, I'm really impressed with your work. So many great applicants spend months or years in order to get admitted, but for you it only took just one day to read my background and come up with a story that became so successful.
I want to begin by saying that you're really good at what you do. You've helped me clarify my thought process when writing my essays and you could really drill down to the core of the prompts. It's no wonder that I got interview invites from almost 8 business schools. I can't help wonder how you got so good. Your communication skills are top notch! And your thought process is so clear!
Faultless from start to finish.
I was referred to mbaMission by a friend and had several intro calls with a few mbaMission consultants. Right off the bat, I was impressed with the openness of the consultants – they truly want to match your working style and make sure the process works best for you, while offering you the advantage of their experience and knowledge of the different schools.
I received interviews at 5 of the 6 schools I applied to. Not only does mbaMission provide free interview guides for each school, [my mbaMission consultant] was also vital to my interview prep. Each mock interview was treated as real interview, and she guided me on how to best present my answers. Ultimately I had a series of successful interviews and at each step felt extremely well prepared for the different interviews and interviewers.
All in all, working with mbaMission was one of the best investments I have made in my life and highly encourage anyone interested to reach out to their team.
I found most useful the open and honest feedback. I felt [my mbaMission consultant] really wanted my application to be the best that it could be. I am very excited to start business school later this year and am sure I could not have been successful without the help of mbaMission.
Top of the line services.
You guys are definitely the best. Worked with a few consultants over the years but none was remotely as helpful as [my consultant] from mbaMission. Keep up the great work.
If you are serious about applying to MBA programs and feel strongly that betting into the best schools is important, then I would highly suggest working with mbaMission - they offer a wide variety of very helpful resources and are easy to work with.
I’d read about mbaMission online, through P&Q, and it had been recommended to me by a family friend. When I reached out to have an initial conversation with the recommended consultant, she went above and beyond connecting me with 3-4 profiles of consultants who she thought I would best work with. I ended up having another intro call with [my mbaMission consultant], who I felt matched my energy and was very open and honest that she aimed to highlight her clients stories in the best way possible—that the individual aspect was more important than explaining a lack of job position change. Her demeanor was very appealing as I could tell she was invested in her clients rather than just trying to snare new clients with claims of an M7 guarantee. (Note all of these conversations happened before I even sent mbaMission a single dime. I truly felt they were invested in the human side of things rather than just the commission. I think that is apparent on when you realize just how many free materials/guides that mbaMission offers, among many other aspects of their approach.)
I really couldn't have done well on the application without your help. I just re-read my 1st version of all the essays, they have come a looong way, the final versions are looking absolutely stellar! Your insights, your ideas, thoughts, expertise, resourcefulness (list goes on ...) have been of immense help in going over the hurdle!
Like many people who ultimately chose to go with mbaMission, I chose the service for its excellent reviews and the abundant resources the service provides. I chose the 4-school package, and although I was nervous to spend that amount of money, I cannot stress how much it was worth it in the end. By the end of the process, I was accepted into a top 10 school with scholarship! I thought it would be difficult for someone with my background to get accepted into a top program, but I never even imagined I could get funding for it. The money spent up-front for the consulting service paid off multiple times over with my scholarship reward, and I know that I wouldn't have gotten it without [my mbaMission consultant]'s help.
The queen of strategy for MBA applications.
Unless you understand b-school application strategy (which not many do), HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND using mbaMission.
The process that mbaMission utilizes is tried and true, and I immediately saw the value-added in the organization of my resume and story into a cohesive narrative, which when completed was able to highlight the strengths and characteristics that most benefitted my application. After completing and organizing the initial data mining, we jumped right into the essays. There was no draft limit on the number of revisions we worked with, some essays needing more work than the others, but the ability to make the story as concise and strong as possible is what I truly benefitted from. The best part of the essay editing is that while my essays were stronger because of the editing, the tone and story never changed from that of my own voice. Because of this, when I submitted my final application I was proud of MY work and knew the admissions committee was meeting me as an applicant.
I highly recommend the mbaMission admissions consulting process.
You’re not buying a package with just a consultant but with a team who is invested in your application.
Ok, so I cannot overstate how much I recommend mbaMission for anybody seriously applying to top MBA programs. I eventually got into Harvard Business School with below-average numbers, but even during the application process I was telling everybody I knew that mbaMission was a MUST-do if you're serious about business school and can afford it (not cheap). Also, the Start-to-Finish package is the way to go 100% - and probably cheaper than the other options in the long run. Trust me, I broke this down and probably spent 2-3x less than I would have with the hourly rate. You have no idea how much you will reach out to your consultant, and you will thank yourself many times over for biting the bullet in the beginning. I was no-doubt stressed during the process, but that's just part of it. [My mbaMission consultant] took the stress WAY down for me and he was my partner in crime during the entire process. My expectations were exceeded at every level (from essay editing, to resume crafting, to strategies visiting campuses) and I can't recommend mbaMission enough. EVEN IF I had not been accepted to ANY of my schools (Stanford, HBS, Sloan, Haas, Anderson) I would have been 100% glad I used mbaMission.
I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for the book, website resources, and all of the blog posts. After a very, very long application season, I was just admitted to Kellogg (my top choice) off the summer waitlist last week. While I had been accepted and paid a deposit elsewhere, I quickly changed my plans to go to Kellogg. Your company's resources were undoubtedly the most helpful of any website/book/consultancy that I came across. I think the Q&As with admissions officers, the essay analyses, and the blog posts really helped me shape my applications and tailor them to the schools to which I applied. As someone who is about to go from earning a salary to not earning a salary, I extremely appreciated all of the free resources on your website.
I just wanted to reach out and thank you!
Thanks a bunch for helping me at every step in the application. I know you have answered so many of my silly questions :) Came a long way from brainstorming. I sincerely appreciate all your frank opinions, reviews, detailed comments and always before-time responses. Without your help and guidance, my essays were nowhere! In short, you are incredible! And I'm so lucky to have you as my MBA guide.
Best career decision EVER.
I cannot think of enough great things to say about mbaMission! The school package really helped me navigate the entire MBA application process from start to finish.
My consultant was phenomenal to work with and exceeded all of my expectations. He provided thoughtful, constructive feedback for every element of my application, his turnaround times were always quick and he was more than patient with me, willing to answer any and all questions I had. After working with him for nearly 7 months I was accepted into my #1 school choice, something I truly believe I could not have achieved without his guidance.
If you are looking for some support during your application process, mbaMission is the absolute best way to go!
A friend of mine strongly recommended me to hire mbaMission to help me with my MBA application journey. I was having second doubts because I've had terrible experiences in the past with several informal coaches. I gave myself a chance and hired mbaMission.
I want to congratulate mbaMission's methodology and service. It has been amazing.
I was accepted to my #1 and #2 MBA options. I am sure a great part of it was thanks to [my mbaMission consultant], she rocks, and she has been the best advisor I have ever had. She got to know me perfectly since the first session I had with her. She taught me how to get the best out of me in every step of the application process; my resume, essays, short answer questions, interviews, and even the post-acceptance process. She lifted me up many times, and she never let me give up... She is THE best!!!!
Working with Jeremy Shinewald from mbaMission was a gift and a pleasure. I signed up with him a mere 3 weeks before my Round 2 deadlines. I figured “the leverage” of using a somewhat pricey consultant made sense for a couple reasons – (1) If I get into my dream school, it leads to huge dividends for my future and (2) If I get awarded financial scholarships, on an immediate monetary level, the consulting services pay for themselves…I am fortunate to say that both outcomes happened to me. I got into my dream school and with a $25k+ scholarship.
Jeremy in particular, added a phenomenal amount of value to me personally and my applications. On a personal level, he helped me do some soul-searching and gain clarity on what I wanted, my past experiences and my strengths. As a “Type A” type of person, I can often be hard on myself and Jeremy helped me see a bigger and wider picture. On application materials, Jeremy truly went above and beyond, turning around tons of work back to me on tight deadlines (i.e., hours) without charging me an extra penny and despite the “two-business-day response” in our contract. The quality of Jeremy’s writing skills are tremendous and he understood the schools I was applying to on a much better level than I could from my own research.
In short, I highly recommend mbaMission and Jeremy. Whether you choose to go with them, I highly suggest taking advantage of the free 30-minute session as that short call on its own added a lot of value to me plus gave me a feel of their services without having to pay anything.
mbaMission is the McKinsey of MBA Consulting.
I hired mbaMission for a two school package. I only applied to two schools and was admitted to my dream school. I wouldn’t be able to achieve that without [my mbaMission consultant]’s guidance.
After talking to all top MBA consultant firms I could find, I decided to go with mbaMission because mbaMission truly puts my interest first and cares for its consultants. This is the reason why the firm does not offer money-back guarantee, promise unprovable results, and offer discounts or sales. I also like how I am paired with one consultant who will spend time to understand me, be my friend, and be with me throughout the whole process.
Unrivaled admission consulting service.
[My mbaMission consultant] and mbaMission exceeded my expectations and helped make the application process feel much less stressful. I get the sense that mbaMission has a lot more camaraderie than some of their peers -- which I think is great! I had several 30 min consultations and was most impressed by mbaMission's professionalism, breadth of knowledge, and superior recommendations. I would certainly use them again.
I had a wonderful experience working with mbaMission. The success I had in my application process (getting into 4 out of 5 schools) was certainly due in part to mbaMission! They helped me articulate my story in a way that clearly resonated with admissions committees. My “voice” was not taken away in the process; rather, it was strengthened by their advice and guidance.
Jeremy is the founder of mbaMission and manages a team of 20+ MBA consultants - the value of his access to this team (he brought in others on the team when needed) and his personal depth of knowledge is incalculable. I never felt like I was his second priority to his firm. In fact, I felt like I was his main priority throughout. I truly can't emphasize his responsiveness enough. It was clear that he cares very deeply for every client, as the founder of the firm and gets the micro right, letting the macro take care of itself.
When an MBA cost are high and the opportunity cost sometimes even higher, working with a company such as mbaMission is a no brainer in my book. Presenting yourself as the strongest applicant and bettering your chances to a top school is a long term investment I would make any day.
Game changer admissions consultant!