Why Should Your Reader Care?

As we review our clients’ business school essays, we often find ourselves responding back to them with this simple question:  So what? That’s great that you’ve told us that interesting story. However, why should we care about what you just said? That sounds...

Evan, MIT Sloan MBA

I am absolutely convinced Hillary was the best person to help me with my applications.  She gave me the guidance, support, and confidence I needed to be successful in the process.  I couldn’t have done it without her.  Thanks, Hillary! – Evan (Washington,...

Amy, Dartmouth Tuck MBA

Hillary was exactly what I was looking for in a consultant. As someone who was feeling discouraged by a previous GMAT attempt and unsure of my overall odds of getting into a top school, I cherished the honest yet positive input that Hillary brought into the mix. She...

Katie, Northwestern Kellogg MBA

The team at Shine was integral to my admission offer to my dream program at Kellogg. I came to Shine after retaking the GMAT, but still feeling insecure about my competitive position. Coming from an non-traditional background with 10+ years of work experience I wasn’t...

Getting off the MBA waitlist

You’ve put in your full effort, delivered an outstanding MBA application, and the disappointing decision comes back: waitlisted.  You feel like you might as well have been rejected. Don’t despair.  It’s NOT a hopeless cause.  Every year, at nearly every top business...