Anuj, Northwestern Kellogg MBA

October 13, 2014  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Anuj, Northwestern Kellogg MBA The biggest challenge while working on my business school applications was managing it along with a grueling work schedule. Hillary not only helped me build a strong case by highlighting aspects in my career most relevant to a particular school/essay but also helped me stay focused through the long and tedious process.  She is also more than willing to go the extra mile to make sure the essays are as perfect as possible and is was very accessible though phone or email.  I would highly recommend Shine/ MBA Admissions Consulting if you are looking for help writing polished B-School essays. - Anuj (Chicago, IL)

Ruchir, Northwestern MSA

September 17, 2014  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Ruchir, Northwestern MSA Shine was a great help during my application to the Masters in Sports Management program at Northwestern. Hillary's insight and extensive knowledge of the admissions process were invaluable. As a career change candidate, Hillary did a fabulous job of helping me highlight all the relevant skills and past experiences in my resume and essays. She forced me to dig deep in order to truly convey my passion for a career in sports. Her genuine interest in my application along with the quick turnaround times and excellent attention to detail made the entire process a breeze! Thanks Hillary! - Ruchir (Chicago, IL)

Stephen, Northwestern Kellogg MBA

July 09, 2012  |   Featured,Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Stephen, Northwestern Kellogg MBA Hillary was immeasurably beneficial to my applications for business school.  From my initial contact with her, she was professional, courteous, and truly excited about helping me improve my entire application, from the development of appropriate stories and explanations to the end result of writing highly effective application essays.  At first, I wasn't sure whether a consultant could be helpful to me, but soon after having Hillary review my ideas and early drafts I realized how much stronger my applications were becoming with her guidance.  She challenged me to "show her, not tell her" what I had done in my career and personal endeavors, which made my essays exciting to read and more representative of my accomplishments. She was an extremely clear communicator to me, and never let me slip a lazy sentence or boring idea past her.  With limited words with which to construct top business school essays, there is neither room for ambiguous claims nor unsubstantiated reasoning, and Hillary would immediately point out where I had made these mistakes and encourage me to push harder and to get the most positive impact from every word I put onto paper. Perhaps most helpful was her ability to guide me toward making my application ...

Courtney, Northwestern Kellogg MBA

February 15, 2010  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Courtney, Northwestern Kellogg MBA The application process gets intense.  Hillary kept me focused and enabled me to feel genuinely relieved versus anxious when I pressed submit. Hillary not only helped me uncover the pieces of my background that made me a unique candidate, but also  how to use each essay to highlight those aspects of my life and experiences. - Courtney (Denver, CO)

Andy, Northwestern Kellogg MBA

May 21, 2001  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Andy, Northwestern Kellogg MBA Hillary's overall advice and detailed editing were absolutely vital in helping me to produce quality essays that I believe were a significant reason why I was able to get into my top choice for business school (Kellogg).  Even with her extremely busy schedule, Hillary still found time to give me detailed feedback on my work, and we had numerous discussions where I felt she had by far the best knowledge and perspective of the application process versus some of my other contacts that I used to help me with the process.  She truly understood the rigor/process that it took to write a strong set of essays and I highly recommend her help for aspiring business school applicants. - Andy (Washington, DC)