Nelson, NYU Stern MBA

August 14, 2014  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Nelson, NYU Stern MBA Shine is a valuable resource for any applicant interested in attending a top MBA program.  Hillary has a great working knowledge of each school’s admissions process and was instrumental in helping me think through how to best position my applications.  If you’re looking for a leg up in the process, I highly recommend hiring her consultancy from the very beginning.  My only regret was not working with her sooner. - Nelson (New York, NY)

Insights from the 2013 MBA admissions conference

July 03, 2013  |   Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Insights from the 2013 MBA admissions conference After attending our annual AIGAC MBA admissions conference in Philly—and tweeting up a storm—I stand before you armed with insights directly from the mouths of the admissions directors who’ll be reading your future applications. In attendance were Wharton, Columbia, Tuck, NYU Stern, Yale, Cornell Johnson, Texas McCombs, UNC and others—as well as representatives from GMAC, test prep companies big and small, and fellow AIGAC consultants deliberating the hot issues of today’s admissions process. Here are a few of the highlights: We first dissected AIGAC’s annual applicant survey results, administered by Huron Consulting Group and completed by this past year’s applicant pool.  Among the takeaways:  respondents spent 70-110 hours on their applications (plus another 21-30 hours on GMAT prep)!  50% scored a 700+ on the GMAT.  And 57% used an admissions consultant last year—99% of whom would recommend that future applicants do the same. Of strong interest was the issue of candidates being asked to write their own recommendations—a definite admissions mistake.  (Our recent post “Securing the strongest MBA recommendations” tells you why, and offers our advice).  38% of survey respondents faced this very ethical dilemma last year.  Be on the lookout for ...

Tim, NYU Stern MBA

June 01, 2012  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Tim, NYU Stern MBA Hillary was a great help guiding me through the stressful MBA admissions process.  She helped me with each step, from school selection to framing my experiences into essays to the interview process.  Her knowledgeable advice helped me feel more confident throughout.  Most importantly, I got into my top choice NYU, among other top-tier schools like Chicago Booth and Yale! - Tim (Brooklyn, NY)

Amrita, NYU Stern Executive MBA

November 19, 2011  |   Testimonials   |     |   0 Comment

Amrita, NYU Stern Executive MBA I had an excellent experience working with Hillary. Her insightful, thought provoking and helpful suggestions really helped me craft the best possible application. Her attention to detail helped me tell the best possible stories through my essays. In addition, I was working towards an early application deadline and she worked quickly and efficiently to ensure I was able to meet the deadlines. She is a consummate professional who is passionate about her work and it was a pleasure working with her. I cannot recommend her enough! -Amrita (New York, NY)