Despite deferring my application for years, Hillary always stayed in touch and continuously encouraged me to apply. She gave the confidence to believe that the impossible was indeed possible and I am so glad to have had Shine Admissions on my side when I finally did apply!


Hillary is truly one of a kind – an invaluable mentor, a cheerleader and now friend! Right from the start, she was patient and took time to really get to know me and the things I cared about. As an applicant that struggled to succinctly articulate the several things I had done previously, Hillary constantly challenged me to dig deep why I did what I did: she helped me find my “voice” and craft my unique story. She was incredibly thorough and provided meaningful feedback. She did a great job helping think through strengths/ accomplishments, and weaknesses, and knew exactly how to make sure these were reflected in each part of the application. Her mastery of each MBA program was also impeccable. She knew what each school was looking for and ensured these came out strongly in all elements of my application from my resume to essays to interviews.


My final applications were truly an absolute work of art, and I wouldn’t have been able to achieve such work without all her support and guidance. Thank you very much, Hillary! Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Shine to anyone applying to business school.


(Nairobi, Kenya)