Rucha, Duke Fuqua MBA

I am thankful for my incredible experience working with Shine. Hillary and her team’s dedication and personalized approach were instrumental in my acceptance into Duke. The team took the time to understand my unique background and story, and provided constructive...

Nicholas, IMD Business School MBA

Hillary and team are extremely well versed in the MBA admissions process. Hillary was quick to respond to questions and edits made on certain material we worked on together through the admissions process. They will also work with your budget and make the most out of...

Advice From Past MBA Applicants (To Those About To Apply)

Every year we ask our clients who just completed the MBA application process to answer the following question: What is one piece of advice you’d offer to future applicants?  Here is what the most recent class wanted to say to you. (Notice some common themes?) Take...

How Are the GMAT and GRE Relevant to Business School Success?

The following guest blog post was written by Brian Prestia of Reason GMAT: For many prospective business school applicants, their first encounter with the GMAT or GRE comes as a bit of a shock.  The predominant reaction is:  What the heck does this stuff have to do...

Resources for MBA Applicants

In addition to sharing our own advice with you, each year, we like to share our past clients’ recommendations of the resources they found most helpful in applying to business school. Whether you’re gathering information about your target b-schools,...