Success Stories
Client Case Studies

Rachel

Los Angeles, CA

After four years working for a large consumer products company, Rachel had already advanced to the post-MBA level within her firm and was concerned that this would lead the adcom to assume that she was merely “checking a box”. However, Rachel’s true desire was to leverage her marketing experience in a completely different industry. As such, Rachel and her consultant worked to refine her goals and lay-out the “why” behind her career decisions as well as her unique ideas for her target industry.

In addition, Rachel worked with her consultant to boil down her experience into the strongest examples of her ability to lead and problem solve on a team and demonstrate the inherent value she’d bring to the classroom. Finally, Rachel and her consultant focused on highlighting her interests and providing evidence that she was involved outside of work even though she didn’t have formal extracurriculars. Rachel was admitted to HBS and Stanford and has decided to attend Stanford!

Undergrad:

  • Top 25 University
  • 3.8 GPA

Experience:
Marketing

GMAT:
740

Challenges:

  • Limited Extracurriculars
  • Career Goals
Video Testimony

Watch this short video from Rachel to see what she had to say about Vantage Point MBA.

Success
Story

Going to HBS

Success
Story

Going to HBS

Rachel

Los Angeles, CA

After four years working for a large consumer products company, Rachel had already advanced to the post-MBA level within her firm and was concerned that this would lead the adcom to assume that she was merely “checking a box”. However, Rachel’s true desire was to leverage her marketing experience in a completely different industry. As such, Rachel and her consultant worked to refine her goals and lay-out the “why” behind her career decisions as well as her unique ideas for her target industry.

In addition, Rachel worked with her consultant to boil down her experience into the strongest examples of her ability to lead and problem solve on a team and demonstrate the inherent value she’d bring to the classroom. Finally, Rachel and her consultant focused on highlighting her interests and providing evidence that she was involved outside of work even though she didn’t have formal extracurriculars. Rachel was admitted to HBS and Stanford and has decided to attend Stanford!

Undergrad:

  • Top 25 University
  • 3.8 GPA

Experience:
Marketing

GMAT:
740

Challenges:

  • Limited Extracurriculars
  • Career Goals
Video Testimony

Watch this short video from Rachel to see what she had to say about Vantage Point MBA

Success
Story

Going to Columbia

Carly

United Kingdom

With very strong leadership experience and inspiring goals, Carly was frustrated that her GMAT would hold her back. She had a concrete plan for how to disrupt the talent management practices in her industry and knew that an MBA from a top program would position her to execute on those goals. As such, Carly worked with her consultant to ensure that her leadership experience and aptitude as well as her vision were presented in a clear and compelling manner, giving her full credit for the strongest part of her application. In addition, they developed a plan to mitigate her GMAT score and address any concerns regarding her academic abilities. Carly was excited to be admitted to her top choices Yale as well as Columbia!

Undergrad:

  • Top U.S. Liberal Arts College
  • 3.6 GPA

Experience:
HR

GMAT:
640

Challenges:

  • Low GMAT

Niya

New York, NY

With eight years of experience, Niya knew that she had several more years of experience than the average for the top five MBA programs. However, intent on switching into investment banking, Niya knew that an MBA from Wharton would be her best bet. Her Vantage Point consultant helped her develop a compelling and clear message for why a full time MBA program was the right step for her while highlighting the value that she would bring to the class given her past experience. Niya is now a student at Wharton!

Undergrad:

  • Top 15 Private University
  • 3.3 GPA

Experience:
Finance

GMAT:
720

Challenges:

  • 8 Years of Experience
  • Low GPA

Success
Story

Going to Wharton

Success
Story

Going to Wharton

Niya

New York, NY

With eight years of experience, Niya knew that she had several more years of experience than the average for the top five MBA programs. However, intent on switching into investment banking, Niya knew that an MBA from Wharton would be her best bet. Her Vantage Point consultant helped her develop a compelling and clear message for why a full time MBA program was the right step for her while highlighting the value that she would bring to the class given her past experience. Niya is now a student at Wharton!

Undergrad:

  • Top 15 Private University
  • 3.3 GPA

Experience:
Finance

GMAT:
720

Challenges:

  • 8 Years of Experience
  • Low GPA

Success
Story

Going to Booth

Brad

Chicago, IL

As a guy in finance, Brad knew that the competition for the top ranked schools would be stiff. In addition, having worked in large, process-oriented financing institutions, he had not had many opportunities for high impact leadership to distinguish himself. As such, Brad’s Vantage Point consultant helped him determine which of his past experiences would best demonstrate his personality, character and drive; and then helped him to better articulate not only his career goals but how his past experience had helped him arrive at those goals. Brad had the fortunate choice to decide between offers at both Booth and Kellogg!

Undergrad:

  • Top 25 Public University
  • 3.5 GPA

Experience:
Finance

GMAT:
750

Challenges:

  • Competitive Demographic
  • Limited Extracurriculars

Alexi

Eastern Europe

Alexi knew that as an applicant from strategy consulting, he would be among a large group of very competitive applicants for the top US schools. As such, he worked with his consultant to focus on articulating his passion for government and how he planned to leverage the MBA to help attract investment to his country. By differentiating himself from other consultants, and also directly mitigating his GMAT score and GPA, Alexi was accepted to two top 10 schools and decided to attend Kellogg!

Undergrad:

  • Top Eastern European Undergrad
  • 3.1 GPA

Experience:
Consulting

GMAT:
700

Challenges:

  • Low GMAT for demographic
  • Low GPA

Success
Story

Going to Kellogg

Success
Story

Going to Kellogg

Alexi

Eastern Europe

Alexi knew that as an applicant from strategy consulting, he would be among a large group of very competitive applicants for the top US schools. As such, he worked with his consultant to focus on articulating his passion for government and how he planned to leverage the MBA to help attract investment to his country. By differentiating himself from other consultants, and also directly mitigating his GMAT score and GPA, Alexi was accepted to two top 10 schools and decided to attend Kellogg!

Undergrad:

  • Top Eastern European Undergrad
  • 3.1 GPA

Experience:
Consulting

GMAT:
700

Challenges:

  • Low GMAT for demographic
  • Low GPA
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Drew

Austin, TX

As a private equity associate, Drew knew that he was competing from within the highly-competitive pool of finance applicants. As such, he and his Vantage Point consultant worked to pull out the details of his work experience that would differentiate him from other finance candidates, while highlighting his strengths. In addition, his consultant helped him to describe his goals in a fairly complex realm of the private equity sector in a way that could be understood and compelling to a wider audience. Drew is happily attending his top choice – Columbia!

Robert

Napa, CA

After an accelerated career as an operations project lead for a medical insurance company, Robert was ready to marry his professional pursuits with his passion for the arts and entertainment. He worked closely with his consultant to boil down a story that connected the dots between his past experience and future ambitions and painted a clear picture of how he envisioned making an impact on such a broad and diverse industry. Although he was admitted to several top programs, Robert ultimately accepted a full scholarship to NYU Stern.

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Working with Vantage Point gave me perspective on myself as a candidate and helped me develop my story. My consultant provided the advice I needed to not only gain admission, but receive a full scholarship to a top-tier MBA program.

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Katherine - thanks a lot for all the guidance! I really think my acceptance to Wharton would have been impossible without your help.

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I can't say enough about my positive experience with Melody. She was to-the-point and always available. I'm happy to note that I received 4 acceptances (of 6 schools applied), with merit scholarships to all! Long story short: Best investment ever!

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Melody went above and beyond to help me tell my story in an authentic and compelling way, pushing me to explore my own motivations and aspirations. Ultimately, I was admitted to Columbia! Thank you for everything, Melody!

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With the help of Meredith, I was accepted into NYU Stern with a full scholarship for the first year! As I had less than two years of work experience, Meredith helped me identify my strengths and differentiators.

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Meredith answered all of my crazy/paranoid questions promptly and prepared me incredibly well for my interview. I highly recommend using her! I don’t know that I’d be starting at HBS in the fall without her.

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I had only applied to two schools, Harvard Business School & Wharton, and as a result of my consultant’s thoughtful guidance and feedback, I was fortunate enough to have received admission into both schools.

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Meredith coached me very well and we clarified the points and stories I should focus on and what the final messages should be. I look forward to matriculating at Wharton in the fall of 2015!

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Melody was a great match for my application to business school. She does not sugar coat any part of the application and provides hands-on assistance that expands well beyond essays. I highly recommend her!

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Melody has been a tremendous help throughout my application process and in making my ultimate decision to attend Wharton. She has extensive knowledge on what the top schools are looking for!

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Meredith answered all of my questions promptly and prepared me incredibly well for my interview. I highly recommend using her! I don’t know that I’d be starting at HBS in the fall without her.

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I am very happy with my results - I’m officially a dual admit at both HBS and Stanford! Meredith pushed me to get the most out of my essays and her interview prep was spot on. I highly recommend Meredith!

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