MBA Student Feedback: There are many considerations when one contemplates application to business school or grad school. Among the most important is: who do I work with to help me streamline my process, articulate my thoughts in a way that is concise but delivers my message and tells my truth?
There is an abundance of consultants, former this, current that, graduated with honors from wherever, but at the end of the day all the acronyms and pedigree don’t tell you whether this person cares to tell your story.
As an investor– and the time and money associated with business or grad school application (s) is certainly an investment– you want someone with skin in the game. For me that was Sara.
I was willing to go with her over those who had a cookie cutter approach because my situation and circumstances required more than a generic tool box. They required her thoughtful conscious effort to represent me.
Our interactions were collaborative, and I saw her input as helpful. As it turns out a huge promotion got in the way of my school plans. But as I assemble my team for my next business school application, Sara will definitely be part of the team.
If you require more than statistics and acronyms, I encourage you to add her to your team as well. The first time I read an email from her and she closed “with heart” I did not know how much that would end up meaning to me.
Sara’s commentary: Working with J was a robust joy! We talked about his professional goals, of course. But our sessions were also about a review of his complex, dynamic life, beginning in his childhood with his immigrant parents to whom he was devoted. He sense of humor and relentless optimism + pragmatism were essential as he looked squarely at the future he envisioned and ask hard questions.