Applying to top graduate and business schools is a competitive affair, with qualified applicants from around the world vying for just a handful of spots each year. The difference between getting accepted and not comes down to your ability to highlight your personal, academic, and professional assets in a way that sets you apart from the pack. While some candidates choose to do that on their own, many turn to admissions consultants for help.
Is working with an admissions consultant right for you?
That's what we explore in Episode 23 of The Dominate Test Prep Podcast with the help of Barbara Coward, founder of MBA 360° Admissions Consulting. Barbara worked as an application reader at Johns Hopkins University before starting her consulting practice, so she has experience in the industry from both side.
You can listen to our full conversation here:
Specifically, Barbara and I discuss:
You'll also hear my interviews with two students who used admissions consultants when applying to graduate / business school. They share their first-hand accounts of why they decided to hire a consultant, how they chose who to work with, the main benefit they feel like they received, and whether they ultimately think it was worth it.
Working with an admissions consultant isn't for everyone... but it might be for you. After listening to this episode, you'll have a better idea if it is. Enjoy!
A DOSE OF MOTIVATION
"I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential." -- Robert Nardelli
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