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Stacy Blackman Consulting Overview

About Stacy Blackman Consulting

Stacy Blackman Consulting is a team of consultants running a full-service company. Their stated goals include reducing the anxiety of the applications process, figuring out the best way to show your personal story, and genuinely caring about their audience. They will not work with anyone they don’t believe they can help.


Stacy Blackman Consulting offers three main services and several minor additions. The major options are as follows:

  • The All-In Package is their version of the comprehensive admissions package, and starts by working to match applicants with the consultant who can work best with them. However, this company also emphasizes the value of having extra eyes looking at things, and many members may collaborate on each part of the application process.
  • The Plan Ahead Package is intended for people who are at least one year away from starting the application process. The goal of this process is to actively strengthen an applicant’s candidacy and improve the execution of their applications. The package offers an automatic discount of $350 if an All-In Package is purchased later.
  • For those who don’t need quite as much help, Hourly Consulting may be purchased on specific issues, as well as a list of ways that this service is normally used.

Stacy Blackman Consulting Cost and Contact Info

The All-In Package starts at $4,850 for one school, with the option of adding as many additional schools as the applicant would like. The price for each additional school slowly decreases as more are purchased, and a discount is offered if more than one school is purchased up-front. An automatic refund of $1,000 is provided if applicants do not succeed on at least one application when help with four or more schools is purchased.

The Plan Ahead package is a flat rate of $1,695, while hourly services start at $365/hour with a two-hour minimum. The price per-hour decreases as more hours are purchased.

Stacy Blackman Consulting can be contacted by email at info@StacyBlackman.com or by telephone at (866) 667-8229. They do not have a contact form, but they do have a free consultation form on their website at www.stacyblackman.com.

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    5 out of 5

    Lane Wang:

    I thought the information I got in formulating my essays were very helpful, especially since I came from a non-traditional background and really needed to sharpen my narrative.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU Stern 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: The earlier you start preparing the better
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    5 out of 5

    Camilla Lucas:

    I highly recommend Beth and the entire team at SBC. Beth was my primary partner throughout the business school application process; I was ultimately accepted to Darden, Kellogg, Stern, Ross, and Fuqua (with a scholarship!). Based upon my numbers (3.3 GPA, 700 GMAT, not a particularly strong quant background), receiving this many admissions offers at such great schools is something that I truly didn’t think was possible for me.

    I was referred to SBC through a personal connection and, following an initial conversation, knew that it was the right choice for me. Beth and the rest of the SBC team struck a perfect balance between providing constructive criticism on my school choices and essays while always being immensely supportive. I was constantly impressed by Beth’s deep knowledge of the MBA application process and schools. I also appreciated SBC’s team-based approach. I always felt that I was getting the most accurate answers possible to my questions.

    I was also incredibly impressed by Beth’s ability to help me to elevate my admissions essays, while ensuring that my personal voice was always coming through. We did a mock interview which was very helpful and played a large part in my success in the interviews to come. Beth also pushed me to take “Math for Management” which strengthened my application through supplementing my minimal quant background and helped me to prepare for business school next year.

    Lastly, amidst the incredibly stressful and daunting MBA admissions process, Beth was an amazing partner. I feel that she truly cared about me and went out of her way to build our relationship. She has also helped me to think beyond rankings and to really ascertain my “fit” at each of the schools that I applied to.

    I’m so thankful that I made the decision to go with SBC and Beth!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Class of 2022, undecided where I'll be attending (accepted to Darden, Kellogg, Stern, Ross, Fuqua)
    • MBA application & school advice: Leverage the resources and expertise that SBC and Beth have to offer.
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    5 out of 5


    Very helpful team, always there to answer questions.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: University of Texas at San Antonio, 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Apply ASAP.
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    5 out of 5

    Wharton 2020:

    Pretty good, I only used them for essay review and paid for the two hour minimum, which to my memory was roughly $600. I also had my consultant review the two recommendations. I got a lot for the two hours of work (tips directly to my recommenders and two reviews of my essays).

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Connect with as many people in admissions and alums as you can, and include those connections in your essays.
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    5 out of 5

    Katrina Zheleznyak:

    Helpful insight through the whole process, before during and after!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: NYU Stern 2020
    • MBA application & school advice: Be genuine - they can tell!
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    5 out of 5

    Boston PE Admit:

    Stacy Blackman had the perfect mix of programs and ad-hoc vs. unlimited engagement and pricing options for what I was looking for. My admissions consultant (Dione Chen) was outstanding! Couldn’t have asked for a better person to provide insider knowledge on what admissions groups are looking for and as a result how to shape my story.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford GSB - 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Be very thoughtful about and catalog your prior experiences / what makes you unique before you engage with consultants and start writing essays. The best version of your story won't always jump off of a LinkedIn profile or resume, and being reflective through writing was in my view the best launching platform for high quality applications.
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    5 out of 5

    John Drago:

    Excellent offering! Pair you with former admissions consultant and flexible in terms of the number of hours you spend. I used ~2 hours per school, from essay to interview prep.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stanford GSB - 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Find your story first, and dont rush this part.
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    5 out of 5


    As an applicant, I went to a top-tier liberal arts college, had a 710 when I hired SBC (a 720 by application time), and work for a well-known investing shop, but have two low quant grades from college and am on the younger side. The turnaround from learning about the world business school application consultants to enlisting Stacy Blackman Consulting was really short for me. A handful of friends who graduated the year before me in college were all accepted to business school in Round 1 of the last cycle, and they shared a tool: a great SBC consultant. I did my due diligence on a few other firms, but ended up asking Bill Chionis at SBC to connect me with three Columbia-experienced SBC consultants (I had visited the campuses of five schools, and knew that CBS was my top choice). I “interviewed” the three, and a problem arose: all three were amazing and raring to go. Bill gave me great advice with how to pick: choose the consultant who you’d like to communicate wi th for 6+ months. I asked to sign a one school contract with Christine for an application to CBS, and am incredibly grateful for her.

    Christine went to CBS and knows how to navigate the intricacies of CBS’ application like the back of her hand. But Christine’s biggest impact on me as an applicant was not in the essay editing or in the interview preparation, but rather in how she suggested ways for me to become a better applicant to any competitive business school. She pushed me to retake the GMAT to increase my quant score and take an online Berkeley course to buttress my profile, and helped me to figure out my narrative as a CBS applicant. Christine worked with me from January to July, and I was accepted ED to CBS (one and done!). Looking back, it was so easy to go back and forth with her via email and telephone calls about brainstorming for essays, resume revisions, and the process of preparing my recommenders. She knew how I would be different and interesting to CBS’ AdCom, and recommended aspects to highlight. She gently prodded me to work really hard, but it never seemed like a drag to do any of the tasks — she explained to me why each was important, and I knew that if I gave the SBC “formula” my all, I would produce the best application I could.

    Christine answered each of my questions (“how do I answer this question on the CBS application form,” “what shirt should I wear with which suit to the interview,” “what do you think about this email to my recommender to remind him about the deadline,” “should I mention that I met this person at a CBS event,” etc.) earnestly and swiftly. She always asked about how I was doing in the process, and truly rooted for me the whole way. In the end, the process with Christine far exceeded what I thought it would be like to hire a business school consultant, and I will continue to sing her praises (and SBC’s) from the rooftop to friends who are thinking about applying next cycle.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School 2022
    • MBA application & school advice: Visit each school that you plan to apply to, and make note of who you talk to (admissions, student, etc.) and what you discussed. If you can’t visit the campuses, participate in virtual activities and try to meet students/alums through your network.
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    5 out of 5


    I got 2 full rides, 3 acceptances. I am so beyond ecstatic at the results of my partnership with Yvette and the SBC team! I decided on SBC after reading many outstanding reviews and seeing the results of a friend who used SBC. I was matched based on my nontraditional background with Yvette Romero, a true gem!, and my main consultant who helped me identify target schools, refine my voice through my essays, and ace the interviews. Yvette was thoughtful, encouraging, and incisively realistic while making me laugh through an otherwise stressful process. Throughout our partnership, she asked me questions that highlighted aspects of my profile that I would have never considered to be special. Her advice on how to frame my applications to appeal to adcomm revealed deep insight into the admissions process, and as a result, even small tweaks to my application felt like home runs. Her deep knowledge of MBA admissions ultimately empowered me with a road map to strategically navigate those long months.

    What felt most critical to me in our partnership and something that I will always be thankful for is that Yvette gave me the confidence I needed to overcome a low GPA. She taught me how to truly and unabashedly tell my unique story and highlight my strengths. She is a gifted listener and story teller, and she imbues you with these same qualities- asking the right questions until you arrive at the key story for your application to showcase. And because she is truly invested in your success and believes that you deserve your own best work, she will work painstakingly with you until you get it right! I am so proud when I read my essays and think on my interviews, because they feel like “me”. Yvette really helped my essence shine.

    I received THREE acceptances from top schools, including TWO FULL SCHOLARSHIPS – one from a reach school I hadn’t considered until Yvette told me to go for it! As someone with a nonprofit background and the hurdle of a low GPA, I know the price looks a little steep but it is an incredibly worthwhile investment that will pay dividends! I am thrilled to be attending a top business school in the fall and regret nothing about my SBC experience. I cannot recommend Yvette enough.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Tuck School of Business 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Yvette pushed me to work hard, be honest, and be proud of what I had accomplished. I have loved working with her, and if you make the wonderful decision to do the same, I know you will, too!
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    5 out of 5


    Working with Caryn at Stacy Blackman has truly changed the course of my future; if I had hired another consultant, I would not have gotten into a top tier MBA program! Going into to this application cycle, I knew I had major weaknesses to mitigate. Caryn was there with me every step of the way; from GMAT re-takes, to attempting the GRE, to suggesting additional coursework to take, to strategically editing essay drafts and finally sharing in my excitement when the admits started rolling in, I could not have gotten into school without her support and matter-of-fact feedback. I highly recommend Caryn – and Stacy Blackman’s services – to anyone who is dedicated to getting into a competitive MBA program and facing their weaknesses head-on to do so.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2021, Accepted to 2 Top 20 Schools, Waitlisted at 3
    • MBA application & school advice: Listen to feedback (from friends, family, consultants), but don't let that feedback get in the way of who you are and how you're representing yourself to the adcomm. Remember that no one is perfect, and the best you can do is be aware of and mitigate your weaknesses!
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    5 out of 5


    I chose to use SBC because it came highly recommend from a friend (Columbia 2020).

    I worked with Meghan from SBC to refine my “story.” I think I had the credentials to get in to a top business school, but I’m not sure I would have been able to tell my story as well without Meghan’s help. She helped me to weave my varied experiences together, articulate “why MBA” and “why Wharton” responses, and to frame it all in the context of my career goals. As a former Wharton Admissions Officer, Meghan knew what the admissions committee would be looking for in my application and she knew how I could improve on weaker points.

    While Meghan was my primary point of contact, SBC had an entire team available to support me through the process. Before I submitted my application, Beth, a former admissions officer, “flight tested” my application and provided final feedback, and then after I received an interview, another former admissions officer facilitated a mock team based discussion.

    SBC was there for me from beginning to end. I would highly recommend SBC as your MBA consultant!

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: 1) Start early. I took the GRE ~3 years before deciding to apply and I started to prepare my application material ~6 months before they were due. 2) Each of the top MBA programs is truly unique, so do your research to figure out which is the best fit for you. 3) Reach out to current students and alumni that you know to gain a better insight on the program and post-MBA experience. Everyone will be willing to talk to you. 4) To the extent possible, visit the schools before applying. This will not only demonstrate your interest to the admissions committee, but also will help you figure out if the school's culture is the right fit for you.
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    5 out of 5

    Youjia Tian:

    On March 2019, I finally received the MBA offer from my dream school – Tuck School of Business. I am very excited about the upcoming business school life and I want to take this chance to thank my MBA consultant, Christine Hawkins, from Stacy Blackman. For those who plan to apply business schools, I highly recommend Stacy Blackman Consulting to you.
    My application schedule was tight since I did not get my GRE score out until mid-November, so it only gave me less than one and a half month to finish my Round 2 application materials for 4 business schools. I really didn’t have time to talk with different MBA consulting agencies on the street and understand the services they can provide due to my tight application schedule, so I directly signed up the hourly services with Stacy Blackman Consulting since it is one of the most prestigious MBA consulting firms.
    Once I provided basic information (scores, job info, school I plan to apply, etc.) on Stacy Blackman’s website, they quickly matched me with Christine because she has helped many candidates receive offers from all 4 schools I planned to apply. Christine reached out to me within 24 hours after I signed up the hourly services. Christine sent me a big questionnaire with questions asking my past stories, leadership experiences, hobbies and careers first to understand my background. I love this approach since it promoted my self-awareness and made me recall a lot of interesting stories that I can apply in the application essays. After reviewing my answers, Christine and I set up a 30-minute call to go over my application strategies. Based on my questionnaire answers and application strategy, Christine and I worked closely to formulate all my application essays, resumes, video statements, etc. She encouraged me dig deeper into my stories and was very patient with my questions. The detailed reviews and comments she provided always contained great insights and inspired me to think differently.
    After I received interview invites from schools, Christine also set up 4 sessions with me on skype for mock interview. Christine is CBS alumni and used to be the alumni interviewer, so she knows what kind of candidates that business schools want to see in the interview. In every session, she recorded detailed notes about my answers and provided immediate feedback regarding my communication skills and approaches to the interview questions. These sessions helped me build confidences and do well in my MBA interviews.
    In addition, I was applied from China so, at the beginning, I was worried about the communication between me and my consultant since we have huge time differences. However, Christine and other Stacy Blackman employees always responded my email in a timely manner and made the communication very smoothed. If you are international students applying outside the US, you don’t need to worry about the time differences when choosing Stacy Blackman Consulting. They have plenty of experiences with international candidates and have experienced admission consultants based in varies locations around the world.
    Overall, I really enjoyed my experiences with Christine and I can’t imagine receiving the offer from my dream school without her help.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Tuck School of Business (2021)
    • MBA application & school advice: I think start early is very important since it gives you enough time to prepare your stories and reduces burden on your shoulder. I only got less than 1.5 month for my R2 and it got very stressful when the deadlines approached.
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    5 out of 5


    I worked with one of Stacy Blackman’s consultants on an hourly basis. I think the most helpful piece was talking someone else through my story to ensure that it put forward my best case for why business school was right for me. It was helpful to have the consultant ask questions to ensure that I was able to articulate my goals and aspirations with confidence. In addition, it was also helpful to get a second set of eyes on my essays and have them give feedback on how well I was articulating my goals.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: CBS 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Make sure you take a lot of time to choose your schools carefully by researching their website, attending school events and talking to alumni. Each school really has it's own personality and it's important to find one that fits your goals and personality. It's a huge investment so it's really important to make sure that you find one where you can grow both personally and professionally.
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    5 out of 5


    Stacy Blackman was great. I worked with Carrie to get a second pair of eyes on my Columbia essays. She provided great feedback not only on the content, but also in refining my overall story and approach. She was very responsive over email and highly accommodating when scheduling calls. I would highly recommend her as well as the overall service for anyone looking to get help when crafting their application.

    • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia 2021
    • MBA application & school advice: Start doing research early and have a solid reason for wanting to attend a program. Tons of people apply to Harvard / Stanford because "it's such a great name to have on the resume", but this comes off as facetious to admissions and these apps are quickly dinged. Take time to really look into programs and figure out what really speaks to you.
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    5 out of 5


    In all honesty, I am not confident I would have gotten into Fuqua without the help of Stacy Blackman Consulting (particularly my consultant, Christina Fu). She was truly wonderful to work with from the beginning and incredibly accommodating of my tight Round 2 deadlines. Both the time crunch and volume of applications made me a difficult client, but Christina was a champion. She helped me throughout the process and supported me through both the work and stresses that come with MBA applications. Highly recommend Stacy Blackman and highly recommend Christina Fu.

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      5 out of 5


      I applied in Round II for admission to the Class of 2020, gaining acceptance to HBS, Wharton and Kellogg, with a waitlist at CBS, thanks to Caryn’s extraordinary help and guidance. I am thrilled to be attending my dream school, HBS, this fall.

      Caryn, who worked at Kellogg’s Admission Office before starting her career as a consultant, was a great mentor through the application process from school selection to interview prep. She truly wanted to get to know who I am and ensure the career goals expressed in my application were clear and credible. Her judgment was excellent, and I found myself relying her feedback more than that of friends and family early on. For someone with enormous nerves about “aiming too high,” the GMAT, essay-writing, and interviews – she was a guiding light! I also appreciated her quick rounds of feedback, including several in the days before applications were due. Overall– I found her to be a warm, honest and incisive coach for the months we worked together.

      I would also commend Stacy Blackman as a firm for their tremendous resources, above and beyond the consultant relationship. Esther Magna and the administrative team made on-boarding with the firm a breeze. The wiki was invaluable, especially for looking at past successful resumes and essays. The “flight test” with a top-business school alumni, in which your full application is read end-to-end, was a helpful exercise. And when interviews came, the access to a Wharton mock interview with other clients of the firm, special 1:1 coaching for HBS, practice interview with Caryn w/ feedback, and online practice tools were a lifesaver.

      I think Stacy Blackman does not so much as “steer” your application as give you all the tools and answers to make you come through at your best. What I presented in my final applications was my voice and my experience, informed by the feedback and reactions of numerous ex-Admissions officers. It was clearer and more confident than what I would have written alone.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: HBS, Class of 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: I'd recommend SBC and Caryn in particular highly. Do not hesitate to request her when you give SBC a call!
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      5 out of 5


      I was a reapplicant (dinged at 4 schools, only 1 interview), and Margaret Strother was my consultant for the six schools I applied to (2 of which were reapplications). She’s a fantastic writer, confidant, and advisor. She does MBA application consulting full time, so she devotes all her energy into understanding the changes and demands the AdCom have of successful applicants.
      She was very conscientious in laying out how difficult and challenging the process would be while still making sure I kept my morale and confidence up. I cannot stress enough that working with a consultant is a two-way street; the consultant is not there to write your essay for you and they can only do their best work when you do yours.
      At the start, Margaret reviewed my prior applications and my prior recommendations, figuring out where I needed improvement. We spent a good deal of time figuring out an overall strategy and we spent a lot of time batting around ideas for essays. We had six to seven drafts of each essay, and she was not afraid to say that the story wasn’t working and that we should rebuild from the ground up. She was also very sharp when identifying when my drafts for one school were too close to essays for another. When three of the schools had deadlines within a day of each other, she was extremely hardworking, turning around essay comments in very short order. Margaret was also easily available to answer non-essay related questions, which was very helpful with a number of the application forms. When interviews hit, she was able to give me great pep talks and advise me on a general theme for the interviews.
      I also used the SBC flight test to tighten up my application for one of the schools, and the SBC Wiki was very useful as one-stop shop for general information and deadlines. The school guides were a nice complement as well.
      With all this fantastic support, I came away with 5 admits (1 school I withdrew from after getting to the interview stage), 2 of which gave me substantial scholarships.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Booth, Class of 2018
      • MBA application & school advice: Invest in hiring a firm the first time so you don't get stuck with one year delay as I did.
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      5 out of 5


      Stacy Blackman Consulting’s approach and team were outstanding, and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering business school. Specifically, I worked with Laura Nelson, and she was an incredible help through the entire process. I purchased the “All-In” package, and while it was a considerable investment, it was definitely money well spent.

      My application was rushed, as I did not start applying until late January. Despite that, Laura and the rest of the SBC team worked with me from the very beginning to find the best fit schools and develop a strategy to navigate our short time span. Laura really helped me articulate my career aspirations and was also very effective at bringing to light and expanding on certain parts of my resume that would resonate with the admissions committee. Laura was very attentive, responsive, and knowledgeable, and I’m incredibly appreciative for all her hard work.

      I ultimately applied to two top 7 schools, both of which were “reaches”, and I was admitted into one and waitlisted (unsuccessfully) at the other.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross, Class of 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: There is no doubt that I would not have been as successful if not for Laura and SBC. Working with them was a great experience, and I’m confident that anyone else that hires them will feel the same way.
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      5 out of 5


      I started by reading reviews and calling several companies, looking for the best “fit” consulting firm. After several days of research, I narrowed my search to two consulting firms: SBC and mbaMission, setting up initial consultations with both firms. My stats were slightly under the ballpark for the M7 schools, but I thought I had a compelling story. It was important to have a consulting company help me hone my unique story, a difficult task with only 300-500 words per essay. After both conversations, I felt a strong connection with the team at SBC. They exuded confidence, and took a real look at my background during the initial consult (some firms provide only minimal advice during the free consultation). SBC provides several potential consultants, and you select the one that best suits you and your background. My consultant was Margaret, who helped me excel during the application process. She became a true partner very early on and helped me reach my near impossible dream of being admitted into HBS.

      In every aspect of the application, from the intense research to the hundreds of edits, I saw tremendous growth in my essay writing and in my application package. Through SBC, I was able to shape a genuine narrative about my background and my future goals. On the day I received my HBS acceptance, I called my family and then immediately called Margaret, a testament to the strong partnership we developed during the application process.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: HBS, Class of 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: SBC is a partnership that prepares you like no other consulting firm. From the moment I joined to the moment I received my acceptance to HBS, I know I sent my best application to each school because of my relationship and partnership with SBC and Margaret.
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      5 out of 5


      Long story short: Working with Christine Hawkins was the best thing I’ve done in a long time.

      I had free consultations with three MBA counsellors in 2015 after graduation and taking my GMAT. Having scored a 730 in my GMAT, with strong academics and a classic “pre-MBA” job, I was very unimpressed with what I had heard and decided to apply on my own without an advisor. That approach failed miserably, as I saw my peers get admitted to their dream schools while I was handed rejection after rejection. This year, I decided to reapply and sought the advice of a counsellor, Christine Hawkins (after filtering through several consultations with other companies). Christine’s advice was always on point, both in terms of broader strategy and direction of the application as well as tactical advice (e.g. who to talk to on campus, which clubs to reach out to, etc.). Looking back, I kick myself for not working with her last time around because I could have been a year ahead in life.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: GET HELP! It is a bad idea to go at this alone. Find someone who you have good chemistry with and someone who you feel will not only add value to your applications but also understands your background and wants to see you succeed.
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      5 out of 5


      I had a fantastic experience with my Erika Olsen, through Stacy Blackman Consulting (all-in package). As a bit of background on myself, I majored in Economics, had 2 years of work experience at a consulting firm, and aspired to start my own ed tech company after school. However, I was worried that I would look to AdComm like every other white, well-educated consultant and I didn’t stand a shot. Erika convinced me otherwise and helped the unique elements of my personality, story, and goals shine through. She reviewed my entire application – not just the essays, but also my resume, data form, recommendation letters etc. – and squeezed out every opportunity to differentiate myself. She has a direct working style, which I appreciated, and used my time well. Erika was instrumental in getting me into MIT Sloan and, while I decided now was not the right time for school, I was thrilled to have had the option. If I apply to school again, I certainly hope to work with Erika again too.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Admitted to MIT Sloan
      • MBA application & school advice: Don't get lost on a tangent, opining on your big ideas for how the world should be - that will come after school - focus on you and what you've done to mould the world you're in
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      5 out of 5


      I utilized Stacy Blackman Consulting, (I chose the All-In package), and it was one of the best investments I’ve ever made! Not only did I get into both schools I applied to, but I got into my dream school, USC Marshall School of Business, (with a scholarship). I worked with Amy for over a year and she gave me lots of practical advice on how to strengthen my application.

      For me, writing the application essays was the most challenging part. Amy’s advice on how to both approach the essays and her help with the over half a dozen revisions we did was invaluable. She also motivated and helped drive me to do my best on every aspect of the application, including improving my GMAT score and adding extracurriculars. The flight test, which is offered by Stacy Blackman Consulting, (in which other consultants review your application and essays) is another excellent example of how effective their approach is.

      The application process is really a journey and it’s important to start early. I would highly recommend Amy and Stacy Blackman Consulting as their expertise and track record speaks for itself. I truly believe that my applications wouldn’t have been as successful as they were without their help. Again, I’d highly recommend their service!

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: USC Marshall School of Business / 2021
      • MBA application & school advice: My advice is to start the application process early. There's a lot one can do to strengthen their application within the year following the application deadline. Also, working with a consultant is an absolute a game-changer in terms of boosting the overall quality of the application.
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      5 out of 5

      Vi Y:

      I applied to four top B-schools in 2016, on my own, and was dinged from all of them without interview. After this difficult outcome, I decided to investigate consulting services to get an idea of how my application could be improved the following year. I spoke to a few other services, including the MBA Exchange and mbaMission. In the end, I decided to go with Stacy Blackman because of how helpful my free consultation call with Bill Chionis was. I did a ding analysis with Caryn Altman. Her feedback was so direct and actionable that I decided to do an all-in package with her for a number of schools.
      Throughout the daunting process, Caryn’s expertise and support was extremely valuable. Caryn was efficient, direct, friendly, and supportive. I applied only to top 10 programs, and stubbornly didn’t add any ‘safety’ schools to my list, despite my scary results from the previous year. When I asked Caryn what my chances were, she candidly told me that it would be a stretch for many of them. Despite the odds, Caryn worked with me to ensure that I had a solid application and that I could showcase myself in the best possible light. She laid out a strategy which allowed me to understand how all the different parts of my application worked to tell a cohesive story.
      The All-In Package is quite pricey, but if you feel lost with the application process, I’d say it’s worth it (recall that I had come off four brutal dings!). Especially because of my test scores, we knew that the rest of my application, especially essays, had to *really* shine. I consider myself a strong writer, but even so, Caryn had tons of feedback on my essays. The mock interview gave me a boost of confidence, and when I did my first real interview I was surprised by how similar the questions were. The flight test feedback that I got from Lisa Anderson was very helpful. Another benefit to the all-in was that I could ask Caryn any general MBA questions I had (ex. interview-related etiquette, what to do when I get a confusing email during the application process, etc).
      I also did a mock interview with Erika Olson for HBS, which was excellent, and helped me prepare correctly for the unique HBS interview.
      I applied to seven schools in round 1, got interviews with four, and ultimately received offers of admission from two. I am happy to say that I will be attending HBS next fall. It wouldn’t have been possible without Caryn’s assistance – thank you to Caryn and the rest of the SBC team!

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: HBS class of 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: Engage an experienced consulting firm that has a team of experts including former Admissions Officers. Don't sell yourself short without this help, as that costed me an entire year delay in my career path.
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      5 out of 5


      I worked with Caryn from Stacy Blackman Consulting to apply R1 in 2017 after having unsuccessfully applied to five schools in the first round of the previous year. Caryn was on top of every detail and made sure that we stuck to our deadlines, which was critical applying to five programs no matter how far in advance we started our planning. She absolutely has a mind for this work and was able to position my experience to fit with each individual school. Most importantly though, she helped me think through where I had been and where I really wanted to go and that made my application all the more authentic and genuine. In the end, I got accepted into Columbia! Thanks Caryn!

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia Business School / 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: Make incremental deadlines for yourself and stick to them. The process goes faster than you think it will.
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      5 out of 5


      Sending over the highest praise for the Blackman team. I learned a lot, worked hard, and was admitted to 3 of my 4 schools. I loved working with Lisa, a former Admissions Officer, and her style was a great fit for me. She was very confident and strategic about how to use my different themes and stories and that gave me confidence too. She never made me feel like I was pestering her with too many questions and that’s huge because I did have a lot of questions. She was responsive, very timely and very cool! We also pulled in others to guide us. I also realized all that prep work with the application helped me to start Kellogg with focus and productivity. The 40K scholarship was a fantastic outcome too.
      On a scale from 1 to 10, I give them a 12!

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Kellogg MBA/ 2018
      • MBA application & school advice: Start early. Use an experienced consultant. Do research.
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      5 out of 5


      I am an international applicant with a non-traditional background. I applied to several programs last year, but failed to get admittance. Before approaching SBC, I did not have a good understanding of my strengths or feasible career goal. My journey started with a 30-min phone call with Esther for an initial evaluation. Esther has the talent and acumen to quickly summarize the main issues in my previous applications and point out the key theme to draft my story and career goal. Her suggestions became the foundation of my application strategy. She is the reason why I chose SBC instead of other prestigious MBA consulting firms.

      I was then assigned to my primary consultant and opted for the comprehensive 3-school package. SBC truly cares about matching you with the right consultant as my partner is a former Adcom in one of my target schools. She was instrumental in guiding me to refine my career goals and craft my story from an Adcom’s perspective. She persuaded me to visit the schools and talk to current students, which I found to be very critical in writing a genuine essay that stands out.

      SBC’s Flight Tester was a game changer for me. They bring in a 2nd consultant to review the entire application package for my first school. In my case, Caryn, a former Adcom for that specific school reviewed my application. She responded quickly and gave vital advice on my essays. I honed in on her message and made critical changes to my essay based on her feedback, which I think secured my admission for that school.

      As a non-traditional applicant with a very niche major and in one of the most competitive international application pools, my problem has always been getting over that initial bump of acquiring an interview invite. I am glad to say that the SBC team was able to get me interview invitations from all three schools. I was admitted to two schools with a large amount of scholarship to cover 50-80% of the tuition (a great return on my SBC investment)! This would not have been possible without my team of super consultants: Esther, Caryn, and my consultant. I highly recommend SBC for applicants like me who have great potential, but do not know how to package themselves well and stand out in the application pool.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Kellogg/ Class of 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: Use a consultant. I got 50% scholarship with one admit and 80% scholarship with a second admit--- both from top 5 MBA programs!
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      5 out of 5


      I worked with Beth Tidmarsh at Stacy Blackman and she really helped me manage the application process and feel confident in the application I was submitting. She provided helpful essay feedback and application guidance, she was timely in her responses, and she was proactive in letting my know when her schedule was tight.

      I’m a strong writer but I didn’t know much about what was expected from an MBA application essay, and Beth helped me put my stories in their best light and noted where I could add more information or remove confusing or unnecessary content. Beth also helped guide me on what to expect throughout the process, gave me advice for my interviews, and provided support during the stressful and uncertain process of waiting to hear back after submitting apps and completing interviews.

      I felt like Beth was personally invested in my success and her help improved my applications and gave me the confidence to perform at my best in interviews. I would strongly recommend her as a consultant.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Kellogg 2019
      • MBA application & school advice: Start early- get the GMAT out of the way quickly so that you can focus on your essays.
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      5 out of 5


      I had the pleasure of being paired with Caryn Altman and truly know I wouldn’t have gotten into two top schools (Booth & Kellogg) without her support, patience, project management skills, and ability to see how my application worked as a whole. I worked with her on 3 schools and applied to another two on my own using some of the same strategies I developed with her. Start to finish SBC was a great investment from my initial point of contact, to my flight tester (Beth who is a former adcom), to additional folks who provided a second opinion on essays for me when Caryn and I disagreed (not often!). SBC is absolutely the way to go if you’re thinking about working with a consulting company. They know what they’re doing and all the positive outcomes vouch for that. Thanks again for everything!!!!!

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Booth/ Class of 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: Wouldn't have gotten into school without SBC!
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      5 out of 5


      Sending over the highest praise for the Blackman team. I learned a lot, worked hard, and was admitted to 3 of my 4 schools. I’ve chosen to accept Kellogg and declined Wharton and CBS.
      I loved working with my consultant and her style was a great fit for me. She was very confident and strategic about how to use my different themes and stories and that gave me confidence too. She never made me feel like I was pestering her with too many questions and that’s huge because I did have a lot of questions. She was responsive, very timely and very cool! The Adcom review was also really valuable. Feel great about what we put together and about the results. On a scale from 1 to 10, I give them a 12!

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Kellogg Class of 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: Start early. Don't underestimate the amount of work and diligence required to self-evaluate and learn about the programs.
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      5 out of 5

      V Mills:

      My work with Jen started with a phone call and I knew right away that this was going to be very good. It’s been a long but extremely productive process and I gained so much including 2 acceptance letters! I was very overwhelmed and nervous when we had our first call. Jen walked me through my background and brag sheet and drilled me on my actions, my decisions, consequences and more. It was a very draining two hour call but it made the rest of the process much better because I had core marketing tenets and great examples to back everything up.
      We picked out a list schools that were a good fit for me. Jen helped me think through not just “where I could get in” but also what I wanted out of a school and what the different programs could offer me. She did not push me towards any particular school, but did help me figure out my chances and where I wanted to be.
      I had to completely overhaul my resume to fit for an MBA application and I used the SBC resume guide. It was very useful with great examples and a complete step by step walk through of the differences between an MBA resume and a job search resume. Very very detailed and it was a fantastic resource for me – it truly helped a lot, along with Jen’s edits and guidance of course.
      One thing I greatly appreciated about Jen is that she did not try to force me into a box. This was the case with picking schools and also writing essays. Everything I wrote felt authentic. Me – just better, more strategic and more polished. For example, when we first started talking, we discussed my strengths. I listed off some strengths that she said were good but perhaps generic. After we had the discussion about my background, she suggested strengths that were completely pulled from my examples, but I just never really thought of it from that angle.
      Everything Jen helped me with reflected my goals. When it came time to interview I could speak very honestly and passionately about everything in my essays, I think it really came out in the interviews that i was authentic. I was very happy with everything that I did with SBC and with the service from Jen.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton/ class of 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: Find a partner like Jen and SBC!
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      5 out of 5


      Bill Chionis at SBC is a very experienced MBA admissions consultant. He took his time to truly understand my story and he genially cared about my life experiences. That kind of compassion makes this stressful process enjoyable. Bill’s understanding of your story really helps you and him (as a team) to develop your strategy. This strategy is then carefully woven into every element of your essays, interview and application questions.

      I thought I was a great interviewer/interviewee. However, after experiencing Bill’s two step mock interview program, I realized I could make some major improvements. All of the coaching worked. I was accepted into Kellogg 2 business days after my interview! I considered Bill a friend and I will always remember what he did to help me during the crossroads of my career.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Kellogg Northwestern-2019
      • MBA application & school advice: If you are willing to spend $100k+ on an MBA, make the minimal investment in comparison for a SBC consultant to get into the best school possible.
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      5 out of 5


      Paul was extremely helpful in allowing me to craft my story and identify the key elements to highlight to admissions teams. He helped think through the best strategy for applications (round 1 vs round 2) and which school to focus on.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: London Business School 2018
      • MBA application & school advice: Take the time to really identify why you want to get an MBA, what you are hoping to gain from the experience and why xxxx school will help you get there!
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      5 out of 5


      Jackie Shen Kim was amazing. She figured out a strategy for me to convince schools that my weaknesses are okay. She edited my essays and responded within a couple of hours – she really went above and beyond to be there for me during a stressful time. She was brutally honest yet encouraging at the same time.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Booth Class of 2018
      • MBA application & school advice: Understand how AdCom would perceive your strengths and weaknesses and how to provide evidence in the app to bolster those. Apply to real safety schools and be conservative with what you determine safe - with B School admissions being so competitive, many are shocked to find they do not even get into their safety schools.
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      5 out of 5


      I hired a stacey blackman consultant for my FEMBA application at UCLA Anderson. After my initial consultation, I was paired with a woman who was not only a FEMBA alum from Anderson but also used to read applications for the admissions team. Her extensive knowledge and insight into what the adcom was looking for was crucial and helped me focus my essays and resumes with the right messaging. She truly made the application process less stressful and was always available via phone or email to chat / provide feedback.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Anderson / 2020
      • MBA application & school advice: Before I even met with my consultant, I had already drafted my short and long term career goals and some what of a narrative on how they were connected. This steps takes a long time but is well worth the exercise before diving into drafting the essays.
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      5 out of 5


      Incredible help for interpreting my nontraditional background into skills easily understood by the mba admissions committee. i am grateful for (and was so relieved by) my expert consultant’s advice when i felt so confused about how best to sell myself to these programs. they were professional, used the time well, and gave useful advice. highly recommend

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Haas 2018
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      5 out of 5


      very personalized service, I requested a specific consultant and had a great experience

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Cornell University
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      5 out of 5


      I worked with a consultant from Stacey Blackman. He was very detailed oriented. He knew how to convert weakness into strength and was always available on demand for discussion. I would recommend Stacey Blackman’s service to any aspiring MBA candidate

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross school of business
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      5 out of 5

      yan ZENG:

      one year ago, I was not sure whether i should use a consultant or not. because i did not use one when i was applying for phd. it worked out very well. but after talking to so many people, i realized that mba application is different game. it could put me in a bad place, if i do not act well. When I decided to work with a consultant, two names came to me: MBA mission and stacy blackman. in the end, i chose stacy blackman, because they had more consultants from top mba programs and they were nicer to me. this turned out to be the best investment decisions i have ever made. i got into columbia business school!!!!that’s like a dream come true. It was well worth every penny. i recommemde you to choose stacy blackman as well. you won’t regret.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL/2019
      • MBA application & school advice: and work hard toward it. essay is key!!!
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      5 out of 5


      I worked with Sherry at Stacy Blackman Consulting for almost an entire year and ended up with three admits. I am attending Fuqua, which was my first choice. When I started with Sherry I had not yet taken the GMAT and was not even sure where I was applying. She helped me with every single stage of the application, guiding me on which schools to research, how to study for the GMAT and whether to retake it and then of course all the nuts and bolts of the actual application. Because we started early she could coach me on things that I could do to improve my actual profile. Her essay guidance was excellent and thorough and very insightful. I ended up investing a lot more time in volunteer activities leading up to submitting the application and discussed that in my application. I believe that on-ramp time really helped. I really liked the SBC process, with my main consultant and then the flight test and other support such as for interviews. I thought the team was top notch and especially am incredibly grateful to Sherry.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Fuqua
      • MBA application & school advice: Give yourself enough time - don't rush the process. And if you are seeking help, do it early on. Work with the SBC team!
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      5 out of 5


      My older sister used Stacy Blackman Consulting and was successful, getting into her first choice school. She worked with Erika and I requested Erika but they suggested that I work with someone else who they thought would be a better match for me. I was nervous because her main referral was around the work that Erika did with her. I assessed a couple of options finally settling on Caryn. Working with Caryn was a DREAM. She is a complete pro – she knows what the schools are looking for and she knows how to navigate the process of applying. She has a really good balance of guidance and keeping you in check but also being really fun, friendly and supportive. I got the sense that she has seen it all and had a great feel for what does and does not work. She was no nonsense and did not hesitate one bit on any advice which gave me confidence in her direction. It was all a really great experience, right up to the end when I was waitlisted at one of my top choices, and received great guidance that helped me off the waitlist.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton
      • MBA application & school advice: Don't apply to too many schools. I would say 6 is the max you should apply to. I hit six and really started to burn out. Even with support from a consultant, it just became too much and quality would have really started to drop off if I had done anymore.
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      5 out of 5


      I worked with Amy at Stacy Blackman Consulting over a six month period to apply to 3 schools.I had unsuccessfully applied to 4 schools the prior season so my confidence was shaken and I was very nervous regarding how to proceed. I had one reapplication and 2 brand new apps. Amy helped instill confidence and helped me to focus and stick to a strategy. She helped me with every single part of the application and the end result was one that I felt very proud of. The interview prep was extremely useful and of course the essay review was indispensable. We spent a lot of time but it was worth it. We just worked slowly and steadily and she was always there for me. We developed a very nice relationship. I felt as if I could trust her and I always knew that she was their to support me. I enjoyed our communications and always appreciated how available she was for me. Although a few years have passed I still recommend friends to SBC and I still keep in contact with Amy. I had one incident a few days before deadline where a friend reviewed an essay and gave me negative feedback. I was in a panic but Amy helped me sort though the comments and was always calm and professional. She did not let me make any last minute hasty decisions. I know that the team at Blackman made the difference for me as I came out of it with two admits and a waitlist. I was admitted to Kellogg, my reach school and first choice.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Kellogg 2016
      • MBA application & school advice: don't listen to too many friends - everyone has advice and some of it not good.
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      5 out of 5

      Jay Spears:

      When I decided to work with a consultant, my two big concerns were:
      – would my application end up looking canned, like a big machine had just applied their template and made me an application like all of their other clients?
      – schedule – I have a very rigorous and unpredictable work schedule so I needed to make sure that my consultant would be able to accommodate that.

      I was introduced to Blackman through one of their guides that I received as a free download. It was very straightforward with good advice so I purchased two hours from them and was paired with a consultant named Sarah. Sarah immediately added value by helping me pull together a strategy so that I was very focused in my writing. I had basic points that I needed to incorporate and a handful of interesting stories to tell.

      It was clear from the start that my application would not be canned. Sarah helped me bring out my best, but it was still me. I then decided to go with a three school package and was admitted to all three of my schools. Sarah never let me down with scheduling either. She was extremely flexible and understanding and always made it work for me. I really liked working with her which is important because there were days near deadlines when we traded at least 20 emails.

      I have no regrets about investing in an admissions service. It was well worth every penny.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia 2018
      • MBA application & school advice: Hire an expert to help guide you. I know my applications were stronger because I worked with Stacy Blackman. Athletes, CEOs dieters all have coaches, why shouldn't an MBA applicant?
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      5 out of 5


      Stacy Blackman Consulting was a complete gift to me. I started my process very late and was in a panic. I had to take the GMAT and compile all apps in a very short period of time. Their team was excellent – caring, knowledgeable, very enthusiastic, professional and service oriented. My consultant, Lisa, took my applications from chaos to a very well ordered process. Feedback was almost immediate – sometimes I could not believe it – I would send essays at an odd time and receive a note almost instantly, followed by more thorough feedback. And no one at Stacy Blackman is there to massage your ego. Everyone I encountered pushed me a little bit harder and was very honest. I truly felt that they brought out the best in me. I loved working with their team and found the flight test to be a terrific check as well. I am very grateful to have had SB on my team and highly recommend them to anyone who is taking the process seriously and wants to kick some butt!

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Tuck 2018
      • MBA application & school advice: Don't expect this process to be easy! Even with an advisor, I worked very hard. And when I worked hard the way that she was able to assist me was stronger. I did my best and then we cycled through to keep improving and pushing the applications to be better. She did help me stay on track, keep my head down and stay focused. It was that discipline that helped me to finish so much work in such a short period of time.
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      5 out of 5


      Solid program. They offer you certain exercises that help identify your strengths to highlight and some ideation exercises to really flesh out your essays. If you decide to go with a larger package, be prepared to pay pretty heavily for those services.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: The Wharton School / 2017
      • MBA application & school advice: Think about what you want to get out of school and provide a clear message in your application. Your stated career goals may not be what you end up doing after school and you may pivot on how you focus your time in order to reach our personal development goals, but you want to have a very solid understanding of what you want coming in to school.
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      5 out of 5


      Great team helping me prepare

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stern/2017
      • MBA application & school advice: Be your authentic self
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      5 out of 5


      I had a comprehensive 3 school package. Since I had come from a design/art undergraduate school program I wanted more help and guidance in applying to business school. However, the comprehensive packages are not worth it if you can do your own homework. I felt a lot of the information was redundant and I paid far more than the help I received was worth. I wish I had just done an hourly package and really focused on getting help on the essays.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Yale SOM / 2016
      • MBA application & school advice: If you choose to get a consulting service really just use it for the resume and essay review. It is not necessary to have a consultant to help you with other aspects of choosing schools/reviewing materials. Know who you are and why you have decided to go to business school. Do a lot of your own research and ask a lot of questions before you hire a consultant.
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      5 out of 5

      Kritika Rastogi:

      Stacy Blackman consulting prep was very easy to reach out to and very responsive.
      I did not do a full paid review, but they still helped me out with the steps on the waitlist. They encouraged me to not give up and send an update in the last round. If it hadn’t been for them, I might not have got accepted.
      The review done was amazing and gave some really keen pointers as to what should change and where. The resume was also updated according to their help. They kept me in track with the deadline for all rounds for most colleges.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross school of business/2018
      • MBA application & school advice: Apply to multiple colleges and don't lose hope. It's very erratic and lunch matters a lot.
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      5 out of 5


      I found Stacey Blackman Consulting to be extremely helpful. The area where it helped most was on my essays. Influenced me to think outside of the box when writing my essays, which I think really helped to make them stand out with the admissions committee.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Simmons College/2018
      • MBA application & school advice: Allow yourself plenty of time when completing applications. I also found it to be helpful if I created deadlines for each portion of the application.
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      4 out of 5


      I went with Stacy Blackman due to their exhaustive knowledge of admissions process. Form the first call, it felt that they were extremely organized and had a plan in place. I worked with Sherry Holland who was my admissions consultant and got accepted to three schools and wait listed at one.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: 2017
      • MBA application & school advice: Start early and plan ahead.
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      5 out of 5


      I thought that the advice from and time spent with Stacey Blackman Consulting was well worth it. I needed help specifically with the essay portion, and they provided iseful tips and inaights as I was drafting.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Wharton/2015
      • MBA application & school advice: Talk to lots of companies and go with who your gut tells you.
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      4 out of 5


      My consultant was supportive, easy to work with and extremely helpful in me structuring my thoughts. My essays turned out a lot stronger as a result of using Stacy Blackman. I also appreciated the dry run of the interview and final proof of the application. I got into the school of my choice.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Columbia
      • MBA application & school advice: Give yourself enough time - I was on draft 20 by the time it was all said and done.
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      4 out of 5


      I chose the hourly plan because I knew where I wanted to apply and I knew all I needed help with was the essays. As a white male with a good but not stellar background, I knew it would be particularly competitive but Stacy Blackman knows exactly what Adcoms are looking for so they know how to put the right spin on your story and show it from the right angles. I was placed on the waitlist at MIT and eventually accepted after working with Stacy Blackman through the summer on various update letters.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: MIT Sloan / 2017
      • MBA application & school advice: Consultants are expensive so figure out where you want to go first and try to do as much as possible on your own before hiring them. For me, the essays was where I needed help. If you are not an excellent writer or have holes in your experience, then hiring a consultant will definitely spruce up your essays and help position you in the best way possible.
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      5 out of 5


      I chose the comprehensive two school package. I loved the consultant I was assigned to. He was an engineer like me and was very experienced having done admissions consulting for more then 10 years. He was very supportive throughout the whole process even when I sometimes doubted myself. He really did a great job in giving me advice on writing my essays.I definitely recommend SBC and in particular Bill.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Ross/2018
      • MBA application & school advice: Understand your career path and what you want to do. Identify what your short term and long term goals are and what you want to achieve by getting a MBA.
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      4 out of 5


      Loved the way it was broken down to me. SBC helped me understand myself and evaluate my potential. They then helped me build my story. All essays were reviewed in detail. Inputs for my resume, helped me even after I came into B School

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Tepper/2017
      • MBA application & school advice: Really get to know yourself. Pen down all your achievements, life decisions. Evaluate your reasoning for every decision you've made in life. It'll really help during interviews.
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      5 out of 5

      Abhinav Nigam:

      Great service from the company. Got into great schools.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Darden school of business / 2017
      • MBA application & school advice: Start early and select schools based on your interest and not rankings.
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      4 out of 5


      The free initial consultation gave me a good idea of if the schools I was considering were a good fit. I appreciated the professionalism and lack of hard sell exhibited by the team at SBC.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stern
      • MBA application & school advice: Spend time figuring out what your goal is, what it will take to get there, and why you absolutely need an MBA to make it happen.
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      5 out of 5

      Marc Weiner:

      Great team helping me to prepare when i didn’t have anyone at work to get advice from

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Stern 2017
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      5 out of 5

      Prithvi Somasundaram:

      Great advice tim..

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Michigan State University/2017
      • MBA application & school advice: be the best story teller.
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      5 out of 5

      Tim Vanderploeg:

      I had an excellent experience with Stacy Blackman Consulting. My admissions consultant, Ryan Barba, had extensive experience working in admissions at top MBA programs, which proved invaluable. I purchased 5 hours of ryan’s time and he was very efficient in helping me with my essays, resume, and interview preparation. He was very helpful in helping me decide which parts of my background to highlight in order to catch the attention of adcoms. I was accepted to my top choice school with a hefty scholarship and I do not think i would have had such a favorable result without ryan’s help. Investing in stacy blackman consulting is one of the highest roi investments i have i ever made.

      • MBA Program & Grad Year: Michigan State University Eli Broad Graduate School of Management / 2017
      • MBA application & school advice: Don't try to be someone you're not in your MBA application. Take the best skills, accomplishments, and passions from your life and bring them to life in your application.
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