MBA Admissions Consulting Testimonials

 Leveraging my communications expertise and experience as a student member of the Admissions Committee at the Ross School of Business, I collaborate with prospective MBA candidates to create effective application strategies. These are just a few client success stories:  

"Laura provided critical tips and counseling during the essay brainstorming, editing, and interviewing stages. I was very proud of the final product and confident that I had maximized my efforts. Throughout the process, Laura's extensive experience and knowledge proved invaluable. Ultimately, I was admitted into Wharton, and recommend this service to anyone looking to apply for an MBA - it will make the process and your life easier." – Admit, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business

"Laura provided structure and direction around the goals that led me to business school.  She complemented my stories with insightful tips and a sound strategy to help me share who I was with the universities. Her advice was targeted and personalized to the aspirations I shared with her. Upon completion of working with Laura Nelson, I not only had acceptance letters from multiple top ten business schools, but also a clearer understand of why I wanted to make this life change. " – Admit, Duke University Fuqua School of Business

"If it were not for Laura, getting admitted to a top MBA program would have remained a distant dream. As a candidate from an over-represented background in the Bay Area, I was not sure whether I had any chance at any of the top programs. It was important to distinguish myself from other applicants. This is where Laura's services were extremely valuable. Through thoughtful analysis of my background, she came up with great suggestions on how to put my best foot forward. After my initial conversation with her, I gained confidence and engaged in a brainstorming session. The brainstorming session helped me come up with the content for my essays. She made me think about certain episodes in my life and professional career that I would have never thought about in the first place. Through meaningful criticism and comments, Laura helped solidify the content for my essays into compelling stories. Apart from essays, Laura also helped me with the interview process, a crucial step in the application process. In the end, I received acceptance letters from the top two schools that I had applied to. I enthusiastically recommend Laura to anyone applying to business school. She will make sure that your application stands out and that it tells your best story." – Admit, University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business  

"As a non-traditional MBA applicant, Laura's advice was invaluable. Laura helped me identify the best examples from my background to include in my application materials. With her assistance, I molded these leadership stories into great essays that emphasized my strong transferable skills. Her support was essential to my admission into a top MBA program. I would highly recommend Laura to anyone applying to top MBA programs--especially candidates with more unusual backgrounds. She will help you build the best case for your admission." – Admit, University of Virginia Darden School of Business

"My consultant was Laura Nelson, and her help was priceless. She helped me with brainstorming and editing my essays. We spent countless of hours going through my essays, and she did not quit on them until I was satisfied. She deserves 5 stars in my book." – Admit, USC Marshall School of Business

"I worked with Laura Nelson and had a great experience. The process is a lot of work, so I would suggest starting early. It is pretty easy to write good essay, but really hard to write great ones! Laura helped me craft an interesting story that combined my career goals and past work and academic experiences into an engaging story. She also pushed me to convince the admissions committee “why” a specific MBA program is right for me. I got into my top two schools (even with a below average GMAT). Laura was great and I would recommend that anyone use her (services)." – Admit, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

"(Laura) immediately spotted deficiencies in my past applications and gave tips to rewrite my essays using my own style. My essays were significantly better organized and clearer. Had I used (her service) for my first applications, I would have certainly received more invitations, as re-reading my past applications made me realize my mistakes. I have now accepted an offer at a top European business school." – Admit, IESE Business School 

"Laura was a great asset to me as I went through the MBA application process. Her feedback on my draft essays with recommendations on how to make my story relevant, informative and impactful were absolutely critical to the process, and helped me land an admit to UCLA Anderson. I would absolutely recommend Laura’s service to anyone going through this process, and assure you that it will be an investment well worth your time and money." – Admit, UCLA Anderson School of Business

Contact me to discuss how I can help you tell your best stories, set yourself apart from a competitive applicant pool, and gain admission to a top MBA program