With more than 20 years in admissions, the last 16 in MBA admissions, few consultants have read as many or as diverse a subset of applications as Christine.
With all that experience, you may be surprised to learn, Christine does not come to private consulting naturally. As a person committed to student service and helping those with less traditional family pedigree, she has always felt like a little bit of a traitor moving into private consulting from the other side of the desk. While most consultants have MBA’s and have surmised why they were admitted– Christine and her small subset of former admissions director peers actually KNOW why and how people are admitted.
Christine is a tell-it-like-it-is, no nonsense, realist who will help you craft an accurate story of you instead of spinning a story from something that isn’t there. She has a deep knowledge of the application process beyond just essay crafting. She is responsive, helpful, and is invested in her client’s success.
She crossed over to admissions consulting to stay committed to helping people tell their story, find what differentiates them, and guide those without the traditional family or professional background that makes an MBA a foregone conclusion. She’s got a soft spot for military, non-traditional, women, diversity and intellectually curious applicants.
With Christine’s experience at Chicago Booth and London Business School– she has that diverse domestic and international perspective you just may be looking for!
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Below are reflections from just some of Christine’s successful clients:
Accepted to Chicago Booth, Kellogg, and MIT (scholarships @ Booth and Kellogg!)
I am so glad I selected Christine as my consultant! She is incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, helpful, direct, and honest. With her feedback, I was able to shape my application to better reflect myself and my goals. She consistently responded within an hour or so, was always willing to jump on the phone to chat or brainstorm and was okay doing several rounds of edits to get the materials where we both wanted them to be. She also had deep knowledge of the application process and could provide insights on timing, how they would judge my materials, etc. I truly felt that she was just as invested in getting me into B school as I am. Thanks to Christine I was admitted to my top 3 programs. I would recommend her a million times over!
Accepted to Harvard Business School and Stanford GSB (as a re-applicant!)
Your guidance and wisdom over the last few months were the key to allowing me to gain admission to HBS after being denied last year. I consider myself very lucky to have been introduced with you. Your style of feedback is very pleasant and highly effective.
Accepted to London Business School, Chicago Booth, and Oxford
I thank my lucky stars I was paired with Christine. This woman is an absolute Godsend. At every stage of the process, I knew I was working with an expert. Not just some clever MBA Alumnus from that school, but someone who worked on admissions committees in real life at two top schools. She knew what schools wanted, what they look for, what areas will ring alarm bells, and so on.
There were no limits on the number of hours I could speak to her, how many emails I could send, or on how many iterations my essays could go through. I couldn’t be happier with being matched with her. She coached me all the way through my three applications – from the basics, like thinking about why pursuing an MBA right now is the correct path to take and which schools I should consider, to interview preparation and coping with being waitlisted (at a Top 3 school in the world) over the Christmas break! – and I think she has been my secret weapon. Though I’ll never know for sure, I am confident I would have been dinged at all of my three schools without her and her coaching.
Accepted to London Business School and Wharton, with scholarships at both
Christine was absolutely brilliant. She has previous admissions experience, which I greatly valued and her advice was always 100% on point. My original essay drafts were generic, verbose and bland. With Christine’s help we transformed my original material into three very streamlined, well-articulated, to the point responses that really showcased my individual strengths and characteristics. Christine was always very quick to respond to my questions whether they be short, subject line only emails or long, rambling paragraphs. She even made time for me over Christmas to help me out with some niggling issues.
I felt Christine really went above and beyond. On many occasions I would get an email saying something akin to – “Oh I’ve just been thinking again about what we spoke about 2 weeks ago … I think we should actually do it like this.” This really gave the impression she was committed to giving my application 100% attention.
Christine really helped shape the material, providing perspective and context. She even got in touch the day before decision day to provide some calming words of encouragement. Choosing a consultant with actual admissions experience takes considerable guess work out of the equation. On countless occasions, Christine was able to draw on actual experiences from reading candidates completed applications and relating that to how admissions decisions were made. I can’t emphasize this enough, I really saw this as the biggest value add of the whole process. And, she even had some insight into the scholarship process that allowed me to gain a scholarship to my chosen school!
Accepted to Georgetown, Texas, Darden, USC-Marshall and UCLA-Anderson
I was paired with Christine and I consider myself SO lucky. Without Christine, I would never have been able to get admitted to my stretch schools. With only two years of work experience, not on a traditional high trajectory path, Christine was able to help me shape a narrative that allowed me to stand out. Christine was everything I was looking for in a consultant and more. Even with the time difference in London, she gave immediate and insightful feedback, was almost always available for a phone conversation, perfected my resume, and helped me form thoughtful essay responses. Christine was much more than a consultant during my process, she was my entire support system. With very few friends and no family receiving an MBA, I was completely counting on her to guide me through the process. I sincerely could not have done it without her. She took a personal interest in my life and where I came from, It was refreshing to think someone cared as much about my success as I did. I will forever be grateful for my experience with her.