Danielle has worked as an MBA consultant for students applying to Harvard, Wharton, and Columbia.
While at Harvard Business School (HBS), she worked as a cover letter and resume editor for fellow classmates. She also helped HBS alumnae tell their stories as part of a portrait project she curated and edited in celebration of the 50th anniversary of women at the school’s full-time MBA program.
Danielle loves to uncover the unique personalities and motivations that drive a business school application. Her involvement in multiple transition periods (she advises high school students on college applications and friends on career switches) keeps her well-aware of the myriad of experiences that influence current aspirations.
Danielle holds a B.A. with honors from Columbia University, where she was an editor of the Columbia Daily Newspaper. She spent her college junior year abroad at King’s College London and graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Prior to attending business school, Danielle worked at McKinsey & Company’s New Jersey and Washington, DC offices, where she served Consumer Packaged Goods, Retail, Healthcare, and government clients.
In pursuit of her passion for making healthy products mainstream, Danielle joined Chobani, the Greek yogurt company, after business school to help define the company’s strategy and operations. She lives in New York City and during her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and following her yoga guru around New York.
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Below are reflections from just some of Danielle’s recent clients:
Harvard Business School
Danielle’s advice was the most useful tool at my disposal as a first year at Harvard Business School during the summer recruitment process. She is a great coach that deeply cares about the outcome.I worked with Danielle on my resume and cover letter over a number of weeks in my first semester business school. I approached Danielle, who had volunteered to coach first year students, because her resume was extremely clear and professional; and it effectively shed light on her passions.
Danielle took the time to understand what new areas of work I was looking to break into and how to shape my resume to match each company’s priorities. She provided clear feedback after a very diligent review of my each of my revisions– all while balancing this with a busy timetable and with a number of other coaching commitments.
She also took the opportunity to share her experience from her previous career and her summer internship. Her comments were always constructive and timely, and she always provided reasoning behind them which allowed me to understand and learn from this. I was really pleased with my resume at the end of the process – and it successfully allowed me to apply and get the summer internship of my choice.
Accepted to Wharton
Danielle was instrumental in my written application and interview. She pushed me to answer why I needed business school to make the career transition I am hoping to make and why I needed Wharton in particular. While Wharton was my first choice, it was not until my conversations with Danielle that I really understood how to communicate persuasively why this was so.I have a pretty traditional MBA background (from a big city, management consulting) and was concerned about my ability to stand out. Danielle convinced me as every applicant is unique, my particular collection of goals, experiences, and relationships coalesced into package that would thrill readers. She took the time to really get to know me and my stories, which gave me the confidence to express myself authentically.
I ended up getting in with a merit scholarship. But more importantly, due to my reflections with Danielle, I better understood where I was heading after business school and how to best use the MBA program to get there.
The help was holistic and never lacking. I am very grateful!
Accepted to Columbia University
As an international student, I knew little about the cultural differences between the various MBA programs and did not have any friends in the programs to gain an inside view. Danielle went out of her way to help connect me to current students she knew who were very generous with their time. She also spent many hours getting to know me and my career goals to help me decide which program would be right for me.This collaborative thought process helped me craft applications that were tailored to each school and ultimately helped me chose the program that would benefit me the most.
I was fortunate to get into my top three choices in a large part because Danielle helped me explain my non-traditional experiences in a way that the schools could understand. The practice interview sessions were also helpful since I never had a one-on-one formal interview before!
I am in touch with her even today. I followed her advice to make the most of my first year, joining one club over another and managing my time in a way that let me do enough recruiting. I applied for (and received) a management consulting internship for the summer after my first year of business school. Danielle helped with the case preparations and pushed me to highlight what I achieved after some time in B-school and what I want to achieve going forward. She rocks!
Accepted to Columbia University
“I reached out to MBA Prep School at the suggestion of a friend who recently graduated from Columbia University. My situation was unique in the sense that I was not applying to their MBA program. After having an initial consultation with Danielle, I was confident in her ability to help me construct a thoughtful application geared towards a M.S. in Real Estate Finance. Danielle pushed me to explain rather than tell why I would be a good fit for the program while using examples from current events going on within the Commercial Real Estate industry. Danielle was able to help me get my point across in one concise essay, while making me a stronger overall candidate with help on my resume as well.”