Since 2011, Sabina has supported more than 150 applicants as they strive to earn admission to M7 and top 15 MBA programs worldwide. Before studying at The Wharton School and working at IBM, Sabina majored in computer science. Her own background allows her to guide clients from diverse backgrounds and geographies through the MBA application process in order to make career transitions, or overcome a lack of global business experience. She knows how to help clients with non-business backgrounds successfully navigate the MBA admissions process.
Sabina also takes a strategic approach to the mock interview process. Knowing how critical the interview is for non-native English speakers and international applicants in the MBA application process, Sabina gathers a team of experienced M7 alumni to help applicants with mock interviews. Sabina also calls upon her former clients, i.e., MBA alumni and current students, to deliver inside information about target programs.
Sabina co-leads the Taiwan MBA Forum, and has since 2011. Attendees number over 800 — this event is the largest MBA event in Greater China and is sponsored by the MBA admissions committees at top schools like Wharton and Kellogg. She also authors a popular MBA application blog, which is one of the most-read MBA-focused blogs in Chinese.
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Some of Sabina’s recent clients reflect on their experiences with her below:
Accepted to Stanford (with scholarship), Harvard Business School (with scholarship), Wharton EMBA, and Chicago Booth EMBA
I learned about Sabina even before I met her. When researching the business schools, I read Sabina’s blog which has a lot of useful information about schools, application tips, MBA career, student life, etc. Sabina’s weekly articles were my “chicken soup for the soul” when I was planning to apply MBA. In the beginning, I wasn’t so confident about myself, since I know it’s rare for people over 30 years old to be accepted by top MBA programs. Not long after my first call with Sabina, she wrote an article about tips for elder applicants. Sabina encouraged me to go for my dream.
Sabina helps me much during the application process:
Firstly, Sabina is quite creative. MBA application is about knowing yourself and execute the application in the right way. Sabina gave me many suggestions in writing essays and preparing for the interviews. Sometimes she found selling points about me that I wouldn’t think about by myself. And she shared with me creative and effective ways to present these points. Sabina taught me how to be a good storyteller.
Secondly, Sabina is efficient, always can find the gist and answer me in a short turnaround time. I am a perfectionist. Few times I revised many essay versions close to the deadline. Sabina always helps me patiently even under time pressure. I appreciate Sabina’s dedication in helping students. One of the schools I applied requires post-interview reflection. She stayed late in the night to discuss that post-interview reflection with me.
Last but not least, Sabina helps her students not only to enter MBA. She cares about students’ life during and after MBA. For example, she gave students advice to perform better at business schools, and give advice or provide connections for post-MBA career. I felt Sabina is not only a consultant but also like a friend.
I felt so lucky to have Sabina to help me with my journey of MBA application. I couldn’t be admitted by my dream schools without her. I really appreciate Sabina and would like to recommend her to future applicants.
Accepted to Harvard (scholarship), Chicago Booth and Columbia
The MBA application process also serves as a valuable opportunity to take a pause in your professional life, and retrospect what really matters to you. Among all the consultants, Sabina stands out as the advisor I’d like to work with not only for essay editing or content brainstorming with applicants, but for that she touches the essential of who I am and customizes my unique personal branding in my application.
Applying for MBA while working full-time is not easy. Hence it’s important to choose a consultant that could stand by you throughout the whole process, a mentor who provides professional advice, an architect who shows the blueprint of the opportunities following your effort, and a friend who offers support while you face the ups and downs during the application.
In practical perspective, Sabina graduated from Wharton MBA and knows every detail of the MBA application, MBA life, and post-MBA opportunities. On top of her insight, Sabina also has extensive connection with MBA alumni and admissions officers, and phenomenal track record with H/S/W admits.
It would be my privilege to endorse Sabina’s service and sincerely recommend her to all the dare dreamers.
Accepted to Wharton, Chicago Booth (scholarship), UC Berkeley, and UCLA (full scholarship
I have a unique background comparing to other MBA applicants. I majored in EE and was a coding engineer for 4 years. I have no business background, neither consulting or financial experience. Sabina is the one who guided me through the entire application process. I decided to work with her right after our first evaluation and consultation, for that she can clearly identify my strengths and weaknesses.
In the application process, Sabina was also my mentor. She guided me step by step, helping me shape my career goal into a concrete target, and turning my resume from a technical one into one for MBA application. She analyzed all the top tier schools, found the ones best fit me, and designed an application strategy for me. She professionally and patiently discussed all the essay questions with me. And one of her expertise is to extract the essence of my story, put all the pieces together and shape them into a coherent and convincing essay. We worked on each essay back and forth at least 7 times until we finalized it.
Preparing the interview is another long process, and I am glad that Sabina was there with me. She helped me polish my answers again and again, and did a useful and unforgettable mock group interview for my Wharton interview. She even modified my proposal for the group interview after analyzing the competitors and interview locations. Learn all you can from Sabina’s experience, and you shall not make mistakes by yourself.
The questions I was most frequently asked about the MBA application process, are “Should I cooperate with a consultant” and “who is the best consultant”. And my answer is “if you are busy working (which I believe is true for all candidates targeting at top-tier b-schools), you should consider working with my consultant, Sabina.” Sabina is so experienced that she has answers for literarily all my questions and concerns. She helped me save a lot of time doing the survey about MBA application process. I believe the best consultant is the one who can understand you and see both your unique value and weaknesses. And Sabina is the one.
Accepted to Wharton & UCLA (scholarship)
When I received the offer letter from Wharton, I still couldn’t believe I’m going to study at the most prestigious business school in the world. As a non-traditional applicant with work experience less than 3 years, I understood that the whole application process would be full of challenges. However, I’m glad that, in the whole journey, Sabina always backed me up and gave me courage to get into top schools. When reviewing my essays, Sabina could quickly pinpoint the weaknesses of my story as an “insider” and tell me what isn’t going to work, and what is. This support is very crucial since admissions officers’ perspectives sometimes are very different from ours. In addition, in the preparation for the interview, Sabina helped me connect with experienced alumni and current students to let me go through every detail and do mock interviews. Such practices are extremely important for me to perform well in the interview and relieve my stress.
I’d like to thank Sabina for being not only my consultant, but also my mentor pushing me to go after a bigger dream in my life.
Accepted to Columbia Business School
Sabina was a tremendous help throughout my application process. She helped me to redefine my goals and challenged myself to think further and deeper. Having a niche industry background, Sabina transformed my learnings and observations in the industry into great stories that were easy for admission officers to understand. Throughout the process, I not only gained a great outcome from my applications, but also learned to know myself, and present myself better.
After working with her on my application, Sabina is more than a consultant but a lifetime friend. We talked not just about MBA life in general, but more about everything else that is important in our life journey. I highly recommend working with Sabina for your MBA application, she is THE ONE!
Accepted to Kellogg, Ross and UCLA
Sabina is a game changer and the results do all the talking.
When I decided to apply for MBA one year prior to my original plan, I quickly hit some roadblocks, one of which was not clearing understanding what I wanted to do in the short term post-MBA, a key factor that admissions determine whether or not you are employable and which plays a key criterion for school rankings. Sabina helped guide me through this process and asked important questions about my life goals and how I wanted to achieve them, and hence coming to conclusion why I needed a MBA and how it would help bring me closer to my goals. Another vital resource Sabina provided was the extensive network she commanded as she had helped countless students in the past – many of which ended up going to S16 to M7 schools. This access was critical to gain insights into school fit and helped prepare for my interviews.
Sabina is direct, efficient, and result-oriented. If you are aiming high (M7), need look no further.
Accepted to Columbia Business School
Who else can feel more distinctions than a re-applicant about having a consultant?
During my last application, I believed that I had an adequate profile, though with probably less determined future plan, I still thought it was fine as long as I found some editors online. Then I failed, with even no interview at all.
I thus came to Sabina, hoping to attain professional opinions and giving a last try. She gave many advises on choosing schools, setting short-term goal and career path, and structuring the essay well. After few meetups, I started my new application referring to the documents before, and I realized how amazing the content I wrote last year was, in a bad way.
With her experience consulting dozens of students, Sabina could provide concrete and specific insights; moreover, she boosted my confidents in this second process, and truly helped me in an efficient way. If you are spontaneous enough, looking for a mentor that only spends time telling you the right instruction, she will be your first choice.
This time I got three interviews out of four applications, and the mock interview even helped me more significantly. I doubt that, without the mock, I could get through this stage, so I think the thoroughly organized assistance from Sabina is the critical extra push to the ultimate future. Trust me, I know how it goes if you prepare only by yourself.
Accepted to Kellogg & Ross
As an applicant with low GPA, older than average applicants, and working in a local company, I know I will have more challenges than other people. Sabina helped me overcome all those disadvantages with her insight and experiences. She is very good at guiding me how to find the best story from my past, how to write the story, and how to distinct myself.
She is always direct and providing critical feedback on essays and mock interviews. In addition, she is very responsible. I was busy and traveling around when I applied, she never forgot my questions and always replies in short time, which really saved me from my tight schedule.
With her guidance, I got multiple interviews and then offers from top business school. She is one major reason that I can do all this.
Accepted to Columbia Business School
Working with Sabina is definitely a great experience. Sabina is a professional, straight-forward yet caring consultant. I appreciate Sabina’s honesty and efficiency. I set my heart on M7 schools, especially on Columbia, when I first started applying for MBA.
The first time I talked to Sabina, she evaluated my experience and came up with clear strategies based on my strengths, and pointed out where I needed to work on more. My work was very demanding, so I wanted to work with a consultant who can give me the most honest opinions, respond quickly, and inspire me during essay brainstorming. Sabina passed all the criteria with flying colors and the decision to work with Sabina was later proven to be right.
I was admitted to Columbia MBA in mid-September 2015, and probably the first admit for Columbia 2016 Fall-term intake in Taiwan. Sabina’s experience and knowledge helped me not only showcase my strengths to the school admissions committee, but also put together a strong application package which stood out from the extremely competitive applicant pool.
As a high-tech engineer who stepped out of comfort zone to purse MBA, I really appreciate that Sabina leveraged her engineering background and combined it with her MBA application consulting experience. She helped me translate my engineering achievements, which were hard to understand, into forms that were more accessible. She didn’t try to make me look “less of an engineer”, but she used it as an advantage and helped me bring out the business and leadership sides of my daily work, and this is why I think Sabina is an expert in MBA application.
After I got into Columbia, Sabina still kept in touch with me and introduced me to other admitted students and alumni, this helped us newly admitted students to form a supporting group at a very early stage, and I believe we will benefit from it later on as well. Sabina is the consultant who will go the extra mile to look after her clients even after her job is done. The passion Sabina has really makes her one of the best MBA consultants. I am very happy with my result and definitely will recommend her to my friends.
Accepted to UCLA, Ross & UT Austin
I really appreciate Sabina because she not only helped me get admitted to top b-schools, but also mentored me to become a qualified top MBA student. I decided to work with Sabina on my application quickly after our first meeting, because I thought she’s professional, dedicated, and insightful given her experience in application consulting and at Wharton. Our cooperation proved my decision correct.
Sabina is very good at guiding students to brainstorm and find answers. During our cooperation, she was always patient and would tell me the reasons behind how she revised my resume, essays and answers to difficult interview questions. That’s helpful to me because that made me learn the logical thinking skills needed in top MBA.
Sabina also helped solve many issues of my own during the process. Due to some reasons I changed job twice during the year I applied for MBA, and failed to get an ideal score on TOEFL for many times (my final score was only 101). Those both have negative impact on my application. But Sabina gave me very good advice on essays and for interviews which helped me solve the AdCom’s concerns and even use the job changes to build a more solid profile in my resume.
Sabina is also very caring and spent much extra time to help me with WL. I got wait-listed from two schools at R1. After that I in total submitted three update essays and two additional recommendation letters to the schools. Sabina helped me review all of them (I got the admission from one of the two schools finally). And after I got the admissions, she also gave me advice for school selection and negotiation with the school for the scholarship.
For me, working with Sabina is an investment that delivers long-term value. I have already personally recommended many friends to consult with her, and I would also suggest others who are interested in applying top MBA to do so.
Accepted to Kellogg and UC Berkeley (Haas)
Sabina is a professional, experienced and helpful MBA consultant. I am glad that I chose to work with her for my MBA application.
The competition of applying to top MBAs is intense; candidates from all industries are equipped with solid academic credentials and work backgrounds. To stand out in this talented group takes a very strategic planning. As a Wharton alumna and an experienced consultant, Sabina knows exactly how to excavate and polish each of her client’s stories and make them competitive.
I had a very low GPA and an extremely tight timeline when applying to MBA. Therefore, I was reasonably anxious about my application throughout the entire process. Sabina was available to encourage and motivate me like an athletic coach, which is another reason why I would recommend her to other MBA applicants. MBA application is a long journey; candidates are not only competing with their backgrounds, GMAT scores and GPA, their perseverance is also tested. To have an experienced mentor like Sabina to guide me is one of the keys to me successfully getting accepted into my dream MBA schools.
After deciding on a school, Sabina continued to provide me with advice and pointers on adapting to MBA life, hunting for an internship and looking for a full-time job. Recently I just became a father, and she even provided me with tips on parenting! To me, Sabina is not just a consultant who provides you with a one-time service, but a friend who is always there when you need her. If you are unsure and anxious about your MBA application, stop hesitating and schedule a talk with Sabina!
Accepted to NYU and Michigan Ross
Sabina is a very strong, if not the strongest, MBA consultant. During the 8 months’ application journey, I found Sabina super efficient, reliable and insightful. She replied to 80% of my emails within 24 hours. She was also experienced in helping applicants apply for top MBA programs and had close connection to alumni and students from top business schools. That is, she was able to formulate effective strategies and tap into her network for relevant information.
With Sabina’s help, I received interview invitations from almost all of the top schools I applied to. Most importantly, Sabina cared about her students more than other consultants, according to my survey with friends who were also applying. I have to say I was an insecure applicant who demanded extra attention. Thanks to Sabina’s constant support, I managed to focus on my targets and stick with my dream. She frequently looked at my progress and encouraged me to keep going. One week before the application deadlines, we contacted almost everyday discussing essays via emails and Skype calls. Some conversation was held late at night. To me, Sabina is beyond a professional MBA consultant. She is a supportive mentor who guides me through the application, in a way a “transformation” for me.