With over 20 years in MBA admissions and consulting, few consultants have read as many or as diverse a subset of applications as Christine. Her experiences at Chicago Booth and London Business School have proven an invaluable asset to helping countless clients gain admission to all of the M7 and beyond.
While most consultants have MBAs 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.
With all that experience, you may be surprised to learn, Christine didn’t 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 after her years committed to students at Booth and LBS.
She crossed over to admissions consulting to stay committed to helping people tell their stories, find what differentiates them, and guide people on their journey to finding a program that is the ideal match for achieving their goals. While she always loves a strong finance candidate, consultant, or marketer, she admits to having a soft spot for military, non-traditional, women, and diversity applicants.
Christine is a tell-it-like-it-is, no-nonsense, realist who will help you craft an accurate story of yourself 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 invested in her client’s success. She has that sweet spot of diverse domestic and international perspectives few have and might be just what you are looking for!
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 a 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 keys to allowing me to gain admission to HBS after being denied last year. I consider myself very lucky to have been introduced to you. Your style of feedback is very pleasant and highly effective.
Accepted to Wharton and Columbia
Christine was a pleasure to work with! I was initially skeptical of MBA consultants as the previous consultants I spoke with before Christine were mostly focused on their sales pitch and pointing out my weaknesses. My initial consultation with Christine was like a breath of fresh air. She provided a detailed assessment of my profile from the MBA Prep School quiz and constructive advice on what I should focus my essays on. She took the time to understand me and my story, helping me craft an application that was authentic to me. In addition to essay help, Christine provided me emotional support throughout the application process whenever I doubted myself and gave me the confidence to forge on despite my initial rejections from my R1 schools. Christine worked with me closely to refine my applications for R2. I was ultimately accepted to Wharton and Columbia. I can tell that Christine truly cares about her clients and would recommend her without hesitation to anyone looking for an MBA consultant!
Accepted to Kellogg and Chicago Booth
From the first consultation to when I was admitted, Christine was extremely helpful and easy to work with! It was immediately obvious that she cares about her clients. She was instrumental in helping me understand and build my most effective and authentic story. Any time I had a question throughout the process she was always available to chat and provide feedback. Her previous experience working in admissions helped me gain a better understanding of the entire picture of my application. In the end, I was admitted to my top two schools. I would highly recommend Christine to anyone who is considering an MBA consultant. 5/5 stars!
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 alumni 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 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 guesswork 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 Oxford
Christine was outstanding to work with through my entire MBA application process. She was instrumental in setting out a strategic plan to navigate past my low undergrad GPA and highlighting my strengths in the applications. Her vast knowledge of European schools and previous experiences in admissions was invaluable, as she was always readily available to deal with any question or issue at moment’s notice. Ultimately, I was accepted into my #1 program, Oxford! I highly recommend Christine and MBA Prep School. The investment was worth every penny!
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.