We will share real stories of how many of our clients, despite varied challenges, were able to reapply successfully to business school. You will discover what they struggled with and how EXPARTUS helped them overcome that challenge.
Here is the experience of one of our clients, a 33 year old, Chinese Female Applicant who was a reapplicant to business school.
What brought you to EXPARTUS?
I was a reapplicant to business school, and I was questioning whether I could get into a top 10 school, or if I should expand my target school list.
A friend recommended EXPARTUS to me, noting that they have very good expertise and service. I had also read Chioma’s book, The Best Business Schools’ Admissions Secrets, on the best way to apply successfully to business school, and it was very impressive.
Can you describe your concerns and how working with EXPARTUS helped you overcome them?
In my previous applications, I did not do enough to highlight my personal brand through stories about my career and background to distinguish myself from my peers. I enjoyed the personal brand audit the most about the experience with EXPARTUS.
It allowed me to see my strengths and to build my confidence. I felt more confident about your experience even though I was concerned about my age being over 30 and coming from an over represented pool of Chinese candidates.
I realized that my personal brand is a collaborative leader and I was able to then effectively weave my leadership stories from my previous career into the overall application.
How did these experiences translate to your successful application this cycle?
The personal branding work helped me distill my true areas of interest – the intersection between finance and technology. At the time I was working on my application, I was also interning at a very challenging company.
But my EXPARTUS consultant was always a great coach and supporter, helping me when I felt overwhelmed to get right back on track.
At first, I was struggling during the mock interviews. Because of my internship, I did not have a lot of time to prep for interviews. I was not very good at telling my own stories, relating my brand in the mock interview sessions.
But, working with EXPARTUS gave me good, solid feedback. My EXPARTUS consultant even invited me to her home and spent an entire afternoon with me, coaching me on how I could perfect my interview skills.
She helped me understand when asked to tell about myself, where I should start, how to flow the conversation and how to make it memorable and interesting. All of this helped me to get accepted to my dream school – Kellogg!
How is EXPARTUS different from the admissions consultants in your native country?
Local consultants can sometimes encourage students to take shortcuts in the admissions process; EXPARTUS is the exact opposite. They focus on organic growth of the applicant with the utmost integrity!
We hope you have gained a better sense of the EXPARTUS approach. You can learn more about our dynamic team.
Many of our clients tell us that what makes EXPARTUS unique and successful is the extensive experience our consultants have navigating the MBA admissions process – combined with their passion about their work and dedication their clients’ success.