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I walked into the application process with a respectable GMAT score, a strong (albeit non-traditional) resume, and years of professional writing experience, but I quickly found that it takes a trained eye and unique skill set to turn those credentials into the perfect business school application. Though Mollie and I initially butted heads a bit as I resisted some of her edits, she remained patient and understanding until I was fully comfortable with the content in my application while also remaining sensitive to the best way to tell my story to win the heart of the admissions board. I was offered several incredible opportunities and scholarships, but ultimately have found my home at the Stanford GSB. The fit is seamless and I could not be more grateful.

I got admitted to HBS today, and I am beyond ecstatic.
I wanted to thank you and the Expartus team for helping me achieve my dream!

I also wanted to let you know that Aly was amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better advisor, confidant, and supporter. She was with me every step of the way, and spent many late nights listening to me, advising me, and editing my essays. You have an incredible team and I feel very lucky to have worked with her. Thank you again.

EXPARTUS® was able to identify unique aspects of my story and help me sell myself through strong essays which resulted in admission at MIT, Columbia and Wharton with a Joseph Wharton Fellowship.

Thanks EXPARTUS® for your professionalism, dedication and willingness to ‘go the extra mile’ for each client!

Distilling a winding life into a few hundred words is no easy feat. I called EXPARTUS® for guidance. With just a few hours of guidance, I knew exactly what I had to do.

They helped me focus my story and tie it to the unique personality of each school. Yesterday, I received a letter from Stanford, my dream school, inviting me to be a member of the class of 2012. Thank you EXPARTUS®.

The result was an application that was 100% genuine and written from my heart. EXPARTUS® insight into the admissions process, coupled with their ability to brand clients, is unmatched.

columbia

EXPARTUS® helped me in maneuvering around some of my weaknesses that stem from my European background, like little work and volunteer experience for my age. Without the expertise and energy of EXPARTUS®, I doubt that I would have been accepted to Duke and Tuck

tuck

Like many of my fellow applicants, I had the generic business school background: Ivy League graduate, economics major, and Wall Street.

I had disparate community oriented activities with some leadership experience, a mediocre GMAT score, and only two years of work experience. EXPARTUS® was an absolute Godsend with a wealth of resources at its disposal.

With my GMAT score at that time, I was not even close to the lower GMAT range for most of the top 25 business schools. Ready to give up on the GMAT, EXPARTUS® encouraged me to take the exam one more time and my score increased significantly. Being the introspective type, I thought that I knew myself like the back of my hand.

However, utilizing EXPARTUS®’ strategies and exercises, I was forced to dig deeper helping me to find a stronger inner voice and self-confidence, not to mention a common theme that bound all my seemingly disparate experiences into a unique, personable and heartfelt story. I got into a number of business schools, including my top choice.

chicago Booth School

“It was great speaking with you yesterday. I found our time together very valuable — you provided me with more constructive feedback in those two hours than I received all of last year. I left our conversation confident about what I need to focus on this time around. I signed up for the clear choice comprehensive package and am looking forward to working with you and your team. I believe that EXPARTUS can help me present a strong and cohesive application.”

I wanted to email to let you know this past weekend I captured a very prestigious full scholarship to Darden School of Business at UVA! I am beside myself with excitement.

As this process winds down and the next one begins I wanted to take time to thank Adaobi, my advisor, and Expartus. The past 7 months have been packed with more growth than the previous 27 years of my life. I cannot help but realize the enormous impact you have had on my life.

When I spoke to the other candidates throughout the entire application process at all my schools I saw enormous potential in each, but they lacked the focus of distinct goals, the advantage of a personal brand, and the understanding of their personal achievements in the context of the next steps. All things you helped me develop, which placed me light years ahead of my competitors.

However, this was not a “one and done” process. I will carry the tools and thought process of Expartus with me throughout my career. I know whatever twist and turn my career takes henceforth I will be prepared!

My advisor was highly experienced and very insightful and was always willing to provide candid, meaningful feedback.

Ultimately, the EXPARTUS® experience provided an excellent opportunity to introspect and played a key role in gaining acceptance to my school of choice.

EXPARTUS® guided me through an in-depth Personal Brand Audit that clarified my vision for what I hope to achieve in my life and then helped me develop that vision into a cohesive, compelling application.

Certainly, the insight gained through thought provoking conversations and honest feedback was invaluable in securing my acceptance to Harvard Business School in the most competitive year in history.

Perhaps more importantly, I found a trusted advisor to help me plot my career vision and understand how an MBA would help me accelerate towards my goals.

I thought this was a guaranteed entry ticket into HBS/Stanford until I saw many of my peers with similar backgrounds rejected. When I applied, I knew I had my work cut out for me. I knew I had to get an edge. EXPARTUS® was the best I could get, and HBS worked out

But it lived up to what I imagined since it also helped me to think critically about where I see myself in ten years.

Working with EXPARTUS® was unique in that my brand strategist was willing to guide my themes without taking over my writing, or changing my voice.

Wharto

EXPARTUS® was highly instrumental in getting me accepted in two of the world’s best business school.

Harvard Bschool

By completing the Personal Brand Audit, I was able to recall stories that were extremely useful for my essays. Also, it put me in the correct mind frame for what b schools are looking for.

I was able to tailor my application for each business school, while still maintaining my own, unique identity. I came from a non-traditional media background, with minimal work experience (only 2 ½ years) and a low end GPA, and was able to get into some of the best business schools in the country (Tuck, Michigan, Kellogg, etc).

kellog

After working with EXPARTUS®, my significant other and I were both admitted to HBS. Now we will be able to realize our dreams.

HBS

What made the difference in 2004 was EXPARTUS®’ sound advice, support and personalized sessions, which made it all possible.

HBS

As this process winds down and the next one begins I wanted to take time to thank Adaobi, my advisor, and Expartus. The past 7 months have been packed with more growth than the previous 27 years of my life. I cannot help but realize the enormous impact you have had on my life.

When I spoke to the other candidates throughout the entire application process at all my schools I saw enormous potential in each, but they lacked the focus of distinct goals, the advantage of a personal brand, and the understanding of their personal achievements in the context of the next steps. All things you helped me develop, which placed me light years ahead of my competitors.

However, this was not a “one and done” process. I will carry the tools and thought process of Expartus with me throughout my career. I know whatever twist and turn my career takes henceforth I will be prepared!

Darden MBA

I wanted to thank you and the Expartus team for helping me achieve my dream!

I also wanted to let you know that Aly was amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a better advisor, confidant, and supporter. She was with me every step of the way, and spent many late nights listening to me, advising me, and editing my essays. You have an incredible team and I feel very lucky to have worked with her. Thank you again.

HBS