FROM SCRATCH EDITING — $2800 (yup, per school)
Our plan for ultra-devoted types who want to maximize their chances for their Number 1 choice school. We give you a really no-bull discussion which includes your chances, what you might do to improve your application, and what schools are maybe better choices. That is actually free, and you can get that by sending us a resume and outlining age, stats, etc. Or calling us at 617.354.2242, but beginning w. an e-mail is better.
If you want to go ahead, we will outline what you have to do, essay by essay, and suggest how best to present yourself.
Then we will have you write your essays and go back and continue to bug you for improvements based on more and better details, better lessons, better mastery of the narrative, more shrewd goals and reasons for attending your dream school, etc. etc.
ONE-TIME SANITY CHECK — $900.00 PER SCHOOL
If you email us your entire application including the essays, data sheet, recs (if you have them), and resume:
- We will go through each question, appraise its strengths and weaknesses, point out key mistakes, make suggestions for improvement [or deletion] and figure out a better spin;
- We will also give you ‘macro’ advice about positioning, the proper balance of work versus non-work content, the proper ‘voice’ to use given you ‘positioning’ strategies.
- We will also go through your resume and other materials looking for ‘hidden’ assets–many winner essays, especially for HBS, can be developed from neglected nuggets in your resume, or casual phone remarks (“Oh yeah, well I did supervise a Girl Scout cookie drive with 40 girls and we sold 1,000 boxes of cookies, is that leadership?”)
- We will put it all together, your positioning, your voice, specifics about each question, suggestions for better answers.
- First, we will send you an e-mail outlining all the above, macro and micro issues, and then we will follow this up with a brainstorming phone call where we will go over each question in your draft, note the issues above, and figure out how to improve that question in your first draft, or suggest killing that response for something else.
THE DING REPORT — $900.00
Help I was dinged at HBS/S/W and it hurts and I want to know why? If you send us your stats, essays and recs, we will go thru the whole package with you, by e-mail and on the phone, tell you what we think your shortcomings were, make suggestions for improvement, and suggest both action and repositioning strategies for next time, plus give you a realistic and brutally honest rap on what we think your chances are, where you should apply, etc. –Amazing.
WHAT DOES A DING REPORT LOOK LIKE???
INTERVIEW PREP — $900.00
HBS MOCK INTERVIEWS
I DO A LOT OF THEM I CAN HELP YOU (I CAN ALSO HELP WITH STANFORD AND WHARTON)I did over 60 Mock Interviews for HBS Round 1 this fall and summer, those are interviews based on the very same new HBS one-question application you filled out–so I know the latest in HBS interviewing issues. I did over 100 mock interviews for HBS in Rounds 1 and 2 and 3 last year. Over the past 10 years, I have probably done over 800-1000 HBS mock interviews. My knowledge of how to prepare you for an HBS mock interview is based on those experiences.