MBA Admissions Testimonials

"Helping you convey your unique brand" - Harvard MBA

I entered the MBA application process believing that my academic and professional background positioned me well for the top MBA programs in the country. But a challenging economy had sparked one of the most competitive and unpredictable application cycles in decades, so I turned to Anna for her counsel to navigate this environment.

In my view, the most challenging aspect of the MBA application process is surveying one's complete academic, professional, and personal history, gleaning the most informative and illuminating experiences, and connecting and communicating them effectively through often vague essay prompts, limited recommendation submissions, and narrow interview windows. Read More...

"I am really ecstatic..." - Northwestern JD/MBA

In these angst-ridden times of law school applications, even a ‘170-ish’ LSAT score no longer holds a guarantee of admission to the top schools. Read More...

"Made a significant difference in getting accepted the second time around" - Kellogg MBA

Having applied previously and not been accepted to Kellogg, I knew that I had to approach my applications differently the next time around. On the recommendation of a few friends, I got in touch with Anna. She evaluated my previous applications and pointed out the areas in which those applications were weakest.

Over several months, we worked together to refine and tighten up the applications in a way that better presented who I am and why I wanted to pursue an MBA. Read More...

"A must-have on any aspiring applicant's Christmas wish-list" - Chicago MBA

When I think of Anna Ivey, one word comes to mind: THAUMATURGY, n. Read More...

"To get in, you need to stand out. Anna can help you do that" - Wharton MBA

The business school admission process is intense, highly competitive, and extremely stressful. Read More...

"I recommend Anna to anyone who needs the extra kick in their app" - Chicago MBA

During the summer before I applied, I knew that I had the background, GPA, and resume to be a viable candidate for most B-schools. However, with a GMAT score under 700 and only two years of full-time work experience, I was unsure about my chances of getting into the top few. This is when I approached Anna for help.

Anna was honest from the get-go. Read More...

"Don't think twice about getting Anna's support" - Stanford JD/MBA

Were it not for Anna's advice and support, I know I would not have had the JD/MBA program options that I did. Read More...

"From the bottom 1% of my college class to a top 7 business school!" - Cornell MBA

Time is flying here, we actually have finals for the first quarter next week. I'm completing an academic turnaround, shooting for (and getting) a 4.0, but you never know what finals will throw at me, so we'll see. I guess with the new BW rankings that just came out, you can bill me as even more of a success story, from the bottom 1% of my college class to a top 7 business school! Read More...