ABOUT M7 ADMISSIONS CONSULTING
Hello! We are Kevin, Maria and Lusi. We strive to be THE SINGLE BEST MBA ADMISSIONS CONSULTING TEAM IN THE WORLD. Individually, we are three of the industry’s most seasoned and successful consultants, comprising over 30 years of consulting experiences and nearly 1,000 successful client admissions into Harvard, Stanford and Wharton (and thousands more into other top-tier MBA programs). Together, we form a Super Team of superstar consultants who harness our collective knowhow to give applicants an unprecedented competitive advantage over the field. To our clients, we deliver the highest-level expertise by tapping into our insider’s MBA admissions knowledge as well as our top-flight education (Harvard; Stanford; Princeton), writing and editing capabilities (The Harbus; Reuters) and strategic consulting acumen (McKinsey; Bain).
We are not an admissions consulting firm that fields a staff of junior consultants; we are three expert consultants who work directly with a limited number of serious applicants who are fully vested in their MBA journeys. If you work with us, you will work 100% with us; you will not be outsourced to other consultants. Our clients are not faceless numbers and data points; they are friends and students whom we continue to mentor long after applications are completed and admissions are secured.
If you feel our philosophy and services may suit your needs, we would love to hear from you.
- 200+ clients admitted to Harvard / Stanford / Wharton
- Stanford GSB; Harvard Kennedy School; Princeton University
- McKinsey; NBA; Ogilvy & Mather; Reuters
- Harvard Business School; Princeton University
- HBS adcom: applicant outreach and application guidance
- Founder: HBS student newspaper-endorsed application software
- Stanford GSB; Harvard Kennedy School; Harvard University
- Bain; Silicon Valley startups
- Bilingual in English/Chinese; specialist for elite international applicants
OUR ADMISSIONS CONSULTING SERVICES
The first step is to have you fill out our extensive questionnaire so that we have a complete picture of your profile. During this wide-ranging assessment process, we will make sure that you develop a plan for success so that you can answer the vital questions about your career history, future goals and desire for an MBA. We also will work with you to target the schools that best fit your needs
Next, we help you produce a first draft of your MBA resume. Once we receive your resume draft, we review it carefully and provide detailed strategic feedback and line-by-line edits so that you can revise it efficiently.
Brainstorming essay topics
With the resume serving as an effective snapshot of your overall positioning strategy, we then turn our attention to the essays. Before you begin the drafting process, we conduct an in-depth phone call where we brainstorm with you how to approach the essay topics for your first school so that you stay on message. From this conversation, you will have a solid understanding of how to approach each essay question while conveying your overall admissions message
Once you have completed your first round of essay drafts, we will read your essays and provide extensive feedback on grammar and content to ensure that your responses are engaging and supportive of your positioning strategy. Because of our decade-plus experience reading thousands of successful applications, we know which clichés to avoid and which approaches will resonate with admissions officers of your target schools.
Recommendation letter strategy and review
Most candidates think that getting a quality recommendation is as easy as handing off a form to a former boss. This could not be further from the truth. M7 helps candidates pick the right recommenders, draft outlines for them and manage the entire process to ensure that your references are supporting and adding crucial third-party details to your candidacy. Recommendations are a vital portion of your file and must work in tandem with your essays and professional experience. In order to present a consistent message across your entire application, we ask your recommenders to share their draft letters with us so that we can provide strategic and editorial comments.
Data Form review
Application data forms are the place for applicants to include expanded employment listings, extracurricular activities, awards, honors, hobbies and much more. Many applicants neglect to make the needed time for this aspect of the process, resulting in hastily completed data forms. To prevent this mistake, M7 will review your data form answers to make sure that they are consistent with the rest of your application.
Interview preparation for school
Top MBA programs use the interview as a final step before making their decision on your candidacy. It pays to prepare for your interviews and be certain that you will be able to articulate face-to-face all the information that you’ve already put on paper. M7 will work with you to develop your interview skills and to ensure that you understand the “dos and don’ts” of a campus visit – from dress code to etiquette in the admissions lobby. We offer an interview strategy session tailored to your school, followed by a mock interview session in which we test your interview preparation under real conditions. By practicing for your interview, you will greatly improve your confidence and presentation in the interview.
When you receive your admissions decisions, we advise you on choosing between schools. We can also share tips on financing your degree and applying for scholarships. If you are waitlisted at a school, we can help improve your chances of getting accepted from the waitlist.
We provide multiple service packages to meet your needs and purposes.