It’s an on-demand interactive service that takes the confusing MBA application process and breaks it down into strategic, manageable steps.
It covers everything you need to submit your strongest application possible: strategy, essays, recommendations, resume, and interviews.
The ApplicantLab saves you time in the following key ways: First, by providing you a logical workflow where each step strategically builds upon the last. You can stop going in circles and know exactly how to move forward.
Also, the advice is tailored to you, so you won’t waste time skimming long articles / watching long videos where much of the content might not apply to you.
Finally, since the platform is available on-demand, you can work on it whenever you’d like, and not be bound to a consultant’s schedule / availability.
Absolutely not. First of all, the exercises and advice in the Lab are tailored to your background, and to the schools that you’re applying to. Secondly, everyone has dramatically different stories to tell / ways they will prove leadership in their application. Finally, as we proceed through the writing exercises, you’ll be given multiple options for ways to make each essay uniquely yours.
Our previous users were delighted with how the program walks a fine line between “guidance” and “individuality”.
While the ApplicantLab provides incredible value for anyone who uses it, we’ve found that it works particularly well for people who are:
By going through the steps in the Lab, you’ll avoid tons of the usual mistakes applicants make. This means that the time needed to provide feedback is slashed in half.
Since the entire process is SO much more efficient, we can give feedback more quickly, and we pass those savings on to you!
Not a “catch” per se, but a requirement: that you go through the relevant platform modules first, before scheduling calls / sending us drafts.
The only way we can offer advice in such a cost-effective way is if we work together as a team to streamline everything. If you send us an essay with a super-lame Career Vision, or a resume filled with tech jargon, we’ll know that you haven’t yet read the advice and will respectfully request that you do the Lab work first before sending us your stuff. Otherwise, we’d have to charge you $9,000, just like everyone else does :)
Honestly, the original plan was to ONLY offer self-guided software, and our beta users all did precisely that, with great results. However, when we began speaking to users this year, we realized that this concept is still so new that some people would feel more comfortable with more personal guidance.
You can ABSOLUTELY use another firm in tandem with the software. You’d still save a ton of money though, because now you’d only need to buy a few hours of their time vs. a full “comprehensive” package. Looking for firm referrals? We have a few favorites: ask us!
The industry standard is three business days; we will strive to beat that every time. We use digital work-flow tools that allow us to give feedback in much less time, so we can handle more clients quickly, without sacrificing quality.
Yes. Try the Lab for seven days and if you’re not satisfied, let us know why and we’ll refund your money.