Click below to read stories of real people who have used ApplicantLab to successfully overcome their application weaknesses:
As an ApplicantLab user, you can add unlimited schools to your account for guidance on their essays.
The exact schools supported vary from year to year, based upon client requests (if your program is missing, you may request it), but over the past few years, we have helped clients successfully apply to the following programs:
|Babson (FT MBA)||Frankfurt||London Business School LBS (FT MBA)||Texas A&M Mays|
|Babson (MSEL)||George Washington||London Business School LBS (Sloan Fellows)||University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Anderson (FT MBA)|
|Boston University Questrom (FT MBA)||Georgetown McDonough||McGill Deshautels||University of California, Los Angeles UCLA Anderson (PT FEMBA)|
|Boston University Questrom (MSMS)||Georgia Tech Scheller||Michigan State Eli Broad||University of California, Irvine Merage|
|Booth (FT MBA)||Haas (FT)||Minnesota Carlson||University of Georgia Terry|
|Booth (PT / Weekend Evening)||Haas (EWMBA)||MIT Sloan (FT MBA)||University of Illinois Urbana Champagne|
|Cambridge Judge||Harvard||MIT Sloan (Sloan Fellows)||University of Michigan Ross (FT MBA)|
|Carnegie Mellon Tepper (FT MBA)||HEC Paris||MIT Sloan (IDM)||University of Michigan Ross (PT Executive)|
|Carnegie Mellon Tepper (PT EMBA)||Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HKUST||National University of Singapore (NUS)||University of Minnesota Carlson|
|China Europe International Business School CEIBS||Hult||NYU (FT MBA)||University of North Carolina UNC Chapel Hill (FT MBA)|
|Chinese University of Hong Kong CUHK||IE Spain||NYU (WEMBA)||University of North Carolina UNC Chapel Hill (Online [email protected])|
|Columbia Business School||IESE Spain||Oxford Said||University of Southern California USC Marshall|
|Copenhagen Business School||IMD Switzerland||Penn St. Smeal||University of Texas UT Austin McCombs|
|Cornell (2 year)||Imperial London||Pepperdine Grazadio||University of Virginia UVa Darden (FT MBA)|
|Cornell (1 year)||Indian School of Business ISB PGP||Purdue Krannert||University of Virginia UVa Darden (PT EMBA)|
|Cornell (“Tech MBA” in NYC)||Indiana Kelley||Rotman||Vanderbilt Owen|
|Dartmouth Tuck||INSEAD||Schulich||Washington Foster|
|Duke Fuqua||ISB||Southern Methodist University SMU Cox||Wharton|
|Duke Fuqua (MMS)||Ivey Ontario||Stanford (MBA)||Wisconsin|
|Emory Goizueta||Kellogg (FT 2 year MBA)||Stanford (MSx)||Yale|
|ESADE||Kellogg (FT 1 year MBA)||Temple Fox|
Step-by-step, start-to-finish guidance for unlimited schools – all for about the same cost as 1 hr of other expert consultants’ time.
GET ADDITIONAL HELP
My goal is for ApplicantLab to contain all of the advice you need to be your own admissions consultant.
That having been said, sometimes you might like to speak with me or run a document past me for review.
You can purchase time for additional services below, but since I truly want you to get the most “bang for your buck” from the Lab (vs. simply maximizing revenue). For upgraded users I offer “self-guidance” steps first – since you might not need that call with me after all!
One of my personal weaknesses is that I am bothered by inefficiency, and I dislike repeating myself. (Just ask my long-suffering husband: HA!) While others in this field are perfectly happy to repeat themselves, over and over again, giving the same advice to client after client -- and will gladly charge you for this wasted time – that same business model would drive me bonkers.
If you go through the advice in the Lab first, then I can focus on giving you HIGH-VALUE advice, instead of giving “broken record” advice, over and over. To be blunt, this makes the feedback process more enjoyable for me – I feel more productive, I feel like I’m making a real impact, and I feel like this is a win-win partnership.
The time you buy from me can be spent on the phone, or for a document review, where I’ll read the document you send, take notes, and then record a video with my comments.
Not only is my per-hour price less, I promise you that we can power through that time much more efficiently, if you’ve done the Lab first. Even if you end up going elsewhere for additional help, I’m still super-happy knowing that you won’t need SO much of their time --- you’re saving money either way.
(if you’ve gone through the Lab first):
“Sanity Check” calls
(Addressing weaknesses, Career Vision, Why MBA, etc.)
|5 – 15 minutes per issue|
|Resume review||30 minutes for a first review; 15 minutes for a follow-up / polish|
|Essay Reviews||30 – 60 minutes for a first review; 15 minutes for follow-up / polish (varies by complexity of essay topic, of course)|
|Mock Interviews||1 – 1.5 hrs each. You get a video of your performance, and a video of me giving feedback / sample “better” responses.|
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.
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.