Jessica B.

Master Consultant

MBA Exchange

United States

Consultant Bio

Recognized by industry expert Poets&Quants as a “Top 10 MBA Admissions Consultant,” Jessica is an MBA graduate of Columbia Business School. She began working with prospective MBAs as a GMAT instructor for Princeton Review, and interviewed candidates for Columbia Business School.  Prior to joining The MBA Exchange, her professional experience included healthcare consulting, private and investment banking, as well as editorial and business development roles with The Condé Nast Publications and She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Jessica speaks fluent Italian and conversational Spanish and French.

Company Information

Founded in 1996, our performance has been independently reported by a Certified Public Accounting firm. We proudly lead all 73 firms ranked on with the highest number of admits and 4+ star ratings. We’re the first firm in the admissions consulting industry to provide such proof of performance. Furthermore, we are accredited with an A+ Rating for service quality by the Better Business Bureau, recognizing us for a complaint-free record of client satisfaction.

We know that applicants have full-time jobs, family obligations and a social life. So, The MBA Exchange remains accessible to them seven days a week, including evenings and holidays. We respond to our clients within hours, not days.

We feature more former admissions professionals, adcoms, evaluators and interviewers from more schools than any other firm in the world. Our consultants come from Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, Tuck, Kellogg, Yale, Cornell, Fuqua, INSEAD, London Business School and other top schools. These professionals are committed exclusively to The MBA Exchange and to your admissions success. You get the intimate 1-on-1 service of a boutique plus the resources of an entire firm.

Our team includes seasoned business professionals with the experience to help differentiate you from your competitors. Regardless of your industry or function, our consultants have either worked in it, consulted to it, or helped applicants from it crack top b-schools. Some of our consultants are full-time while others have complementary business interests that add freshness and energy to the engagement. Our team is based in 11 countries worldwide and has served clients from over 70 countries. We have an intimate understanding of the nuances and subtleties of nationality, ethnicity and culture.

We don’t dole out personalized admissions guidance via blogs, podcasts and online forums for applicants who are competing against our clients. We also don’t publish guides or books that would only dilute the effectiveness of proven strategies by helping thousands of other applicants. At The MBA Exchange, our sole focus is on you and your admissions success. Our expertise becomes your competitive advantage. We put our customized guidance to work exclusively for the benefit of each client on our limited roster, not their competitors.

The best way to begin your MBA admissions journey is with our candid assessment of your competitive strengths, vulnerabilities and target schools. No cost, no obligation. Just visit our website and tell us about yourself.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Gaining admission to highly selective business schools requires a combination of analysis, planning strategic guidance and tactical support. Our Comprehensive Consultation ensures that your admissions campaign will be authentic, effective and efficient, from start to finish.


  • GMAT and GRE test preparation
  • Test anxiety counseling
  • Social media profile optimization
  • Translation services
  • Video essay coaching
  • Interview coaching
  • Team-based discussion prep
  • Waitlist coaching & support
  • AppCheck™ application review
  • Post-admit background verification
  • MyAdcom™ application test
  • Ding analysis and feedback

Location: United States

Phone: +1 888-305-5553



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • got in to CBS & offer from STERN with LOW GMAT &GPA
    2 weeks ago
    "If I need to express Jessica in one sentence, I would just say that she is the best consultant ever! I GOT INTO CBS (and received offer from NYU Stern) with a low gmat score (680) and not very high GPA. Actually, I'd worked with one of the consultants in another big company, but that was the worst experience I'd ever had. Thus, when I was looking for a new consultant, I had strict requirements: put lots of attention on each student, is honest, quick, gives positive feedback, has lots of successful experiences with CBS, and respects students' choices on choosing schools. Among many consultants in various companies, Jessica was the only one who fit all these requirements. While working with her, she provided me ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019, Admit
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  • Got in my dream M7 schools because of Jessicca!
    2 months ago
    "Writing essays and strategizing the MBA application process would've been a dreadful and stressful experience without Jessica's expertise! She helped me address weaknesses in my story and application that I wasn't thinking about that could've meant the difference between an admit and a rejection. I was able to get into top M7 schools because of her help, couldn't have done it without her!"
    Class of 2018, Admit
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  • Off the waitlist at my top choice!
    6 months ago
    "When I found out that I was on the dreaded waitlist at my top MBA, I felt incredibly overwhelmed, confused and uncertain. Jessica was a total rockstar. From our first conversation, she provided the exact clarity into the waitlist process, advice and encouragement I was looking for. Not only that, she went above and beyond by doing things like putting me in touch with former clients / current students at the school so I could continue to build connections within the program. Thanks to her amazing guidance and help, I’m officially OFF the waitlist at my top MBA! A small investment in Jessica’s waitlist expertise potentially saved me an entire year of angst and energy re-applying. 110% worth it."
    Class of 2019, Admit
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  • Accepted to my top 3 choices!
    7 months ago
    "Jessica is a fantastic consultant that helped me get in to the my top 3 programs, with scholarships! She worked with me on a very tight deadline, helping develop 5 different applications in less than a month. I would not have been able to do this without her guidance and pacing. She is very responsive and knows how to work through the process in the most effective and efficient manner. Felt like there was 0 wasted time or energy and ended up with fantastic final products. I recommend her to anyone that wants to put their best foot forward to adcoms."
    Class of 2019,
    All reviews are independently verified by Poets&Quants staff.
  • Got into Sloan, Stern and several others
    7 months ago
    "Like many others, I, too, wasn't sure if the cost of hiring an MBA consultant was worth it. Now, as I prepare to start at MIT Sloan (!) in the Fall, I can confidently say that having Jessica was indispensable to the process of getting in. I have a more non-traditional background, lacking quantitative skills, and Jessica was able to join disjointed points on my resume and create a cohesive and compelling story. She was a master in thinking of creative ways to position myself as best as possible on each application I submitted, and most importantly, she was always there when I needed her -- I've never met someone so busy yet who always makes the time to reply promptly to emails and address ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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  • Service at its best
    8 months ago
    "At the beginning of my MBA journey, I knew I was definitely going to work with a consultant since I was heavily pregnant so I naturally contacted all the top ones prior to my writing the GMAT and also after I wrote the GMAT. I knew my GMAT score was quite low at the time (620) but I wanted to work with a consultant that genuinely wanted to help and I realised most of the other companies were not friendly at all. Some even suggested that I target the lower tiered schools instead of the HBSs and LBSs. However, after I spoke with Alex of MBA exchange, I knew I had found "the one". He took the time to analyse my position, looking beyond my ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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  • She's a Real Gem!!!!
    8 months ago
    "The MBA Exchange isn't cheap, but that is obviously because they are simply the best of the best. Business school is an investment and it starts with the application process. Alex, the company's chief executive officer, was the one who introduced me to Jessica when I needed assistance with my Cornell application. He was prompt with answering emails and a very pleasant coordinator. After being rejected from NYU and Columbia, I was in a tough bind. I really wanted to go to a top 20 school, but didn't have the work experience or even age to really represent myself as a capable candidate. Jessica used my strengths and turned them into something amazing on my application. My essays were powerful, beautiful and essentially really captured ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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  • Going to HBS thanks to Jessica!
    9 months ago
    "I wasn\'t sure I wanted to work with an MBA consultant when I first started the process of applying. The cost is significant and when I was first considering applying, I wasn\'t sure the value would offset the price. I reached out to a few different companies and it was clear off the bat that The MBA Exchange has incredibly deep industry knowledge on business school admissions. I had an introductory call with Jessica and it was immediately clear that she has worked with all the top business schools and that she strategizes differently by school and her years of experience working with each. I decided to work with Jessica for my top choice school only (HBS) and it really made all the difference in ...Read the full review.
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  • Accepted to CBS, MIT and Booth!
    11 months ago
    "From the first day I started working with Jessica, she has been amazing. This process is daunting, stressful, emotional, and overwhelming and Jessica was not only a fantastic editor, but become a friend and support system. (I sometimes felt she was my therapist pulling me out of the MBA application downward spiral when I had zero confidence). She kept me sane, but most importantly pushed me to be better and better. Jessica helped me dig deeper and flesh out stories in my life I never thought were impressive. She is patient, very approachable, extremely responsive, and HONEST. Beyond the essays, Jessica is great for mock interviews and I credit my MIT interview to her. With such a structured approach, I was very nervous about MIT ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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  • Below average applicant to top M7!
    11 months ago
    "Many people say the MBA is transformative. My transformation started over a year before the first MBA class: that is when I started working together with Jessica. I am a re-applicant and my essays pre- and post-Jessica are simply incomparable. But it is not only my essays and my overall application, but also I changed thanks to her guidance and mentoring. She is very fast, clear and candid. I also had the chance to meet her in person, she is extremely nice. She can also give great mental support whenever I felt insecure or started to panic over a tiny detail in my application. Both my GPA and my GMAT are way below average, yet I made it to a top M7 school and I ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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