Jessica B.

Master Consultant

MBA Exchange

United States

Consultant Bio

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

  • Rockstar Consultant
    3 weeks ago
    "Jessica went above and beyond to support me throughout my application journey. From helping me create a list of target schools (and supporting me every time I changed my mind) to helping me craft my story, she was there 100%. I was a bit of an emotional wreck from time to time, but she still had my back. To anyone wondering whether an admissions consultant is right for you - don't hesitate and partner with Jessica. Even for the most qualified of applicants the process takes its toll, and having a strong support system can be immensely helpful. Jessica, thank you for all your help throughout these many months! I'm Haas-bound!"
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • She made applying to business school as easy as possible
    2 months ago
    "Applying to business school is difficult and stressful. You invest a ton of time for an uncertain outcome. Enter Jessica. Jessica made applying to business school as simple as possible. She laid out a series of steps and a timeline and ensured I followed it, even when work and life got busy. She was very attentive in reviewing my drafts and direct (but encouraging) with her feedback. I heard today that I was admitted to Tuck, and I would not have been able to do it without her."
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Accepted to MIT Sloan as Reapplicant
    2 months ago
    "As a re-applicant looking at very competitive schools, I knew I needed someone with the knowledge and experience to help me achieve my MBA dreams. In comes Jessica. From the first conversation, I could tell she was an expert in MBA Admissions. She helped me refine my story, and was able to worked around my busy schedule to hit numerous ambitious R1 deadlines. She is extremely knowledgeable, and her feedback was always insightful and very actionable. Her directness (partnered with tactfulness) and knowledge made my applications much stronger, and was vital in my getting into MIT Sloan and Tuck. I'm so excited to be attending my dream school of MIT Sloan this fall, and I couldn't have done it without her help (I wasn't even ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Accepted to my one and only choice
    2 months ago
    "I knew I needed a consultant when I started filling out my CBS EMBA application. I researched a lot and then with the help of a lot of wonderful reviews I decided to approach MBA exchange. Their services are impeccable. Alex and Scott were very helpful and provided me with all the information regarding their services. They were quick to answer all my questions. When I requested to work with a specific consultant Jessica Burlingame because of her health care background they were more than happy to honor my request. On my first meeting with Jessica I knew we would work well together. She is very knowledgeable about the entire process and I think without her help I wouldn’t have been able to get into ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Fantastic Feedback and Support!
    3 months ago
    "I decided to focus on and apply only to my dream school in round 1. Jessica diligently put together timelines and helped to ensure that I stuck to those in our consulting period. I reached out ad hoc numerous times for advice about anything and everything in the MBA process and her advice was always STELLAR. I ultimately got in to the only (top!) school that I applied to. Thanks, Jessica! She was also a pleasure generally to work with as well."
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Accepted to my top choice
    4 months ago
    "I thoroughly enjoyed working with Jessica. Right from the first call to, the kick-off, to preparing my application with Jessica. She is very responsive and prompt in circling back with feedback. She always took time to understand my journey and guided me to pick up the right stories. Jessica has a great attention to detail and through the review process she was able to pick up the insights which even I didn't know about me. As a candidate from over-represented pool, she truly helped me position my strengths to the best possible degree. I have been admitted to a M7 school and I don't think I could have made it without Jessica. I would recommend anyone applying to and MBA to work with Jessica and MBAExchange ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Got into my dream program - Wharton !
    4 months ago
    "Jessica helped me put forward my story in a clear yet impactful manner. She emphasized the right qualities in helping the Adcom notice what is unique in my background. It was really reassuring to have her feedback within a few hours (even on weekends) in all aspects- essay reviewing and general hesitancies. Reflecting back, I am certain I could not have been confident about this result without her guidance !"
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • got in to CBS & offer from STERN with LOW GMAT &GPA
    5 months 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!
    6 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!
    11 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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