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Alex Leventhal

Founder

Prep MBA

Los Angeles, California

United States

Consultant Bio

I am among a handful of industry veterans who still works directly with applicants to the top 20 MBA programs both in the US, Europe and Asia. It is my strong belief that acceptance at leading programs ultimately comes down the emotional energy you can emit for your MBA candidacy. The GMAT and your undergraduate academic record are critical. However, beyond that, my job is to push you to connect emotionally with your application essay readers and interviewers, and to create energy around your candidacy through specific explanations of your accomplishments, choices, influences and career ambitions.

I am an HBS grad, philosophy major undergrad, and worked in pharma/healthcare consumer products prior to my MBA, and then post MBA worked in life sciences tech and management consulting. I’ve worked for global firms such as Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Eli Lilly, and Siebel Systems.

Writing and editing are my passions, and clients talk most about my contributions to their essays and interview preparation. I am a frequent lecturer at the Harvard Club of Los Angeles on career planning and MBA admissions.

Company Information

Prep MBA is my company. There are no junior consultants or editors getting a cut of the business. You will be working directly with me, the head of the firm. There is some special sauce to what I do, and my track record over time demonstrates that my process and insights work. I have not scaled up with contractor consultants like my competition because I have wanted to keep a personalized, boutique experience with the highest quality results.

I work, therefore, with a limited number of clients each application season, and I always fill up. Over half of my business comes from referrals.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Over 90% of my clients work on comprehensive school packages, but I have some hourly clients as well in certain circumstances. My services include mock interviews, ding analysis, editing and application planning for those still preparing for future application seasons.

Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Email: alex@prepmba.com

Website: http://www.prepmba.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Thank You, Alex!
    4 weeks ago
    Alex is incredibly knowledgeable about the MBA application process. He did a fantastic job helping craft my story by pushing me to reflect upon my goals, passions, and past experiences. Unlike other consultancies, Alex doesn't pass on the work to junior consultants. I would highly recommend him, especially if you're struggling to come up with your unique story for the essay. Thanks, Alex!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Accepted at Columbia!
    1 month ago
    I picked Alex as my consultant after talking to a few others because of his personal approach—other companies would have had me work with junior consultants. I found Alex’s service to be helpful in all aspects of the admissions process, but especially the essays. His approach to writing the essays helped elucidate this tricky part of the admissions process. He was not satisfied until I crafted the strongest personal story I could, even though it took almost a dozen iterations of ideas. If your essay is not as good as it can possibly be, he will be direct in telling you so and recommending what you can do to improve it. He has a fast response time and spends as much time as is necessary to ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Highly Recommended
    1 month ago
    I was completely satisfied with the service Alex provided during my MBA admissions process. Alex had several helpful tips and brought up ideas that I would have never found otherwise. At first, I was not sure if I should bother with an admissions consultant, but I believe that without his assistance I would not have gotten into the schools I wanted. Alex also gave a personal touch I highly appreciated, and took the time to get to know me to give personalized advice and service. Alex regularly checked in with me to see how things were going, even though I was only an hourly client. Great guy and highly recommend.
    Christopher Painter
    MBA Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Accepted!
    1 month ago
    I had called around a couple of consulting firms and worked with another consultant prior to working with Alex. The difference is night and day! First of all, Alex is the owner and sole consultant for Prep MBA – if you sign up with Prep MBA, you are guaranteed to work with Alex, a Harvard MBA grad. Second, Alex will give you direct and honest answers. After our initial conversation, he quickly identified some critical issues about my profile (work gaps, GPA, age, etc.) and how to address each of the problems from the point of view of the admin team. Third, Alex’s creativity and sense of essay structure are beyond impressive; I was always amazed at how we were able to turn a 1000-word ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Wharton MBA
    3 months ago
    I interviewed several people, and Alex is the only MBA admissions consultant I would recommend. He was candid and provided valuable essay guidance. I ended up matriculating at Wharton, where I had a phenomenal experience. Going to business school changed my life. Thank you, Alex, for all of your help!
    Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Knowledgeable, No BS
    4 months ago
    Alex knows what he's talking about, accurately and candidly assessed my application, and gave a ton of useful advice.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Excellent Consultant - Highly Recommend!
    4 months ago
    I spoke to around 8-9 consultants before deciding on Alex to help with by business school applications. The initial 40 min consultation with Alex was extremely helpful and I received more insights about the process and about my profile than any other consultant I spoke to. I finally chose to work with Alex over other consultants because of the boutique nature of his operation and given that I started my applications for Round 2 in 3rd week of October, I couldn't afford to make a mistake with this decision. I chose a 4 school package and did a couple of applications on my own. To date, I have 3 wait-list offers and 1 confirmed admission offer. I am now working with Alex on negotiating the ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Accepted to HBS!
    4 months ago
    I am so glad I chose to work with Alex this year during my application process to HBS. I applied as a current medical student only to HBS for a dual MD/MBA. I had introductory calls with a number of consultants but ultimately chose Alex because he was personable, approachable, knowledgeable about HBS, and demonstrated a clear interest in me and my story from the introduction call onward. Throughout the application cycle, he was a calming presence and helped me navigate the application process while quelling my anxiety. Whenever we embarked on a portion of the application, Alex always gave me space to brainstorm, soul search, and draft, before he provided feedback. This helped us get to know each other better, and also ensured that my ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Alex Is The Best!
    4 months ago
    I was a re-applicant this year. Last year I had worked with Alex on an hourly basis, a couple of weeks before my applications were due. Alex was super helpful to go out of his way to help me put forward the best application possible. Last year - I got an interview call from Booth but could not convert it. This year I worked with Alex on a comprehensive package for 1 school and worked on an hourly basis for a couple of other schools. I applied to 4 M7 schools and got an interview invite from 3 of them and offers from 2 (Kellogg and Booth). Inputs from Alex were helpful to streamline my thoughts during the ideation phase - which eventually went a ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Love Alex!
    4 months ago
    I feel Alex is very kind and hardworking. He helped me on an hourly basis and really helped me reflect on my application. I would recommend Alex to anyone thinking about an MBA. If I had the chance I would work with him again!
    Class of 2020 Applicant
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  • SOM with $$!
    4 months ago
    I highly suggest working with Alex Leventhal. He knows MBA applications inside and out. His process is unique — he first helps you discover and build your narrative and then helps you center the rest of your application around that narrative. It creates a strong application that showcases a clear image to the adcomms. In addition to that, working with Alex is a pleasure. He kept me positive throughout the process and was easy to communicate with. He pushed me to produce my best work. When working with Alex, unlike other consultancies — you get Alex! He is all hands on deck with your application and doesn’t pass your questions on to junior consultants. He helped me get into Yale Som with scholarship. For ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Excellent Consultant - Would Recommend!
    4 months ago
    As with anything I picked Alex as my consultant after significant research. I knew Alex was the right consultant when we first spoke over coffee. He was more interested in my story and my goals than just my statistics and demographics. Unlike other consultants who immediately fixated on "handicaps" and pushed a prescribed set of schools purely based on statistics, Alex was interested in understanding my story and helping me maximize my chances of achieving my goals. He is thoughtful and has an effective process of helping you put together essays. I ended up getting accepted to a top 10 school and waitlisted at two M7 programs. I am very happy with the results and would highly recommend Alex!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Non-Traditional Applicant Admitted to McCombs!
    4 months ago
    As a non-traditional applicant without a business background, I was initially unsure about the value of an admissions consultant. After reaching out to multiple firms and speaking with multiple advisors, I started to get the feeling that these firms were intent on processing me through their system. They felt impersonal and uninvested in me as a person. Finally, after reading through a GMAT club review, I reached out to Alex. Speaking with Alex was the absolute opposite experience in every way. On the very first call, he took the time to get to know as much about me as possible in a very natural and human way. Without judgment, he was realistic about my chances and what my target schools should be. It was easy to ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Admitted To Wharton, Booth ($), Kellogg and Yale ($)!
    4 months ago
    I heard about Alex through my friend’s referral and decided to work with him after the first skype meeting. Back then, I still knew very little about the MBA application process, had no idea where to start from, and meanwhile had to deal with an already challenging full-time job with long working hours. Being highly experienced, knowledgeable, thoughtful and patient, Alex really helped me navigate the whole journey with more ease and confidence. The result speaks a ton - I applied to as many as seven schools in the second round (was surprised that I actually made it!) and got admitted to four of them! What I find most valuable about working with Alex is that he never tried to use a formula when helping me ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Wharton, Haas ($) & Kellogg ($)!
    5 months ago
    Strongly recommend Alex to anyone looking for an MBA consultant! Really glad I went with him from a friend referral. He is simply amazing, knowing what he is doing. I am very happy with my results, exceeding my expectations. I applied to a few schools in R1 but did not go well. Alex kept encouraging me and told me to stay positive, and my R2 applications turned out great: I got into Haas and Kellogg both with sizable scholarships, and also my top choice, Wharton! Throughout the process, Alex was really helpful in crafting my story and finding the themes/unique aspects of my experience. He is candid and sharp, a great storyteller with a grasp of each school’s essays. He is great to work with, ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Fantastic - Highly Recommend
    5 months ago
    Alex was a great consultant. We were virtual - I was in NYC and he is in LA. I chose him after interviewing 5 consultants. I was accepted to Columbia Business School - I don't think I would have been accepted had I not worked with Alex. Alex was very thoughtful and engaging. He has the unique ability to pull interesting essays and stories out of you; I spend my time in spreadsheets, not writing essays, so he greatly helped to synthesize my story. I highly recommend Alex.
    Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Love Alex!
    5 months ago
    What an easy recommendation... Alex helped me get into both HBS and the GSB; working with him was a pleasure. In a market where most of his competitors are volume shops or bounce you between a team of junior consultants, Alex is high-touch and high EQ. I’ve personally recommended Alex to close to a dozen peers who, in turn, have each done the same. He really drove me to dig deep on my essays and properly represent my background and values. His insights really helped my passion transcend the written format and shine. Thanks, Alex!
    Michael Hoffmann
    MBA Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Excellent consultant; in-depth knowledge
    6 months ago
    During my junior year of college, I made the decision to apply to the HBS 2+2 deferred admission program. To help me through the process, I decided to enlist the services of a consultant, and settled on Alex after consultations with a selection of the highest ranked consultants. Alex was a pleasure to work with, he is a consummate professional and truly takes the time to understand the unique strengths of his clients. He helped craft a phenomenal narrative for my application, and despite a subpar GMAT score (under 700), I still managed to receive an interview spot. Whilst I ultimately did not end up being admitted for the deferred program, I will most definitely work with Alex again in a few years during the ...
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    Class of N/A Rejected
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  • Re-admitted to target school!
    6 months ago
    I came to Alex with a pretty unique situation. During a prior application cycle, I had applied and gotten accepted to my target school. Ultimately, I declined the admission’s offer to take a flier on a startup. Fast forward 18-months and my situation had changed, I was now ready to get my MBA. Further, given my industry and geographic preferences, the same target school was an obvious first choice (and this school ended up being the only application I submitted). I reached out to Alex approximately 2-weeks prior to the application due date—which was obviously a very short turnaround. Although some consultants might up-charge this type of time crunch, Alex rose to the challenge without blinking an eye. He quickly ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Amazing Consultant
    7 months ago
    I cannot recommend Alex highly enough. As a re applicant and part of an over-represented demographic, Alex was instrumental to my acceptance at Columbia Business School. I met with him for the first time 8 months before I submitted my applications, and instead of sitting on my candidacy until the spring, he began to work with me right away. He took the time to get to know me, my background, and most importantly spent weeks helping me nail down my story. By the time I actually started writing, I was incredibly confident and secure in my career narrative, which made the application process much easier than the previous year. Alex provides a great service as well. Unlike some of the other consultants that I looked ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Got into My Favorite Program!
    7 months ago
    As a reapplicant competing in an over-represented demographic pool, I realized I needed some professional help to improve my chance of getting into a top MBA program. I talked with a few consulting firms, and Alex stood out in that he quickly analyzed my profile and provided his honest opinion. He focused on getting to know about me instead of selling a service. I did a four-school package and eventually got into a top-tier MBA program with a scholarship. Alex has always been very straightforward and honest with me during the process: he would point out the weaknesses of my essay and provide very helpful advice. I would recommend him to all the applicants who want to get into a top MBA program.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • HBS Bound
    7 months ago
    I would definitely recommend Alex's services to anyone applying to business school. His help in crafting my essays and preparing for my interview was critical in helping me get into HBS. When I first connected with him over the summer as a Round 1 applicant, I could immediately tell that he really valued genuinely getting to know his clients. We ended up chatting for 40 minutes about my story. His feedback about the strengths and weaknesses of my application in that first conversation were super insightful and got me thinking critically about my own story and rationale for applying to business school. I ended up working with Alex on an hourly basis on my essays for my R1 applications and then did interview prep with him ...
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  • Going to Wharton!
    7 months ago
    Having worked with another admissions consultant in the previous year and interviewed several admissions consulting firms, Alex’s service immediately stood out to me. Whereas other consultants mainly communicated via email, Alex took the time to set up several Skype calls, including an initial video call where we just chatted about our personal lives. We got to understand each other at a much deeper level than otherwise possible through a written form or a voice call. This depth of understanding played a vital role when drafting early versions of my essays, where Alex would offer suggestions on which of my personal stories might fit best, rather than just telling me to rewrite a section. Alex was also very accommodating to my last minute requests and unique situation. ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Going to Wharton!
    7 months ago
    Having worked with another admissions consultant in the previous year and interviewed several admissions consulting firms, Alex’s service immediately stood out to me. Whereas other consultants mainly communicated via email, Alex took the time to set up several Skype calls, including an initial video call where we just chatted about our personal lives. We got to understand each other at a much deeper level than otherwise possible through a written form or a voice call. This depth of understanding played a vital role when drafting early versions of my essays, where Alex would offer suggestions on which of my personal stories might fit best, rather than just telling me to rewrite a section. Alex was also very accommodating to my last minute requests and unique situation. ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • HBS & GSB!
    8 months ago
    At first I wasn’t sure about whether working with a consultant made sense for me, but Alex came highly recommended from a number of colleagues at my firm who had attended top business schools, so I set up a consultation and immediately recognized how valuable his input would be. Before offering any advice, he made a concerted effort to understand my background, interests, and goals. As we moved into the more tactical parts of the process (brainstorming essay topics, thinking through potential recommenders, etc.), he would suggest incorporating parts of this context in a way that made my personal narrative more coherent and compelling. Alex never farms work out to junior consultants. He committed his full focus to every session. And with Alex there is no sugarcoating ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • NYU - First & Only Choice!
    11 months ago
    When I first decided that I wanted to get my MBA, I knew I wanted to go to NYU. Initially, I wasn’t sure about using an admissions consultant. However, a former boss suggested that I reach out to Alex, so I decided to give it a shot. We set up an intro call and in only 20 minutes it was clear to me that he would make a huge difference. Rather than push a sales pitch, we spent most of the call going over my credentials (GMAT score, GPA, work experience, etc.) and discussing my chances at gaining acceptance to NYU. He was quite honest about everything, which is exactly what I needed. My undergraduate GPA was below average, and I ...
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  • Alex Will Help You Craft Your Story
    1 year ago
    As an older applicant with a diverse background, and someone who knew little about business school admissions, I felt I needed to get a serious and experienced consultant to ensure my application is competitive. I called several consulting firms for initial consultations and Alex stood out– he listened carefully and gave me very personalized and encouraging feedback. I could tell that he genuinely interested in me as a person and that proved extremely valuable for my application. He was also quite clear in his assessment of my chances and told me his view on the different business schools I had considered applying to. Prep MBA is Alex’s firm – and you get to work with him, he does not have an army of junior consultants. ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Accepted to MBA Program!
    1 year ago
    Upon researching several top-ranked MBA admissions consulting services through Poets & Quants, Alex stood out among the rest as he is a graduate of the prestigious Harvard Business School, possesses nearly 15 years of experience, and resides in the same city as me. During a preliminary phone call, I grew to appreciate the independence, personability, and accessibility Alex had to offer through his Prep MBA service. I was comforted in knowing that throughout such an arduous process, I would be working directly with Alex and that I wouldn’t be passed down the hierarchy to a junior consultant. Working with Alex proved to be a truly fantastic experience. I especially appreciated his quick response to my correspondence. His turnaround time on edits was also extremely fast, but ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend! Alex is the Best!
    1 year ago
    I was connected with Alex in hopes of being admitted into NYU so that I could live and work in NYC. I really enjoyed working with Alex. He is very passionate and diligent. He took the time to get to know me personally in order to better evaluate my career trajectory. His honesty and commitment to his business, Prep MBA, challenged me to work hard in pursuit of the outcome that I wanted. He improved my overall application tremendously and helped me consolidate my thoughts into a well-structured essay that was personalized to my past experience and future expectations. I would recommend Alex Leventhal to anyone in a heartbeat. It meant a lot to me that he was my consultant as well as the head ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Experienced & Tailored
    1 year ago
    Alex was wonderful throughout my application process in a number of ways. First, his get-to-know-you process felt thorough and not rushed. Second, he was instrumental in turning those original brainstorming ideas into a polished essay. Lastly, even with aspects of my application that I thought was finished (like my resume), he pushed me to find ways to convey more bang for my buck in a way I don't think is as doable on one's own. All in all - his combo of experience and personalization is exactly what I needed. I highly recommend Alex!
    Class of 2021 Rejected
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  • Great Experience. Great Outcome.
    1 year ago
    There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to consultants. I chose Alex because he was the only consultant who wasn't afraid to take on a challenge. I told him which schools I was targeting and they were all long shots. Other consultants dismissed my ambitions except for Alex. He didn't guarantee anything except high-quality work, and that's all I wanted. He delivered and was true to his word. He helped me craft an application that was 100x better than what I could've done on my own. Clearly, it worked, and I would choose Alex again in a heartbeat.
    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Alex Is The Right Choice
    1 year ago
    Alex came highly recommended by several of my friends who had attended top MBA programs. I opted for a 2-school package (NYU & Columbia) as I intended to stay in NYC. My experience with Alex was fantastic. He spent a significant amount of time getting to know me, my career goals and my aspirations which helped go beyond the mindset of answering each question and essay independently. Instead, he saw value and opportunity where I saw trivialities. He made me feel comfortable and at the same time pushed me to take risks and helped me to focus on building a holistic and compelling story. Alex also prepared me for the interviews. He understands what the schools are looking for and given the time he had previously ...
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    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Got Into GSB
    1 year ago
    Alex is a fantastic MBA consultant. I was late to the process at the end of October and he ensured that I was all squared away for round 2. I was accepted and attended my first choice school (GSB). More than just a consultant, Alex is a great person who really cares about his clients and the process. I would highly recommend him (and have too many in my friends and family). If you're on the fence, make the jump and go with Alex!
    Class of 2013 Admit
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  • Dedicated & Insightful
    1 year ago
    I worked with Alex on several strategy sessions planning my applications this year. He made himself available on very short notice to help me make some major decisions regarding my application strategy with an approach that homed in on the critical parts of my profile that needed work. Alex is great at giving you direct feedback on how to improve and distilling a core story from your career and personal experiences. He is also a great pre-interview coach and really sets you up to enter confident and prepared.
    Class of 2022 Applicant
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  • Excellent Coach & Partner - You Need Alex!
    1 year ago
    I was referred to Alex by a colleague of mine and decided to take the 4-school (M7) package (applying to a 2 year full-time MBA programs R2, Class of '21) after speaking with Alex and understanding his overall process. If you are applying to top schools, I highly recommend partnering with Alex on the admissions process. Alex started me off with a bio sheet that asked me to define myself in and out with a series of pre-defined questions - this was a fundamental exercise for me to define my goals, recall anecdotes, but also for Alex to deep dive into my life. Alex gets to know you very well early on. We then focused extensively on the resume portion, aligning on a letter of recommendation strategy, ...
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    Class of 2021 Rejected
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  • Great Advisor To Help You Avoid Mistakes - Highly Recommend
    1 year ago
    Having Alex as an advisor provides me with great assurance and guidance during the MBA application process. Alex was always there for me starting from the selection of recommendation writers to interview prep. Knowing that Alex will take closer looks on all my draft materials with his experienced eyes gave me so much more comfort and confidence. He definitely helped me avoid making some significant mistakes for my resume, career goal story, video, and essays. I could also reach out to Alex for any questions popping up during the process. I’ve received an offer from my target school with Alex’s help, and will highly recommend him to my friends.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Fantastic Ability To Tease Out 'Personal' Stories!
    1 year ago
    I am a candidate from an over-represented applicant pool (Indian Male). I worked with Alex (on an hourly basis, approx. 10 hours) to fine tune my essays for two schools. I reached out to Alex just a couple of weeks before my application was due. Before turning to him for help, I had worked with another consultant but was not happy with his inputs. Although I was fairly confident to showcase my professional journey in my essays, I thought my 'personal' stories were weak. In a very short notice, Alex was able to structure my personal stories and tie the loose ends in my application. I benefited the most from our brainstorming sessions. Alex will help you to connect the dots in your personal (and ...
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    Class of 2021 Applicant
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  • Great Interview Prep
    1 year ago
    Alex was a great coach in our mock interview sessions. I did a total of 2 sessions with him, and he was consistently insightful about which key stories and personality traits to highlight in my interview. He made sure to study my application before getting on the phone with me so that our time together was productive. I appreciated his ability to understand the nuances of my application and give customized, well-tailored feedback to my interview responses, drawing out characteristics I myself had overlooked. Finally, Alex was phenomenal about building confidence and getting me in the right mindset for the interview. My only regret is not working with Alex earlier during the pre-interview application process!
    Class of 2021 Applicant
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  • Effective, Encouraging, & Gets The Job Done!!
    1 year ago
    Alex was phenomenal in helping me get into the schools I wanted. He helped me discover and craft my personal story of "Why MBA?" so well that I was amazed at how it much deeply resonated with me which, in turn, helped me sell myself to the schools. He was candid in his feedback and will make you work very hard on your essays until he's satisfied with them. However, he has your best interest in mind and is willing to go the extra mile for you. He was also tremendously helpful in preparing me for interviews so I was able to walk into my interviews with great confidence. Far from being a taskmaster, Alex is actually really caring and will help guide and encourage ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Very Helpful & Efficient
    1 year ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Alex on my scholarship essay. Even if the deadline was really short, Alex managed to take his time with my essay and give me guidelines on what would be best for it. He was very efficient and available and great to work with, even for such a short time. I would definitely recommend him!
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Alex Is Phenomenal
    1 year ago
    Alex is was exactly what I looked for in a consultant. He was honest about what my strengths and weaknesses were as a candidate for admission at each school we worked on, and his advice on how to put my best foot forward was invaluable. Our working together resulted in a process where I learned a ton about my strengths and weaknesses, and he encouraged me every step along the way! Alex has a thorough, well-thought-out process for helping candidates, and it works. He is transparent, accessible, and thoughtful.
    Class of 2021 Waitlist
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  • Honest, Insightful Feedback Gets Results
    1 year ago
    I applied to business schools last year with a different consultant, but got better results this year working with Alex. Alex's assistance went far beyond reviewing essays for grammar and finer details; he helped me craft a more compelling goals narrative that tied in my personal background. He also helped me own both past successes and missteps in my applications. Alex provided honest feedback that admittedly was frustrating at times when I had to rewrite essays from scratch but ultimately led to more polished applications. Alex kept in mind the overall impression that my application would make at each school when reviewing individual application components. His high-level analysis helped me create more cohesive and memorable applications for each school. I have gotten acceptances at multiple ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Satisfied Overall
    1 year ago
    Talked with Alex on the strengths and growth areas for my profile, he was amenable in identifying them and giving constructive feedback. He also gave good methods to present yourself in the process to bring the real person. Alex also substantiated his success by giving examples of those who succeeded under his supervision, overall I was satisfied with Alex's phone conversation. I wish him the best.
    Class of N/A N/A
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  • Great Advisor & Fantastic Results
    1 year ago
    Alex was great to work with! He was highly recommended by a colleague of mine and I was not disappointed. He made my MBA application process much easier and less stressful. He took the time to understand my background and motivation for attending school, and then helped me craft an application story that was clear, genuine, and impactful. He was instrumental in helping me write a highly effective essay and preparing me for interviews. I got into HBS and Columbia Business Schoool and owe a debt of gratitude to Alex. Since working with Alex, I have continued to recommend him to friends and other colleagues who have experienced similar success as I did.
    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Awesome, Engaged & Caring Coach!
    1 year ago
    I've had the pleasure of working with Alex - what stood out to me most was how engaged and thorough Alex was in helping me to craft my story, specific to my background and specific to the MBA programs I applied to. He was so thorough through detailed questionnaires, hours spend on the phone, and lots of time spent crafting essays and preparing for interviews, all catered to my specific story and goals. I've had friends work with other counselors and from the competitive intelligence I've gathered, it's clear Alex was far more engaged, caring and customized than the rest of the market. I couldn't recommend working with him more highly.
    Class of 2021 Applicant
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  • Alex Will Help Tell Your Story - Excellent Consultant
    1 year ago
    As an older, non-traditional applicant and someone who knew very little about MBA program admissions process, I wanted to get help to ensure I put together the best application. I have done several free consultations and Alex stood out – he listened, didn't rush the call, and gave me more personalized feedback than other consultants. Alex recognized an opportunity to take seemingly random facts in my background and create a passionate and compelling application. I believe this is truly Alex's gift – helping bring out your story and express it in the best possible way. Alex is definitely a strategist and will help identify and recommend how to best position your strengths and address your weaknesses. He will help clarify your career goals and express them ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Practical, Efficient & Honest
    1 year ago
    I hired Alex for essay guidance, resume feedback, and interview prep. Alex's direction on my essays completely changed my essay approach, enabling me to better connect with the admission committees and market myself as a well-rounded applicant. He helped me to transform my engineering resume into a competitive b-school resume and his interview prep helped me feel confident when approaching b-school interviews. Alex brought out the best in my application with his extensive background in MBA prep consulting. Alex's direction helped me gain admittance into UCLA's fully-employed MBA.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend
    1 year ago
    Alex was a great help to me in getting into a top business school. He helped me stay organized and focused in the hectic process that is the application process. His feedback and guidance through each step of the way was tremendously helpful and resulted in my acceptance into multiple top programs. I highly recommend Alex's services to anyone applying to an MBA program.
    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Great Start!
    1 year ago
    Recently, I was dinged from the business schools of my choice. Looking for help I turned to Alex given his stellar reviews and the fact his career background matched my own. I was not disappointed. He did a thorough review of my application, spoke with me about it multiple times, and even is coaching me through a difficult situation I have with one of my recommenders. What I really appreciated was the fact that he advised me to not move forward with additional ding analyses to save my money, proving that his primary focus is not getting every possible dollar. I look forward to working with Alex this summer to get a better result.
    Class of 2022 Applicant
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  • Great Guidance - Highly Recommended!
    1 year ago
    I came to Alex through a friend who used his services to get into HBS. During the initial phone conversation, it was very clear that Alex has the depth of experience in business school applications and is straight to the point about what it takes to get into the top schools. I worked with Alex on the one school package and also used additional hours on another essay. I particularly found Alex to be a value-add in constructing my resume. Alex helped to eliminate any industry jargon and highlight leadership experiences that may be missed in generic job search-focused resumes. Alex is always responsive to last-minute emails and willing to accommodate special requests. I’m happy to have received admittance to Wharton with Alex’s guidance. I highly ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Very Insightful / Candid
    1 year ago
    I reached out to Alex, unsure whether an MBA is right for me. The information Alex was able to provide was incredibly helpful and will be invaluable as I make my decision on whether to pursue an advanced degree and where I should get that degree.
    Anonymous
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  • Incredible Help - Highly Recommended
    1 year ago
    Applying MBA was a complicated and time consuming process especially for a full time professional like me. Alex made the whole process a lot easier by providing guidance every single step along the way. His experience, knowledge and unique approach on challenging me and inspiring me about my thought process gives me an edge when it comes to crafting my story and makes me stand out from the competition. I could have not done it without Alex being there all the time. I am graduating this summer coming out of my dream MBA program, I want to take this opportunity to thank Alex for his help and I would highly recommend his service.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Couldn't Have Done It Without Alex
    1 year ago
    Applying to business school is an arduous process and I'm so grateful that I had Alex providing guidance each step of the way. He was deeply caring and took his time to get to know me on every call. He constantly pushed me to think deeper and tackle essays from different perspectives. With each turn, I felt my essays were improving and he helped me get them up to a standard that I would have never reached on my end. I appreciated his clarity of thought and his willingness to be honest when an essay wasn't quite working. When it came time for interview prep, Alex knew to ask the right questions and I felt calm and well prepared heading in to real interviews. Working ...
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    Class of 2017 Admit
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  • Great Story Teller - Alex Will Push You to Your Limits
    2 years ago
    Alex is a wonderful consultant. I really needed help with my MBA admission essays and couldn't tell a great story (at first). He interviewed me several times and help me identified some compelling ways to draw out the right narrative. His process helped me become much more confident with my writing which in turn, helped my admission interviews. Alex will not take it easy on you. He will partner with you, but he will also push you and make you work very hard for something that you really want. With his help, I ended up getting into all of the business schools that I applied to. I highly recommend Alex.
    Class of 2013 Admit
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  • Best Decision - Alex
    2 years ago
    Knowing that I had limited network resources to tap on regarding the MBA application process, it was essential that I selected the best admissions consultant who could personally guide me through the journey. I spent a considerable amount of time speaking to numerous consulting firms, and Alex stood out as he was specific in outlining his approach to my profile. I also wanted to work with a “single consultant” firm and amongst all, Alex brought in the most experience, which became clear during my application process. Alex communicated openly and candidly as he brought me through a structured approach that he had developed for each of my applications. I appreciated how he challenged me to dig deep to craft my personal narrative and objectives, rather than ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Excellent Consultant - Highly Recommended
    2 years ago
    When I began the MBA process, I wanted advice from someone who could guide me through the self-reflection process, help me pick the correct schools that would fit my profile, and work with me through the interview process. Moving forward with Alex after speaking with several consulting firms was a very easy decision – you could tell that he was passionate about his work and that he handled every client himself, unlike the plethora of firms that farmed out the work to inexperienced folks. What I liked most about him was his up-front approach of giving me realistic targets while still having a couple of reach schools (I was from an over-represented demographic without a blue-chip name company on my resume). He helped me immensely ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • An Inside Look From A Professional
    2 years ago
    I approached Mr. Leventhal with very short notice regarding my personal statement. Considering the fact that this was my first time applying to Universities I only wanted the best of the best to help me reach my goal. I transferred from a local community college where thousands of students transfer from every year and I knew that Alex could help me stand out giving me a higher chance of acceptance in the UK. I was very impressed with his knowledge and understanding of the academic field. Thank you for helping me take the leap into the right direction towards my education. It was extremely helpful to work with someone who knows what he is doing. He has his eye on the target and works with ...
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    Marina Sarkisyan
    BBA
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  • Prep MBA - Alex
    2 years ago
    When I first spoke with Alex in what feels like eons ago, my first impression was that he was a thoughtful and incredibly sharp guy. He gave me great feedback and made astute observations of my candidacy right from the very beginning. Most importantly, he was honest – and I was looking for someone who wasn’t afraid to give me some “tough love” but also willing to commend me in the areas where I did good. This was mentioned in other posts but bears repeating: Alex is the one that you will work with. This is invaluable, especially in an already opaque industry where some admissions consultants build up their workforce in the pursuit of scale and not quality. Alex approaches the MBA application ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Fantastic Consultant! Highly Recommended!
    2 years ago
    I highly recommend Alex Leventhal as a first-class MBA admissions consultant. Alex knows the ins and outs of applying to top-notch MBA programs and this is abundantly clear throughout every stage of the process. He is highly intelligent, professional and effective. Alex provided me with excellent advice regarding school selection, how to shape my story, how to effectively frame my career goals, and how to confidently articulate key points relating to my background. His very valuable insights proved very helpful in receiving admission offers to four top schools. I deeply appreciated his laser-sharp sense of judgment as well as his ability to put his finger on problem points and guide you towards finding ways to resolve these. Alex has been in the business since 2005 ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Personal Attention; Excellent Advice
    2 years ago
    As a college senior planning to attend business school down the road, I decided to enlist the help of a consultant to plan my career and extracurricular trajectory. After numerous consultations with potential consultants, I settled on Alex because of the personal attention he provides his clients. While many other consultants work with assistants, Alex takes care of all his clients application needs personally. Once we starting working together, Alex was extremely knowledgeable on how best to best foster my strengths while also aiming to mitigate any potential weak areas. I look forward to completing my applications in the years to follow with Alex’s continued help.
    Anonymous
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  • Wow! Direct, Actionable and Insightful
    2 years ago
    Alex not only changed the entire MBA process from me, but also helped me find myself and better understand my strengths. He taught me how to be focused and clear in storytelling in a way that would elevate my message. Through his tough questions and direct feedback, I was able to quickly hone in on what I am looking for and the right schools that made sense for my goals. The best part was that I was able to work directly with him as he is a wealth of knowledge. He has a clear process in which he is able to get to know you quickly, and provides actionable next steps each week. I highly highly recommend using Alex to help anyone in the MBA ...
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    Noopur Chhabra
    MBA Class of N/A N/A
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  • Successful HBS/GSB Re-Applicant
    2 years ago
    I worked with Alex for both interview prep and a "ding analysis" in 2018 as a re-applicant to HBS/GSB. He took significant care and time with all of my materials, redlining certain sections for specific advice as well as providing a great high-level overview. I am particularly pleased with his attention to detail and his thoroughness in preparation. Over the phone, we discussed the application and he went into even greater depth. I believe his comments were central to building a successful reapplication campaign that netted me an acceptance to either GSB or HBS. We also did interview prep for a session and his tips for me on the eve of the real thing was also invaluable. I am grateful to him and can highly ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Useful, Practical Advice
    2 years ago
    I availed of Alex’s one time review because I felt like I just needed a professional opinion on whether or not I was creating the best possible application. I really appreciate how Alex was able to give useful insights which I was able to apply to my MBA apps for other schools as well. Would definitely recommend the one time review service if you feel you just need a quick check before you submit anything!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Top Consultant = Top Results
    2 years ago
    I was referred to Alex by a close friend who worked with him and was admitted to two M7 schools (one with a scholarship). In working with Alex myself, I was admitted to a top program as well. I can see why Alex has such a high success rate with applicants—he is an expert in navigating the hyper-competitive MBA admissions space, he is incredibly detail-oriented and knows how to bring out the right details and stories to make your profile stand out, and he is honest and quick with his feedback. I highly recommend Alex for anyone who is going through the MBA application process.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Thanks for Helping Me Accomplish My Goal!
    2 years ago
    As a young applicant coming directly out of undergraduate studies at UVA, I knew how difficult it would be to achieve my goal of securing admission into a top MBA program. Working with Alex proved to be an invaluable experience. He took the time to understand my full history – academically, athletically, and personally – and was able to help me find new ways to approach my application and tell my story in the most compelling way possible. What truly set him apart was his ability to help me tailor my resume and essays to the cultures of the programs I applied for. Alex truly makes a personal investment in each of his clients, which made working with him all the more productive and enjoyable. ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Experienced and Knowledgeable
    2 years ago
    I love the fact that unlike other big companies that treat you like another number, Alex is a one-man show who will help you from start to finish. Alex really helped me understand my strengths and weaknesses. He was extremely patient as I explained him my background and my career goals. Coming from a non-traditional background (education) can be a challenge but Alex really helped me figure out my next steps. Even though I will not be applying this year, I hope to work with him again in the future.
    Class of 2019 Applicant
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  • Excellent Guidance - HBS Admit
    2 years ago
    Alex came highly recommended to me by several of my more senior colleagues who had found success in applying to business school. Having recently completed the MBA application process with Alex, I find it easy to see why! I really believe that working with Alex allowed me to put together the best MBA application possible. I ended up getting into HBS, which was my top choice. One of the best parts about working with Alex is that he runs all of Prep MBA (i.e. no junior consultants). As such, he gave personal attention to each of my applications and he built a deep understanding of my unique profile and the major selling points of my application. This in-depth knowledge proved especially valuable as Alex helped me ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Honest and approachable
    2 years ago
    I worked with Alex on career counseling and MBA strategies. Not only was he very easy to speak to, but he was also very candid. Career changes and MBA applications are an overwhelming process. Alex helped me stay grounded and provided actionable advice. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone seeking help with applications or general career advice!
    Class of 2021 Applicant
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  • Methodical & Candid
    2 years ago
    I consulted with Alex for 2 hours to have his expert opinion on my chances on various universities. Alex was perfect for providing me with this assistance as he has a few decades of experience under his belt. In addition to having vast experience, Alex has worked with applicants from far and away. He had unique insights on applicants from the 'competitive pools' such as India & China. This greatly helped as I was able to re-calibrate my approach towards preparation and application. I would strongly recommend Alex.
    Ravi Dhanwani
    Other
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  • Top Consultant for MBA Path or Career Advice
    2 years ago
    Alex was extremely helpful in defining a path to a potential MBA. He helped map out an achievable timeline that would best serve me. He was easy to work with and very flexible. I would not only recommend Alex for MBA planning/application but also for career counseling and how to best transition from current career to a post MBA career.
    Class of 2022 Other
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  • Unbelievable attention, Access and Insights
    2 years ago
    As I researched and connected with various admissions consulting firms, Alex immediately stood out from the rest. On our initial call, he personally reviewed my strengths and (very candidly) weaknesses, and took the time (well over the published allotment) to really understand my story, and identify my chances of success at a range of programs I was interested in. I also liked that Alex would be my single point of contact throughout my application process, and would not hand me off to a junior consultant, or team of essay reviewers, but instead would work with me step by step to develop and execute an admissions strategy. Throughout the process his sense of humor, intelligence, ability to communicate, and creativity helped alleviate the stress and ...
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    Class of 2017 Admit
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  • Tremendous Resource
    2 years ago
    A critical ally in helping me prepare for an eventual eMBA run, Alex deserves his five-star rating on P&Q. Alex started with a thorough analysis of my resume (a key element of the eMBA application) and thoughtful suggestions for improvement. Important professional achievements are now appropriately highlighted and the overall results are night and day. I continue to work with Alex to connect the dots in my professional narrative as I prepare an application to several top-tier eMBA programs. Highly recommend.
    Class of 2019 Applicant
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  • Excellent consultant & professional
    2 years ago
    Let me begin by saying that my MBA application journey was a long one. After having worked with one of the "big" guys, I was left with 2 dings and a sour taste in my mouth. From the start, working with Alex was different. Instead of providing general feedback, he provided direct/candid feedback with examples of ways to improve my resume, essays, and story. He was efficient and creative. He was able to connect the dots in my "story" very quickly, which was impressive. Alex is an extremely supportive consultant. The prior consultant I had worked with had a strict deadline for essay submissions and if she didn't have the essays in her inbox by the deadline, you were on your own. Working with Alex ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Direct and Efficient- INSEAD Admit
    2 years ago
    I got Alex referred by someone who recently was admitted to a top tier executive MBA. With just a few hours of help on my essays, Alex was able to explain what it was the school was really after in their essay questions. He pointed out how my drafts could be improved on content and style. What I really appreciated was the direct feedback and the efficient way we worked together which helped me get into my school of choice (INSEAD executive MBA).
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Experience and personal touch
    2 years ago
    When I first reached out to Alex, I was coming off of a cycle of rejections from a few top schools and just during our initial conversation, I could sense the areas in which I could have done a better job in my applications. My career story was somewhat disjointed and the motivations were not coming across strongly. Alex suggested that I had a strong chance with higher quality application materials and so I decided to re-apply when I realized immediately how Alex could help me strengthen my applications significantly. Alex brings a wealth of experience in helping candidates from all types of backgrounds gain admissions to top schools and it shows in the way he carries himself through the preparation process. He is thorough and ...
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    Class of 2018 Applicant
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  • Alex is the best!
    2 years ago
    I spoke with over 10 consultants before choosing, and I decided on Alex because of his experience and genuine care for my success. During our initial call, he was the only consultant that took the time to ask me about my background and helped me generate some great essay ideas. His HBS background and industry expertise make him the best consultant not only for HBS but also for any other business school. Alex’s greatest strength is his creativity. He has the ability to pick out the perfect story from topics that other consultants would brush off. In my case, I came in with a few ideas I wanted to write about, but Alex encouraged me to list all possible topics. He pushed me to explore a ...
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    Class of 2021 Waitlist
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  • Highly Recommend! From a Stanford GSB admit
    2 years ago
    My journey to being accepted to business school was a long one, involving reapplications, waitlists, and a lot of nervous waiting. Alex guided me every step of the way, from connecting the dots in my professional experience to define my career purpose, mining my personal experience (including my childhood) to create compelling essay material, and overcoming the introverted side of my personality to put forth an engaging admissions interview. In addition, he was equipped to handle the less typical aspects of my specific situation, which included reapplication and waitlist processes. Lastly, Alex is a good-hearted person who honestly does care about his clients, which I believe helps to create a more personal application that is truly reflective of the person underneath the applicant. I would ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Experienced professional - great advice and honest feedback
    2 years ago
    I am so glad that I decided to hire Alex and his services for my MBA application process. Because I was studying for the GMAT and completing the application at the same time, it was extremely important that I stayed on track and was well paced for the short term deadline. Alex was flexible with my schedule and very responsive to my emails. He also helped to shape a clear story for why I was seeking an MBA from my background and personal experiences - I think this was a pivotal part in my application that would not have been as strong without his coaching. Even though I had a lower than average GPA and okay GMAT score, I felt confident ...
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    - Heather Dahlgren
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  • I got into HBS and GSB with Alex!
    2 years ago
    I was introduced to Alex’s Prep MBA through a close friend who got into MBA at MIT Sloan, and she told me Alex played an essential role to guide her in the process of self reflection to connect the magical dots in her life, which deeply touched me because since the very beginning, I thought my application, especially the essay should show the genuine me, even my weak sides, my emotional side, and I believe Alex would be the advisor that could help to unleash my potential, not like many other advisors in China, kind of forced everyone into some kind of format. My gut was proved super right. He pushed me hard to reflect on my past experience, and did not shy away from ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • PrepMBA Review
    2 years ago
    How I wound up working with Alex is really interesting: I initially consulted a few of the larger MBA consulting firms and I never reached common ground with them; I had a low GPA, a 640 GMAT, and worked for my family business in the Middle East and had never worked for a multi-national company. Yet I had big aspirations to get into a top 5 MBA program despite all these obstacles. None of the consulting firms would take me on with my stats. Alex, on the other hand was very honest from the beginning that getting into an elite program with these stats would be a long-shot yet he was willing to work with me provided that I studied hard for the GMAT and ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Responsive + Honest Feedback
    2 years ago
    I had the experience of working with other admission consultants before I worked with Alex, and I can tell you that the level of personalized attention I got from Alex is not something other consultants provide. The other consultant I worked with was not the most responsive. When I emailed her, she would take various days to get back to me. I never felt she took the process as seriously as I did. With Alex it was a different story. He always tried to respond within the same day, and if he could not get back to me in 24 hours he would let me know when could I expect a new version of my essays. He also provided valuable advice in choosing between ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • A Top Advisor!
    2 years ago
    I was introduced to Alex by close friend and former colleague who had gotten into both Harvard and Stanford and spoke volumes about Alex’s expertise in the application process. I spoke to six admissions consultants as part of my initial research and found Alex to be very thoughtful about how to go about navigating the admissions process, and clear in noting both the strengths and weaknesses of my candidacy. I am part of an over represented demographic (Asian male in finance) so it was critical for me to have a strong consultant who could help my unique capabilities shine. Alex’s experience clearly showed during our introductory call and I liked that he works directly with all his clients rather than having other junior members lead ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Alex is Excellent.
    2 years ago
    Alex Leventhal was critical in assisting me with putting together thoughtful applications in a short amount of time. From our first exploratory phone call, I could tell he was passionate about his work and would help me stand out. His honesty after reviewing my candidacy was refreshing and he was able to suggest solutions to weaknesses a low quant score immediately. I appreciated that he ran a one-man shop and that I would be working with him directly at all times. Working with Alex proved to be awesome. His service was very personal (I often felt like his only client) and his schedule accommodating, despite a time difference between my location and LA. His vast experience truly helped me develop my “career purpose” and he ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Couldn't be happier- 2 M7 + 1T-10 admit- 2 admits with >$50k scholarship
    2 years ago
    Results first- I applied to four schools with Alex and got into three (out of which one was from HSW), 2 with scholarship (1 M7 with scholarship and another one in top 10) and I was waitlisted at one (another M7 school. Now, coming to my application process and history-I reached out to Alex first in 2016 for a free call. He wasn’t in a rush, asked me specific questions and really got to know me on the call to assess what my strengths and weaknesses were. He pointed out certain weaknesses in my profile (I am from an overrepresented background, Male/Engineer and belonging to one of two most populated countries in the World) and asked me to work on them. Also, to provide more ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Alex Leventhal - Key to a Top Application
    2 years ago
    During my initial due diligence on admissions consultants, I spoke with a number of large, national firms where conversations began a receptionist to gather information, not the actual admissions consultant. After this initial experience, Alex and PrepMBA immediately stood out from the competition as a hands on approach where Alex was my initial and only point of contact. Alex took a sincere interest in my story, hearing about my goals and what I was looking for in an admissions consultant. During our first two introduction calls, it became very clear that Alex’s honestly and no BS attitude was one of the keys to his success. He outlined my weaknesses from his perspective and helped me to really gauge my strengths during ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Experienced and effective!!!
    2 years ago
    I began my search for an MBA consultant with endless questions and a lower than average GMAT for my target schools. Moreover, I came from an over-represented background having worked in banking since graduation. These qualities mandated that I find an experienced and effective MBA consultant to help me avoid common pitfalls and standout from a large crowd of qualified applicants. My GMAT tutor provided three recommendations of MBA consultants that had worked with his clients in the past. My initial communication with Alex of Prep MBA proved that he had what I was looking for. First, he was the experienced with 10+ years in the industry demonstrating successful outcomes with clients in a similar predicament to my own. Second, as a Harvard MBA himself, Alex could relate and provide crucial insider ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • 2 years ago
    Alex has been a great help to me and instrumental for me to make the application process for my Executive MBA as time efficient as possible. He was a great help for me with getting the right strategy and helped me greatly expressing my reasons for wanting to do the programme and through a structured process gave me some very helpful pointers to get starting on the essays I had to do. Thereafter he was a very efficient and gave me some very actionable feedback and advice which resulted in my essays getting to the next level in for me a very time efficient way. Would recommoned him highly to everyone who wants to have some tailor made advice and support for application for an ...
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  • Best in the business!
    2 years ago
    I first reached out to Alex over the summer as I was getting ready for my round 1 applications. Like most applicants in the market for an admissions consultant, I scheduled free consultations with several big-name shops. Alex immediately stood out because he made it clear that I would be working with him one-on-one through the admissions process, and he had a track record of helping applicants with my background get admission into top programs. Most other consultants who I spoke with were eager to pass me on to the junior members of their teams, and I would have little to no interaction with the admission veterans who were extensively featured in their marketing material. During my research, I encountered consultants who thought that I ...
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  • Alex is the consultant for you
    3 years ago
    Before contacting Alex, I had already called a couple consultants located both in China and United States. The feedback I received from those consultants were quite opposite. I got very negative feedback from a Chinese consultant saying that I had no chance to get in a top 10 school, and very positive feedback from an American consultant encouraging me to apply any school I want. Coming from a very competitive pool with a moderate background (Chinese and average GMAT), I understand there are many hurdles I have to face. The initial conversation with Alex was quite pleasurable, unlike other consultants who treat you just as another business opportunity. Alex was sincere, professional and passionate about his career. More importantly, Alex was very honest with me ...
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  • Prep MBA Review
    3 years ago
    I was referred to Alex when I first began seriously considering pursuing an MBA. Despite indicating in my initial outreach that I was unsure an MBA was right for me, and that I was looking only for high-level guidance, Alex gladly took time to speak. The discussion led me to spend another year at my job and take my time with the GMAT. His candid advice and patience with my unfamiliarity with the application process were key reasons I decided to retain Prep MBA when I had fundamentally strengthened my resume. After retaining Alex’s services, he and I got to work immediately even though we were months out from the “typical” application timeline. With Alex’s guidance, I narrowed a target school list – Fuqua, Wharton, ...
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  • Prep MBA with Alex
    3 years ago
    I spoke with a couple of consulting firms before choosing Alex. I wanted to gauge my chances at my target schools being a younger candidate coming from an over-represented demographic. What initially stood out was his candid feedback not only about strengths to highlight but also potential weaknesses and challenges. His honest feedback gave me a realistic sense of what to expect throughout the application process. I went with a 3 school package and utilized our work to apply to an addition 2 schools. Once you sign on with PrepMBA, you will have access to Alex’s expertise as someone extremely familiar with every intricacy of the process. Alex’s method to get to know who he works with provides tremendous value. ...
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  • Do yourself a favor - Choose Alex as your advisor
    3 years ago
    I contacted Alex after working with another admission consultant and receiving my first ding in R1. I was disheartened and was looking for someone to provide a fresh perspective on my profile. I called a number of admissions consultants, however was reluctant to accept any. That changed with Alex. Soon after our call I knew that he can help me and said Yes! He does not have a group of consultants working under him, but works individually with each client. I could tell that he was passionate about his service and honest in his assessment. I handed over a very difficult task to him – to help an Indian IT engineer, arguably the most overrepresented applicant pool, with silver work experience (not golden) land a ...
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  • Why I suggest you Alex Leventhal to get into top BS.
    3 years ago
    I remember in October 2016, I approached numerous consulting companies. I had initial sessions with many of them. After several conversations, I noticed that the majority of these companies does not assign those with highest scores on forums to you. Indeed, they use lower level people and they claim that the higher consultants oversee the progress. However, I wanted to directly work with an experienced person. One who owns the business not a middle man consultant who does this job on side. That’s why I chose Alex. It took me three weeks to reach this conclusion, and I think if you listen to my advice you can save your precious time. I did two school package with, and I hourly based consultation. My background is ...
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    Class of 2017 Admit
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  • Great Experience, Unique Essays
    3 years ago
    I had a great experience working with Alex. From our very first call while I was still deciding which admissions consultant would be the best fit, I felt at ease with Alex due to his honesty and openness about the process. Because I was a college senior, applying to only deferred admissions MBA programs, I chose to go with 1 full-school package, and then hourly services for additional applications. Upon beginning the first application, Alex provided clarity to an overwhelmingly open-ended process by helping me narrow down my story. He was extremely supportive in helping me explore multiple potential “career visions” until I could find one that was unique, realistic, and exciting for me. I firmly believe that I couldn’t have fully progressed through this ...
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    Class of 2021 Anonymous
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  • A Real Competitive Edge
    3 years ago
    As I began to consider pursuing my MBA, I was overwhelmed by the daunting application process, and felt alone, not knowing many people who had been through it before. Alex was recommended to me by a close friend whose sister had used his program and got into her dream school, HBS. The way my friend spoke of him made me feel like if I really wanted to be competitive and put my best foot forward with my applications, Alex was the guy to work with. This became evident from our first conversation together. Alex walked me through the steps we would take together to thoroughly establish my story and MBA goals before even opening an application. He took the time to get to know me ...
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    Class of 2014 Anonymous
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  • Got into my dream school thanks to Alex!
    4 years ago
    I got to know Alex through a colleague who Alex helped get into a top 10 school with scholarship. After calling two other admissions consulting firms, I gave Alex an intro call and his articulate communication style and interest in helping me immediately stood out. In addition, I wanted a consultant who I can trust to manage the whole process and going with Alex guaranteed that, as compared to other admissions consulting firms who pair you up with consultants that you do not interact with before payment. I was so convinced that Alex was the right choice that I immediately signed up for a 5 school package with hourly work for an additional 2 schools. Right from the start of working together, Alex was incredibly ...
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    Class of 2019 Anonymous
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  • Alex Leventhal Prep MBA Review
    4 years ago
    I initially was skeptical about using the services of an admissions consultant when beginning the application process for business school. I considered myself a good essay writer so I was questioning what value could really be added. After reviewing the testimonials on Alex’s site, and chatting with him for about 30 minutes, I was convinced he would be able to help me in the process and I am sure glad that I decided to work with him. Alex was very honest with his feedback on what schools were realistic targets. After discussing some options, I settled on a five-school package. Although I had gotten started a bit later than I would have liked, Alex worked with me to get in four Round 1 applications, and ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Helped me take my fears head on
    4 years ago
    I'm afraid of two things in life: Standardized tests and applying for things. After two attempts, thousands of problems, and a lot of sweat and tears I got my GMAT score near where I needed it to be and began to focus on my second anathema. As I looked at what I would need to do for the applications I became completely overwhelmed. Figuring out who would write my letters of recommendation let alone asking them to write my recommendations in a way that would best support my candidacy was daunting, and just a tiny piece of a much larger narrative I would need to craft. At this point I spoke with many admissions consultants, and at a few of the larger shops got admittance ...
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  • Amazing experience and results thanks to Alex
    4 years ago
    Applying to business school is very stressful for most applicants – for me, Alex has been a huge help in every step of the way. The first time I called Alex to get his eyes on my resume and start working together, he actually told me to wait one more year before applying. During our first introductory call, instead of giving me a sales pitch, he listed his concerns and assured me that having one more year of work experience under my belt would strengthen my applications. I was impressed by his honesty and transparency from the very beginning. Indeed, a year later, I went back to Alex to work on my applications together. Alex is thorough in his approach – he is never satisfied ...
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