Eileen Chao

Admissions Consultant

Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting

New Orleans, Louisiana

United States

Consultant Bio

I have been coaching MBA admissions clients since graduating Kellogg in 2008. With my clients, I bring a strong commitment to client service and expertise in the admissions process, particularly around creating a strong story and cohesive application to use the MBA experience to propel significant career shifts.

As a master of career switching, I credit my Kellogg MBA to give me the confidence and skills necessary to make these changes. After starting my career as a Teach for America Corps member and as a consultant for Accenture, I applied to business school to switch careers to brand management. Kellogg gave me lifelong tools to make this transition possible – working at Unilever for three years within brand management – and also gave me the skills needed to transition back to Education Reform and to eventually find my passion as an MBA Admissions Consultant.

I hold a B.A. in Marketing and Business Honors from the McComb’s School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.

Outside of work, I enjoy intense workouts (Megaformer, Orange theory), riding in Mardi Gras parades and spending time with family.

Company Information

My firm, Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting, focuses on providing not only access to experienced admissions consultants and former adcom, but also post-MBA professionals from top firms such as McKinsey, Google, Amazon, BCG, PE firms, etc who are already on the path that you might be considering. We focus on very high-touch, customized consulting services to help maximize your chances of getting into the best schools possible. Please contact us for a free consultation!

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Take advantage of our $200 resume review as an easy place to get started:


Hourly Rate: $295
One-School Package: $4,250
Two-School Package: $5,750
Three-School Package: $7,000
Four-School Package: $8,000
Five-School Package: $9,000

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Email: eileen@vantagepointadmissions.com

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  • Admitted to my top school - thanks to Eileen
    2 months ago
    "I purchased the four school comprehensive package from Vantage Point and worked with Eileen Chao over a period 6 months to complete my applications. I talked to various MBA consultants prior to choosing Vantage Point and what stood out to me the most about Vantage Point, was their genuine desire to see applicants succeed and personable touch. Eileen Chao was instrumental in helping me navigate the business school application process from beginning to end. From the start, Eileen went the extra mile to get to know me as an applicant and help me craft a unique story in my application. We started by framing my story and went through several revisions of essays to make sure they were perfect by submission. When I received my ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019, Admit
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  • Highly Recommend Eileen!
    2 months ago
    "Eileen was crucial to my application process. She really pushed me when I started to doubt myself and always provided valuable feedback. We took a lot of time upfront to hone my story based on my unique experiences and my future goals. So, when it came to the essays and interviewers I had a strong sense of my story and goals. Eileen’s experience with non-traditional students and her understanding of what reviewers were looking for helped me feel confident going into the application and interview process. In addition, Eileen is extremely flexible when it comes to scheduling review times. I had an unexpected family emergency while preparing for Round 1 applications, and she was incredibly understanding and scheduled review times that were reasonable for my ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Personable and Personalized!
    3 months ago
    "After using another consulting company, I felt that I still didn't have a sense of how to make my application stand out for ME. Eileen took the time to talk through my experiences and goals to understand what would make me a unique candidate and to highlight that in the application. I purchased a package of 5 hours to work together which was sufficient to prepare essays for about 4 applications. She was able to help me decide between potential ideas to get essays started and then to help whittle them down to the appropriate word counts. Working with her not only improved my submitted application but also helped me to understand what I might want to focus on once interviews came around. Even if ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Would absolutely recommend Eileen!
    4 months ago
    "Eileen was instrumental in helping with business school applications. Before working together, Eileen takes the time to get to know you and understand your goals. She is incredibly personable, encouraging throughout an otherwise stressful process, and intelligent. She provided extremely insightful feedback that truly strengthened my essays. She also provided very constructive feedback and helpful interview tips after conducting interview prep; I had very successful interviews at both schools after following her recommendations from our feedback session. Eileen caters to whatever schedule you are on and is very timely in her feedback. She made this process less stressful and less intimidating. I was admitted to both schools I applied to with scholarships. I would undoubtedly recommend Eileen for any step in the business school application ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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