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Eileen Chao

Admissions Consultant

Vantage Point

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

Hourly Rate: $345
One-School Package: $4,500
Two-School Package: $6,000
Three-School Package: $7,500
Four-School Package: $8,750
Five-School Package: $10,000

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Email: eileen@vantagepointadmissions.com

Website: https://vantagepointmba.com/

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  • Incredible consultant for this non-traditional applicant.
    2 years ago
    Eileen was the best consultant I could have worked with and I'm so happy to be heading to the perfect school for my career next steps. I recommend her 100%. Context: As a non-traditional applicant (for reference - history undergrad, self-employed out of college, now marketing at a small nonprofit), working with Eileen was extremely helpful. Very few people in my network were familiar with business school or had an MBA, not to mention how competitive the process is these days. Eileen allowed me to focus on what matters most rather than sifting through a lot of (not always trustworthy) information online. She also worked super hard to accommodate my short timeline applying for R2; I hired Eileen in early October, hadn't taken the GMAT, and ...
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  • Could not have done it without Eileen
    2 years ago
    I had a lot of anxiety about applying for MBAs. I come from a nontraditional professional background, I'm older than most candidates, and I was not fully clear about my post-MBA goals. I took meetings with 5 other consultants and found them all to be shockingly pushy, quick to talk over me, and eager to focus on my weaknesses. I had basically decided to go it alone when I took a final meeting with Eileen, and my whole outlook shifted. Eileen is an unparalleled listener, truly intersted in helping her clients develop their own voice and story rather than simply imposing a MBA archetype on them. She met me where I was and was extremely sensitive to my financial restrictions, hustling to make use of every ...
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  • Admitted to my top school - thanks to Eileen
    3 years 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 ...
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  • Highly Recommend Eileen!
    3 years 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 ...
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  • Personable and Personalized!
    3 years 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 ...
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  • Would absolutely recommend Eileen!
    3 years 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 ...
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