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Greg Guglielmo

Founder

Avanti Prep

New York, New York

United States

Consultant Bio

My name is Greg Guglielmo and I am the Founder of Avanti Prep, a boutique MBA admissions consulting firm. I pride myself on offering an unmatched level of personal commitment, care, and attention to detail to clients, along with expertise across MBA admissions, coaching, storytelling, writing, and messaging.

I realize that may sound a bit like everyone on here, but I genuinely believe that my clients’ experiences and results tell a differentiated story. I invest completely in those who place their trust in me, and I deliver a unique degree of time, depth, and quality per engagement. So please keep reading and check out my reviews!

As far as background is concerned, I earned my MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where I served on Haas’s eight-person student admissions team, conducted interviews, received a Haas Leadership Scholarship, and graduated with honors. I completed my undergraduate degree at Georgetown University.

Prior to founding Avanti Prep, I worked with applicants at Critical Square, another very successful boutique admissions consulting firm. Professionally, I’ve also worked for a leading private equity firm in San Francisco and was a Vice President at J.P. Morgan in New York, managing client relationships in the firm’s Asset Management business.

My written work has been published in leading media outlets, including ESPN and Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight (ABC News), and covered by The New York Times and The Washington Post, among others. Those writing and storytelling skills come in very handy when we’re in the (exciting) throes of story development and essay reviews!

Company Information

References to “quality” and “commitment” are easy to make in a bio like this, but they don’t mean much when they’re just words on a page. With that in mind, I strongly encourage you to read through my client testimonials (on my website, on GMAT Club, and down below) in order to understand what “quality” and “commitment” have meant to the applicants I’ve worked with.

In doing so, you might notice a few instances in which I worked with clients who had previously (unsuccessfully) worked with other consulting firms, striking out across schools before earning multiple admits and significant scholarships when we worked together in the next round or year (with the same stats and on the same or similar schools). I believe these case studies are the most telling with respect to the differentiated “quality” and “commitment” that I keep mentioning.

I hope we can meet, so please sign up for a Free Consultation via the link below!

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

I offer Packages (two tiers), Hourly Services, and à-la-carte Interview Prep. The Comprehensive Package spans every element of the application process. Hourly Services can be flexibly applied in any quantity or manner that you’d like.
My Interview Prep offering includes a school-specific mock interview and question-by-question coaching-and-feedback session, all over 2.5 hours – which is a good 90 minutes longer than the typical Interview Prep session you’ll find elsewhere!
For more details, please visit www.avantiprep.com.

Location: New York, New York, United States

Email: greg@avantiprep.com

Website: https://www.avantiprep.com/free-consultation

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Exceeded Every Expectation: Tuck with Substantial Scholarship
    1 month ago
    *Please note that I worked with Greg Guglielmo in 2016 while he was a consultant with Critical Square* I cannot recommend Greg Guglielmo enough. I had known I wanted to pursue my MBA since the day I graduated college, but after taking the GMAT I was uncertain how I would put my best foot forward. I reached out to three consultancies with the hope that I might gain guidance on how to craft an application strategy and help me sort out my thoughts as I wrote my essays. After the free 30 minute consultation with Greg and Critical Square, I knew I wasn't going to be sold a one-size-fits-all template. I chose Greg and Critical Square's comprehensive package for all of my schools and believe the investment to ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Previously Waitlisted at T15 - Accepted with Avanti Prep's Waitlist Support
    1 month ago
    Profile: Asian, Male, GRE (327), 3.38 GPA. I applied to 3 schools and was rejected without an interview from a T10, accepted into a T20, and waitlisted from my first choice (T15). After hearing about my waitlist, I was eager to find an affordable and well-regarded consultant who would provide guidance in developing and executing a waitlist strategy. I originally applied in round 2 under the guidance of a large, well-reputed consulting firm (5-Stars on GMATClub); however, I did not return because I wasn’t impressed by the quality of the reviews and also received conflicting feedback from two of the consultants. The first consultant was passive and let some of my gaps and soft spots slide. The second consultant gave me a more thorough review of ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • M7 - Through Waitlist Support, Crystallized Storytelling & Going The Extra Mile
    3 months ago
    Previously, Greg helped me with an interview prep to Booth. His efforts resulted in a waitlist. And I am very passionate about support Greg provided to me with it. We worked on Booth waitlist updates in 2 stages - a video update and a written update. Video update - a core requirement of Booth. I worked with him in a couple of steps - 1)Brainstorm 2) First draft 3) Second draft. During the brainstorm, Greg helped me pick those themes and topics, which matter for the school the most, focused me on how to create a story and develop content. It was extremely important because a video is only 60 seconds, so I needed to make every word count. During the review of my ...
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    Class of 2022 Waitlist
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  • High Quality, Thorough, & Pleasant
    3 months ago
    I first heard about Avanti Prep from a coworker that had worked with Greg. At the time, I was considering applying to an MBA program and reached out to Greg for a free consultation. I was blown away by his thoughtfulness and thoroughness during the initial call, which lasted nearly an hour longer than scheduled. Though I hadn’t decided to apply, I knew I would work with Greg if I did. A few months later, I had pinpointed the perfect JD/MBA program at an M7 school. To his credit, Greg was upfront with me that as a “cookie-cutter” candidate (white male, solid GMAT, financial services background), my likelihood of being admitted was not exceedingly high. Nevertheless, I decided to go for it. After I presented ...
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    Class of 2020 Applicant
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  • Accepted to Dream Top-20 Program w/ $$ (Over-Represented Applicant w/ Average Stats)
    3 months ago
    Profile and Background I am a 30-year-old engineer, am from an over-represented group, have two degrees in electrical engineering, and have pretty average stats. I have worked in the energy industry for almost 7 years at a pretty niche company with some promotions but no direct management experience. • Age: 30 • Demographics: White American male • Electrical engineer in energy industry • GMAT: 710 (Q49, V39, IR6, AWA6) • Undergrad GPA: 3.3, Graduate GPA: 3.9 • Small, non-target school barely scraping the T-100 (bachelor’s and master’s) • Work Experience: ~7 years w/ no direct management experience • Applied in Round 2 to only one school (will explain this later) I have a pretty basic profile and had been preparing 2+ years for the GMAT. Summer 2019 came along, and I still had not hit my target GMAT score and had little ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Excellent Service, Attention to Detail, & Holistic Thinking - Accepted to Wharton
    3 months ago
    I worked with Greg to prepare my essays, CV, and overall application for Wharton. From day 1, he went above and beyond to understand my story, identify strengths and weaknesses, and help me articulate everything I wanted to say in the most effective and concise way. One of the key highlights of my partnership with Greg was that I always felt I was a priority, which showed in the quality and timeliness of his insights and advice. He understood the school, what was important, and how to bring various elements together to maximize impact. Finally, his style shows a great balance between professionalism and friendliness. I highly recommend Greg and would not hesitate to work with him again.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Top Notch Experience | Full Scholarship at Top 40 U.S. Program Despite Average GMAT & GRE
    3 months ago
    Profile: - Indian Male with Engineering background - GMAT – 660 (Q50, V29); GRE – 315 (Q166, V149); GPA – 9/10 - 7 years of work experience in Data Science and Advanced Analytics with exposure to several impactful projects; Fortune 25 firm - Domain knowledge in Retail and Healthcare - Acquired knowledge in Finance through reading books and attending conferences A step backward on my own: I had my scores by the end of June and started out to apply for various business schools in Asia, US, and Europe to meet the Round 1 deadlines. As I navigated through the application process by drafting my own essays and resume, I received reviews from my friends that the essays lacked punch and subsequently realized that I had wasted more than a month of precious time to create ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Tier 3 Package – Accepted To Two M7 Programs With Large Scholarships
    4 months ago
    Background: • White Male – US with military experience • 5 years work experience mostly in military and <1 year engineering • GPA: 3.5 Engineering from large public university • GMAT: 730 • Reapplicant to both schools Greg’s Dedication: I fully recommend Greg to any applicant to business school or any person looking for professional advice. I was connected to Greg through the recommendation of a mutual friend and his help guided me through an incredibly stressful time in my life. Beyond gaining acceptance to two of the best MBA programs with large scholarships to both schools, he also helped me through my transition out of the military, navigate several different job offers and strategies, and provided professional advice to help me achieve the best outcome for my situation. This allowed me to make a significant ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Thorough & Thoughtful: Military Applicant Heading To Top International Program
    4 months ago
    I come from the military, graduated middle of my class from college with a double major and sub 3.0 GPA, and scored below 700 on my GMAT. I’ve had good military experience, but my low scores, condensed GMAT preparation and lack of familiarity with the professional landscape and business school process didn’t quite set me up for success in my applications. Working with Greg at Avanti Prep helped me overcome all of this and land a spot at my dream school. I signed up for Avanti Prep’s Tier 3 Package and was thoroughly satisfied and impressed. Over the course of 9 months, Greg comprehensively interviewed me to understand my life story and future goals and assisted me with transforming those personal and professional stories into compelling ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Complete Overhaul Of Resume & Cover Letter Got Me The Job!
    4 months ago
    I had been actively engaged in a job search for over 6 months in the highly competitive business development field in the beauty technology space and received feedback in one 30 min intro interview that there had been over 1000 applicants applying for that one position. Upon hearing this, and after several months of looking without luck, I knew I needed to upgrade my resume and cover letter to make sure I was putting my best foot forward in this sea of applicants. When I first reached out to Greg, I thought my resume and cover letter were in decent shape and only probably needed slight tweaks... I honestly thought this, but I didn't know what I didn't know! During our initial consultation, Greg was ...
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    Krystal Ng
    Career Coaching
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  • Unparalleled Level of Care, Depth and Personalization
    5 months ago
    GMAT 710, GPA 3-64, East European male, Analyst at Big-3 management consultancy. I enrolled in one full Interview Prep session, which included a mock interview in the style of Booth, followed by a comprehensive feedback session. The session was scheduled for 2 hours and 30 minutes; we ended up going for 3 hours and 45 minutes. This experience greatly deepened my insights about the interview process and helped me structure my mind and my story. I was able to communicate key ideas in a top-down way and Greg helped me shape my ideas in an easy to digest way. I signed up for this session because of an expected beyond the average level of care. My hopes were fully fulfilled: I received unparalleled help in terms of the ...
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    Class of 2022 Applicant
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  • Great Help with Interview Prep & Scholarship Negotiation - a T10 & T15 Admit with 100k in Scholarships!
    6 months ago
    My background: Indian male, 30 years old, first-time applicant Undergrad: Engineering from an IIT with a decent GPA Postgrad: PGDM in Marketing and Communications from a Top 20 Indian school 5.5 years of work experience in advertising, branding, and product marketing roles GMAT: 750 When I decided to apply to business schools, my profile had quite a few obstacles that usually end up crushing most applicants’ dreams - a highly competitive demographic pool, age, no blue-chip employers on the resume, lot of job switches, and what some schools would consider a second MBA situation as well. Still, I knew that this was my ‘one and done’ shot at business schools, and so, I decided to give it my everything. I targeted one M7, three top 10, and one top 15 school ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Best Bang for Your Buck: Accepted to MIT Sloan
    6 months ago
    I found Greg / Avanti Prep through the GMAT Club consultant reviews and reached out for a free consultation. I had applied to a lot of top schools in round 1 but didn't get any interviews except for MIT Sloan. Wanting to maximize my chances, I did an interview prep session with Greg. During the free consultation, we clicked immediately, and Greg offered a lot of great advice beyond just the interview related ones. During our interview prep session, Greg conducted an elaborate interview in the MIT-specific style. We then spent even more time for him to give me even more detailed feedback for every single question. For the actual interview, I felt very confident because we had practiced almost every single one of the ...
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    Bryan Wang
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Great Application Experience & Kellogg Acceptance!!
    6 months ago
    Background information and choosing a consultant: It all started back in June of my application year when I gave my 2nd GMAT. I scored a 690 and knew I had blown away my chance of getting into a top 10 MBA school. I come from a very overly represented group of applicants. Thus, a GMAT score that was less than the higher end of school averages will not cut it for me. I scheduled my next GMAT for August and was hoping to close GMAT for good then. Luckily, I was able to get the desired score. The next day onward I scheduled 30 minute free consultations with 6 admissions consultancies over the course of next 1-1.5 weeks. I vetted out major consultants and zeroed in ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Increased my chances by miles: Accepted to a Top 10 Program
    6 months ago
    Indian female - 730 GMAT - Engineering graduate with a 9/10 GPA from a tier-1 college - 5 years of work experience in Education and Ed-Tech While researching ways by which I could bolster my application process, I came across Avanti Prep and signed up for a free consultation. Greg’s opinions and insights during that introductory call were honest, practical and really useful. It gave me a good sense of my chances of securing an admission in my desired Universities (all in the top 10) and the effort I’d need to put in. I signed up for hourly services with Greg (5 hours) to work on Story Analysis and Planning, Story and Career Goal Development, Essay Brainstorming, and Essay Reviews for 3 schools. As a result ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Columbia Admit – Extensive Interview Prep
    7 months ago
    I reached out to Avanti Prep once I received my interview invite from Columbia. Having been rejected from M7 schools in the previous application cycle with almost the exact same profile (extremely competitive demographic, 740 GMAT, 6 years work-ex), I wanted to make sure I converted my chances this time around. I had already given a couple of interviews with other schools and my preparation was decent, but after my Columbia mock interview with Greg, I felt confident that I was going to do well in my interview. For starters, what was scheduled to be a 2.5hr call went on for ~4hrs due to the level of detail Greg dives into while not only analyzing answers to each question – but also helping me stitch ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Very valuable, honest advice - highly recommended!
    7 months ago
    I received a 4 hour scholarship as a GmatClub school moderator. To kick off I had a half hour call with Greg, which he offered free of charge. Talking to him, you immediately notice that he is super knowledgeable and he had some great pointers. Despite the fact that I though I had already put a lot of time into school research, he was able to bring a couple additional schools on my radar. In addition, we were able to work out the school that would offered the best template for pieces of the advice to carry over to other applications. After developing our method of attack I send Greg a couple of essays for one of the B-Schools I was targeting. He came back really fast with very ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Excellent Application Strategy & Advice - Accepted to M7
    8 months ago
    I was a second-time applicant with a strong GMAT score and a reasonable work profile. I had used another consultant in my first year of applications and decided to go with Greg the second time around. Firstly, Greg is just an amazing person to talk with and share your stress as you go through applications. He never went for a hard sell on using his services but eventually, when I decided to go with him, he was fully invested and dedicated, unlike another consultant I had. Greg clearly has an idea of what admissions teams look for as he helped pick out the best stories and finesse them for the goals, essays, and overall application narrative. I was very invested in the application process and Greg was ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Extremely Thankful – 3 Scholarship Offers Despite Profile Obstacles
    9 months ago
    I. Background I’m a male engineer from India with 720 GMAT and some international experience. I belong to a common demographic for US B-Schools and had a complicated profile, with a Master’s degree in hand and already age 30 when applying. I happened to find Avanti Prep via GMAT Club. Greg had the strongest and clearest recommendations from past applicants on the website, which prompted me to request a Free Consultation. I had already talked to a few other consultants before talking to Greg. And then after just one call with Greg, I knew I wanted him to be my guide throughout this process. I availed Hourly Services from Avanti Prep, initially 5 hours, but expanded significantly along the way as I saw the major value ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Excellent experience - above and beyond - top-notch story development and essay/resume editing
    10 months ago
    I am from Korea and I have studied/worked in Europe and currently working in South East Asia. I have worked both in public and private sectors (tech). I had embarked on the MBA journey on my own with limited information and was struggling to bring together a coherent story with my non-traditional background. While I was getting anxious 1 month before the deadlines, I was fortunate to get the chance to work with Greg - as a result, I was able to submit not just a deeply satisfactory application in just a few weeks but build a narrative that I will carry for the rest of my career. Greg went above and beyond in every aspect in this process. Especially in building the grander career narrative, ...
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    Class of 2018 Applicant
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  • Excellent and Detailed Advice, Went to Fuqua with Scholarship
    10 months ago
    For context: I’m a male, 5 years work experience in finance and nonprofit work, GMAT in 690-720 range, undergrad GPA of 3.75 from very good but not top-tier university. I asked Greg to help me using his pay-by-the-hour services with the intent to use those hours sparingly. I ended up using his help more and more because his edits on essays were so specific and pertinent and I felt I was getting good value for the cost. He has great insight into the process, what different schools are looking for, how to position oneself a bit differently for each school. I did video interview prep with him too and that was really helpful to identify where answers could be stronger or call out a connection ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Accepted to U.S. Top 5 (India, Male, Engineer, Non-Target Undergrad, 740 GMAT)
    1 year ago
    Basic Profile Info I am a 2011 pass-out from a Tier 2 Indian college (GPA of 3.3/4.0 in Computer Engineering), and have worked in Finance industry for 3.5 years before having an Employment Gap for 2 odd years. In this time, I was employed at Early-stage investment funds (one for a voluntary unpaid position) for a discontinuous period of 9 months. Since then I have been working for an Asian focused investment fund. While I believe that I have strong work experience, the Employment Gap loomed large and my CV lacked major brands. I had worked at 5 finance shops with only 2 of them having global brands – but those weren’t my longest tenured roles. I was also a bit on the older side of the ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • HBS / GSB Admit
    1 year ago
    I got an hourly preparation service for mock-up interview with Greg and found it very useful for my upcoming interview with HSB and GSB. The good things were: 1) very close to the real experience the type of questions Greg asked and a similar pace to the real interview; 2) thorough feedback and detailed analysis of the performance with comments on both verbal and emotional performance, as well as specific wording and stylistic element; 3) willingness to spend the time to cover everything I had concern with. I would mention Greg's balance of friendliness and professionalism, which created the perfect atmosphere for my mock-up interview.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Personal, Detailed Attention From Greg Got Me Into Great Schools!
    1 year ago
    Short summary first if you don’t want to read the whole thing: Thanks to Greg’s help, I was accepted to the Kellogg 1Y program, INSEAD, IMD, and USC, and I am convinced that I would not have been accepted had I not worked with Greg. Between the four schools, I received over $175,000 in scholarships. Since Greg is a small shop, he takes the time to get to know you personally and can really help you discover your voice. I consider myself a very compelling and articulate writer, but I was astonished at how much my essays improved after working with Greg. I would highly recommend working with Greg. Longer version for those interested: Age: 31 Sex: Male Nationality: American (Texas), white GMAT: 770 Schools applied: Harvard, Wharton, Kellogg 1Y, USC, INSEAD, ...
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    Tyler Lewis
    MBA
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  • Over The Moon: 50% Scholarship To A Top 10 Program As An Indian Male)
    1 year ago
    Background Engaging a (sub-par) consultant during the last admissions cycle had already been a bitter experience that I primarily made due to the seemingly beneficial geographical proximity (they were based in the same city as me) and undeniably 'low-cost' services (be sure to verify advertised claims). Already on the other side of 30, I felt that this time around was really going to be my last real chance at gaining admission to a Top MBA program and I didn't want to leave any stone unturned. Here's some brief background: -Indian Male -US Undergrad + First Masters (Top 30 School) -750+ GMAT -9 years of work-ex -Re-applicant in R1 2018 (from R2 in the previous cycle) As an Indian male engineer with nine years of experience when I would start the MBA program, ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • 100% + 80% Scholarships To Two M7 Schools - Forever Indebted!
    1 year ago
    I couldn't be more thankful to Greg Guglielmo for helping me realize my goal. I engaged a very well-known admissions consulting firm for my round 1 applications. I was rejected from three M7 schools and received a waitlist invitation to a top 20 school. My objective metrics were reasonably strong (3.5 years' work at top tier law firm, 770 GMAT, strong extra-curricular involvement). While I felt my previous consultant did provide some useful pointers, I felt that perhaps his reviews were rushed and quite a high level. He did not drill down into the content of my essays or provide meaningful suggestions, and I did not feel I put my best foot forward. I dusted myself off and re-applied in round 2, this time to a further ...
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  • Accepted Into Wharton
    1 year ago
    Choosing a Consultant: I had a pretty traditional & solid background when I applied, but really needed help with telling my story. I had spent a lot of time preparing for the GMAT and not a lot of time researching, so I felt a bit rushed applying to 5 programs in Round 2. I was looking for someone who was experienced with the MBA process to help me brainstorm story ideas, solidify my goals, and improve my essays. I had a few meetings with a few MBA consultants from larger firms but ultimately decided to go with Greg due to the thoughtfulness of his initial profile assessment. Working with Greg: I began with 10 hours and added a couple more hours later on. From the get-go, I felt like Greg ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Accepted To Wharton & Columbia With $100k In Scholarships!
    1 year ago
    As a reapplicant who worked with a different consultant last year and did not receive interviews invites, I was anxious about applying this year and hesitant to work with a consultant. I can say with great confidence that this year’s success is completely a result of my work with Greg and his unique, personalized and brilliant approach to crafting my application. With a 740 GMAT, 3.85 GPA, 5 years of work experience at a big tech company, and career goals in brand management and entrepreneurship, there were no glaring red flags about my previous application. I felt lost when it came to improving my application, and apprehensive about my odds this year. I initially set up a free consultation with Greg, which went probably two times longer ...
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    Libie Motchan
    MBA
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  • Above & Beyond Doesn't Do Greg Justice...
    1 year ago
    When I started searching for MBA counselors, many started to sound similar - either promising to move mountains or being pessimistic on my candidacy. As a white American male in Finance from New York, slightly older than the average candidate with a 700 GMAT score and 3.3 GPA, I was realistic about my candidacy but optimistic with strong essays and direction I could succeed in the process. From Day 1, Greg broke this mold and working with him was by far the best decision I have made throughout the admissions process. Even before engaging, Greg offered to do a quick read through of a draft essay I wrote for a school, offering complimentary comments as part of his free consultation. He was frank about my odds ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Great Scholarship Result & Georgetown Acceptance
    1 year ago
    I'm an Indian applicant with seven years of work experience and a GRE score of Q164 / V157 (GMAT equivalent of 660). I applied to the following schools. 1. Questrom- Accepted with 70K 2. Georgetown McDonough- Accepted with 20K Scholarship 3. Kellogg- Dinged after Interview I was looking for a comprehensive service that would help me prepare my MBA application. I researched many consultants that would be cheaper as well as effective. Finally based on my friend's suggestion and talking to fellow mods, I decided to reach out to Greg. I was applying in R2 but started my application very late (after Christmas) Greg and I discussed my profile, goals and target schools. We initially started with my resume. I was in the assumption that my resume was good enough. But ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • From Despondence To Delight – Greg Helped Me Achieve My DREAM
    1 year ago
    Hiring an admissions consultant is never an easy task – especially with the plethora of options in the market and the significant cost involved. I approached Greg when I seemed to have lost direction regarding my MBA process and he turned out to be my best investment till date. My first attempt at GMAT landed me a disappointing 640 followed by a second attempt a month later which got me 700. I was confused and doubted my chances to land a good school with that score. Greg was warm and friendly and offered to hear my story over the first free consultation. Although only the first consultation is usually free, Greg voluntarily spent another session with me just to understand my background and what factors mattered ...
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    Madhura Barve
    MBA
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  • Indian IT Male: Full Scholarship To Top ~40 U.S. Program
    1 year ago
    It has been amazing working with Greg from Avanti Prep. The quality of service I received and the results that I ended up with were way above my expectations. I worked with Greg on an hourly basis for my resume, essays, and interview prep and received a full scholarship to a top ~40 U.S. program. I am an Indian IT Male with a low GPA and ~680 GMAT. Greg helped me bring out positives in my profile and highlight them in the best possible way. He was kind enough to offer me a free hour of service to finish the process for one essay we were working on. In the beginning, I had some issues with the payment, but Greg was kind enough to start working ...
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    Vivek Singh
    MBA
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  • Excellent Experience: Accepted To Wharton Executive MBA
    1 year ago
    Background: - International working in the U.S. - White male, early 30s - Consulting (non-MBB) - Mid-600s GMAT - Lower-than-average work experience for Wharton’s EMBA Choosing Avanti Prep: A friend of mine recommended Greg when I was considering applying for an EMBA. This friend was admitted into Booth’s full-time program and heavily attributed this to Greg's assistance - so I knew I had to give Greg a call! Initial Experience: Even from the initial consult, I knew that Greg was a straight shooter and provided direct, honest, yet fair and friendly feedback. He provided me with realistic expectations - focusing on how to unpack the strengths in my profile and overcome what was lacking in my application: lower GMAT from a crowded personal and professional demographic and applying with several years less experience than ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Great Help With Interview Prep - Admitted To Stanford, HBS & Haas!
    1 year ago
    I contacted Greg after submitting my application to Berkeley Haas last application season and decided to use his interview prep services after receiving the interview invite. During the session, I realized I was not very well prepared for the actual interview, but Greg gave me very thorough and detailed feedback after the mock and helped me prepare better for the interview questions. He pointed out what were my problems when answering the questions, what I had to focus on during the interview, how I had to structure the answers, what topics I had to focus on. He also gave me tips about how I had to behave during the interview and what qualities I had to emphasize about myself. I was admitted to Haas last year! ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Uphill Battle To Tuck
    1 year ago
    Let me curb some fears of working with an application consultant before I get started…. Greg Guglielmo was WORTH EVERY PENNY in this entire process. I came into application season with a GPA and GMAT score that both are slightly below average for the schools I was looking at. I knew it would be an uphill battle to get where I wanted. I chose to work with Greg at Avanti Prep because I knew I would need all the help I could get to have the most polished applications I could. It didn’t hurt that he came strongly recommended from a friend of mine who just started b-school last fall. I’m a married Midwest man who had to consider my budget in the application process, so ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Full Scholarships To McCombs & Kenan-Flagler!
    1 year ago
    I first got in contact with Greg via one of the profile review threads on GMATclub, he offered a quick and helpful review with details on how I could contact him for a free consultation session. I took him up on his offer and in the consultation, we ran through my profile, motivations and work experience in more details. __________________________________________ Profile: Background and nationality English, based in UK - recently turned 30 Undergrad Information BSc Economics - University of Bath - Second Class Honors First Division (roughly converts to 3.4 GPA I think) GMAT: 740 (Q49, V41, IR 8, AWA 6.0) Work experience and leadership: (I have removed organization names for sake of anonymity, but they are all internationally recognized) Associate at Segregated Hedge Fund within top tier Investment Bank/Asset Manager (London, UK), 2 years Analyst ...
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    Joe Bennis
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Got Into Top Choice With Greg’s Interview Help!
    1 year ago
    There’s something to be said about going with a smaller consultancy and getting non-canned, dedicated support. Greg was exactly that - if you want thoughtful, dedicated and tailored advice, I would highly suggest his services. I paid higher fees for Manhattan Prep and I can guarantee he is so much more worth it hour vs. hour - no comparison. He’s a great blend of very knowledgeable and very supportive, which address the two biggest stresses of the MBA application process: the intellectual challenge of getting in and the emotional roller-coaster of the process. I am thrilled to say with his interview prep support, I got into my top choice - and I really don’t know if I would’ve had it not been for Greg!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Re-Interviewed At Harvard/Stanford, Admitted With Greg’s Support!
    1 year ago
    As a somewhat ‘vanilla’ candidate (graduated from Big 10 public university, 750+ GMAT, white male), I was determined to make the most of my interview invitations at HBS and Stanford. I sought out an admissions consultant to conduct ‘mock interviews,' to receive a strategic read of my application, identify likely interview directions, gain blunt feedback on my presentation style, and receive support for HBS’ post-interview reflection. Greg Guglielmo from Avanti Prep provided all three, going above-and-beyond the call to support my candidacy and contribute to my ultimate admission. Through the course of our first of two mock interview sessions (via Skype), Greg’s familiarity with my application materials went far beyond a glance of my resume. His interview closely mirrored the GSB interview format and struck a perfect balance ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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