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Jennifer Jackson

MBA Admissions Consultant

Stratus Admissions Counseling

Virginia

United States

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

For four years out of Northwestern (where she attended the Medill School of Journalism while minoring in political science and French), Jennifer worked at Edelman Public Relations, where she focused on communication strategies to help clients project their best image to the world.

At Harvard, Jennifer was part of the Women’s Student Association where she participated in an end-of-semester project on post-merger integration.

After completing her MBA, Jennifer joined Hewitt Associates, a human resources consulting firm, where she specialized in working with clients to improve attraction, motivation, and retention of employees. She collaborated on a small international team that designed and rolled out a new consulting offer to consultants worldwide.

Outside of her formal work experience, Jennifer was part of a team working for later high school start times in her children’s school district. She also led a Girl Scout troop for eight years, where she really enjoyed working with each girl to help her bring out her best.

Company Information

stratus admissions counselling

With Stratus Admissions Counseling, you don’t just work closely with an experienced MBA admissions consultant to optimize every part of your application.

You work with an entire team of specialists who provide extensive feedback throughout the process.

From crafting your essays to conducting mock interviews, this team-based approach ensures you stand out and get accepted into your dream business school.

We’ve successfully worked with applicants on Harvard Business School admissions, Stanford MBA admissions, and Wharton MBA admissions, among others.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Comprehensive MBA admissions consulting services with a team of dedicated MBA consultants, primarily from top schools with a minimum of two years admissions experience. The team is made up of a Primary MBA Consultant, Senior Strategist, Secondary Reviewer, Qualified Proofreader, and Account Manager. Comprehensive guidance is offered per school to maximize chances of admission.
Consulting Includes:

School selection

Strategy Building

Profile & Resume Evaluation/Suggestions

Recommender Selection/Coaching

Essay Outlining

Essay Drafting

Essay Feedback

Essay Proofreading

Application

Interview Prep

Scholarship Negotiation and Waitlist Strategy (if needed)

Standard Package

1 School: $4,850

2 Schools: $6,250

3 Schools: $7,450

Feature 4+ School Guarantee*

4 Schools: $8,550

5 Schools: $9,550

6 Schools: $10,550

7 Schools: $11,550

School Add-On: $1,500

Senior Package

1 School: $6,050

2 Schools: $7,950

3 Schools: $9,750

Feature 4+ School Guarantee*

4 Schools: $11,450

5 Schools: $13,050

6 Schools: $14,550

7 Schools: $15,950

School Add-On: $2,100

Location: Virginia, United States

Email: consult@stratusadmissions.com

Website: http://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • You Should Hire Her
    2 months ago
    Before Jennifer was recommended to me through a friend, I was hesitant about MBA consultants. Not after I met Jennifer! We connected instantly and I loved her authentic self. I valued her experiences and opinions and most importantly, I trusted that she had my best interest at heart. She helped me stay on track with my essays and applications. Most importantly, this process is wonderfully designed to discover yourself and Stratus has just the right team to make that happen. I was happy that through my stories and experiences, Jennifer helped me see a version of myself that I didn't see before. This eventually helped me got into my dream school, Wharton! I would highly recommend Jennifer and her team at Stratus! Interview prep and ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Fantastic Experience
    2 months ago
    Jennifer was an incredible resource - both professionally and personally. Her insight into what top schools are looking for and helping to shape my narrative made a world of difference for my application. Outside of the actual application, Jennifer kept me upbeat and positive despite a very tough application cycle - ultimately ending in success thanks to her! I would absolutely recommend Jennifer to anyone who is applying to any MBA program.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Jennifer Made It Happen
    3 months ago
    Jennifer came highly recommended and exceeded expectations. The MBA admissions process can be intimidating, but Jennifer made me completely comfortable with the process. She took the time to understand my past and what I was hoping to accomplish with an MBA. The positive feedback she provided made me comfortable expressing myself in my essays and highlight my passions. I highly recommend her and the entire Stratus team.
    Philip Anthony
    EMBA Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Helpful & Supportive Throughout The Process!
    5 months ago
    I was a little overwhelmed by the MBA application process, so I was looking for someone who would help make the process less stressful and more manageable. Jennifer helped keep me on track and maintain a clear head throughout the process while encouraging me to present myself in the best light. I felt comfortable sharing personal anecdotes when brainstorming essay topics and loved her ability to cut down on words to keep my writing concise (and within the word count). I spoke to some other consultants at other firms who were more aggressive in their approach, wanting me to re-take the GMAT again or start a non-profit. I really did not want that and instead wanted someone who would be more encouraging and help me feel ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Amazing Experience With Stratus!
    5 months ago
    I was so overwhelmed from the onset of the journey and began to look for an admissions consultant to see if I could find someone to help. I found Stratus and was introduced to Jennifer. We had a similar career background and I immediately felt that she understood my goals for the future. From the brainstorming sessions to the essay reviews I was always blown away by Jennifer's commitment to my journey. She truly cared and was always a phone call away to talk through things (there were multiple calls after particularly tough GMAT results). I could say 100 great things about Jennifer, but I will just say this: If you are considering Stratus/Jennifer I say DO IT. I got into all 4 of my ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Wonderful Experience
    7 months ago
    Jennifer was an incredible person to work with, super experienced and punctual. Firstly, I went into this process as a nervous, not-very-confident non-traditional applicant. From the get-go, Jennifer provided me with so much confidence by helping me highlight my greatest strengths and selling points and hence laying a really strong foundation for my story while making sure I keep my own unique voice. Second, she's an amazing editor; she really helped me make my essays more succinct and easy-flowing. Ultimately, all of this helped me get into three top schools, including a top-5!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Jennifer Is FANTASTIC!
    8 months ago
    Jennifer helped me get into my dream school and made the application process as stress-free as possible! Jennifer took the time to get to know me, my background, and what I was hoping to gain from an MBA, and she helped me narrow in on the schools that would be the best fit for me and highlight my strengths through my application. I really appreciated how she provided guidance and suggestions that helped me take my essays and applications to the next level but never tried to change my writing style or the essence of what I wanted to portray. She was so supportive throughout the process, provided an achievable timeline, and was a calming presence as I submitted my applications and prepared for interviews. ...
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  • Confidence Boosting Experience
    9 months ago
    I had a fantastic experience working with Jennifer, I highly recommend working with her enough if you're looking for someone who will strengthen your essays and your overall application approach. Jennifer is a fantastic editor and all my essays were clearer and stronger with her review, but most importantly for me, Jennifer guided me through the process and my confidence in the applications grew over time. As someone new to this process, Jennifer helped me so much as a sounding board who believed in me getting through the process.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Wonderful Experience
    11 months ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer for my MBA applications and I highly recommend her to everyone who is applying to business school. I come from a non-traditional background and was applying during R3. These two factors combined made it an uphill battle for me. But Jennifer was able to guide me through the entire process, while still allowing me to show my authentic self. She helped me perfect my essays, develop a plan to interact with the school, and practice interviewing. It was never once overbearing and I still felt that my application was very much my own. With Jennifer's help, I got into my first choice M7 school!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Great Help, Would Definitely Recommend
    12 months ago
    Jennifer really helped me flesh out my ideas during the essay writing process, and provided very valuable feedback. With her help, I got into my target school during the last round of admissions, and I even received a fantastic scholarship offer.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • An Amazing Experience
    1 year ago
    I came into the MBA process looking to make a career change. I applied during R2. The story I wanted to convey was kind of nebulous and I had a hard time definitively describing why exactly I was making the career change and was pursuing an MBA. Jennifer quickly helped me construct and clear and compelling narrative. The team at Stratus really was thorough with helping edit my essays and they all came out remarkably polished. I could not recommend Jennifer enough as with her help on a 2 school package, I got into both schools with scholarships! I don't think I would have gotten the scholarship without their guidance throughout the application process - from the interview prep to the essay corrections, to the ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Worth Every Penny
    1 year ago
    I first met with Jennifer Jackson from the Stratus team at a prospective MBA conference in Washington DC about 6 weeks out from my first application deadline (round 1), and I'm so glad that I did. I stopped by the Stratus table and told her about my specific questions/concerns (particularly about being a non-traditional applicant and working for a small/lesser-known company), and she answered my questions specifically and tactically in a way that instilled confidence in a potential professional relationship between us. Over the next several months, Jennifer and I worked together on an hourly basis (I think totaling between 5-10 hours in total, though I'm not exactly sure), which worked out phenomenally well because the two of us had identified specific areas so that ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Great Experience with Jennifer & Stratus!
    1 year ago
    I worked with Jennifer in round 1 on 3 schools in 2019. From the start, she helped me get to the bottom of what my story is, and how to best convey both my strengths and my goals. I approached Jennifer with fairly short notice to the round 1 deadlines (just under 6 weeks to the first deadline) and was able to meet all targets with ample time. Her team provided a comprehensive support package. I received interviews at all 3 schools and heard news quickly from my top pick that I had gotten in. I believe with her help, I would have had a strong chance of getting in all 3 of those schools. I am going to a top 5 program, and another ...
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  • Highly Recommend Stratus for MBA Admissions
    2 years ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Jennifer in 2019 and applied to 3 schools R1 and 1 school R2. I purchased the comprehensive 3 school package and then additional hours to complete my R2 application. Jennifer is hands-on, engaging and extremely attentive to each student she works with. Jennifer was always available to meet to discuss various questions I had regarding my application. I was admitted to both my 1st and 2nd choice schools and would not have been possible without the help of Jennifer and the entire Stratus team. I had used MBAdmission previously to apply to schools and would 100% use Stratus over MBAdmission. The team you receive when working with Stratus are all dedicated to you, even though they have other clients, there ...
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    D Eisenberg
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend Stratus for MBA Admissions
    2 years ago
    Stratus Consulting made the MBA Admissions process, which can be incredibly daunting, much more manageable through their day to day assistance with everything from creating a personal strategy, to determining appropriate individuals for recommendations, to reviewing multiple essay drafts. I would highly recommend their services.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Pragmatic & Easy-Going
    2 years ago
    It was a pleasure to work with Jennifer. I started working with her close to the deadline for applications, and she was very helpful in identifying the most high-priority items and how to tackle them. She understood my professional goals very quickly and made suggestions of schools and essay topics that would align nicely. She also let me maintain my voice and personality throughout the process- something I found that other counselors did not respect as much. She was practical about what I could accomplish and demonstrated true compassion throughout the process.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Terrific Experience With Jennifer & Stratus
    2 years ago
    I highly recommend Jennifer Jackson of Stratus. Although Jennifer advises some applicants from the very start of their business school application process, I engaged her after I had written self-reflections and begun drafting essays. I wanted someone to serve as a sounding board for my ideas, and to offer tips on expressing myself effectively in writing and in interviews. First, I appreciated that Jennifer could adapt her approach to clients of all readiness levels. As mentioned, I came to Jennifer having already completed a fair amount of preparation. Instead of making me rewrite my thoughts in her templates or follow her usual process, Jennifer got to know me through the materials that I had already put together myself. Her adaptiveness saved me time ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Highly recommend Jennifer & Stratus Admissions!
    3 years ago
    I began working with Jennifer in June 2017. At the time (similar to many prospective applicants!), I was juggling full-time employment and GMAT studying. Facing the applications themselves seemed daunting. Working through Stratus’s introspection activities with Jennifer gave me a starting point and was an incredibly helpful way to frame my ‘story’ and clarify my MBA and post-MBA aspirations. Jennifer worked with me to set a realistic timeline given the large number of schools I was planning to apply to and, while she was always flexible when work or life got in the way, was great about keeping me on track throughout the process. She was extremely responsive and knowledgeable about the programs I was applying to – if I ever had a question about ...
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    - Katherine Olsavsky
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