Jessica B.

Principal Consultant

MBA Exchange

United States

Consultant Bio

Jessica is an MBA graduate of Columbia Business School. She began working with prospective MBAs as a GMAT instructor for Princeton Review, and interviewed candidates for Columbia Business School.  Prior to joining The MBA Exchange, her professional experience included healthcare consulting, private and investment banking, as well as editorial and business development roles with The Condé Nast Publications and Vault.com. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Jessica speaks fluent Italian and conversational Spanish and French.

Company Information

INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED SUCCESS & SATISFACTION
Founded in 1996, our performance has been independently reported by a Certified Public Accounting firm. We proudly lead all 73 firms ranked on Admissions411.com with the highest number of admits and 4+ star ratings. We’re the first firm in the admissions consulting industry to provide such proof of performance. Furthermore, we are accredited with an A+ Rating for service quality by the Better Business Bureau, recognizing us for a complaint-free record of client satisfaction.

RESPONSIVENESS WITHIN 24 HOURS
We know that applicants have full-time jobs, family obligations and a social life. So, The MBA Exchange remains accessible to them seven days a week, including evenings and holidays. We respond to our clients within hours, not days.

EXPERTISE IN ADMISSIONS PROCESS AND STRATEGY
We feature more former admissions professionals, adcoms, evaluators and interviewers from more schools than any other firm in the world. Our consultants come from Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, Tuck, Kellogg, Yale, Cornell, Fuqua, INSEAD, London Business School and other top schools. These professionals are committed exclusively to The MBA Exchange and to your admissions success. You get the intimate 1-on-1 service of a boutique plus the resources of an entire firm.

GLOBAL BUSINESS AND CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING
Our team includes seasoned business professionals with the experience to help differentiate you from your competitors. Regardless of your industry or function, our consultants have either worked in it, consulted to it, or helped applicants from it crack top b-schools. Some of our consultants are full-time while others have complementary business interests that add freshness and energy to the engagement. Our team is based in 11 countries worldwide and has served clients from over 70 countries. We have an intimate understanding of the nuances and subtleties of nationality, ethnicity and culture.

FOCUS ON YOU, NOT YOUR COMPETITORS
We don’t dole out personalized admissions guidance via blogs, podcasts and online forums for applicants who are competing against our clients. We also don’t publish guides or books that would only dilute the effectiveness of proven strategies by helping thousands of other applicants. At The MBA Exchange, our sole focus is on you and your admissions success. Our expertise becomes your competitive advantage. We put our customized guidance to work exclusively for the benefit of each client on our limited roster, not their competitors.

FREE, EXPERT EVALUATION OF YOUR CANDIDACY
The best way to begin your MBA admissions journey is with our candid assessment of your competitive strengths, vulnerabilities and target schools. No cost, no obligation. Just visit our website and tell us about yourself.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

COMPREHENSIVE CONSULTATION
Gaining admission to highly selective business schools requires a combination of analysis, planning strategic guidance and tactical support. Our Comprehensive Consultation ensures that your admissions campaign will be authentic, effective and efficient, from start to finish.

SPECIALIZED SERVICE PACKAGES

  • GMAT and GRE test preparation
  • Test anxiety counseling
  • Social media profile optimization
  • Translation services
  • Video essay coaching
  • Interview coaching
  • Team-based discussion prep
  • Waitlist coaching & support
  • AppCheck™ application review
  • Post-admit background verification
  • MyAdcom™ application test
  • Ding analysis and feedback

Location: United States

Phone: +1 888-305-5553

Email: info@mbaexchange.com

Website: http://www.mbaexchange.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • CBS Admit With Jessica's Help
    3 weeks ago
    “You will never go wrong with Jessica”. That’s the words Seth (from MBA Exchange) told me when I was unclear which consultant I should choose, or even whether I should hire a consultant for my MBA app process. Looking back, I feel so fortunate that I made the best decision ever. I came from a background that is well known for how competitive the candidate pool can be – Asian, male, and finance industry. I was not confident at first, as a lot of friends were telling me that it is going to be very difficult to get into top business school with my profile, simply because too many of us are having similar backgrounds and it is just too difficult to differentiate myself among my ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Re-Application 'Ding Analysis'
    1 month ago
    I worked with Jessica this past year to review prior applications to GSB/HSB and do mock interview prep, and I was ultimately accepted to one of them this time around. She was incredibly helpful every step of the way. I am grateful that I was able to work with her this past year because she thoroughly reviewed my prior application, spoke at length about the overall strength of the narrative, and provided critical feedback that was instrumental in the success of my second try. She took her time getting to know what made me tick and putting my most interesting attributes front and center. She has a keen eye for detail and a knack for writing. Both her high-level advice and minute suggestions were spot-on. I would ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Jessica Is AWESOME
    1 month ago
    Jessica came highly recommended from a friend and I sure am glad that Jessica and I chose to team up - she gave me the advice, motivation, and push I needed to get through the grueling process of applying to business school. I completely underestimated how tough the business school application process was and put myself in a tight squeeze by having to study for the GMAT while writing applications to make the R1 deadline. Jessica kept me organized with all the different work streams and kept me to strict deadlines so that I wouldn’t fall behind. I ended up getting into one of my top two choices and cannot wait to embark on this new journey this fall!!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • HBS Admit With Jessica's Help
    1 month ago
    I am SO happy I decided to work with Jessica on my applications – if you want to put your very best foot forward and get into the best schools you can, working with Jessica is a no-brainer. I worked with Jessica on my applications to 4 M7 schools – I was admitted to 3 (waitlisted at 1) and will be attending HBS in the fall. She gave the kind of tailored advice and feedback you can’t get just by browsing the internet. She helped me with every step of the process to craft the applications to highlight the best version of myself. Jessica was not only a consultant but also cheerleader, coach, and friend. My #1 piece of advice to friends going through the ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Jessica Is The Best Of The Best - CBS Admit
    1 month ago
    If you are reading this post, it's likely because you are considering hiring a consultant. Do it. The amount that you will pay for a consultant will be a drop in the bucket out of your MBA education and may even come back to you in scholarship money if your application is strong. That being said, after looking at a few different consulting companies, I decided to go with MBA Exchange, because it seemed like they were the most organized and really invested in their work. Given that I was not from a finance background and knew very little about the business school app process, getting a consultant was a way for me to level the playing field and make sure that I was not ...
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    Class of 2021 C
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Unrelenting, Abundant Support Lead To 2 Acceptances & A Significant Scholarship!
    1 month ago
    I say unequivocally that Jessica is a first-rate MBA admissions consultant. Since we've started working together, she has constantly been a resource for me (and an enthusiastic one at that!). Over the last several months, she's provided an incredible amount of helpful insights and perspectives and general support. Jessica helped me reflect on my past to unearth personal insights (e.g., what motivates me, what I would like to accomplish in business school and post-business school) that I then was able to discuss in my application essays. Perhaps more importantly, she helped me discuss these insights in an eloquent and effective manner, ensuring that my writing resonated well with admissions committees. She also prepared me incredibly well for the interviews I was fortunate enough to be invited ...
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    Seth S
    MBA
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  • Jessica Is The #1 Business School Admissions Consultant!
    1 month ago
    I was late to the game, applying right before R2 deadlines. I knew that selecting the right admissions consultant would be key to putting my best foot forward in the application process. I interviewed/investigated multiple top-ranked admissions firms, and was surprised how immediately clear it became that Jessica and the MBA Exchange were the obvious choices. Jessica helped me navigate through the tight deadlines without sacrificing the quality of my application. Her guidance made the process not only bearable but actually self-reflective. I have a much better sense in real life (not just what I put in an application) of what I want to get out of my MBA and post-MBA career, as well as what I can bring to the table. I am ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Amazing Consultant! CBS Admit!
    2 months ago
    Jessica and the entire MBA Exchange team are incredible partners to assist/support with creating the best possible MBA candidacy anyone can put forward. With her support, guidance and sage advice I was admitted to my first choice and her Alma mater Columbia Business School. Applying to business school can feel overwhelming, and I am guessing that is why most of you are here reading these reviews. Put your mind at ease and speak with Jessica! She goes above and beyond to provide not only support but encouragement as you work together through the arduous process of applying to business school. She communicates very well with direct candid feedback that added considerable depth to my applications, well beyond what I thought was even possible. Through regular ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Admitted to HBS
    5 months ago
    I was lucky to work with Jessica during my business school application process. She is a true professional - extremely responsive and skilled at helping craft a story. I would recommend Jessica to someone who is looking to apply to some of the top schools. I applied only to GSB and HBS and was admitted to HBS. The HBS adcom specifically mentioned to me that he was impressed with my essay and post interview reflection.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • CBS Admit!! Jessica Is The Greatest!!
    6 months ago
    After months of GMAT prep and tests, I finally had the score I wanted, but I felt that was all I had. I didn’t think I had the type of background that stands out to top MBA program admissions committees, and, to compound the stress, I felt overwhelmed by the entire admissions process. Luckily, I came across Jessica’s bio on Poets&Quants. I had a bit of time before applications were due, so Jessica and I started out with very high-level discussion on goals, school choice, and work/life experience – Jessica’s excitement about my story was motivation to continue, and her great ability to uncover and explore important elements of my story was fundamental to my success as an applicant. I cannot thank Jessica enough for ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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