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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 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


Founded in 1996, our performance has been independently reported by a Certified Public Accounting firm. We proudly lead all 73 firms ranked on 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


  • 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



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Service at its best
    3 years ago
    At the beginning of my MBA journey, I knew I was definitely going to work with a consultant since I was heavily pregnant so I naturally contacted all the top ones prior to my writing the GMAT and also after I wrote the GMAT. I knew my GMAT score was quite low at the time (620) but I wanted to work with a consultant that genuinely wanted to help and I realised most of the other companies were not friendly at all. Some even suggested that I target the lower tiered schools instead of the HBSs and LBSs. However, after I spoke with Alex of MBA exchange, I knew I had found "the one". He took the time to analyse my position, looking beyond my ...
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  • She's a Real Gem!!!!
    3 years ago
    The MBA Exchange isn't cheap, but that is obviously because they are simply the best of the best. Business school is an investment and it starts with the application process. Alex, the company's chief executive officer, was the one who introduced me to Jessica when I needed assistance with my Cornell application. He was prompt with answering emails and a very pleasant coordinator. After being rejected from NYU and Columbia, I was in a tough bind. I really wanted to go to a top 20 school, but didn't have the work experience or even age to really represent myself as a capable candidate. Jessica used my strengths and turned them into something amazing on my application. My essays were powerful, beautiful and essentially really captured ...
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  • Going to HBS thanks to Jessica!
    3 years ago
    I wasn\'t sure I wanted to work with an MBA consultant when I first started the process of applying. The cost is significant and when I was first considering applying, I wasn\'t sure the value would offset the price. I reached out to a few different companies and it was clear off the bat that The MBA Exchange has incredibly deep industry knowledge on business school admissions. I had an introductory call with Jessica and it was immediately clear that she has worked with all the top business schools and that she strategizes differently by school and her years of experience working with each. I decided to work with Jessica for my top choice school only (HBS) and it really made all the difference in ...
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  • Accepted to CBS, MIT and Booth!
    3 years ago
    From the first day I started working with Jessica, she has been amazing. This process is daunting, stressful, emotional, and overwhelming and Jessica was not only a fantastic editor, but become a friend and support system. (I sometimes felt she was my therapist pulling me out of the MBA application downward spiral when I had zero confidence). She kept me sane, but most importantly pushed me to be better and better. Jessica helped me dig deeper and flesh out stories in my life I never thought were impressive. She is patient, very approachable, extremely responsive, and HONEST. Beyond the essays, Jessica is great for mock interviews and I credit my MIT interview to her. With such a structured approach, I was very nervous about MIT ...
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  • Below average applicant to top M7!
    3 years ago
    Many people say the MBA is transformative. My transformation started over a year before the first MBA class: that is when I started working together with Jessica. I am a re-applicant and my essays pre- and post-Jessica are simply incomparable. But it is not only my essays and my overall application, but also I changed thanks to her guidance and mentoring. She is very fast, clear and candid. I also had the chance to meet her in person, she is extremely nice. She can also give great mental support whenever I felt insecure or started to panic over a tiny detail in my application. Both my GPA and my GMAT are way below average, yet I made it to a top M7 school and I ...
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  • Accepted to Columbia and couldn't have done it without Jessica!!
    3 years ago
    I honestly could not have gotten into CBS without Jessica's help. I was really nervous going into the application process. After taking the GMAT in August, I made a last minute decision to apply for the 2017 start year. I hadn't done much research on the requirements and I had no one around me with experience to guide me, so I knew I would have to engage a professional consultant or I was just going to waste time and money. I also knew that my state school pedigree and a mediocre job not favored by adcoms would require that my application package be absolutely polished. I "shopped around" a bit by taking the free 30-minute consultations with a handful of top MBA admissions consulting firms; ...
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  • In @ Booth and CBS! Thanks to Jessica!!
    3 years ago
    Jessica is the best consultant I've ever known! I don't think I can get two offers from M7 without her help. When I tried to develop my "career goal and why school" essay, Jessica asked me a lot of to-the-point questions and sometimes even cornered me to think through my answers. With her guide I streamlined my story and got a clear picture of my goal. This also benefited me a lot when I interviewed with CBS and Booth as I could tell my story logically and clearly to the interviewers. She is also very patient and responsive to all my questions about school/interview/essay. My application ended but our friendship continues!
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    4 years ago
    I did a lot of research before hiring an MBA Admissions consultant, because this is a big investment. I arranged introductory consultations with the major firms, spoke with potential consultants, and checked references. Before I share how amazing Jessica is, I think it's also worth mentioning that from this experience, MBA Exchange stood out among the pack, answering all my questions, providing references without hesitation, and following up. During our initial call, Jessica stood out. Not only was she warm/easy going, but she had clearly prepared. She knew the details of my background and asked great questions to understand why I was looking to work with someone on my applications. No one else I had spoken to had done this. As she would later prove ...
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  • Highly recommended - Got Into INSEAD
    4 years ago
    Apart of helping me get into my dream MBA program she taught me how to better sell myself. She helped me get the most out of my profile. I am convinced I have sent the best applications I could have done. She showed me how to address to a very specific type of reader: the application team. I could not have done it without her. During that time, I was working for a mining company in the middle of Africa, Jessica\'s support was crucial in never loosing the motivation to go through the painful and challenging MBA application process. She was always available, very fast in answering, always up to go the extra mile, and most importantly always showed confidence in me :) it helps ...
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  • Jessica helped me get into Wharton!!
    4 years ago
    Applying to business school was very overwhelming for me because I was not coming from a traditional finance/consulting background, and my quant score was mediocre. However, Jessica was excellent at creating an organized a process and making sure every piece of my application was absolutely perfect. What I especially loved about her was that she wasn’t easy on me. She pushed me to think harder about my essay content and reasons for wanting to attend business school. She asked all the right questions to address any holes in my story. She had very honest and straightforward feedback, while still managing to be encouraging. She made sure my essays was clear and compelling as well as stylistically sound. With Jessica’s help, I was able to get ...
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