Julia Hazen

Admissionado

United States

Consultant Bio

From Mexico City to Minneapolis, Julia epitomizes the term ‘career switcher.’ She loves helping students turn their amazing life experiences into winning MBA applications.

Before earning her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Studies from the Lauder Institute, Julia graduated from Brown University with a degree in economics and development studies. A do-gooder at heart, she spent 5 years working in international development across Latin America and Africa. From starting a social enterprise in Tanzania to working in microfinance in Nicaragua, her international experience showed her the unbelievable power of the private sector to transform the developing world. So, she brushed off her math skills and made the giant leap to pursue her joint MBA/MA at the Wharton School/Lauder Institute.

At Wharton, she led the Marketing Club, served as a Student Life Fellow, and organized a lot of karaoke parties. Following Wharton, she joined General Mills where she works in their brand management rotational program. She has worked on so many fun brands like Toaster Strudel to Betty Crocker to Chex Cereal to Totino’s Pizza Rolls. She presently manages strategic growth channels for the company’s meals and baking brands with a focus on unlocking growth in eCommerce.

When she’s not thinking of ways to sell more cookies on the internet, she enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, and reading cheesy novels. She loves living in Minnesota (except in January and February) and can do a killer imitation of the Midwest accent, dontcha know.

As a non-traditional MBA student, Julia loves to learn about MBA candidate’s hopes and dreams and is passionate about helping people translate their experience into a compelling business school story.

Company Information

Admissionado is a results-driven MBA admissions consulting agency. We have a lust for smart ideas and tactics that – quite simply – work. We embrace a two-person specialty approach to consulting, leveraging the talents of strategic business geniuses with masters of writing. Browse through our website to get a sense of our style, our process, our team, and our case studies. We’re a no-nonsense crew, committed to delivering a boutique experience that stretches potential and earns admit letters.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We offer three different packages to accommodate individuals with different needs and budgets. Our Gold and Platinum packages include everything under the sun: deep strategic guidance plus comprehensive essay development, along with all the supporting elements such as interview prep, resume and LOR support, and unlimited access to your MBA consultant. We also offer a more economical Silver package (starting at $3,250) for those who prefer a more targeted experience: deep strategy plus comprehensive essay development (and the flexibility to add on any individual elements as needed).

Location: United States

Phone: 866-409-4753

Email: pquants@admissionado.com

Website: http://admissionado.com/mba/pricing/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Rockstar Consultant
    1 year ago
    I worked with Julia Hazen on my applications to Michigan Ross and Kellogg last year as I began my career transition from Engineering into Business. She was transparent, incredibly helpful and always delightful! She helped me get into BOTH schools and (best of all) helped me negotiate my scholarship! I would recommend Julia to everyone.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Super Insightful!
    3 years ago
    I purchased only a 2-3 hour strategy session with Julia, knowing that I wanted to flesh out my story and get thoughts on specific essay prompts for my target schools rather than get support throughout the entire process. Julia was remarkably quick at understanding my background, thoughtful in posing questions and drew out themes and ideas I had struggled to articulate before our meeting. I used much of her guidance throughout my R2 application process, ultimately being accepted into 4/5 of my target schools (all Top 10) with scholarships to 2 of them. Thanks so much, Julia - you are awesome!!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Fantastic Service
    3 years ago
    I signed up for the Junior Package with Admissionado after looking at a couple of other consulting services. The biggest difference I realized is just the amount of support the team is bringing. Claudia connected me with Julia Hazen based on my background and target schools. Julia and the team were cheerleaders from the start. Julia conducted a discovery session to understand basically every major event in my life and how it helped me into who I am today. She understood my perspective and helped me framed up those experiences in my story. There were things that I didn't consider accomplishments were actually talking points and it's a real confidence booster. Professionally she helped me translate my industry experience language into a concise story that ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Incredible Resource
    3 years ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Julia this past August – December, as I prepared my round 2 applications. Due to budget constraints, I only had Julia help me with one school (Wharton). From our first conversation, Julia was always friendly and eager to share her experience and her network; I feel like I’ve known her for years! She is more than eager to understand who you are as a person and find your unique strengths, which I think is very different from other consultants. I am a non-traditional candidate, as I currently work in non-profit development and aim to pivot into corporate health and wellness. Julia helped me to develop my “story” and communicate it in a clear, compelling way. My MBA stats are ...
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    Michelle Mockus
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • AMAZING Work! Highly Recommend
    4 years ago
    I worked with Julia Hazen from Admissionado on 2 applications, both junior deluxe package. Julia was instrumental in helping me get through my application process, and I can't be grateful enough! Having come from management consulting, I am trying to pivot into the social impact sphere post-MBA. Julia used her extensive international development experience to help me all the way from narrowing my school list to shaping my story to making my essays more credible. I want to call attention particularly to how she helped me determine my story - given I have several experiences that don't necessarily string together seamlessly, this advice was crucial and laid the foundation for my apps! Moreover, Julia transformed my essays - she was supportive but also very constructive, ...
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    Class of 2021 Applicant
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  • Highly Recommend
    4 years ago
    Julia is top-notch. She provided invaluable advice for me throughout the application process that led to multiple admission decisions with scholarships in hand. She continually pushed me past my comfort zone in my writing to cultivate a pitch to MBA programs that became very compelling both in the application and the interviews. She has a warm and welcoming approach that continues to provide motivation throughout the long and difficult process of applying. I was applying with a low undergrad GPA and Julia helped me mitigate my weaknesses to gain acceptance at a top-20 MBA program. I would highly recommend to any interested candidate!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Amazing service
    4 years ago
    When I was searching for an MBA counselor, I was told by a few counselors that I would not get into any top program as I hold another MS degree in business. To be honest, I was starting to doubt whether or not to apply and started to question why I wanted to apply in the first place. However, Julia was extremely optimistic and encouraging from the start and her advice and guidance were very helpful - she not only helped me craft great applications that allowed me to get into HBS and Wharton, but she also helped me re-define and better understand why I wanted to do an MBA in the first place. I couldn't recommend her and Admissionado enough.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Great Service, Great Value
    5 years ago
    I worked with Julia Hazen and the Admisisonado team using their Junior Deluxe package and I cannot recommend them enough! I went 3 for 4 on admissions decisions and got accepted into UVA-Darden, Northwestern-Kellogg, and Berkeley-Haas. I highly recommend this package for the following reasons: Attitude: The application process is obviously very stressful. However, the Admissionado team does an amazing job of being incredibly positive, which helps soothe any anxieties and pumps you up to take on the monumental task of submitting apps. This is something I did not even consider in a service prior to signing up but is probably the thing I valued the most throughout the process. Value: I had a good fundamental profile and am a confident interviewer. I mostly wanted help navigating the process ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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