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kate richardson mbamission

Kate Richardson

Senior Consultant


South Carolina

United States

Consultant Bio

Kate Richardson earned her MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and has a BS in psychology from the University of Illinois. After earning her MBA, Kate worked for several years in management consulting at Axiom Consulting Partners, a boutique strategy execution firm. Kate’s work at Axiom focused on ensuring that clients had the right organization and talent in place to execute their business strategies. As a principal with the firm, she also co-managed its recruiting program, including hiring MBA interns, and mentored entry-level consultants. While at Chicago Booth, Kate was actively involved in the Business Solutions Group and the Dean’s Student Admissions Committee and was also an Admissions Fellow, reading applications and conducting on-campus interviews. Kate has remained involved in the Chicago Booth community since graduating by serving as communications chair for the Booth Alumni Club of DC and as an alumni admissions interviewer. Before attending business school, Kate worked in human resources for Pepco Energy Services and KPMG. Kate brings a passion for identifying and developing future business leaders to her work at mbaMission. Originally from the Chicago area and having spent most of her professional career in Washington, DC, Kate now lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

Company Information

mbaMission is the world’s leading MBA admissions consulting firm and the only one exclusively recommended by Manhattan Prep and Kaplan GMAT. Our dedicated, full-time Senior Consultants work one-on-one with business school candidates to identify and showcase their strongest attributes in their applications.

When applying to an elite MBA program, you need elite experience on your side. mbaMission’s full-time consultants are highly skilled communicators with comprehensive knowledge of the MBA admissions process, and helping you navigate that process to your fullest potential is our sole priority. You can be confident of having our undivided attention, because admissions consulting is our exclusive focus. In pursuing your MBA, you are making an important investment in yourself, so choose a firm whose singular objective is helping you achieve your goals.

Our full-time team includes MBAs from all the top programs. Although you work exclusively with one dedicated consultant at mbaMission, you benefit from the experience and input of our entire team. Our consultants intercommunicate constantly, sharing information, ideas, feedback, and recommendations. We also conduct semimonthly meetings, require ongoing training, and hold an annual full-company conference, where we gather to discuss best practices and continue improving our skills and knowledge base. More than 20 full-time admissions experts combine their know-how and experience to advance your cause. We know that our being at the top of our game means you have the greatest chance of success, and together, our team will find the best ways to strengthen your application.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

One-on-one consultation services, comprehensive admissions and school-specific guides, a robust blog, free eBooks, essay analyses, and other valuable resources—visit our Web site to find all that mbaMission offers.

Want to know your chances of being admitted to business school? Wondering how to differentiate yourself from other applicants? Sign up for a free, 30-minute consultation with an mbaMission Senior Consultant today!

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Robust blog
Free Interview Primers
Free Personal Statement Guide
Free Selecting Your Target MBA Program eBook
Free Social Media Primer
Business School Insider’s Guides
MBA Admissions Guides
Free monthly online and in-person events

Location: South Carolina, United States

Phone: 646-485-8844

Email: info@mbamission.com

Website: https://www.mbamission.com/consult-pq/

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  • Kate is Amazing!!!
    1 month ago
    I really enjoyed working with Kate for this past GMAT application cycle. She is not only extremely knowledgeable about the space and a great resource, but I felt she went above and beyond in terms of the support she was able to offer me. Whether it was her lightning-fast email response times, her willingness to hop on a call to discuss my questions or thought process, or her just generally positive attitude, Kate was an amazing resource throughout this process. She was able to offer very tangible recommendations that resulted in me being able to really tell my story clearly and concisely in my essays and stand out from other applicants. Even after getting into 2 of my top 4 choices (Kellogg and Booth), Kate ...
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  • Kate is Awesome!
    2 months ago
    Attending an MBA program was a dream of mine for a couple of years before I started working with Kate, and now it’s a reality! I’ve been admitted to multiple T20 US MBA programs, all with merit scholarships. After a brutal year of studying for the GMAT and consistently scoring poorly, I felt it was even more important to work with a professional when applying to top business schools. I could not make the Round 1 deadline because I did not have a competitive score and didn’t want to risk having to re-apply the following year. For me, it was Round 2 or bust. After my fit call with Kate, I was eager to sign up for the Complete Start-to-Finish package for four schools. Kate was ...
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  • Extremely Supportive
    2 months ago
    As someone who had a traditional business background (strategy/management consultant) with a mediocre GRE score, I was worried about creating an application that would help me stand out from the competition. I was hesitant about using consulting services at first, but once I had my initial consult and was paired with Kate, I couldn't have been more satisfied. Kate was extremely supportive throughout my entire application process and was always great about answering my questions in a timely manner. Not only is she knowledgeable about each of the top schools' criteria and what their admissions teams look for, but she was very encouraging and did a phenomenal job keeping me calm as I approached each deadline. She was especially helpful in crafting my story with ...
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  • Kellogg Admit - Kate is the Real Deal
    3 months ago
    Kate is everything you would want in a consultant. She is conscientious, punctual, and an incredible resource. I primarily used her services for essay review and she exceeded my expectations with her level of insight and technical proficiency. We worked as a team to develop highly targeted and relevant essays that I was proud to submit as part of my MBA applications. Without her guidance, I would not be where I am today. I am so grateful for her help and highly recommend her.
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  • Heading To Wharton Thanks To Kate!
    3 months ago
    I worked with Kate using mbaMission's hourly services to apply to four schools this past fall (Round 1). Kate was amazing to work with, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to apply! Whichever package you decide is right for you, Kate will be a source of encouragement of guidance throughout the application process and help to bring out YOUR best story to the admissions teams. I'd initially reached out to another admissions consulting company, and when I told her my target schools (HBS, Stanford, Wharton, and MIT) they were discouraging and dismissive based on the names on my resume (I went to a state school for undergrad and work for a consulting firm, but not one of the top 3 strategy firms). ...
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  • #1 Consultant
    5 months ago
    I want to start off by saying not only is Kate the best consultant available, but also a great person. She coached me on every detail of the application, including all of my one-off questions. I valued all of the help that she provided on my target schools. Her knowledge of this space put me in a position to succeed and I knew that she knew what she was doing. The coaching that she provided for my targeted career path helped me make tough decisions and also guided me for what I'd like to move my career into. It will help focus the first few months of my MBA experience so that I can interview right away. At the end of the day, having someone ...
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  • Heading to CBS Thanks to Kate!
    6 months ago
    Kate was an incredible consultant and guide for my MBA apps. I worked with her throughout the summer and she tailored her services to my needs. As a bit of a procrastinator, Kate found the perfect balance, she knew when I needed a fire lit under me. All applications were submit on time and in the first round, as we had agreed was the plan in June. She is an top notch editor that pressure tests your thinking and phrasing. She does not change what you are saying to be sure it is best for the MBA programs you are interested, rather, she helps you say what you want to in the best way for these programs. I really appreciate all the work Kate did ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend
    6 months ago
    As a reapplicant, I was lacking confidence in my chances of success and I was nervous about my future. Kate was able to put some of that nervousness at ease by helping me highlight my strengthens and minimize my weaknesses. She was instrumental in helping me more clearly define my “why”. I improved significantly in almost every part of my application. My resume was more impactful, my essays were more powerful and clear, and my interviews went better because I was more prepared. This was all thanks to Kate. I was initially hesitant to hire a consultant because I didn’t want to manufacture my resume or essays, I wanted them to be an honest representation of myself. With ...
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  • Kate Richardson is fantastic!
    6 months ago
    Kate was incredibly instrumental in easing the application process. From the our first conversation when we discussed target schools and brainstorming, she was the ultimate professional. She helped me bring out the best aspects of my profile in order to put my best foot forward when it came time to apply. She was the ultimate professional, keeping me on task as the application season progressed and always available for an email or chat whenever I felt bogged down. I felt Kate went above and beyond to make sure I was satisfied with my application prior to submission. I would highly recommend Kate to all future applicants!
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  • Best MBA consultant!
    6 months ago
    I met with Kate for a free, 30-minute consultation when I was just starting to think about applying to school. Very quickly, Kate was able to provide recommendations for a game plan for me. Months later, when I was ready to start my applications, I reached out to her for her help. Her approach was thoughtful and personal, and with her help, I was able to get into my top two schools!
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