Katherine

Admissions Consultant

Vantage Point

United States

Consultant Bio

I have been coaching MBA admissions clients with Vantage Point MBA since 2016. With my clients, I work every angle of their background and experiences to best position and differentiate them. I am an expert in demonstrating patterns of success, in communicating future achievement potential, and in working with non-traditional clients.

I obtained my MBA from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania, and my B.S. in Finance and Economics from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. At Wharton, I concentrated in Management and Real Estate, and served as the President of the MBA’s Real Estate Club. I bring insights into the financial world, with professional experience in private equity, banking, asset management, and real estate.

Outside of work, I enjoy long runs and hikes with my Labrador Retriever, skiing during the winter season, and playing tourist in my own city (Washington, DC).

Company Information

My firm, Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting, is passionate about making the MBA application process as productive and efficient as possible for our clients. We focus on high touch, customized consulting services to help you maximize your chances of admission to your dream schools. And we’ve enlisted the help from our trusted partners to provide you a 360 degree experience: in addition to your dedicated consultant, we provide you access to former adcom, current students at your target schools, and post-MBA professionals from top firms such as McKinsey, Google, Amazon, PE firms, etc. who are already pursuing the careers you might be considering. Contact us for a free consultation today!

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Hourly Rate: $295
One-School Package: $4,250
Two-School Package: $5,750
Three-School Package: $7,000
Four-School Package: $8,000
Five-School Package: $9,000

Location: United States

Email: katherine@vantagepointmba.com

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  • Five Stars - Katherine is Incredible!
    2 months ago
    I worked with Katherine on my round 2 application for HBS, MIT Sloan, Haas Berkeley and Yale SOM. I was accepted to all four schools with substantial scholarships – and could not have done it without her! As background, I come from a non-traditional background (global health) and had a mediocre GMAT score, with a low quant score. I had applied to a few of the schools last year and was rejected without an interview. I had worked with another consulting company but felt that the consultant was often rushing or didn’t seem as invested. My experience with Katherine was completely different. She spent a lot of time with me upfront to carve a compelling narrative that was true to who I am. Throughout the ...
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  • Couldn't Recommend More
    6 months ago
    I applied to business school in Round 2 this year and am very glad that I had the opportunity to work with Katherine -- I was admitted to both Wharton (my top choice!) and London Business School. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering applying. When I first started working with Katherine, I had initial drafts of my essays but quickly realized I was nowhere close to being submission-ready. Katherine knows exactly what each school is looking for and gave me a very clear understanding of how to shape my essays for each. She also helped me completely rework and rewrite my essays so that they addressed 1) my past experiences, 2) my personality / interests, 3) my professional goals, 4) and how the schools ...
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  • Katherine is the best!!
    6 months ago
    I am so thankful to have worked with Katherine as a comprehensive client throughout the MBA admissions process! I applied to 5 M7 schools in Round 1 and am happy to say that I was admitted to 3 (2 with substantial scholarship!) I come from a traditional pre-MBA background and have a below average GMAT score, so initially was considering not even applying to these schools. I probably spoke with almost every MBA consulting firm and I felt like they all tried to fit my background into a box and encouraged me to apply to a number of "safety" schools. Katherine was the only consultant that I spoke with that actually put in the effort to help me craft my story in a unique / ...
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  • Amazing.
    6 months ago
    Katherine was incredibly helpful from step 1 through the end. I only applied to HBS and Wharton, and got interviews with both. I am very happy to say that I will be enrolling in my dream school (Wharton) in the fall! I have no doubt that working with Katherine greatly increased my chances of landing the interview. Not only did she help me gather my own thoughts on if the timing was right for me to apply, she helped me decide which schools I should apply to, and how I should position myself as a candidate. Katherine is a no-bullshit kind of person who will not waste your time - which I'm grateful for given that I paid it all out of pocket. If I ...
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  • Worth Every Penny
    8 months ago
    I decided to apply to business school fairly late in the game (6 weeks before my first application was due). I had fortunately taken the GMAT a few years prior, but I knew I had a long way to go in order to hit my deadline: crafting a story, resume, essays, recommendations, etc. Faced with a daunting task, I determined that using a consultant would be highly beneficial. After speaking with a number of firms, I chose Katherine and Vantage Point because they took time to get to know me, did not have a one-size-fits-all approach, and encouraged me to apply to the schools I wanted. Katherine was instrumental in keeping me on track, offering me sound advice, and helping me reach my full potential. ...
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  • Highly Recommended!
    8 months ago
    I had a great overall experience working with Katherine Canning at Vantage Point, and I highly recommend her MBA admissions consulting services. I utilized the “Hourly Services” option, which was ideal as it provided me the flexibility to focus on specific components of the application process that I was most interested in seeking advice on. Throughout our interactions, I was very impressed by her candid and constructive feedback, her timely responses to my questions, and her genuine interest in helping me to identify and highlight the strongest aspects of background. Additionally, I greatly appreciated that she was very cognizant of the application deadlines and always seemed to ensure that the hours that I was purchasing were being used efficiently, so that I could get significant ...
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  • Katherine is a Star!
    9 months ago
    I worked with Katherine over a period of four months to submit five applications (HBS, Wharton, Booth, Kellogg, NYU). I used a comprehensive package for one (Wharton) and hourly services for the rest. She was absolutely instrumental in my successful admission to three out of the five (Booth, Kellogg, NYU). Her approach is logical, straightforward, organized, and direct, which is exactly what I needed. I came to her after spending 5 months trying to figure out my “story” on my own, and she helped me choose the right thing after just one hour-long session together. (Seriously, she’s amazing!) Working with her, I had complete confidence that every detail of my application would be addressed on time. She does a great job editing essays without actually ...
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  • K. Canning - Vantage Point Review
    9 months ago
    Vantage Point has a very strong comprehensive school package to help craft your story and think through an individual's strategic positioning (and how that should vary from school to school). Being a bit late in the GMAT and application process and wanting to submit applications in R1, Katherine was very supportive in proactively identifying areas that I could knock off early while preparing to take the GMAT (ordering transcripts, brainstorming for essays, etc.). Katherine was incredibly helpful throughout the entire application process and, coming from a similar work background, was able to help identify my truly differentiating experiences. Katherine applied the perfect balance of pressure as well to make sure I was appropriately prepared to meet deadlines, and had thought through anything and everything for ...
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