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Katie Thomas

Senior Admissions Consultant

Vantage Point

Pennsylvania

United States

Consultant Bio

Katie works closely with MBA applicants at Vantage Point as an MBA Admissions Consultant, as well as a separate role partnering with current MBA students. This helps her to stay current, and understand the job market and evolving needs of today’s MBA candidates. Involved in recruiting and mentoring over the course of her education and career, she loves the opportunity to give back and help her bright clients to reach their potential.

Katie is classically trained through roles in management consulting and brand management, and degrees from two top-tier business schools. She began her career in management consulting with A.T. Kearney, where she primarily worked on operational and cost-cutting projects. However, she continued to find herself drawn towards the needs of the consumer, and decided to pursue an MBA at Kellogg to pivot her career into brand management. She has since been fortunate to manage iconic brands including Heinz Ketchup, Aidells, and Hillshire Farm.

Katie firmly believes in branding, and that a person can build their brand (just as a product can). She was drawn to MBA Admissions Consulting at Vantage Point for this exact reason – to help prospective business school students identify and build their story, value, and ultimately, their brand. Katie has a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. A Pittsburgh native, she is a diehard sports fan for both Pittsburgh and Michigan.

Company Information

Vantage Point is the only firm to take a 360° approach to the application process. We provide the perspectives that matter on your MBA applications from experienced consultants who graduated from M7 programs, M7 alumni interviewers, and former adcom. By providing you firsthand insights from people who understand the process from the inside out, we help you develop your most competitive and differentiated applications possible, maximizing your chances of admission to the most selective MBA programs. Vantage Point – gain from our perspective!

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Hourly Rate: $315
One-School Package: $4,500
Two-School Package: $6,000
Three-School Package: $7,500
Four-School Package: $8,750
Five-School Package: $10,000

Location: Pennsylvania, United States

Email: katiethomas@vantagepointmba.com

Website: https://vantagepointmba.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Katie was a huge help!
    1 month ago
    I enlisted the help of Katie from Vantage Point to help shape and finalize my MBA essays. While I had a compelling story to tell, I felt I needed a little guidance to help convey that story clearly to admissions teams. I believe it was Katie's understanding of the MBA admissions process and what exactly each program valued, that made the difference in clearly demonstrating my fit for each school through my essays. Katie was always prompt in responding and provided thought-provoking feedback. I enjoyed working with her and her generally upbeat attitude! I would definitely recommend Katie and Vantage Point, and certainly, getting 5 acceptances to Top 20 programs speaks for itself as a worthwhile investment!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Awesome!
    1 month ago
    Working with Katie and Vantage Point proved to be a great decision for me. Essay editing and the organization of all my application submissions were extremely valuable, but the most essential aspect of our relationship was Katie's ability to understand my story/ career goals and aid in clearly articulating them throughout my application. Katie was also helpful during school selection, identifying both target and reach programs based on my profile, as well as my future career aspirations. Overall, I would strongly recommend Katie and Vantage Point to help understand your unique personal brand and to connect your narrative with your post-MBA plans. Be prepared to put in the effort as she will do everything to get you admits to your dream school, but can't do all ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Great Consultant & Person!
    2 months ago
    Katie was an absolute pleasure to work with. By giving me detailed guidance and revisions for my personal story, resume, and essays, I'm happy to say that I was admitted to Kellogg, MIT, Wharton, and Tuck, with scholarships to 3 of the 4! Even after finalizing the process, Katie followed up multiple times to check in on my success, ask if I had any ensuing questions (including managing a waitlist spot with Stanford), and to congratulate me genuinely after the process was completed. I can't thank Katie enough for her help and highly recommend her in the future!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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