Stanford GSB | Mr. Two Job
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Tuck | Mr. Infantry Officer To MBA
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Darden | Mr. Program Manager
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Tuck | Mr. Smart Cities
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Berkeley Haas | Mr. Biz Human Rights
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Harvard | Mr. International Oil
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Chicago Booth | Mr. Overrepresented Indian Engineer
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Harvard | Mr. Consulting To Emerging Markets Banking
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Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
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Stanford GSB | Mr. Greek Taverna
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NYU Stern | Mr. Development
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Duke Fuqua | Mr. Indian Quant
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Harvard | Ms. Gay Engineer
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GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
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Columbia | Mr. Fingers Crossed
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Krista Nannery

Senior Consultant

mbaMission

United Kingdom

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

Krista Nannery spent 18 years in the financial services industry at Morningstar, the investment data provider, mostly in Chicago and London, but also in Munich, Stockholm, São Paulo, and the Middle East. In addition to leading the development of Morningstar’s portfolio management and research products for international investors, she also spent time in human resources (HR), redesigning the company’s leadership development program and managing executive succession planning. Her HR experience led her to Accenture, where she helped companies make their HR processes more efficient. At Accenture, she was also responsible for candidate interviews for her practice.

Krista earned her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in finance and marketing, and she holds a BA in English and German from the University of Notre Dame. At Chicago Booth, she was a member of the admissions committee and read hundreds of applications from prospective candidates. She also served as an admissions interviewer.

A keen writer and editor, Krista has held leadership roles at The Observer and Chicago Business newspapers. She has also had her work published in the New York Times, Saveur magazine, and other media outlets. In her spare time, Krista runs a popular Web site about traveling and dining out.

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.

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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.

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Ding Review
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Free Personal Statement Guide
Free Selecting Your Target MBA Program eBook
Free Social Media Primer
Business School Insider’s Guides
MBA Admissions Guides
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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Krista Is An Amazing Consultant & Will Exceed Your Expectations!
    1 week ago
    I used hourly services with Krista and I definitely recommend it! Even after doing a 30 minutes free trial with her, I was amazed at how valuable her advice was. After a few sessions, I actually purchased more hours as I found Krista's support so valuable and helpful. She exceeded my expectations. In the end, I was accepted by four of the top 20 MBA programs and one with a full scholarship. For a bit more insight I'd highlight a few things: 1. Her high-level guidance helped me better position myself and leverage my strengths. She definitely knows a lot about the process and what schools are looking for. Applying to the top MBA programs is a challenging process and often you might feel lost. However, even ...
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  • The BEST MBA Consultant
    2 weeks ago
    When I first started working with Krista, I had a lot to figure out. I didn't know where exactly I wanted to apply, how good of a candidate I was, what my story in my applications could be, etc. Krista helped me figure out absolutely everything and navigated me flawlessly through the very strenuous process of applying to business school. I think I would have been a very average business school candidate without Krista's help and she turned me into a great candidate. I'm so pleased with my results after working with Krista. She not only got me into a top school, but she also got me a significant merit scholarship. There is a slight chance I could've gotten into this school on my own, but I am 100% ...
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  • Krista Goes Above & Beyond
    3 weeks ago
    I had the opportunity to work with Krista throughout my long MBA application process, and I couldn't have done it without Krista by my side at every step of the way. Starting in the 2020-2021 cycle, I applied to several programs, and even though I received a generous scholarship from a program last year, I ended up postponing my MBA for another year given that I received a big work promotion and wanted to gain hands-on management experience. When I decided to reapply in 2021, Krista provided me with extra support at no additional charge. She was there for me when I needed a mock interview partner the second time around and was generous with her time. Her resourcefulness helped me to always put my ...
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  • Amazing Experience With Krista!!
    4 weeks ago
    I worked with Krista Nannery at mbaMission and she was fantastic! She took the time to really understand who I was as a person, my history, my short term and long term goals and what I wanted to get out of an MBA program to best help me craft my stories, essays and overall application. There were very clear deadlines for everything and the turnaround time was always followed. I got very helpful and actionable feedback on every part of my application and I felt that we were connected throughout the entire process, from the initial conversation through when I was deciding between school acceptances. I was hoping to get into at least one school and ended up getting offers at 5/7 - which definitely ...
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  • GSB Admit - The Best Consultant Out There
    1 month ago
    There are truly no words to describe how wonderful it was to work with Krista. She took what was originally a stressful, daunting and complicated process and made it simple. Krista is organized, knowledgeable and strategic -- she took time to learn exactly about ME, and then helped me craft a thorough application at each school that both stressed my strong-suits and the elements that each school cares about. She was also a pleasure to work with -- she was enthusiastic, kind, and responsive. She goes above and beyond for each of her clients and is a true supporter of the people she works with. While some other consultants I interviewed started to pick apart the weak parts of my application, Krista was only constructive ...
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  • An Amazing Consultant & An Even Better Person
    1 month ago
    After working with Krista for six months, I can definitively say I would not have had nearly as strong an application without her. I was recommended to her by a friend who gave such a glowing review that I wasn't sure it could possibly live up to the hype. It turns out the hype may not have been enough. A few key highlights: I applied to a school that based on my GRE and GPA would have been a clear reach. With Krista's help, I was able to create a great application, and even get an interview. The second key was Krista's suggestions for my video essay. My initial idea was lackluster, but Krista mentioned thinking more outside the box and using photography as a basis for ...
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    Josh Stern
    MBA Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Krista Is The Michael Jordan Of MBA Admissions!!!
    1 month ago
    Used a package service with Krista and got in nearly EVERYWHERE, including Stanford GSB, Wharton, and Columbia. She knew the ins and outs of every school and their applications, made the process as stress-free and fun as possible (grueling as it was), and the worry I'd previously had that I was missing something, somewhere, went away because I was confident Krista knew everything. She was also fun, kind, generous, energetic, and I felt like she was really rooting for me throughout. I LOVED WORKING WITH KRISTA and saw her as a trusted friend/advisor throughout. She also helped me apply to CBS on a tight time crunch, sending masterful thoughts my way and steering my app towards success with only days and hours to spare. I ...
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  • A Wonderful Personality Brightened With Her Top Professionalism
    2 months ago
    Krista is simply fantastic. After obtaining my GMAT score, I decided to apply to MBA business schools, but I did not have any experience. The only advice I could get was from some agents introduced to me by my parents. That had been neither rewarding nor enriching and was very inefficient. I went into a panic, and after reading through reviews, I decided on mbaMission. I chatted with Krista initially, and she was the one who has been with me throughout this long and arduous process from the beginning to the end. Krista has been very effective in pinpointing the next step of action. She is experienced and organized in every step taken to ensure that my time has been used effectively. With so little ...
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    YiCen Ding
    MBA Class of 2024 Admit
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  • CBS Admit - Great Experience
    3 months ago
    Krista was incredible to work with. She was very attentive, offered great essay ideas/feedback, and responded to all my questions in a timely manner. I would highly recommend utilizing her services!
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Fantastic Partner Throughout Application Process
    4 months ago
    I worked with Krista on an hourly basis throughout Round 1, and have only positive things to say about her and working with her. In particular, there were three facets of our working relationship Krista provided that I found especially valuable. (1) Structure. Because I worked with Krista on an hourly basis, I was pointed and specific about how I wanted to use my time. Krista understood this immediately and worked on the parts of my application (e.g., my essays and resume) where I asked for help and didn’t waste time on other areas. For instance, I would send across agendas for our calls with times to spend on each topic, and she always willingly and happily stuck to my proposed agenda. Furthermore, just because ...
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  • Faultless From Start To Finish
    5 months ago
    As an international student, I was unfamiliar with the US MBA process but Krista was my guiding light throughout. She provided invaluable guidance on which schools to target, thoughtful feedback on my application and amazing interview prep. She is a true oracle and everything she said came true, including me getting into all my target schools (HBS, CBS, Yale and NYU)! She knows this process inside out and I really couldn't have done it without her. She is also a lovely person to work with and provided encouragement and reassurance when I doubted myself and the process. If you are considering a consultant you 100% won't regret working with Krista!
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Use Krista!! She Is The Best!
    5 months ago
    Working with Krista and mbaMission was a fantastic and productive experience. They supported me through every step of the application process and I was ultimately admitted to Sloan, Kellogg (MMM), Tuck, and Ross. Krista will push you to produce the best possible application materials, and she is kind, collaborative, and encouraging throughout the process. I was referred to mbaMission by a friend and had several intro calls with a few mbaMission consultants. Right off the bat, I was impressed with the openness of the consultants – they truly want to match your working style and make sure the process works best for you, while offering you the advantage of their experience and knowledge of the different schools. From my first conversation with Krista, she was realistic about ...
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  • Trust Your Instinct & Go With Krista!
    10 months ago
    I don’t think I would have made it to my dream MBA program, being admitted to a number of schools with over $300k scholarship without Krista. I am an organized and honest person and was looking for a consultant of similar traits. I was hooked right at the free 30-min consultation when I walked away from the meeting with a comprehensive page-long summary and next steps from Krista. You could easily tell from a conversation if the other person is genuine and invested in your success. I opted for a start-to-finish package with 2 schools but I could almost always turn to Krista for high-level advice wrt schools even outside of the package. Krista often checked in and made sure I was on the right track, ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • If You Want To Go To B-School, You Need To Work With Krista! HBS, GSB Double Admit
    11 months ago
    When I reached out to mbaMission, I thought of applying to Columbia, Yale, Booth, and HBS (did not really believe I could get into HBS). After a few calls with Krista, although still not sure about her arguments that GSB and HBS would love me, I decided to apply to HBS, Stanford GSB, Booth, Yale, and Wharton. We have worked hard for 5 months straight to prepare those applications. When it comes to Krista’s way of working: - She was very precise and diligent when it comes to clearing up confusion or misunderstandings in my essays. For example, for one sentence in one of my essays, she kept asking me within 3 or 4 drafts 'But explain to me what it really means. Imagine you ...
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  • Single Best Decision I Made In My MBA Application Journey!
    11 months ago
    Working with Krista Nannery was the single best decision I made in my MBA application journey. I am thrilled to have gotten into my dream school and I am convinced that if it wasn't for her constant guidance, support, and expertise I would not be in this position. Essays: Her biggest strength is the environment of trust she creates. This helped me open up to her on my life experiences during the essay brainstorming discussions - the foundation for the essay content. She always offered targeted advice and has the ability to story-tell in an engaging but efficient way. This was especially important for someone like me who had lots to share but struggled to be within the word counts. She constantly went above and beyond ...
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  • Completely, Totally, & 100% Worth The Investment
    12 months ago
    I started my MBA admissions process completely overwhelmed, with pieces of the puzzle figured out, but not sure how to fit them together. I had so many questions, which added another layer of stress to an already incredibly stressful process. I spent several months resistant to seeking the help of an admissions consultant due to the price but eventually decided that having the support of someone who knows the MBA admissions process inside and out would be a huge benefit. This decision led me to MBAmission, and to Krista in particular. In my initial consultation call with Krista, I knew she was fantastic! She came into the conversation knowing about my career path to date, and with specific suggestions on when to apply, where to ...
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  • Go With Krista!
    1 year ago
    Going into the application process, I was a bit intimidated that I didn’t fit the ‘traditional’ applicant profile, but from the first time I met with Krista, she helped to dismiss these doubts and I was confident she was the perfect partner to help me navigate this process. I connected with Krista’s warmth and kind demeanor, but also appreciated her firmness at times to push me towards optimal success. She specifically encouraged me to stay diligent in my efforts to raise my GRE score until I was able to achieve a score I needed and we felt confident in, which I believe ultimately played a role in my success. Krista has a productive partnership style – she is very responsive and instructive over e-mail and ...
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  • I Got The BEST MBA consultant!
    1 year ago
    I have been thinking about getting an MBA for a while because as a project manager, I thought my projects would be more successful if my company had strong organizational support, but I do not know how to build a strong and effective organization. After talking with an alumnus from my Master’s program, he strongly recommended Krista to help me with my applications. Krista helped me position myself and picked the best school combination for me. Before talking with her, MIT was the only school on my list. After reviewing my profile (an international female with 10 years of experience in manufacturing and an engineering background), Krista suggested adding Fuqua and Tepper. Because of my undergraduate GPA (3.0), Krista suggested I take a ...
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  • Worth The Investment
    1 year ago
    I chose to work with Krista Nannery because I was a non-traditional MBA candidate and new to the application process. I’m so glad I did. Krista was there for me every step of the way. From the start, Krista took a sincere interest in me. She took the time to learn about my career history and my future goals, and was invaluable in helping me refine my personal narrative, particularly about why I was applying to specific MBA programs. She was great with turnaround times, always enthusiastic, and extremely knowledgeable about the entire application process. I especially appreciated her feedback during my interview prep. My decision to work with Krista was well worth the investment. I was admitted to several T15 programs and received large ...
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  • She Is The One!
    1 year ago
    I had the opportunity to work with Krista after I got rejected for all my target schools using other consulting services. After I started working with her I immediately saw the difference and felt way more confident. Krista focused on every detail of my application, even those that I had never considered important. She also kept me on track of the timeline which sometimes flybys but more importantly she also gave me a lot of feedback that sometimes other consultants try to sugarcoat but as an applicant is important to be aware of, especially in my case since I come from a usually overrepresented pool (finance). She also made a lot of suggestions that I am sure played a pivotal role in my application. Now I ...
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  • Absolutely Comprehensive
    1 year ago
    I am the only one of my friends who applied to business school, so working and talking with a consultant was very comforting during an extremely stressful year. From the beginning, Krista helped me break down every piece of the admissions cycle into digestible pieces, so I did not feel overwhelmed at the daunting application year that I had in front of me. I was in a less-than-ideal situation, still taking the GMAT during the applications process. But throughout the year, Krista helped me understand every single option to consider, including school selection and testing options. Lastly, Krista helped immensely with learning how to tell my story concisely. There is extra work at the beginning to lay out every detail of education of professional background. ...
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  • Thrilled I Partnered With Krista Nannery – Admitted To HBS/Booth
    1 year ago
    I had a wonderful experience with Krista Nannery – who helped me navigate every step of the MBA admissions process – and get me into my #1 choice. The experience Krista brought the table was clear: she has a successful corporate background and years of MBA admissions consulting. She was a value add at every step of the process. My undergrad was from a non-target school and I currently working in a ‘niche’ industry – so I wanted to partner with an experienced consultant who could help me put my best foot forward. I spoke with several other firms – but felt like I was solely in a sales pitch. In contrast, in my first meeting with Krista Nannery we were down to business! We did ...
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  • mbaMission Is KEY To Navigating The Admissions Process
    1 year ago
    If someone is looking to apply to an MBA program, the FIRST thing they should do is contact MBAmission and specifically Krista Nannery. In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed by The MBA application process, but from my first meeting, I was given a roadmap to my end goal. Krista helped me be confident throughout the process, from opening my applications to interview and acceptance. She is prompt, clear, committed to each client, and above all extremely knowledgeable about the admissions process. Working with Krista, I felt genuinely supported, valued, and also pushed to achieve my full potential as a candidate.
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  • Krista Made It All Possible
    2 years ago
    I worked with Krista during the 2019-2020 admission season via a 4 school package. First and foremost, I had not even considered applying to Haas (which I am attending) until Krista pointed out how good of a cultural fit I would be. Krista was absolutely invaluable throughout the entire process and went so far above and beyond in terms of keeping me on track and providing actionable, concise feedback. Krista will fill your inbox with a weekly list of to-dos and keep you on track. Her emails are sometimes intimidating, but it's fantastic how much guidance she provides. She was always a friendly ear and an excellent conversationalist; I felt like her only client. I am also endlessly grateful to Krista for saving my candidacy ...
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  • Krista and mbaMission for the win!
    2 years ago
    Krista is an amazing coach. Her thoughtfulness, concern, and direction are second to none and it was a pleasure working with her during these last two months. When GMAT waivers were released around mid-April and early-May, my parents insisted on me applying to every school with a waiver. Krista was extremely fair and honest by pointing out (via each school’s employment reports), that certain schools would unlikely help me reach my goals, despite the fact that this likely meant less work for her. Krista and I arrived at a four school plan and immediately began a push as the rolling June 1 deadlines approached. Krista was beyond accommodating, at times responding well before the 48-hour requirement, as well as informing me when I would receive her ...
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  • Loved Working with Krista!
    2 years ago
    I’m not someone who likes to spend money, so choosing to hire an admissions consultant seemed outrageous to me. However, I told myself I would only go through the application cycle once and would give it my very best shot. By hiring Krista, I knew I was giving it my all. In hindsight, it’s hard to tell what actually got me into various schools (Berkeley Haas, Yale SOM, and Michigan Ross), but I knew by using an admissions consultant I was putting my very best foot forward. If I were to do the process all over again, I would not change a thing. I decided to go with Krista because we shared a common interest in international travel and I felt that she would take the ...
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  • Krista took me from T50 to T10
    2 years ago
    Krista Nannery helped me gain admission to a T10 MBA program by helping me truly understand my career goals; helping me write strong, impactful, and memorable essays; and helping me prepare effectively for behavioral interviews and group interview activities. Moreover, I feel like Krista really cares about helping me reach my career goals, and over the past 6 months, I feel like she has grown into a friend rather than a consultant. If you read nothing further than this, please read this: She will absolutely strengthen your candidacy for your MBA program of choice. I went from settling for a T35-T50 school with a median salary outcome of $100k to a school with a median salary outcome of $145k. Just considering this, my ROI IS OVER 300%. ...
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  • Best Investment of My Life
    2 years ago
    When first contemplating an admissions consultant, I was very hesitant as many others probably are due to the cost. I took the jump after my initial consultation with Krista and think it was the best decision in gaining admission to a program that will change my life and well worth the investment. Krista worked with me in essentially every step of the process except GMAT prep. The three things that benefitted me the most were school selection, crafting my story, and her personal interest in my success. School Selection: Krista and I talked in depth about school selection. She introduced me to a wide selection of schools that she thought would be a good fit for me that I had not considered. Through our conversations, she opened ...
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  • Gold Star For Krista
    3 years ago
    Krista at mbaMission is a true delight. She was highly responsive, organized, and resourceful regarding each school's admissions process, key programs, and application components. Krista was able to highlight each school's thematic areas while helping me seriously shape my application narrative. She did this efficiently (I was an hourly client) and with exceptionally high standards. I was considering working with another well-regarded admissions consulting firm, but after my 30-minute introductory call with Krista, I could not imagine working with anyone else. I could always count on Krista to provide thoughtful, detailed feedback on my essays and applications while maintaining good humor, perspective, charisma, and enthusiasm. During the process, we discovered that both Krista and I are big readers, and I really enjoyed getting to know Krista ...
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  • Krista Nannery - Amazing Consultant that Delivers & Cares About You!
    3 years ago
    I’ve worked with Krista Nannery for the second round of my MBA application. Words cannot describe how much Krista has helped me along the way, but I shall try. And I hope you read through this long review to understand how awesome Krista is. Without Krista’s help, in the first round, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I have a decent profile, a good GMAT score, and I thought I didn’t need the help of an admission consultant. After all, years ago when I applied to engineering grad school, I did it myself and received admissions to all schools that I'd applied to, including household names such as Stanford/MIT/Berkeley, and some even provided me a full ride. I thought applying to business school ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend Krista
    3 years ago
    Krista was tremendous to work with throughout the MBA process. She was patient and took the time to understand both my educational and career goals. She was helpful in identifying programs that would be a strong fit for me and provided me with the tools to be successful. More specifically, she responded rapidly to any questions I had and gave me the confidence to succeed. Furthermore, she has gone through the MBA application process herself, which sets her apart. I would highly recommend Krista for anyone who is pursuing an MBA. He breaks the process down into steps that are digestible and easy to follow.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Hiring Krista Was The Best $6K I Ever Spent!
    3 years ago
    From my first conversation with Krista, it was clear that she was incredibly smart, encouraging, kind, and fun. While I was apprehensive to spend $6k (two school package) on a consultant at the beginning of the process, the return I received on my investment far exceeded my expectations. Deciding to work with Krista was likely the most important decision I made in the MBA admissions process. Krista helped me with school selection, identifying great programs that I had originally overlooked. She recommended schools that not only have strong brands but also have great resources and recruiting opportunities specific to my post-MBA goals. Krista provided me with great advice on how to use the essays and my resume to communicate compelling aspects of my candidacy outside of professional ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Enjoyed mbaMission's services
    3 years ago
    I worked with Krista from mbaMisssion on an hourly basis. She really took the time to get to know me as a person, which gave her a full understanding of my profile. Her feedback led to stronger essays and a more powerful resume. She responded timely and was available for scheduled skype calls. She also had knowledge of the process and good tips for the application and interview. The service is expensive, but it really helps put your best foot forward and is worth the cost is worth to get you into a strong MBA program. Sign up for your free 30 minute consultation before starting any applications to talk to Krista, she can provide guidance and direction.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Great Service!
    3 years ago
    I was skeptical of using a consulting service at first, but not I can't even picture what I would have done without them! I was walked through the process step-by-step, had someone to bounce ideas off of and get direction when I needed it, and another set of eyes to go over my work whenever I needed it. Krista was a pleasure to work with. Knowledgeable, communicative, and able to give just the right push to get things done. She had a satisfying answer to every question I had, and her feedback was always great, whether she was proofreading or brainstorming with me. I highly recommend using the service. The price is steep, but it's well worth the money!
    Abdulrahman Alballaa
    MBA
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  • Krista Made The Difference!
    3 years ago
    I signed up for hourly consulting services with Krista Nannery less than a week before Christmas last year. I was feeling dejected about my MBA prospects, having been waitlisted/denied at the two schools I had applied to in R1, and desperately needed help with my essays for three R2 applications. From day one Krista was cheery, positive and professional. Her sunny demeanor re-energized me and her enthusiasm for the programs I was applying to reminded me why I started the application process, to begin with. What I liked most about working with Krista was the way she seamlessly transitioned between specific, detail-oriented feedback on my writing (like punctuation and syntax errors) to very broad, holistic feedback (really making me think through why I picked certain ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Fantastic Consultant & Mentor
    3 years ago
    Krista is a fantastic consultant, friend, and mentor. The whole MBA process was intimidating for me. I wasn’t around a lot of MBAs where I grew up professionally, so I wasn’t quite sure how I would fare or even where the whole process was leading me. But with Krista’s help and mentorship, I could see the entire picture-not only in what schools were right for me but also what career options were in line with my values. After our 30-minute free consultation, I knew Krista would be the perfect consultant to help me. Krista was the consummate professional during the application process-always prepared for our meetings, quick to return products (and to gently remind me to get back on track when I fell off ...
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  • Krista Was Amazing!!!
    3 years ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Krista after speaking with many other consultants and she was absolutely fantastic. From our very first call, I knew that she was someone that I could trust and be comfortable around. What I loved about Krista: - From the start, I could tell that Krista is very experienced and organized, which made the whole chaotic application process much easier to navigate and enjoyable. She knew what had to be done, kept me on track, and turned everything around super fast. - Krista was really great at helping to ease my stress. Throughout the process, I often approached her with problems that seemed like a huge deal to me, and every time she was able to provide simple and ...
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  • Worth Every Penny...
    3 years ago
    A friend suggested I enlist a consultant to help me with my business school applications, in order to increase my chances of success. When I started doing my research, my initial reaction on finding out about the cost of MBAmission was ‘no way’; it felt too expensive and I was convinced I could write a decent essay or two on my own. How lucky I was that, despite my initial hesitation, I decided to stump up the money and chose Krista. From the early brainstorming stage I knew I had found the right person. Krista challenged me to be really reflective and dig deep into why I’d made the choices I had, which helped me develop a genuinely introspective approach to my applications and the wider ...
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  • Couldn't have asked for a better consultant
    3 years ago
    I worked with Krista on five applications (all round 1) during the 2018-19 cycle, and was admitted to my top choice program. I started working with her fairly early in the year (March/April), which helped get school selection, visits, and resume writing done well ahead of deadlines. This helped me focus on essays alone in August and September, and finish all my applications on time without any last-minute scrambling. Krista’s experience with the admissions process and her passion for working with clients truly came across at every stage of the process. She was incredibly responsive through the process, from turning around drafts to answering minor questions about application form details, and she usually was ahead of the promised two-day turnaround as well. Krista helped me in ...
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  • Best Decision I Ever Made
    4 years ago
    Let me begin this by stating that before I decided to work with Krista as my consultant, I held free consultations with a handful of other consultants/companies. I knew the application process would be long and grueling, and so I looked at it as a learning experience and a chance to grow. I really did my research to ensure I’d pick the right consultant: I wanted a consultant who would challenge me to be the best version of myself – thereby putting me in the best position to get accepted into a top business school – and who at the same time I would actually enjoy working with. I decided to go with Krista because I felt that she would do both. And I was ...
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  • Krista is your best MBA consultant!
    4 years ago
    I was very fortunate to get in touch with Krista Nannery at MBA Mission through a free 30-minute consultation. Immediately, I felt at ease because I felt like she understood where I was coming from - my background, what I wanted to achieve, and where I wanted to go with the MBA program. To be honest, I wasn't even sure if I wanted to pursue my MBA when I first got in touch with Krista and the entire MBA admissions process seemed so daunting that I thought about waiting another year to apply. After listening to my story, however, Krista helped me formulate a clear picture of my goals and helped me prepare for the application process even though I was starting just two weeks ...
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  • Krista Nannery - Phenomenal Coach, Highly Recommended!
    4 years ago
    I knew there were a lot of competitors in the MBA admissions consulting space, so I made sure to do my research. On top of reading multiple external reviews and testimonials, I took advantage of each consultant's test call to get a gut feel. Out of everyone that I talked with, Krista was really the only person that didn't act like a salesperson. Instead, she took a full hour to understand my background and my aspirations; it was easy to tell that she was caring and would pay attention to you as a person. This definitely carried over into the entire process of 1.5 years of working with her, from several months before Round 1 all the way to the end of the waitlist process. Here ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Krista is a gem!
    4 years ago
    I had a wonderful experience working with Krista Nannery on my applications. The business school application process is a stressful and sometimes lonely experience. Knowing that Krista was in my corner was the only part of this process that actually made things easier and less stressful. Krista was able to understand my story in-depth and guide me to craft a cohesive narrative. For example, with essays, she helped me assess which stories both addressed the prompt and best illustrated my skill set and experience - and then she’d help me elevate that story in my own voice. Her objective perspective on my career and story was helpful in ensuring my application resonated to an unfamiliar audience (adcom) succinctly. Beyond her coaching (and therapist-like counseling), she ...
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  • Great advice and extremely enjoyable to work with!
    4 years ago
    Krista was very helpful during the whole process. I decided to work with her right after my free consultation session as she sounded like a really smart and dedicated person, which was exactly what she was. Krista helped me shape up my essays very well, and particularly she helped me narrow down the topics for them according to each of the schools I applied to. Her cheerful personality made the whole process entertaining instead of stressful and when reading essays from friends who were working without consultants I could definitely see the difference her insights made on my own. It was a great experience working with her and I recommend it highly!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Amazing Service! Worth every penny
    4 years ago
    I wanted to attend business school, but I had no idea where to start. I asked my network how they got through the process, and all of them recommended using mbaMission. What should have been an incredibly stressful ordeal turned into a streamlined process that kept me confident in my outlook the entire time. Krista responded to questions in a timely manner and was available to talk at reasonable hours. She helped me narrow my list of schools and produce a compelling story for each application. It really felt like she knew me better than myself after our first sessions together. Krista was a pleasure to work with, and I've recommended her to everyone I know applying to school in the coming years.
    - Kevin Hale
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  • Great admissions consultant - provided invaluable help and was enjoyable to work with!
    5 years ago
    Krista Nannery is a great admissions consultant and truly provided me the support to get into my dream school! I don’t think I could have put together such a high quality application or would have handled it the way I did without her. I can’t recommend her enough. First, Krista is extremely competent. She’s thorough in her comments on my material, and always gives me such high quality feedback; I’m also so amazed how she always manages to do it within mbamission’s two day turnover timeline (sometimes earlier). She also writes extremely well – she has an amazing way of cutting down your words without letting go of any substantive content (and in fact making your material tighter and cleaer), and has this way of ...
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  • Krista Nannery - Could not ask anything more from an MBA admissions consultant
    5 years ago
    Krista Nannery was assigned to me as my consultant for the “Start-to-Finish” package for 6 schools whose applications I worked on from June – November 2016 for Round 1 of the 2016-2017 admissions cycle. Wow, was I lucky to have Krista, I could not have asked for anything more in the experience. She helped me beyond what I even thought was possible for an admissions consultant. The most important way she helped me is probably one that goes overlooked when judging the value of a consultant. I am a white male with a pretty bland job, and in general I thought there just wasn’t anything that interesting about me. Krista completely changed the way I view myself, and for that I cannot thank her enough. ...
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    - john.homans@yahoo.com
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