Stanford GSB | Mr. Lost Trader
GMAT 760, GPA 3.93
Said Business School | Ms. Ordinary Applicant
GMAT 710, GPA 3.37
Yale | Mr. Army Infantry Officer
GMAT 730, GPA 2.83
Stanford GSB | Mr. Start-Up To F500
GMAT TBD, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Startup Founder
GMAT 700, GPA 3.12
Harvard | Mr. M&A Post-Startup
GMAT 710, GPA 3.6
Yale | Mr. Consulting Escapist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. Banking To Startup
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Wharton | Mr. Master’s To MBA
GMAT 760, GPA 3.4
USC Marshall | Mr. Versatile Entrepreneur
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
INSEAD | Mr. Aerospace Manufacturer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Ms. Education Non-profit
GRE 330, GPA 3.0
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Real Estate Developer
GMAT 740, GPA 3.12
Stanford GSB | Mr. Failed Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Immigrant Entrepreneur
GMAT 750, GPA 3.8
Wharton | Mr. Fintech Entrepreneur
GMAT 710, GPA 3.04
Yale | Ms. Business Start-Up
GRE 312, GPA 3.6
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Cornell Hopeful
GMAT Targeting 700+, GPA 2.5
Harvard | Mr. Big Fish, Small Pond
GMAT 790, GPA 3.88
Tuck | Mr. Crisis Line Counselor
GMAT 700, GPA 3.1
Stanford GSB | Mr. Digital Engineer
GMAT 700, GPA 2.7
Harvard | Mr. IB/PE To Fintech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.14
USC Marshall | Mr. Supply Chain Guru
GMAT GMAT Waiver, GPA 2.6
McCombs School of Business | Mr. First-Time MBA
GRE 332, GPA 3.3
HEC Paris | Ms. Public Health
GMAT TBD, GPA 4.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Music Into Numbers
GMAT 730, GPA 3.8
Wharton | Mr. Top Salesman
GMAT 610, GPA 4.0

Lulu Curiel

Founder and MBA Admissions Consultant

Ivy Advisors

United States

Consultant Bio

A graduate from the Harvard Business School, Lulu is the founder of Ivy Advisors. Having lived in Asia, Latin America, and the U.S., Lulu enjoys meeting people and enabling them to discover their authentic selves. Under Lulu’s leadership, Ivy Advisors unleashes the power of investing in people, often resulting in life-changing advancement opportunities or acceptance into the most competitive business programs in the world such as Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Sloan, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, and others.

In addition, Lulu is a contributor at The Economist, where she provides strategic application advice to an international audience of readers and prospective MBA students. Lulu was recently featured on Forbes and invited to join Forbes Coaches council authoring articles about career coaching and leadership coaching.

Prior to Ivy Advisors, Lulu led operations at Apple Inc. Before her MBA, Lulu served as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting LLP, where spearheaded multiple nationwide initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion.

Lulu serves on the HBS Global Alumni Board, is the co-President of the HBS Latino Alumni Association, and a mentor at The Rising Farmworker Dream Fund, a nonprofit organization that aims to leverage the power and resources of the business sector to enable positive social change within the American farm working community.

Lulu earned a B.S. in computer systems engineering degree from Boston University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She enjoys tacos with soy sauce.

Company Information

Ivy Advisors helps ambitious and motivated individuals land in the most competitive MBA programs in the world.

Over the last decade, our coaches have consistently helped business school applicants land in the top 20 MBA programs. Our client portfolio spans across more than 15 countries, with GMAT scores ranging from the low 500s to the high 700s. Historically, clients who hire us for a package of 4 or more schools land in at least one top MBA program.

We adopt a team-based evaluation and feedback process to ensure that every aspect of your application is optimized. Our MBA coaches have lived and worked around the world, and we are graduates from the top MBA programs. Our combined experience and perspectives help you communicate your best self. From pre-application strategy to interview prep, we are your personal coaches to help you navigate the MBA application process.

When you work with Ivy Advisors, you are not just going through a transaction, you are building a lifetime connection with a robust community that extends beyond business school.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We offer personalized MBA admissions consulting services. You have the choice of designing your own journey: with a school package, hourly, or combined. Visit our website or book a free consultation to understand more
FREE CONSULTATION
Unsure about your goals? Overwhelmed by information and want to talk to someone? Don’t know if you fit your target schools? Book a free 30-min consultation with Ivy Advisors to figure out your next steps!
HOW WE OPERATE
You will be matched with a dedicated MBA coach who best suits your needs and style. Behind the scenes, we have a team of expert admissions consultants who will also review your application materials and provided feedback to your coach. When you work with us, you work with a team. We are a coach-driven company. Our expertise is in enabling applicants like you to fulfill your potential.
FEATURED SERVICES
Comprehensive Start-to-Finish Package
Hourly Services
Mock Interviews with School-Specific Interview Guides
Pre-Application Strategy
MBA Career Goals Exploration
Post Admissions Career Advisory

Location: United States

Email: info@ivyadvisors.com

Website: http://www.ivyadvisors.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • HBS Admit Thanks to Lulu & Ivy Advisors
    2 weeks ago
    Lulu and her team undeniable experts in this space. I'll start with the broader team and then go into Lulu, who was my advisor, as she has become a close mentor and trusted sounding board even after this application process. **Program:** Trust their process. I their candor and honesty throughout the process. They will definitely work with everything you have (and more that you didn't even know you had) to propel you to get you where you want to go. Every component of the process, from start to finish, is methodically structured to help applicants get organized, focused, and prepared to build and tailor their stories around the schools they're applying to. The program has embedded deadlines for each component of the application ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • MIT Sloan Admit - Ivy Advisors are Gamechangers!!
    3 weeks ago
    I was introduced to Lulu and Ivy Advisors by a friend that was also on the business school path. During our first discussions, Lulu took the time to listen to my story, goals, and to give me valuable feedback regarding my expectations. Since I came from a non-traditional background, I really wanted to partner with an advisor that understood the value of my experience and that could help me synthesize my story to ensure I had a cohesive story. Lulu and the team gave me the roadmap and tools in order to be successful. Even though I did not get as great of a score as I wanted to, the discipline and prep that Ivy Advisors gave me, led me to interview at both the ...
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    Paula Santamaria
    MBA Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Thoroughly Enjoyed Working with Lulu
    3 weeks ago
    I started the application process with the intention to DIY everything myself as I was only applying to HBS and Wharton. However, in December I found myself stressing out while working a 60+ hrs fulltime job and trying to get higher GMAT scores and start on the essays. My friend who got into HBS last year recommended me to work with Lulu so that I could manage the process more smoothly. I did not call any other consultants after I spoke to Lulu since she just simply sounded right to me. I worked with Lulu on an hourly basis. She had been so efficient and pushed me to thinker harder and deeper in my "soul searching" process. She not only helped me with the grammar ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Lulu is the BEST!
    3 weeks ago
    Lulu is the BEST! She took her time with me and guided me through my thought process. Her approach is unlike any other as she encourages, pushes you, and checks on you whenever she has not heard updates. I appreciate her jumping on the phone when I needed her the most and available even through the holidays. Her help encouraged me and allowed me to cross the finish line. All of my colleagues I send to Lulu and it’s because of attention to detail and personal approach.
    Catherine Romero
    MBA Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Supportive Life Coach
    3 weeks ago
    Beyond getting good professional advice, I valued working with someone who believed in me and cheered me on with unwavering conviction. Lulu was that person. She took the time to understand my goals and my story and served as a quasi-life coach throughout the entire process. In the end, I got into my dream school and learned a lot about myself in the process of introspection
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Accepted into Stanford GSB, Wharton, Kellogg, Haas, UCLA, Ross with Scholarships!
    3 weeks ago
    Lulu and her team are incredible! I received acceptance from my dream school, Stanford, in addition to receiving acceptance to Wharton, Kellogg, Haas, Anderson, and Ross - all with close to full-tuition merit scholarships (with the exception of Stanford which does not offer merit scholarships). I attribute this success to the Ivy Advisors Team and their personalized dedication to their clients. Lulu worked closely with me to help me hone in on my strengths and better message my opportunity areas. She invested ample time to understand who I was as a person to better help me develop my genuine application story. Lulu and the Ivy Advisors team truly invest their time, energy, and heart into each of their clients. The team is fast, effective, and ...
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    Valeria Martinez
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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  • A Coach Before A Consultant
    4 weeks ago
    I only applied to one dream school and was accepted! What I enjoyed the most working with her is being able to identify my true self. She structured sessions and asked questions that allowed me to think through who I am. She was a life and career coach. Honestly, these sessions alone were worth the investment. Getting into a top MBA school made it even better. Throughout the process, she was always available and quick to respond. Her feedback was honest and straight to the point. I was able to package up my application within three weeks, despite my hectic work schedule. If you want to work with someone sincere, transparent, effective, and supportive, look no further.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • "Alternative" Background? MBA Not For You?
    4 weeks ago
    "You have to do the work." I was a repeat applicant. Once I started working with Lulu's team I was pushed to think deeply about why I want and need an MBA. I was afraid to "speak my truth" and Lulu helped me find concise narratives that were both true to me and my community while also using frames that admissions staff could easily understand. In my first cycle I spent more time thinking about studying for the GMAT and penning essays than actually working on them. The accountability Lulu and her team bake into our processes force us to be honest about how we spend our time. Most powerfully, she believed in me more than I believed in myself. This "gauntlet" of a process ...
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    Tiq Chapa
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • More Than A Consultant
    3 months ago
    I’ll first begin with the broader Ivy Advisors team and state that they are unified, specific, organized, and share a meaningful perspective in an additive way. Across the minor contact I have had with other members in the organization who were not Lulu, I felt taken care of and like I was a priority. Now, with respect to Lulu. She is more than a consultant. While I received the necessary preparation and guidance for my essays, applications, and recommendations, a bulk of the time I spent to Lulu was on strategizing and planning. We spent hours across days and weeks think through how to optimize the most out of my application and being introspective as well as my work experience which became challenging at times given ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • More Than A Consultant
    3 months ago
    I’ll first begin with the broader Ivy Advisors team and state that they are unified, specific, organized, and share a meaningful perspective in an additive way. Across the minor contact I have had with other members in the organization who were not Lulu, I felt taken care of and as a priority. Now, with respect to Lulu. She is more than a consultant. While I received the necessary preparation and guidance for my essays, applications, and recommendations, a bulk of the time I spent to Lulu was on strategizing and planning. We spent hours across days and weeks think through how to optimize the most out of my application and being introspective as well as my work experience which became challenging at times given the full ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Accepted to Dream School - Thanks to Lulu & Ivy team!
    4 months ago
    Lulu and her team always provided pragmatic feedback and a clear path forward throughout my application journey. As someone who worked across multiple job functions/industries, I was anxious about how to coherently present my experiences. Lulu was able to draw out my unique elements and very effectively guided me to craft my personal story. By working with Lulu, I was able to prepare a package that I felt was both truly authentic, and the best push for my candidacy.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Look No Further Than Lulu
    5 months ago
    After dozens of calls with consultants that all started to sound the same, a friend recommended I reach out to Lulu, and it didn't take long before I could hear the uniqueness in her approach and caring for me (and my application) as an individual. Go to Lulu if you want the following, which you can't get anywhere else: 1. An individual approach to YOU and YOUR story. This seems obvious, but most consultants I spoke to couldn't tell me anything about my story back to me after hour+ long "consultations", and they were all ready to throw me into the same worksheets and frameworks they throw their other hundreds of applicants. Lulu heard my story and immediately understood how to put it on paper in ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • HBS Thanks to Lulu & Ivy Advisors
    6 months ago
    Working with Lulu and the Ivy Advisors team gave me the confidence to apply to top MBA programs and completely elevated all aspects of my applications. Lulu's support covers the entire application - she helped me transform my resume, essays, and interviewing skills. More importantly, she pushed me to dive deep to truly understand my motivations and accomplishments which was key in being able to tell an authentic, compelling story. Lulu was also very quick to give feedback on essays and other documents (typically within hours) helping me meet my Round 1 application deadlines. I also could not have done it without her honesty and direct feedback. In retrospect, I would 100% work with Lulu again. Thanks to her and her team I was accepted into HBS, ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Lulu Helped Me Get Into My Dream School!
    7 months ago
    I heard about Lulu through a friend from Venezuela who recommended her Ivy Fellows GMAT Program. I joined her class in desperation after being stuck for 1yr+. Just in two months, I was able to increase my GMAT score by 100 points! Lulu continued to help me throughout my business school application journey after I was done with the test. I always wanted to go to Harvard Business School but the reality is that I did not believe my profile and background were good enough to apply. However, Lulu made me feel I had everything needed to succeed in the application process. This was definitely not just business for her; she REALLY put her heart into every essay, resume, or recommendation revision she sent me back ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Got in Thanks to Lulu & Ivy Advisors!
    1 year ago
    Lulu was my MBA coach and she helped me in invaluable ways. First, she is highly knowledgeable about the application process. Second, she actually cares about her clients and pushes back when something isn't working. Lastly, she works with the army of a team, instead of being a stand along consultant working in a vacuum. The Ivy Advisors team-based model is something that truly helped me in my application process. Thank you all!!!
    Class of 2014 Admit
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  • soph2019@wharton.upenn.edu
    1 year ago
    I couldn’t have done these applications without Lulu. She was super responsive - especially as it got down to the wire. What I appreciated the most about her was her honesty and ability to get me to focus. I just graduated from Wharton and feel so lucky that I was able to have that experience.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Accepted at HBS, Sloan, & Wharton
    1 year ago
    I can’t overstate how helpful Lulu and the Ivy Advisors' team were for my MBA applications. Where I would have agonized over my approach to the essays and interviews, Lulu came in with expertise and straightforward advice. She had extensive knowledge of the MBA application process, dates, and requirements for all of the schools I applied to. When we first met, Lulu asked about my goals, motivations, personality, and needs. In particular, I was struggling with the essays for my applications. She helped me find my own personal story. Her responses were always quick, often on the same day that I asked her a question. Her feedback was honest and direct and clear. Later on, she helped me with interviews with by letting me know what ...
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    Class of 2017 Admit
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  • Ivy Advisors & Lulu Curiel are the MBA Application Dream Team!
    1 year ago
    There’s no other team that will give you the personalized attention, commitment, and the “real talk” to make your application shine as Ivy Advisors does it. Thanks to their relentless support on cracking down the GMAT, but most importantly uncovering the power of my story, I gained admission to 4 business schools - Johnson, Fuqua, Wharton, and Harvard Business School, my dream school! I met Lulu two years ago at Harvard Business School’s Prospective Student Diversity Day. Since that moment, she quickly offered her help as a resource willing to help me throughout this arduous GMAT and MBA application process. Lulu invited me to be part of Ivy Advisors’ GMAT Bootcamp, providing me with studying structure, resources, and homework to crack the test. Despite not being ...
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    Jose Mena
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Unparalleled Support from Lulu!
    1 year ago
    Lulu Curiel advised me through the process of applying to both Stanford and Harvard Business School through their respective deferred enrollment programs. The entire process spanned at least two months. In these months, Lulu provided support for every part of the application, including essays, GRE prep, approaching recommendations, navigating deadlines, and everything in between. She was available day and night and even stayed up at times to support me on my essays. She deserves immense credit for my acceptances to both MBA programs.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Really The Best You Can Get!!!
    1 year ago
    STATUS: ADMITTED TO GSB! Lulu very literally changed my life. She and her team knocked my applications out of the park, due to her incredible knowledge of the admissions process, poignant attention to detail and above all a true sense that she wants you to succeed. During the difficult admissions process, I was so impressed by her ability to coach me through the trials and tribulations of the GMAT--helping me raise my score by almost 100 points simply through some strategies that have helped previous clients. She was also incredibly personal and did a great job of diving deep on me and what makes me stand out. I have a hard time imagining that you'd ever find anyone else more effective than Lulu!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Couldn’t Have Done It Without Lulu!
    1 year ago
    I had been working on getting to the GMAT score I wanted for almost a year when I met Lulu at a Prospective Student Diversity Day at Harvard Business School in October 2017. I was impressed with her honesty and integrity and felt fortunate to meet an HBS alum, with whom I shared a Venezuelan background, and who has taken on the mission to help prospective students get admitted to their top business schools. Since then, Lulu has provided the resources and guidance that I needed to complete my GMAT preparation and my MBA applications and interviews, becoming my most trusted advisor during this challenging process and helping me get admitted to the business school of my dreams. For my GMAT, I participated in the ...
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    Stivaly Gomez
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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  • 100% Recommended! Best Coach Ever.
    1 year ago
    Lulu and her team were extremely helpful in the application process. She's super smart, fast, effective and definitely knows what she's doing. Lulu and her team also helped me to prepare for the interviews and it was crucial in the process. I got into Stanford GSB and couldn't be more grateful with Ivy Advisors!
    Class of 2017 Admit
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  • Kind & Knowledgeable Advisor
    1 year ago
    I worked with Lulu for my applications to HBS and GSB. She was super supportive throughout and really motivated me to dig deep and write insightful and authentic essays. As a result of her sincere desire to help me succeed, plus her in-depth knowledge of MBA applicants based on her credentials as an HBS grad, I truly trusted her to guide me through the process. I'm now happily at HBS and have Lulu to thank!
    Kaitlin Freedman
    MBA Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Trustworthy & Professional! Highly Recommend!
    1 year ago
    Reaching out to Lulu was the best decision I made. Her professionalism and thorough knowledge of the business school application process proved invaluable as she helped me develop a personalized application strategy. I found her to be very intuitive and a great listener, which allowed us to quickly develop trust and a fantastic working relationship overall. Thanks to Lulu I was admitted to my target business school. If I had to do it all over again, I would not hesitate to seek Lulu’s counsel and expert advice.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Super Helpful, Effective, & Genuine
    1 year ago
    The experience of working with Lulu was excellent. All the application process was much easier because of her work, dedication, and full commitment. Lulu is a great guide to oriented you where to apply and the best strategy to follow. She is not only very passionate for her work but also, and most importantly, super accessible; I was always able to reach her and she always had a minute to provide advice. I recommend Lulu without reservation.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • 100% Recommend!
    1 year ago
    Lulu was incredibly helpful throughout my MBA application process. Being an applicant from outside the US, I had never visited these schools and with Lulu's vast experience and guidance, I was able to understand the differences between programs, cultures, and select where to apply. She also pushed me to dream big and work hard, and thanks to that, I got into all the MBA programs I applied to, with scholarships in most of them! I really trust Lulu, she is extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with, and really cares about the applicants who approach her for help! Thank you, Lulu, for helping me achieve my dreams!
    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Extremely Knowledgeable, Genuine, & Effective
    1 year ago
    I cannot express how monumental Lulu's help was on my acceptance into multiple MBA programs with scholarships! By working with Lulu and her team, I was able to look deeper and really craft my story in a way that communicated my message. The first meeting I had with Lulu was via video, and I felt she was really trying to understand where I come from and where I wanted to be. As an applicant without a stellar GMAT or GPA, I felt my chances of getting into my schools of choice were very low, but after talking to Lulu, she assured me that if I was willing to put in the work, I would have a competitive application. I felt Lulu went above and ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Amazing Admissions Coach!
    1 year ago
    I consider myself a non-traditional business school applicant. First, I’m an international applicant from South America. Second, while I have friends in banking and consulting applying to business school, I’m an entrepreneur. I was running my own company, studying for the GMAT, and applying to business school, and still trying to be available for my family. Working with someone who I could trust was essential in my process. Lulu had my back throughout the entire process. I knew I could rely on her to push me, remind me of deadlines, iterate with me, and challenge me to evolve my application. She was very knowledgeable about the schools and about the admissions process, which helped to make things more efficient and my time was used very ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • I Got My MBA Because Of Lulu
    1 year ago
    The experience working with Lulu could not be better. All this process really seems easy because of her work. Lulu is a great guide to oriented you where to apply and the best strategy to follow to get accepted into your dream School. In my case was Babson College. My application was in 2012 and I still remember our first meeting. I was very excited and very disoriented at the same time. That conversation was very important for all the process. She calmed me and helped put everything in perspective. Only after that, we started working. One of the things I was not 100% sure was that all the work had to be remote and not face to face, but her methodology is absolutely amazing, easy to ...
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    David Bortnik
    MBA Class of 2015 Admit
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  • Lulu Goes Above & Beyond!
    1 year ago
    My experience with Lulu and her team went above and beyond my expectations. Lulu took me in as a pro-bono GMAT student and since then she became one of my biggest supporters during this process. Our interactions flowed naturally and I felt it was more a mentor/mentee type of relationship which made a huge difference when I needed that extra push to keep going. One of the things I appreciated the most was her prompt responses and willingness to jump on a call with me no matter the day or time. Even during the most stressful times for me (interview process), she laid out a structured and clear path for me to work on. After a couple of mock interviews with Lulu's team, I felt ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • GOT INTO HBS, Wharton
    1 year ago
    Because of Lulu’s help, I got into HBS, Wharton, my top 2 choices, and with generous fellowships! I met Lulu through one of her presentations at my previous employer about business school. When we first talked, she was very direct and straightforward with me and set the right expectations about what I needed to deliver in terms of GMAT, time commitment, and the rigor of the applications. I was an international applicant from Asia working in Tech in Silicon Valley and just started to prepare in Oct for R2, so needless to say, putting together a strong packet that could stand out for my dream schools in just three months was hard. From the very beginning Lulu could understand my unique strengths and weaknesses. Her ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Super Helpful Support!
    1 year ago
    I worked with Lulu while applying to my MBA, and she was a very helpful support in the journey. The way that Lulu and her team helped me throughout the whole process, from end to end, was something that I really appreciate as it enabled me to focus on the critical steps and feel confident that I had all bases covered.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • The Best!
    1 year ago
    This was my third time applying for an MBA and I had been previously rejected from all schools. I had worked with consultants every time and felt a stark difference with Lulu; I felt that unlike the others she actually cared about my success and was emotionally invested in it. Upon our first conversation, it became obvious that Lulu had the experience to re-package my application and position me for success. This was particularly important given that I came from a non-traditional background. She provided candid feedback and so I trusted her judgment. I did the hourly package and she was incredibly efficient with the use of our time. In the end, I gained acceptance to 3 out of the 4 programs I applied to, ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • The Best Advisor I've Ever worked with!!
    1 year ago
    Lulu and her team at Ivy Advisors were invaluable sources of motivation and guidance throughout my graduate school application journey. No question was too taxing; no detail was too minute. Lulu is a truly miracle worker, ensuring that I was accepted to three of the top ten programs even though I attended a small liberal arts school for undergrad and had less-than-ideal test scores. I was even able to secure a full ride at one of them! I recommend Ivy Advisors without reservation. Thank you, Lulu, for all that you do to uplift emerging talent.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Amazing Coach!
    1 year ago
    Lulu is accessible, passionate, and able to dig deep to help you best express yourself. Working with her relieved much of the stress of applications. She was with me every step of the way to discuss ideas and provide encouragement when I needed it most. Thanks to her I got into my two top schools with merit scholarships!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Changed My Life
    1 year ago
    Thanks to Lulu's experience and advice, I was accepted to multiple business schools. I then decided on going to the Stanford GSB. My life was changed by her and her team's support. I will be forever grateful and couldn't recommend her more to all of my friends.
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Excellent! 100% Recommended
    1 year ago
    I got into the Wharton's MBA program in 2014, and I have Lulu to thank for that. Since we first started working together, I told Lulu that I really wanted to focus on the Wharton application because the school was my first choice. Lulu helped me discover how to best portray my academic and work experience in a way that was specifically appealing to Wharton Admissions. It was obvious that she had extensive knowledge and experience on how to uncover a candidate's potential to help him communicate how he can be a great fit for the school of his choice. In terms of the interaction, Lulu had a process by which she would make comments on my essays and we would have a schedule of ...
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    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Ivy Advisor Was A Life-Saver That Helped Me Achieve My Goal
    1 year ago
    Ivy Advisors and Lulu bring an incredible amount of knowledge and experience to the application process. I trusted them fully throughout the process and they really delivered. Having seen/heard about the typical MBA consultant work, I don’t think many match what Ivy Advisors bring. They treat you with respect and genuinely are in your corner while at the same time providing you with direct and necessary feedback that will improve your application. They shoot for well rounded holistic applications and work with you every step of the way to make sure you present your best self. I couldn’t have done it without them and Lulu. She’s amazing.
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • [HBS Admit] Professionalism, Knowledge, & Efficiency: A True Advisor
    1 year ago
    I contacted Lulu and her team after I heard about her personalized services through a colleague at Google. I initially met with Lulu via video conference and she was very thoughtful asking me questions to learn more about me and genuinely doing her best to understand who I was and how to assist me better. I had a nontraditional background and I was on the extreme of the age range for a full-time MBA but Lulu didn't walk away from my case and instead, she advised me to what schools to apply based on my goals and my story (aka reality check). I appreciate the objective assessment that Lulu did on my case based on her broad and deep expertise and of her team. Ivy Advisors ...
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    Class of 2017 Admit
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  • Accepted at Booth, McCombs, & Sloan (Round 3)!!
    1 year ago
    I attribute my success in obtaining admission at not only one but three top business to Lulu and her team. They provided me with the resources, playbook, and encouragement to apply. I met Lulu three years ago at a banquet organized by Harvard Business School alumni. I mentioned to her that I was interested in business school but not ready to apply yet (I was scared of the test). Lulu diligently followed up with me and encouraged me to conquer my GRE test before anything. What stood out the most is Lulu's in-depth knowledge of the MBA application process and her deep sense of caring for applicants. I worked with Lulu to set out a study plan (even though she was not my tutor). Then ...
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    Jessica Leon
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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