Melissa Blakeslee earned her MBA, with a focus on marketing and strategy, from the Kellogg School of Management and her BBA in accounting from the University of Michigan. Before attending Kellogg, she worked on the Assurance Services team at Ernst & Young, during which time she obtained her CPA, and as an analyst at Accenture. Melissa then joined Ford Motor Company, where she conducted financial analyses and made recommendations on product development decisions. While at Kellogg, Melissa was an active member of the Marketing Club, and she helped lead student orientation during her second year. After graduating, she accepted an associate brand manager position with The Coca-Cola Company and led the development and launch of a new line of fruit drinks for the education channel. It was during this time that Melissa conducted alumni interviews for Kellogg and discovered her passion for admissions work. Before joining mbaMission, she served as executive director of admissions at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. During her 11-year tenure there, Melissa provided strategic direction to the admissions team, reviewed thousands of applications, and read more than 20,000 essays. She possesses expertise in understanding what drives admission committee decisions and how an applicant can craft a compelling and unique story.
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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