Co-Founder & President

Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting

New York

United States

Consultant Bio

After starting my career in investment banking, I applied to business school to propel my desired industry switch to brand management. I wholeheartedly credit my admissions consultant with guiding and mentoring me throughout the application process and helping me gain admission to my top choice programs. Now on the other side of the table, I have leveraged what I learned personally and through advising many clients over the years to provide a winning service that can help every MBA applicant develop his or her strongest application.

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: New York, United States

Phone: 646-543-0964



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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Worthwhile Investment - Hourly Services
    2 weeks ago
    "I'm so thankful for Melody's guidance and support throughout this process. I had initially begun visiting schools and crafting my personal statement for pursuing an MBA without a consultant. While I thought I had a decent educational background (college, GPA) and GMAT score, I wasn't confident in the quality of my essays. Fortunately, through online research, I found Melody at Vantage Point. During our initial call, we aligned on how far along I was on my applications and school selection process, and she immediately worked with me to strengthen and shape my core story. I admit I was a bit nervous about how much attention I would receive as an hourly client compared to others with more comprehensive services, but I was highly impressed with ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Highly Recommend!
    2 months ago
    "The hourly services at Vantage Point were the perfect fit for what I needed in the application process. Going into the applications, I felt I had a strong GMAT score and reason for applying to school but needed help with the essays. I had a lower college GPA, so knew I needed to write really strong essays to have a chance at getting in. Melody was great at helping me from the brainstorming process through multiple drafts on different topics to the final polishing to make sure everything was "submit" ready. She was also very helpful in answering my one-off questions as I continued through the process, even after we had wrapped up our final hour. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Highly recommend working with Melody!
    3 months ago
    "I had the pleasure of working with Melody on two Round 1 applications to top 10 programs. I had unsuccessfully applied to several top programs last year and was unsure of why I had been rejected as my GPA/GMAT/undergrad school were strong and I felt I had interesting work experience. While I had initially been reluctant to use an admissions consultant due to the cost, it was definitely a worthwhile investment. I worked with Melody on an hourly basis, which worked well for me as I already knew the schools to which I intended to apply. I was impressed with Melody’s efficiency, as well as the quality of her feedback, and appreciated her regular updates on the time spent on various items. Melody helped me ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Highly Recommend
    3 months ago
    "I worked with Alicia over the course of three months during my application prep for Columbia. Having worked in admissions at Columbia Business School, Alicia was able to provide insight into the admissions process and how best to tailor my story to make me stand out. Her advice and feedback was also instrumental in helping me write a coherent and focused essay that highlighted the strengths of my application and mitigate my weaknesses. Alicia was also very accommodating and flexible in scheduling meetings or quick chats. I'm extremely pleased with how the process went and would wholeheartedly recommend Vantage Point and Alicia."
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Accepted to my dream school! - Thanks Melody
    4 months ago
    "With only one month for Round 1 admits and after talking to numerous consultants, I finally decided to work with Melody Jones at Vantage Point. Though the fees seemed steep initially, choosing to work with Melody turned out to be the best decision during my MBA application process. Melody is an exceptional professional and her attention to details is brilliant. Her feedback was always spot on and she urged me to think out of the box and come up with innovative ways to express myself. Submitting 4 applications in 1 month was a huge task but Melody worked with me until the end and ensured that I brought my best out in every application. The interview prep was, again, very helpful and thorough. Melody gave ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • The most worthwhile investment
    5 months ago
    "I initially met Melody during Forte workshop kickoff event and was impressed by her candidness immediately. Since early May, I had been working with her on every aspect of my CBS application package - career goals, strength/weakness assessment, resume, essays and mock interview. Melody always provided to-the-point feedback on my writing and pushed me beyond my comfort zone to polish my career goals (I'm seeking to change my career vertically post-MBA, hence the challenge). On top of that, I really enjoyed doing mock interview with her: she offered super honest and constructive feedback on my responses, and helped me brainstorm prompts that I struggled with. I was eventually admitted into CBS during ED round within 5 weeks! I can't thank Melody enough for her directional ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • No brainer: Best investment ever
    9 months ago
    "I can't say enough about my positive experience with Melody. I reached out to her when I knew I wanted to go to bschool but didn't have any other thoughts beyond that - what school, best practices on GMAT prep, what I wanted to do after school, how to tackle interviews, essay writing, how to engage with my recommenders, etc. She walked me through the entire process step-by-step so it didn't seem as daunting, and pushed me each step of the way to make my application stronger than I could have ever thought possible. She was to-the-point and always available, which really helped me focus on specific areas I needed to focus on and be as efficient as possible. I'm convinced that Melody's guidance and ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019, Admit
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  • Great Experience
    1 year ago
    "I worked with Melody on 4 applications for Round 1. We started late, but she proved an excellent resource for distilling my non-traditional story into an application that would prove compelling to adcomms. She was incredibly thorough in her analysis of my materials, providing feedback that enabled me to develop materials that were authentically mine, but still ensured I hit the many benchmarks of a successful application. I'm a crunch-time worker and had a chaotic work/travel schedule, but she made a point of making availability at odd hours and for often tight turnarounds-- it was a level of dedication that made me feel that she was thoroughly invested in my success. I was accepted to two schools with scholarship offers from both. I'm pleased with ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2019,
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  • Admitted to Columbia Business School! Thanks Melody!
    1 year ago
    "I worked with Melody for over four months on my application for the J-Term at Columbia Business School and had a truly terrific experience! Melody was the only consultant I spoke with who was genuinely interested in helping me get into business school and so I was confident in choosing her as my consultant. With her wealth of knowledge and experience as a Columbia alum, she was able to help me refine my goals and essays to highlight the aspects of my candidacy that Columbia was looking for. She went above and beyond to help me tell my story in a authentic and compelling way, pushing me to explore my own motivations and aspirations. Melody was also always incredibly patient and prompt with feedback, reviewing ...Read the full review.
    Class of 2018,
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