Melody

Co-Founder & President

Vantage Point

New York

United States

Net Promoter Score: 10

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

One-School Package: $7,900
Two-School Package: $10,500
Three-School Package: $12,700
Four-School Package: $14,650
Five-School Package: $16,400
Six-School Package: $18,000
Seven- School Package: $19,500

The Pre-Pack (initial 5-hour package):
$2,625

The Seed Stage Package:
$2,000

The Re-Pack:
$695

4 Amplify Hourly Packages:
– Essay Enhancement (6 hrs): $2,945
– Essay Enhancement PLUS (8 hrs): $3,645
– Good to Great (10 hrs): $4,375
– Good to Great PLUS (12 hrs): $5,060

Location: New York, United States

Phone: 646-543-0964

Email: melody@vantagepointmba.com

Website: https://vantagepointmba.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Excellent Assistance with Choosing a Program!
    2 months ago
    Melody is an excellent resource for all MBA applicants regardless where they are in the process. I reached out to Melody after having been accepted into one of my target 2-year programs and unexpectedly accepted into a 1-year program. Although we had not worked together throughout my application process Melody was able to provide me with the insights and considerations that I needed to make an informed decision between programs. She is extremely knowledgeable and was able to directly answer my questions while considering my specific decision factors. Melody provided me exactly what I needed to make the best decision with unexpected options and significant time pressure. I would highly recommend her to all MBA applicants!
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  • My Dream Come True Only Because Of Melody Jones
    2 months ago
    I owe my acceptance to my dream school entirely to Melody Jones. Her unwavering commitment and expertise were pivotal in shaping my application. Here are the highlights of my experience working with her: Guidance Beyond Expectations: Melody’s personalized approach went far beyond mere consulting. She meticulously reviewed my essays, ensuring that my best foot was always forward. Her team’s feedback was invaluable, and their dedication was evident throughout the process. Friendly and Patient: Melody’s friendly demeanor made collaboration enjoyable. She worked tirelessly, leaving no stone unturned until she was satisfied with my application. Her patience and encouragement kept me motivated. Self-Reflection and Growth: Every conversation with Melody was a moment of introspection. Her insights helped me understand my profile better, and I learned immensely along the way. Dream University ...
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  • The Best Mentor You Could Wish For M7s
    6 months ago
    I reached out to Melody after having a horrible experience with a consultant and a failed attempt to get into any top 10 school. From my experience I realized that most top consultants take you into their batch but do provide the time and energy afterwards, compromising your career for their monetary gains. But this was not the case with Melody. With every discussion I had with her or with every draft of an essay I shared with her, I was surprised with the depth and breadth of feedback she covered. For the first round I worked with her on an hourly basis, and took her advice only where I was confused and every time her feedback was beyond what I could have even imagined. ...
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    Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Enjoyed The Process & Accepted In My Dream School
    1 year ago
    I started working on my application with Melody more than a year before the deadline. Throughout that time, Melody was a coach, a mentor, and a constructive critic. She was instrumental in finding my true passion beyond the MBA, perfecting my story along the way. I truly believe that Melody’s personalized input has uplifted my application giving me a much better chance at my target school, and it Worked! I would also like to mention that I live in a different time-zone than Melody’s (7 hours ahead) which should have been a communication nightmare if it was not for her continuous commitment and care. I highly recommend Melody to anyone looking for a personalized experience with a top-notch expert. Thank you, Melody, for believing in me and ...
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    Omar Hashim
    MBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend Melody - Instrumental In Successful Application Process
    1 year ago
    Working with Melody was an extremely positive experience - her guidance and insight throughout the application process was instrumental in gaining admission into my top choice program. Melody's expert advice and feedback at every stage of the process - including crafting and conveying an overarching personal story, resume and essay development, and interview preparation - was invaluable and reflective of her extensive knowledge of the admission and application process at top business school programs. I was working within a fairly short timeline to meet my targeted application deadline, and Melody's tailored, thorough feedback, often provided on a quick turnaround, really demonstrated her commitment to her clients and their goals. I would highly recommend Melody to anyone considering working with a top-notch consultant to maximize their ...
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  • 10/10 Recommend – Accepted To Dream School!
    1 year ago
    My experience working with Melody and Vantage Point was amazing! I cannot recommend enough signing up for one of the comprehensive packages. Even during the free initial consultation, it was very clear Melody would be 100% invested in helping me put together the best application. I hired Melody in late April (~4 months before R1 apps were due) and she simplified the entire MBA application process. Before starting on my essays, she invested time in getting to know me and helped piece together different personal and professional experiences that would make sense to highlight in my application. Melody was extremely supportive throughout the process and would always make herself available whether it was for a quick question or a longer brainstorming call. Her comments were ...
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  • Elevated My Application & ACCEPTED!!
    1 year ago
    Melody went above and beyond to ensure that my essays were top-notch. Her expert guidance was invaluable, and she leveled up my writing beyond my expectations. Her thoroughness and commitment to excellence were evident in every interaction, and she was always available to answer my questions. I highly recommend Melody to anyone looking for a skilled and dedicated consultant to help them achieve academic success. Thank you, Melody!
    John Di Tomaso
    EMBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • I Got Accepted To My Top Program!!!
    1 year ago
    I can’t say enough good things about Melody!! Throughout the entire process, Melody was patient, hardworking, communicative, and supportive. She is incredibly intelligent and always knows how to put my thoughts into words. At first, I used the pre-pack and quickly realized how helpful she was and how I was going to need her in the process so I upgraded to the Comprehensive package. She was always on time with her edits, was always available to call when I needed advice in the process and is so dedicated to me and the rest of her clients. Once I found out I got the interview, I had three days until the interview and she was able to fit me in for an interview prep the day ...
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  • Accepted To Dream School!
    1 year ago
    I cannot recommend Melody enough! I used the Comprehensive Package and was accepted to two of the four schools to which I applied and chose to attend Wharton/Lauder. Melody was always quick to provide extremely honest and constructive feedback on each component of my application package -- from the application itself, my CV, and essays, to interview preparation. Throughout the entire process, I was always so impressed with how Melody truly cared and personalized the experience to what I needed. I never felt like I was "on the clock" and she was there to help with all my last-minute anxieties. Notably, I needed to navigate a deferral process (something that is not officially included in an admissions consulting package), and Melody was quick to offer ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Truly Outstanding
    2 years ago
    Melody is not only incredibly knowledgeable about this ecosystem and what it truly takes to get into top tier programs, but is uniquely committed to her clients at every step of the way. I noticed immediately that she was as committed and invested in my success as I was, and I was often very positively surprised at how above and beyond she went when working with me. I consider myself extremely lucky to have found her by sheer chance as she was focal in helping me build applications. I ended up getting into every single school to which I applied including a crazy reach + dream program that I simply never even thought I would have had a shot at! Melody, you're the bomb!
    Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Helped Me Get Into My Dream School!
    2 years ago
    From our very first meeting, Melody managed to ease my nerves and help establish a timeline for my application. From the GRE to my essays and recommendations, she made the process streamlined and stress-free, all while being kind and patient. I applied to only one school, so the stakes were high, but Melody helped me frame my story and my post-career goals perfectly. I could not have done it without her, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is intimidated by the process. Thank you, Melody - Vantage Point Consulting was the most worthy investment!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Reapplicant Headed To Dream School
    2 years ago
    I was a reapplicant who had tried to navigate the daunting process by myself before and had not gained admissions to the schools I had my heart set on. I had never considered working with an admissions consultant and found them generally intimidating until I met Melody. I was referred to Melody by a long-time friend who had just worked with her and valued her high standards of excellence, promptness, and kindness. Melody was thoughtful and challenged me to do things differently, pushing me in the best way to stay motivated and make it through the finish line (through testing, the applications, and interviews). I appreciated her expertise and how she equipped me with the tools and knowledge to empower me to make decisions throughout ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Extremely Helpful, Just What I Needed! Admitted!
    2 years ago
    Early in my application process, I originally hired a consultant from a very well known firm that I've heard a lot of other people use. After sending that consultant my application materials, I was shocked by not getting feedback that was substantive - whether good or bad. That's when I found Melody. She gave helpful insights into my essays - their strengths, areas I could provide more clarity on, areas that might sound too cliche, and so on. She was always open to working around my schedule and definitely went out of her way to make time for me, whether it be via email, a phone call, or through comments in essay drafts. Her feedback was always encouraging, but she didn't hesitate from being honest and ...
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  • Melody - The BEST Consultant!!
    2 years ago
    To start off, I would say the time and money invested with Melody and her team is one of the best investment decisions I have ever made! I switched from hourly service to an all-inclusive package with Melody after realizing her professionalism, experience, and passion could be of great help in my application process. She would challenge me all the way until the application materials exhibited exactly who I am and what I want to express. As a non-native speaker, I received tons of help to shape my essays in line with the American culture, while retaining their authenticity and bringing out key nuances of my stories. The self-reflection process is key and the hardest part of the process, but thanks to Melody's patience and ...
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  • The Perfect Experience
    2 years ago
    My journey with Vantage Point started with a free consultation phone call with Melody, after I found out about the company on GMAT Club. The amount of insight Melody gave on the call, her knowledge and passion for the entire MBA application process stood out, and shortly after I signed up for her company`s comprehensive package. The package was worth every penny because Melody doesn`t approach what you do together as just another job. She is very hands-on and an experienced and wise guide, not agreeing to any subpar ideas. It was very easy to reach Melody. She is open to always giving feedback, and all conversations with her are very genuine: no sugar coating, brutal honesty - the right recipe that encourages you to think ...
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    Husnu Yalcin Oney
    MBA Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Simply The Best!
    2 years ago
    My partner and I worked with Melody on an hourly package and we both got admits to all the 4 schools that we applied to including Kellogg, which was our top choice school. Melody is simply the best - she challenged us to get out of our comfort zones and motivated us to put our best foot forward. She helped us shape our essays in line with the American culture, all the while retaining their authenticity and bringing out key nuances of our stories. We loved how she always gave us direct and honest feedback on our essays. We would not have been able to craft our essays as well as we did without her guiding us through the self-reflection and essay writing process. The ...
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  • A Game Changer For The Application Process
    2 years ago
    From our very first meeting, Melody managed to ease my nerves and help establish a timeline for my application. From the GRE to my essays and recommendations, she made the process streamlined and stress-free, all while being kind and patient. I applied to only one school, so the stakes were high, but Melody helped me frame my story and my post-career goals perfectly. I could not have done it without her, and I highly recommend her to anyone who is intimidated by the process. Thank you, Melody - Vantage Point Consulting was the most worthy investment!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Couldn't Have Done It Without Vantage Point!
    2 years ago
    Working with Melody, Jaime, and the rest of the Vantage Point MBA team was an amazing experience from start to finish, and I wouldn't have received acceptance to multiple top 20 full-time MBA programs without their invaluable knowledge, expertise, recommendations, and insights. Going into the round 1 applications I knew I had some noticeable gaps in my overall application. The Vantage Point team worked with me throughout the process to give me the confidence to follow through with the applications, highlight my strengths, and demonstrate to admissions committees I have what it takes to be in their programs. They believed in me even when I doubted myself, and I can't thank them enough for their consistent support and help. I couldn't have done it without ...
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  • Melody & Vantage Point - Highly Recommended!!
    3 years ago
    I had the absolute pleasure of working with Melody Jones on a comprehensive package for my application to Columbia Business School and NYU Stern. Melody was an incredible resource and advisor throughout the entire process. Her guidance and support enabled me to optimize and highlight the strengths of my candidacy, eventually leading to an acceptance to my first choice and dream school, Columbia Business School. Due to the fact that I applied as both a round 3 applicant and a reapplicant to CBS, I had the pleasure of working with Melody for over six months. While the business school application process is naturally a long, introspective, and stressful time, Melody did an amazing job of being a true partner throughout the whole process. She ...
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  • Top Admission Consultant - No Doubt
    4 years ago
    I never thought that I would be accepted into my dream school, CBS, for the Aug entry (ED round) when I started my MBA process early this year. But Melody MADE it happen. I CERTAINLY wouldn't have done it without her help, given that 1) I do not have a stellar test scores/GPA (right at average) 2) my competitive demographics. I feel very fortunate that I was able to connect to work with her from a mutual connection, who also worked with Melody and got accepted to CBS. Not to mention - Melody is also a CBS alum, so she understands ins and outs of CBS and the CBS process very well. I worked with Melody on the comprehensive package. It is pricey like ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Very Personable Experience
    4 years ago
    The first time I spoke to Melody I really felt like she made the effort to connect with my story and understand my circumstances. It was an extremely smooth experience working with her and her team because I signed up for their services right before the deadline. The team got back to me always in a timely manner and gave critical feedback on my essays and material. I would encourage anyone considering an MBA consultant to consider Vantage Point.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Melody- THE BEST!!!
    4 years ago
    To realize my dream of being accepted to and elite MBA program, I needed the best MBA Admissions Consultant to guide me and to encourage me throughout the rigorous admissions process. My military training taught me to prepare, so I diligently researched to find the best possible person. My exhaustive research led me directly to Melody. I completely trusted her. Melody’s advice, support, and encouragement helped me fulfill my dream of being accepted to The Wharton School and the Kellogg School of Management. Melody’s expertise enables me to obtain a substantial scholarship at Wharton. So, working with Melody ended up making me money in the long run. This was a huge return on my investment. If your goal is to attend one of the top MBA programs ...
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    Patrick Nugent
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Absolutely Brilliant, Thoughtful & Detailed Consultant - Worth the Investment!
    4 years ago
    For context, I worked with Melody on a comprehensive package across multiple schools. From start to finish, Melody went out of her way to provide extraordinarily thoughtful coaching and guidance. The advising process began even before I had opened any applications, or decided on which schools I wanted to apply for. We spent weeks exploring my career goals, MBA goals, personality traits, and past experiences, to refine down a wide list of potential angles to apply from, tailored to which school might receive each angle best. Once we started going back and forth on refined topics, Melody provided the most detailed, insightful, creative, and well-articulated feedback I have ever received. It helped me brainstorm and craft well thought out essays that highlighted the most important ...
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  • Melody - Admissions Consultant Extraordinaire
    4 years ago
    Working with Melody on a comprehensive multi school package was the best decision I made as I started my MBA application process. Thorough and thoughtful, Melody was instrumental in me crafting and communicating a compelling story based on my background and experiences. She is extremely knowledgeable and had insights and tips for each school that I applied to. Melody strives for perfection – she made sure that I approached each application on its own and is not afraid to go back on her own advice. In addition, she is personable and a lot of fun to work with. She made sure that my personality shone through in my essays. Her mock interviews made me feel confident and comfortable as I walked into the real thing. ...
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  • A Worthwhile Investment
    5 years ago
    I worked with Melody for over a year, from the initial phase of deciding whether to apply to business school, through a successful application to a top 10 program. I found her objective input and feedback to be a tremendous asset throughout the entire application process, both through providing a source of vetting for initial ideas as well as refining key themes and stories. From the outset of our work together, the structured framework she provided was extremely helpful in breaking down an otherwise daunting application process into manageable steps, while ensuring a high level of self-reflection throughout. In addition, coming from a professional background that did not require much creative writing, Melody’s insights were invaluable in translating raw ideas into a final product which ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • 3 Hours with Melody = Top MBA Acceptance!
    5 years ago
    Melody was an exception and felt like a real partner in my application process. My MBA journey was off to a bad start, I had applied and got rejected to the only school I really wanted to attend. When I began the reapplication process, I knew I needed help to nail the re-applicant essay. Melody was the perfect partner in this. I reached out to her in late July on helping me with my application but was focused on improving my test scores until early September. I had an application deadline of October 4th leaving me just 3 weeks to perfect my essay. Melody was instrumental in providing quick, direct, and invaluable feedback. There were about 4+ iterations of my essay before we were happy with the final ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Thanks for getting me into my dream school!
    5 years ago
    Melody was an amazing admissions consultant through the entire process. From helping me think deeper about what I really want to do post-MBA, to providing detailed feedback and edits on my essays, to supporting me through the interview process. I cannot thank her enough for her support, and would highly recommend her based on her experience, professionalism, and personal investment in her client's success.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Truly The Best Consultant
    5 years ago
    As you can tell from other reviews, Melody Jones is an absolutely incredible MBA consultant. I believe that any good consultant can work with a strong candidate with a great GPA, great GMAT, great story, etc. but it takes a truly exceptional consultant to be able to work with a candidate that has large weaknesses in her application (like I did) and turn the candidate into not only a strong applicant but an accepted applicant. Melody is that truly exceptional consultant. Melody's patience and understanding are second to none, and she will diligently go through your story with you so that she understands every aspect of who you are and what you want to be. It is this depth of understanding, coupled with her insanely ...
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    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • VantagePoint - Result Driven & Focused Approach
    5 years ago
    Melody (VantagePoint consultant) provided an excellent service which ensured that I got accepted to the school of my choosing (LBS) while minimizing friction in the process. LBS was the only school I chose to apply to hence our collaboration was fully geared towards LBS adcom requirements. Melody is a very insightful person with a very clear perspective on how the admission process should be run in order to be successful-- a clear sign of experience/expertise. While ensuring a super pleasant dialogue, Melody will know when to challenge the status quo and push to hit milestones. Melody was very structured and managed the timeline very well, which was the most important contribution that I was looking for. Being a good consultant, Melody kicked off the advisory relationship with ...
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    Vlad Mi
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Best Investment You Can Make
    5 years ago
    I did not enjoy applying to business school. There is a tremendous amount of uncertainty inherent to the process and each school varies greatly in both deliverables and expectations. That said, I did enjoy working with Melody Jones at Vantage Point. It is largely due to her amazing efforts that I was ultimately admitted to Stanford GSB, Columbia Business School, and the Cal Berkeley Haas School of Business. The reality is that I did not believe I would get into any of these schools and all credit goes to both the process and diligence of people like Melody at Vantage Point for helping me flesh out and articulate a coherent, authentic story. This last point is perhaps most important as I think the tendency for ...
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    Will Golinkin
    MBA
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  • Worth The Investment!
    5 years ago
    I can't say enough how great it was to work the Melody. My MBA journey started off disorganized, unsure and confusing. I've had an interesting (and very unconventional) career to this point and wasn't quite sure how to staple it all together. I have about as many red flags that one could imagine: two job gaps, eh GMAT and GPA, and switched jobs a few months before the Round 1 deadline. Despite a stressful new job and all these headwinds, Melody was super *accommodating* (can't emphasize this enough) with me throughout this entire process. She guided me on how to craft my story, clean up my resume, and write compelling essays. We must have gone through at least 10+ drafts on my first essay before ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • From Average To Admitted!
    5 years ago
    Choosing Vantage Point and Melody as my admissions consultant for my CBS application was the best decision I ever made. I originally entered the process feeling a bit uneasy with my average stats and my ability to stand out from a crowded pool of applicants possessing a similar background. Beginning immediately with our first phone call, Melody understood my goals and pinpointed the exact areas I had to improve on. We worked through numerous drafts of developing all aspects of my story, while also showcasing the unique qualities of my profile where her experience proved to be most impactful. She was always available through phone call/email despite being across the country. I highly recommend the Comprehensive Package because I was able to maximize my output ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend!
    5 years ago
    Melody was a fantastic resource and cannot recommend her enough! I worked with her on an hourly basis since I decided to use a consultant relatively late in the process (I had already written first drafts of all of the essays). Melody was tremendously helpful in helping me refine my story and ensuring that every word of each essay and my resume supported that story. Her feedback was always constructive and relevant and reflected a high level of detail despite me being an hourly client. Furthermore, Melody is extremely professional: she initiated an introductory phone call to discuss my goals, accommodated my timelines, clearly communicated how much time each request would take, and never tried to up-sell me. She was also following up with me ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • The Best Investment
    5 years ago
    Melody Jones at Vantage Point MBA is a wonderful consultant and I am very fortunate to have worked with her. Firstly, if you are on the fence about hiring a consultant in general, I was in the same boat last year and I highly recommend pulling the trigger and going for it. When I first decided to apply to business school, I had never even heard of an admission consultant. The concept was foreign to me and as such I was reluctant to pay up for one. However, once I started my essays, I realized that they were nowhere near the standard required for the schools I was targeting. I was really struggling to express my "story" in a cohesive and compelling manner. Given that ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • One Consultation Turned My Application Around
    6 years ago
    After a round of rejection, I had one free consultation with Melody. Melody is an excellent listener and was able to take all of the information I gave her and focused in on a handful of ways I could quickly improve my applications. I wholeheartedly believe that her advice on how to frame a particular weakness in my application helped me get into every school I applied to in the subsequent round, including to an M7 school. Melody helped me describe why I struggled in one college quant course in a way that seemed natural, whereas my previous writing on the subject likely came off as excuse-making. It says a lot about the company’s integrity that they have refused even token compensation from me, even ...
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  • A+, 5 Stars - Rave Review
    6 years ago
    Melody is an exceptional admissions consultant. I signed on for the Comprehensive Package and added on two other schools. We have worked together for over a year, as I began my b-school application journey early on. Melody was very helpful in helping me craft and hone my story, and she really pushed me to elevate my resume and essays to the next level required for acceptance into a top business school program. She fully understands what AdCom is looking for at each individual program, which really helps as you go through the various drafts of your essays. My GMAT scores came in a bit later than I'd hoped but Melody was extremely flexible in working through all of my essays ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Worthwhile Investment - Hourly Services
    6 years 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 ...
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  • Highly Recommend!
    6 years 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 ...
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  • Highly recommend working with Melody!
    6 years 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 ...
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  • Highly Recommend
    7 years 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.
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  • Accepted to my dream school! - Thanks Melody
    7 years 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 ...
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  • The most worthwhile investment
    7 years 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 ...
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  • No brainer: Best investment ever
    7 years 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 ...
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  • Great Experience
    7 years 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 ...
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  • Admitted to Columbia Business School! Thanks Melody!
    8 years 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 ...
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