Melody

Co-Founder & President

Vantage Point

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

Email: melody@vantagepointmba.com

Website: https://vantagepointmba.com/

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  • From Average To Admitted!
    3 weeks 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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  • Highly Recommend!
    4 weeks 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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  • The Best Investment
    1 month 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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  • One Consultation Turned My Application Around
    11 months 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
    11 months 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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  • Worthwhile Investment - Hourly Services
    12 months 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!
    1 year 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!
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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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