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Meredith Shields Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting

Meredith Shields

Co-Founder & President

Vantage Point

New York, New York

United States

Consultant Bio

I specialize in helping applicants to the top schools to develop compelling personal brands and stories that highlight their strengths, mitigate their weaknesses, and generally differentiate them from the many other qualified applicants who apply each year. My firm, Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting, focuses on providing not only access to experienced admissions consultants and former adcom, but also post-MBA professionals from top firms such as McKinsey, Google, Amazon, BCG, PE firms, etc who are already on the path that you might be considering. We focus on very high-touch, customized consulting services to help maximize your chances of getting into the best schools possible. Please contact us for a free consultation!

Company Information

Vantage Point MBA Admissions offers 360° Advice from the key perspectives you need for success: experienced consultants who graduated from the top MBA programs, former M7 admissions directors, and alumni interviewers from the top schools. As a boutique, full-service MBA admissions consulting firm, Vantage Point focuses on providing you with the personalized guidance you need to present your “best self” to the admissions committee and maximize your chances of acceptance to your dream MBA program. Over the years, we have helped countless applicants just like you to craft their stories, address their weaknesses, and ultimately get into their dream business schools.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

Hourly Rate: $315
One-School Package: $4,500
Two-School Package: $6,000
Three-School Package: $7,500
Four-School Package: $8,750
Five-School Package: $10,000

Location: New York, New York, United States

Email: meredith@vantagepointadmissions.com

Website: http://www.vantagepointadmissions.com

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  • Amazing Experience With Meredith!
    2 months ago
    Admitted to Wharton (with significant scholarship) and INSEAD, and currently waitlisted at Stanford GSB! I'm ecstatic and could not have achieved this without Meredith. After speaking with multiple MBA admissions consultants, I was blown away by my initial conversation with Meredith. She truly understood who I was, and was invaluable in drawing out my personal story. For me, this was her differentiating factor - and in turn, was key in helping me differentiate myself as an MBA applicant. Throughout the process, Meredith fully invested herself in me, and it was clear she cared deeply about both my success and personal growth. As a strong personal advocate, she excelled in helping me to craft and articulate my unique strengths, personal story, and candidacy as an MBA student. ...
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  • Great Partner In The MBA Process
    2 months ago
    I was applying for business school in a really hectic period and Meredith helped make the process as smooth as possible. She was easy to talk to and really pushed me to go through drafts until I felt confident with my essays, which I really appreciated. She was also available to answer questions ranging from schools, essays, recs, etc... I received interview invites from 3 schools and will be going to HBS this fall. Highly recommend!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • HBS Admit - Personalized Path to B-School Success
    4 months ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Meredith from Vantage Point MBA and cannot convey how much it was worth the investment. Throughout the entire process, Meredith developed an approach catered to my opportunities, pushing me to reflect and dig deeper into my personal experiences. Ultimately, it was this that enabled me to put together a cohesive application that differentiated me from other aspiring MBA candidates. As an engineer, Meredith helped iron out jargon from my resume/essays and helped me better illustrate the who/how/why in my professional and extracurricular experiences. Prior to working with Meredith, I applied to three M7 programs and went 0 for 3. However, one year later, with Meredith as a thought partner, I received interview invites from five schools including HBS (admit), GSB ...
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  • Personal, Thought Partner, & Pushes You to Be Your Best
    4 months ago
    Meredith has been truly helpful for my application on multiple fronts. Firstly, she helped me uncover the themes in my experience and develop my own unique story. Also, she helped provide perspectives from her own experience seeing so many other applications, giving me mock interviews and providing valuable feedback. Knowing where I stand among the pack made it less stressful. Most importantly, she kept pushing me to sharpen my essay and my storytelling - which I wouldn't naturally do on my own - until I believed it was the best I had to show. Thanks to all the help I got from Meredith, I'm heading to HBS this fall!
    Class of 2019 Admit
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  • Personalized Approach & Committed To Your Success!
    1 year ago
    Meredith was recommended to me by a previous colleague and she completely surpassed my already high expectations. I worked with Meredith and opted to do a comprehensive package for three schools because it gave me the most flexibility and support, which is what I was looking for. During my research process, I was initially drawn to Vantage Point's organized approach and how they laid out and broke down every step to keep me on track (as part of their services, they provide an easy to use client portal that has great resources and templates). However, what really set Vantage Point apart for me, was the genuine interest and care for Meredith conveyed during our free consultation call. From the get-go, Meredith encouraged me to think ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • It Works!
    1 year ago
    If you are reading this review and considering an MBA consultant, I recommend you go with Vantage Point. Below are the reasons. First, the results: for context, I am a re-applicant. Last year I applied to three schools and did not get admitted to any of the three. This year I applied to four -- Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, and Booth. I RECEIVED YES CALLS FROM ALL FOUR, with substantial merit scholarships from Wharton and Booth. The results alone speak for themselves. Meredith at Vantage Point (and her team at-large) was absolutely critical to my success in this process. Second, since I am a re-applicant, I had previously engaged two large firms in the MBA consulting space. The first big-name company was an absolute disaster of experience -- ...
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  • Meredith Is The BEST! Admitted At Stanford GSB!
    1 year ago
    I worked with Meredith and Vantage Point on round 1 applications, and I am not exaggerating that she is the best MBA consultant out there. Meredith and the Vantage Point team provide a holistic, personal and strategic approach to the MBA application process that helps you submit your best possible application. Meredith’s approach is holistic because she brings to bear the diverse ‘vantage points’ of her entire team. When you finally hit submit, you are confident because your application has already been well-received by her team of former adcoms and battle-tested consultants. Her eagerness to leverage the perspectives of her team mirrors the collaborative spirit of the top MBA programs. Meredith’s approach is personal because she takes the time upfront to really understand every aspect of ...
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  • Amazing Experience!!! Thanks Meredith!
    1 year ago
    Meredith and I worked together on Round 1 applications, and she couldn't have been more helpful! She coordinated my application process from my initial decision-making around the schools to apply to, essay writing, interview preparation, and through to acceptance at Wharton. She was dedicated, and was happy to go through many iterations of my essays, always providing thoughtful and helpful feedback. She was always reachable on email, and was very quick to provide answers to questions throughout the process. She was very understanding of my background, and was instrumental in helping me craft my application in a way to make me stand out and truly highlight my strengths. I can confidently say that I wouldn't have been accepted without her. An industry-best.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Thank You Meredith!!! Accepted to Kellogg!
    1 year ago
    Meredith came highly recommended from a friend of mine - and I am SO happy I found her! From our very first chat, Meredith was honest, warm and encouraging. She took the time to understand my desires for wanting to pursue an MBA, and challenged me to craft authentic and engaging essays. Coming from a somewhat non-traditional background, Meredith's help was also invaluable in helping me hone each bullet point on my resume to cut through on my experience and accomplishments. I genuinely believe Meredith's guidance is what made the difference in helping me receive acceptances (and scholarships!!) from 4 of my top choice schools! Could not recommend her more highly - thank you Meredith!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Does not get better than Vantage Point!!! Thanks Meredith!
    2 years ago
    I could not recommend Vantage Point enough, as I can confidently say their guidance significantly improved my odds of getting into a top 20 school. When I began to consider an MBA, I had no idea what to expect in regards to the application process. On the surface, it seemed straightforward. However, I realized that creating a compelling story requires a well thought out strategy that is woven into the entire application. Meredith and the Vantage Point team have a proven method for helping applicants create this strategy, as they are intimately familiar with what the admissions team is looking for at each school. They are experts at taking your work and life experiences and helping you mold your application into a unique and ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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