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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: $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, New York, United States

Email: meredith@vantagepointadmissions.com

Website: http://www.vantagepointadmissions.com

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  • Does not get better than Vantage Point!!! Thanks Meredith!
    2 months 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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  • Kellogg Admit - Could not be happier!!!
    5 months ago
    Meredith was recommended to me by a friend that is a current student at GSB, and the friend could not have praised Meredith's services more highly. Upon initially chatting with Meredith, I completely understood why. Meredith is incredibly warm and engaging, and challenges prospective students to dictate an honest and compelling narrative for every application essay. Her turnaround time was impeccable, and I knew she was always willing to bounce ideas back and forth via email. When I was accepted to my top choice schools, I was unbelievably pleased, and I owe much of the success to my time spent working with Meredith. Thank you, Meredith, for your support and guidance. The help you provided was worth every penny!!!
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Worth the investment!
    5 months ago
    I worked with Meredith and have only positive things to say. Meredith was pleasant, professional, and responsive - very easy to work with. She helped me refine my story and write my essays, as well as improve my MBA application resume. She also worked diligently with me across time zones while I was working abroad. While MBA consulting services are certainly an investment, it is one I would make again 10 times out of 10. I really believe working with Meredith helped me submit a vastly better application than I would have otherwise. The guidance was especially helpful for me in writing essays and crafting a coherent story across my applications. The experience and advice she provided was instrumental to me getting into both Wharton ...
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    - Logan K
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  • Helped me reach my dreams
    5 months ago
    I was accepted to 3 out of 4 of the schools I applied to, including HBS, and received substantial merit-based scholarships. I owe this success to Meredith and her team! As an international applicant who was completely new to the daunting MBA school application process, I reached out to Vantage Point based on their stellar reviews. From my very first call with Meredith, I knew I was in great hands. She was very open and honest with me, and incredibly encouraging. I have a very “unconventional” background and a mediocre GMAT score, and she still encouraged me to apply to my dream schools. We corresponded at least once a week, and her feedback was always on point. Most importantly, she worked with me in a ...
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    Class of 2018, Admit
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  • Accepted to my top choice!
    8 months ago
    I can't say enough good things about working with Meredith on my MBA applications. My top choice school was a reach given a low GPA and average GMAT score, but Meredith helped me identify strengths and craft my own story. She was dedicated and attentive when going through rounds of reviews on my resume and essays, and she responded quickly to any email. Meredith also went through mock interviews and many other conversations that really helped me hone in on my strengths and unique story. Coming from consulting, I worried that I would sound like a lot like other applicants. Meredith coached me on how to highlight my contributions and strengths. I really enjoyed attending sessions that Meredith organized with current MBA students and prior ...
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    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Thank you Meredith! - Accepted to GSB!
    9 months ago
    I was referred by a friend who got into HBS after working with Meredith. Going into the application with unimpressive stats, I knew I needed to deliver a stellar story. The help and guidance I received from Meredith and Vantage Point did not disappoint. Meredith's incredible work ethic was only matched by her positive attitude. We must have gone through well over 20 revisions of my essays (for GSB alone!) to get it right. The process that Meredith sets ups ensures that you are telling YOUR story so that you can stand out among the crowd of applicants. Throughout the whole process, Meredith did a great job providing candid feedback that was not condescending or made me feel stupid. As a quant, writing was not ...
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    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Accepted into my top choice - Thanks Meredith!
    9 months ago
    I worked with Meredith on a batch of 'competitive' and 'reach' schools. Initially, I thought I would be lucky to end up at one of the 'competitive' schools since I had lower-than-average GMAT and GPA for almost all the schools. Instead, I was accepted to Kellogg's MMM program (my top choice)! I even got some money from Kellogg! In retrospect, investing my time and money with Vantage Point (and Meredith) was a no-brainer. Meredith spent a ton of time helping to craft my story in a way that played to my strengths. We must have worked through at least 8 edits for each essay. It was a ton of work, but I enjoyed that she wouldn't tell me exactly how to write my story and ...
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  • The Absolute Best!
    9 months ago
    I interviewed about ten consultants seeking the best and most realistic (and honest) strategic partner to guide me through this rigorous application process. I can undoubtedly say that opting to work with Meredith is one of the best decisions I’ve made to date! Not only was her pricing incredibly reasonable, but she gave me much more time/attention than any other consultant would have on a basic “3-school package.” She made herself available at all hours of the day, night, and weekend to ensure my needs were met. In fact, Meredith had a 48-hour turnaround policy for revisions, but typically got things back to me same day (very impressive). From day one, I emphasized my struggle with standardized testing and rather than hounding me to keep ...
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  • The reason I got into HBS
    1 year ago
    Meredith was absolutely integral to my business school application process. It's not an exaggeration to say that I couldn't have done it without her. I got into HBS, my dream school, in large part because of her. She really went above and beyond what I envisioned the role of an admissions consultant to be. Yes, Meredith provided invaluable guidance on aspects of my application, but she was also there for me as a supportive mentor and friend during a stressful time. I originally planned on applying round 1, but then switched to round 2, and Meredith was completely open to helping me through both rounds, even though it meant more time, effort and energy. She has an unbelievable enthusiasm and she really spent a lot ...
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    Class of 2019, Admit
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  • The Only Consultant You Need (Seriously)
    1 year ago
    After being burned from one of the larger consulting houses, I was wary of hiring another admissions consultant. However, as a re-applicant, I knew that I needed to find a professional who was going to be honest with my application, and I was referred by a friend to try Meredith and Vantage Point. Meredith understood my story well and helped me craft my story in a way that truly brought out the essence of who I was as a candidate. Her guidance was invaluable throughout the entire experience and really helped me understand the mindset of the adcom as well as how to approach the application process. Her honesty and guidance throughout the admissions process led to interviews for all of the schools I applied ...
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    Class of 2019,
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