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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  • Personalized Approach & Committed To Your Success!
    5 months 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!
    7 months 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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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Meredith Is The BEST! Admitted At Stanford GSB!
    9 months 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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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Amazing Experience!!! Thanks Meredith!
    9 months 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!
    10 months 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!
    1 year 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!!!
    1 year 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!
    2 years 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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  • Helped me reach my dreams
    2 years 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!
    2 years 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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