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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  • Meredith Is The BEST! Admitted At Stanford GSB!
    1 month 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!
    1 month 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!
    2 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!
    7 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!!!
    10 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!
    10 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
    10 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!
    1 year 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!
    1 year 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!
    1 year 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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