Pamela Jaffe

Founder

The Jaffe Advantage

New York, New York

United States

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

After a seven year career in advertising, I enrolled at Columbia Business School (Class of 2006) – transitioning into a consulting role post-graduation. Over the past eleven years I have held a variety of strategy and marketing roles at traditional consultancies, at Fortune 500 companies, and as an independent contractor.

In 2010 I began working part-time for one of the top MBA admissions consulting firms in the U.S. As an MBA consultant I could make a difference. I could help one person achieve their dream – something that is increasingly hard to do in the corporate world. While the training I received was invaluable my entrepreneurial spirit started to kick-in, so in 2014 I struck out on my own. I had the training; now I wanted to help others in my own way. Over the past few years I have successfully helped applicants gain entry into some of the world’s most demanding schools.

I work with applicants across a multitude of industries, functions, and countries. Though a generalist, I have a particular fondness for global business – having lived and worked in Paris / Singapore in international roles. I often work with international clients.

In my spare time I love to travel – mostly to off the beaten track locations. If we end up working together I might share a story or two….

Company Information

The Jaffe Advantage is a full service MBA Admissions Consultancy – with a focus on flexibility. As sole proprietor, I have the ability to customize packages to fit your needs. Are you a whiz at the interview? Don’t need a mock and want to save some money? Let’s take it out of the package. Is your application due in two weeks and you know you won’t be able to take advantage of the full service? Let’s modify it so you pay for what you will receive.

I have been advising prospective MBA candidates since 2010 and have helped multiple applicants gain entry to the top U.S. and European business schools. I received my training at one of the top firms in the U.S., where I worked for four years before breaking out on my own. Today I am able to offer you the assurance of a best-in-class product at a lower price point than my competitors. Why? Simply speaking – no overhead.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

I offer three products:
1) End-to-End Advisory: I believe in partnering with you through every step of the process to ensure your best chance of success. We begin with school selection and end when you complete your interview. There is no limit to the number of conversations we have or the number of essay drafts you send me.
2) Application Strategy: This option is best for you if you want to go at it alone but would like advice / help on your profile and positioning. It includes: school selection; profile development; and initial discussion around essay topic approach for up to two schools.
3) Hourly Trial: Though I believe in the partnership model, I realize that it is a big committment. To that end, I offer limited hourly help (starting with a minimum of two hours and up to a maximum of five hours) to help you decide if this service is right for you. If you wish to continue after five hours you can convert to an end-to-end advisory package; the cost of the hours you purchased will be deducted from the final price.
A free consultation is available upon request for interested applicants.

Pricing:

One School Package: $6,600
Two School Package: $8,900
Three School Package: 10,800
Four School Package: $12,500
Five School Package: $14,000

Location: New York, New York, United States

Phone: 917-473-1665

Email: pamela@jaffeadvantage.com

Website: https://jaffeadvantage.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Pamela Is The BEST. Admitted To 3/4 Top Tier Schools With Scholarships At Each!!
    4 weeks ago
    Pamela is worth the money. I was admitted to 3/4 top tier schools with scholarships at each, ranging from 20K to full ride. I am going to Tuck with a significant merit-based scholarship. Pamela is transparent, always honest, and helps you navigate the entire process end to end. She is a pro!!! A friend of mine worked with Pamela and highly recommended I do the same. Let me tell you – I am SO happy I took her advice. Before working with Pamela I had no idea how to navigate the MBA application process; it felt like a black box. But Pamela makes it clear, and takes the time to explain everything to you. If you had told me a year ago that I would be ...
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  • Pamela Really Knows What She Is Doing, & Working With Her Is Super Worth It!
    1 month ago
    Pamela is a great consultant who provided valuable advice and helped me from start to finish during my application. As an international applicant with little to no experience in applying to schools Pamela was of great help. She provided insight into the whole application process and demonstrated her experience by helping tailor each application to meet each school´s expectations. I truly enjoyed working with Pamela and getting to tell my story with her help. Pamela is very structured, and her feedback is always very honest and concrete. Even though I has a very busy schedule working with her was struggle free as I always knew Pamela would deliver her work on time. Pamela even went out of her way several times to help me ...
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    Alfonso Calderon
    MBA Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Work With Pamela If You Want Direct & Effective Feedback!
    1 month ago
    I did a ton of research to figure out which route to go for a consultant and found Pamela from a personal referral. I am so happy I used her because the experience was extremely personal from start to finish. With some of these other companies, you have to buy "hour credits" or may even work with different consultants throughout the entire process. Pamela is with you every step of the way and really gets to know your story. Pamela is also as direct as it gets. She will challenge you to revise your essays, resume and application responses over and over again until it's your best work. She also helps you prep for interviews, discuss how to get off the waitlist, and even advises ...
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  • If You Want To Submit The Best Possible Application, Work With Pam Jaffe
    2 months ago
    There is no person that I would have rather had on this journey alongside me than Pam Jaffe. If you want someone who is going to write your essays for you and help you do the least amount of work to submit a decent application, then help is best found elsewhere. But if you are willing to devote the hours, if you are ok receiving honest (and extremely helpful feedback), and if you want to submit the best possible application that you can and put your best foot forward at a critical juncture in life, then Pam is the person for you. Working with Pam is not always rainbows and butterflies. Throughout our seven months working together (from crafting my narrative through help with three ...
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    Chase Plancher
    MBA Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Fair & effective
    2 months ago
    One of the best things about Pamela is her honesty – she's not afraid to tell you where you can improve or if a draft isn't quite cutting it, which is the best use of a client's time and money. She picked up on many elements of my story right away and helped me tie it all together in an expert way. Thrilled to be going to GSB next year.
    Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Admitted To Target M7 With Pamela’s Coaching
    2 months ago
    I started with Pamela because I was struggling on where to start with my MBA application process. Pamela helped me narrow down my target list of MBA programs and helped me brainstorm “my story”. She’s highly strategic and provides a framework that helps take the complexity out of the application process. Pamela helped keep me stay on track on a very tight timeline and provided highly actionable feedback. She helped me ensure I was efficient with my words which enabled me to paint a picture of myself in my essays. Pamela is highly responsive and efficient. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to better tell their stories to MBA adcoms and improve their chances of attending a target MBA ...
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  • Admitted To My Dream School!
    4 months ago
    Working with Pamela Jaffe was truly the best experience. Her process ensures you are organized, calm, and on-track during what many consider to be a stressful and busy time. She de-mystified the entire MBA application process and made me feel supported while also pushing me to ensure my application was the best it could be. Her knowledge and expertise is unmatched and she truly knows what is needed to make sure you stand out within the pool of applicants. Beyond the MBA investment, she is absolutely the best investment I made! If you're thinking of working with a consultant, Pamela is the only one to consider.
    Class of 2027 Admit
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  • Effective & Hard-Working
    4 months ago
    Pamela went above and beyond in assisting me throughout the admissions process. Given my non-traditional business background and a comparatively lower GPA then other applicants, I anticipated challenges in getting into b-school. However, I am pleased to share that I successfully gained admission to one of my top-choice programs. Pamela consistently exhibited prompt responsiveness and personalized attention, tailoring each essay to effectively resonate with admissions professionals. The collaborative experience has been highly gratifying, and I am eager to continue our professional relationship with her as a career consultant.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Direct & Effective
    5 months ago
    Pamela was my consultant when I worked on 6 applications for Round 1. What struck me about Pam from the first call I had with her is how direct and honest she is. I wanted someone who was going to share their opinions so I could keep a realistic focus on the application process. Her suggestions and thoughts were vital to me efficiently completing thoughtful applications. Additionally, her extensive knowledge of each school helped me adjust each essay/interview to each program. Out of the 6 programs I applied to, I got into 5 including Wharton, Haas, Yale, Darden, and Duke. I would recommend Pamela to anyone who is planning on applying to MBA.
    Lucia Viña Patiño
    MBA Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Accepted To CBS - Thank You, Pamela!
    5 months ago
    I did a ridiculous amount of research when looking for consultants as it was a large financial investment for me and was aware that getting into a top business school could have been an uphill battle for me: I was a nontraditional applicant with a less than desired GRE score. When I first spoke to Pamela, it was clear that she knew her stuff and gave candid advice about my likelihood of getting into certain programs. She encouraged me to shoot for the moon, which I did not hear from the other consultants I spoke to who said I did not have the GPA or test scores to apply to schools like CBS. Pam always had time to speak on the phone and was extremely ...
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  • A Pleasure To Work With - The Best!
    8 months ago
    Before choosing to work with Pamela, I did a lot of research and had consultation calls with a couple of different firms/consultants looking for the best fit. I chose to work with Pamela based on her extensive knowledge, candid advice, and professionalism. I couldn't be happier with my choice, and her help in getting me admitted to CBS. She is very organized and always meets her time commitments and deadlines, always happy to talk things out if the point wasn't coming across or I was missing the mark, and above all her advice/comments were always effective, clear, and helpful.
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  • Pamela Is Worth The $ - She Is Amazing!
    9 months ago
    After working on my applications for a while, I realized that it would be helpful to have a second set of eyes on my essays. I was referred to Pamela by somebody who had previously worked with her and received admission to CBS. Pamela and I worked on applications for 3 of my 6 target schools as there was a lot I could transfer to the applications for the other schools. She was honest and transparent in her pricing. Her process is well thought out and she provides brutally honest feedback, which is exactly what you need for the MBA application process. We hashed out a discovery process to find out what truly differentiated me as a candidate, which ultimately provided me with a very ...
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  • Accepted To Kellogg's Part-Time Program
    10 months ago
    Pamela came highly recommended to me by a close friend, and I could not be thankful for all her guidance throughout my application process. I decided relatively late in the application cycle for fall 2023 admission that I wanted to apply to Kellogg's Evening and Weekend program. Pamela was incredibly understanding, patient, and empathic as I navigated this difficult process on top of my daily responsibilities as a management consultant. With Pamela's guidance, I was able to submit an application that I was incredibly proud of in just under two months!! I've included just a few of the many ways that I believe Pamela had an immense impact on my application process: 1) Pamela does an incredible job helping to create a tailored story for your ...
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  • The Best Boutique Consultant
    10 months ago
    I’m so glad that I worked with Pamela throughout the MBA process. While we started working rather late in the R2 process, her guidance kept me on track to set me up for success. Pamela digs deep to get to truly know you and help craft your story, which helped me tremendously in crafting incredibly personal essays that showcased my professional journey. Pamela was extremely prompt in her assistance and always provided detailed and actionable feedback. When it was more helpful to talk through a point, she was always open to scheduling a call. She used her years of experience to give me a preview of how to best explain my technical experience to an admissions committee. I really appreciated how she embraced my background to ...
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  • Accepted To Wharton - My Top Choice! Thank You, Pamela!
    12 months ago
    I worked with Pamela for end-to-end advisory to complete my application for R2, and received admission into my top choice, Wharton. As a reapplicant, I was initially uncertain about how much to evolve my application. Pamela provided critical guidance throughout the brainstorming, essay writing, and interview prep stages to help me refine my story while still maintaining my voice and the focusing on the topics about which I was passionate. Pamela provided clear guidelines at the start for what to expect when she reviewed any written work, and was available whenever I needed her. Her feedback was direct, honest, and encouraging, and helped me to see myself and my application in a different light. Her interview prep in particular was invaluable; I entered my interviews feeling ...
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  • A Truly Dedicated Consultant
    1 year ago
    I cannot recommend enough working with Pamela if you are looking for a very professional consultant. She went above and beyond to help getting admitted to my top-choice MBA program when my chances were not the highest. Working with her not only was a preparation for my MBA journey but also was an enlightening experience. I really learned a lot from her. Her methods work like a charm, even if I was getting off track, she always found time (and patience) to help me identify areas of improvement in my application. She was very flexible, and I still cannot thank her enough for that. As a non-native English speaker, she made sure that the work we prepared, still sounded like myself. If you are looking to get ...
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    Francisco Boscan
    MBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • A Serious Professional
    1 year ago
    Pamela did a great job focusing on results. I found her late in the process (end of R1 beginning of R2) and she was able to help me work through road blocks in my application strategy by being candid, proactive, and helpful. I'd highly recommend her if you're serious about getting results and need to manage your time while working a full time job. She's results oriented and serious about the process. She helped me get into CBS (even though I didn't apply as early as recommended) and several other of my top choices by serving as a true thought partner on the narrative components of my application. If you're coming from a non-standard professional background, or simply need some help figuring out which of ...
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  • Accepted To Columbia MSRED
    1 year ago
    I was lucky enough to get connected to Pamela to assist in my application for the Columbia Masters of Science in Real Estate Development (M.S. RED) program. Pamela offered sound, structured, and straight-to-the-point advice on how to approach the application. Pamela was mindful of my time and budget and was flexible with meeting dates/times. With her assistance, I was accepted to the Columbia M.S. RED program! I would recommend Pamela to anyone looking to apply to the Columbia M.S. RED program.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Accepted To My Top Choice - Kellogg! Pamela Is The Best!!
    1 year ago
    Pamela was positively fantastic to work with – I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for an MBA consultant. With her assistance, I am now planning on attending Kellogg this fall. Originally, I was unsure if I wanted to apply for business school. I felt like I needed to make a career change but struggled with the fact that I loved my job. I was originally introduced to Pamela by a friend of mine who was also a former client of Pamela’s. To help with my decision, Pamela spent the better part of a year discussing with me the pros/cons of business school, the GMAT/GRE and potential career paths. I was often difficult to get in touch with, as the ...
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    Paige Duffy
    MBA Class of 2025 Admit
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  • Army Officer Admitted To Top Target
    1 year ago
    Pamela was fantastic to work with as I navigated the unknown process of transitioning from an Army Officer to an MBA candidate. Given I am from the DC area originally and that is where I want to return to, I only applied to McDonough. However, with a low GPA and middle-of-the-road GMAT score, I knew I would need to stand out in all other areas of my application to be accepted. One of the best things about working with Pamela was her willingness to ask questions when there was something she didn't understand about the military. In the military, there is the terminology we use that I would have had trouble translating to a civilian resume, but Pamela spent a tremendous amount of time helping ...
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  • Accepted To CBS!
    1 year ago
    I would highly recommend Pamela to anyone looking for an admissions consultant. What immediately struck me was Pamela's ability to provide a structured approach to the application process, but in a way that was personalized to me. Coming from a non-traditional background, I was hesitant to even apply to an M7 school, but Pamela gave me the encouragement to apply to my top choice MBA programs. As soon as we started, she spent a lot of time getting to know me and made sure that I was able to tell my own story. Early on, I struggled with the amount of work that came with writing essays. Pamela continually checked in on me during this time and challenged me to dig deep. This introspection really ...
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  • Accepted To HBS & GSB
    1 year ago
    I cannot recommend Pamela more highly. Her input at every stage of the process was incisive, honest, and actionable. She was a true partner throughout the process - it really felt like she was "in the trenches" with me. Most importantly, Pamela constantly pushed me to improve my essays, but *never* in a way that changed my writing style, voice, or story. From the first draft of an essay to the final draft - I could always recognize it 100% as my own. That was my big concern about using a consultant - that my voice and story would be warped in various directions. Pamela did the opposite of that - she helped me discover and amplify the best portions of my background, identity, and ...
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  • Accepted To Columbia Business School, My Top Choice! Thank You, Pamela!
    1 year ago
    Coming into the admissions process I had very little knowledge and understanding of the amount of work that was ahead of me. I talked with a few consultants, both the traditional companies and some independent consultants. My initial conversation with Pamela provided all I needed to make a decision - additionally, I had received Pamela’s name from a friend who had tremendous success with Pamela in a previous cycle which helped me feel very comfortable in my decision to work together. Looking back on the process, working with Pamela was the best decision I made. Pamela’s structured approach helped me ensure I was targeting the correct schools, and tailoring my essays to each school with her detailed school-specific insights. From our initial brainstorming session to ...
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  • A Truly Exceptional Adviser
    2 years ago
    While I was initially unsure whether a consultant was right for me, my first conversation with Pamela made me confident that she could help me best articulate my story. Her expertise, empathy, and genuine interest in my success stood out among the consultants with whom I spoke. A few reasons why Pamela is exceptional: 1. Pamela takes time to deeply understand who you are and why you want an MBA. By the time I began the applications, Pamela and I had already worked extensively to refine my personal brand and achieve clarity on which programs were the best fit. This significantly increased the quality of my applications and ensured that my efforts were focused on the programs that best aligned with my goals. 2. Pamela is a true ...
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  • Thank You, Pamela!
    2 years ago
    Pamela's candid and caring nature is what got me into INSEAD! Unlike most other consultants I had enquired with, Pamela wanted to be as candid as possible and not falsely inflate anything just to get a client. I realized this candidness would help me make the largest improvements and get the best chances possible! It did. I prepared for my materials very late and made so many mistakes, I thought I would get scolded by Pamela, but what came was nothing but care and encouragement. She extended our contract twice just to accommodate for my needs and mistakes, she wanted to make sure I submitted the best application possible for INSEAD and clearly, I did. Furthermore, during the application process, I had an interview with ...
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  • Pamela Is A Professional
    2 years ago
    Pamela is an excellent consultant. Her feedback is top quality, and she definitely knows how to tailor applications for each school in terms of essay balance, content, and delivery. As an international applicant, I encountered many feedback iterations, and I felt how Pamela helped my essays improve in each iteration. Therefore, I would 100% recommend Pamela to anyone but would also recommend her package deals only two months or more before the deadline, as the iterative process can take some time. I will be attending the Kellogg JD/MBA program with a scholarship.
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Extremely Knowledgeable & Dedicated
    2 years ago
    Pamela was a tremendous support in my MBA application journey, partnering with me on everything from brainstorming to polishing through interviews. I was especially grateful for her school-specific insights and the time she put into making sure I had what I needed to be successful. For anyone planning to work with an MBA admissions advisor, I recommend spending time upfront to meet them, understand their working style, and find someone who is a good fit for you. Pamela is honest and direct, and she pushed me to make the right decisions when tough calls were needed. With her guidance, I decided to shift from my rushed R1 timeline to submitting in R2 - resulting in a much stronger, more reflective set of applications. I was ...
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  • My Partner To Success!!!
    2 years ago
    I’m attending my dream school (MIT Sloan) on a scholarship thanks to Pamela’s support! I really appreciated how Pamela cared so much for my candidacy - going above and beyond what I would expect from my admissions consultant. Like a true mentor, she kept me on track, made me excited to receive feedback, and motivated me when I didn’t think I can do better. Pamela encouraged me to flesh out what is uniquely my story. She made sure my writing was clear for an American audience, while still retaining my own voice as an international student. In the end, I was confident and proud that I submitted the best possible version of my applications. Despite the small budget, I was working with, Pamela made sure to maximize the ...
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  • Truly An Amazing Experience
    2 years ago
    Don't look any further, you've found the best of the best. I cannot speak more highly of Pamela as a person and the capabilities she has as an MBA consultant. With Pamela's guidance, I was fortunate to be accepted to my two top schools (Booth and Kellogg). I do not believe I would have had this same success without her vast knowledge of the application landscape. Pamela ensured that I was putting my best foot forward throughout all aspects of the application process: Admissions Events, GMAT Strategy, School Selection, Essay Prep, Interview Prep, etc. Pamela is a pleasure to work with. She brings a great attitude to each session and truly cares for each of her clients. I highly recommend Pamela to anyone going through ...
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  • Pamela Helped Me Get Into 5 Top 10 Programs!
    2 years ago
    Pamela helped me get into 5 of my top programs!!! With her help, I got into Wharton, MIT Sloan, Dartmouth, Yale, and Kellogg!!! I am over the moon and know for a fact that this would have never happened if it had not been for working with Pamela. Things I loved about working with Pamela: 1) She is incredibly structured. I am also a very organized person, but I can get lazy, so her structured program and nature were exactly the motivation I needed to stay on top of my applications/my timelines. 2) She is detail-oriented. She does not stop until the essays/applications are PERFECT. I appreciate that she is always looking to improve, always looking to phrase something better, and goes the extra mile to ensure I'm ...
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  • The Best!!
    2 years ago
    Coming from a very non-traditional background I knew that I needed the guidance and support of a consummate pro to help me navigate the challenging, sometimes inscrutable process that is business school admissions. With Pamela Jaffe, I found just that — the consummate pro. Throughout the process, I was amazed by Pamela’s inside-out knowledge of business school admissions. Pamela was incredibly astute and indispensable in helping me craft a cohesive narrative that explained my professional journey and why the pivot to business school was a logical next step for me. However, what I admired most about working with Pamela was her honesty. She is never afraid of giving the necessary (and sometimes difficult) feedback that always seemed to take my essays to the next level. ...
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  • Pam Takes Your MBA Application To The Next Level
    2 years ago
    Pam was incredibly helpful and invested in my MBA journey. Coming into the MBA application process, I wasn't sure my application would be competitive enough to gain admission to a Top 25 MBA program as I had a below-average GMAT score. After my first meeting with Pam, however, I knew that she would add tremendous value. Pam helped me develop my personal brand and offered strategic insights that I would have never considered had I not worked with her. Pam is 100% devoted to your success and is willing to be flexible to help you succeed. I decided to apply to six programs with less than 30 days before the application deadlines (would not advise!!). In this short time frame, Pam worked incredibly hard to ...
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  • Very Thorough & Helpful!
    2 years ago
    Pamela was so helpful to me in the process of applying to business school. She has a very well-thought-out and thorough process, which starts with her getting to know everything about you. She then works with you to make sure you are presenting the best version of yourself to each school. She is very organized and knowledgeable about what schools are looking for. She helped me get into Columbia, which was my top choice school!
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  • Pamela Exceeds All Expectations!
    2 years ago
    From our initial consultation, I could tell that Pamela was a consultant that I would work with well and that I would be able to achieve my goal. Not only were my instincts right, but she was more than I could ask for. Pamela is a wealth of experience and someone that could guide me through the MBA process. She shaped her consulting approach to meet my needs and desires. Her established processes and frameworks helped me formulate and frame my experiences into a relevant personal story that would resonate with admission committees. Pamela took a conversational approach when providing honest feedback. We were able to have constructive discussions on how to create that personal story, both offering and bouncing ideas off each other. Each ...
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  • Pam Knows What She Is Doing
    2 years ago
    Pam is an exceptionally competent MBA advisor. At the end of the day, she knows what she is doing, and trusting her gained me admittance to my first choice school, Wharton. She is reasonable and responsive. When we disagreed on a certain point she was always respectful and truly wanted to understand where I was coming from. I am from a non-traditional background and she was extremely encouraging and embraced my uniqueness. This was a stark contrast to some of the other consultants I interviewed. Pam is the perfect combination of pragmatic and encouraging and I couldn't recommend her more!
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  • Devoted & Knowledgeable
    3 years ago
    From the very first conversation I had with Pamela, I knew we were a match – her enthusiasm and insights during our introduction call were unmatched. Not only did she form a coherent view of how to best position myself in an application, but also correctly matched what I thought were the best MBA program fit for my personality. When we did finally begin working together, her experience and perspective on the application process was unparalleled. She illustrated each application’s flavor – from a more personal assessment to a career progression/goal evaluation. Within each application, she had an uncanny knack for what each business school was asking for in every essay question. She actively recommended the best types of programs based on my personal experience (from ...
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  • Personalized Trusted Advisor & Friend
    3 years ago
    Pamela Jaffe was a phenomenal consultant and support throughout my MBA application process. From the initial consultation, she understood my background and connected with me on my challenges in a way few other consultants ever had! She developed a personalized strategy for me that inspired confidence in myself. She also provided valuable assistance in school selection, helping me focus my search and narrowing it down to 6 programs. She has an established process and her own structured frameworks that did an amazing job at distilling all my past experiences. She helped me take those results and formulate my personal story that was relevant and made sense for MBA application essays and interviews. Pamela understands what the admissions committees look for and her advice was always spot ...
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  • Critical Thought Partner For A GSB & HBS Admit
    3 years ago
    Pamela was a critical thought partner throughout the application process. Her services were definitely a value add and really helped keep me on track with timing. She shined brainstorming ideas around essays and had in-depth knowledge about the schools I applied to, even helping me mock-interview, leading to admission to both Stanford GSB & HBS. This process is long and arduous and working with Pamela was one of the best decisions I made along the way!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Experienced, Sincere, Accommodating
    3 years ago
    1. Pamela helped me shape my story into something cohesive and compelling. With her help, I was able to get a sizable scholarship at an M7 school. Her experience really showed when it came to editing essays. She balanced her earnest advice with her desire for me to use my own voice, in order to ultimately come up with something that was "me." She knew what schools look for, and we worked together to craft applications that demonstrated these qualities. She was very timely, sticking to agreed turnaround times (really helpful when things got very hectic at work!). 2. She was a sincere partner throughout the process. She always gave her honest opinion and looked out for clients' best interests. She was generous with her ...
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  • I Would Not Have Gotten In Without Her!
    3 years ago
    Pamela was instrumental in helping me get accepted during this competitive year - if you are considering getting an MBA consultant I would 100% recommend Pamela!! Pamela truly enjoys her job, wants to get to know you, and really is a partner throughout the process. As I found out about interviews and acceptances I think I sometimes told Pamela before my parents because I really felt like she was invested in this journey with me. She's very direct and clearly outlines timelines and expectations but remains incredibly flexible and compassionate (one of the advantages of being a private consultant over what I heard about larger firms) Due to financial constraints, I only had Pamela help me with 2 of my 4 applications. That being said, she went ...
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  • Search No Further - Here's THE Invaluable Partner You Need For Your MBA Apps
    3 years ago
    Coming from a more nontraditional background, I was skeptical of admissions consultants and whether they'd be able to help me showcase my experiences and articulate my unique social impact career vision. I thought I'd be lucky to get into a school or two. Needless to say, Pamela was the perfect person to work with during this crazy competitive admissions cycle — I ended up getting into multiple top 15 schools with massive scholarships!! After deliberating between my top choices - Berkeley Haas and Yale SOM - I plan to attend Yale SOM in the fall. You should partner with Pamela for your MBA apps because she's: 1) A GREAT listener: Obviously this is fantastic for when you're developing a narrative, but Pamela pays attention to the smallest ...
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  • Highly Recommend!
    3 years ago
    When I started working with Pamela, I had no idea what I wanted to do with an MBA and she was instrumental in getting me focused on specific target areas that made sense for me. I got into my top choice - NYU - and I would not have been able to do that without Pamela's expertise and extreme attention to detail.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Pamela - The Key To Success
    3 years ago
    Pamela's thoughtful and personal approach helped me sculpt my application into an acceptance at my top MBA choice - Tuck! Her no-nonsense approach kept me on track and laser-focused on reaching my goals. Pamela is extremely detail oriented, providing invaluable feedback on all aspects of the MBA application process. She helped me determine which schools I should apply to, how to best present myself, and prepared me for interviews. Pamela was my key to success during this terribly difficult application season. I could not have done it without her!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Outstanding Consultant - Instrumental In Helping Me Achieve My Goal
    3 years ago
    Let me begin by saying that when I kicked off my MBA applications journey, I was double-minded on whether I needed a consultant. I got referred to Pamela through a friend and decided to work with her. Fast forward 4 months later and an acceptance letter from my top pick (Columbia Business School), I can confidently say that this would not have been possible without Pamela's help and support. The best way to describe her style is genuine. Throughout the application process, she provided incredibly candid feedback on everything from my content to communication style. When she says something is "not good", it's because she has her clients' best interests in mind -- and I truly appreciated that. I also very much appreciated that she was always ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • The MBA Application Powerhouse & Application Partner That Everyone Needs 
    4 years ago
    Last year I was somebody with an average GMAT score and fairly limited work experience but a deep desire and intense need to go to business school, I was skeptical about making it to the top U.S. business schools. Today, It gives me immense pleasure to write about Pamela because she enabled me to secure admission along with a fellowship to Cornell Johnson and four waitlists from top B schools such as Duke, Tuck, Darden, and UCLA. She has emerged as much more than an MBA consultant to me, I have come to see her as a mentor and a guiding force. I started working with Pamela in August of last year. I was already working with a consultant at the time but was extremely ...
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    Arushi Grover
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Useful Insight & Very Accommodating
    4 years ago
    The first thing that stuck out to me when I began working with Pamela was her direct approach. She was not afraid to tell me what was realistic based on my profile and wasn’t afraid to be blunt about it. That isn't to say she is not aware of how to present that information to clients as she never said anything that could be remotely construed as offensive. She is merely looking to best position her clients to best succeed and she is not interested in just taking clients' money and stringing them along through applications that do not fit their profile. Her insight into the application process and understanding of how to best frame my candidacy was invaluable as I had no one else ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Experienced, Commited , Honest & The Perfect Partner For My Application Process
    4 years ago
    It has been my life goal to go back to business school but this dream has always been pushed aside due to other competing priorities in my life. Finally, after 10+ years of work experience across the globe, i knew that the time was right for me to get into the EMBA programs in the top business schools. While preparing for an exam and getting a good score was something that I always excelled in, I knew that the second half of the process - Essay writing, Choosing the right school and most importantly knowing how to get through this was definitely alien to me.           Pamela was a recommendation through a friend, who herself had worked with her as an admissions ...
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    Sujith Gopinath
    EMBA Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Incredible Advising & Expert Consultant
    4 years ago
    Pamela was an invaluable resource during my application process. Her honest feedback and assessment with my essays and applications undoubtedly enabled me to put my best foot forward. Thanks to Pamela's help and review I was able to get into my top school! I am extremely glad I decided to work with her, and would absolutely recommend Pamela to anyone looking to apply to a graduate business degree program.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Pamela’s No-Nonsense Approach is Just What You Need
    4 years ago
    I was a little lost (and late) starting my applications, but Pamela really helped me focus my application on my strengths. Pamela’s no-nonsense approach is just what I needed. She let me know exactly where I needed to improve and what steps I needed to take- including re-taking the GRE. Pamela was also incredibly helpful navigating the waitlist and knew the best way to succeed. I would not have been accepted at Tuck without her help! Highly recommend.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • An Invaluable Admissions Coach
    4 years ago
    Pamela was an invaluable asset throughout my application process, resulting in my acceptance at my first choice business school (Stanford GSB). Simply put, I could not have done this without her. Below I will provide some details on Pamela's approach, and why I recommend her so strongly to my friends and family (and to you): (1) Unique pricing and approach drove real mentorship throughout the process: I worked with Pamela on my Round 2 applications for the school year beginning in the fall of 2020. We had our first session at the end of November with apps due the first week of January, so a very tight window of time to brainstorm my story, write and perfect my application. Pamela's pricing and philosophy around the MBA ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Personable, Efficient & Supportive!
    4 years ago
    I decided to hire a consultant because I knew I had strong leadership and work experience but was not confident in my ability to translate it onto paper. I only had about 6 weeks to complete my applications, so I needed someone who could quickly absorb my story and efficiently help me translate it on paper. I decided to hire Pamela because I felt that she really listened to what story I wanted to tell but was also honest about how best to tell that story. I am VERY happy I hired her because I was accepted to 5/5 schools (Michigan, Duke, Darden, Tuck, and Georgetown) with scholarship money at two schools. Working with Pamela was a seamless process. We had weekly calls where we ...
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    Alex Peaslee
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • The Coach You Didn't Know You Needed!
    4 years ago
    Like many others who frequent Poets & Quants, I almost went with a consultant from the top 10 list they publish every year. It was actually through luck that one of those consultants referred me to Pam, as they saw us as a better fit. Unlike most candidates, I was already quite far along in my application process. My initial intention on hiring a consultant was to have a second set of eyes on my essays and someone to tweak my resume. A few sessions into working together, I discovered she would bring immense value that I didn’t even know I needed. She diligently gave me feedback on essays, helped me brainstorm and craft my story on certain pieces that needed to be scrapped last ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Incredible Advising & Incredible Results!
    4 years ago
    After "interviewing" dozens of consultants, I can say with confidence that Pamela offers the most personal and empathetic consulting, while also delivering incredible results. (I was admitted to Kellogg, Tuck, and Darden). The first time I spoke with Pamela, I was blown away by her likability and her easygoingness. Applying to B school is generally a stressful process and I found it of utmost importance to feel supported by my consultant. Pamela was the first consultant I spoke to prior to R1 season, and I ended up interviewing maybe ~9-12 other consultants. I got lost in all of the conversations (which started to seem more similar than different) and I actually decided to go with someone else. However, after having my first session with this other ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Highly Recommended Consultant!
    4 years ago
    Pamela has provided thoughtful and essential guidance during the process. The way she prepared me, from the brainstorming to the final essays, was key as she carefully planned the best way to show my skills and experience to the admission team. Pamela was an essential part of my application and without her, I wouldn't have been admitted. I would recommend her without hesitation.
    Vinicius Moreira
    MS Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Focused and Personalized Feedback!
    4 years ago
    Pamela was absolutely fantastic. I was extremely skeptical about working with a consultant for the B-school process based on poor experiences I’d heard from friends. They told me their consultants barely provided feedback outside of proofreading and that it was a total waste of money. From the first time I met with Pamela, I could tell just from her voice how genuine she was. I felt that she genuinely cared about me and cared about seeing me succeed. Further, I was so entirely overwhelmed by the process, and Pamela would spend hours on the phone with me answering my questions, addressing my concerns, and coaching me on how to refine my approach on choosing the right programs to apply to. ...
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  • Deep Understanding About MBA Applications
    5 years ago
    Pamela helped me define my career goal and I got accepted into Columbia. A graduate of CBS herself, she has a deep understanding of the MBA experience and the application process. I know from the very beginning that Columbia is my top choice and I need a lot of help with the applications. Not a native English speaker myself, I am overwhelmed with the application essays. Instead of thinking about what the adcom wants to hear, Pamela really pushed me to look into my past and think about what I want to tell. The result is amazing. I can see my personality and my past shine through the essays in my own words, which would have not been possible without the help from Pamela. I ...
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  • Amazing Consulting - Invaluable Advice
    5 years ago
    Suffice to say, without Pamela’s help, I never would have gotten interviewed, much less admitted, to a T15 program. Originally, I had planned to embark on the application process alone. After attending an MBA fair and seeing how utterly unprepared I was, I realized I needed help. I chose to work with Pam because she, out of all the other consultants at the fair, seemed to genuinely care about helping the candidate, staying to review résumés even as the fair was closing down around her. Our first few sessions focused on meticulously exploring my stories and dredging through my background and experiences. Her holistic approach, knack for finding strengths, and skill with reframing weaknesses helped me to better understand my own profile and more clearly define ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Value-Add, Supportive, & Responsive Coach!
    5 years ago
    I had a great experience with Pamela. The B-school application process can be overwhelming, but Pamela was incredibly responsive and has nuanced information that made me feel on top of the process. She thoughtfully helped me tease out themes in my background to highlight and she guided me as I crafted my applications. Her resources for essay brainstorming and her coaching on how to approach recommenders were both very effective. She also helped me structure my timeline in such a way that I was constantly making progress without any fire-drills. I was admitted to Haas because of the applications that she helped me craft!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Turning Impossible to Possible!
    6 years ago
    If it wasn't for Pamela, I would never have gotten into my dream school - Said Business School, Oxford! Based on my experience, I want to highlight the following aspects. First is the efficiency and structured approach. When I started the application, I had already missed the first two rounds and the time was very tight. I really needed to work with someone closely and efficiently. At the very beginning, I was worried about whether this was going to work as we lived in different time zones and wouldn’t be practical to meet frequently. However, after a few round interactions, I was convinced that I was in good hands: in the first couple sessions, we spoke over Skype and laid down the foundation rules of how ...
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    Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Excellent MBA Consultant! Got admitted to Chicago Booth thanks to her.
    6 years ago
    Pamela helped me achieved my goal of going to my first choice school Chicago Booth School of Business. Not only that, but she also helped me get accepted to several schools after being rejected when applying by myself for the first time. Coming from Mexico it was hard to understand which school had the culture that best fit with me, Pamela helped me identify those schools and make sure I made the best decision. Additionally, she advised me on improving my chances of getting accepted after having a low GMAT score. The best value added by her is her passion and commitment to achieve your goals, she has a unique approach and strategy to help you create a bespoke story based on your history and ...
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    Alan Totah
    MBA Admit
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  • Immediate value-add and great to work with
    6 years ago
    I had an amazing experience working with Pamela and would highly recommend her! Like most prospective MBA students, I was balancing a demanding professional and personal life when I began my MBA journey and Pamela’s insight, advice, approach to working together was incredibly valuable. Communication is key in so many aspects of life and is a skill in which Pamela excels. After our initial consultation conversation I felt that Pamela understood what my goals were as a prospective student. We followed up very quickly on a strategy and package that was catered to my needs and objectives. One example of her process that I found incredibly valuable was a clear understanding of the expectations around timing and turnaround for feedback ...
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    Nathan Morris
    MBA
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  • Great Coach- Instrumental to my success
    6 years ago
    I worked with Pamela while she was at "one of the major MBA consulting companies." After identifying my first four target MBA schools and taking my gmat, I planned on doing a second round of schools soon after. She helped me develop an application and essay strategy for each program. She also helped me prepare for the interviews. I was able to have interviews at three of the four and was admitted to Columbia. I spent the next two years learning a ton, expanding my network, and was able to switch careers and pursue entrepreneurship through acquisition. Pamela was effective and efficient in providing feedback and coaching. She dove deep into my background and helped me craft an effective and compelling story customized for each school ...
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    Class of 2016 Admit
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  • Great experience, highly recommended!
    7 years ago
    I had an amazing experience working with Pamela. From our first brainstorming session, I knew she was the right choice. I felt very comfortable talking to her about what I wanted to highlight on my application, and I was very lucky to leverage on her experience as an MBA consultant to improve my essays. Her insights on how to approach the applications, and how to get the most out of my life story helped me get into NYU Stern. I applied to five MBA programs, and had just enough time to do it. Her work structure helped me overcome the time constraint, and prepare excellent applications. She was always available, and very flexible when time was of the essence. Whenever I was stuck on something, ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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