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Sam Weeks

Founder

Sam Weeks Consulting

Amsterdam

Netherlands

Net Promoter Score: 9

Consultant Bio

Distinctive writing. It earned Sam an MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, three academic scholarships, an internship at De Beers and offers from two top investment banks. At Oxford, he was named on the Dean’s list, elected Social Chair, and graduated with Distinction.

Now a top admissions consultant, he was featured in this year’s Financial Times Global MBA Ranking. His edge comes from two key factors:

Firstly, you’ll structure and edit most of your essays together LIVE. Verbal communication is infinitely more engaging and time-efficient for busy professionals. No email ping-pong here.

Secondly, his personal experience at dozens of the world’s top business schools lets us tailor your narrative towards the exact requirements of your dream school. No generic templates, ever.

Company Information

Based in Amsterdam, Sam Weeks Consulting was founded with the purpose of leveling the playing field for international applicants.

International applicants often feel at a disadvantage expressing the nuanced differences between schools. Many benefit from additional panache when writing in a second language. Sam personally guides candidates through every step, supporting their application with his own experience and writing.

This relationship-based process builds trust and encourages candidates to dig into their personal story. Successful applications to top business schools in Europe and the US are the result.

Such a personal service means intake is limited to ensure quality.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
Schedule a chat to discuss your profile, target schools and application strategy.

SERVICES OFFERED
School fit assessment
Resume editing
Narrative development
Essay editing
Letter of recommendation support
Scholarship applications
Mock interviews
Waitlist strategy

PRICE PLANS
3 Schools: All services, including unlimited essay editing and 4 mock interviews. Full fee only charged if you receive an interview offer.

1 School: All services, including unlimited essay editing and 4 mock interviews. Full fee only charged if you receive an interview offer.
 
5 Hours: Any of the above services. Receive a 20% hourly discount.
 
1 Hour: Any of the above services

Location: Amsterdam Netherlands

Phone: +31-627547316

Email: sw@samweeks.com

Website: https://www.samweeks.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • The Perfect Mentor!
    1 week ago
    I contacted Sam when my first consultant ditched me and my school's deadlines were quite near. This was an uphill task but Sam showed confidence in me and convinced me that it was an achievable target. He made every possible effort to ensure his availability within this short timeline and ensured that the best quality applications are submitted to the schools. The application prepared with Sam's guidance boosted my confidence as they covered all the aspects and details of my life that I wanted to present. The mock interview sessions with him gave me a realistic overview of the final interview session and his advice and suggestions curated me for the final day. The major positive trait of Sam is that he excels in his field ...
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    Class of 2023 Applicant
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  • Sam Is The Guy You Need - Look No Further!
    3 weeks ago
    I had spoken to multiple admissions consultants before I found Sam - and I chose him immediately. I'm so glad that I did! I love working with Sam for several reasons: 1. He's genuinely a nice person. I felt instantly connected with him after our initial conversation. 2. He has so much passion and experience, not one of those who work in admission counseling for an easy part-time job. 3. I have to admit - I'm not a disciplined person. Sam pushed me hard and made sure I got things done on time. 4. Sam's a great writer. I'm not a native English speaker and I owe him a lot for polishing all my essays. He knew how to rephrase my sentences, made them much more concise and ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Full Scholarship To Top Choice
    1 month ago
    I worked with Sam for my Round 1 applications in 2021 and did the 3 school package. I had intro calls with many consultants and decided to go with Sam because I liked his approach of having live sessions instead of just working through email and Google Docs. During our calls, he asked a lot of questions and made me dig deep into why I wanted an MBA and what I wanted to do in the future. I knew what I wanted to do with an MBA, but I wasn’t sure how to put it together in words and essays. Through our sessions, I was able to put together a great story that really aligns with my goals and aspirations. Sam also helped with other parts ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Sam Will Be Your New Best Friend!
    1 month ago
    From my first phone call with Sam, I knew he was the partner for me. I scheduled preliminary consultation calls with several admissions consultants but he stood out because he came extremely prepared for the free consultation and gave super honest feedback. He was not scared to challenge me to think differently. He has an uncanny knack to ask just the right questions to really capture your motivation and values. Now we have worked together on everything from the essays to touching up the resume, prepping for interviews, to chatting about strategy for R2. Sam was also my rock as I changed jobs only a few months before R1 applications and personal issues came up. His flexible availability and deep care for me meant that I ...
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    Class of 2024 Waitlist
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  • Fantastic Experience With Sam Weeks
    1 month ago
    I hired Sam shortly before R1 deadlines for help with my resume and essays, knowing that we were in a time crunch. I was pleasantly surprised by Sam's ability as a consultant, and his flexible schedule ensured that my applications would be ready to submit before each deadline. Sam revamped my resume and completely transformed my essays. I would highly recommend Sam Weeks to anyone who may need assistance crafting essays! Ultimately, I was accepted to 3 of the 5 schools that I applied to with a combined $247k in scholarship funds!! Definitely worth the investment!
    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Accepted To Oxford With A Low GMAT
    2 months ago
    I thought my B-school dreams had come to an end when I scored a 570 on my GMAT on the second try. ‘I thought I was smart’ and ‘It didn’t seem so hard when I was prepping’ were the thoughts going through my head when I received my score. Further, I was running out of time to retake the exam and I needed to submit my application in time for the R3 deadline to be considered for a scholarship/financial aid. I knew if I had a prayer of any acceptances, my essays needed to be strong. I had always thought using a B-school consultant was out of my reach, maybe even unnecessary. I mean it’s just a couple of essays and boom I am in. ‘No, ...
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    Lisa Kuhunya
    MBA Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Excellent Consultant For Oxford MBA Application
    3 months ago
    I reached out to him to get some help on the preparation for my application to Oxford Said MBA, specifically for the online assessment on Kira. I got accepted thanks to his support! A few points I liked about him. He is quite knowledgeable about Oxford through his own experience at Oxford and helping out applicants. He gave me a piece of advice that I should mention formal dinners that you attend with a gown and a bowtie. I felt a lot more confident after becoming able to talk about what kind of experiences I'll have at Oxford. He's used to preparing students for the Kira online assessment. The preparation session was highly efficient and he gave me great feedback during the session and also shared ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • European Male GMAT 700 Admit To INSEAD
    3 months ago
    I applied in R4 to INSEAD Singapore with Sam and received an offer. I also applied to HBS in R2 and received an interview offer but was dinged after the interview. I am a European male with a GMAT of 700 working in consulting. I really like Sam’s way of working live over Zoom, for me this meant I concentrated on telling my story. He has a no-BS approach, even if it was not what I wanted to hear. Sam spent time understanding my personal details then we worked together on writing the essays, preparing INSEAD's video essays, and on mock interviews. I’d highly recommend a call with him, even if it’s just one of his free calls to understand your profile and hear how he ...
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    Joao Filipe
    MBA Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Amazing Experience Mock Interviewing With Sam
    3 months ago
    I approached Sam for help mock-interviewing for Oxford. I booked 2 1-hour sessions with Sam, and it was the best mock I could ask for because: Knowledge Sam's depth of knowledge and experience with the interview process comes through in the question bank he asks, the tips he gives about what the interviewer is looking for, and feedback points. Quality of the feedback The quality of the feedback was so specific and so actionable, that I could easily take each feedback point and see specifically how to improve. The feedback was given for each of my answers, what I did well and what I could change up in order to come across more concise. Sam also has a way of building up your confidence and putting you at ease. ...
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    Class of 2023 Applicant
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  • Best Mock Interviewer!
    4 months ago
    I scheduled one hour with Sam to practice a mock interview for my MBA and was immediately impressed with how far and beyond he went to give me feedback. Rather than simply telling me what I did/did not do well. He guided me on new ways to answer questions, did on-call research on trends that I should remember and discuss during my interview, and more. I booked additional hours (including one right before my actual MBA interview that he was so generous enough to open up for me) and I really account these practice sessions to my success in my MBA applications. I would absolutely recommend Sam as a consultant and 100% urge you to book a mock interview session with him!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Multiple M7 Admissions
    6 months ago
    As someone who takes pride in my client-facing investment banking skillset, I initially questioned the need for an admissions consultant, but I knew from my first consultation with Sam that he was someone I needed to put my best foot forward. I genuinely believe that it was largely because of his help that I was able to receive admissions at both Chicago Booth and Columbia Business School. Sam has been a fantastic partner throughout the Full-Time MBA admissions process, helping me at every step from the school identification stage to resume and essay creation as well as interview preparation. He constantly pushed me to be more genuine and knew precisely how to help me differentiate myself from the vast number of applicants with similar backgrounds ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • A Good Investment
    7 months ago
    I approached Sam just a week before the deadline for a top MBA programme in the UK. He was patient enough to understand my background, my strengths and helped me put together a great story and hence a successful application. Later, when I thought that IESE was a stretch school, he pushed and helped me towards applying for the school in Round 4. I can't be more glad as I will join the IESE cohort come August. What I found very helpful were Sam's mock interviews. Like me, if you are a nervous interviewer, I recommend you practice as many mocks as possible with him. My mocks with him helped me understand the SCAR structure very well and I was better able to articulate my stories ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • IE MBA With Scholarship!
    7 months ago
    As a female applicant with an unconventional background, I worked with Sam in my MBA application to IE business school, and I got admitted with a scholarship! I used the 1-school application package. We always met live, face-to-face over zoom and we used a google doc and that we could both edit. Sam helped me in Brainstorming, structuring, writing and editing the essays. Sam also trained me in scripts for my video and Kira Talent coaching. Sam was always there when you needed him, no matter what day or time it is. He was very supportive throughout the whole process and extremely helpful and motivating!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Admitted To Top French MiM Program!
    7 months ago
    Last month I was struggling between my exams, thesis, and master applications. I was stressed and uninspired and writing a motivation letter seemed to be an overwhelming burden. I contacted Sam, searching for suggestions on how to write a top-notch personal statement that could place me as a better candidate for leading universities. From our first call, Sam demonstrated to be helpful and qualified. I was surprised by the friendly atmosphere he created, we chatted like old friends and it was very easy for me to open up and tell my story. We worked together to create a structure for my motivation letter. Then we highlighted the strengths and unique aspects of my profile to the admission committee. Our work was a success and my candidature ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Accepted To Kellogg, Tuck, & LBS With Scholarship Offers
    7 months ago
    As a US applicant from a generic Consulting background and a lower GPA, I knew I would need to craft a compelling story to be competitive in the MBA process. Sam was the perfect partner to help me land admission to three top schools with scholarship offers. I worked with Sam in my R2 application, applying to a mix of European and US schools via the 3-school application package. Sam and I met frequently on Zoom and leveraged a live document to craft my essays in real time. Sam spent a lot of time learning personal details about my background and helping me cull out unique and compelling antidotes that I never would have thought of on my own. I was also working on a ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Oxford Saïd Round 4 Admit With Scholarship
    8 months ago
    Sam helped me get an admit to Oxford Saïd and a £10,000 scholarship in round 4. My background is in the pharma sector. I am Chinese so I'm in a quite competitive group. On top of that, Round 4 this year is more competitive due to the historical high MBA applications and large numbers of deferrals from last year. So I chose Sam to help me. I used his 1 school application package because I only wanted to go to Oxford Saïd. Its social impact focus is important for my future career goals. Some things stood out for me: First, he works differently from the other consultants I met. It was only him, and we always met on video. We edited a document together and talked ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Spain School Admit With Scholarship
    8 months ago
    I am a US applicant with an unconventional background. I worked with Sam for my applications to top European schools: ESADE, IE, and IESE, and I got admitted with a scholarship. Using Sam was a great investment for me. Some things that stood out while working with Sam: - I was working full time in my job so I worked with Sam during weekends, which was a game-changer for me. He was always available whenever I had any questions. - He was very direct. He asked tough questions to make me think and held me accountable. This meant I got all of my applications done to a super high quality in time for the tight deadlines. - Sam uses stories super well. We wrote my essays around ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Bridging The US/Europe Knowledge Gap
    9 months ago
    I was referred to Sam by a friend of mine who had received really helpful career advice from Sam. I came to Sam with two particular problems: I had done really well with my European MBA applications (receiving a scholarship from INSEAD) and not well at all (dinged without interviews) with my MBA application in the US despite high expectations there. This difference in outcomes left me wondering what could explain the difference and whether I should consider reapplying. I also was left in a very tricky situation in deciding between INSEAD and LBS and negotiating scholarship money with LBS (my preferred European school) - this is an extremely delicate conversation and I wasn't sure exactly how to manage it without damaging the relationship. Sam ...
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  • Waitlist Support And Offer...With A Scholarship!
    9 months ago
    I strongly recommend Sam to anyone needing support and guidance at any point during their MBA application process. I started working with Sam after being waitlisted at four schools I applied to in R1. Sam and I came up with a waitlist plan for each school, hammered out my post-MBA career plans, and did a mock interview for a school I applied to in R3. I cannot stress the importance of Sam's support during the most difficult months of an almost year-long application process that I had expected would only take three months. The re-application plan we came up with gave me incredible peace of mind, as I realized the mistakes I had made when I was trying to do all of this on my ...
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    Anya Lundeberg
    MBA Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Outstanding Consultant For My IESE Application
    11 months ago
    My experience with Sam was nothing short of fantastic. I came in undecided on which degree to pursue and Sam not only guided my career path using his broad experience but laid out the specific steps I should take to make it a reality. He gave me his direct and honest advice while empathizing with my struggle as if he were in my own shoes, and helped me narrow down my list of business schools both in Europe and in the US. His help was invaluable in finding the schools which fit me best and complimented my career, which included IESE. His guidance and essay editing are top class, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone hoping for an admit to their dream ...
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    Class of 2026 Applicant
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  • Experienced & Professional MBA Consultant!
    12 months ago
    I worked with Sam on my HBS application in round 1 and received an admit at Harvard Business School. I applied while working full-time and he was available at short notice whenever I needed him. Most impressive was during the interview preparation when he adopted different interviewer styles, aggressive/slow, general/detailed to prepare me for whatever the interview threw at me on the day. Once I had been accepted, he was very thoughtful in helping me think through my decision, sharing his own experience of attending business school. This illustrated his continuous genuine care for your outcomes. Since I only applied to HBS that’s a 100% success rate together! Massive thanks Sam, I couldn’t have done it without you.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Helpful Guidance Based On First-Hand Experience
    12 months ago
    Sam helped me navigate both the application process and subsequent decision-making when admission offers came in. Early in my search, he outlined the admissions criteria of various schools, such as GMAT thresholds and the profile of incoming cohorts, which helped me tailor my applications. After I had secured offers from the top three UK programs, Sam talked me through each school’s student experience and the typical career paths of their graduates. He discussed Oxford’s focus on social impact, Cambridge’s strengths in entrepreneurship, and LBS’s substantial alumni network in the fields of finance and consulting as well as its proximity to interviewers in those fields. His advice, based on his own first-hand experience as an applicant and MBA candidate, helped me choose LBS as the best program both ...
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    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • He Does Whatever It Takes!
    1 year ago
    As an Indian IT Male candidate applying to schools for the last two years, I was very familiar with the kind of points I wanted to put forward. However, it wasn’t working and one of the primary reasons for that is my failure to bind them all in a cohesive storyline. Enter Sam. The very first time we spoke over a free consultation, I realized how he genuinely cared. I ended signing him up for Oxford but on one condition – I wanted his entire Christmas weekend as I was pre-occupied with prior commitments until the deadline! He never once complained and was extremely accommodating. We got on a video call and he spent the first few hours only trying to understand me and my motivations ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • A Genuinely Caring Helping Hand!
    1 year ago
    As an Asian engineer breaking into a product management role through an MBA at Haas, I knew that I was facing the highest competition in the 2020-2021 admission cycle. Sam helped me craft an outstanding story that fits the school’s culture and thoroughly touched on every aspect of my application to flesh out my life experience and highlight my personal character and unique strengths. Sam was always available to chat, even with very short notice and across time zones. The best part about working with Sam was that he genuinely cares about me and wants to help in every way possible to make my dream come true. Thank you so much for all your help throughout the process. I highly recommend Sam for anyone ...
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    Moon Lee
    MBA Class of 2021 Applicant
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  • Incredible Experience With Sam Consulting’s
    1 year ago
    I chose Sam Weeks Consulting’s because I was targeting mostly European schools. I chose the 3 School Comprehensive Package. Sam has already gone through the process himself and knows exactly the type of student profile the admission committees are looking for. We decided I should apply to HEC Paris, NUS Singapore and Oxford Said. Sam was patient to understand my story and the bits that should highlight in my application. In our first profile assessment call, he spent more than double of the time initially allocated just to understand my profile in detail. He has a knack for story-telling which transformed my experiences to a brilliant and involving essay. He broke up the essay prompts into manageable sections, tailored my response to the school’s specifications ...
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    Class of 2021 Applicant
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  • Exceptional MBA Consultant
    1 year ago
    From the outset, Sam provided me with professional advice that was robust, strategic, and authentic. Sam has a compelling story of his own, a proven history of being successful, and an approach that resonated with me. We spent time together selecting the best choice of business schools relative to my consulting background and future aspirations. Together we discussed how my background would be a great fit for a top business school. Sam was flexible in his approach and laid out a timeline that worked for me whilst balancing a career in management consultancy and my desire to complete an MBA. We had discussions about which rounds to target based on my personal circumstances, with consideration to scholarships that were applicable to me. What I appreciated the most was ...
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    Class of 2021 Applicant
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