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 scholarships, internships at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and De Beers, and a full-time offer from Société Générale. 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:

First, 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.

Second, 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

Sam Weeks Consulting was founded to add panache to dull business school applications.

Our team brings admissions office experience and MBAs from M7 and top European business schools. At the helm is Sam Weeks, ranked #2 on the Poets&Quants Top 20 Global MBA Admissions Consultants 2022.

As a client, you’ll work with a dedicated consultant, receiving honest feedback and wholehearted support through every step of your MBA or EMBA application. This relationship-based process builds trust and encourages you to uncover your authentic application narrative.

At the same time, you’ll benefit from the experience of the entire team, since our consultants review each other’s work and join forces on critical questions. Successful applications to top US and European business schools 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 Strategy
  • Resume Reviews
  • Narrative Development
  • Essay Mapping, Structuring, and Editing
  • Letter of Recommendation Support
  • External Reviews
  • Interview Preparation
  • Waitlist Strategy
  • Scholarship Negotiations

PRICE PLANS:

All-inclusive packages: 
Choose from a 6 school application package, 3 school application package, or 1 school application package. School packages include all of the services outlined above, with unlimited edits and 4 mock interviews. You can also add additional schools at any point.
Pay the full fee only if you receive an interview offer.

Hourly packages: 
If you’re a late applicant or don’t need an all-inclusive package, you might prefer our hourly packages. These include a flexible mix of any of the above services for a fixed hourly rate.
Receive a 20% discount if you book 5 hours or more.

Location: Amsterdam Netherlands

Phone: +31-627547316

Email: sw@samweeks.com

Website: https://www.samweeks.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • A Personalized Approach Is The ONLY Way!
    4 weeks ago
    Sam was fantastic. I reached out to Sam after extensively engaging (and spending a lot of money) with a much larger admissions consultancy in the US. After a great initial call, they handed off my account to relatively inexperienced consultants who provided an exceedingly low quality of work on a regular basis. Sam was completely different. From the very beginning of our engagement, it was clear that he was going to take an intensive, personalized approach to my application which wasn't seen elsewhere. He isn't afraid to be candid and upfront about the application. Best of all, his approach is highly personalized. You aren't sent templates and endless examples of successful applications - he takes the time to hear your story and works with you to ...
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    Class of 2024 Rejected
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  • 4 Countries & 5 Jobs
    1 month ago
    How I got help to refine my story and join a top school in the USA. Sam helped me plan and navigate the process of applying to my universities. While I had the GMAT score in place, I needed someone who could guide me in shortlisting Schools that were the right fit for my profile and personality. Through our regular Zoom calls, I found a mentor and partner who helped me articulate my story while I was juggling a hectic job abroad. His no-BS approach to applications ensure I had a safe space where I could be honest, deeply examine and understand my motivations for pursuing my MBA and write my best essays. If you feel overwhelmed with the task of compressing years of your complex ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Could Not Have Done It Without Sam!
    1 month ago
    I reached out to Sam at the beginning of the summer hoping to apply for R1. With my hectic work schedule and travel, I knew it would be a tall task, but Sam kept me on track and helped me break down the process into smaller pieces. I think the real differentiator with Sam is the time he takes to get to know you at the beginning of the process - it really almost feels like therapy and makes you truly dig for why you want business school and what it is you might want to do with your career. This really pays dividends when it comes time to write your essays not only because you will have strong stories, but you will also actually ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Admits to multiple top schools and scholarship $$$
    1 month ago
    I came into the MBA application process worried about my high years of work experience (9+) and my relatively low GMAT score. I knew I would be relying heavily on my professional and management experience. Sam encouraged me to totally transform my career narrative into one that was more personal and genuine, even though it felt like a gamble at the time. But the gamble paid off, and I got admits to every school that I applied to, plus a generous 30% scholarship. I loved the way that Sam and I worked together live over video calls. We were able to exchange so much more information that way, and I feel like he got to know me properly. That was reflected in the quality of the ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Indian Male Admit To Cornell
    1 month ago
    Sam has been a real differentiator in my application. He has not just amplified my past experiences but found new stories and pieces of my life that he could mold into one succinct storyline. For me, this was exactly what I was looking for and hoping to achieve. He is extremely amicable and stays patient even when things don't go as planned. He is definitely someone I would recommend to add life to your application!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • The Confidence You Need To Send In An Outstanding Application
    1 month ago
    As someone with a career gap, I was unsure about how to tell my story and skeptical about actually putting in my application. From my initial conversation with Sam, to finally sending in my applications, Sam and his team were instrumental in helping me tell my story in a very compelling way. They helped me build the confidence I needed. Sam is very patient and will work with you to bring out your best work. My mock interview session with him also prepared me greatly for my interviews, and I successfully landed admits to the schools I applied to. I highly recommend Sam! You will not regret working with him.
    Chinenye Okafor
    MBA Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Most Empathetic Coach Ever
    1 month ago
    Indian male with a tech background admitted to INSEAD + Cambridge. I worked with Sam to apply to INSEAD and Cambridge in the final rounds. I got admits to both. Sam was great at positioning my experience to meet exactly what the adcoms were looking for. When I look back at my essays, it feels like ME TALKING which is incredibly impressive. I paid hourly rather than committing to a big school package which was good for me. Also, it's cool that he works live, this isn't the case with the other consultants I met. Overall highly recommended!
    Harsh Deep Gajra
    MBA Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Amazing Advice & Professionalism
    1 month ago
    The first thing about Sam is that he loves what he does and carefully spends the time and effort to get to know you and your background before crafting a strategy for the individual schools that you are applying for. The time spent with him to craft the essays and edits is enjoyable and professional. Dateline management was great in order to keep me on my toes. The overall experience is awesome, I am extremely happy to have worked with him and highly recommend him. FYI - I applied to 3 schools and received offers from all 3 (some with conditions).
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Mentor-Cum Laude-Friend For Your MBA Process
    2 months ago
    I knew I had a strong profile but I didn't know how to make a story that could connect all my life decisions. Sam helped me build that story extremely well. We worked on multiple drafts and at the end of sessions, he used to give me homework that included thinking about major life events and how they matter to me. The best part about his services is that he will never make you feel like this is business - he became a good friend and was very kind with his time and advice even on the smallest matters. I could see that he really wants the best for me, which was important for me when I was looking out for consultants. If you're looking ...
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    Anant Gupta
    MBA Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Great Experience - Admitted To Copenhagen Business School
    2 months ago
    I strongly recommend getting in touch with Sam for guidance at any point during the MBA application process. I got in touch with Sam in early 2022 through a reference. Even though I already had Copenhagen Business School in mind, had a detailed discussion with him about my options for a European MBA. We had a brief discussion about my GMAT scores, job profile, limitations, and the colleges to which I should apply to. Due to work commitments, I didn't get time to work on my application. I again got in touch with him 10 days before the deadline, I was skeptical about being able to put together a good application by the deadline, however, Sam was confident about it. Sam was very accommodating with ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Emory Goizueta Admit - Low GPA, Low Test Score, ORM
    3 months ago
    I graduated from a public school with a 3.0 GPA, 600 GMAT score, and an ORM. As a consultant, I needed a way to differentiate myself and compensate for my low stats. Sam's process for storytelling is true and tested. Honestly, I enjoyed the process of self-reflecting with Sam's guidance. I purchased the 3 school packages and was accepted into Goizueta. The other two were reach schools (1 M7 and 1 T15). I highly recommend using Sam for crafting your story!
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Excellent Consultant | Great Mentor
    3 months ago
    I got in touch with Sam in May 2021 even before giving my GMAT to discuss my target B schools. In my first free session, he gave me a lot of insightful information that helped me shortlist my target schools. To be honest, I had spoken to a bunch of other consultants but this was the most fruitful free session I had. I had initially planned to apply during Round 1 but I got pretty late even for EU Round 3 deadlines due to several failed GMAT attempts. We started working in December 2021 and worked almost every day for an hour (sometimes at odd hours) to work on around 5 applications altogether. Sam was kind enough to even work during his Christmas break!! He ...
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    Anjuli Marwah
    MBA Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Tough Year, Great Result - Admitted Into European Program
    3 months ago
    Have to say it's really a highly competitive year. The competition was fierce and admittedly I did not get into my top choice "reach" program, however, I only applied to three programs in total and was accepted into one, which was also an ideal choice for me. I am attending the program this fall and am very grateful for the admit. I have a unique background that is not typical career-wise, a low-ish GPA from a very generic US state school, and aiming to make a triple jump with an MBA. Most of my batch mates I have met have much stronger career backgrounds and higher GPAs. I am very fortunate to have been admitted with a scholarship amount that is higher than in most cases ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Booth, Kellogg, Haas, LBS Admits
    3 months ago
    I worked with Sam on my full-time MBA applications. Sam is the best consultant you could ask for. He goes above and beyond to help you through the process. For example, Sam was willing to work around my schedule at work, even if it meant meeting on Sundays or at odd hours for him (I am in a different time zone than him). He is extremely hands-on and is 100% present in all meetings. I never found him looking at his phone, or answering an email while we were on a call together. Apart from his work ethic, Sam is really a brilliant writer and editor. He helped shape my story and present it beautifully. And the results speak for themselves- I was admitted to ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • T20 Admits With GPA Under 2.5
    3 months ago
    I reached out to Sam in the beginning of Summer 2021. I knew I was going to need all the help I could get as a US male with a very low undergraduate GPA (let’s just say below 2.5!). I chose Sam’s 6 school package and he worked with me day and night and provided tremendous flexibility with his time and resources. Sam was extremely diligent and kept me on task. The highlight for me was before I submitted each school we spent an hour confirming every single option of the application in the portal so that I felt sure my applications were as polished as possible. I received acceptances from two top 20 schools and I am waitlisted at a top 10! Something I ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Sam Is The Mentor You Need!
    3 months ago
    I first spoke to Sam in June last year before I gave my GMAT. Since then, Sam has been a mentor, supporter, and cheerleader in my application process. Even though I didn't work with him full-time, Sam was always there to provide me with the right guidance I needed. To summarise, I would 100/10 recommend getting Sam's services in case you're planning on cracking the top business schools.
    Shlok Bhartiya
    MBA Class of 2026 Admit
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  • Sam Is Your Best Bet
    4 months ago
    Sam is a patient, diligent and meticulous consultant. When we first met in 2020, I wasn't confident that I would get into a top business school because of my background. However, he worked towards instilling confidence in me and my application by crafting captivating essays which articulated my story quite well. Sam always makes it seem like your application is the only one he is working on. His attention to detail, structured approach, and genuine interest in my personal life and work experiences made the process so seamless. With his help, I got admitted to Said Business School & Warwick Business School with scholarship offers.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Admitted To Booth
    4 months ago
    I approached Sam (along with a few other consultants) with the daunting challenge to get admission to a few top M7 schools in R2 this year. I decided to go with Sam because of his sincerity and the reviews I read here but was skeptical given his regional exposure (UK vs. US) and prior consulting experience. I was wrong, Sam helped me get admission to one of my dream schools. Compared with my acquaintances who decided to get help from the big names in this industry, I think I had an advantage using Sam. My GMAT is around the average acceptance rate and my WE is 4 years, but I'm coming from a developing country with little experience abroad. Since I'm working magic hours in consulting, ...
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    Class of 2024 Admit
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  • Perfect Mentor: Sam Is The One To Go For
    4 months ago
    I touched base with Sam a few months before R1 deadlines. I had already scheduled free consultation calls with other admission consultants but never got the confidence to go full-throttle with my college applications. But the initial consultation call with Sam was a game-changer. He not only gave me confidence but also pushed me to challenge my own perspectives. That’s when I knew that Sam was the perfect mentor to partner with me on my upcoming MBA application journey. From there on, Sam and I met regularly to iron out my application strategy. During our weekly sessions, he dug deep into my profile, asking me relevant questions and sometimes forcing me to introspect my life decisions. The process was so detailed and structured that it ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Sam Goes Above & Beyond!
    7 months ago
    Sam helped an R3 candidate get into their dream S=school, Wharton (+ $100k). Working with Sam is a no-brainer. As a panicking R3 applicant with a below-average GMAT score and countless other imperfections in my application, I knew I needed to craft brilliant essays to have any hope of success. I found Sam with the sole purpose of getting help on one essay to help construct my narrative and get the 'juices flowing.' However, just a few minutes into our first meeting, I knew I wanted his help on my entire application. Sam's clear and strategic approach, his direct feedback in real-time and his constant encouragement to dive deeper and highlight the values behind my work were instrumental in helping me get into my dream ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Don't Second Guess, Go For It!
    7 months ago
    I was referred to Sam by my brother and I scheduled a call with him before appearing for my final GMAT attempt. From the very first call, I could feel the genuine interest he takes in actually knowing the profile. He guided me with utmost sincerity and shared a to-the-point plan, covering everything from target GMAT score to application strategy. We were working on extremely tight deadlines, but I never felt that he was rushing the application. Sam will make sure that your application is well crafted by covering the most important highlights of your life. He makes the whole process a lot easier and more engaging by getting on a one-to-one zoom call where he asks questions while taking insightful notes. He does such ...
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    Class of 2022 Rejected
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  • The Perfect Mentor!
    7 months 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!
    7 months 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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  • Full Scholarship To Top Choice
    8 months 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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  • Kellogg Admit— Sam Will Be Your New Best Friend!
    8 months 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. We have worked together on everything from the essays, touching up the resume, and prepping for interviews... He's there for everything! 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 talked to him every ...
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  • Fantastic Experience With Sam Weeks
    8 months 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
    9 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
    9 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
    9 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
    10 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!
    11 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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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  • IE MBA With Scholarship!
    1 year 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!
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Waitlist Support And Offer...With A Scholarship!
    1 year 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
    1 year 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!
    2 years 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
    2 years 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!
    2 years 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!
    2 years 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
    2 years 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
    2 years 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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