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Sherry

Stacy Blackman Consulting

United States

Consultant Bio

Sherry earned her B.S. from Cornell University’s Industrial and Labor Relations School and later earned her Elementary Education Teaching Certification at the University of Pittsburgh.Before becoming an MBA application advisor, Sherry spent four years working at The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University as an Assistant Director of Admissions where she evaluated applications, sat on the admissions and merit scholarship committees and coached unsuccessful applicants on how best to improve their application so that they could reapply the following year. She also supervised Fuqua’s international admission procedures and traveled extensively throughout the US, Asia, Europe, South America, the Middle East and India recruiting and interviewing prospective students. Sherry’s other professional experiences include Human Resource Management, teaching, coaching and sales management. Sherry’s strengths in teaching, evaluating and storytelling result in extremely effective and successful applications.

Company Information

Stacy Blackman Consulting is a leading MBA admissions advisory with a proven track record of acceptances to the world’s top MBA programs. Year after year, our clients’ acceptance letters and scholarship awards speak for themselves. Founded in 2001 by finance and marketing guru Stacy Sukov Blackman, SBC boasts a team of consultants with backgrounds as varied as yours. Overseen by the time-tested techniques that only come with our years of experience, each and every SBC admissions consultant is solely focused on you getting what you want: an acceptance to business school. SBC is the preferred admissions consulting firm recommended by The Economist. Read more about our guiding principles to learn more about Stacy Blackman Consulting:

CARING IS OUR MOST POWERFUL TOOL.

We truly care about our clients and our larger audience. That’s why we strive to deliver 10x in everything we do.

EVERYTHING IS FIGURE-OUTABLE.

We believe your weaknesses can be your strengths. We’ll show you how to make sense of your tangled and flawed background and develop a personal story that shines.

WE BUST ANXIETY AND OVERWHELM.

We’re on a mission to help you reach your most ambitious dreams and get in to business school. And we want you to enjoy the process along the way. We’re going to reduce your anxiety and take the stress out of the journey so you can think clearly and focus.

WE DON’T DO ANYTHING JUST “FOR THE MONEY.”

If we don’t think we can work with you, we won’t do it. It’s that simple.

WE BELIEVE IN YOU.

We know you’ve got a lot riding on the decision to go to business school and you put a lot of faith in us to help get you there. Your confidence means a lot and we don’t take it for granted. We believe you can get in. We believe in hard work and are willing to work hard with you.

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Location: United States

Phone: 866-667-8229

Email: info@StacyBlackman.com

Website: http://www.StacyBlackman.com/contact

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  • Sherry is the best!
    2 weeks ago
    I initially engaged Sherry to assist me with applying in Fall 2020 for admission in Fall 2021 in December 2019. I was referred to Sherry by a friend who had used her previously to guide his MBA admissions. But, in late March, with the onset of COVID and the downturn in the energy industry, I found myself shifting into overdrive to file in the last rounds at 5 schools. As an operations geologist, it became apparent that my Company would lay down its rigs by the end of the second quarter and I would be laid off. Although my primary job was to steer wellbores, I had developed an interest and a body of work using analytics to streamline workflows, save money, and enhance ...
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    Thomas Hundley
    MBA Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Choose Sherry!!
    2 months ago
    In May-June 2019, I talked to a few other consultants before deciding to work with Sherry - the one big reason for that was her objective analysis of my previous applications (I had applied to a few schools in 2017 without a consultant and had gotten rejected then). She focused on my weaknesses right from that first call and gave me workable ways to strengthen them. She was also very encouraging throughout the process and provided constant support. Her work ethic is inspiring (prompt reply on essay drafts; objective feedback focused on what the different adcomms want; interview preps even at the last minute - though I would advise against that; constant encouragement). I got through 2 of the 3 schools that I applied to ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Made The Right Choice! Highly Recommend Sherry & SBC Team
    2 months ago
    Thrilled and humbled to be admitted to multiple schools, including Duke Fuqua with an unexpected scholarship! If you are an international student dreaming to get into a T15 MBA program in the US, but new to the daunting MBA application process, then look no further than reaching out to Stacy Blackman Consulting. Also, if Duke Fuqua is high on your list, then you should really work with Sherry Holland, who is a former MBA Admissions Officer at Fuqua. I started looking for MBA admission consultants after I have taken my GMAT. Not only was my score below the average of the schools I was aiming for, but also, I did not have a clear personal branding strategy to make my application competitive. I was also lacking ...
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  • Sherry & the SBC Team Make Magic Happen
    2 months ago
    Before finding Sherry I had a few intro calls with different firms that left me feeling anxious and unsettled about my business school prospects. My intro calls with Sarah and Sherry were entirely different. Sherry was realistic about my weaknesses and quickly put together a strategy for my application process. Sherry's feedback was prompt, comprehensive, and always encouraging. Beyond Sherry's support, I also benefitted from the SBC network through the 'flight test' and group interview simulations, which made me even more confident as an applicant. I have admitted to my top choice program with a substantial scholarship thanks to Sherry and the team, and I am so grateful!
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Plain & Simple... Sherry is the Best!
    3 months ago
    After talking to several admissions consultants (Personal MBA Coach, Veritas Prep, Aringo, Accepted), I decided to work with Stacy Blackman for my round 2 MBA applications due to the initial consulting session as well as the unbelievable online reviews it has in multiple respected sites. After my consultation with Bill Chionis, I asked if I could be matched up with Sherry Holland as she was a former member of the admissions team at one of my target schools. From our very first phone call to all the other communications we had throughout the process, I just want to emphasize how great it was working with Sherry. She guided me through a step by step process on how to conquer the very stressful process of applying ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Everything I Was Looking For!
    3 months ago
    Sherry went through my apps with a fine-toothed comb and barely missed a detail. She was honest about pieces of my app that were not great, rather than glossing over them as another consultant had done. Moreover, she helped me navigate the tricky balance of over-sharing vs. not being personal enough. Admitted to HBS, Wharton and Sloan R1!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Great Experience Working with Sherry & the SBC Team
    3 months ago
    I began my MBA application journey in 2018. In 2018 I set out on my own and ended up not getting in anywhere, and got dinged with no interview at my first choice. I decided to give applications another shot and I decided I would enlist the help of a consultant this go around. After doing some research I settled on SBC. From my initial contact with the SBC team, everything was great. I was used SBC for the all-in package and also recruited their help finding a tutor to improve my GRE score. The third-party tutor they first paired me with was not a good fit, and as soon as I mentioned this to Esther they worked diligently to pair me with a better fit ...
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  • Sherry is AMAZING!
    5 months ago
    I had a wonderful experience working with Sherry for several MBA applications in 2019. Coming from a very rough application season in 2018, where I was dinged from all 3 schools I applied to without an interview, I knew I needed assistance with my applications the next go-around. My initial contact was Esther Magna who I had spoken to earlier prior to my 2018 applications who immediately reached out. She was very understanding of my situation to not want to apply in Round 2 of the 2018 Application Season and offered me honest feedback about my candidacy. It was this forthrightness that made me choose Stacy Blackman Consulting. I was then paired with Sherry and she immediately put together a strategy for Round 1 for ...
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  • Sherry is a Rockstar!!
    6 months ago
    I worked with Sherry for several schools, which we selected after a holistic review of my profile. She made suggestions based on her in-depth knowledge of the MBA programs at top schools. From the beginning, she was very practical and thoughtful in her approach, guiding me to play to my strengths. Not only did we work on my strengths, but also I refined my weaknesses based on her recommendations. She encouraged me through multiple iterations of essays until both of us were satisfied with the end result. When I secured an interview from my top choice reach school, she conducted a thorough mock interview, ensuring that we leave no stone unturned. I landed the admit spot at my top choice school and I'm convinced that ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Professional, Honest & Flexible
    6 months ago
    I had a great experience working with Sherry to prepare multiple Round 1 applications in 2019. I specifically chose to work with Sherry because of her experience as a former admissions officer at Fuqua/Duke. Following our initial kickoff call, it was clear that she knew her stuff and I was reassured in my decision to work with SBC. The company takes a team-based approach to help clients. In addition to my consultant, parts of my application were reviewed by another former MBA admissions officer during the “flight test” phase and my resume was reviewed by another member of SBC as a helpful second-set of eyes. Sherry helped me select several MBA programs that aligned with my interests/goals and provided me with candid and actionable ...
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