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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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Waitlist Wizard
    3 months ago
    I was waitlisted at a top-tier full-time MBA program and Sherry was invaluable in helping me navigate the process. She knew the right messages to send to adcom and helped me develop an effective strategy resulting in my admittance to the program. She was efficient with my time, going above and beyond what I expected from an admissions consultant. I am confident that if I had hired her while completing my initial applications, I would have bypassed the waitlist in the first place. I highly recommend Sherry to any applicant seeking to gain an edge!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Thoughtful & Strategic
    4 months ago
    I honestly do not believe I would have been admitted to my top choice (top ivy league b-school) without Sherry's guidance. From an application standpoint, I benefited most from her advice on my essays. She is to the point and strategic. I can share that what I submitted vs my initial draft changed so much and for the better. Lastly, Sherry gave me confidence when I doubted if I even had a chance. I applied in the last round with a non-traditional pre-MBA background and I knew that space was tight. In our first call, she gave me specific reasons that made me a compelling candidate. While we were clear on areas I needed to work on, her honesty and reasoning were hugely insightful from ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Amazing To Work With
    5 months ago
    When I approached SBC for consulting services, I was referred to Sherry. With her background as an adcom member, I wasn't surprised by the insights she offered into the complex-looking admissions process. She was very easy to work with, always prompt to answer any questions or requests for appointment to discuss various deliverables. While I felt somewhat let down after my interview with Booth school, she lifted my spirits and worked with me on the interviews for other schools. In the end, I was able to get into one of my top target schools with help from Sherry. I would like to thank her for all the effort she had put in. Without that, I might not have made it. An added advantage with Stacy Blackman ...
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    Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Professional, Helpful, & Honest Advisor
    5 months ago
    It was a pleasure working with Sherry during the business school admissions process. As a former admissions officer, she offered insight from that experience that is difficult to get anywhere else. Her knowledge of the field of business schools and which ones would be a fit for my personal, professional, and academic backgrounds was unparalleled. Sherry's insight and knowledge into the Fuqua admissions process were particularly valuable and I would highly highly recommend her if you are considering that school.
    Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Professional, Insightful & Patient
    6 months ago
    I worked with Sherry after my first application was unsuccessful. Sherry worked with my from initial brainstorming to providing guidance on my personal statements, and lastly on working through mock interviews. I had one specific school in mind, so that was the less stressful work, at the same time, I only had one school in mind so getting acceptance into that school was paramount. Sherry's wise advice paid off. I received admission!
    Class of 2014 Applicant
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  • Professional, Thoughtful & Patient
    6 months ago
    Sherry was recommended to me by a friend who she had helped with b school applications the year prior. My application wasn't typical - I started late after R1 deadlines had already passed, and my work experience until that point was a bit spotty. Sherry understood the urgency of the situation and quickly helped me prioritize schools for R2 vs R3, gave candid advice on school selection, and was very patient in answering the many questions I asked of her during that phase. She then helped me navigate the challenge around my work ex and allowed me to focus in my application and in my interviews on my story. She was also very good at bringing the right stories into my essays and helped strengthen ...
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    Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Awesome & Professional Advisor
    6 months ago
    I had the pleasure to work with Sherry throughout the process and couldn't give her a better rating. She specializes in military backgrounds and, as a veteran, she understood my story right away and curtailed it to make my applications shine. Overall I applied to 5 schools, received interviews for all, and accepted to 4. I finished my MBA last year at a top 10 program and am currently working in Investment Banking for a large global firm in NYC. Life couldn't be any better and I give a lot of credit to Sherry for where I am today.
    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • Professional, Caring & Easy To Work With
    6 months ago
    Sherry helped me with my NYU Stern/Courant dual MBA/MFE application. I was accepted to both programs but chose to attend another program. Sherry was very easy to work with and provided great insights into the application process. She helped me choose topics from my professional and personal life that maximized my application portfolio. I really appreciated her professional perspective regarding my strengths and weaknesses and also her availability and promptness in responding to my many queries. I would highly recommend Sherry as a resource to anyone looking for guidance and help with the B-School application process.
    Class of 2010 Admit
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  • Kind, Supportive, & Honest
    6 months ago
    I started to work with Sherry after I submitted my R1 applications and was not getting the responses I was hoping for. we developed a go forward plan for R2, and as I ended up getting an interview for my choice school from R1, she graciously made time in her schedule to do a mock interview (we only had a few days in between getting the interview and the day of). Sherry was very supportive throughout the whole process, yet balanced that with honest feedback and thoughts. I am so grateful that I was able to work with her.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Sherry Was Awesome
    6 months ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Sherry on my business school apps! As someone with a sub 3.0 GPA, I had no idea where to apply and what my odds were. Sherry helped me bring out my strengths and address my weaknesses. Furthermore, she worked as hard as I did. This parlayed into admission to a Top 10-15 school! I would recommend Sherry to anyone who is willing to put in the work and is receptive to constructive feedback!
    Class of 2021 Admit
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