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 a Rockstar!!
    3 weeks 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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  • Professional, Honest & Flexible
    3 weeks 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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  • Sherry & the SBC Team are Great!
    3 weeks ago
    I am very grateful for the support of Sherry and the entire SBC team. From my original free consultation with Sarah which gave me the confidence to pursue MBA programs to my flight tester who gave me a second set of eyes on the application in the way, a real reader would the entire SBC team supported me along the way. Sherry provided valuable insight and helped keep me on schedule. Her experience working on an AdCom allowed her to answer my most specific questions. She helped me see my essays through to their best state and helped with my mock interview. After working with Sherry on the 3 School All-In package I was admitted to all 3 schools I applied to; Kellogg, Tuck, and ...
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  • Sherry is Great!
    2 months ago
    Sherry was a pleasure to work with. She knows how to craft a story that will help you get accepted into your reach schools. She helped me get admitted to my top 2 programs. She has a great sense of which programs look for which kinds of characteristics and helps applicants craft their applications to demonstrate those characteristics. Without hesitation, I would suggest Sherry as an MBA consultant.
    Class of 2022 Admit
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  • Waitlist Wizard
    7 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
    8 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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  • Amazing To Work With
    8 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
    8 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.
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  • Professional, Insightful & Patient
    9 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!
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  • Professional, Thoughtful & Patient
    9 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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