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 Was An ESSENTIAL Part Of My MBA Application Process
    5 months ago
    Indian, Male, Technology; those three characteristics put me into the same bucket with millions of others applying to various top business schools around the world. Although I had a 700+ GMAT score, I had a relatively low GPA (engineering) that put me at a severe disadvantage relative to many other applicants. Sherry worked with me to focus on the positives to construct an application that did not feature hackneyed essays that would bore the AdComm. She helped me realize those achievements I originally shrugged off as minor accomplishments were actually great brand builders that defined who I was and would appeal to the AdComm if marketed the correct way. I have no doubt that Sherry's tireless efforts, expertise, and experience are a ...
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    Class of 2012 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend! Personal & Professional!
    5 months ago
    Sherry was a lifesaver when it came to my MBA applications. As a candidate with a non-traditional background (US Army veteran), I didn't know where to start when it came to applying to top MBA programs. From writing a polished resume to determine how I was going to answer the essay prompts, I struggled with how I was going to tell my "story". That is where Sherry came in to help. Sherry was extremely helpful in coaching me through how to tell my story and ensuring all aspects of my application were aligned to strengthen my messaging to the adcom. Her feedback was incredibly timely and she made herself readily available if I ever needed to discuss any aspects of my application. I could not recommend ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • A Great Partner, & To Echo Someone Else's Headline: "Sherry is the best of the best!"
    6 months ago
    When I decided to pursue an MBA, I initially waffled on whether or not to hire an advisor. I questioned if the investment was worth it and spent hours scouring online to understand what options were out there. After browsing the profiles of so many advisors, something about Sherry’s reviews stood out to me, and ultimately I realized that this process was too all-consuming to walk away feeling like I didn’t do everything in my power to position myself for success. I remember my first call with Sherry; we spoke for almost two hours and upon hanging up I knew I made the right choice. Sherry has an amazing ability to connect with you right off the bat; she truly cares about your story and ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Exceeded Expectations
    6 months ago
    I strongly recommend Sherry. She exceeded my expectations and was very professional. When I had a last minute interview, she was able to accommodate a practice session the morning of. She also always replied to emails quickly and was very thorough, and most important of all I felt like she really cared.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend Working With Sherry
    6 months ago
    From the moment I began working with Sherry, she helped me in every step of the MBA application process. From helping me in my school selection process to finding my strengths and selling points to approaching my recommenders, preparing for the interviews, helping me prepare my resume and even reviewing my thank you notes. Sherry´s experience and knowledge will guide you through this stressful process providing insights and recommendations along the way. She is extremely approachable and through a mixture of introspective exercises, calls, emails and multiple touch points she will provide active and honest feedback to help you prepare solid applications. I highly recommend working with Sherry, she is a true professional, and I have only kind words and gratitude for all her help! ...
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    Class of 2017 Admit
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  • A Truly Personalized Experience!
    6 months ago
    I worked with Sherry Holland on my applications and I am now a student at HEC Paris. Sherry is a professional and very knowledgeable. I especially found her interview prep session extremely helpful. As with the rest of the application, the for the interview prep was very personalized and felt very close to a real Ad-com interview. The feedback was honest and Sherry held nothing back, which is a good thing since it helped me put things in perspective. I recommend her to future MBA aspirants!
    Class of 2020 Admit
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  • Highly Recommend SBC & Sherry
    6 months ago
    I highly recommend SBC and Sherry as your MBA consultant. I know it's expensive, but it's worth it because of the HIGH ROI. As a Chinese male who has an untraditional background and a low GMAT score, I am thrilled to be admitted by a Top MBA program in the US. Sherry made my past one-year application process enjoyable, POSITIVELY stressful, and unforgettable. Sherry is very detailed. She reviewed not only my resume, essays, and application form, but also every single other document or email that I prepared. She even corrected my grammar mistakes of my spoken English after she reviewed my mock interview videos. Working with Sherry not only helped me get in my dream school but also helped me know my advantages and ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Highly recommended!
    6 months ago
    From start to finish, Sherry provided exactly what I needed to help me through the admissions process. She was incredibly helpful from a strategic perspective in identifying and narrowing in on the qualities to best highlight during the admissions process. Tactically, she offered pinpoint advice on essay and e-mail crafting. Things that I especially appreciated from Sherry include her unfiltered honesty, unfaltering availability, openness to two-way discussions, and constant motivation. Sherry was integral to the success of my MBA journey and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for guidance in their application process.
    Kevin C
    MBA
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  • Sherry Is The Best Of The Best
    7 months ago
    Since signing on with SBC for the “all in” package and electing to work with Sherry, I have been immensely pleased and impressed with the level of service, guidance, support, and feedback that Sherry has provided. Her constructive council, honesty, and enthusiastic spirit have guided me through some tough decisions and periods of stress as I went through the process. I have felt that Sherry (and the team at SBC), really got to know me as an individual and worked wholeheartedly to illuminate my unique strengths and mitigate any perceived opportunities. Beyond guidance on essay and application framing, Sherry provided guidance on emails to Adcom members and recommendations for how to engage with organizations and students at my targeted schools. The interview prep was also very ...
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    Class of 2018 Admit
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  • A True Professional
    7 months ago
    Sherry is a true professional. I really liked her method, her planning, and her order. Sherry is honest, kind and direct. She is the person you want to be with during the long application journey. I don't have words to express how valuable and supportive she can be. She has been a key ingredient for my success. Thanks again, Sherry!
    Class of 2014 Admit
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