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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  • Consummate Professional, Confidant, & Cheerleader
    9 months ago
    Sherry is absolutely amazing! I've worked with her for the past two years (year one was more of a trial year). She brings a wealth of knowledge, direction, and depth as you beginning and go through the application process. Sherry is a rock! I went from not having a clear idea as to my brand and how I wanted to showcase what I can offer a program. Sherry worked with me vigorously and gave me the tools and resources to reshape my candidacy. I love Sherry and due to her guidance, I have an opportunity to pursue a long time goal. Thanks, Sherry!!!!
    Class of 2021 Waitlist
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  • An Amazing Coach & Mentor
    9 months ago
    After my initial consult, I knew Sherry would go above and beyond in making sure I was successful in my MBA journey. As a traditional candidate with a tight timeline, Sherry was strategic and helped me highlight my key strengths while also addressing my weaknesses. She was always available on short notice, willing to reach out to her colleagues for their insights, and was supportive throughout the entire process. Doing a mock interview with her was also extremely helpful! I was ultimately admitted to a top 10 program - Sherry is still helping me work through the waitlist process at my dream school and for that, I am forever grateful. Anyone would be lucky to work with Sherry - she is accountable, passionate, and willing ...
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    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • Tremendous Help
    9 months ago
    Overall a charismatic, honest and extremely helpful advisor. Would not have been able to sell myself without her.
    Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Amazing Consultant!!!
    9 months ago
    Just got the call that I was admitted to UNC today! Thank you!!!! Sherry is the real deal when it comes to admissions consulting. You need a professional like her to keep you focused on developing a clear representation of your story to the schools. She's been a saint during an insane process. I'm so fortunate to work with Sherry. My stats weren't great but she helped me develop a clear story of how I would add value to business school. She had a clear track for me to follow on how to work on what I can change and address any apparent weaknesses. She was very patient and she worked around my needs. Her prior experience as an admissions officer was invaluable to help me ...
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    Stephanie C.
    MBA
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  • Sherry Was An ESSENTIAL Part Of My MBA Application Process
    9 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!
    10 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!"
    10 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
    10 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
    11 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!
    11 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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