An MBA graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Talon focused her studies in marketing. She served in leadership capacities including VP of the Marketing Club and President of the Triathlon Club. Following graduation, she interviewed and assessed candidates on behalf of the Kellogg admissions committee and served as a lead on-campus recruiter. Talon has guided MBA applicants targeting top U.S. and European programs and serves as an outreach ambassador for the Network of Executive Women. Her professional experience spans merchandising, brand management, global M&A, sales, and finance for iconic companies such as General Mills, ConAgra Brands and Target. Talon holds a bachelor of arts degree in finance and business management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and studied at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
When everyone claims to be “the leading MBA admissions company,” do words matter anymore? Who are you supposed to believe?
To be frank, we don’t pay a ton of attention to the field. Our objective can be summed up in one word: “Win.”
We don’t mess around. Our temperament comes from––in all candor––age and experience and enormous success. We keep a lower profile than others, but that’s part of our story. Our word of mouth from former clients is so powerful, we have the luxury to remain focused on the work, rather than on promoting ourselves. (As future business people, just think about how cool that is.) We’re able to dedicate all our time to helping our clients win by getting into elite business schools, and setting them up for success well beyond. If that kind of professional formula sounds like a good match for what you’re all about, come meet us. Let’s find out if we’ll click.
A lot of firms sport elite former Adcoms. And elite MBAs. And eye-popping stats and success and reviews. So…
Yes. If we were in your shoes, our eyes would glaze over, too. But you’ll do your due diligence––and we encourage it. Picking the right coach is important. In the end, you’ll have a strong sense of who’s for real and who’s all flair but no substance. Who offers a sincere, intelligent assessment versus who will prey on your anxiety. Our advice: put together a shortlist of firms, and go meet as many as you need. Get a feel. If you’re truly top MBA material, we’re confident you’ll recognize the unmistakable signature of experience, excellence and sincerity. In your bones.
Cool, but what’s The MBA Exchange’s… thing? What, if anything, makes your firm different?
- A self-assuredness and focus that comes from experience and a roster of true professionals.
- No bullsh*t. [Caring? Yes. Determined? Yes. Coddling? Not so much.]
- Genuinely good, smart, decent, solid people.*
[*As you get older and wiser, you start to realize how important this is, and more interestingly… how rare. Our M.O. at The MBA Exchange since our inception has been to only invite not just the smartest and most accomplished professionals onto our team, but also only those people who are genuinely “good eggs.” People we genuinely like. People we find to be mature and dependable and committed to others’ success. It may seem like a strange differentiator to call out, but honestly, that’s the one that may matter most at the end of the day.]
Menu of Services and Associated Costs
1 App: Senior Consultant $4,900 | Master $5,650 | Principal $6,100
2 Apps: Senior Consultant $6,400 | Master $7,350 | Principal $8,000
3 Apps: Senior Consultant $7,800 | Master $8,950 | Principal $9,750
4 Apps: Senior Consultant $9,100 | Master $10,450 | Principal $11,350
5 Apps: Senior Consultant $10,300 | Master $11,850 | Principal $12,850
These are the most popular package options. We do much more, though. Here are some of our unique offerings:
- GMAT and GRE test preparation
- Test anxiety counseling [Yep, it’s a real thing, and yep, we can certainly help.]
- Social media profile optimization
- Translation services
- Video essay coaching
- Interview coaching
- Team-based discussion prep
- Waitlist coaching and support
- CounterCheck™ post-admit background verification
- MyAdcom application review
- Ding analysis and feedback
Location: United States