"It was my dream for a very long time to do an MBA, either at Columbia University or at INSEAD. Alice helped me to be accepted at both and to realize my dream. Before meeting Alice I had already made two unsuccessful applications to business school. I decided to ask Alice for support after a colleague of mine recommended her to me, and I could feel the difference right away. The difference? First, the results: I got admitted to both. Secondly, the essays: the reader of my essays really got to know me as a person, which was not the case before. And thirdly, the experience: I was completely relaxed during the whole process. On my previous attempts, several senior colleagues had offered their support. Concretely, that meant forwarding me their own essays, helping me to think through the storylines of my essays, and giving me high level feedback once I had finished my essays. Most of the time, they did not have enough time to help thoroughly, or were even obliged to cancel our meetings. My recommenders told me they had no time to write the recommendations by themselves, which forced me to write five recommendations by myself – not an easy thing to do, I assure you. All in all, I felt frustrated because I was not able to get my stories to a higher level, and because I had the feeling that nobody was providing me with the level of support I truly needed. With Alice, I had a personal coach watching me and supporting me from step one, all until the end. Alice started by really trying to get to know me, to understand what is different about me and to help me to get that on paper. She provided me with advice on how to prepare for the TOEFL and the GMAT, and with advice on whether to re-do one of these tests or not. Further on in the process, Alice helped me with the storylines of the essays, with approaching and influencing my recommenders, and with actually starting to write the essays. At the end, she went through each and every word of my essays and elevated my essays to a much higher level. I am proud of the result. In the process, I also got to know myself and my strengths much better. I could not have done that without the support of Alice."
Admitted to Columbia Business School & INSEAD