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Comprehensive Profile Review!
“What are my chances at…?”
It’s the most common question we get. It’s the most common question that any admissions consultant gets — but if they’re giving you a free review, in order to sell you their services, are you confident that they’re going to tell you the straight answer?
It’s awfully tempting for a consultant to say you’ve got a chance at Harvard if it means you’ll plunk down your cold hard cash to have them help you apply. The EssaySnark Profile Review is a more comprehensive service than you’ll get for free from most consultants — and we promise to be upfront and direct with you. If we think you’re Harvard material — great! We’ll be excited to share the news. If we don’t think so, then we’ll explain why, and you’ll be armed with actionable information so you can determine your next steps.
The Comprehensive Profile Review will start you in the right direction on your MBA applications.
- Get an unbiased and honest assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in your profile.
- Learn which schools are realistic targets and get suggestions for others you might want to consider.
- Find out once and for all if your GMAT score is “good enough.”
- Get insights into your GPA and how it will be evaluated with your GMAT.
- Increase your confidence in your strengths–and know what you need to do about your weaknesses.
You also get a one-month membership to the EssaySnark blahg with purchase.
Want to know which schools you should be considering? The Comprehensive Profile Review will tell you this — and more. Standard turnaround: 2 business days from receipt of materials.
Here’s how it works:
- After you sign up, you will be directed to an in-depth questionnaire. Complete these questions with as much detail as possible. EssaySnark will use the information you provide to see how you might be a match to specific bschools you name.
- You will receive a report back that indicates how you are lining up for success, or whether you need to work on your profile, and/or adjust your list of schools.
Note: Nobody but the adcoms can tell for sure if you’re a good fit for them. It’s actually impossible for anyone even to be able to weigh your odds without knowing quite a bit about your background, and especially your leadership experience and career progression. This Profile Review doesn’t try to predict your chances. Instead, it’s meant to supplement your own research and legwork. We will help you identify potential programs to pursue and we’ll tell you if we think you’re off base in your current targets. Only you can determine if you’re a good fit to a particular school, and only that school can determine if they agree.
Comprehensive Profile Review
You must submit your questionnaire within 30 days of purchase or you may purchase an extension if you let it lapse. If you need to cancel, please do so while the subscription is active, and then you will be entitled to a refund less $50, provided that the questionnaire has not been submitted. The Comprehensive Profile Review is included in the Complete Essay Package, in Foundations, and in the 4-School Set; no refunds, credits, substitutions or adjustments are available if purchased separately. You can upgrade from the Profile Review to the Complete Essay Package or to the 4-School Set at a lower price if you do so while your original Profile Review subscription is still active (service expiration dates for upgrades are calculated from the date of this original qualifying purchase). Check the Discounts and Offers page from the SnarkCenter menu for details after making your qualifying purchase.
The Comprehensive Profile Review gives you actionable insights about your profile and how the adcoms may react to your application.
Or, if you have already applied somewhere and it didn’t work out, you can go for the Post-Mortem rejection analysis instead.
This App Accelerator is included in The Complete Essay Package, the 4-School Set and in Foundations.
Purchase the Comprehensive Profile Review: $ 199.00
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here’s what we try to do with our Comprehensive Profile Review (EssaySnark blahg July 2016)
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Reviews on the Comprehensive Profile Review!
When you’ve gotten your evaluation back, tell others how useful (or not) you think it is.
Comprehensive and nuanced review
I first found out about this service before I took the GMAT, and all through my study I looked forward to getting my score so that I could go through the ES profile review. So I had high expectations, but they were more than met!
As others have said, the review is comprehensive and long (many pages), and very personalised. The same intensity you see in their blahg posts will be focused on you! My profile is a little unconventional in some ways (good and bad), and I already had a rough idea of where my weak & strong spots were. The real value for me from this review was the NUANCE, in helping me understand not just what my weak points were (which I already knew) but how they would be perceived in light of the rest of my profile. ES explained how some aspects which I thought would be dealbreakers were actually not that bad, whereas other parts of my profile weren't as strong as I thought they were. Especially with a slightly unconventional profile, it can be hard to get a good idea of where you stand from public blog/forum profile reviews where you can't go into detail about what makes you unique. This service is very personalised and as other reviews have said, the more detail you give, the more they can give back to you.
Overall, they've been really friendly and professional in all their communications, and even went above and beyond to answer a couple of follow-up clarifications which really cemented my opinion of them as great to work with! This is absolutely, absolutely worth the price.
This product is a PERFECT first step for any MBA applicant. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from the service, but what I got blew me away. It's right in the name so I shouldn't have been surprised, but this thing is COMPREHENSIVE! My CPR was 20 (!) pages long, filled with details and recommendations specifically tailored to me based on the info I provided. ES will break your profile down into a variety of categories (GMAT, GPA, extracurriculars, goals, etc.) and let you know your strengths and weaknesses without holding anything back. A few tips to maximize the service:
1. Read the product description above in its entirety (hopefully you did that already...) and all the instructions as you complete the CPR data form. This will ensure you don't leave anything out and provide ES with everything they need to work their magic.
2. It's better to provide too much information than not enough. The more detailed you are with your goals, school choices, and general logic behind what you want out of an MBA, the better ES will be able tell you if what you are saying is realistic...or not so much.
3. Be honest. If you are honest with your inputs, ES will be honest/accurate with their assessment. After all, if you don't want honest (and sometimes hard to hear) feedback, then what are you doing here?
Follow these tips and this product will provide with a very clear way forward and a realistic look at how/when/where to shoot your shot. What applicant wouldn't want that?
This was a great no BS, but also increadibly whitty review of my profile and prospects. If I were to redue the submission I would have been more specific so I could have gotten as close to a complete answer as possible. Thank you for the help though!
Must be done ASAP if not sooner!
I was at work when I got the email that the review was ready, so I tried using my phone to read it. Not a great idea, because the review was many many pages long (!), so I raced home after work to read it properly on a computer. EssaySnark broke down all the components of the information I had submitted, and were so incredibly thoughtful in their responses. There were a couple of sentences that were just way too insightful. How in the world could they have possibly guessed this detail about me if they don't know me?!
The best part (for me) was that they were critical and straightforward, without being condescending. Reading the review felt like a private discussion that left me feeling energised and highly motivated. I genuinely felt like they were on my side, and the review had plenty of action points. They connected my school list to things I had mentioned about myself (background, career goals, interests). This will help me re-think and refine my school list for sure.
They 100% do NOT just replace a few words and give you a whole lot of general advice. The entire review is tailored to the answers you provide in the questionnaire, and I would suggest that it's probably better to provide more detail than less in your questionnaire, so that they can see your thought process and offer an in depth review.
Go ahead and do this asap!
I needed this. You NEED this.
I think ES may be my neighbor and I don't know it. There is an amazing amount of precision and accuracy (in my case, 19 pages worth) in each of the components of an applicant they review. This is not in the horoscope, I see myself in these words that actually could apply to everyone, sense. Rather, this is specifically targeted feedback to me WITH some general things thrown in for good measure.
You can tell ES has a lot of experience in the MBA application space and is willing to provide honest, brutally honest, feedback. Specifically, determining the critical path for an individual to pursue to accomplish their goals, or if that individual needs to reevaluate their goals.
Metaphor: Before I read this, I was in middle of the woods and I could see a town in the distance I wanted to get to BUT there was no clear path there.
After reading the Comprehensive Profile Review I know there IS a path for me to get there, I can see it in front of me, and I know that it will be a difficult path to follow, but I feel like ES has truth in advertising and I know upfront WHAT will be hard about getting there.
Other consultants may be more likely to tell you how the path is the yellow brick road lined with rose petals and, IF you hire THEM and do X, Y, Z, admission is a sure thing.
If you aren't sure whether or not you should get this, the value is there, it is worth the price to get an honest assessment from someone who has more experience than you regarding your chances at various B-schools. You WILL get feedback that will help you apply.
Better than therapy
I originally intended to wait until the butterflies in my stomach had settled before writing a review, but then decided I want to capitalize on the feelings of inspiration and motivation I got after my first (but definitely not last) reading of EssaySnark's feedback. I also want to add my voice to the review mix because if it had not been for the very candid and glowing reviews, I may not have ever given this a shot.
I, like many others, did not expect much. The questionnaire was shorter than I expected, and I figured maybe most of the review document would be pre-written. But I was blown away by just how much of the (very very long and thorough) review consisted of deep insights into my candidacy and profile.
EssaySnark told it like it is. Some pages were brutal wake up calls, which I think is a very good sign, bschoolMBAdrama or not. Hearing what I already half-suspected (but often tried to ignore/evade) from complete strangers, and with such laser accuracy and actionability, gave me a renewed grit that i couldn't have worked up on my own.
My feedback document is truly a treasure for me (and again, beyond the sole purpose of strengthening my MBA applications). There is so much to mine from it, yes, but there is also the authentic care that shines through the feedback document. It's not easy to tell people things they might not want to hear, and for this reason, I trust that ES is truly out there to help people become the best they can be.
I highly recommend this product. What I got from it I value multitudes beyond the price I paid for it.
Fantastic, in-depth look at your profile...look at strengths and weaknesses and you'll get honest feedbacks on gaps that you might have to address and a realistic look at schools that might fit you and that are within your range. The review brought up things I didn't even really think about and offered some great advice.
I'm still waiting to take the GMAT, so obviously a huge piece of the puzzle was missing for them, but they still did what they could and played out different scenarios and a realistic GMAT goal that I'll need in order to be competitive at my wish list of B-schools.
Thanks again for the help ES..will be using some of their other services as well for help with essays, etc. Highly recommended.
A must starting point
Coming from the non-business/real world, this service was incredibly helpful to help identify gaps to focus on during the process. As helpful as it is to get friends and family to help out with the admissions process, nothing compares to the details that the profile review evaluates. I highly recommend the service and look forward to using more of what ES has to offer. In the scheme of a $120k MBA experience, the services to help you figure out where you should set your goals, with a dose of reality, is totally worth it.
Just wanted to say thanks so much for the profile review. Your honest and impartial feedback is exactly what I needed to see early in the process. Not only do your comments and insights help me see the direction I need to go with the essays and app process overall, but it made me reconsider the schools and programs I'm considering and my strategy overall. I'll be doing some more focused research in light of your advice. Thanks again and appreciate the help!
Thanks ES for the brutally honest but spot on review. As a (former) skeptic of this whole process, I was really glad to see that you have shrewdly exposed certain blindspots I had but have also taken the time to understand my profile. So thanks again.
One BSer complained in their review in 2013 that we didn’t give an assessment of how they’d stack up against each of their schools. We absolutely do this in the profile review when we have enough information to go on. If you don’t give us that info then we can’t give you that assessment. We’re not going to blow smoke if we don’t have enough insight into your situation. Be thorough in what you provide to us on the questionnaire and we’ll be thorough back. If you aren’t, then we can’t.