In praise of Essay Snark

I have never started a thread praising an MBA admissions consulting service, but I'm going to make an exception here. So a few friends highly recommended this service called Essay Snark. They provide a lot of a la carte services which are pretty reasonably priced. I ended up paying $100 for their comprehensive profile review, and boy, was it comprehensive. After submitting a questionnaire, within 2 days, I received a 12-page PDF file that broke down my strengths and weaknesses and delved into an analysis of each. It was brutally honest, insightful, and on the point. A word of caution: it is only for the thick-skinned. They're not going to BS around, in hopes of making you feel better, so you can sign up for their services.

I HIGHLY recommend essay snark for anyone looking to apply to b-schools and need an objective assessment of where they stand.

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Comments (8)

Jul 24, 2012 - 7:27pm
$100 for 12 pages of honest, insightful and straight to the point comprehensive mba assessment - i think the rest mba app consulting biz gona go bankrupt soon

hmmm looks like they'll need elite boutique restructuring advisers - will this create more dealflow for me if i'm on an EB restructuring team, and will that help my MBA chances?
Aug 18, 2012 - 2:04pm
I'll second Brady - I also got the comprehensive profile review. I found it very helpful in thinking about where/when to apply and how to present my story.

To acrew, Brady, or anyone else with Essay Snark experience - Would you recommend the comprehensive profile review to identify gaps/weaknesses a few years before applying? I'm looking to apply in 2-3 years. Not sure if this is best suited for those

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Aug 19, 2012 - 12:00pm

[quote=acrew09]I think its more suited for helping those

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