I wanted to take a moment to let you know how great of an experience I've had working with Natalie over the past several months. When I first started looking at MBA programs last year, I quickly realized that I needed a consultant to navigate the process. The process is much different than college applications, and I had no idea what schools I could reasonably aim for (especially with my nontraditional background). I started the process by calling as many consulting companies as I could and trying to get an understanding of where I stand through their free consultations. The first company I spoke with was an absolute disaster. I was told that I had a weak profile (in so many words), and that I needed to set my sights on lower tier schools. I was told to look at schools ranked ~30-50, and that my reach school should be a school ranked ~20-25, though that was still unlikely. A few weeks later I was referred to Natalie by a friend of mine who had worked with her a few years ago.
My conversation with Natalie was completely different than the other admissions consultants I had spoken to. Natalie was very friendly, warm, and encouraging. We talked about the strengths and weaknesses of my profile, and she eventually decided that my reach school from the other consultant (~20-25) should be my backup school. While I still haven't fully decided on which school I am going to attend, I have options available to me in top 20 programs with major scholarships, and I likely will be taking a spot at Booth, something that I never thought would be possible when I first started looking at MBA programs. I can't emphasize enough how great of an asset Natalie has been for me throughout my application process, and I will definitely be recommending her to anyone I know who is looking to apply to business school!