It's my great pleasure to share with you that ... I have been admitted to the Business Analytics program of Ivey Business School, Master of Management in Finance of McGill, and the Master of Finance of Schulich Business School!
Thank you again for your sincere help and hard work!
As I worked with Philippe I would like to give my feedback on his work.
Basically, three important thing to cover:
His timely manner on helping me select what school was best for me based on my initial selection was great, and allowed me to focus the effort in the schools that really met my criteria as opposed of applying to all the schools I thought would be good for me.
His good timing for response, always replied on time with the highest quality comments.
Last, always there to help where I needed in a professional way.
It was great to work with Philippe and I got accepted to 2 schools of my preference.
- Accepted to MS programs at Duke and UT Austin
Just wanted to let you know that I got admitted to Georgetown University, UCLA and NYU!
Thank you so much for all your help with my essays and with the application process in general. You made the process less stressful. By helping improve my essays you really strengthened my application. I appreciate all the time you took to help me.
I visited accepted.com several times before committing to a package. The price was steep for me, but in the end I told myself that it would be an investment if I were accepted into one of my top schools. From the very start, Philippe was very kind, encouraging, and honest. It was amazing how he was able to help me organize my thoughts and written notes into a comprehensible Statement of Purpose. With each week, I saw my paper come alive and turn into a statement I was proud to send to top programs in the Nation. Thanks to Philippe and accepted.com, so far I have been accepted into five PhD programs, to include my top choice -- UC Berkeley!! Thank you Philippe!!
I wanted to offer some thoughts on working with Philippe Barr through the whole process. In summary, Philippe helped me with 3/4 of my essays and a quick resume scan. I applied to Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, and MIT Sloan, and was accepted to three, waitlisted at Stanford.
I'd highly recommend Philippe across the board. Stylistically, he was exactly what I was looking for. In email communication and when I had a few follow up questions, he was very kind and personable. But, as I had hoped, his markups of my essays were not "sugar-coated" at all - he provided very direct and honest feedback. For some, this may be uncomfortable, but for me it was exactly what I needed - it helped me trust his comments and really reassess my approach when I needed to. His approach is exactly as mine would be - start with high level themes and then refine specifics/details once the structure feels good. Much more efficient.
Furthermore, in a more nuanced way, Philippe was very low-ego. Often, editors can be very stiff and inflexible - when they give a recommendation they expect it to be taken, and in subsequent versions may have difficulty accepting a rejection of their comment. I never had this problem with Philippe - when I disagreed with his comments, we discussed why, and then moved on to the broader themes of the essay. So, I felt respected as a partner and we always were very efficient.
Lastly, turnaround and response time was incredible.