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MIT Sloan School of Management

MIT Sloan School of Management

The MBA team made an effort to understand my aspirations during the getting to know you conversation. Their team-based approach was great in terms of getting several viewpoints on essays, which helped speed up the process of editing. The one thing that stood out for me though was the counsel I received – that is where The Red Pen is unique among its peers. At all times, the intent is to make the client think and dig deeper within themselves to identify their leadership style, their aspirations, their fit with particular schools.

A great example, which highlights how they focus on what is best for the client, is my first conversation with the team. In the course of my profile development discussion, they suggested I should consider waiting for a year and apply in the next cycle, because I would be a much stronger candidate.

I didn’t really pay heed to that advice and applied. To my surprise, I was waitlisted at my dream school; the admissions committee felt my career progression was very positive but thought I could do with more exposure in my current industry. The second time round working with The Red Pen, I listened; I made it to one of my dream schools!

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