<< Back to Blog

NYU Stern School of Business

NYU Stern School of Business

Coming from an over-represented demographic pool, I was very nervous going into the MBA application process, but The Red Pen helped me immensely. When applying to multiple schools, it becomes very difficult to track all the things you have to do and you are unsure of receiving the right feedback from friends and family. The Red Pen team first helped me with my school selection and provided me with the pros and cons of different schools as well as the things I should take into account while selecting schools. I then discussed my career goals and brainstormed the contents of my essays with my consultant. We went through multiple episodes in my life, episodes that I would have otherwise not think of as significant. With their help, my essays were not only polished and rounded but were also an honest reflection of who I am as a person. After being accepted for interviews, I had multiple mock interviews and received valuable feedback. It felt that The Red Pen team were mu partners in the whole application process and would definitely recommend them for anyone who is aiming to gain admission to the top business schools.

Enjoyed This Post? Share!
Share it on:
Get In Touch

The fundamental role of independent educational consultants is to help students explore college opportunities and find the right place for them to succeed academically and socially. IECs don’t get students admitted—they help students demonstrate why they deserve to be admitted at appropriately chosen schools. They help students find colleges they might not have heard of—often out of their region—and they help students put their best foot forward.

Here are 5 things families should consider when looking to hire an IEC:

  1. Does the IEC belong to a professional association such as IECA with established and rigorous standards for membership?
  2. Do not trust any offers of guaranteed admission to a school or a certain minimum dollar value in scholarships.
  3. Ensure that the IEC adheres to the ethical guidelines for private counseling established by IECA.
  4. Find an IEC that visits college, school, and program campuses and meets with admissions representatives regularly in order to keep up with new trends, academic changes and evolving campus cultures.
  5. Do they attend professional conferences or training workshops on a regular basis to keep up with regional and national trends and changes in the law?