Fort Collins, Colorado
Undergrad: Top 10 University
Challenges: Career Goals, Essay, Competitive Demographic
After four years of working as a design engineer, Ammar knew that eventually he wanted to be on the strategic side of the business making key decisions about the trajectory of the products he worked on. He started on the path of applying for his MBA with the idea of pursuing a position afterwards in Product Management or Consulting. He realized he was struggling to tell his story of transferable skills and knew he would need assistance.
After researching several MBA consulting companies, BeSpoke caught his eye. They offered a tailored approach to all his application challenges and really empowered him to dig into his “Whys” for going to business school. It was their unique approach that laid the groundwork for his essays, ultimately paving the wave for success for his entire application process.
Ammar was admitted to Booth and Kellogg and ultimately decided to attend the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business on a full-tuition scholarship.
Undergrad: Large Public State University
Experience: Sales, Education, Retail
Challenges: Cohesive Story, Untraditional Background, Resume, Essays, Interviewing
Addison was a true nontraditional business school candidate with seven years of work experience across different functions such as sales, education, and retail. Several years prior to applying to business school, he worked for his family’s company on the sales side of a windows and doors manufacturer selling to large commercial and residential clients. Having studied Philosophy as part of his formal education, he recognized that he was missing the key elements to one day be able to take on his family business. He decided to pursue his MBA in hopes to close those knowledge gaps and gain industry experience in the business world.
BeSpoke was the perfect fit for Addison to assist him with his business school applications. They offered an hourly model where he was able to receive help with the gaps he needed in his application. They helped him fine tune his story and find those impactful contributions to add to his essays. The self-reflection they pushed him to do assisted him with the backbone of his essays. It was the outlining techniques they provided that were pivotal to his success. Finally, their interviewing tips pushed him to think beyond every possible situation so no matter the question - he felt equipped to succeed.
Addison was admitted to IESE Business School (#11 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2018) located in Barcelona, Spain.
"Before starting with BeSpoke, I talked to numerous consultants, none of whom clicked for one reason or another. Bespoke on the other hand had a very detailed and methodical process that really appealed to me."
"For me, the essays themselves were pretty challenging. Coming from an engineering background and not having the best storytelling skills, I was not sure how the essays would unfold. Bespoke exceeded my expectations. The team took a very detailed and
organized approach in providing the guidance I needed."
“The BeSpoke team is genuinely passionate about helping their clients achieve success in getting into business schools. Such selfless dedication and effort speaks to how truly passionate they are.”
-Kellogg Admit, $50,000 merit scholarship
“With Bespoke, the personal connection you make is invaluable. By going through the various exercises as part of their process, they knew my story well and could connect
the dots in ways that other consultants simply wouldn’t be able to. Finding consultants that help you understand your story is crucial if you really want to put your best foot forward.
Their experience along with their network provides a nuanced understanding of the cultures that are present at different schools and how to best connect with a particular MBA program.”
“BeSpoke consultants were instrumental in helping me revise my essay and short answers. I was most impressed by their insight into the admissions process, breadth of knowledge, and commitment to my success. After several rounds of editing, they helped me bring my essays to life. I submitted an essay that allowed the admissions committee to better understand who I was as an individual along with insight into my character and personality.”
-NYU Admit, $100,000 scholarship
“For years, I struggled with preparing for interviews and understanding how to respond to interview questions. I was extremely nervous about my MBA admissions interviews. During my interview prep sessions with the BeSpoke team, they challenged me to think about various episodes in my professional career, and helped me clearly convey what I was attempting to say. With their assistance, I was able to knock my interviews out of the park!! Thank you so much BeSpoke!!”
-Duke Admit, Over $260,000 in merit scholarship awards
"BeSpoke gave me tons of fresh ideas for how to approach my essays and my overall story. They helped me grow and develop my application into a cohesive story that highlighted my strengths and work experience. Most of all, they were very personable and I felt comfortable working side by side with them on every aspect of my challenges. I am so grateful for all their assistance!