Your MBA Admissions Consultant
Sarah DeGraaf, NYU Stern MBA
Sarah was an MBA admissions officer for nearly a decade. She has read thousands of applications and interviewed hundreds of applicants for full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs at NYU Stern. She has deep knowledge of these and other top-ranked MBA programs. Sarah knows firsthand what makes or breaks an application or an interview, and can help you avoid these pitfalls in order to craft a winning candidacy.
As an admissions officer, Sarah traveled and spoke on panels with counterparts from other top-ten business schools. She knows directly from former colleagues that every school and program have a specific mission, academic strength, and student culture. Each is looking for slightly different qualities in their MBA candidates and therefore evaluates them in slightly different ways. Sarah will help to ensure that your applications reflect your knowledge of these differences and your individual fit with the schools to which you apply.
In addition to working in MBA admissions, Sarah earned her MBA from NYU Stern. She knows from experience what it’s like to go through the process of assessing personal and professional goals, best program options, returns on investment, and the sometimes arduous steps of applying.
With both the experience of an admissions officer and applicant, Sarah understands that there are many aspects of MBA admissions that are clear to admission officers, but confusing to applicants. She understands that applying is time-consuming, daunting, and can be hard to fit into your already packed schedule. There are hundreds of programs out there and numerous different formats to consider. How do you know which is right for you? Throughout the process, Sarah will get to know you well and help you feel confident in your future business school and career path. She believes this decision is too big and too expensive not to do right.
Unlike large admissions consulting firms, where you won’t always know who you’re working with, or where you might have different consultants throughout the process, you will always work directly with Sarah. Together you will cover everything from the initial conversation and assessment to preparing for your interviews.
All work can be done remotely, so location is not issue. Sarah is aware that you are a busy professional and will work to accommodate your schedule.