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TESTIMONIALS

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"Sam helped me navigate both the application process and subsequent decision-making when admission offers came in. Early in my search, he outlined the admissions criteria of various schools, such as GMAT thresholds and the profile of incoming cohorts, which helped me tailor my applications.

 

After I had secured offers from the top 3 UK programs, Sam talked me through each school’s student experience and the typical career paths of their graduates. He discussed Oxford’s focus on social impact, Cambridge’s strengths in entrepreneurship, and LBS’s substantial alumni network in the fields of finance and consulting as well as its proximity to interviewers in those fields.

His advice, based on his own first-hand experience as an applicant and MBA candidate, helped me choose LBS as the best program both for my career direction and for the MBA experience I hoped to have."

Karim - LBS, Cambridge Judge, Oxford Saïd

"I worked with Sam on my HBS application in round 1 and received an admit at Harvard Business School. I applied while working full-time and he was available at short notice whenever I needed him.

 

Most impressive was during the interview preparation when he adopted different interviewer styles, aggressive/slow, general/detailed to prepare me for whatever the interview threw at me on the day.

 

Once I had been accepted, he was very thoughtful in helping me think through my decision, sharing his own experience of attending business school. This illustrated his continuous genuine care for your outcomes. Since I only applied to HBS that’s a 100% success rate together! Massive thanks Sam, I couldn’t have done it without you. "

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Sarah - Harvard Business School

"As an Indian IT Male candidate applying to schools from the last two years, I was very familiar with the kind of points I wanted to put forward. However, it wasn’t working and one of the primary reasons for that is my failure to bind them all in a cohesive storyline.

Enter Sam. The very first time we spoke over a free consultation, I realized how he genuinely cared. I ended signing him up for Oxford but on one condition – I wanted his entire Christmas weekend as I was pre-occupied with prior commitments until the deadline! He never once complained and was extremely accommodating. We got on a video call and he spent the first few hours only trying to understand me and my motivations better.

Once we got working on the application itself (all over video call again), Sam said to me, “Mate, we could write them down as factual points or we could weave them together in a story. I prefer the storytelling way!”. That’s exactly what I wanted and what anyone should want, really! He seamlessly weaved my community-work and my extra-curriculars with my work experience and my future goals. At the end of the weekend, the application was 95% ready and boy, did it seem purposeful! Every part of the application was unique and yet it fit in the larger narrative so smoothly. I never knew my story could be presented this well!

His work impressed me so much that I signed him up for MIT the very next day, although I had already written out the application. To me, the essays I’d written for MIT seemed very powerful and after the Christmas weekend of working on Oxford with Sam, suddenly seemed boring. He transformed the MIT essays again with his storytelling ‘elixir’ and they again became wow! What I loved the most was that he did not rely on viewpoints of stories that we’d worked on for Oxford. Instead, he put in a lot of effort to reimagine the stories from other viewpoints to customize the application for MIT.

What really made the stories work was that he always welcomed my perspective. Oftentimes, I’d just narrate him incidents or speak about my views/perspectives and he’d have a keen ear to make a note of what I say and he’d incorporate in the application what seemed to improve the application. There was once when I felt an essay could be improved and I wrote an alternative one – he took the best points of my version and the earlier version, put them together and developed a really strong essay!

All in all, Sam is super easy to recommend to anyone wanting to improve their MBA applications. In fact after the first few sessions, I eagerly looked forward to our calls because talking to him seemed more like talking to a friend than a consultant. That is the best part – he is so easy to get along with! If you’re looking to apply at any top MBA program anywhere in the world, talk to Sam. You’ll emerge richer."

Mohammed - MIT, Oxford Saïd 

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I chose Sam because I was targeting mostly European schools. I chose the 3 School Comprehensive Package. Sam has already gone through the process himself and knows exactly the type of student profile the admission committees are looking for. We decided I should apply to HEC Paris, NUS Singapore and Oxford Said.

Sam was patient to understand my story and the bits that should highlight in my application. In our first profile assessment call, he spent more than double of the time initially allocated just to understand my profile in detail.

 

He has a knack for story-telling which transformed my experiences to a brilliant and involving essay. He broke up the essay prompts into manageable sections, tailored my response to the school’s specifications and helped me to write well-articulated essays making my experiences shine.

 

He is incredibly responsive and checks up on me to be sure I’m making progress. If you’re applying to a top 20 global program, Sam is an investment you will not regret. Thanks, Sam! Verified testimonial here.

Parit - HEC Paris, NUS, Oxford Saïd

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As an Asian engineer breaking into a product management role through an MBA at Haas, I knew that I was facing the highest competition in the 2020-2021 admission cycle. Sam helped me craft an outstanding story that fits the school’s culture and thoroughly touched on every aspect of my application to flesh out my life experience and highlight my personal character and unique strengths. Sam was always available to chat, even with very short notice and across time zones.

The best part about working with Sam was that he genuinely cares about me and wants to help in every way possible to make my dream come true. Thank you so much for all your help throughout the process. I highly recommend Sam for anyone looking for a helping hand in their MBA application journey. Verified testimonial here.

Moon - Berkeley Haas, Michigan Ross

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Sam provided me with professional advice that was robust, strategic, and authentic. Sam has a compelling story of his own, a proven history of being successful, and an approach that resonated with me.

We spent time together selecting the best choice of business schools relative to my consulting background and future aspirations....

Sam was flexible in his approach and laid out a timeline that worked for me whilst balancing a career in management consultancy and my desire to complete an MBA. We had discussions about which rounds to target based on my personal circumstances, with consideration to scholarships that were applicable to me.

 

 

What I appreciated the most was the profile analysis undertaken by Sam. This allowed us to identify areas of strengths, as well as pinpoint areas to focus my energy on, such as the GMAT quantitative reasoning.... I would highly recommend contacting Sam!

Gurdeep - LBS, Oxford Saïd, Cambridge Judge

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"I worked with Sam on my school choice which was difficult (particularly because I'm an international applicant aiming for a top-10 US school). Sam helped me look past the school publications and understand which schools are really best for me. It shows that he has been through it all himself."

Kartikeya - Applicant to US

"Sam helped me with my interview content and technique. He took time to understand my background and identified my strengths and weaknesses. Then he drilled me with interview questions, encouraging me to redirect the interview towards my strengths and the points I wanted to talk about.  I received the offer I was hoping for. THANKS SAM!"

Ruud - Applicant to US

'Sam transformed my average application essay into an awesome one. He was direct at pointing out weak parts and taking them out or making changes. As a non-native English speaker I needed somebody good at writing and Sam is fantastic at this.

 

The service was super professional and fast. He's clearly very experienced and knows what the school wants. I couldn’t recommend him any more highly.'

Zoe - Applicant to US

"The GMAT was kicking my ass. Sam helped me boost my score from 590 to 670 over the course of several months working together. As well as specifically addressing my weaknesses (quant PS section!!) he found a strategy that worked for me (speed the start) and calmed me down on panic days. 

 

After all this he knows me well which will be awesome when we write essays together"

Joshua - GMAT and UK schools

Sam Weeks was instrumental in guiding me through the application process in the UK. As a foreigner attempting to navigate the process, Mr. Weeks treated me with the utmost of personalism. Throughout our sessions, Mr. Weeks took copious notes as we discussed my personal and educational growth and thus tailored his advice accordingly. He is an individual of tremendous intellect and integrity and was genuinely eager to position me for success.

As an Oxford graduate, Mr. Weeks has been through the application process and understands how post-secondary is critical for one’s future. Therefore, it is without equivocation that I endorse his incredible services.

Milo - Applicant to UK 

Sam is a top expert in the MBA advice field - amazing to work with him on top 7 MBA school applications. Great experience and expertise on CV and essays, I definitely recommend!

JP - Applicant to US

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