HBS Testimonial (also accepted at Stanford and Wharton)
Working with Bryan for the past one year has been a truly valuable experience for me, not just in terms of receiving support for business school applications, but also helping me clarify who I am, and who I really want to become. The quality time we spent together led to the self-awareness and confidence that I am ready to join HBS class of 2013. Reflecting back, there are several ways Bryan sets himself apart from many other business school counselors. 1) Flexibility and speed
Given my tight schedule working as a full-time management consultant, one of my highest needs was to receive quick turnarounds on my draft essays. He exceeded my expectations, by providing quick, high-quality feedback, and also by being extremely flexible when I was in a "crunch". While many counselors prefer to fix times for appointments and stick to them, Bryan was always flexible in terms of when and how long to meet.
2) Journalist approach
Leveraging his journalism experience, he was excellent in terms of asking the right questions to clarify my thoughts and build my self-awareness. For the first few meetings when writing an essay, Bryan would ask hundreds of questions to dig at my thinking. It felt somewhat like a pressure test, but this materially improved the quality of my essays by addressing issues at the root.
Last but not least, working with someone like Bryan is just so enjoyable and interesting. This is a point everyone who worked with Bryan would mention. His professionalism, trust, and sense of humor made all of our meetings so much fun.
Thanks a lot Bryan, and I wish you the best for your next year!