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MBA Admission Consultants

Our MBA admission consultants have admissions committee experience at the top MBA programs in the country, and have read countless applications. They advise applicants on interviews, resumes, helpful extracurricular activities and overall admissions applications. 

Michelle Leonatti

Former Associate Director of Admissions

   Northwestern Univ. Kellogg School of Management

Auxiliary Reader and Interviewer

   Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania 

3 Years at Northwestern University Admissions

3 Years at University of Pennsylvania Admissions

3 years of providing feedback to re-applicant candidates

2,500+ Applications Read and Evaluated

 

Michelle earned her BS in Finance at the University of Illinois.  After managing an International Language School, she returned to Northwestern University to pursue her Masters Degree in Higher Education Administration.  She began working at the JL Kellogg School evaluating Masters of Management candidates while pursuing her degree and eventually, she managed the admissions of the joint business degree programs (law, engineering and medicine) along with her work at the Kellogg School. Subsequently, Michelle landed in Philadelphia and worked part-time at the University of Pennsylvania reviewing candidates for the Wharton School.

 

Currently, Michelle resides in Seattle where she volunteers as a CASA (court-appointed special advocate) for children in the foster system.  

 

 

Sylvia Leong

Former Director of Admissions

   Carnegie Mellon University

Former Sr. Associate Director

   University of Southern California

 

4 Years in CMU Silicon Valley Admissions

5 Years in USC Marshall School of Business Admissions

 

 

Sylvia graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Mass Communications.  She began her career in corporate recruitment, interviewing and hiring college grads for a financial services company in San Francisco.  After discovering how much she enjoyed working with university career centers, she transitioned to higher education, recruiting and assessing students for graduate school.  As former Senior Associate Director for University of Southern California’s MBA program, she reviewed thousands of applications and conducted hundreds of interviews for admission.  She then moved onto Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus, focusing on graduate engineering programs.  As the Director of Admissions, she designed and implemented an admissions process for the campus and worked with faculty to admit a diverse class each year.

 

Sylvia has traveled extensively, recruiting and interviewing students from China, India, South America and other countries.  Her background of 15+ years in corporate recruitment and higher education have given her keen insight into what makes an applicant stand out.  She believes everyone has a unique story to tell, and her passion is in helping students find their voice and share their story.

 

Sarah J. Goebel (Sally)

Former Senior Associate Director of Admissions

   Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania

Former Director of On-Campus Recruitment Programs

   University of Pennsylvania

 

5 Years in Wharton MBA Admissions
3 Years in Penn Undergraduate Admissions
10,000+ Applications Read and Evaluated


Sally’s professional experience combines nearly a decade of Ivy League admissions work with more than 20 years advising students and parents in prestigious college preparatory schools regarding admissions and financial aid. Sally’s Ivy League experience spans Penn undergraduate and Wharton MBA admissions, and includes reading and evaluating many thousands of applications, executing final decision authority, training teams of auxiliary application readers, and conducting sessions to advise applicants.


Sally’s expertise regarding strategic positioning and compelling personal messaging helps applicants convey their achievements, talents and aspirations to yield optimal presentation and delivery. Sally holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Sally has had a 30 year career in admissions, including more than 20 years as admissions director,