What We Do
We help competitive domestic and international applicants apply to top MBA programs worldwide. We are unlike others in the admissions consulting or coaching industry; we partner with our clients bringing our expertise to create common purpose, emotional engagement, and a long-term view of success. We not only view our role as critical to our client’s application and career goals today, but also their personal sense of fulfillment tomorrow.
About Our Consultants
Since our founding, we have focused on building a distinguished team of expert consultants, guided by enduring principles and focused on the reason we exist – our exceptional clients. It is these values that guide our mission of excellence; embodying professional excellence while delivering exemplary results for our clients.
When other firms market solely on the titles of their former admissions directors or career center directors, we provide expert consultants who have actually worked with successful applicants to all top 25 programs - and not just one or two "former" programs. Certainly our consultants have served as members of admissions committees - but this is superseded by their years of prior MBA admissions consulting experience, gained by working with actual clients - like you. Additionally, our consultants come to us with track records of professional success in other industries and in the real world. So each can identify with your individual experiences as a professional, as well as the challenges you will face by simultaneously working and applying to business school.
Our consulting team is led by Drew Hoff and includes:
- Graduates of top 10 MBA programs, ormer admissions committee members and alumni interviewers from top 25 programs
- Former Assistant Director of MBA Career Services and current faculty members from top 25 programs
- An MBA program recruiter for top 3 management consulting firm, a former Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) MBA Preparation Coach, a Peace Corps volunteer in the Andean mountains of Ecuador, a Tae Kwon Do black belt, a Phi Beta Kappa, and a filmmaker turned management consultant
Rest assured, your consultant comes with a long track record of client success. If they did not, we would have never hired them, and they certainly would never be working with you.
How We Do It
Our comprehensive approach begins the day you hold an initial consultation with a member of our expert admissions consulting team. Each prospective Client is paired with an expert consultant based on an in-depth examination of professional background, personal characteristics, target programs and desired industry. Your initial consultation is the first step to crafting an analysis and approach that is unique to your individual strengths, weaknesses and fit with each business school(s).
The early stages of each client's engagement examines fundamental questions about the forces that affect and inspire the individual - questions that focus on the "why", rather than the "how." It is the answer(s) to these fundamental "why" questions that are essential for understanding each client's motivations and life path - to-date and in the future - and as a person and professional. Our consultants take great care (and confidentiality) in drawing out each client's truest aspirations - characteristics that go well beyond the cursory aspects of increased salary and prestige that top MBA programs can offer.
Subsequent stages organize your ideas and experiences, motivations and aspirations "on paper." It's not enough to have a "goal" or a adept leadership example. You have to know how to communicate it clearly and craft a message appropriate to each individual school. Providing the admissions committee a sense of clarity and purpose will undoubtedly involve multiple iterations of your essay drafts and resume. Our comprehensive approach also extends to the review of your letters of recommendation and application, and preparation for your interviews. When necessary, your consultant will also provide follow up services - such as waitlist advice, financial aid guidance, etc. Finally, to ensure that each client receives a one-on-one experience, we require that each of our consultants work with a limited number of clients per admission round.
Our consulting expertise extends to non-traditional candidates and applications. We have successfully worked with under-represented candidates through the Consortium, as well as military officers, Navy Special Warfare Operators, Screen Actors Guild members, and competitive athletes seeking a transition to the business world.
Who We Hire
We maintain a team of world-class admissions consultants who we believe are the best in the industry. Getting the right people in the right seats represents our firm’s greatest achievement. For our consultants, we seek to provide an environment that promotes a sense of purpose; fulfilling work that engenders a sense of devotion to our clients’ best interests. Our continued success depends on our ability to cultivate trust, creativity and conscientiousness with our consultants and in turn, our clients. This foundation of trust permeates every aspect of our organization today. It is why you can believe that your consultant is a professional expert who cares about the dreams you are building.
If you are a graduate of a top 10 MBA program and/or are a former admissions committee member, and possess more than 24 months of MBA admissions consulting experience, we would like to hear from you. Applicants with prior investment banking and management consulting experience are especially encouraged to apply. Compensation depends on background, but is approximately 2x the industry average.
Please email us at HR@amerasiaconsulting.com.
What We Want
To become the undisputed quality leader and most recommended firm (by our clients) in the admissions consulting industry.
To be recognized by our clients and consultants as the best admissions consulting firm in the industry.
To create a company culture so rewarding that we attract the world’s most talented clients and consultants.