Geri T.

Geri T.

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MBA Admissions Coach I Former Harvard Business School AdCom I

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Studied at University of Delaware

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Worked at Harvard Business School

Admissions Committee Experience

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Geri’s MBA Qualifications

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90+ people coached for MBA

Open to working with clients outside the U.S.

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Welcome! I am a coach and advisor who genuinely enjoys helping individuals achieve their MBA admissions goals. As a former member of the MBA Admissions Board at Harvard Business School (HBS), I have firsthand knowledge of the admissions process and what it takes to build a compelling application. I've reviewed thousands of applications and completed hundreds of interviews with applicants across all backgrounds, geographies, and industries. I also have experience working with college students applying for deferred admissions (I was part of the launch of the HBS 2+2 Program). I have worked as an independent MBA admissions coach, guiding clients to success at their top choice schools. Whether you need assistance with school selection, crafting your story/brand, essay/resume writing, selecting/preparing recommenders, or interview prep, I'm here to help you navigate the sometimes overwhelming and mysterious MBA admissions world. Let's connect and discuss how I can support you in reaching your goals.

Geri can help with:

Editing

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Recommendations

Ding Analysis

School Selection

Application Strategy

Interviews

Essays

Resume

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About Geri

I am a former member of the MBA Admissions Board at Harvard Business School. I spent 8 years reviewing and evaluating applications, conducting interviews, and marketing the school at MBA fairs, panels, and conferences. I helped market, launch, and manage the 2+2 Program (deferred admissions). I hold a B.A. from the University of Delaware. Most of my career has been spent in higher education within Career and Professional Development, Admissions, and Digital Education. Born in New Jersey (thankfully no accent remains), I now live just outside Boston with my husband and 2 teenage children. (Soon to be joined by a dog!) I love podcasts, Formula 1, and books of all kind.

Why do I coach?

I coach because I love helping people uncover what makes them special and unique, and then helping them craft their narrative for the MBA application. My approach is to use my expertise to remove some of the mystery (and anxiety) around a very important and challenging process.

Work Experience

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MBA Admissions Consultant

Self Employed

October 2022 - Present

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Operations Business Partner

2U Inc

2018 - August 2022

Partner with some of the world's most prestigious higher education institutions to help develop digital programs and extend their worldwide impact. Successfully deliver enrollment, retention, student outcome, and university partner targets. Advocate for universities and students by driving improvements to the academic experience from boot camps to executive education to degrees. Guide partners through major organizational and product changes including acquisitions, technical platform migrations, and contract amendments.

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Associate Director

Harvard Business School

2013 - 2018

Worked with a cross functional team to launch the digital education arm of Harvard Business School. Managed two program delivery teams overseeing a portfolio of HBSO products. Collaborated with product, marketing, and course production to design and develop a seamless user experience from enrollment to credential eligibility tracking. Identified and implemented business process efficiencies to support rapid organizational growth. Proposed data driven solutions, obtained executive buy-in and resource approval, and oversaw implementation. Partnered with software development team on requirements gathering, user testing, and roll out of Salesforce applicant evaluation tool. HBSO is a digital learning initiative powered by the faculty of Harvard Business School.

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Assistant Director of MBA Admissions

Harvard Business School

2005 - 2013

Admissions Committee Experience

Served as member of the MBA Admissions Board for Harvard Business School. Managed undergraduate applicant sector. Oversaw $1.7M Admissions budget and financial management processes. Read and evaluated ~ 900 applications per year, selected candidates to be interviewed, conducted ~ 150 interviews per year, and provided admit recommendations.

Education

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University of Delaware

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Government

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