Stanford GSB & Harvard 2+2 Dual Admit - Let's get you there!
Studied at Stanford Graduate School of Business
Works at Google
Available Wednesday at 1:30 AM UTC
Usually responds within 48 hours
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Michelle's Coaching Offerings
Custom hourly coaching · $75/hour
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Michelle's MBA Qualifications
Open to working with clients outside the U.S.
Hey there! I'm a recent Stanford grad who got into both Stanford GSB and Harvard's 2+2 programs. Applying to these programs can be immensely stressful, and I've learned a lot along the way about how to effectively prepare and apply so there's no last minute worries. I'd love to help others reaching for these top programs on how to... - craft an awesome narrative - write meaningful essays that sound like YOU - test prep effectively for the GRE (in 3 months or less) - prep your recommenders - crush your interviews ...all WITHOUT crazy levels of stress. I've got templates, advice, and a network to lean on that'll make this process a breeze. I've been in your shoes a year ago, and I've got your back. Let's do this!
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Michelle also coaches for Venture Capital
Hey there! I'm an APM at Google, and recent grad of Stanford (where I majored in Management Science of Engineering). I'm also a deferred admit to Harvard Business School and Stanford GSB. I've spent time as a PM in Big Tech and startups, and I worked in venture capital beforehand. I know firsthand what it feels like to not be "technical" enough and pivot from finance/consulting/business development roles to tech. It's a steep learning curve and you need to know the tips and tricks to make it through these crazy selective pipelines! Together, we can help craft a narrative that beats the system. My clients have secured PM internships in Big Tech and multiple startups, and analyst roles at leading VC funds. In the past, I've been an APM intern at Google, a Founding Product Manager at Harbor (a startup acquired by Citizen App), a PM at Stanford product studio, and an investor at Contrary Capital, GSV Ventures, and Pear VC. I've run multiple startup accelerators, and even founded one. I see how marrying entrepreneurial passion and understanding of the business ecosystem can make you a super strong, differentiated PM candidate. As your coach, I can help you: - Craft a resume that showcases your strengths, and will beat hard recruiter screens - Design a LinkedIn account and cold DM strategy that wins replies - Make a narrative that makes answering "Tell me about yourself" a piece of cake - Create and edit answers to common behavioral questions (e.g. Why VC? Can you tell me about a time you failed?) - Find and personalize a framework that help you crush questions on design and strategy
Why do I coach?
I coach because I know how long and arduous recruiting and applying to grad school can be! Personally, I didn't even make it past the first screen at Google when I first applied my sophomore year. By doing mock interviews, editing my resume a ton, cold emailing, reading lots of PM books, and re-crafting my narrative, I've worked hard to secure an internship and full-time APM role at Google (with acceptances to places like Microsoft, Atlassian, and more). This then empowered me to kick ass at grad school applications - and I got into Stanford GSB and Harvard 2+2! I recently published a primer on Google APM recruiting on my personal website (michschwartzman.com/writing) and so many folks have reached out asking for personal help. I've come to Leland to officially launch my coaching after awesome feedback from my clients - and I can't wait to help more people breakthrough!
August 2023 - Present
Lead Venture Partner
June 2020 - Present
June 2022 - September 2022
Stanford Student Enterprises
October 2021 - June 2022
Built websites and apps for clients at Cardinal Labs, a nonprofit product studio run by Stanford students.
Founding Product Manager
September 2020 - August 2021
I worked at Harbor, a startup acquired by Citizen (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&ved=2ahUKEwio5frHqrL_AhUbADQIHV65An4QFnoECA8QAw&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftechcrunch.com%2F2022%2F01%2F26%2Fcrime-tracking-app-citizen-acquires-harbor-a-disaster-prep-app%2F%23%3A~%3Atext%3DThe%2520controversial%2520crime%2520watch%2520app%2Cthe%2520financials%2520of%2520the%2520deal.&usg=AOvVaw2jQjLxC3WJqYEFLXs-knkb).
November 2019 - May 2021
VC Analyst Intern
April 2020 - June 2020
November 2019 - June 2020
Michelle was also given offers to work at
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Accepted via deferral program.
Bachelor of Science, Management Science and Engineering
2018 - 2033
Michelle was also personally admitted to
George Washington University
State University of New York at Binghamton
Harvard Business School