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#223 How to 3x Your Chances to Top 10 MBA Programs with Melody Jones, Co-Founder of Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting

“The most successful applicants know who they are, what they want and why. All 3 are essential for a compelling, competitive application.”

Melody Jones, Co-Founder of Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting and Columbia MBA ’13, has been helping applicants get into top 10 MBA programs for over a decade. How does Vantage Point help applicants triple their chances compared to other applicants? Melody shares key learnings, examples and questions you can use right away to craft a compelling application.


  • Introduction (0:00)
  • Melody’s MBA Story, Career & Co-Founding of Vantage Point (2:45)
  • Vantage Point’s Philosophy for Serving Applicants (11:00)
  • Vantage Point’s 3x Success Factors (13:00)
  • Factor 1: Who Are You? (17:00)
  • Factors 2 & 3: What Do You Want? Why? (23:00)
  • Rejected Application Analyses for Columbia, MIT, Harvard, Stanford (34:00)
  • What if you have the same career goals as everyone else? (41:00)
  • Melody’s Last Two Tips for Applicants (43:00)

About Our Guest

Melody Jones is Co-Founder of Vantage Point MBA Admissions Consulting. Previously, Melody worked as a Marketing Manager for L’Oreal in New York City and prior to her MBA, Melody worked in finance at Wachovia and Wells Fargo.

Melody got her MBA from the Columbia Business School and her Bachelors in Marketing & International Business from the University of Virginia.

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