Jana Blanchette, President and Founder
Jana Blanchette founded Inside MBA Admissions to provide applicants an insider’s perspective of the application process. Jana was a Senior Director in the Admissions Office for the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business. While at Ross, Jana evaluated and counseled applicants from all over the world. She has specific expertise on how applicants get evaluated and the criteria utilized in decision-making settings. Since starting Inside MBA Admissions, Jana has maintained strong relationships with Tier One and Tier Two MBA admissions directors allowing her to understand key aspects of the admissions process.
Prior to her work in Admissions, Jana received her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and her B.S.E from the University of Michigan. After receiving her MBA, Jana worked as a Principal for A.T. Kearney. She has written hundreds of reports for Board Level Executives across automotive, retail, and consumer products companies. She has published several intellectual capital and business issue papers on a diverse set of topics, ranging from corporate bankruptcy to material cost reduction.
In addition to Jana’s admissions and consulting work, she runs seminars for consulting firms, financial corporations, local alumni groups and free webinars on the MBA Admissions process. She has written several articles, conducted webinars and has been cited in Poets and Quants.
Jana is truly an expert in the admissions field and works closely with all of her clients to ensure top quality service and high acceptance rates. She enjoys both working directly with clients and engaging with her consultant-client pairs. She is passionate about each client and uses her expert knowledge to help clients achieve their MBA goals.
WE KNOW THE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA TO
GET YOU ACCEPTED!
OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Ryan Blanchette – COO and Admissions Consultant
Ryan Blanchette provides his clients unique perspective as a past General Manager and Operations Executive with key insight into MIT Sloan and other top business school programs. Ryan has been a Sloan Alumni Admissions committee member and continues to interact frequently with the Sloan business school. Ryan was also the lead for the MBA recruiting efforts at MIT Sloan for his previous employers. His expertise extends beyond MIT as he has coached numerous clients through the admissions process for all the Top MBA Programs.
Ryan has three degrees from MIT, receiving a dual degree MBA and Masters from the prestigious “Leaders for Manufacturing” program at Sloan/MIT and a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace.
Ryan has been with Inside MBA Admissions full time since 2009. Before joining Inside MBA Admissions full time, Ryan was the General Manager for a $200M automotive components company located in Chongqing, China. He is proficient in the Mandarin language. Ryan has also worked in positions ranging from M&A of small privately held companies to advising CEOs of multi-billion dollar organizations in Supply Chain strategies. In these roles Ryan has developed expert writing skills as he has written legal agreements and cases on a variety of business topics. He has also created and delivered presentations to CEOs and Board members.
Ryan’s strong executive background combined with his loyal commitment to his clients, makes him a top-notch consultant. He has a passion for not only helping clients gain admission to an MBA program, but for helping them understand and truly achieve their career goals.
Laura George – Senior Admissions Consultant
Laura Bishop George has been working with Inside MBA Admissions since the company’s inception. Laura originally gained an insider’s perspective on the application process by serving as a member of the Admissions Committee at the Kellogg School of Management for two years while attending the full-time MBA program.
Prior to her work in Admissions, Laura earned her B.A. from Duke University, where she contributed to the student newspaper, the Chronicle, as a reporter. Laura then worked as a copywriter and account manager at Burks/Butler, a multicultural advertising agency. After receiving her MBA from Kellogg, Laura joined the brand management team at Kimberly-Clark and then served as the retail marketing manager for Saputo Inc., an international food products corporation. Throughout her career, Laura has accumulated extensive writing and marketing experience and has developed focused expertise in the MBA Admissions process.
Laura has had a lifetime passion for writing, and she truly enjoys getting to know clients and learning about their backgrounds, strengths, and interests so that she can more capably guide them in crafting well-written, compelling essays that effectively capture the essence of their candidacy. She has extensive knowledge in the admissions process and insight into top MBA programs around the world. Her background in industry, writing abilities, and admissions expertise makes her one of our most sought after consultants!
OUR ADMISSION CONSULTANTS – WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE!
Our team of full-time consultants have former admissions experience from top MBA programs such as Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Columbia, Chicago Booth, Northwestern Kellogg, Michigan Ross, Dartmouth Tuck, Duke Fuqua, London Business School, Texas McCombs, Yale School of Management, UCLA Anderson, Berkeley Haas and other leading MBA programs.
Our team comprises a wide array of industry, functional, and geographic backgrounds. All of our consultants have an MBA from a tier-one MBA program. Backgrounds include financial services to consulting to engineering to marketing to entrepreneurship and more. Each of our consultants possess a unique set of geographical and cultural experiences ranging from living and/or working in China, India, Europe, the United States and other areas. The depth and breadth of the Inside MBA Admissions team will ensure you are matched with your perfect consultant.
WITH OUR APPROACH – WE’LL GET YOU ACCEPTED.
As a client, you will be paired with a single consultant based on your individual needs and your preference. You may request to work with Jana Blanchette, any member of our senior management team, or any of our consultants from our admissions team.
No matter the consultant you are paired with, you will also receive oversight from Jana Blanchette during key aspects of the application process (e.g. establishing your strategy, selecting your essay topics, overall application review, interview preparation). This unique approach to serving our clients ensures you receive the best admissions expertise.
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