Sparrey Consulting was founded in 2008. Upon discovering that bright young professionals were spending an average of 90 hours completing applications to top-tier MBA programs, company founder Andrea Sparrey saw an opportunity to provide a valuable service to these busy and talented individuals.
After helping applicants gain admission to schools such as Stanford, HBS, Wharton and Kellogg during the 2008 application season, Andrea expanded her services and began developing programs to aid rising stars at other points in their career. Sparrey Consulting works with clients establishing career paths just out of college, positioning themselves to apply to business school and other top graduate programs a few short years down the road, or laying the groundwork to rise to the executive level.
In just four years, Sparrey Consulting has grown to employ a staff of six, with advisors providing a variety of career consulting specialties. As we continue to grow, we look forward to providing clients with even more innovative, exciting ways to explore and make the most of their careers.
During the 2011 admissions season, the Sparrey Consulting team worked with dozens of MBA candidates helping them secure admission to a variety of business schools, including HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Booth, Columbia, Kellogg, UCLA, Vanderbilt, USC, NYU Stern, Tuck, and Yale. We have also worked with over 20 clients this year alone on other career-advancement opportunities ranging from resume review to career-mapping exercises to intensive interview preparation and evaluation of offers.
Sparrey Consulting has also conducted group exercises for corporate clients interested in helping their rising talent get the most out of their professional lives. These sessions have been conducted for groups as varied as 85 Broads, Connected Women of Influence, Berkeley Graduate Women in Engineering, UCSD’s FBLA and UC Irvine’s Women in Engineering program.
About Andrea Sparrey
Ms. Sparrey obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2003. After 4 years as a consultant with Bain & Company, where she took on increasing case and talent management responsibility, she founded Sparrey Consulting in order to pursue her passion for helping young professionals realize their maximum potential. More recently, she has founded Career Investment Advisors, Inc., offering programs designed to maximize the experiences of current MBA students and recent alumni. A natural collaborator, Andrea can often be found on college campuses on both coasts evangelizing the need for candidates to seek professional advice on managing their biggest investments: their careers. Andrea is an engaged contributor, as co-chair of local alumni groups for both Booth and her undergraduate school, the University of Waterloo, and as a leader in professional organizations. She is currently a member of the Board of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC).
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