MBA Admissions Counselors

Lisa Cummings

Lisa Cummings

MBA Admissions Counselor

Academic Background

Wellesley College, BA in Political Science
Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell, MBA

Professional Background

  • 13 years reviewing thousands of applications and interviewing candidates as an admissions committee member at the MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Current work includes supporting the staff at the MIT Sloan Career Office, preparing students for and conducting mock interviews, resume and cover letter reviews and counseling sessions; this gives her a continued inside look at what recruiters are seeking in candidates
  • Institutional Equity Analyst at Prudential Securities
  • Vice President and Treasurer of the US Trust Private Equity Investors Fund, Inc., as part of the team that raised and managed a $40 million fund invested in privately held companies and venture capital and leveraged buyout funds
  • Director of Investor Relations at Tenneco

Select Admissions Counseling Accomplishments

Lisa has helped global applicants gain acceptance to all M7 schools as well as all the top programs in the United States and Europe. In the last 3 seasons her clients have earned over $3M in Forte and merit scholarship offers


Boston, Massachusetts

You might enjoy working with Lisa if

  • You have a background or interest in analytics, finance, private equity, or venture capital.
  • You are a veteran or active duty service member. Lisa is a Blue Star family member!
  • You have a passion for pickleball, paddle or tennis. She has played on and captained competitive women’s tennis and paddle teams for years.

What Lisa’s clients have to say about her

Working with Lisa was a terrific experience. Lisa’s many years of experience were evident throughout the process; she understood exactly how to be supportive and uplifting while still pushing me to be more reflective in my work.
Lisa is the best admissions and career consultant I’ve worked with! Lisa truly helped me visualize my goals and understand the long-term value of business school. Lisa perfectly understood my goals and concerns at this stage in life, and she guided me like a mentor. Secondly, Lisa is extremely professional and dedicated. Finally, Lisa has a wonderful personality! If you work with her, you will be charmed by her wisdom and thoughtfulness. I am thankful to have her as my admissions consultant, and I hope to stay in touch with her!