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Paul has written 6 books on business school, medical school, and law school applications.

Great Applications for Business School (second edition) – Start here. Filled with clear guidelines, insider tips, and winning samples, this book will lead you through every step of the application essay process. Called “expert advice” and a “tour de force” by MBA admissions directors at Dartmouth Tuck and Insead. GMAT Club’s “Best MBA Book of 2010.”

Perfect Phrases for Business School Acceptance – Gives you the phrases, statements, and approaches that will help you write a compelling essay, succeed at the interview, and stand out from your competition.

Perfect Phrases for Medical School Acceptance – Provides paragraph-long examples illustrating the content and key themes for medical school application essays.

Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation – Explains what makes a recommendation letter good and also what can make it ineffective. The book contains paragraph-length examples of effective recommendation letter writing for all types of situations.

Great Personal Statements for Law School – Complete guide to law school personal statements, from brainstorming content that best captures you and the experiences that bring you to a law career to detailed treatment of all the key personal statement themes and topic categories.

Perfect Phrases for Law School Acceptance – Gives you sample phrases, statements, and approaches to inspire you to craft your own compelling and authentic personal statement and stand out during the interview process.


Paul’s insights as quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine and more:

Be Honest, Genuine in Your MBA Applications (U.S. News & World Report)

4 Recommendation-Letter Errors MBA Applicants Should Avoid (U.S. News & World Report)

MBA Admissions Tips, Chat with Paul Bodine (Bloomberg Businessweek)

HBS Applicants Should Get Personal in New Optional Essay (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Looking for an Edge: MBA applicants are turning to pricey consultants to help them navigate the daunting admissions process (Wall Street Journal)

Trains, Planes and EMBAs (Financial Times)

Business School Students Find Voices in an Age of Protest (Financial Times)

Top 10 Favorably Reviewed Admissions Consultants (Poets & Quants)

The ABCs of Executive MBA Programs (Poets & Quants)

The Questions Asked of EMBA Applicants (Poets & Quants for Execs)

What to Do with $100,000 [Get an EMBA] (Money magazine)

How Hult Became the World’s Largest Graduate Business School (Poets & Quants)

D-Day at Harvard Business School (Poets & Quants)

What MBA Admission Consultants Charge (Poets & Quants)

The Most Annoying MBA Essays Of 2014 (Poets & Quants)

The Round Two Fire Drill to Apply (Poets & Quants)

A Letter from Hyderabad (Poets & Quants)

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Key To MBA Admissions Success (Business Because)</p/>

Is There A Cheating Epidemic At Business School? (Business Because)</p/>

MBA Fairs Dos And Don’ts: Admissions Consultants Reveal All (Business Because)</p/>

Hate The MBA Rankings? What Lower-Ranked Business Schools Can Do To Compete (Business Because)</p/>

What Is The Value Of An Online MBA? (Business Because)</p/>

Should I Do A One-Year Or Two-Year MBA? (Business Because)</p/>

The 5 Important Things You’ll Need to Know When Getting an MBA (Metro MBA)</p/>

Deconstructing Harvard Business School’s Optional MBA Essay Topic (

What Matters Most to You: Stanford MBA Essay Tips (

MIT Sloan’s MBA Recommendation Letter Essay (

Humility, Failure, and the MBA Application (

SEAL-Tested: Military MBAs (

MBA Applications: Your Personal Marketing Message (Dominate the GMAT)

MBA Recommendations: Selecting Recommenders (Dominate the GMAT)

When to Apply to Business School (Dominate the GMAT)

How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early (Varsity Tutors)

What to Do If You’re Wait-Listed (Varsity Tutors)

Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Paul Bodine (Varsity Tutors)

5 Questions with Paul Bodine (L.A. Tutors)


Paul’s interviews on MBA Podcaster:

Advice to Younger Applicants: How to Get into a Top MBA Program (MBA Podcaster)

MBA Admission Authors: They Wrote the Book about Applying to Business School (MBA Podcaster)

MBA Application Essays and Recommendations: Where to Begin? (MBA Podcaster)

Forums, Interviews and Reviews

Paul has been a featured admissions expert on the forums of Bloomberg Businessweek, GMAT Club, Beat the GMAT, and Poets & Quants.

Ask PAUL Bodine Thread on Beat the GMAT

Paul’s “Ask Our Expert” Thread on Poets & Quants

Paul Bodine Consulting has also received multiple positive reviews on prominent admissions sites:

Reviews of Paul Bodine Consulting on Poets and Quants’ Admissions Consultant Directory.

Reviews of Paul Bodine Consulting on Wall Street Oasis (search page for ‘Bodine’)

Reviews of Paul Bodine on LinkedIn

Interview with Paul on MBA Crystal Ball

Other MBA Resources

MBA Podcaster

BusinessWeek Bschool articles

The Economist Bschool articles

Financial Times Bschool articles

Wall Street Journal Bschool articles

Poets and Quants

Poets and Quants for Executives

Poets and Quants for Undergrads

Beat the GMAT Forum

GMAT Club Forum

Graduate Management Admission Council

AACSB Accredited Institutions

U.S. News & World Report Top Business Schools

Forbes magazine Best Business Schools Find & Compare Schools

Medical School Applicants

Perfect Phrases for Medical School Acceptance (book)

Law School Applicants

Great Personal Statements for Law School (book)

Perfect Phrases for Law School Acceptance (book)

Creating a Killer Law School Application, Law School Personal Statements, Optional Essays and more (Podcast series featuring Paul Bodine, Law School Podcaster)

Law School Personal Statements (Podcast, Law School Interactive)

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About-Key Client Testimonials

Hi Paul, got the news from Ross:) i am in !!!! thank you so much for all your help. i would not be accepted without you!!!! Thank you Paul for what you did for me. I believe you are the best – bold and smart approach.


“Paul, I am really excited and had to share, this morning I was admitted to the Wharton School of Business! [My wife] and I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present.


“Paul, I heard from Wharton and learnt that I got accepted. I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all your help. I could not have done it without your help.”


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