March 16, 2016

Business School

Apply with Confidence

It’s called “flight to quality”—the growing tendency of B-school applicants to focus all their energies on the top, best-branded schools on the theory that only those schools will give them the sure job and return on investment to justify the cost of the MBA. This flight to quality means that the “ultra-elite” business schools are becoming even more ferociously competitive. The average selectivity rate for the top MBA programs hovers around 12%. But for programs like Stanford the rate is closer to 7%. In 2014, Harvard and Stanford received 16,898 applications for some 1,350 spots. How can you improve your chances of being one of them?

A 750 GMAT score and 3.7 GPA won’t be enough. More than ever, your essays, recommendation letters, and interview are potential deal-breakers—or deal-makers. To rise to the challenge each of these application components poses, you need the expert, personalized, proven-effective guidance of Paul Bodine Admissions Consulting.

Tested One-On-One Approach

One of the industry’s most successful and experienced admissions consultants (helping business school applicants since 1997), Paul Bodine will guide you through the B-school application minefield, from providing you with a savvy, bullet-proof application strategy to helping you write powerful and compelling essays that get you admitted to your number-one schools. Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Chicago—for 18+ years Paul has been helping dozens and dozens of applicants get into these programs (see the complete list of schools Paul’s clients have gained admission to).

Larger, volume-driven consultants pass their clients between faceless editors and consultants—forcing you into their impersonal volume-driven system. With Paul, you won’t be handed off to other consultants, and Paul will always be available (including evenings and weekends) to give you as much interaction and advice as you desire. Working together, you and Paul will find the themes and stories that best capture your strengths, experiences, personality — you.

Guidance from Beginning to End

Through intensive get-to-know-you interviews, pointed questions, and incisive suggestions, Paul will work with you personally (and in person when feasible) to create compelling, memorable essays that grab the admissions reader’s attention through personality, self-reflection, and vivid imagery. Paul will show you how to use a dynamic style and engaging tone that connects with the admissions committee on a human level while also fully establishing your professional achievements. Your essays will become persuasive, polished, and powerful without ever sacrificing your individuality. Your essay set as a whole will capture your total profile, each essay complementing and rounding out the others to create a seamless, inexorable whole.

Customized Guidance Every Step of the Way

Paul will also show you how to obtain highly effective letters of recommendation from the people who know you (and can sing your praises) best. He can even work directly with your recommender to develop those letters for you. And you’ll brim with confidence heading into your B-school interview because Paul will help you refine your answers to the toughest interview questions through video, phone, or one-on-one preparation.

You can choose consulting services in hourly or flat-fee plans to suit your time constraints, writing skills, and budget. Whatever plan you choose, you will get the same highest-quality macro and micro guidance—from first phone call to acceptance email.

Expertise: Work with the Consultant Who “Wrote the Book”

Paul is the author of six authoritative books on professional school admissions, including Great Applications Essays for Business School, Perfect Phrases for Business School, and Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation. He stays abreast of business school admissions trends through his network, research, and clients, and will keep you informed through his blog, website data, and social networking presence, from LinkedIn to Twitter.

Visit the Testimonials section to see what past clients have said about Paul Bodine. Applying to business school is getting tougher every year. Let Paul lighten your load and guide your path; it may be one of the smartest investments you’ll ever make.

Paul Bodine Admissions Consulting offers a one-on-one experience that transforms business school candidates into successful MBAs ready for the careers of their dreams.

Contact Paul Bodine now to schedule a free consultation and begin devising your successful business school application strategy today.

You’ll never have to worry about “going it alone” or your voice getting lost in the mix.