Julie Bowman

Senior Consultant

Admissionado

United States

Consultant Bio

We’ve all heard the saying that someone is so good, she could “sell ice to an Eskimo.” Well Julie could sell that same Eskimo a batch of icicles, ice cube trays, a frozen margarita machine, perhaps a map of Iceland…and maybe a snoopy snow cone machine while she’s at it. You get the idea, folks: Julie is Admissionado’s resident marketing and strategy guru.

With over 8 years of admissions consulting experience, Julie is the most tenured consultant on the Admissionado team and she helps scores of clients get into (and get funding from) top 10 schools every year. Prior to joining Admissionado, Julie worked for over 13 years in the consumer marketing and strategy experience (though not in Alaska, for the record) at Fortune 500 firms, including Nestle and Walmart. Julie holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, where she mentored at-risk high school students and taught them how to create their own business plans. Prior to business school, Julie worked in strategy consulting and in the publishing world, including National Geographic Magazine. When she’s not helping Admissionado clients, Julie can be found hiking, traveling the world, or perfecting the cabernet sauvignon she’s making in her basement.

Company Information

Admissionado is a results-driven MBA admissions consulting agency. We have a lust for smart ideas and tactics that – quite simply – work. We embrace a two-person specialty approach to consulting, leveraging the talents of strategic business geniuses with masters of writing. Browse through our website to get a sense of our style, our process, our team, and our case studies. We’re a no-nonsense crew, committed to delivering a boutique experience that stretches potential and earns admit letters.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We offer three different packages to accommodate individuals with different needs and budgets. Our Gold and Platinum packages include everything under the sun: deep strategic guidance plus comprehensive essay development, along with all the supporting elements such as interview prep, resume and LOR support, and unlimited access to your MBA consultant. We also offer a more economical Silver package (starting at $3,250) for those who prefer a more targeted experience: deep strategy plus comprehensive essay development (and the flexibility to add on any individual elements as needed).

Location: United States

Email: julie@admissionado.com

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • World-Class!
    2 years ago
    I reached out to Julie at the recommendation of a friend of mine, who had an excellent experience working with her. I'm glad I took his advice! She helped me sharpen my post-MBA goals (which were a bit of a mess at the beginning) and articulate the best version of my story. She turned around drafts quickly and was always very responsive to my questions. I worked with Julie on my resume and essays for my dream school (an M7) and I'm pleased to say I got accepted! I come from a nontraditional background and I would not have been successful without Julie and the Admissionado team.
    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Thank You, Julie Bowman & Admissionado!
    2 years ago
    I could not be happier with the help Julie Bowman and Admissionado gave me throughout the MBA admissions process. I applied to 4 schools and was admitted to three of them (Kellogg, Ross and Tepper), with Ross even offering a full ride + a stipend. Julie helped me with every step of the admissions process, from helping me set career goals at the beginning to painstakingly helping me edit multiple drafts of each essay that I wrote. Her feedback was always thoughtful and thorough. Beyond this, Julie was also always willing to give me thoughtful advice on ANY question that I had throughout the process (trust me, I asked a lot of questions). Her experience really showed through in her answers. If you are willing ...
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    Class of 2023 Admit
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  • Best Consultant
    2 years ago
    I have worked with Julie for the past year to prepare for the 2020 R1 application. It has been a long and hard journey, but Julie made it fruitful and easy for me. She was insightful, resourceful, and patient. She asked me tough questions so I pushed myself through a comprehensive reflection on my past experiences, motivations, achievements & failures, and my future career goals. She always went above and beyond to get my questions answered and super responsive throughout the process. She helped me nail an M7 school offer very early in the season.
    Class of 2021 Admit
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  • ***Excellent Experience***
    3 years ago
    I ended up applying R2 to a myriad of schools through Admissionado. I was a reapplicant to most of my schools so I decided to utilize a consultant after being skunked the last couple of years to the schools I wanted to go to. As a non-traditional applicant who had little to no business experience, Julie Bowman was excellent at pulling out stories that could be utilized in an application. Upfront, you do have to do a lot of introspection via a bunch of prompting questions that Admissionado uses. Early in the process, I felt like the best thing was that Julie and I would talk on the phone regularly to decide exactly the correct ST and LT goals. I think that her experience in the ...
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    Class of 2022 Admit
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