If I say so myself, I’ve led a very uncommon life but one that I believe can help business school applicants tell their stories, academic and otherwise. I started conventionally enough, graduating from Brown University, and after a few years of business experience, from NYU-Stern with an MBA in Finance, Beta Gamma Sigma. After ten years working in international institutional equities and obtaining my Chartered Financial Analyst designation (and grading CFA Level 3 exams multiple times), I ended my financial career by serving as the nation’s first Financial Markets Expert-in-Residence at the United States Department of Labor.
At that point, I left conventionality behind. After completing my appointment in Washington, I became a professor of finance, holding faculty positions as Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown and Practitioner Instructor at Johns Hopkins, and teaching at both the undergraduate and MBA levels. My final teaching position was at the University of Maryland where I was a three-time winner of the Distinguished Teaching Award.
Then I turned completely off the beaten path. I am a professional filmmaker now, with four movies that I wrote, directed and produced having obtained global distribution in over 80 countries across six continents on the three dominant transactional Video on Demand platforms, Apple iTunes Films, Google Play Movies, and Amazon Video.
I am also a very experienced and published writer. I have had a play produced Off-Broadway, many OpEd articles published, mostly in the Baltimore Sun, and a personal finance book published, “The Chinese Way to Wealth and Prosperity” (McGraw-Hill, 2012), which was reviewed in The New York Times on July 8, 2012.
As a result of all my work, I have been accepted into the Writers Guild of America, the Dramatists Guild of America, the National Press Club, the Authors Guild, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors, while of course remaining a member of the CFA Institute.
I also maintain a coaching business. It is named Precious Capital Coaching. I apply the skills of modern Positive Psychology that I learned as a direct student of Dr. Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania, the founder of the field, in coaching aspiring filmmakers. I can do the same for MBA applicants.
To tell your story most effectively in the MBA admissions process, would you like your admissions consultant to be an experienced academic, to have a diversity of work experience, and to be a professional storyteller? I have all that covered!
One of America’s most experienced and successful admissions consultants (serving clients since 1997), Paul Bodine/Admitify has helped hundreds of applicants worldwide gain admission to such elite business schools as Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Chicago, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Columbia, Dartmouth (Tuck), Berkeley (Haas), Michigan, London Business School, INSEAD, Yale, New York University, Duke, Cornell, and Virginia, among many others. Admitify’s college clients have been admitted to such top schools as Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Vassar, NYU, Bryn Mawr, and UC San Diego.
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