paul bodine consulting

Paul Bodine

Paul Bodine Consulting / Admitify.com

San Diego, California

United States

Consultant Bio

A graduate of the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, I specialize in admissions to the top 10 business schools though I regularly work with successful clients to other MBA programs as well. I offer a truly personalized, non-transactional end-to-end experience through intensive get-to-know-you interviews and editing/feedback that produce compelling, memorable essays that show your passions, personality and self-awareness. I usually return work within one business day and am available evenings and weekends. I’m also a seasoned business editor/writer with years of experience across business, technical, university and educational domains, and my writing/analysis has appeared in the Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, the International Directory of Company Histories, the Encyclopedia of American Industry, the Encyclopedia of Global Industry, the Orange County Register, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Baltimore Sun.

Company Information

Admitify.com is committed. We offer you industry-leading experience and dream-school outcomes through a truly personal, nontransactional, end-to-end experience based on Paul’s book Great Applications for Business School. Through intensive get-to-know-you interviews and rigorous macro and micro feedback, Paul and his crack consultants—including Harvard, Stanford and Wharton MBAs–guide you gently through the journey of crafting compelling, memorable essays that show your passions, personality and self-awareness. Leave the angst and stress behind. Trust Experience, Trust Results.

Menu of Services and Associated Costs

We can help you with every aspect of the application process, from strategy and your overall application theme to story selection, essay brainstorming and editing, recommender selection and guidance, interview prep and resume review. Our hourly services start at $299 if you buy hour by hour but drop to $260 per hour if you buy 10 hours in advance. Our first-school ‘All In’ flat-fee service is priced at $4,450 and subsequent school packages at $2,495. We keep you aware of your time used as we work, we can turn around work usually within a day (guarantee is 2 days). and are available for phone calls most days of the week. We will work hard to get to know your story and profile in depth and work with you to project it with personality and vividness across the application. Our testimonials speak for themselves.

Location: San Diego, California, United States

Phone: 858-869-1959

Email: paulsbodine@gmail.com

Website: http://www.paulsbodine.com

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  • The Best in the Business
    5 hours ago
    Paul Bodine is simply the best there is in the MBA admissions consulting market. I researched and held calls everywhere, and felt Paul was the only one to really understand my profile, identify the key aspects of my story, and communicate the best path forward regardless of my decision to work with him. I purchased by the hour and Paul immediately jumped in to help with application strategy, CV structure, school selection, and brief essay revision. He will not write your application for you, but rather will help you reflect and extract the most compelling presentation of your profile possible. This helped not only develop unique, honest essays, but also provided the necessary self-reflection for strong performance in interviews. Paul also went above and beyond ...
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    Class of 2021, Admit
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  • Insight + Trust + Transparency + Proficiency = Voila!
    2 months ago
    There are many admission consultants and many MBA candidates. As a candidate, I wanted to stand out from the crowd. I applied the same criteria in choosing the right consultant who successfully helped others, could be instrumental unfolding the best story, would be straightforward about positive and negative feedback and most importantly would suit my specific need. During the free consultation, he came up with actionable insights. I worked with him for a few weeks. The result? A savvy application story. I went to Haas. I'm glad that I found Paul. Thank you and looking forward to see you bringing the best and the brightest in the upcoming years.
    Class of 2016, Admit
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  • Outstanding Insight & Guidance, Kellogg Success!!
    2 months ago
    Paul is quite simply an incredibly smart and concise consultant who provides very timely and well thought out advice. Without ever having a regret, I have religiously trusted his views, insights and recommendations. You would be wise to hire him! Work with Paul and you will have a very positive outcome.
    Ethan Haas
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  • Expert, Professional, and Incredible Partner
    2 months ago
    Paul was fantastic to work with and was instrumental in my admission to multiple programs including the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. His extensive experience in the space helped me sail through the MBA application process with far less anxiety than had I gone it alone. Where Paul really excelled was in helping me reflect on my life journey and suss out the stories that really impacted me. I learned a lot about myself in the process. Work with Paul!
    Class of 2013, Admit
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  • Well Versed and Experienced
    2 months ago
    I got into Wharton!!!! I want to thank you for all the help you provided. I am extremely grateful for your efforts. Not only do I owe a lot to you for my admit at Wharton, but also for the sponsorship pitch you helped me with. Because of your inputs I was able to secure full sponsorship from my employer. Working with you was a pleasure. You made me realize so many subtle things about myself along the journey. I think you are the most professional person I have ever come across. All my questions were answered to the point without any ambiguity and with utmost honesty. I would not have made it to Wharton without your help. At the time I had self-doubt and ...
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    Class of 2017, Admit
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  • Excellent Advisor
    2 months ago
    Paul provided me with excellent guidance and support for my INSEAD application and later on with a marketing brochure for an independent advisory firm. His input was invaluable - Paul possesses a unique ability to distill and help narrate absolute essentials from one's background and help one think through how to differentiate yourself from the crowd. He is attentive, focused, quick, professional, creative, and committed to maintaining full integrity with his advice and work outputs. Not much else one can ask for! I would recommend Paul to anyone.
    Class of 2008, Admit
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  • Perfect Advice, Professional Interaction
    2 months ago
    Paul's contribution was vital in helping me get admitted into Columbia. His guidance and coaching allows the candidate to highlight his or her strongest personal and professional experiences in a compelling story. Our interaction was very professional and his responses were always prompt given the tight admission deadlines. I have already recommended Paul to many of my friends that have also succeeded through his advice and I will be happy to continue referring him to others.
    Georges Kazan
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  • Efficient, Thoughtful Advice
    3 months ago
    I really enjoyed working with Paul in the winter of 2011 and our work culminated with an admission to Columbia's full time program. Paul provided very thoughtful advice with straightforward questions and commentary, which helped hone my essays into a compelling narrative. Just as importantly, our conversations and interactions were efficient and effective. I would recommend Paul without hesitation if you need anything from a full consultation or a final, expert review.
    Robert Wu
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  • Thorough, Thoughtful, Effective
    4 months ago
    Paul was a tremendous writing coach and thought partner, helping me gain admission to Tuck - as a finance candidate in an especially competitive admissions year (2008-2009). Paul helped me craft a compelling story to differentiate myself and articulate my career goals. Tuck was a transformative experience and I'm grateful to Paul for helping me get there!
    Class of 2011, Admit
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  • Excellent MBA admissions consultant!
    4 months ago
    Paul was instrumental in getting me accepted to Kellogg's 2-year full time MBA program, as well as securing interviews at Wharton and CBS. At the start of the process my admissions "story" was not defined very well at all. Paul worked with me over the course of several months to fine tune the story for each programs I applied to. Unlike other consultants, Paul is willing to dive into the weeds with you and work on essay editing, redlining, etc. He is also enjoyable to work with and I would highly recommend his services.
    Class of 2021, Admit
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