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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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Highly recommended!
    1 week ago
    I initiated conversation with Paul 1 year before round 1 deadline, in which he gave me advice on how to improve my admission chances. We reconnected 6 months later, and I started the application process with a stronger profile. With his help, I got into Wharton! It was a pleasant experience working with Paul, and I’ve recommended him to all my friends who are applying for BSchool.
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  • Helpful and Thoughtful. In at Stanford and Kellogg.
    1 week ago
    Got into Stanford and Kellogg, and Paul was instrumental. Couldn’t recommend him more highly. At every stage of the process, Paul was helpful, accessible, and a pleasure to work with. Paul is indispensible when it comes to essay review. I always retained my own voice, and he had a keen eye for how I could tell my story with maximum impact. His guidance was specific and insightful (never generic), his response times were remarkably short, and the entire dynamic was underpinned by a consistent sense that he genuinely cared. Paul’s interview prep was precise and targeted and enabled me to put my best foot forward on interview day. Working with Paul was well worth the investment. I can’t imagine a standard higher than the one ...
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  • Authentic, professional, experienced partner!
    3 weeks ago
    Paul provided guidance and encouragement from start to finish. He reviewed my application and provided actionable feedback to improve the strength of my application profile across several key areas. He arranged two mock practice interview sessions, where one of the sessions was conducted with an ex-admissions officer from a P&E top 15 ranked MBA school. Paul's experience as a published writer shows in his honest reviews and feedback throughout the process. He always returned emails and phone calls promptly with a typical turnaround time of hours for emails/phone calls, and up to 36hrs for larger review items. I was admitted to Columbia Business School, and I don't believe I could have shown the admissions committee everything I had to offer to the program without Paul's advice. Thanks ...
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  • Paul helped me get into LBS!
    1 month ago
    Paul played an integral role in my acceptance into LBS and for that, I'm deeply thankful. Paul was referred to me by a close friend whom Paul had helped get into HBS. Right from our first call, Paul was attentive and honest about my chances at my top choice schools. It was during this call that he impressed me with his knowledge of the MBA application process. He helped succinctly pick out certain aspects of my profile that we needed to focus more on in my LBS application in order to improve my chances. His essay editing is uncomplicated and concise, yet improves the overall readability of the essays drastically. Once I received an invitation to interview, Paul helped not only take a mock interview ...
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  • Paul is great to work with!
    1 month ago
    I worked with Paul on my bschool applications and he was great! Very responsive, understands what makes a great app and provides very customized feedback to help set you apart. Without Paul's help, I don't think I would have been as successful with the application process. Because of Paul's help, however, I attended a top 10 MBA program!
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  • Genuine, dedicated admissions partner
    2 months ago
    I worked with Paul to edit essays for four full-time MBA program applications. I purchased a 10-hour package to review the essays by e-mail and phone and to discuss overall admissions strategy. With Paul's help, I gained admission and ultimately attended HBS. Paul takes a different approach from other consultants whom I considered - his is the ideal admissions partner for essay review, drawing from his own writing expertise. Paul takes the time to get to know his clients to better help draw out personality in their writing. He is realistic about admissions expectations without discouraging the applicant. And above all, Paul is timely and thorough in his responses to any applicant requests, big or small.
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  • Thank you Paul!
    2 months ago
    With Paul's help I aced the admissions process and was accepted by all four schools where I applied: Wharton, CBS, LBS, and INSEAD. It goes without saying that Paul is an expert in his field. Most importantly, he is a pleasant person to work with. I am grateful to Paul and highly recommend him!
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  • Outstanding Consultant
    2 months ago
    Paul was an amazing resource - his help with my application landed me at Kellogg. He provided candid, astute advise with my application and helped articulate my story and experience with clarity and relevance. I benefited immensely by engaging Paul's assistance and would highly recommend him to any candidate seeking assistance to navigate the MBA admission process.
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  • Very helpful
    2 months ago
    Gives good advice and very patient.
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  • The Best In The Business - I Went from 0 Admits to Multiple
    2 months ago
    This guy is a genius. (Literally - he went to University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University) The story: Last year (2013)I applied to a few business schools and got denied from all - not even an interview was granted. I knew I was going to reapply (this year - 2014 ) and wanted some professional help. Soon afterward I started looking into all of the top consulting companies - mbaMission, Amerasia, Stratus Prep, MBAPrepSchool, Veritas Prep, HBSGuru and Admissionado. I had phone conversations with consultants from the companies and met in person with two. I was looking for someone who was honest and who would get right to the point but was not a bulldog like Sandy Kreisberg from HBSguru. I wanted someone who would listen ...
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