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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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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Thorough, Thoughtful, Effective
    3 weeks 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 weeks 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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  • Professional and efficient consultant, highly recommended
    1 month ago
    I worked with Paul back in 2012 for my Master's application to Stanford Law School. I first got to know him through the books he published and contacted him via e-mail. The application to Stanford Law School was extremely competitive. The class I applied only enrolls 11 persons each year all around the world. Thanks for Paul's hard work and abundant experiences, I became one of the lucky eleven. As English is not my first language, Paul not only helped me with the essay structure but also corrected my language usage which I benefited even until now. I was on a rather rushed timeline. Although he had several projects on hand at the same time, he was very efficient and always on-time to return me ...
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  • Experienced, authentic, personalized - couldn’t have asked for more
    1 month ago
    After extensive reading of MBA consultant online forums, I shortlisted a few and did initial chats/emails to try them out. Paul was by far the best. Some tried to scare me into using their services by pointing out all my weaknesses. Others complimented me while missing my specific questions. Paul gave me concise, authentic feedback - with no obligations. Paul helped me brilliantly with school selection. He convinced me to consider Oxford (one of my initial choices that I wanted to drop), given my focus on Asia. I ended up getting accepted to Michigan Ross, UCLA Anderson and Oxford Said - and chose Oxford. No regrets now having almost completed the MBA. Without his input, I would have had a completely different experience. Paul was also ...
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    Class of 2017, Admit
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  • Immeasurable Expertise and Guidance
    1 month ago
    I considered an MBA for a few of years before deciding it was the right time in my career to pursue one. I had originally talked to Paul about different programs and ultimately decided on Michigan Ross that fit my needs and requirements. He helped me craft my application and essays to a concise and pointed story about my experience, accomplishments and objectives. After receiving an invitation to interview, we scheduled a couple Skype calls to go over potential questions and practice my responses. Could I have gotten accepted without using a consultant? Probably. But with Paul's help I felt secure in knowing I put my best foot forward.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Excellent, quick & thoughtful
    1 month ago
    Paul is a consummate professional, his timely help got me a admit to the Duke EMBA program. I was very late into the application process and clueless when I reached out to Paul. He promptly helped me with the edits and polished the essays since I was having trouble to meet the word limits so that I could meet the final round deadline.
    Class of 2020, Admit
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  • Believed in me when other consultants did not (Stanford MBA)
    1 month ago
    I had a challenging application profile to say the least with a GPA under 2.5 from a state university. My work experience and GMAT were average for the schools on my list (top-20 full time MBA programs), but I knew I had to knock it out of the park with my essays. Some admissions consultants even went so far as to tell me I had no shot at Stanford. Paul was incredibly helpful in helping me develop and refine my overall essay and application strategy. I appreciated his honesty and insight into how to best piece together the best parts of my story into a coherent (and ultimately successful) application. I applied to 7 top-20 schools in the first round. I was admitted to 3 ...
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    Class of 2005, Admit
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  • Blue Chip Essay Coach
    2 months ago
    I had the pleasure of meeting Paul and using his services when I was applying to several top MBA programs. With Paul's coaching, I was able to provide in depth details and insights from my experiences to fully capture the best picture of me as candidate. I'm pleased to say that I was accepted and graduated from Chicago Booth. I highly recommend Paul's services.
    Class of 2010, Admit
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  • Paul helped me to get in the top MBA program
    2 months ago
    I'm the non-native English speaker with the average GMAT score. Paul helped me to refine the tone of my essays by countless hours. He put in his thoughts and experience / knowledge of the school's style and helped me to get in the top MBA program in USA.
    Class of 2011, Admit
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  • Super effective, very thorough, gets results.
    2 months ago
    Paul was the first person to tell me that I should aim for the top 3 schools in the US. As a very non-traditional candidate, I didn't even think my profile might even slightly be interesting for the admissions team at Harvard, Wharton or Stanford. I got into Wharton, and the rest is history. Get his book, read it, do everything as he advises there - that's the best and clearest formula for putting together a successful MBA application package.
    Class of 2010, Admit
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