paul bodine consulting

Paul Bodine

Admitify.com

San Diego, California

United States

Consultant Bio

My firm Admitify and I specialize in admissions to the top 10 business schools as well as other outstanding MBA programs globally. We offer a truly personalized, non-transactional end-to-end experience through intensive get-to-know-you interviews and feedback that produce compelling, memorable applications that show your passions, authenticity, personality and self-awareness. I am a graduate of the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, have written 6 books on admissions including the best-seller Great Applications for Business School, and have been interviewed/featured in Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Money magazine, and Poets&Quants.

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 Integrity, Trust Success. Admitify is a longstanding member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants.

19 admits at Harvard, Stanford, and Wharton in 2018-19 out of 37 applicants.

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: paul@admitify.com

Website: http://www.admitify.com/

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P&Q Consultant Reviews

  • Expert, Professional, and Incredible Partner
    11 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
    11 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
    11 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
    11 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
    MBA
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  • Efficient, Thoughtful Advice
    11 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
    MBA Class of 2014 Admit
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  • Thorough, Thoughtful, Effective
    12 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!
    12 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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  • Professional and efficient consultant, highly recommended
    1 year 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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    Anonymous
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  • Experienced, authentic, personalized - couldn’t have asked for more
    1 year 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 year 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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