One of America’s most experienced and successful admissions consultants (serving clients since 1997), Paul Bodine 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. His college clients have been admitted to such top schools as Yale, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Vassar, NYU, Bryn Mawr, and UC San Diego. A graduate of the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, Paul Bodine lives in Southern California.
Paul is the author of 6 books on admissions including the best-selling Great Applications for Business School, Great Personal Statements for Law School, Perfect Phrases for Business School Acceptance, Perfect Phrases for Law School Acceptance, Perfect Phrases for Medical School Acceptance, and Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation (McGraw-Hill). He has been quoted in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Money magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Poets & Quants, and TopMBA.com.
Paul is also a seasoned business editor and writer with years of experience in business, technical, scholarly, and educational editing and writing. He earned his bachelor’s (honors) and master’s degrees in English from the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins University, respectively. In 1993 he founded the Operative Word, a publishing services firm whose clients included such major publishers as McGraw-Hill, Wiley, and Houghton Mifflin. His essays have 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, and U.S. Industry Profiles: The Leading 100. His features and reviews have been published in the Orange County Register, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Baltimore Sun. Paul is a member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC), National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP), Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), and the MBA Career Services Council.
“I advised my first pre-MBA applicant back in 1997. Since then, I’m delighted to have helped hundreds of clients earn admission to the world’s top business, law, medical, and graduate schools. Helping talented, accomplished people articulate their visions and uniqueness in a compelling, personal way has since become a passion for me, and I have yet to meet a client who didn’t have a story to tell. Uncovering and polishing each client’s special blend of skills, experiences, and values has taught me an extraordinary amount, and I’m pleased that so many of my clients have gained admission to the schools of their dreams. I look forward to working with you.”
The Paul Bodine Consulting / Admitify Team
The Paul Bodine Consulting / Admitify team has over 50 years of collective admissions consulting experience with almost 2,000 admitted clients.
A Columbia MBA (UCLA undergrad), Emily’s holistic approach has helped applicants gain admission to Harvard Business School, Wharton and Kellogg among others.
SACHIN has helped over 400 clients take a story-oriented approach to their applications to secure admission to top business schools.
ALEX is an MBA focused admissions consultant, an expert on personal branding, and a lecturer on marketing strategy at UCLA.
Hi Paul, got the news from Ross:) i am in !!!! thank you so much for all your help. i would not be accepted without you!!!! Thank you Paul for what you did for me. I believe you are the best – bold and smart approach.
“Paul, I am really excited and had to share, this morning I was admitted to the Wharton School of Business! [My wife] and I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present.
“Paul, I heard from Wharton and learnt that I got accepted. I wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all your help. I could not have done it without your help.”