Find out how Personal MBA Coach helped these clients improve their MBA application strategies and ultimately achieve success!

Alicia

I found that the structure and personalized support offered by the Personal MBA Coach team was the perfect fit for me. I was by no means a “traditional” candidate, so I needed a lot of help navigating the MBA application process. Scott and his team have a very structured process in place for all aspects of the application process including essay writing, video essays, and interviews. They checked in with me consistently to make sure I was still moving forward when I was procrastinating and provided 110% support up until the very last minute I had to submit my applications. Their interview prep was excellent since they work so closely with folks who have actually done admissions interviews.

Throughout the last 16 months, I had a number of small questions from how to talk to adcoms to switching my recommenders, and always received a fast and helpful response from Scott and his team with guidance. In the end, I received interview invites to all five schools I applied to and have been accepted so far at three, with scholarships from two! I never imagined I would be accepted anywhere, much less have options, so I’m incredibly grateful for Scott and the Personal MBA Coach team!

Alicia

Undergrad GPA: 3.2

GRE Score: 322

Years of Experience: 6

Pre-MBA Industry: Tech/E-commerce

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: East Asian

Undergrad: Top 20 Private University

Schools Accepted To: NYU Stern, Duke Fuqua, Dartmouth Tuck

Marco

After a thorough due diligence process (I talked to the top 5 MBA/Masters consulting firms), I chose Personal MBA Coach for the certainty of working with a coach that had proven results and years of experience at the highest level. Scott is very good at helping you craft a story and then connecting all the dots of an application to make that story come alive. I had a general sense of why I was applying and what I was interested in but without Scott’s direction and structure it would have been hard to get to the final outcome.

Also – Scott is meticulous, patient and efficient, all very important qualities if you are a working professional – like me – who needs to get a lot done in a short period of time. While applying to school, I kept working a very demanding consulting job and nonetheless managed to get through endless draft essays until I felt I had reached ‘perfection’.

Ultimately, I was admitted in 4 of the top 5 programs I had applied to and I am so excited to have the opportunity to go to Harvard. I highly recommend Scott who can really be the extra factor that determines if you get or don’t get into your dream school.

Marco

Undergrad GPA: 3.9

GRE Score: 326

Years of Experience: 4.5

Pre-MBA Industry: Consulting

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: White

Undergrad: Top 25 Private University

Schools Accepted To: Berkeley Goldman, Columbia SIPA, Harvard HKS

Jessica

The business school process can feel overwhelming at times, but Personal MBA Coach was a true partner in this process. I purchased Personal MBA Coach’s comprehensive package where I received support in terms of story development, essay feedback, and letter of recommendation guidance. Personal MBA Coach was always available to answer my questions and helped me stay on track to meet all of my application deadlines. I credit their services for helping me develop a strong and compelling application package. 

I also took advantage of Personal MBA Coach for their GMAT/GRE services and found it to be extremely helpful. I studied for the GRE for several months on my own using a variety of study materials but failed to see a significant increase. I was frustrated and was unsure whether I could get into a top school.  After using Personal MBA Coach for three months, I saw a 10+ increase in my total GRE score. Personal MBA Coach tutors are smart, patient, kind, and dedicated to seeing their clients succeed. I highly recommend Personal MBA Coach GMAT/GRE services for prospective applicants that are looking for a significant score increase! 

I ended up getting into all of the MBA schools I applied to with significant scholarships. I’m grateful that I chose Personal MBA Coach to help guide me through the business school journey.  

Jessica

Undergrad GPA: 3.7

GMAT/GRE Score: 315-320

Years of Experience: 4.5

Pre-MBA Industry: Management Consulting 

Gender: Female

Undergrad: Small Liberal Arts

Schools Accepted To: Wharton, Kellogg, Michigan Ross, Fuqua, and Emory

JP

The people at Personal MBA Coach were a crucial asset in my MBA application process. As a civil engineer, I was worried that my professional background would hinder me during the application process, but the advisors at Personal MBA Coach helped me turn it into an asset. Personal MBA Coach helped me put together a cohesive application that told an effective story to my target programs. Scott’s candid conversations really built trust, ultimately convincing me to take GMAT tutoring sessions as well as choose Berkeley.

I would highly recommend Personal MBA Coach to any professionals interested in pursuing an MBA. I especially appreciated their flexibility with my busy work schedule and my GMAT tutoring sessions, which I believe were fundamental to my score.

JP

Undergrad GPA: 3.6

GMAT Score: 760

Years of Experience: 5

Pre-MBA Industry: Civil Engineering

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: South Asian (Indian Sikh)

Undergrad: State School

Schools Accepted To: NYU Stern, Berkeley Haas

Caroline

Personal MBA Coach helped me through every step of the application process – from deciding where to apply, what tutor I should be using for test prep, and even the interviews. I truly cannot imagine going into the COVID-19 application environment without Scott as a resource. He helped me craft a unique narrative and develop my essays far beyond what I could have done alone.
 
Don’t get me wrong – the application process was rigorous, and Scott will push you to work hard. The payoff is well worth it! I was accepted into 4 out of 6 schools with scholarships at 3. I was just hoping to get into one! I am so grateful for Scott’s expertise and cannot thank him enough for his help.

Caroline

Undergrad GPA: 3.8

GMAT/GRE Score: 332

Years of Experience: 4

Pre-MBA Industry: Finance

Gender: Female

Ethnicity: White

Undergrad: Top 20 Public University

Schools Accepted To: UVA Darden, Kellogg, Yale SOM and Duke Fuqua

Peter

Personal MBA Coach was an incredible help. They started by learning about my background and goals. From there, we went through a personalized list of schools that they felt would be a good fit for me. Once we had the list, they helped by providing a GMAT tutor and working with me on the essays for each school. I would say the largest piece was the essays for each school! Personal MBA Coach was helpful in providing guidance and honest feedback, and I was thrilled with the results.

Personal MBA Coach was very professional and responsive. The business school application process is a lot of work and can be difficult to navigate. Personal MBA Coach helped me every step of the way and made the process much less stressful. I would highly recommend this service and could not have gotten the results without their help!

Peter

GPA: 3.9

GMAT: 710

Years of Experience: 4

Pre-MBA Industry: Finance

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: White

Undergrad: Ivy League

Schools Accepted To: Harvard Business School, Wharton, Columbia Business School, Dartmouth Tuck

Deeksha

One of the key reasons I chose Scott was the fact that he individually had a great track record and that I got to directly work with him, unlike other firms who had multiple consultants and there was the ambiguity of whether I would get a good consultant to work with.

Scott has great clarity on how to approach the application for each of the schools and also offers great flexibility in the entire process. He made the entire process simple and easy to tackle, helping me apply to 6 schools in a satisfactory manner with time to spare (some other consultants I spoke with said the process is so complicated I could at max apply to 4 schools). The ability to apply to more schools reduced my risk of not getting admitted anywhere, and hence reduced the pressure on the entire process. Scott is very responsive and ensures he gets back for all communication within 2 days, even during weekends and holidays.

Scott’s clear approach uniquely tailored to each school helped me get into LBS, CBS, and Wharton. I wouldn’t have had the success I have without Scott’s guidance.

Deeksha

GPA: 8.9/10

GMAT: 750

Years of Experience: 5

Gender: Female

Pre-MBA Industry: Telecommunications

Ethnicity: Indian

Undergrad: Public Technical University

Schools Accepted To: Wharton, Columbia Business School, London Business School

Jason

I began working with Personal MBA Coach for early planning conversations approximately a year before applying in Round 1. From our earliest interactions, I knew I wanted to work with them during the application process. The other consultants I spoke with were great, but Scott and his team struck the perfect balance between believing I could get into my dream schools and giving me the straight-talk I needed to strengthen my candidacy.

They helped me craft a compelling narrative that seamlessly connected my less traditional path within the financial industry to my post-MBA career goals. When my choice of essay topics was weak, they helped me change my approach to highlight examples that were more impactful and tailored specifically to the school to which I was applying. And when the interview invites arrived, they helped me prepare my story in a way that made my candidacy “come to life” in the virtual interview setting.

Despite the challenges I posed as a client (e.g., second-guessing essay topics late in the process), the Personal MBA Coach team was patient and exceedingly responsive to my concerns and anxieties as the deadlines quickly approached. They helped me remain confident and focused on getting through the application process.

Personal MBA Coach makes what can be an extremely challenging process seem easy. With their partnership, I was accepted to three top US programs. I highly recommend partnering with Personal MBA Coach for the business school application process.

Jason

GPA: 3.6

GMAT: 760

Years of Experience: 5

Gender: Male

Pre-MBA Industry: Finance

Ethnicity: White

Undergrad: Top Public University

Schools Accepted To: Chicago Booth, Kellogg, UVA Darden

Emily

I decided to turn to Personal MBA Coach because I knew I needed support and structure in order to get through the MBA application process. From studying and taking the GRE, to writing essays, to coordinating recommendations, there is so much to do. Personal MBA Coach supported me by breaking down these tasks into manageable steps and suggesting what expectations I should have for myself in order to get there. It made a very daunting process much more doable.

Testing has never been a strength of mine, so that was far and away the hardest part. Personal MBA Coach did a great job in laying out what needed to be done on my end in order to reach my goal. They also gave tips on how to study while also managing a full-time job. In the end, my score on the GRE increased about 12 points from my initial practice test. I’m so appreciative of the support I received on what was the most difficult part of the application process for me!

Beyond the work around GRE studying, it was so helpful to have Personal MBA Coach’s support on my essays. Though I consider myself a solid writer, it was unbelievably helpful to have someone look at my writing objectively. Having that extra set of eyes for clarity took my writing to the next level. Throughout this process, I wanted someone who I could get guidance and structure from that I knew would always be in my corner, and that was Personal MBA Coach and the team!

Emily

GPA: 3.8

GRE: 315-320

Years of Experience: 7

Gender: Female

Undergrad: Top 40 Private College

Schools Accepted To: Berkeley Haas, UVA Darden, Michigan Ross, USC Marshall, Texas McCombs