Darya Smirnova
April 21, 2023

Chicago Booth, Kellogg & UCLA Anderson ’25 Admit

I cannot recommend Personal MBA Coach enough. I was admitted with scholarships to Booth, Kellogg, and Anderson.

I went to art school for my undergraduate degree, earning a BFA, and have worked in the film industry for a little over 5 years. With such an unconventional background, it was particularly important that I present a strong story in my application. Scott provided guidance to holistically craft my story through every aspect of the application, from what was on my resume to my essays and short answers.

His team helped polish my resume, by strengthening the way I bulleted my accomplishments at work. The school-specific interview prep was also super beneficial, helping me think of good experiences to pull from to provide examples to answer interview questions and structure my responses to be clear and easy to follow.

Beyond this, Scott was available at every step of the process to advise me about what schools would be the right fit for me, what story works best for each essay question, and whether I needed to retake the GMAT.

When I applied to MBA programs 3 years ago I was waitlisted at T20 schools. Personal MBA coach was 10000% worth the investment, especially considering I earned 180k total in scholarships from two M7 schools.