As you review our case studies, you may have the feeling that all of these clients had a better story or more material than you do.  Keep in mind that each one of these clients came to us with a significant challenge ”“ and they were completely stumped as to how to present themselves.  It was through brainstorming and coaching that together we came up with a seamless, workable story that proved successful!

Please note that no client details are ever shared in SBC Scoop or otherwise without complete sign off from client.


Age of Applicants

An Older Applicant – May 12th, 2011

Full-time, Part-time or EMBA? – November 25th, 2011

A College Senior Applicant – July 14th, 2011

Harvard Business School 2+2 Success – June 14th, 2012



Early career with limited leadership experience – January 1st, 2001

Laid off four times in four years – January 1st, 2001

Crafting Credibility For A Family Business Applicant – June 9th, 2011

A NonProfit Success Story – June 16th, 2011

Challenging Resume Remedy – June 23rd, 2011

Big 4 Public Accounting Career Goals – September 8th, 2011

Explaining A Layoff – September 15th, 2011

A New Job – February 23rd, 2012

Making the Family Business Work for You – June 21st, 2012



Indian Engineer needing to differentiate – January 1st, 2001

An Indian Applicant – March 30th, 2011

Digging For Diversity – August 4th, 2011

An Italian Applicant – February 2nd, 2012

Not Applying is a Guaranteed Rejection – March 29th, 2012

From Active Service to MBA Application – April 26th, 2012



The Entrepreneur – May 4th, 2011

The Entrepreneurs Dilemma – May 19th, 2011



Why Was This Applicant Rejected The First Time – March 16th, 2011

Homosexuality In The Application – April 13th, 2011

Getting Your Goals Right – June 2nd, 2011

Dyslexia And The MBA Application – June 30th, 2011

When Numbers Aren’t Enough – July 21st, 2011

Neutralizing Negativity – October 27th, 2011

Making the Business Case for Admission – November 10th, 2011

Stress Busting – January 12th, 2012

Balancing Realism and Optimism – January 19th, 2012



Leadership And Extracurricular Activities – July 28th, 2011

Leveraging Extracurriculars for Leadership – December 1st, 2011

Planning Ahead for Community Impact – March 15th, 2012

Extracurricular Make-over – September 6th, 2012


Low Quant

The No Quant Applicant – March 23rd, 2011

Building A Quant Profile From Scratch – April 20th, 2011



Lacking a Current Supervisor Recommendation – October 20, 2011

Supplemental Recommendations – December 29th, 2011

The Third Recommendation – May 11th, 2012

School Selection

Finding The Right School For You – April 6th, 2011

Selecting The Right Set Of Schools – May 26th, 2011

When An MBA Isn’t The Next Step– July 7th, 2011

Seeking A Second MBA – August 25th, 2011

Accepting a Safety School – March 1st, 2012

Looking Beyond the Top Five – June 7th, 2012



640 On The GMAT – March 9th, 2011

How One Client Approached A Low GMAT – April 27th, 2011

Handling GMAT Test Anxiety – October 6th, 2011

Success on the Wait List – April 5th, 2012

When Are Great GMAT Scores Not Quite Good Enough? – May 3rd, 2012



MBA Application Round 1 or Round 2 – September 1st, 2011

Timing Your MBA Plans – November 3rd, 2011

Setting an MBA Application Timeline – December 8th, 2011

Waitlist Management – February 9th, 2012

Setting an MBA Timeline – July 5th, 2012



Suspended from undergrad for plagiarism – January 1st, 2001

Sub 3.0 GPA – January 1st, 2011

D On The Academic Transcript – March 2nd, 2011

Prescription For A Low GPA – August 18th, 2011

Unknown Undergraduate Degrees – October 13th, 2011

Challenging Academic Profile – January 26th, 2012

International GPA – May 31st, 2012


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