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!

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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

Adding an EMBA to Your Options – July 12th, 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



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

Handling an Academic Probation – November 1st, 2012



Leadership And Extracurricular Activities – July 28th, 2011

Leveraging Extracurriculars for Leadership – December 1st, 2011

Planning Ahead for Community Impact – March 15th, 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

Re-applicant, Re-Recommendation – July 26th, 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

New Job, No recommendation – August 9th, 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 8, 2011

Waitlist Management – February 9, 2012

Setting an MBA Timeline – July 5, 2012

Planning Ahead – August 2, 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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