Paul has written 6 books on business school, medical school, and law school applications.

Great Applications for Business School (second edition) – Start here.  Filled with clear guidelines, insider tips, and winning samples, this book will lead you through every step of the application essay process. Called “expert advice” and a “tour de force” by MBA admissions directors at Dartmouth Tuck and Insead.  GMAT Club’s “Best MBA Book of 2010.”

Perfect Phrases for Business School Acceptance – Gives you the phrases, statements, and approaches that will help you write a compelling essay, succeed at the interview, and stand out from your competition.

Perfect Phrases for Medical School AcceptanceProvides paragraph-long examples illustrating the content and key themes for medical school application essays.

Perfect Phrases for Letters of Recommendation – Explains what makes a recommendation letter good and also what can make it ineffective. The book contains paragraph-length examples of effective recommendation letter writing for all types of situations.

Great Personal Statements for Law School –  Complete guide to law school personal statements, from brainstorming content that best captures you and the experiences that bring you to a law career to detailed treatment of all the key personal statement themes and topic categories.

Perfect Phrases for Law School Acceptance –  Gives you sample phrases, statements, and approaches to inspire you to craft your own compelling and authentic personal statement and stand out during the interview process.


Paul’s insights as quoted in Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, U.S. News & World Report, Money magazine and more:

4 Recommendation-Letter Errors MBA Applicants Should Avoid (U.S. News & World Report)

MBA Admissions Tips, Chat with Paul Bodine (Bloomberg Businessweek)

“HBS Applicants Should Get Personal in New Optional Essay” (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Looking for an Edge: MBA applicants are turning to pricey consultants to help them navigate the daunting admissions process (Wall Street Journal)

Trains, Planes and EMBAs (Financial Times)

4 Recommendation-Letter Errors MBA Applicants Should Avoid (U.S. News & World Report)

The ABCs of Executive MBA Programs (Poets & Quants)

The Questions Asked of EMBA Applicants (Poets & Quants for Execs)

What to Do with $100,000 [Get an EMBA] (Money magazine)

How Hult Became the World’s Largest Graduate Business School (Poets & Quants)

D-Day at Harvard Business School (Poets & Quants)

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The Most Annoying MBA Essays Of 2014 (Poets & Quants)

The Round Two Fire Drill to Apply” (Poets & Quants)

Deconstructing Harvard Business School’s Optional MBA Essay Topic (

What Matters Most to You: Stanford MBA Essay Tips (

MIT Sloan’s MBA Recommendation Letter Essay (

Humility, Failure, and the MBA Application (

SEAL-Tested: Military MBAs (

“MBA Applications: Your Personal Marketing Message” (Dominate the GMAT)

“MBA Recommendations: Selecting Recommenders” (Dominate the GMAT)

“When to Apply to Business School” (Dominate the GMAT)

“How to Prepare for Your Business School Application Early” (Varsity Tutors)

“What to Do If You’re Wait-Listed” (Varsity Tutors)

“Ask an MBA Admissions Expert: Paul Bodine” (Varsity Tutors)

“5 Questions with Paul Bodine” (L.A. Tutors)


Paul’s interviews on MBA Podcaster:

Advice to Younger Applicants: How to Get into a Top MBA Program (MBA Podcaster)

MBA Admission Authors: They Wrote the Book about Applying to Business School (MBA Podcaster)

MBA Application Essays and Recommendations: Where to Begin? (MBA Podcaster)


Paul has been a featured admissions expert on Business Week, GMAT Club, Beat the GMAT, and Poets & Quants forums.

Paul’s “Ask an Expert” Thread for MBA Admissions (Business Week)

Paul’s “Ask an Expert” Thread for MBA Admissions (GMAT Club)

Paul’s “Ask an Expert” Thread for MBA Admissions (Beat the GMAT)

Paul’s “Ask an Expert” Thread for EMBA Admissions (Poets & Quants)

Other MBA Resources

MBA Podcaster – interviews with MBA insiders

BusinessWeek Bschool articles

The Economist Bschool articles

Financial Times Bschool articles

Wall Street Journal Bschool articles

BusinessWeek Online B-schools Forum

Beat the GMAT Forum

GMAT Club Forum

Graduate Management Admission Council

AACSB Accredited Online MBA Guide and Resource

Medical School Applicants

Perfect Phrases for Medical School Acceptance (book)

Law School Applicants

Great Personal Statements for Law School (book)

Perfect Phrases for Law School Acceptance (book)

Creating a Killer Law School Application, Law School Personal Statements, Optional Essays and more (Podcast series featuring Paul Bodine, Law School Podcaster)

Law School Personal Statements (Podcast, Law School Interactive)