Michael was amazing! He tears you down but builds you back up. He seeks perfection and has very high standards (believe me, that’s what you want from a consultant). After working with him extensively, the quality of my essays improved significantly, which helped me secure offers from Wharton and Harvard. Also, his turnaround time is quick (and h... [Read More...]
Got accepted to Stanford Round 1! Michael was outstanding as an advisor. He had an excellent sense of how to find the right stories to tell and how to tell them perfectly. I couldn't have gotten in without him. Highly Recommended.
Detailed, creative, and experienced!
Thanks to Michael, I got accepted to HBS! He was instrumental in helping me brainstorm and craft a compelling essay that brought out the best of my professional and personal background. He is knowledgeable with what admissions look for, and is detail-oriented and creative in his approach. Highly recommend!
Terrific service. Not inexpensive but certainly worth the money if you are serious about top program. During the process I found my writing skills improving significantly, which is worth the money even without the MBA.
Mike Cohan is the best editor of essays I have ever seen. He can visualize precisely what you’re trying to convey, and optimize not only the clarity and strength of impression, but also the word economy while you say it. If your primary need is essay editing, you absolutely cannot do better.
Michael was an invaluable resource throughout my entire MBA application process. He invested a lot of time upfront to get to know my personal background and goals and was then instrumental in helping me craft my own story in the most effective and compelling way possible. Michael's deep knowledge of the different school's strengths and program t... [Read More...]
Michael could very well be the best essay editor out there. Once he told me my first draft was almost in final shape, which led me to think changes would be minor. When I looked his edits, I was impressed. The content was the same, but the structure and wording was vastly improved. He is outstanding at identifying and removing fluff (saving lots... [Read More...]
I interviewed several consultants but Michael came across as clearly outstanding. He has his own style, but we both put a lot of hours in to get the best out of my background and experience. Got admitted to Wharton! Many thanks Michael. Clearly top notch and highly recommended!
MBAPrepAdvantage was absolutely amazing and provided me with exceptional service. My consultant was instrumental in helping me craft detailed and descriptive essays. I received very personal and candid feedback, and positively meticulous editing services. My consultant was extremely professional, readily available to field calls, and understood ... [Read More...]
Big Mike Cohan in the buildin!!! This guy is phenomenal. I was hesistant to use him as he's not as well known as Blackman/Maxx Duffy/ClearAdmit, but he came through big-time. Very logical thinker, so much more than a well-paid "English teacher" - gave me very good strategic feedback, much more so than the Blackman consultant I was using simultan... [Read More...]
After a lot of research, I decided to go with MBAPrepAdvantage and couldn’t be happier with my decision. I chose MBAPrepAdvantage for several reasons... The founder Michael Cohan worked directly with me eliminating the concern I had related to being staffed with a consultant who had little experience. His quick responsiveness helped me manage th... [Read More...]
Mr. Cohan is an exceptional MBA admission strategist. From selecting schools to choosing essay stories, he provided me the best advice I could have ever received from a MBA consulting company. Mr. Cohan’s rich experience in MBA consulting helped me understand what top programs were looking for from each candidate so that I could present my trait... [Read More...]
Michael Cohan is the man! He took my essays from "pretty good" to "excellent". As a busy professional, I didn't have the capacity or consider all angles of the essay questions asked by my target school. Michael helped me think through all aspects of my resume, experience, and future goals to form thorough essay outlines, and then shaved that inf... [Read More...]
Michael does an excellent job in driving you to present the best possible essay YOU can draft. Michael's in-depth knowledge of the various schools' programs and admissions processes allows him to offer well thought out recommendations and suggestions on anything you might need help with from school selection to application strategy to essay edit... [Read More...]
Dedicated, thorough. Goes above and beyond
I've applied for Wharton EMBA in SF. I've used the services of Michael for essay writing, resume and interview preparation. Calling Michael just an admission consultant is an extreme understatement. He was there, available through out the process of application. He is more of a coach/friend than just... [Read More...]
Michael was instrumental in my MBA admissions process and I could not recommend him more highly. He truly went above and beyond to help me craft the best application possible. Having also worked with another reputable consultant briefly, I can say that there really was no comparison between the two and that in working with Michael you are receiv... [Read More...]
I was very fortunate to work with Mike. He did an excellent job helping me prepare my application under an intense time constraint. He also provided me with coaching that enabled me to position myself and my application in a way that maximized my opportunity for acceptance. His efforts resulted in a successful application to Columbia.
Admissions expert who genuinely cares about your success
I used Michael's resume editing service while applying to business school. He reviewed every line of my resume and provided detailed feedback about formatting and content by phone and email. He wanted each bullet point to be a value-add. By the end of the revision cycle, it transformed ... [Read More...]
Michael was an invaluable resource. He pushes you to present the best version of yourself. He has a lot of insight and understands the process.
Coming from an engineering background, I initially had difficulty discussing my experience in a way that would resonate with MBA admissions officials. Michael helped me enormously in that regard, and found a way for me to craft my 'story' in a way that was both genuine and effective. Other consultants I spoke with were pessimistic about my chanc... [Read More...]
Michael is a superb admissions consultant. He understands what it takes to develop a thoughtful story and create stellar essays. He also prepares you extremely well for the interviews.
I just heard from HBS and I've been accepted in Round 3!! I found Michael's input really useful, both with the guidance on essay direction and interview prep. You can count on him to be relentlessly logical. Be warned, he will poke holes in your carefully constructed arguments so he's definitely not for the faint-hearted :). My advice to anyone ... [Read More...]
Michael is not only a consultant, but also a mentor. There were times I felt like giving up, but his encouragement and the fact that he was even working harder than I was really motivated and encouraged me. I will recommend him to anyone that wants to apply once and get it over with... [Read More...]
Michael is an amazing admissions consultant. He takes the time to get to know your background, your goals and develops a strategy to fit your application to what admissions committees are looking for. Michael was extremely helpful during the essay development and essay editing process. Don't be discouraged when what you thought was a great essay... [Read More...]
Michael knows what your best image is, he digs deeper than friends with piercing questions that leads to amazing essays bringing out qualities that the admissions committees are looking for. At the same time, his practical and no-nonsense work ethic allows applicants to effectively apply to multiple schools. If you believe an MBA is a good inves... [Read More...]
Michael is a great partner in the application process. He motivates his clients, refines their essays and ideas through detailed insightful critques, and offers great input into the game theory involved in applications. Michael is a very high caliber professional--he is not cheap--but you get what you pay for and then some.
I applied and was accepted to the Tuck Class of 2016. Working with Michael was an enormous help. From the start he pushed me to dig deeper when discussing all of the parts of my application, from what I would bring to Tuck to my goals to my experiences. This enabled me to write much better essays. In the essay editing process he was able to work... [Read More...]
Michael is an exceptional coach and well-informed Admissions Consulting Partner who will help you navigate the unpredictable and tenuous terrain of Business School applications. I worked closely with Michael over the past year and I am glad to say that he has played an important role in my successful applications resulting in ADMITS to MULTIPLE ... [Read More...]
Michael was very helpful throughout the application process as well as in preparation for the interview. The mock interview and his comments thereafter helped me prioritize the key messages I wanted to convey in the interview. Thank you, Michael!
Michael offered an amazing service. He truly cares and is very dedicated. I even received a fellowship!
Got accepted into Cornell and CMU full-time MBA programs. Michael is truly outstanding and superior to other companies. I would highly recommend Michael for his application services. His revisions, objective analysis and insights into the essays helped me prepare a much better application. You have to be open-minded about accepting criticisms be... [Read More...]
Michael has given me some incredible assistance through my application process. He has an in-depth knowledge of how this system works and can help to tailor a complete package. He made sure that my essays made sense rather than just sound good. Furthemore, his help in interviews, waitlist, adcom communication etc... helped me to add strength to ... [Read More...]
I would highly recommend MBAPrepAdvantage. Michael really drove me - the essays I thought were pretty good turned out to be not nearly introspective enough. I appreciated the way he didn't try to rewrite what I said, but instead tried to show me how to best convey the message I wanted to send. His comments are tough, but very thorough.