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MBA Application Help


Ryan Brown Melbourne, FL


Does anyone coach/consult with vets that are applying for grad school? I would like to find help for the essay portion of the application.


Ryan Brown

6 October 2019 2 replies General



Robert Rahni New York, NY

Hi Ryan,

To piggy back off Cathy, I too would be happy to provide some tips/pointers. I’ve spent six plus years supporting military affiliated students with their transition from combat to classroom at both undergraduate and graduate levels, at a major non-profit Private university in NYC. Helping this deserving group craft up their personal essay/statement was a common component of the assistance I provided.

Institutions of higher learning do recognize and value what veterans bring to the classroom. It’s just a matter of portraying your military experience, leadership skills, ability to work in a high octane environment, etc. and how it has shaped you today, what you hope to achieve professionally and personally in your post military civilian career and how attending their school/program will help you get there.

Feel free to message me privately here and we can set up a time to connect for a phone call to discuss this further.



cathy salerno Skillman, NJ

Hi Ryan, I’d be happy to help you frame/edit your essay. I am a global research and development leader for a major pharma company. Given your military service, you likely have a fair amount of leadership and strategic skills both of which are important in pursuing the MBA and building your career once you’ve achieved the advanced degree. Please feel free to reach out to me at

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