The Authentic MBA Application Package

TL;DR

This is a pretty awesome MBA application and pre-MBA prep program. With a 96% success rate and an average of $60,000 in scholarships per candidate, the Career Protocol team is ready to help you make the most of the incredible once-in-a-lifetime investment you’re going to make in your MBA.

For people who want to put their
best self forward in the MBA applications

We’ll guide you every step of the way, and your Instructor will be your full partner on your MBA journey until you sign your acceptance letter. We’ll touch absolutely every part of your core school applications an unlimited number of times to ensure they measure up to the standard of your best self. 

TL;DR

This is the world’s premier MBA application and pre-MBA prep program. With a 96% success rate and an average of $60,000 in scholarships per candidate, the Career Protocol team is ready to help you make the most of the incredible once-in-a-lifetime investment you’re going to make in your MBA

For people who want to put their best self forward in the MBA applications

We’ll guide you every step of the way, and your Instructor will be your full partner on your MBA journey until you sign your acceptance letter. We’ll touch absolutely every part of your core school applications an unlimited number of times to ensure they measure up to the standard of your best self. 

Working 1:1 with a Career Protocol
Instructor, you will...

Working 1:1 with a Career Protocol
Instructor, you will...

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Explore and understand your values, strengths, and preferences to build confidence in yourself and shape your stories

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Coach your recommenders to sing your praises in an honest and inspiring way

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Square away your professional profile and rockstar resume so schools know at a glance that you bring a lot to the table

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Create your Career Game Plan to guide your short- and long- term career choices and inspire the admissions committee

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Prepare knock-out stories for interviews based on your most important experiences and master the art of personal storytelling

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Get ready for MBA recruiting after you get in – getting the best job for you is key to your long-term success and we’re here for it!

Wanna know more? Read on!!
Wanna get more info straight from the horse’s mouth?

We’re experts in helping ambitious nascent leaders get into their dream schools
and change the trajectory of their careers forever.

Wanna know more? Read on!! Wanna get more info straight from the horse’s mouth?

We’re experts in helping ambitious nascent leaders get into their dream schools and change the trajectory of their careers forever.

Let us let you in on a little secret

Applying to business school and choosing your personal guide may be the most important decision you’ve made so far in your career. And we're here to make the journey efficient, drama-free, and fun.

The secret to success in MBA applications is authenticity. You want to show your very best self to the admissions committee – and that means you need to explore your experiences, uncover the most inspiring elements of your life story, and weave them together in brilliant, compelling narratives.

In teaching you our proprietary Choosing Up Method, we’re aiming not merely to get you into business school, we’re aiming to help you up level your professional skillset so that you can excel in your MBA and beyond. That includes an MBA mindset, executive communication skills, relationships that support your success, and a career vision, strategy, and tactics that inspire.

Bottom line: if you work with us, you will not only submit your most authentic MBA application, you’re going to learn how to succeed in business school too.

Face the admissions board with unshakable confidence.
Tell the inspiring story only you can tell.

Meet The Authentic
MBA Application Package

Meet The Authentic MBA Application Package

Stick with us, and you will…

  • Be gently guided through a proven process of structured self-exploration, guaranteed to help you reach new insights about your values and purpose as well as greater self-confidence

  • Create your Career Game Plan – the vision, strategy and tactics that will prepare you for the MBA and for internship recruiting

  • Understand the 4 secrets to expressing school fit in your application to each program (and finding the school that’s best for you)

  • Learn and express the 4 qualities all MBA programs screen for in each aspect of your application (even if you have no real leadership experience)

  • Master the art of professional storytelling (“A skill you are going to use every day of your career.” – quote from an actual past client)

  • Learn how to create a kick-a** resume (seriously, score over 90% on the Vmock scale and get unsolicited compliments) that you can replicate any time you need to

  • Build real relationships with your school community before you apply so you have advocates on the inside

  • Manage recommenders to get the best testimony to support your candidacy

  • Master the 4 most essential communication skills you need to ace the interview (any interview, by the way, not just an MBA one)

You're going to learn how to shine as the unique human you are and how to construct your most successful MBA application based on your strengths.

Just be yourself.
We're here to help make sure they get you

Meet your MBA application’s best friend. Hi there! I'm Angela!

Meet your MBA application’s best friend.
Hi there! I'm Angela!

And I've spent the last 20 years helping extraordinary young professionals achieve their goals and have more fun at work. I am a student of human nature, so I'm always learning. I use what I learn to help others discover who they are meant to be, have more positive impact, and seize the right opportunities for them.

The Authentic MBA Application Package is an incredible Community and One-on-One experience. Using tools I’ve developed throughout my career, my team and I are going to personally guide you through this. You’ll get the benefit of all my best proprietary tools, my direct guidance, and all the confidence of working directly with a dedicated expert who’s there with you every step of the way. Plus, we’re gonna laugh a lot. Life is supposed to be fun!!!

Meet your Dream Team:

Meet your
Dream Team:

You're not alone! Working with us is a community experience.

You'll have your own personal Instructor, dedicated to your success
and guiding you step by step through the application process.

“Despite the hard work, partnering with Career Protocol feels like a warm blanket,
a spa day, a luxury yacht vacation. Cozy and classy all at the same time.”

We say this a lot, but it's a journey. For realz.

We say this a lot, but it's a journey. For realz.

Here are the steps you’ll take with your personal Instructor:

  1. Training on cultivating your MBA Mindset
  2. Our in-depth You Discovery Process™ (Personal insights that drive the best possible outcome, confidence, and joy)
  3. Creating Your Career Game Plan
  4. The Famous MBA Resume Protocol
  5. Elite Storytelling Training and Story Partnership (AKA unlimited drafts)
  6. Social Media and Public Persona Guidance
  7. Career Protocol Industry-leading Relationship Management Coaching
  8. School Selection and Fit Coaching and Research Guidance
  9. The Complete Interview Hero Training Course

By the end of our work together, not only will you submit your best possible MBA application that showcases the very best you've got inside you, but you'll be ready to make the most of the MBA once you get to campus! 

Ready to get started?

What's in the Package?

Personalized 1:1 Partnership for Your MBA Journey

With our Authentic MBA Application Package, everything is covered. Your Instructor will touch every single part of your core school applications as many times as needed to make sure they’re as awesome as possible. You don't need to think about a thing without our guidance once you sign up.

Want more detail about what that looks like?

Here's how we'll communicate:

  • Kick Off MBA Mindset training call
  • Insight, strategy, and decision calls
  • Emergency calls as needed to keep you moving forward
  • Unlimited email support for when you need answers to burning questions
  • Community Huddles, Group Coaching Sessions, and office hours led by Angela throughout the season
  • Recordings of all calls

Here's how we'll collaborate:

  • Unlimited essay revision for 3 schools*
  • Resume guidance and unlimited drafts (though we promise you’ll nail it in 3!)
  • Networking guidance as you build relationships with schools
  • Prepping your recommenders and reviewing their testimony
  • 8 hours of online Interview Training + interview prep and practice calls
  • High level strategic guidance on up to 3 additional schools you apply to beyond the ones we do together
  • Post-result guidance and calls (choosing schools, negotiating scholarships, waitlist and/or reapplication strategy)
  • Complete access to the Career Protocol Portal with templates, frameworks, and video lessons to enhance the learning experience
  • Two-business day turn around for documents to help you pace your work

*If you want hands-on support for more than 3 schools, that’s an option too. See below.

Say Hello to Our Client Portal. It's where all the cool kids are hanging.

Say Hello to Our Client Portal.
It's where all the cool kids are hanging.

Our packages give you more

Our goal is to make sure you end the season with at least one offer, ideally more than one, and hopefully from one or more of your dream schools.

We want you to aim for the stars while you keep your feet on the ground

That's why in addition to giving you hands-on guidance and unlimited drafts for 3 schools, we also include high-level strategic guidance for 3 more schools. Even the rockiest rock star needs to hedge bets, and once you do 3 schools with us, you'll be a storytelling pro and ready to tackle the rest on your own! So we'll set you on your way and keep tabs on your progress.

But that's not all!!! 😀

Once you get into your dream schools, the fun is only just beginning!

For our clients who complete the Community Challenges during the application process, we have even more magic in store. Including…

  • Access to our MBA scholarship and pre-MBA internship database

  • The complete YOMO training program to prepare for MBA recruiting (for clients who qualify)

  • The option to continue coaching at an hourly rate with your Instructor to help you make MBA recruiting decisions, prep for networking, and ace your interviews

  • A few more surprises 🙂

A note about capacity

We’re a small, elite team. Think boutique hotels, small batch microbrews, or Supreme tees in the early days. Not everybody can work with us because we can only afford to invest in a small handful of clients every year.

So if you think we’re the team for you, don’t delay. Talk to us today!

Choose the Authentic MBA Package
that will bring out your best

Ready to get started?

Some Frequently Asked Questions

OK So I see the dancing unicorns, but what else makes you different from other MBA consultants?

The unicorns really say it all don't they?

One of the ways we really shine is in the creative process – helping you think through all the many amazing dimensions of your life story, bringing them together in an artful and inspiring narrative, and then helping you take ownership of that as you go through the process so that your core level of self-confidence is permanently upleveled.

To do this, it's required that we approach the whole process from a position of love: we look at all of our clients as magnificent, capable, brilliant beings and hold them in the highest light as we go through the process so that wherever their vision of themselves isn't up to that level, they can catch up while we're working together. No one else does this.

But we're also the only firm who's seeking to build up your executive skill-set and help lay the groundwork for long-term success, not just MBA admission. So our approach is pedagogical, exploratory, and focused on building capacity, not giving you the answers (there are no right answers, BTW.)

OMG I love you guys! But I don't want a whole package. Can we work together á la carte?

Wow, thanks!!! We love you too! And though we'd really love to support you in your goals, the only way we engage with clients is on a package basis. This is simply because we don't know how to do this halfway.

It's not just that every last word of your MBA application matters and to ensure success, we need to be involved in all of it. It's also because things frequently heard by Career Protocol clients go something like this: “I woke up in the middle of the night last night and had an important insight about your essay!”

If you give that much to too many people, you become a dry, squished out, shell of a human being. We all need our beauty rest. Ha!! Since we don't know how to care less about clients who only pay for a few hours, instead of changing how much we care, we decided instead just to go all in with only a handful of folks.

How many schools should I buy?

Three. That's the simple answer. Of course you can buy more, and if you're budget-constrained, two might be enough. But for almost all of our clients, three is the sweet spot. You get complete support, training and development on all parts of those three schools. Then high-level strategic guidance on three more. Almost everyone feels that this is enough support and training to be able to crush all their applications. Once we do three together, you'll be a semi-pro and you'll feel confident tackling any number of other schools on your own.

What if I want to add schools later?

No problem. It costs just a little more to add schools later than if you include them in your base package.

What if I don't know which schools I want to work on with you?

Perfect! Even better in fact. Throughout our work together, we'll continually revisit the school choice conversation and steer you to a portfolio of schools that maximizes your chances of getting into a dream school or two while attempting to ensure you have at least one admission by the end of the journey via safer schools. We'll also counsel you on which ones from your whole portfolio you should do with us vs. which ones you should do on your own based on the complexity and overlap of essays in the applications.

Can we meet in person?

We're scattered all over the world and so are our clients. We'll meet most of the time in Zoom (with optional video chat) and via email. Most of our clients say they feel so supported and understood that they can't believe we weren't sitting right by their side the whole way. That said, if you happen to be in or passing through the towns where we are, we'd love to meet for a coffee and maybe even prep for an interview if the timing is right.

Got any questions we didn't answer?

Just apply for a free strategy call and we’ll answer them all!!