Scott Edinburgh
Admissions Consultant

    
Number of reviews [42]


Company: Personal MBA Coach
Packages: Personal MBA Coach Comprehensive School Packages   Personal MBA Coach Interview Prep Service  
A Wharton MBA graduate with a BS from MIT, Scott has been an MBA admissions consultant since he founded Personal MBA Coach in 2008 and has helped hundreds of applicants around the world get into top MBA programs. Besides perfecting the MBA admissions process and making dreams come true for applicants from Tokyo to New York and everywhere in between, Scott has also worked across consulting, financial services and strategy & corporate development roles before becoming a Full-Time admissions consultant.  

As an individual MBA admissions consultant, Scott takes the time to get to know every client personally as you go through the application process together. This starts with a deep analysis into your background, an identification of your objectives and a thorough development of your personal story. Scott’s very direct approach ensures that nothing falls through the cracks and his feedback is honest, non-sugar coated and immediate. 96% of his clients got into one of their top two or three schools. Scott works with applicants applying to full-time MBA programs as well as Executive and part-time MBA programs. Want help getting into HBS, Wharton and other top global programs? Contact Scott for a consultation.  Learn more

Scott Edinburgh's Reviews
Interview Prep Success
June 18 | 2018
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     By langdonh 0 0
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I worked with Scott on the interview preparation portion of my application to HBS. I can say honestly that without this interview preparation, I would not have been ready for the depth of questions I was asked in my actual HBS interview. This package was a critical part of my preparation, and allowed me to go into the interview feeling confident and prepared. Scott was always just a quick email away if I needed anything, and his service was a key factor in my preparation that ultimately led to an HBS admission. I would recommend Scott and his team to any of my peers applying to business school. And can truly say it was 100% worth the money. Thank you Scott!

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     By anonymousmba64 0 0
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I could not have asked for a better experience working with Scott and his team at Personal MBA Coach. Before starting each application I scheduled a phone call with Scott to review my ideas for the essays and ended each call with a clear path forward. After drafting the essays and sending over to Scott I received thoughtful and helpful feedback within 48 hours which helped me keep moving my MBA applications forward. Working with Scott on essays and with his colleagues on interview prep was incredibly helpful. I ended up being admitted to my top choice M7 program with a large merit fellowship and am so glad I chose to work with Personal MBA Coach throughout this process.

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     By yc355 0 0
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Scott was absolutely instrumental to my success in the business school application process; there was no way I would have been as successful and comfortable without him.

From our very first conversation, it was clear that Scott had exactly the expertise, experience, and empathy I was looking for in an excellent MBA coach. Scott guided me through the entire process, including picking my target schools, setting milestones and deadlines, crafting my story, reviewing my applications, essays, and recommendations, interview prep, and even up to post-offer strategy.

Throughout the process, Scott was extremely available at all times of the day; there was not a moment that I was worried that he would not be available to me for an important part of the process. In addition, he pulled no punches; he was truly fully invested in my success and pointed out my strengths and weaknesses clearly and specifically.

Again, without Scott's guidance, the MBA application process would certainly have been a much harder and stressful process and there could very well have been a different outcome for me in the end.

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Completely worth it
May 13 | 2018
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     By ishukr1 0 0
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I worked with Personal MBA Coach and thought the experience was worth every penny. I got into both the schools I had applied to (INSEAD and Columbia Business School). I worked with Scott and he was very responsive, gave excellent feedback and gave me as much time as I needed. I do not think my essays would have been as sharp without his help. He also helped me brainstorm ideas on how to make my story most impactful.

When it came to interview rounds, it was helpful to do mock interviews. In short, Scott was available throughout the process for anything I needed. I definitely recommend working with him.

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Honest and to the point
May 09 | 2018
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     By hormones 0 0
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Through Personal MBA coach i worked directly with the founder, Scott. That was important for me because i wanted consistency in the consulting i received and i wanted a personalized service, which is probably easier attained when working with a smaller firm. What i noticed about Scott from the first conversation we had was that he was evaluating me as a client as much as i was evaluating him as a consultant. This showed me that he was looking for a client that he knew he could deliver for. And deliver he did. I got into my top choice schools thanks to some really good, transparent and critical reviews of my personal statements. The process wasn't just paper review though, Scott helped me structure my past experiences and shape a coherent future career goal that helped not only on my statements, but also on my personal career track.

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     By victoriacrogers 0 0
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Choosing Scott as my MBA consultant was the best investment I made in preparing for graduate school admissions.
I initially discovered Scott/Personal MBA Coach through a meeting with a recruitment member from the program I would be applying to. He spoke very highly of Scott and his team and recommended that if I needed help with any stage of the application or test preparation to consider Scott.
About a year later at a QS MBA fair, I sat in the different MBA counselor panels and Scott’s presentation and expertise hit the nail on the head for what I was looking to achieve (1) authentically branding myself for an MBA, (2) support and guidance during the application process, and (3) he knew the school I was applying to and could bring a different perspective that I wouldn’t be privy to.
In our first meeting (via phone), he explained the different services and packages, I chose the 1 school application and test prep services package and he outlined what the process would look like moving forward. He was very gracious and helpful in explaining the questions I had and making the plan customizable to what I would need. We set up the timeline to apply and he put me in connection to a tutor on his team to begin test preparations.
The tutor, Shaudi, was extremely helpful, accommodating and resourceful. We met twice a week over skype (using google docs and screen share also) and she was extremely generous with examples and additional material. Having used other test prep services to prep for the GMAT I was wary of signing up for another as I was just ready for it to be an expense that didn’t drive any results but this could not be further than the truth. I wish that I had just spent the money up front to do the tutoring rather than the 8-week group prep course I had done earlier.
I am an extremely type-A, calendar, to-do list driven person and they both were extremely attentive and organized which definitely helped settle my nerves. What I especially appreciated is that they broke the process down into digestible bits. I like to finish all my outstanding items/projects at once, and that approach would not have worked here and Scott and Shaudi organized it in such a way that I knew what was coming and could see how I was making progress each week. I cannot recommend Personal MBA Coach, Scott and Shaudi enough they made my application process go so smoothly and helped remove a great deal of stress I had.

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12/10 Experience
April 26 | 2018
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     By dalvarez0217 0 0
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Scott did a fantastic job preparing me for interviews and creating my resume. I came in with a below average (at best) resume and he did a fantastic job helping me stand out to give me that extra edge. Scott is attentive, quick to respond, professional and provides an experience second to none. Not only did he help me cater my resume towards business school applications but also worked diligently on a resume catered toward the internship I had been pursuing - and was ultimately rewarded. Having used other services (both private and larger "institutional size" programs), I can honestly say he is by far the best.

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     By octofloz 0 0
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I don't write online reviews. Especially not 6 years after the purchase. But Scott deserves an exception.

I knew MBA applications were a long shot for me to begin with. Coming from a no-name international school (not known to the U.S. application dropdown menu), I was hoping that I "had it in me", but at the same time know that I needed to craft the perfect application, most importantly the essays, to stand out.

My first call was into Sandy Kreisberg. My second into Scott. I went with Scott, and never regretted it. The results spoke for themselves: 4 applications (all top schools), 3 admissions, including my dream choice: Stanford GSB.

Scott knows inside out how to tailor your best and hightest-chance-of-success application package. He continually challenged me to craft the unique and authentic essays that opened the doors to the top MBA programs for me. And as if that all was not already a utopia of awesomeness, Scott helped me secure a full-ride scholarship from my national government. I mean, give me a break, Scott.

When I arrived on campus, GSB's (back then) Dean of Admissions Derrick Bolton took me by the side and told me it was my "What Matters Most To You and Why" essay that made the difference. I honestly look at that essay and I think it's the best piece I have ever written in my life. Would have not been the case without Scott.

Beyond essays, Scott is a fountain of wisdom for school selection, general application strategies, resume editing, picking recommenders, and being there for you during the emotional rollercoaster than MBA applications can be. Take my word. I could not think of a better person than Scott to partner up for this journey that can be such a life-changer. Certainly was for me. THANK YOU, SCOTT.

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     By SSMBA17 0 0
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When I spoke to Scott during my free consultation, what initially made him stand out from the rest is how “straight to the point” he was. He is direct and says it how it is, and I think that’s really important to get the most out of your experience with a consultant.
Scott really helped me put together my story, an area of my application I was struggling with, and helped massively with the essays (A LOT of back and forth emails giving me tips and editing). Do not expect him to come up with content, but he will give you a very clear idea of what schools look for in a candidate (being able to think about the essay from admissions point of view), he will ask the right questions to make sure you get the best out of yourself.
When it came to interview practice, I had mock interviews with him two other members of his team with experience interviewing MBA candidates at top schools. This was extremely beneficial for me; getting detailed feedback from three different people and feeling myself improve every time, by the time my actual interview came round, I was confident!
Scott was always available if I wanted to chat and his response time to my emails was great. It’s much more personal dealing with Scott rather than one of the big companies out there, he genuinely cares and wants to get the best out of you. I got into my target school and I would definitely recommend him to anybody looking to for help with an app!

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Personal MBA Coach Review
April 11 | 2018
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     By 2018FTApplicant 1 0
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Scott is not only a great resource to bounce ideas off of, but also an excellent essay editor. Much of my reason for a consultant was to get a strategy for my application to school. Scott was great at this. However, Scott's strongest suit is his essay editing that I have to believe are second to none. He could take my writing/ideas and really make it all come together. Even after all the hard work I was waitlisted at two of my top choices. Scott was integral in helping me think through strategy and come up with the best ways to continue showing interest without pestering admissions committees. I ended up getting in to both schools. Without Scott, I am confident I would have had the same success. I would highly recommend him.

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