Your Epic
MBA Story

Work with an expert Career Protocol Instructor to tell your most inspiring life story, not the one that convinces the admissions committee you’re good enough. The one that inspires them to believe in you and your dreams, that makes them realize they can’t shape the class without the one and only you.

Work side by side with your Instructor on all the essays for one school to ensure you maximize the power of your application.

Choose Your Petite Package
for the school you want to work on:

Choose Your Petite Package for the school you want to work on:

Epic MBA Story Package:
Straightforward Stories


(Yale, Ross, UCLA, Tepper, USC, LBS, Oxford, IMD)

Epic MBA Story Package:
Complex Stories


(Harvard, MIT, Wharton, Columbia, NYU, Haas, Tuck, Cornell, UNC, UT McCombs, Foster, Kelley, Kellog, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, Owen, IESE)

Epic MBA Story Package:
Very Complex Stories


(Stanford, Booth, Emory, Darden, Duke, HEC, Cambridge, all Executive and Part-time US programs)

* Schools that cannot be purchased in a Petite Package: INSEAD, SDA Bocconi, ESADE, and Alliance Manchester.
Does not include scholarship essays, but does include the optional essay.

What's Included:

  • MBA Application Intake Form
  • 15-minute Kickoff Call
  • Our Petite You Discovery Workbook
  • Topline Character Insights
  • 45-minute Zoom Brainstorming Session
  • Access to our client-only storytelling resources
  • Up to 3 drafts of all essays for the school you choose (short answer online app not included)
  • 15-minute troubleshooting call (one call if needed)

How it Works:


Choose a service

Find the best coaching option to make your MBA apps shine like you do.


Complete our survey

Help us kick off the process by telling us a little about your MBA process to date.


Decide on a time

Your Coach will reach out to you within two business days to schedule your kickoff call (and send you any pre-work).


Get started!

Meet with your Career Protocol Instructor for a session by Zoom—and get ready for MBA application awesomeness!

Your Instructors:

“The Improv Star”: Louise leverages her extensive sideline career in improv and comedy writing to help your story amaze like a blockbuster movie.

“The Career Officer”: Jenn’s extensive experience with career coaching ensures your Career Game Plan and Personal Statements will impress and inspire.

“The Sage”: Brian’s extensive teaching experience ensures you’ll not only love your essays, you’ll also learn the tools of the storytelling trade during your time together.

“The Star Finder”: If there’s one thing Charli’s known for, it’s finding the very best inside of each of her students (the gold!) and making sure they own that in their MBA stories.

What are people saying?

During the essay drafting process, Louise asked important probing questions to tune in to the most vivid, significant details of my stories. She also played the devil’s advocate to read my story from different angles and challenge me to make the story comprehensible and memorable to a broader audience of different backgrounds while maintaining my authentic tone.

Class of 2023 Admit

English is my second language plus writing essays for the application didn’t come easily for me and I was just so grateful for Charli’s support in helping me tell my story in a concise manner. I feel supported beyond the admissions process thanks to Career Protocol’s belief in never-ending growth.

Class of 2022 Admit

As a professional writer, I figured I’d be in my element when it came to essays. Wrong. Every instinct I had was way off-base. I shudder to think about what kind of clinical, stiff essays I might’ve submitted to the five schools I applied to if it weren’t for Charli’s steady hand. I ended up with lovely, polished pieces, all while preserving my voice

Class of 2022 Admit

Frequently Asked Questions:

Everybody is awesome. We’re all trained in the Career Protocol ways, and we all work as a team. But we each have slightly different personalities and passions. Once you’ve submitted your intake form, we’ll pair you with the Instructor best-prepared to work within your constraints, with the most experience with your type of profile, and with the workstyle that seems to suit you best.

The exact deliverables for your project are outlined on that service’s page. As far as working with a Career Protocol Instructor, you can expect personalized attention and guidance based on years of experience, tried and tested tools, and a passion for helping you shine as the unique human you are. Expect a mix of guiding questions, thought partnership, and communications coaching based on our decades of experience.

Like any other relationship, the more work you put into your deliverables, the more you’ll get out. Those who get the best results are receptive to feedback and open to doing the work their Instructor recommends.

We’re happy to report that these problems very seldom arise. Nonetheless, our world-class customer success team is standing by, and is committed to resolving any issues that come our way. Just contact [email protected] if you have any problems.

After you book a session, your Instructor will confirm the booking and be connected to you via email within two business days (keep an eye on spam). Most instructors reply the same day. If you haven’t heard from your Instructor within two days of signing up, just contact [email protected].

We adhere strictly to a two-business day turnaround schedule. If you work quickly and turn drafts in consistently, you’ll be finished with your resume within 10 days. Essays can take a bit longer, but again, if you work quickly, you can complete them within 2 weeks. Please keep the holidays in mind: we take the days around Christmas and New Year’s off, and these do not count as business days in the two-business-day turnaround, so please get started ASAP.

You have 24 hours after your kickoff call (but before any more work is completed) to either request a full refund or request a different Instructor. If you request a different Instructor, we will pair you with the Instructor you request (or assign you a new one as soon as possible).

Once you begin working on your MBA project post-kickoff call, no refunds are possible.

Once the work has begun, we cannot issue a refund. However, we strongly recommend you express any questions, concerns, or comments to your Instructor. In nearly all cases, your Instructor will be able to help you find a resolution, as long as you communicate with them.

If you’d like to switch Instructors after your kickoff call, you may do so within 24 hours by emailing [email protected]