20 years coaching, essay workshops & mentoring coaches, Stanford intervewer
Studied at Stanford University
Worked at Menlo Coaching
Andy's Coaching Offerings
Custom hourly coaching · $375/hour
Get help with School Selection, Application Strategy, and .
Andy's Undergrad Qualifications
50+ people coached for Undergrad
Handled all non-MBA clients for a top business school coaching service; helped vast majority of applicants secure admission to top-tier universities; invited by education company in China to deliver seminars on the US admissions process in Shanghai and Guangzhou; worked with Stanford Admissions Committee as Alumni Interviewer.
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Andy also coaches for MBA, Law School, Medical School, Master's Programs, and PhD
Born and raised in New England, Andy studied economics at Stanford, served as a writing tutor for the university’s most rigorous and selective humanities track, and worked as Managing Editor for The Stanford Review. He also took several second-year MBA courses at the Stanford GSB and broadened his business knowledge through internships in marketing and finance. Approaching graduation, he was recruited by an e-commerce start-up, where he was promoted to Program Manager for Online & End-User Marketing in less than a year. Eager to focus more on storytelling and creative expression, he wrote his first screenplay, signed with a Hollywood literary agency, and moved to Los Angeles. Although he started in MBA admissions consulting to supplement his writing income, he immediately enjoyed the combination of strategic marketing and audience-focused storytelling. Since 2002, Andy has worked with three top-rated consulting firms. He co-designed the editing service for one firm, worked as a re-match consultant for clients unable to continue progressing with their original consultant, and served as the sole ‘essay doctor’ for the entire firm (100+ consultants) for clients concerned about the quality of their essays. He continues to mentor new consultants and teach workshops on essay development, while also supporting Stanford’s admission team as an alumni interviewer. Andy specializes in helping clients in crowded applicant pools differentiate themselves and achieve that elusive but essential ‘wow factor.’ He has helped applicants gain admission to every top business school in the world, including Stanford, HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia, INSEAD, LBS, Haas, Sloan, Booth, Yale, Tuck, Duke, and Stern.
July 2018 - July 2022
MBA Prep School
April 2012 - March 2014
Stacy Blackman Consulting
July 2003 - April 2019
1994 - 1998
Andy was also personally admitted to
University of Pennsylvania