Matt P.

Matt P.


Darden School of Business (UVA) Logo

Studied at Darden School of Business (UVA)

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Works at Magellan Health

Available tomorrow at 1:00 PM UTC

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About Matt

I have successfully coached many applicants at various stages of the MBA admissions process. Additionally, I was a Second Year Coach during my time at Darden where I coached several students as they navigated the hyper-competitive summer internship process with in-depth resume reviews, story crafting, and case interview prep. My attention to detail, hands-on support, and problem-solving background helped students land coveted internships with MBB and Fortune 500 organizations. Before pursuing an MBA, I was a consultant for healthcare and federal clients providing support with project and program management, data analytics and visualization, and operations management. Post-MBA, I continued my career in consulting focused on business transformation initiatives for clients in the retail, utilities, and biotech industries. Currently, I work for a behavioral health organization leading strategic business transformation efforts across multiple departments. I earned a B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary an MS in Commerce (concentration in Marketing & Management) from UVA, and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at UVA.

Why do I coach?

I coach because I see first-hand the personal and professional growth and transformation that can happen with the right support and mentorship. The MBA application process can be grueling and challenging. Distilling years of personal and professional experiences into resume bullets, short answers, and interviews requires focus, attention to detail, and a specific understanding of how an MBA can help you achieve your short and long-term goals. As a coach, my objective is to not only support you through all parts of the process, but also to help you tell YOUR story in a way that balances authenticity with the elements required to stand out to an Admissions Committee. Having successfully navigated the process myself, I empathize with every step of the journey. My goal is to work "with" you, not "at" you to make sure that you have all of the support and guidance you need from start to finish. Let's work together to tell your story.

Work Experience

Magellan Health Logo

Senior Manager

Magellan Health

2023 - Present

EY Logo

Senior Consultant


2022 - 2023

Booz Allen Hamilton Logo


Booz Allen Hamilton

2017 - 2020

Optimity Advisors Logo


Optimity Advisors

2015 - 2017


Darden School of Business (UVA) Logo

Darden School of Business (UVA)


2020 - 2022

McIntire School of Commerce - University of Virginia Logo

McIntire School of Commerce - University of Virginia

MS, Commerce

2014 - 2015

College of William and Mary Logo

College of William and Mary


2010 - 2014

Matt was also personally admitted to

  • Johnson Graduate School of Management (Cornell) Logo

    Johnson Graduate School of Management (Cornell)

  • Michigan's Ross School of Business Logo

    Michigan's Ross School of Business

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