Court is a Harvard Business School MBA who, for nearly 20 years, has helped prospective students from the U.S., Latin America and Europe shape applications that stand out from the crowd. His clients have successfully applied to HBS, Stanford GSB, Kellogg, Columbia, Wharton and other business programs.
Trained as a journalist at the University of Texas at Austin, he understands the secrets of good storytelling. Court has spent much of his professional career working for media companies like CBS, Univision, Telemundo and Mexico’s TV Azteca. He understands the need for sharp writing and even sharper editing. Because of his work in Spanish-language media, this New York City resident is very comfortable working with students for whom English is a second or third language.
As an adjunct professor at New York University’s Steinhardt and Professional Studies schools, Court developed and delivered curricula for media-industry courses, including “Diversity in Media & Advertising” and “Selling Your Pitch: The Essentials of the Business of Television.”
A contributing writer for Forbes.com, Court’s work may frequently be seen in places such as the Washington Post, VICE, Quartz and other periodicals. He is a member of ASJA, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and NLGJA, the Association of LGBTQ Journalists.
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Here are just some of Court’s recent success stories:
Accepted at Harvard Business School and London Business School
It was an incredible experience working with Court on five MBA applications in 6 weeks. I was accepted to four programs, including Harvard Business School and London Business School. This would not have been possible without Court. Court knew exactly what I needed to hear to overcome my fears of applying as an untraditional applicant with a low GMAT score.
Court guided me through a self reflection process and connected dots in my own life that were not obvious to me. We were able to package this all together to defy the odds at several top MBA programs. Even with a 5 hour difference, it seemed that he was only a text or email away – always willing to make time for me about the smallest questions or concerns. Court’s honest and straightforward feedback helped streamline the application process by simplifying my career goals and narrowing down which personal stories to share in my essay.
In terms of the mock interview, I was blown away. Court asked me three questions in my mock HBS interview that were asked in the actual interview. HBS is known for their unpredictable interview questions. Court understood their strategy and was able to replicate the experience.
Accepted at Harvard Business School
After receiving an invitation to interview at HBS, I reached out to MBA Prep School to investigate setting up a mock interview. I was lucky enough to be paired up with Court, and with his help, I went into my interview feeling extremely confident. He gave me broad insights on what HBS admissions officers are looking for in an interview, as well as extremely personalized feedback based on our mock interview. He made me aware of my physical and verbal ticks that could be distracting, and he recapped my each of my answers, highlighting which ones could use work and in what way.
Court also went above and beyond when it came to the HBS post-interview reflection, which is due 24 hours after the interview. The day of my interview, he made himself available to recap the day with me, and he helped me focus in on the couple of things that made sense to highlight in the reflection letter.
Court is extremely dedicated and passionate about mentoring aspiring MBA students, and I am fortunate to have worked with him!
Accepted to MIT Sloan
The only school I wanted to apply was MIT, known for its scientific rigor and applied learning approach within an innovation ecosystem. At the time of my decision to do so, I had conviction about the school but tons of uncertainties about how to successfully navigate the arduous process of an application. After talking with Chris from MBA Prep School, he mentioned Court as a potential coach fitting my needs. It took me a 15-min call to know already that Court would be an amazing coach, well suited to my expectations.
Court is like a human GPS, who will assist you through all the navigation steps of the application. He will push you to discover yourself, to be authentic, to know who you are and what you want to accomplish through an MBA.
Court went above and beyond in every step of the process. I said Court is a human GPS because he knows all the roads you need to take, where the bumps are, and … many of the bumps are in yourself. With his help, you will discover them, and you will feel more confident and competent to the task.
Court was very professional and emphatic, and neither left anything unplanned nor cut corners in terms of his support to my successful application. He was initially my coach. I consider him a life-long friend and a mentor.
Accepted at Columbia (top-ranked and my top-choice)
Court is an extraordinary human being and an absolutely awesome advisor! We worked closely together on four business school applications. Given his journalism training and experience as an essayist and contributor for major publications, Court was seamlessly able to help me distill and reposition the most salient elements of my applications. Moreover, Court’s extensive media background and global outlook make him a uniquely gifted storyteller, very much attuned to what business school admission officers are looking to validate in a candidate’s application materials. His feedback on my essays was instrumental to convey a clear and authentic message of my journey and long-term vision for myself.
I learned immensely from his strategic perspective, innate narrative skills, clear focus, as well as from his MBA and overall life experience. I often recall our collaboration with a deep sense of serenity and gratitude for all the possibilities it sparked in my life. The application process requires more than rigor, resiliency, and innovative thinking. A network of support contributes to a successful application, and you want Court to be on your team.
Accepted at Darden School of Business
If there is a feeling of inclusion, MBA Prep School certainly made me feel at home from end to end. When I first contacted MBA Prep, Mariah, a former institution’s employee, read me like she already known me for years. Coming from Latin-America and working in a nontraditional role before applying, I had to overcome a not very high GMAT score before being admitted. Additionally, I needed to recover my confidence after being dinged last year by another top 10 US Business after landing in an interview.
After learning all that, MBA Prep School, after our 15 minute conversation, knew that Court would be the best fit. His background helping Latinos, charisma and sympathy towards people allowed me to connect instantly with him. The level of introspection that Court mentored me to do was incredible. He guided me to think of all instances and situations in my life to point out strengths and characteristics I didn’t know would be useful to tell in an MBA application. After having done all the brainstorming of strengths of my life, I counted on Court’s background in the media sector to show efficiently how to use the power of storytelling to demonstrate my brilliance.
Court’s willingness to make me succeed built a bridge of trust that was made for life. I recall a week that I was overwhelmed. I couldn’t move my writings. 11:30 PM Court was there to help me think out of the box. Additionally, he prepared me for my interviews like no other. I have never been pushed to my extremes like that. Though a hard moment, his truths and pushes started a fire in myself to do my best. I deeply believe that a true professional/friend is the person who shows how one can turn weaknesses into strengths. Court did that and I am thankful for him that he didn’t measure efforts, his time and energy to make me succeed.
Today, thanks to MBA Prep School, I know I made a friend for life who guided me through the rigorous MBA process in the US and allowed me to get an offer from a Top US Business School.
Court, thank you!
Accepted at USC and UCLA with Scholarships!
It was a privilege to work with Court on multiple applications to top-20 MBA programs. Prior to reaching out to MBA Prep School, I was overwhelmed and intimidated by the application process. After just one call with Court, I felt reassured and confident that he would help me create an application that genuinely reflected my story and highlighted my accomplishments.
Court gracefully provided clear and honest feedback, pushing me to share experiences, passions, and future goals that would help me stand out from other applicants. Whenever I emailed with a question or concern, he provided a prompt and thoughtful response. He is not only rigorous, but empathetic: Court seemed to instinctively know when I needed a cheerleader. The value of Court’s guidance cannot be overstated; the caliber of the applications that I submitted would not have been possible without him.
Court provided me with invaluable support during the interview process, as well. From the way he conducted our mock interview to the feedback he gave me afterwards, Court set me up for success. His guidance allowed me to feel calm and prepared when I stepped into each of my interviews. I know I will use many of the takeaways I learned from him as I move forward in my career.
I am truly grateful to have worked with Court. His expertise, genuine interest in helping others succeed, and reassuring guidance were instrumental to my success in the MBA application process. Thank you, Court!
Accepted at Carnegie Mellon (top choice)
Court is remarkably gifted writer, advisor, storyteller, and person. I had the opportunity to work through multiple applications to top 20 MBA programs with him. Court helped me clarify my own career aspirations and also helped me craft an application that was differentiated, authentic, and ultimately successful in landing a spot at a top MBA program. Looking back on this and reflecting on my own career, I consider the time spent with Court invaluable and consider myself fortunate to have him as a mentor, advisor and friend.
Accepted at Yale
Court’s help was invaluable. Not only does he understand writing from the inside out, but he’s gently honest. It was Court’s honesty that led me to completely throw out the first essay I worked on. Court helped me see that I had to tell a story that revealed my passions, my maturity, and my hopes for my future. With his help, I did it, and it worked! Thanks, Court!