Philippe's clients have been accepted to: 

     

    Business Schools

    Cornell (Johnson)

    Dartmouth (Tuck)

    Duke

    Harvard

    INSEAD

    Indiana Univ (Kelley)

    Johns Hopkins

    Minnesota (Carlson)

    UNC (Kenan-Flagler)

    Univ of Penn. (Wharton)

    Univ of Toronto Rotman

    Vanderbilt Univ

    EMBA, Sloan Fellows, Exec

    Columbia LBS

    INSEAD

    Grad Schools

    American Univ, MA International Affairs

    Duke, MPP

    Duke, MS Environ Mgmt 

    Fordham Univ, M.S.A

    George Mason, PhD Economics

    George Mason, PhD Political Science

    George Mason, PhD Public Policy

    George Washington, MA Security Policy 

    Georgetown, MA Econ

    Georgetown, MA Security Studies

    Harvard Kennedy School, MPA

    Harvard Kennedy School, MPP

    Ivey Business School, MSc Bus Analytics

    John Hopkins (Carey) MSFin

    King's College (London), MA International Relations

    McGill Univ, MMF

    New York Univ, MA Econ

    Oxford, PhD Public Policy

    UC Berkeley

    UC Berkeley, MPP

    UCLA, MA Econ

    USC, MA Econ

    USC, MPP

    USC (Thorton) DMA

    Univ of Chicago, MPP

    Univ of Hawaii, PhD Music

    Univ of Notre Dame, ESTEEM Grad

    Univ of Pennsylvania

    Univ of Rochester (Simon), MSFin

    Univ of San Francisco - MAPC

    Univ of Toronto, MSW

    UT Austin

    UT Austin, MS Energy&Earth Resources

    UT Dallas- PhD, Pub Policy/Political Econ

    Vanderbilt Univ, PhD Sociology

    Yale Univ, MPH

    York (Schulich) MF

    Client Feedback

    I wanted to offer some thoughts on working with Philippe Barr through the whole process. In summary, Philippe helped me with 3/4 of my essays and a quick resume scan. I applied to Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, and MIT Sloan, and was accepted to three, waitlisted at Stanford. 

    I'd highly recommend Philippe across the board. Stylistically, he was exactly what I was looking for. In email communication and when I had a few follow up questions, he was very kind and personable. But, as I had hoped, his markups of my essays were not "sugar-coated" at all - he provided very direct and honest feedback. For some, this may be uncomfortable, but for me it was exactly what I needed - it helped me trust his comments and really reassess my approach when I needed to. His approach is exactly as mine would be - start with high level themes and then refine specifics/details once the structure feels good. Much more efficient. 

    Furthermore, in a more nuanced way, Philippe was very low-ego. Often, editors can be very stiff and inflexible - when they give a recommendation they expect it to be taken, and in subsequent versions may have difficulty accepting a rejection of their comment. I never had this problem with Philippe - when I disagreed with his comments, we discussed why, and then moved on to the broader themes of the essay. So, I felt respected as a partner and we always were very efficient. 

    Lastly, turnaround and response time was incredible.  

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