who we are

MAXX ASSOCIATES was founded in 1976 to provide application counseling in the complex and competitive world of graduate business school admissions. Today, Maxx Associates advises its international clientele across a broad spectrum of graduate disciplines, including business school, doctoral programs, and graduate arts and sciences.

Candidates from North America, South America, Europe and Asia have met success with Maxx Associates.

Maxx Duffy, Maxx Associates’ founder and director, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from The Wharton School. Before starting Maxx Associates, Ms. Duffy was Associate Director of Admissions at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.  She is a co-founder and former board member of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants.

John Vorhaus has been with Maxx Associates since 2007, using his strategic insights and editorial expertise to help clients conceive and execute their application materials. His gift for storytelling is manifested in his career as an author, screenwriter and international creative consulting. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.