About

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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 clients across the entire spectrum of graduate disciplines, including business, law, and 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 has corollary experience in career planning, marketing, advertising, and franchise consulting. Ms. Duffy has conducted corporate seminars and taught at a variety of continuing education programs. She is a co-founder of the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants and a current board member.

Maxx Associates editor John Vorhaus has a quarter-century career as a writer and editor across a breadth of endeavors including books, teleplays and screenplays, and international creative consulting. His gift for both the intent and presentation of language has earned him the plaudits of clients in 30 countries on five continents. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and a member of the Writers Guild of America, he has been a member of the Maxx Associates team since 2007.