Consulting Services: Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you offering consulting services?

The most popular questions I get from readers of this blog deal with students reaching out for advice on what career paths they should take and whether grad school is the best option for them. To address these questions properly, I need to get a genuine understanding of each students goals, grades, research experience and long term plans. None of which can be easily assessed with a one or two-line reply.

It is for this reason that I have decided to launch a consulting service with the aim of providing personalized career advice. I may be able to help you avoid wasting hundreds of dollars on applications that are otherwise doomed to be rejected.

Who can benefit from this service?

Anyone interested in pursuing grad school can benefit from this service. This applies not only to Psychology degrees, but applications to almost any field of study. If you are in your first or second year of your undergraduate program, we can go over the things that you can do between now and the time you are eventually applying to graduate school to greatly improve your chances of getting in. If you are further along in your undergrad program and have less time to prepare before your graduate school applications, there are different strategies and tactics you can employ to make up for lost time. Masters students pursuing a Ph.D can also benefit from a consulting session. Need help with your personal statement? I acn also help with that. Even if you are unsure whether grad school is right for you, we can figure out together what your options are and make a plan for the upcoming months.

What are other students saying about your consulting services? 

Former consulting client May 2017, M.G.

 I had a consultation several months ago regarding my application to grad school that was accompanied by an abysmal GPA in a subject not related to my current application with the added bonus of no relevant work experience. I wanted to follow up and say thank you. I have been unconditionally offered a place at one of my preferred Universities.

Thank you again, as your recommendations clearly paid off. 

Former consulting client April 2017, Anna Wilga

I appreciate that Dr. Mumby has set up a service like this because it offers students like me the opportunity to ask questions that you can not ask elsewhere without having to talk to 20 different people (also assuming that they would be willing to help you). Dr. Mumby was very knowledgeable, patient, and very kind. He took some extra time, exceeding the 30 minutes, to answer any remaining questions I had and allowed me to contact him with further questions. He was also extremely kind in that he wanted to know about my progress. It is extremely valuable to be able to consult with someone like Dr. Mumby. 

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I am applying to a program in the U.S. Can you help me? 

Yes, I can. Although I reside in Canada, I did a post-doc in New Mexico in 1992 and I can tell you that applying to grad schools in Canada and in the U.S are the same.

What means of communication do you use for your services?

At the moment, we prefer to use Skype or phone. Your phone number or Skype address will be used to contact you.

How much does it cost?

A 30 minute appointment costs 45 USD (US Dollars).

What method of payment can I use?

A detailed PayPal invoice will be emailed to you. Payment must be made 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment and be paid via PayPal.

How many appointments will I need to book?  

In our experience a 30 minute appointment is often enough. A preliminary profile will have been created to obtain basic information from you prior to the appointment. Questions related to your career objectives, grades, past experience etc. will be asked to build an accurate profile and to prepare personalized advice that is best suited to your situation.

How do I go about to set up an appointment?

Send us an email at or fill out our pre-consult form using the following password: consult2017#mgs and my blog administrator- Sarah Brown Tesolin – will contact you to schedule an appointment within 48 hours.

When are you available?

I am in the process of keeping certain times of day and evenings on specific days of the week and weekends open for consulting appointments. I will do my best to accommodate your schedule.


Do Concordia students have access to this service?

For students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program at Concordia University (Montreal), I do not charge any fee for academic advising and consulting services. Please make an appointment by email at (this is only available to students currently enrolled at Concordia University).