Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Travel Industry-Technology-Product Management
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 337
Undergraduate GPA: 3.7/4.0
Admitted to: Booth, Haas, Wharton
I shopped around quite a bit before choosing SOP and working with Kathryn and Kunal, and I am 100% sure I made the right choice. Thanks to them, I got interviews at all 5 schools I applied to (HBS, Stanford, Wharton, Booth, Haas), and I got into 3 of them (Wharton, Booth, Haas)!
Some highlights about my experience:
– Going in, I did not really have a clue about why I wanted to pursue an MBA, or what I wanted to do longterm. Kunal and Kathryn took an incredible amount of time to get to know my story – personally and professionally – and helped me brainstorm in order to get to fundamental truths about myself and what I was passionate about. This then led to a much more compelling story I could tell in my application, with pride and authenticity.
– Kathryn planned a thorough schedule and really helped me stay on track so that I would not be scrambling last minute to submit applications. As someone who is a compulsive procrastinator, I was particularly impressed by how they were able to push me to meet their deadlines and make sure I wouldn’t be overly stressed as the school deadlines approached.
– Kathryn and Kunal provided honest feedback on my essays throughout the process, and only signed off on something when they thought it was truly ready. In one case, I had to go through 7+ essay revisions before they were happy with the product, and that made me feel very confident in what I was submitting.
I highly recommend working with SOP – they helped transform my candidacy into one that was competitive for the top schools, and they helped me learn valuable insights about myself in the process!