Pre-MBA industry: Military
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 690
Admitted to: Fuqua
Thank you Square One Prep. Your ability to guide me through the MBA application process was a blessing. Coming from the Air Force, I was unsure how to translate my military skills into something the admissions committees could understand and appreciate. I was also unsure what I wanted to do with my career. I didn’t understand what my career options in the civilian world were. I also didn’t know how to begin researching what was out there to discern what excited me and would be a good fit. With my consultant’s help, I developed a keen knowledge of my options and how to learn more about those options. I learned how to approach the application process with a level of savvy that enabled me to showcase my strengths and develop a strong case for why I want an MBA. Because of my consultant’s guidance and disarming nature, I did more than highlight professional attributes and accomplishments in my applications. I shared with the committees experiences from my personal life that would help better define who I am as a person and distinguish me from other candidates. I never would have thought to make myself vulnerable in my applications, but as I look back I can see that it was that component that really made my applications memorable and gave my character depth.
I lacked clarity before I started working with Square One Prep. After working with them, I have very clear direction and a new level of self-awareness, which is indispensable as I prepare for Fuqua!