Pre-MBA industry: Medical Doctor
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 9
GMAT/GRE score: 720
Admitted to: Fuqua Executive Program, Wharton Executive Program
I came across Square One Prep when I was looking around for an admissions consultant to help me through the application process, which was a bit of a mystery to me given my background as a medical doctor. I had no idea how to compete against the thousands of applicants who were from top consulting and financial firms and were surrounded by b-school alumni in their firms to look to as mentors. After speaking with all the top admissions consulting firms out there, I decided on Square One Prep.
My consultant employed a systematic approach to help me with my applications, and that structure gave me confidence. She helped me identify my strengths and then bring them to life in my essays, resume, and letters of recommendation, which would otherwise have been vague. During the entire process my consultant was always available (even after midnight), gave great feedback and offered candor, which I really valued even though it led me to start some essays over from scratch. She also helped me create and sustain a pace, and with my hectic on-call schedule that was no easy task. I had a wonderful experience, and would have said that even if I’d not gotten into a program, as I learned so much about myself, something I didn’t expect even though my consultant told me that would likely happen. I got into both Wharton and Fuqua, and couldn’t be happier.
I HIGHLY recommend Square One Prep to anyone applying to business school, especially if you aren’t from a typical consulting or business background.