Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Investment Banking/Private Equity/Strategy-Corporate Development
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 8
GMAT/GRE score: 770 (V: 47 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: NA
Career Gap: 6 months
Admitted to: Columbia, Booth
After a very challenging year, I received the call I had been waiting for from Booth, one of my top choices, congratulating me that I was admitted. Finally, the work together with SOP had paid off.
I started with my due diligence on MBA advisors early and would recommend to anyone who is interested in working with a consultant to do the same. What made me choose SOP was Kathryn’s candidness about the process, the hard work ahead and her willingness to go the extra mile for her clients, which she demonstrated in our introductory call. She took the time to fully answer all my questions and we spoke for almost 1.5 hours, which from my experience is unique among consultants. This first impression has been reinforced over the last nine months of intense collaboration.
Kathryn and my advisor encouraged me to think deeply about my personal story and career narrative early on in the application process and challenged me throughout our work. Even though this was uncomfortable at times it was extremely valuable not only for the purpose of Business school but also beyond.
I can genuinely say that Kathryn and my advisor have been truly committed to my success and I highly recommend SOP to anybody who desires a highly personal consulting experience.