Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Data/Insights Analysis/Entrepreneurship
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 710 (V: 36 Q: 50)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.4/4.0
Admitted to: London Business School
I initially approached Kathryn and team pretty confident in the essay ideas and career narrative I had in mind, and thought I’d get some “edit help”. However, my ideas crumbled after rounds of “pressure tests” with Kathryn and my advisor. Kathryn and team are brilliant in playing devil’s advocate and really pushing me to think deep and hard about fundamentally why I am pursuing an MBA and why I am a good fit for the schools. At the same time, they understand the anxiety and emotions involved in the process, and gave me the peace of mind I needed to focus on giving my best shot at the application, knowing that my advisor is always on top of things.
Kathryn and team also encouraged me to think more broadly and to apply to more than the 2 schools I had in mind. I believe it’s fair to say that as candidates we become a little obsessed with our top choices and are often reluctant to explore new schools – I am so glad I listened to Kathryn and my advisor and explored additional schools, as through the process one of them became my clear top choice, where I was also accepted to.
The application process has definitely been an emotional and intellectual rollercoaster, but I am so glad I had Kathryn and my advisor as sounding boards. They were great at helping me craft my best application, but every more amazing at help ME grow personally through the process and become the strong MBA candidate I wanted to become.