Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: banking/Private Equity
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 7
GMAT/GRE score: 680 (R1)/710 (R2)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.5/4.0
Admitted to: Yale
Kathryn and Eva were critical to my R1 applications. They helped me (i) refine my career narrative and narrow my school selection through earnest conversations, (ii) tailor essays that were unique to my experiences and voice, and (iii) keep to a very challenging timetable (especially given we started working together only about 1.5 months before R1 deadlines). In particular, without Eva chasing me down and holding me accountable to deadlines, providing invaluable support when I was at a loss for words in my essays, and encouraging me every step of the way, I wouldn’t have been able to juggle the demands of a full-time job and a challenging round of applications.
Although we did not work together on my R2 applications, the work that we did during R1 was instrumental and formed a strong foundation for my successful applications. I was very fortunate to have worked with Kathryn and Eva and would recommend the Square One team to anyone who is considering applying to business school.