Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 7
GMAT/GRE score: 325 (V: 164 Q: 161)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.51/4.00
Graduate GPA: 3.35/4.00
Admitted to: Columbia, Fuqua, Kellogg, Tuck, Ross
Working with Square One Prep team is one of the best investments I’ve made. I can honestly say I don’t believe I would have received the amount of scholarships I got without the support and honest (sometimes brutal) feedback from the team. I struggled a lot initially with my career story. Kathryn and my Career Narrative Expert, Wendy, really challenged me to have a very strong story–this eventually paid off when I attended campus and was much more prepared than my peers to talk to admissions or current students about my career aspirations.
I worked with Krasina Koleva and had a fantastic working relationship with her–I could not have done this without her! I recommend applicants work with someone with whom they can be honest/vulnerable because the MBA application process is grueling and can be taxing physically, mentally, and emotionally (I applied to 6 schools round 1!)
Overall the experience and knowledge Kathryn and the team provided was incredibly helpful and took my application to the next level. At the same time, I would urge any MBA applicant to make sure that their application is informed both by the team’s advice/expertise and their own unique story. The results speak for themselves and I love that the team takes on a variety of different applicants and helps them realize their potential.