Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Oil & Gas Engineering
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 7
GMAT/GRE score: 710 (V: 38 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 4.0/4.0
Career Gap: 3 months
Admitted to: HBS, Haas, Stanford, Sloan
I was skeptical about hiring a consultant for the longest time. But after talking with Kathryn, it became clear to me that with her team’s help, I can turn my application into something spectacular and all while learning about myself through S1P’s elaborate process. And what a process it’s been! I applied to four schools, and got into each (HBS, Stanford, Sloan, and Haas). I am immensely grateful that I hired S1P team!
My experience with S1P has been nothing short of spectacular! Firstly, Kathryn and Kathleen got to know me on a very deep level, and as such they were able to guide me effectively and give me very insightful feedback. I felt that they truly cared about my success, and put in the energy and time to show for it! They scheduled calls that routinely over-ran just to make sure that they uncovered the story or details that I needed to uncover. They took notes diligently, have a remarkable knack for details, and an extraordinary ability of piecing together a story and theme throughout the application.
Additionally, S1P is all about honesty and tough love. The team gave it to me straight, and this was absolutely needed each and every time. As frustrating as it was dealing with numerous rejected drafts, I knew they were guiding me in the right direction. Finally – and goes hand in hand with the previous point – the team was there for me emotionally and believed in me. Kathleen was my rock! She kept me steady, re-assured me, and offered me advice all throughout. It meant so much to me that she was one text, email or call away at any point.
If you want exceptionally talented consultants, honesty, and the emotional support to navigate the frustrating application process, seriously look no further! I am very grateful and would highly recommend S1P to anyone who doesn’t want to gamble with their application process!