Testimonial Detail



December 12, 2018
Client from: United States
Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Ecommerce/Marketing
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 690 (V: 38 Q: 47)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.65/4.00
Scholarship(s): $40,000
Admitted to: Darden, Fuqua

When I first started the application process, I have no idea where to start. Coming from what felt like a slightly nontraditional background (non-business undergraduate major and startup experience), I struggled with how to tell my story in a compelling way. That’s where Square One Prep came in. Everything from choosing schools, to defining career goals, brainstorming essay topics, structuring my resume and interview prep, the time I put in working with Square One Prep has more than paid off. Crystal helped me to make my application a unique package that detailed who I was a candidate and my goals for attending business school, as well as how I would thrive and contribute to the programs. Working with Crystal and Kathryn on my applications gave me the confidence I needed to be successful in my interviews. It was an incredible feeling getting the acceptance phone calls from Fuqua and Darden. I could not have done it without Square One Prep, and I am THRILLED to be admitted to two of my top choice schools!

Update 1/12/2020

Hi Kathryn,

I hope you’re having a great start to the new year! I wanted to send along an update now that I’m finished the first half of business school. I just spent the weekend in XXX celebrating with my family after a second round of interviews at XXX. I am excited to share with you that shortly after my interview, they offered me a spot in their summer associate class! I spent a lot of time this recruiting season reflecting on my previous work experience and my story, which you and Crystal helped me to craft and articulate in a way that is compelling and genuine. I can’t thank you enough for the work we did together over a year ago. It continues to impact me in such positive ways on my MBA journey. Thank you again for helping me realize my true potential!

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