Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Healthcare Consulting
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 740 (V: 41 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.2/4.0
Admitted to: Foster, Sloan
TLDR: Interviewed 5 admissions consultants. All of them (including square one prep) told me to focus on top 20 schools vs top 10. Ended up getting into MIT Sloan with Collin/Kathryn’s help. (Out of applying to Sloan, Wharton, and HBS with them)
They were amazing to work with in many ways. Here are the ones that stood out the most:
1. The mix of working with the leadership team and my consultant worked out really well. The leadership team had the background of helping others through hundreds of applications, and my consultant was exceptionally well informed of my chosen industry.
2. Career Narrative discussion- Meet with your consultant, Kathryn, and the career guide to determine how to make your career path reasonable and easy to follow. They don’t hold back any punches, neither should you expect them to.
3. Dedicated staff to keep everyone on task. Square One Prep never missed a deadline and also held me accountable. The chief of staff is very detail oriented.
Collin’s knowledge of my industry was extremely helpful. He could understand my background better than any other consultant that I talked to, and it clearly showed when we started working on the essays.