Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: CPG Marketing/Transportation Operations
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 3
GMAT/GRE score: 650
Undergraduate GPA: 3.5/4.0
Admitted to: UC San Diego
I was immediately impressed when I started working with Lara from Square One to prepare for my business school interviews. Not only was she very knowledgeable about the wide range of business schools to which I was applying, but she was realistic about what would happen in the interviews. Most importantly, I liked that she was honest, and would give me genuine feedback about my answers. She was direct about saying if my answers lacked thought, clarity, or just flat out sucked. Her ability to lend constructive criticism was essential to the success of my interviews, especially as someone with a pretty mediocre GMAT score.
As business school candidates, most of us feel pretty confident of our worth as professionals. However, the reality is that many of us need a secret weapon to stand out in a massive pool of worthy applicants. Lara is that secret weapon. Lara will acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses relative to others, and work with you to highlight your positive attributes in a way that tailors to your top school choices. Thanks for everything Lara!