Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Supply Chain in CPG/technology
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 7
GMAT/GRE score: 680
Undergraduate GPA: 84/100
Graduate GPA: 3.68/4.00
Admitted to: HBS, Kellogg, Wharton
When I first decided to apply to business school, I immediately felt overwhelmed with the thought of the application process – the essays, interviews and all the work that goes behind it. On top of that, I knew I came from an overly represented demographic – Indian females. If it weren’t for Square One Prep, I wouldn’t have known where to even start the process.
Kathryn does a brilliant job at making this long arduous process easy and manageable for you. She will make sure you keep to the deadlines she’ll create for you and will ensure you put your best foot forward. What I was most impressed about Kathryn was her attention and interest in your career goals and why you want to pursue an MBA. She not only helped me craft a beautiful story for my essays but also helped me develop a career narrative. Kathryn went out of her way connecting me to other applicants/ personal network so I could work on my goals effectively.
Kathryn is honest when giving feedback which at sometimes can feel harsh going through this difficult process. But you need to trust she’s doing this to make you look the best in your application and interviews. She has an ability to push you – outside of what you think you are capable of. I was amazed at how I and my essay story grew working alongside with Kathryn.
Kathryn was always available for any questions/ concerns I had during the process and to review my work. There were times when I fell through on the milestone deadlines that S1P created for me but Kathryn would quickly notice and help me get me on track. Even though Kathryn supports multiple applicants, it never feels so! She’s always genuinely interested in you getting into your top school of choice.
Getting into HBS has been a childhood dream and I don’t think it would have been possible without Kathryn’s continuous support and encouragement. I honestly can’t believe the success I’ve had with my applications and I don’t think that would have been possible without Kathryn!
Thank you for all your help!!