Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Investment Banking/Hedge Fund
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 3
GMAT/GRE score: 700
Undergraduate GPA: 3.9/4.0
Admitted to: HBS
After I first met Kathryn over the phone, she was very helpful in matching my interests and personality potential consultants, and was patient as I subsequently worked through introductory phone calls with potential consultants who I would primarily work with on my application. Kathryn was also flexible in allowing me to have these phone calls before signing on and making any payment. My advice to potential clients would be to start this process early and take plenty of time, so you can pick a consultant who you click with who isn’t already occupied! I found the initial idea generation process challenging as coming up with well-thought out ideas required a lot of repetition and some hard introspection. Both Kathryn and Kathleen were quick to identify strands of writing that were authentic to me, and were direct in their feedback. The strength of rapport and trust I developed with my primary consultant, Kathleen, was very important when it came to preparing for interviews. By that point we had spent plenty of time on the phone and she had even taken the time to meet in person when we were in the same city. As a result, she was able to give me a personalized mock interview and feedback that was specific to my personality and demeanor. She also sent over a list of sample questions which was extremely helpful too. I would strongly recommend working with SquareOne.