Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Banking/Venture Capital
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 720 (V: 42 Q: 47)
Undergraduate GPA: Upper 2nd Class
Admitted to: Sloan
I spoke to several admission consultants before signing up with one and chose to go with Square One. Kathryn spent more time than the stipulated 30 mins, and didn’t spend a single minute hard selling her firm or badmouthing the competition, but rather understanding me as a person and my motivations / story. She actually asked me hard questions to rethink the reason for doing an MBA, and I only signed up some 6 months later when I was more informed of the path I was choosing.
I worked closely with Lara Avsar, and it was an absolute pleasure working with her. We hit it off from the first call itself, because of some common elements in our backgrounds and experiences. Lara took time to thrash out the story with me, and often pulled out elements that I would’ve downplayed or overlooked. She did a great job pushing me to think deeper and also meeting deadlines, in order to get the essays out on time. We did the application set for 4 schools in 4-5 weeks and I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to have worked with in such tight deadlines. Interview prep was also very useful since Lara pointed out very specific areas of improvement before my final interview.