Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Oil & Gas Banking/Private Equity
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 14
GMAT/GRE score: 640
Undergraduate GPA: Top 5%
Graduate GPA: Top 5%
Admitted to: INSEAD EMBA, Stanford
I am grateful to Square One team for their help in my lengthy process of MBA preparations. The process is built in such a way that, as a candidate, you are going through a deep phase of guided introspection, which helps you to calibrate your goals and expectations and lay out in essays your absolute best. You will first select a primary advisor out of a very talented pool, who will be 100% dedicated to you and your case, – you will work with the advisor on each an every element of your application until its almost perfect – then a pool of senior advisors steps in to ensure your papers stand the test of constructive criticism and address all the tricky questions that adcoms may have. I found the process challenging – in a way that the questions raised by Square One team made me think very deep inside my story and into what I want to do and where I want to be – without such guidance I would not have been able to go that far in my writings and probably would have sooner surrendered and accepted just ‘good enough’ drafts – but which would not probably have allowed me to get into my school. Special thanks to the Chief of Staff who relentlessly kept on track every due date in my application process and sent friendly reminders which gave me a feeling of the entire team backing, and allowed me to focus on the needed aspects of my essays.