Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Investment Banking/Corporate Development
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 750 (V: 42 Q: 50)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.8/4.0
Graduate GPA: 3.8/4.0
Admitted to: Columbia, Booth, Darden, Kellogg
The entire Square One team has been great throughout the process including Kathryn, Wendy, and Bailey. They helped me craft every part of my application from my career narrative to through the actual applications and follow-ups. I spoke with a number of consultants and ended up with Square One because I never felt like I was being ‘sold to’ – they gave me a realistic assessment of my chances and I was lucky enough to be admitted to a number of the top MBA programs. I’ve recommended Square One to a couple of my friends also considering applying for an MBA – without them and their framework for success, I would have been much less disciplined and less successful throughout this process.
I’d like to give a special shout-out to Matteo, my day-to-day advisor. He’s been a great resource and knew when to push and give me critical feedback and keep me on schedule. He was a great in providing feedback for my initial essay ideas and the interview process. I definitely appreciate all the time and effort he’s put into my MBA journey and can’t recommend him highly enough.