Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Financial Services/ Strategy(F&B)
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 7
GMAT/GRE score: 720
Undergraduate GPA: 3.07/4.00
Admitted to: Darden, Goizueta, Kellogg
The SOP team was a great resource throughout the application process from school selection and strategy development through admittance. The entire team including Wendy, Bailey, and Kathryn were always available and immediately responsive to all questions, large and small. The SOP team is extremely thorough and readily prepared with every detail throughout the process, ensuring timelines are met ahead of schedule. I believe SOP saved me an incredible amount of time throughout the application process, helping decipher “nice to know” information from “need to know” and prioritizing time spent in the areas of my application that would drive the highest value to an admissions team.
I also want to give a special shout-out to Allison Skinner for her help throughout the application process. Allison was incredibly flexible through changing schedules and application priorities, ensuring all details were accounted for ahead of submission. Allison facilitated a thorough application process, whether a particular essay took 2 drafts or 8, and always approached questions/application strategy with a 360-degree viewpoint to account for all potential perspectives and considerations.
I highly recommend any prospective MBA applicant to work with the SOP team.