Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Hospitality/Financial Services- Forecasting, Planning & Analytics
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 730 (V: 39 Q: 50)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.7/4.0
Admitted to: Columbia, Kellogg
I highly recommend SQ1. The truth is finding a good consultant is tough and can’t be a very scientific process. Reason being – most people would only choose 1 consultant to partner (a sample of 1 is not representative) and a lot of times success or failure of mba application doesn’t have a direct causation with the consultant you choose. But what I can tell you is – I did 14 free mba consulting calls and worked with two teams this year, I am glad I partnered with SQ1. Folks at SQ1 genuinely care about their clients and the consultants here only work with 1-3 applicants at the same time. The biggest value of having a consultant is not only giving you application tips but also pushes you along the rough journey and apply its knowledge and rigor to lead your path, SQ1 does exactly that. You will find the career narrative to be super helpful as that’s the starting point of your essays, the team will challenge you hard and help you to find something that makes sense and genuine. Best of luck!