Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Technology
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 325 (V: 162 Q: 163)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.5/4.0
Admitted to: Ross, McCombs
I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed my Square One experience. Before I started working with S1, I didn’t think I had a realistic shot at any of the MBAs inside the top 25. Kathryn encouraged me to think and dream bigger, and ultimately convinced me that top 10 programs were well within reach. Kathryn and her team (a big thank you to Bailey for keeping me on track and Wendy for helping me with my career narrative) did an amazing job of working hand-in-hand with me to make sure I found a coach (Annie) that was a perfect fit for my background and admissions goals. Annie pushed me every day to craft essays and personal stories that helped me stand out during the admissions process, and made sure I was 110% prepared for my in-person interviews. Even if I had been rejected by all of my schools, the journey of thinking critically about my future and my career would have been well worth the investment. To end up getting accepted to Ross and Michigan SEAS with a $10k scholarship is more than I could have hoped for going into this process. To anyone who is doubting their chances of attending a competitive MBA program or unsure about working with S1, my success with the company should prove that the S1 team can make miracles happen!