Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Financial Services
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 7
GMAT/GRE score: 710
Undergraduate GPA: 3.63/4.00
Admitted to: Johnson, Darden, Yale
I was ambitious and only went for M7 schools in round 1 even though I did not have the strongest gmat score and did not have an exceptional undergraduate gpa. At the end of my first call with Kathryn I can say that I had transparency into exactly how Squareone would help & more importantly I felt that she was personally invested in my success – I didn’t feel that way about the other consultants I spoke with.
I was fortunate to have partnered up with Matteo Rattighieri (my advisor) who was very supportive and knowledgeable. He was quick to respond to me, ensured that I met deadlines and gave me constructive/helpful feedback. He had a great way of strengthening the way I present myself in my resume and essays without overpowering my voice.
When I was not able to get accepted into an M7 school the Squareone team encouraged me to keep applying and ensured me that I belonged at a top business school. They stayed with me as I gave round 2 another shot, helping to review my essays and Matteo would hold interview prep calls with me which were more challenging than the real interviews – this helped me be relaxed and confident. Round 2 ended up being a success – I got accepted to all of the schools that I applied to and was even offered a scholarship. I cannot thank Kathryn, Matteo, Wendy & Bailey enough- they helped me fulfill my dream of going to an Ivy league business school.