Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting/Financial Services
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 670 (V: 35 Q: 47)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.40/4.00
Admitted to: Columbia SIPA, HBS, Sloan, Yale
When I began my MBA application, I was unsure whether I would hire an advisor to help me navigate through the process. A friend who had a very positive experience with Square One Prep recommended I reach out to Kathryn for a first conversation. Before my 1-hour introductory call with Kathryn was over, I knew I had made up my mind. Kathryn asked me pointed and thoughtful questions about my career and personal choices that made me realize I was going to be in great hands.
I particularly valued that Square One Prep puts a huge emphasis on developing a career narrative that truly reflects your goals and who you are. The whole process was one of self-discovery and introspection for me and I was able to build a career plan that is going to help me beyond my MBA.
I was particularly busy during my application process and my SOP team helped me navigate conflicting priorities between work, pro bono and exam prep. Darcy, Kathryn, Bailey and Wendy were available 24/7 for me when I needed to re-adjust my timeline and set a path forward to meet my application deadlines.
Without SOP’s support, I doubt I would have been able to navigate through the application process in time and have such and amazing outcome – I got into my dream school!