Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Banking
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 4
GMAT/GRE score: 680 (V: 40 Q: 43)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.6/4.0
Admitted to: HBS, Stanford
Working with the SOP team was invaluable during my application process. SOP provided me with the full guidance I needed to navigate the application and interview process and helped me stay on track and schedule as I prepped for what I realized was a lengthy, heartfelt, and intellectually taxing application process. I was still taking the GMAT when I first connected with Kathryn and had recently started in a new role, and quite honestly fell behind schedule multiple times during our working together. The persistence, patience, honest feedback, consistent availability, and expertise of Kathryn, Amalia (my day to day advisor), Wendy, and the entire SOP staff pulled me through a successful application journey. In addition, the team coached me mentally throughout the process, so that I was able to balance work while putting out a top-quality product for my submissions.
I cannot say enough great things about Amalia, my day to day advisor. There is so much more that goes into applying than just test scores and essays, and she and the rest of the team really helped me distill my past, present, and future story and goals to something that came together beautifully, and successfully for my apps.
I cannot recommend SOP enough, and continue to encourage anyone and everyone who asks me about advice on applying to consult with them for comprehensive or hourly review. SOP provides the second set of eyes combined with a personal hands-on approach that makes all the difference in ensuring you stand out as you on paper.