Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Financial Services
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 2
GMAT/GRE score: 319 (V: 159 Q: 160)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.66/4.00
Admitted to: Darden
Square One Prep was instrumental in my acceptance to my top choice business school, Darden. As a younger applicant from a non-traditional professional background, I often doubted my chances of acceptance, but Square One Prep believed in me from day one. During my initial call with Kathryn, I was immediately impressed by her knowledge of the application process and appreciated her candidness regarding my candidacy.
Working more than full-time, studying for the GRE, and applying to six schools simultaneously was not an easy feat, but the full Square One Prep team, especially Kathleen and Bailey, ensured that I met all deadlines and provided the consistent encouragement that I needed. With support from Kathryn, Kathleen, and Luis, I crafted a compelling career narrative, defining my short-, medium-, and long-term goals, which translated into confident and strong essays and interviews.
Through many iterations and topic calls, my advisor Kathleen helped me develop essays that stood out. She was also an exceptional resource for my many questions (and worries).
Overall, I can’t recommend Square One Prep enough! Thank you, Kathryn, Kathleen, Luis, Bailey, and the entire Square One Prep team.