Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Public Service
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 710 (V: 36 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 8.28/10.00
Admitted to: Fuqua
Service Type: Premium Need-based
I spoke to many admissions consultants before I contacted Kathryn. Though my call with Kathryn was scheduled for 30 mins, I didn’t need more than 20 minutes to make my decision. Kathryn neither sugar-coated the admissions process to give me false-hopes nor struck down my ambitions due to weaknesses in my profile (Some admissions consultants do this on the initial consultation calls to increase revenue and better their success rates- Horrible!). Choosing Square One Prep is one of the best decisions I have made. Hiring an MBA admissions consultant is a significant investment, and I’m glad I chose the right partner to work with.
With SOP, I felt I had a mentor with me 24*7. Kathryn responded to most emails within 15 minutes! She is highly committed to getting you into a top B-school. She will do everything to help you show your best self to schools.
I feel blessed to have had Leena Patel as my day-to-day advisor. She was always available on WhatsApp whenever I needed her guidance. She spent 6.5 hours on the initial assessment call (split into two calls) to know me and understand even the minute details of my entire life! This effort helped in coming up with persuasive anecdotes for the essays.
I strongly urge anyone considering working with SOP to believe in SOP’s process. The career narrative is the backbone of MBA applications, and SOP gives it adequate importance during the process. Leena and Kathryn helped me build a strong narrative connecting my background to my career goals. Luis, Kathryn, and Leena nudged me to fine-tune my career narrative instead of imposing it. Now when I look back at my journey over the last six months, I realize I couldn’t have gotten into a top b-school without Leena and Kathryn’s guidance.
Working with SOP taught me the intricacies of the admissions process and gave me the confidence and the mindset required to apply to any top business school. I recommend Square One Prep to anyone looking for a mentor who actually cares about getting you into top b-schools!