Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 3
GMAT/GRE score: 326 (V: 159 Q: 167)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.79/4.00
Admitted to: Kellogg, Sloan, Yale
Coming from a consulting background with average GMAT/GRE scores, I knew before I embarked on my MBA application journey that partnering with the right advisor(s) was going to be the key differentiator to ensure my success. I had intro calls with 7 different business school consultancies and SOP stood out from the very beginning. Kathryn spent well over an hour with me to understand my background, goals, and encouraged me to apply to my reach-schools. After I decided to work with SOP, I had the opportunity to meet several day-to-day advisors on the phone, and I ultimately decided to partner with Lee; I could not be happier with this decision. She was not only always available, but she asked the right questions to make sure that my application showed depth and personality. Lee would also periodically send me articles and insights that were related to my long-term professional goals, so I know I was always on her mind, even when we were not on a call together. I’m willing to bet that you won’t find that anywhere else. MBA applications (especially at the M7 level) are always competitive and can be extremely challenging both emotionally and psychologically. SOP was there to support me every step of the way and I am certain that working with them was 100% the right call!