Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Business Development/Technology
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 8
GMAT/GRE score: 720 (V: 47 Q: 42)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.47/4.00
Admitted to: HBS, Sloan
I’m so thankful that a friend recommended me to Square One Prep. I can honestly say that it’s the best investment I did throughout my application process. They are incredibly professional, talented and knowledgeable, and played a crucial role in helping me get into top schools despite my low GRE score.
Kathryn Lucas runs a phenomenal program. She is involved in all parts of the application process, and is invested and passionate about the success of every candidate. Her response time is also unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Even before starting the applications, she gave me great advice on working through my GRE and selecting schools which made me feel at ease from the beginning.
Wendy Bagdi-Durrua guided me through building my career narrative. I thought this exercise was very unique and methodical, and it not only helped me immensely with my essays and interviews, but it also helped me be more intentional with my work pre-MBA.
My advisor, Darcy Cain was a fantastic advisor. She challenged me to dig deeper, and helped me tell my own story. She took the time to get to know me holistically, and helped me connect different elements of my background, personality and career goals to write an application that truly represented me.
Bailey Miller kept me on schedule, reminding me of the weekly milestones. This was very helpful to stay on track and organized.
I am very grateful for the entire SOP team, and can’t recommend them enough to anyone applying to business school!