Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Entrepreneurship, Product Management
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 760 (V: 42 Q: 50)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.90/4.00
Admitted to: Columbia, Haas, Wharton
I couldn’t be happier with the MBA application consulting services I received from Square One Prep (SOP)! From the very first introductory call to making the final decision to attend a suitable MBA program, the entire SOP team provided invaluable guidance and advice. Throughout the process, it felt like a true partnership between me and SOP. It was clear that the team was invested in my overall success rather than be limited to providing services within pre-defined hours or pre-set criteria.
Luis Bellon provided critical career positioning advice essential for crafting the MBA resume, storyline, and applications. John Shaw conducted essay reviews, answered application questions, and provided emotional support and consolation when the nerves started to act up. John ensured that my unique professional background and elements of my true personality really came out in my writing. Kathryn Lucas, the SOP founder, made herself personally available for calls, reviews, and emails. Bailey Miller almost acted as my personal assistant, ensuring everything kept moving along in a timely manner.
The streamlined approach the SOP team followed and the promptness of the responses to any kind of questions throughout the process made me feel very confident in their services. 2020 was predicted to be one of the toughest application seasons, so I’m extremely happy with the final outcome of my applications! The SOP team has a proven track record of getting aspiring candidates into their dream colleges – and I can now attest to their ability firsthand. I know I can count on some of the SOP team members I worked with as future mentors and friends. I wouldn’t do my MBA applications any other way!