Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 8
GMAT/GRE score: NA
Undergraduate GPA: 3.75/4.00
Admitted to: LBS-EMBA Dubai
It has been a great pleasure working with all the SOP team (Kathryn, Ram, Wendy, Bailey, and Jenny). I cannot thank them enough for their support through the application process.
The very first call I had with Kathryn was the reason behind my admission. In that call, Kathryn heard from me first on why I want to pursue an MBA now and why LBS was my only choice. Given the limited time window I had, she recommended me to ask LBS admission for a deadline extension as a first step prior to considering working with SOP. It was the right kind of advice I needed at that time.
Once I was granted the deadline extension, I enrolled with SOP. I had a full team that looked after everything I needed for my application (the CV, essays, recommendation letter, EA exam, and interview). The process was extremely smooth and organized. The SOP team started with me from scratch when it came to my CV and essays (although I thought at the time I had a good draft, turned out I didn’t).
I cannot thank my advisor – Ram Iyer – enough for his outstanding support and PATIENCE. In our first call, Ram told me that this process would not only get me a better application but would ultimately make me a better person – I truly believe that this was actually the case. I learnt a lot about myself in the process and I now am more confident about my career narrative and more clear about my professional goals.
I would highly recommend the SOP team to anyone looking to apply to business school. The experience I had was extremely rewarding and I am very happy that I made that choice.