Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 8
GMAT/GRE score: 700 (V: 38 Q: 48)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.50/4.00
Admitted to: Stern, Booth, Haas, Tuck, Wharton (with others TBD!)
I wholeheartedly recommend partnering with SOP for the MBA admissions process. I truly believe SOP helped me develop the best application I could and no other consultant would have helped me achieve admittance into Wharton, Booth, Tuck, Haas, and Stern (and waitlisted at Kellogg and Yale SOM).
I interviewed a number of consultants before choosing SOP and while most consultants were doubtful about my prospects, Kathryn spent an entire hour on the phone explaining her process and highlighting how we could leverage my strengths to mitigate any perceived weaknesses. I think Kathryn has developed a very effective application development strategy—starting with the resume, career narrative (thank you, Wendy!), LORs, and essays. Trust the process even if it may seem grueling at times!
Ram was my day-to-day advisor and he was amazing to work with. He spent hours on the phone and by email brainstorming ideas with me to make sure we were highlighting the aspects of my background that would most likely resonate with each school. I could sense that Ram deeply cared about my success (in the admissions process and beyond!) and I truly hope to be able to meet him in person one day.
Kathryn, Ram, Wendy, and Jenny—you guys have helped me take my career to new heights and I could not thank you enough for helping me get into my top choice! #WhartonBound