Pre-MBA industry: Fashion
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 12
GMAT/GRE score: 700 (V: 38 Q: 48)
Undergraduate GPA: 2.89/4.00
Admitted to: McDonough (with others TBD!)
My journey with SquareOne started with an introductory call with Kathryn, who is the founder of the firm. Before the call, I’ve talked to many firms including the most famous ones. and they seemed to try to fit me and an application prep procedure into their formulated method. As a non-traditional background person, I thought it would not work for me. On the other hand, Kathryn and her firm’s approach were tailored to my needs and on point all the time.
I talked to 2-3 potential advisors to work with (make sure to ask all questions and share your expectation on the call. I had to change mine due to an unaligned expectation. Even the changing process was smooth as Kathryn and her team listened to my concerns and solved the problem in a day). After I landed on one, we as a team dissected my strength and weaknesses over many lengthy phone calls and emails (very responsive) and built my resume first and then essay by school.
Even with my below-average GMAT score and a non-traditional background, I’ve been admitted to one of the top 25 MBA programs.
I highly recommend SquareOne and Annie, my advisor (she is the best!!)