Status: First-Time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Auditing/Finance
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 8
GMAT/GRE score: 700 (V:35 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.94/4.00
Graduate GPA: 3.88/4.00
Admitted to: Columbia EMBA, Wharton EMBA
I would like to thank the entire SOP team for their support and accompany during my entire EMBA application process. I started my search for an MBA consultant around Christmas and filled in the initial free consultation request at 1am one night. Kathryn, surprisingly, reached out in just 10min and confirmed my appointment with her for the next day! The initial 30min talking with Kathryn went for an hour, where she genuinely listened to my stories and needs for an MBA consultant. I’m a bit concerned with my experience being on the “junior” side for top schools like Wharton, and need someone with EMBA application experience to help me polish my application package. Also, I need someone that’s hands-on and cares for my success.
Indeed, everyone at SOP team is very approachable and dedicated to me and my goals. They also try their best to work around my schedule. Unlike other big consulting firms, my requests are always taken care of by someone within hours if not minutes. Kathryn got me hooked up with Jeannice and another team member right away on Christmas eve so I can kick off asap. Jenny would check in often to make sure I’m on schedule. They also take the EMBA application process as serious as full time MBA. Wendy and Kathryn challenged me on my career plan write-ups a lot even though I thought I had a pretty clear career path in mind beforehand. Thanks to their push, my career goal essay became a lot more sounding. I also have to mention Jeannice, who’s also my main point of contact during the process, is incredible. She never rushed me, and took time listening and intaking my stories, and then helped me craft essays that represent my true me. I felt comfortable talking with her on anything.
I would recommend SOP if you are looking for someone that cares about you, willing to spend time on you, and if you are willing to be challenged to get into your dream school(s)!