Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Brand Design
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 3
GMAT/GRE score: 328 (V:165 Q: 163)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.68/4.00
Admitted to: Yale
My experience working with SOP was so wonderful, and I highly recommend their services to anyone applying to bschool. Firstly, their process is incredibly stream-lined and well thought through. I felt very supported and informed every step of the way. Having access to a portal that tracks each step of the application along with receiving an email every Monday morning with the week’s plan really helped me stay organized. Second, I loved that I got the chance to speak with a few different advisors before choosing my day-to-day advisor. I ultimately ended up working with Piersten, who is absolutely phenomenal! She is so easy to talk to and really took the time to get to know me. She gave me such insightful and helpful feedback throughout the process and was so generous with her support and encouragement. I always looked forward to my check-ins with Piersten as its such a great time talking to her. Another great thing about SOP is the career work they do with you. Working with Wendy, the career coach, was transformative. Wendy is so kind and encouraging, and beyond business school, she really helped me figure out what exactly it is that I want to do with my career and how I can get there. She gave me a long term vision to aspire to and a methodology to go back and effectively research new paths if I ever feel like pivoting later on, and for that, I am so grateful. Finally, Kathryn, the founder, is 100% someone you’ll want to have on your team when applying to school. She is one of the most honest, kind, and knowledgeable people I’ve ever met. She’s always available to help you and replies to any questions or requests you may have with a truly unmatched promptness. She is so generous with her time and there is no limit to the support and care she provides to help you craft the best application. She reviewed each of my essays several times to make sure they were perfect and gave me multiple interview prep sessions to ensure that I was as prepared as I possibly could be. Thanks to SOP, when I hit submit on my applications I felt such a sense of peace knowing that they were the best they possibly could be and that there was nothing more that I could do. Looking back at the first draft of each of my essays versus what I submitted, it’s truly magic what the SOP team helped me do. They allowed me to keep my unique voice while strategically bringing out so many more components of my story that I would have overlooked or dismissed if I was working alone. Ultimately I was admitted to Yale and could not be happier! For anyone looking for an MBA admissions consultant to partner with, you cannot go wrong with SOP. Simply put, they’re the very best!