Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Research Analyst
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 660 (V:33 Q: 47)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.08/4.00
Admitted to: Fuqua, Goizueta
I’m so thankful that a friend recommended me to the Square One Prep team. Before meeting with SOP I was lost in the application process and did not know where to start. Kathryn helped me decide on schools that I had a realistic chance of getting in and helped me dig deeper on which programs I was really interested in. We also came up with a detailed plan with deadlines that made me feel confident and organized during the process. You can reach out to Kathryn for any question or doubt and her availability really impressed me.
The career narrative is a unique feature of the SOP method. This exercise helps you determine your short term and long-term goals. The amount of detail and work that goes into the career narrative not only helps for post MBA goals but will also help on the essays and interviews. Luis Bellon guided me through building my career narrative. Luis was very patient with me during the process and met with me several times until I perfected my narrative.
My Advisor, Horatiu Stefan was fantastic! Horatiu was available 100% of the time, even though we were in different time zones, to answer any question I had. He helped with every detail of my application: from choosing the right schools, navigating an approach to secure my recommenders, shaping my resume, constructing essays, conducting several mock interviews, and helped with the waitlist process. Horatiu pushes you to dig deep on your essays and helps you perfect your essays while preserving your voice. It is evident that Horatiu truly cares for his clients personally and for his clients to succeed. I recommend Horatiu to any student seeking advisory.
Even though I had a low GPA and an average GMAT, the SOP team helped me secure a spot at a top MBA with $70k in scholarship by strengthening other aspects of the application. I cannot recommend SOP enough for anyone applying to an MBA.