Status: Third-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting/Social Entrepreneurship
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 9.5
GMAT/GRE score: 316 (V:160 4 Q:156)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.33/4.00
Admitted to: Booth Part-time
I first found Square One Prep after being blown away by the students SOP has worked with and the impressive success rates they’ve had over the years. As a reapplicant, I initially did not plan on using an admissions consultant, but I knew I needed to ensure that my future applications were as bulletproof as possible and that I was not risking the opportunity of pursuing an MBA. Almost immediately after submitting an inquiry to SOP, I heard back from Kathryn, and she instantly reassured me on the overall process and instilled confidence regarding my profile and targeted schools. I can’t emphasize how important this was – after receiving several rejections, being able to connect with someone almost immediately (and on a weekend!), hearing that we could turn things around was very encouraging. SOP was clearly the right partnership from the beginning to finally help push me over the finish line.
After connecting with SOP’s very impressive and extensive list of advisors, I went on to work with Horatiu, who has been one of the most thoughtful, detailed, and patient advisors I could have asked for. He clearly has deep knowledge and experience after working with various students. He was able to work with me from day one to mold and shape my overall story into something compelling and persuasive, and one that has provided me with a more well-defined career vision as I move forward with my MBA. The focus, dedication, and input he has been able to provide throughout the entire process has been invaluable.
I’m extremely happy to report that, with SOP’s help, I have been admitted to Booth, and I’m confident I would not have been able to achieve this admission without them. For anyone who is on the fence about using an admissions consultant or is unsure if one is even needed, I strongly recommend one as someone who was in that place myself. An MBA is one of the most important life investments you’ll make and you need to make sure that you’re not selling yourself short. SOP’s structure, support, and experience will make the entire process much easier than facing on your own.
I more than wholeheartedly recommend SOP to any and all upcoming and prospective students, and I can’t thank Horatiu, Kathryn, and the entire SOP team more for helping me to achieve this truly life changing admission.