Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Executive Search
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 7
GMAT/GRE/EA score: 740 (V:38 4 Q:51)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.56/4.00
Admitted to: Darden
Overall, I had a very positive experience with SOP. I am a China Chinese applicant with a sales background. The same as many applicants, I did not have a super clear short-term or long-term goal though I am very sure that I want to pursue an MBA to explore new options. I did some research about schools but still mostly care about rankings. I was totally lost when I went through all schools’ essay questions and don’t even know where to start. Kathryn and her team have been very systematic, educational and supportive through the whole process. They spent hours to understand my background and guide me to find the goals that make the most meaningful story for both me and schools. They also made good suggestion about which school to apply based on my preference of school size, industrial strength, alumni network, culture, etc. Jeannice, my main contact point, has been extremely patient and efficient about reviewing and perfecting my essays. Each one will take her hours considering I am not a native English speaker and my English expression is usually not clearest. What touched me the most is their consistent support after I was waitlisted. They keep on cheering me up and help me brainstorm the strategy to follow up with the admission. Their personal approach gave me a strong feeling of being part of a team to crack challenge together instead of being a client that pay the money and get the service. Though I later my situation changed and I decided to decline the offers and apply for some better ones in the next year, I am truly grateful for their support and would love to recommend them to anyone who needs an application consultant.