Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: In College
Years of experience at time of matriculation: NA
GMAT/GRE score: 335 (V:166 Q:169)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.9/4.0
Admitted to: HBS 2+2
I’m glad I chose Square One Prep for business school applications! From the start, I enjoyed Kathryn’s honesty in our consultation. Coming from a background with no experience & connection to business school, I wanted a team that would be honest about my chances and how I could improve my application. Before we started on application work, Lara and I did a very comprehensive review of my experiences & resume, pulling out themes that we eventually used for the essays. We also worked with a career narrative expert, which I thought was super helpful–I always had an idea of what I wanted to do in the future, but found it difficult to put into words. The career narrative work prepared me well for that. Then, when we started work on the essays, Lara was a great thought partner. I am glad she focused most of her time on the themes and messages within the essays and not the superficial grammar & punctuation errors (although she caught and fixed those as well). For example, Lara was not afraid to tell me to toss out the entire essay and start over when I was not properly answering the prompt. Lara and Kathryn’s support was integral to my acceptance to my dream business school!