Testimonial Detail



January 24, 2022
Client from: United States/China
Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Hedge Funds
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 7
GMAT/GRE score: 750 (V:42 Q:49)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.85/4.00
Admitted to: Columbia, Wharton
Scholarship(s): $140,000
Service Type: Premium

I worked with Kathryn, Wendy and Mary from Square One Prep (SOP) on my application to Harvard, Wharton, and Columbia. When I started my MBA journey, it was important to me to find a dedicated team who was willing to spend the time to listen to me and offer tailored feedback.

From the introductory call with Kathryn before even starting to work officially with SOP, I was impressed with the time she took to ask me questions and the thoughtfulness of SOP’s process. I really liked the sincere feedback from the get-go. The SOP process is very structured and robust which is what I needed for this very difficult application process. The career narrative process was extremely helpful as I narrowed down my goals and learned how to communicate them in my application. During the process, I spent the most time with Mary. We went on numerous calls to make sure my application was in its best form. She was encouraging, making sure I was at ease, and that I felt supported throughout the process, which was immensely important during this stressful application process. She made sure we are on schedule and that the materials I prepared not only have the right flow but also expound on the right details. As someone who gets very nervous with interviews, the prep I went through with Mary was very helpful. The thing I appreciated the most was how each step of SOP’s process involved multiple people, which really gave me comfort about the work produced.

Thank you for your help throughout this process and for helping me get into the schools I really wanted to attend. I would recommend Square One Prep!

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