Pre-MBA industry: Real Estate
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 690 (V:36 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.35/4.00
Graduate GPA: 3.39/4.00
Admitted to: Columbia, other schools TBD
Service Type: Premium
I am a re-applicant, and this year I decided to work with an admission consultant.
After speaking with more than 10 other consulting firms, I chose SOP right away because I felt an instant connection with Kathryn the first time we spoke on the phone. She did not try to fit me into any typical candidate box, nor did she try to convince me to lower my school expectations in order to increase their success rate, as some other firms do. She recognizes me for who I am, believes in me, and wants to help me get into the school I am truly passionate about. She gave me some great advice to compensate for my low test result. She also reviewed my applications from last year, for free, before our first free consult, so she could give me better advice.
I really enjoyed SOP’s team approach, where you have a professional team and eco-system to help you along the road. I worked with an amazing team, including Amalia as my personal coach, Cristina as the partnership manager, and Wendy as the career expert. Amalia was always approachable and cheerful, and I really enjoyed our conversations. She took the time to get to know me and help me brainstorm ideas. She is always there when I need her. And I learned a lot from all the calls and written communications with her. Cristina was always on top of the schedule to ensure that everything is well-paced. Wendy pushed me hard to figure out what I really wanted to do with my career, and it has been extremely beneficial.
MBA application is a tough journey, but taking it with SOP team makes it memorable, and enjoyable, and successful.