Testimonial Detail



December 01, 2022
Client from: UAE/United States
Status: First-time Applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Electrical Engineering in Tech/Family Business
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 6
GMAT/GRE score: 710 (V:38 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.30/4.00
Admitted to: Booth Part-time, Haas PT, Kellogg PT, Stern Part-time
Scholarship(s): $20,000
Service Type: Premium

I was referred to Square One by a friend pursuing his MBA at Wharton, and working with Kathryn and Allison was pivotal in me securing admission offers and scholarships from Booth, Kellogg, and Stern Business Schools.

From our very first interaction, the energy and meticulousness that Kathryn and Allison brought to the admissions process amazed me. I initially had no idea what I wanted to do with my MBA, but Horatiu and Allison helped me explore careers that interested me and then craft a narrative based on it. I also had no practice in writing for almost a decade so I needed a lot of hand holding that Allison graciously offered. By the end, I was able to independently write my essays that got me an interview from the Wharton EMBA program.

In the middle of my application process, I had a family issue followed by my own illness, which prevented me from working on my applications. Throughout the challenges, the team was always empathetic and supportive of me that helped me get back on my feet successfully.

I also found the application process in itself to be incredibly enlightening. The deep self-reflections that Allison and Kathryn guided me through while writing my essays helped me develop a clarity of purpose and confidence in my own abilities. It has helped me take better charge of my career and perform outstandingly well in my current role.

Square One truly feels like a family that helped me improve continually and I highly recommend working with them.

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