Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Consulting/Mobility Strategy
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 720 (V:40 Q: 49)
Undergraduate GPA: 3.60/4.00
Admitted to: INSEAD, Kellogg, Tuck, Wharton-Lauder
Service Type: Premium Need-based
Making the choice to apply to business school is a hard decision to make. It is not always clear why you should go, when to apply, or even if you should apply all together. While most MBA advisors would encourage you to apply to generate business, Kathryn and the team at square one prep actually helped guide me through this decision, spending many hours discussing where I wanted to take my career and how business school could help me get there. When I felt that in 2021 I wasn’t ready to apply, they supported my decision and allowed me to defer working with them by a year and this is what I think makes them so great, they adapt their working style and support to each candidate. Whether it was Kathryn and Horatiu helping me craft my career narrative or Cindy my advisor working on each essay, they all took the time to get to know me and help craft a story that was true to me and my goals.
As a result of their continuous and tailored support, I was admitted to 4 schools, Kellogg, Wharton, Tuck, and INSEAD all schools based on my resume and prior academic experience were likely reach schools! I definitely could not have achieved this without the Square One Team.