Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Civil Engineering
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 7
GMAT/GRE score: 710
Undergraduate GPA: 13/20
Graduate GPA: 14/20
Admitted to: IMD, INSEAD
I must say that investing in a partnership with Square One Prep was without any doubt one of the best decisions I ever made. My main objective on this partnership with SOP, and with Kathryn Lucas specifically, was to have someone keeping my focused as I was starting a new project and had recently moved to a new country. I didn’t know I needed as much strategic and editorial help until I began to see Kathryn’s edits to my work, starting with my CV and going all the way through to my final essay! I never thought that the quality of my profile and applications would reach such a high level as they did. The commitment to our goals, the rhythm of work imposed, the discipline and the constant challenges that Kathryn “surgically” created during the process were impressive and can only illustrated what an enormous expert she is in this kind of process.
We, I mean I, ended up getting offers from 2 of the 3 business schools we applied to, INSEAD and IMD. I say we because it was such a team effort. With the third application, LBS, considering my profile as a civil engineer and the fact that we applied in the final round, I must say that reaching the waiting list was in fact a achievement by itself. Therefore, the experience of working with SOP can be resumed to one word: priceless.
Thank you so much.