Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Strategy Consulting/Entrepreneurship
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 710
Undergraduate GPA: 3.7/4.3
Admitted to: Booth, Fuqua, Kellogg, McCombs
When I decided to pursue an MBA, I really had no idea where to start. How many schools should I apply to? What schools should I apply to? What makes a strong application? How should I frame my career story? Was my GMAT score good enough? Without a strong network of people who had attended U.S. MBA programs, I knew I needed help.
Square One Prep worked with me step by step to make sure I was successful and felt good about the materials I ultimately submitted for my applications. Starting with the initial assessment, my consultant was always honest and open with me about where I was strong, where I was weak, and how she would work with me to amplify and mitigate aspects of my story to help me best tell my story to admissions committees. She also never hesitated to tell me when I needed to get going to meet the deadlines I had set for myself. Not only do I strongly believe that the applications I put together were my best due in no small part to my consultant, I know for a fact that I couldn’t have completed the sheer number that I did without her help. I was working under a compressed schedule to apply to 8 programs in round 2, starting in November. Although I didn’t work with Square One on all 8, my consultant was always open to bouncing ideas around for the other schools I was working on solo. She was a true partner in the admissions process.
Ultimately, my admissions success speaks for itself: I was accepted at 4 programs, and received scholarship offers at 3 of the schools. Thank you Square One for helping me reach my goal to attend a top MBA program.