Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: Financial Analysis
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 5
GMAT/GRE score: 710
Undergraduate GPA: 3.35/4.00
Admitted to: McCombs
It was really the initial consultation and the follow-up that sealed the deal for me to work with Square One Prep. In our first conversation, they did not pressure me to sign on with them or to apply right away. Rather, they encouraged me to take a step back, get prepared, and figure out my own timeline for applying to business school. The owner checked in periodically to see where I was with my GMAT studying and general pre-application prep, but never pestered. She really showed that she wanted me to make the right decision to apply on my own terms.
My biggest concern in applying was the seemingly incongruous nature of my past work experiences. I come from a background that included economics/finance education and work in the telecommunications and mortgage industries and I didn’t know where to begin in explaining this.
When I signed on with Square One, I couldn’t afford full service, so I worked with them on my resume, as the owner explained that if my resume wasn’t strong, the admissions officers wouldn’t make it to my essays and LORs. They then drew out both connections and strengths in my experiences and truly helped me craft my story. They were very direct with their guidance and edits. My resume would be nowhere near the quality it is today without their help. The work put in on my resume paid dividends when I wrote my goals essays and when I went to my interviews – as I was able to tell my story with continuity and conviction.
Thank you Square One Prep – with your help I’m now heading to McCombs!