Status: First-time applicant
Pre-MBA industry: IT
Years of experience at time of matriculation: 11
GMAT/GRE score: 690
Undergraduate GPA: Top 25%
Admitted to: EMBA-Global (Columbia-London Business School)
I talked with several admissions outfits before choosing Square One. Their personal touch, starting with how I didn’t feel like they were trying to sell me during my free consultation and they didn’t tell me when my 30 minutes was up (yes, other firms did!), was a good start. But what sold me on them was that the company owner stayed in touch with me over the next year, not to sell me, mind you, but to make sure I was doing my GMAT preparations and attending information sessions. Not once did she pressure me. In fact, she talked so honestly with me that we discussed whether I needed to go to business school at all. Choosing Square One was an easy and brilliant decision on my part!
Because of them, despite my ADHD personality and very demanding job, I stayed on track, got a strong GMAT score (which I admit I felt more compelled to study for because I didn’t want to let Square One down, if you can believe that!), and put together an application that was heaps better than what I could have done on my own. I now know myself so much better after having gone through this process – what drives me, why I do what I do, what I really want to do in the future, and what it will take to get there. Answers I mistakenly thought I knew the answers to until I started working with Square One.
I start my programme soon and owe these happy times as well as my future success to Square One!